April 2012: I write because twice I have had plantars warts on the bottom of my foot. 1st time the dermatologist frozen-surgically removed it, took 2-3 weeks of hobbling around in pain, changing the dressing, etc., but after all that hassle, wart came back. Dr. tried acid, but that didn't work. Then he tried electric arc, and that didn't work. Finally, I just decided to slice off the top of wart every few weeks, when the callused skin built up uncomfortably. I used a cotton ball, sterile pad or tissue dipped in rubbing alcohol and cleaned a one-sided razor and the wart itself, then used the razor, careful not to cut so far down that it would bleed much or at all from the pinpoint seed-like dots you see. Occasionally I'd have to put a bandage on it until the bleeding stopped overnight. Months later, the wart went away by itself. A year or two later, I got a plantars wart on another part of the bottom of my foot, and this time, decided simply to slice off callused skin as it developed, as above. Did that for about a 18 mos. to 2 years. Then, suddenly, wart disappeared on its own. I know you'll hear a lot of naysayers, oh it's so unsafe, etc., etc., but I suggest the foregoing is one method that has worked twice for me to control the growth around a wart (so it's not uncomfortable to walk on), until such times that the wart has eventually disappeared on its own.
Forget all these old wives tales, have your Dr. Give glutaraldehyde. It takes a few.weeks but the oil neutralizes the HPV virus. No virus no wart
Believe it or not, I had a wart the size of a quarter for about five years or so. Zapped it at least half a dozen times by the doc. A friend of my father told me that she would buy my wart. Laughingly I sold it to her for a quarter, about the size of the darn thing, right. She told me that in order for this to work, I had to believe in it. Sure, why not? I said to myself. And what followed afterwards, I swear on both my childrens' heads, after a week it started to diminish in size and by the third week, well you can guess the rest. So take this with whatever grain of salt you wish, but hey, if all else fails, try this out. It worked for ME, so who knows, right?
When I was 11 I got a plantars wart (after being confirmed by my mother who also has one). I guessed after researching what causes them, that you an pick them up from unsanitary floors or being barefoot, that I got mine from the floor of the locker room of my school. However, to cure mine, I simply took:
*1x Alcohol Pad
*1x Bottle of Hyd. Perox.
*1x Circular Band-Aid
(OPTIONAL) 1x Medical Tape
I took the alcohol pad and cleaned the surrounding area on my foot, then, I dipped the end of the Q-Tip in the Hyd. Perox. and applied it to the wart. Then, I took the circular band-aid and applied it to the wart. Then to suffocate it further, I applied medical tape over the band-aid. Now this next part may seem a bit weird, but I took a magnifier lens and I concentrated sunlight onto the wart after I dressed it with band-aids. I did it until It got warm, then I stopped. I did this 5 times for a week.
The inside of the wart had turned black and started to fall out. I washed my hands thouroughly and pulled out the black part with very little pain.
HOPE THIS HELPS, IT WORKED FOR ME :)
Thanks to all the posts here. If I had them earlier I would have been able to find a remedy for the plantar wart sooner.
Last May I found I had a painful corn-like thing on the sole of my foot. I tried all kinds of off the shelf remedies including the salicylic acid treatment and dr scholl's pads etc. Nothing worked and it got worse. There was a terrible stinging pain every time I walked. By October it was unbearable. I avoided walking. Sometimes the pain would shoot all the way up my leg. I met a podiatrist who said it was a plantar wart and said there was no real cure for it, and he recommended the same salicylic acid treatment or a laser surgery and charged quite a bit to shave it off to reduce the pain temporarily. It subsided for a week or so but it became more painful by December. I heard there was no treatment. I then came across this site, and started the treatments one by one. I started the banana peel first, but that made it bigger and white and was very slow and painful. After two weeks of the peel treatment, I tried the apple cider treatment which was very painful and I could not sleep at times, but it started turning the wart brownish, but not black. It was still getting bigger and I had another smaller wart in the same area now. I kept applying a cotton ball soaked in apple cider every night and removing it in the morning, but decided to try the garlic treatment for a change. I started seeing results, but it was not overnight. The center of the warts started turning black, it was still painful. It started peeling but not fully cured even after three weeks. The skin seemed to be rising to the top. I would apply fresh garlic paste and put bandage, and leave it overnight or for a day sometimes. After a month of this, the whole area about the size of a dime, was peeling but the edges were still very painful. After about six weeks, the pain subsided. The area kept healing on its own after that. Try the remedy that suits you best, if it is not apple cider, it could be garlic. Also have a healthy diet and nutrition, it seems to have helped. Good luck and thanks to this forum!
