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Apple Cider Vinegar!! Yeah thats it.

Stuff to pick up
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
2. Cotton Balls
3. Scholl Corn protection foam pads
4. Leukoplast or some medical adhesive tape.
5. Voveran/Diclofenac/Pain Killers.
6. Q-tip
7. Surgical Scalpel - No 11
8. Latex glove
9. Surgical Spirit
10. Pumice stone

This method will take atleast a week but will fix the wart for good. I had this plantar wart under my foot right below the toe. It was a real PIA!. I went to doc and she prescribed duofilm to be coated on the wart till it softens, i tried this for a month but no use. Then told me to put calus cap on it, tried that for a week and burnt all the healthy tissue around the wart but no change for the VIP on my leg. So finally found this website, i dont have words to thank the people who suggested the ACV treatment. It works and really well. But be ready to take some serious burning. This is what i followed.

1. Use the latex glove always as these wart have tendencies to spread.
2. Use surgical spirit to clean the entire area and remove all the dirt around the wart.
3. Use the pumice stone to scrub the wart, no need to make it bleed and all.
4. Put the corn protection foam on the wart so that the wart is visible through the center hole on the foam, this is to protect the healthy tissue around the wart.
5. Use the q-tip to put some ACV on the wart.
6. Soak a cotton ball small enuf to fit the hole in the foam pad.
7. Put some adhesive tape to put the foam pad in place and also the cotton ball.

Repeat this procedure for 3 days, Have the pain killers if you cant bear the pain.

On the 3rd day, You will see black lines on the wart and yellowish white ring around the wart.

1. Use the surgical scalpel ( Be very careful ) to extract the wart from the core part, if it pains wait for one or two days with the ACV stuff. Do not go very deep as well. But do as it goes.
2. Continue the ACV for atleast 6-7 days.
3. Now that you have hole under ur feet and have made sure all those warty tissue is gone, use some topical antibiotic cream and some gauze to be pushed in to the hole and bandaid it.
4. Continue this until the hole is fully filled up with healthy tissue.

:) walla!! u r wart free and free to run around.

Couple of things which i learnt from this.

1. Do not roam around in common places which are wet, without a slipper or shoe.
2. If you are using a common shower make sure u wear a shoe.
3. Over the counter medicines such as corn cap, callus cap, salicilic acid are useless.

PS: Always use latex glove to touch or do anything on the wart. Do not let it spread.


I picked up a plantar wart near my heel - on the outside edge of my foot - after a visit to the local swimming baths/pool about a year ago. A doctor confirmed this was a plantar wart.

Ever since this, I have waged war against this irksome growth. I completely understand those people on this forum who get a little obsessed by trying to destroy their plantar wart(s). I know I have been.

Unlike the careless idiots who just wander about barefoot, spreading the virus, I have always been extremely careful about not spreading it further. If you're reading this and have a plantar wart, please pay other people the same courtesy!

So, I started out with buying a home freezing kit here in Australia for close to $20. It made absolutely no difference at all.

Next, I bought some of those Dr Scholl stickers with an acid adhesive. This did make the plantar wart smaller, but they fell off all the time, or stuck to a good part of my foot, thereby damaging healthy skin!

After I found this forum, I tried the much exalted apple cider vinegar (ACV) method. Unfortunately, I can't claim any great success with this. I filed the wart down with an emory board, soaked some cotton swabs with ACV, and then wrapped with duct tape. I kept at it for close to two months, and, yes, the wart would turn black, but I'm wondering if this isn't just the colour of the vinegar when it dries on the skin/wart. The skin around the wart became very soft and painful, but the wart didn't seem to mind all that much. When I stopped, it just grew back.

Next, whilst overseas, I purchased some 'Verrufilm' which basically seals the wart in a flexible membrane of salicylic acid (5%). This certainly cut the wart down to size. However, I continued this remedy for possibly 6-8 weeks until I decided I'd had enough of filing, picking and applying different substances to this thing! I opted to simply let the wart grow back so I could show it to another doctor to have it cut out. However, it hasn't grown back!

I think what I have learned from all this is that no single solution is necessarily going to work, as it's really down to your immune system to defeat the virus. Interestingly, when I started taking higher levels of vitamin C, a garlic supplement, and a multi-vitamin with zinc, in addition to applying the 'Verrufilm', my immune system was given a much-needed boost.

Anyway, my short answer would be to take some vitamin supplements to boost your immune system as well as one of the methods suggested on this forum. The very fact you have a plantar wart at all would suggest that your immune system may be a little weak currently (possibly getting too many late nights, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, stressed out... etc.). In any case, the vitamins certainly won't hurt in your war against the wart!

Good luck!


I've had a plantar wart the size of a dime on the side of my big toe for about a year and a half. Initially I went to the doctor who recommended salicylic acid. After about a month of failure, the wart came back bigger so I went back to the doctor. It was then frozen off with liquid nitro. This also did not work. On the advice from my GP, I purchased the Dr. Scholls home Freeze off kit. After 3 applications, the wart just kept getting bigger. Then I found this website (and several others).
I started using a combination of white vinegar on a cotton ball taped on tight, and taking 800mg of Tagament (2 doses of 400mg) per day. When I get our of the shower in the mornings, I clean the warts with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to dry them out. Then I re-apply the vinegar, and do the same thing every night before I go to bed. It burns and throbs like crazy and actually woke me up every several hours while I was asleep.
After 48 hours, the wart started to get smaller, and had these black squiggly lines in the center, and a large white ring around the outside. I took a disposable emery board and tried to remove some of the dead skin, and continued with the vinegar treatment.
It's been 4 days now and this morning the wart was completely black! It still hurts, but not nearly as bad. It is nearly flat to my foot, and totally looks like it's working. I'll continue with the vinegar treatment and post back when it falls off. I'm seriously impressed, and actually optimistic that this is working!!


i tried acv & duct tape combo for 2 months,
the effect is just tickling the virus.
i tried nail polish remover, clear nail polish &
duct tape combo, now the virus is rotting.
what you should do, 1.)soak the wart in nail polish
remover for about 20 to 30 minutes only enough to
fill the infected area, after soaking, your feet
will really get dry ready for next step. 2.)get an
emery board to file the wart, feel free to file
until you will see blood, stop filing, don't touch
the wart as this is contagious, you might end up
having a wart in your finger, this means you already
hit the head. 3.)now polish the wart with a clear
nail polish, enough to cover the entire wart, let it
dry. 4.)after drying the polish, cover it with duct
tape, enough to keep it dry for at least 2 days,
cover your foot with any plastic wrap when taking a
bath. Repeat the process every 2 days until there is
no blood coming out in the wart area. What you're
doing here is suffocating the virus cause it needs
oxygen and keeping away from skin moisture for it to
survive. Hope this helps. Now i'm only treating 1
small wart after having almost 10.


I was sharing a shower with others in a house I used to live in. One of the occupants came to me one day and asked me if I knew of how to get rid of a plantar wart. I didn't even know what one was though it was apparent it grew on the bottom of the foot. Months later, I noticed what I thought was a splinter in my right foot and due to exhaustion, I kept putting off tending to it as I didn't feel it sometimes. Finally, I got someone to look at it and they said that it looked like a wart. Then came the research about it. I was glad I didn't pick at it before and was determined to get rid of this wart on the bottom of my foot even though it was very small. I wasn't happy about it because it meant I too now had to be careful not to go barefeet anywhere as I may give it to someone. I went overseas very shortly after and due to (long story) I couldn't see any medical expert about it because they couldn't speak English anyway. I tried for months, in between tears and anger, the following to get rid of them: apple cider vinegar, brown vinegar, white vinegar, toothpaste, banana peel, duct tape (useless because it didn't stay on) salt, iodine, nail polish, nail polish remover, white out and probably a few other things. None of it worked. I was furious and by this time, one plantar wart became two and then it spread causing me to have a plantar wart on the bottom of my left foot, then I think I got another wart on my right foot. Great. What now? I began to quite hate the person who ignorantly used to walk around barefoot everywhere in the house not bothering to tell me that he had something contagious on the bottom of his foot. I felt a bit like a leper. Finally I returned to my own country and tried to see a specialist who wasn't in and so I saw the doctor who prescribed a very expensive cream for me that could have been dangerous. I threw the script away and soon after, came across someone's site where they were explaining in general the following, which made sense to me so I tried my own slightly different version of their instructions. First I must say that months before, I noted almost by accident that when my feet were enclosed for long periods of time, my skin almost looked like it was suffocating (under my feet) and the plantar warts really rose up and looked quite scary to me. I wasn't sure what to do so I'd let my feet 'air' as much as I could. (Wrong.) Ok - here's the method, and it WILL work because it makes sense AND it worked for me. Close to a miracle. Duct tape doesn't work because it's NOT STRONG ENOUGH and continues to let air in to allow that stinking plantar wart to breathe! You've really got to suffocate it. Go to the Chemist or Pharmacy or Drug Store and buy some ATHLETIC TAPE. It's very STRONG bandaid that's on a roll. The one I bought was also called Sportsplast and they sell it on I think the name is. The tape I bought was wide and a brown type colour. You cut about four or five inches across (maybe 15cm across) and basically on your clean foot, you simply put that 'tough as nails and concrete' bandaid onto the bottom of your foot - making sure to COVER entirely the plantar wart/s. This particular bandaid has NO GAUZE on it. You DON'T NEED gauze on it. It's very tough. You can even take a shower with it on and it won't come off. I left my first bandaid on for about 7-10 days. I really felt like it was making a difference. Then I slowly ripped it off. Didn't hurt, just felt a bit weird. I saw a DIFFERENCE! It looked like it was receding - going away/healing. Ok, what the bandaid does is, not only is it SUFFOCATING the plantar warts, apparently it is causing them to have NOWHERE to go. Remember, when they suffocated on my foot before, they rose to the top of the skin and looked even worse. This is the plantar wart PANICING!! Now, when the bandaid has enclosed around and over the plantar wart, the plantar wart tries to get air and when it can't get it, it PANICS causing - wait for it - your IMMUNE SYSTEM to notice something funny going on down there. It goes to check it out and finds the foreign entity namely, the plantar warts. What does it do then? The immune system begins to kill the plantar wart because it knows it's a foreign body. Bit by bit, the plantar wart weakens and gets killed off. You start to feel happier. Yes. It's possible, but you must find the bandaid preferably without gauze and as tough as CONCRETE man!! It's got to stick to your foot through hail and storm. I put another fresh lot of tough bandaids on the bottom of my feet again for a further 10 days or something and the plantar warts continued to get even smaller but of course, I had to make sure they were totally gone. Every now and then I felt a sting - probably the virus still trying to set up house down there. I think it was the third or fourth time after taking the bandaid off, I couldn't believe it - when I took the bandaid off, the actual plantar warts came off with the bandaid!! It was like looking at the dead enemy. To make triply sure, I put more bandaid on there. This is totally the cure. Sometimes I put two layers of bandaid on the bottom of my foot, just to make sure. I don't have any stings at this point and my feet are bandaid free but I haven't walked on any floor barefoot yet due to paranoia and always wear jandals in the shower these days. My feet look all clear but after that experience, I don't know when I will walk barefeet on any hard surface anymore as who knows if a teeny-tiny bit of whatever might infect someone else. I'm possibly being paranoid though, but my feet look normal again. You've got to try it - make sure it's REALLY TOUGH STURDY TOUGH AS CONCRETE BANDAID.
This is what was on the website: SPORTSPLAST PREMIUM STRAPPING TAPE.
•Flesh colour.
•Serrated edges.
•13.7 Mtrs (45' 8') length per roll
•For all high stress joint sports strapping needs.
*I don't recommend putting it on the top of your foot as the skin is more sensitive there and will hurt if you try and take it off. Good luck, although you probably won't need it!