So first off id like to just thank everyone for your tips I hope to soon have the same type of story. I have two of these monsters on my right foot one on my heel and one in the middle of my arch I have been workin at them for a long time its been so long I can't remember how long I've been tryin to get rid of these things I have tried just about everything acv, freezin, duct tape, gg, nail polish, digging and cutting at it compond w taking lysine and a multi vitm tryin to boost my ammune system to maybe help fight this war I'm in with these things cause make no mistake that's what it is and it seems the longer you've had them the deeper and harder it is to get rid of them I've had these plantar warts for maybe 5-6 years so its had lots of time to grow and get worse and I wish I would have takin it more serious before it got to this point where I'm running out of ideas of how or what to do I started by tryin compond w and tryin cut it out and keep it covered with either duct tape or some kinda water proof tape and even during the treatment of compond w it would grow back and it seemed to be stronger than before so I started using acv and holy cow that stuff hurts I do think it helps and works but don't keep it on or soak it more than maybe an hr at a time maybe less cause its very painful and once it starts to burn there's nothin you can do to make it go away just have to wait it out and take a couple asprin to try and get through that tourcher but after a few days of doin that it started turning black and I was excited thought finally some kinda change maybe its workin kept at it for a few more weeks twice a day I tried to soak it as long as I could before it would start being so so painful I take some tweezers and take all the black out as much as I could until I couldn't see anymore soak it again and more black would keep popin up like I didn't even do anything so I read one of these articals and it talked about mixin vitm c with the compond w and another one where they used acv until the black little seeds popped up and then soaked it in rubbin alco and hydr proxide and it would dry up and kill the wart so I made up my own little mixture I'm not recommendin this but I put some acv, rubbin alc, hydr proxide, some liquid compond w some epson salt crushed a multi vit and lysine mixed it real good to make a crazy little paste of wart killer and honestly when id use just one thing like the acv or compond w it would burn like crazy but this didn't burn at all and seems to be workin better than anything I've tried and I have tried it all I take my little cocktail of stuff soak a cotton ball tape it over my wart with some duct tape and twice a day once in the mornin and one at night and in between ill put gorila glue to keep it air tight and some what protected and it seems like when I take the gg off it pulls out some of the black little seeds I still try to dig some of it out but I trully don't know how deep I should go or if I should even dig at it at all and just try to let it be cause now it looks like a round little ball with the black around it but it doesn't look like good healthy skin it kinda weird looks like I should pull it out but its way painful so I don't know what to do. I'm sorry this is kinda long but I feel the more everyone share's about there own story the better chance you can find a remedy that will work for you cause I don't think its just one thing that works and different things work for different people but hopefully together we can beat these little monsters cause they are tough and it takes a lot of time and pain and if anyone can give me any other ideas I'm open to suggestions cause I'm sure tired of workin on them and id love to have a remedy to tell you how I got rid of them but I'm still workin on it good luck to everyone that has these stupid things I wouldn't wish these on my worst enemy
When I was in high school and college I had plantar warts on my heal. I tried surgery, freezing, a series of small pox vaccinations (that was 1972), the acid. Then one summer I turned into a no meat diet and they magically disappeared. Fast forward 15 years..my daughter developed the warts on her toes. I read an article about vitamin A being used for plantar warts. Soak the affected area in the tub and use a pumice stone to roughen the warts. Then get a vitamin A capsule (1000 meq) and pierce it with a pin. Apply the vitamin A oil into the wart. Repeat this daily or more than once a day if you have time. After a week or more (depending on the size of the wart) you will notice a dark black spot. That is the wart dying!! Soon it will disappear or fall out. The trick is to find a treatment that goes into the 'roots' of the wart. Ten percent of the wart is on the surface and 90% is underneath. Surgery and freezing do not reach the network of virus under the skin. In my case it only caused more warts to develop around the original site. Please try the vitamin A method. It makes more sense to me than duck tape.
My 18 year old daughter has extensive plantar warts on both feet. She recently completed 7 months of painful treatment - injections, shaving, freezing, etc. After all that pain, the warts seemed as if they were gone. She went to Costa Rica for two weeks on school trip and notice upon return that the warts were worse than ever. She was absolutely devistated.
I then found this website and began treatment three days ago with apple cider vinegar. I can already see that the warts are dissolving. It's amazing and we are truly hopeful for the first time that this ugly problem will be solved!
When I was 12 I noticed a wart growing at the bottom of my foot. I tried salicylic acid and other over-the-counter products which didn't work. I ended up just learning to live with it and trying to hide it from most people. It slowly spread and small warts popped up here and there. About an year ago, the main wart started getting bigger with smaller warts clustering around it. I still put it off until about two weeks ago. Finally, I decided I wanted to start getting rid of it because I wanted to start practicing yoga and having warts all over my foot just wouldn't do. So here goes...
Basically, I googled plantar wart remedies and found this website and decided to use what was most convenient for me and what seemed most effective from most of your posts.
Night: Piece of cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar with cayenne pepper placed directly on the wart with a waterproof bandaid to cover and bandaged up with sports tape.
Day: White nail polish painted over the wart and bandaged with sports tape.
I repeated this process for about two weeks...
Comments: After 2-3 nights of the apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper treatment, I started feeling burning sensations in and around the wart area. As much as I could, I would use an emery board mainly in the shower at first to remove dry skin. The skin around the wart became dead and completely white. There were some day especially during week two that it was slightly painful to walk and put pressure on my heel where the wart was. The black roots came up during the second week. I just continued the procedure and about a week and a half in, I was able to scrape out most of the black roots. And, just yesterday, I used the emery board to remove a lot of the white dead skin left and realized that the wart was gone because whatever skin was underneath the black roots was level with the skin of the rest of my heel. It's still a bit sensitive to pressure because it seems that the layer of skin in the area where the wart was is still thin and healing.
Thanks guys for all your help! A 14-year wart gone in two weeks with faith and persistence. Hope you all have success in removing yours.
Plantar warts are thickenings of the skin layer called epidermis.This is cvaused by a virus HPV. So it doesnt mean we should get scared.
First take a water heater nd heat it until it steams out. Use a long stick of about 20cm with one end of it covered by medical cotton. Dip the end covered with cotton into the steaming water which will be poured ito a cup.Then pace the dipped cotton on the warts for around 10 seconds. It might be painful for some but do resist it.Repeat it 10 mints 3 times each day.The wart resolves by itself. A black necrotic part appears after some weeks and falls off.
Be healthy and thanks for this website which helps many.