Devin Greg

So I have 2 plantars warts on each foot, and the biggest is about the size of a bead, so my case is pretty mild. I read most of the suggestions on this site and decided to try apple cider vinegar and not freeze them off. So I soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then squeeze it onto a band-aid and change them when I wake up and after I shower. When I'm in the shower I put nail polish over them then peel it off after I get off, and it takes a little bit of the wart off everytime. I have been doing this for about 3 days now and have already gotten rid of one! Hope this helps!


I have a lot of plantars on my left foot, I was advised to try the tape method, but I couldn't get it to stay on. Then I had an idea, to super glue the tape into place. I know it sounds crazy but super glue isn't harmful to skin, in fact doctors use it to glue wounds together sometimes. I tore the tape into small squares and glued them over two 'clusters' I have. After about two or three days the tape pieces fall off, normally after a shower, and I then pared back the dead skin and replaced the glue and tape. After two weeks I took the tape off and let them dry out, it looks like they have died, I have no pain from them any more, and the whole process was compleatly mess and pain free. One word of warning, don't put socks on until the glue has dried or you'll glue your socks to your feet!


I used straight tea tree oil for 2 nights, then soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar & water for about an hour, dried it and put a piece of duct tape over the wart & left it there for a week. When the duct tape fell off, the bulk of the wart came with it. Now I have the crater in my foot packed with ACV soaked cotton and hopefully that will take care of anything that's left!

grateful reader

AMAZING!!! That's all I can say about this page. I used a combination of ACV and hyd. peroxide and my wart is gone. After 2 years of discomfort and 9 mos. and 3 freezing from the dr. I decided to look online. I began with 3 days of ACV. On the 4th day i noticed a ridge I could get my fingernail on. As I peeled back the layer I noticed it was bringing up a big section of the wart. There was some pain, but I tore it off. It brought up over 1/2 of the wart. It left a hole and the remaining wart which I then soaked 2-3-4 times a day. After soaking I would apply hyd. peroxide. After that I would follow with ACV. 2 weeks later--just 16 days-- after beginning treatment I believe I am completely wart free. I am running again with no discomfort for the first time in 2 years. Did I say AMAZING. $1200 to the dr. $100 more to the store for compound w and its home freezing cousin. All the time lost. One thing. I used natural/organic ACV. We bough Ma Braggs. I don't know if that made a difference.


I was looking at surgery for a plantars wart on the bottom of my foot and decided to give a rememdy my mom had read in Prevention Magazine. All you do is make a up a bit of paste using red (cayan) pepper and vinegar. Cover is all around w/ a bandaide or tape (so you don't wake up w/ a bed full of red pepper)and sleep in it each night. The seeds of the wart start to turn black and eventually it pretty much will come out in one piece. You can clean off layers each morning if you want to but I don't know if it makes it go away any faster...

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