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Anonymous

I had plantar warts on my right foot for years. They were not painful, but precluded me from getting pedicures as the skin around the warts would blow up when in hot water. It was gross. I tried sea and epsom salt treatments and shaving the area. It helped but didnt cure it. I purchased neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair night moisturizer for my face. In a random twist of things, i started putting it on my warts. THEY ALL DIED AND SLOUGHED OFF IN UNDER TWO WEEKS. So i got an awesome face cream and great feet. I later learned the cream has retinol, which is sometimes prescribed for plantar warts.

Addi

Thyme oil got rid of my wart in 2 weeks!

I had a plantar wart on my foot, on the balls of my foot, right below my pinkie toe. I have been tackling it for about 6 months and have tried so many things to no avail, until i landed on this site and tried one of the remedies. THYME OIL.I just pulled out that ugly wart and am in the process of recovering right now. It took 2 weeks to get here and the result was short of miraculous. Here's the brief history and my previous failed attempts. If you want to skip tot the good stuff, go to the last two paragraphs, I don't want to bore you with my long story :).

In the beginning, when I first noticed the wart, (which I thought was a callus or a corn) I tried the Dr. Scholls - CLEAR AWAY pads (40% Salicylic Acid). I first cut the disk to the size of my wart and applied it for a few weeks. That didn't work our very well, it just bore a small hole in my foot and the wart grew back. So then, I decided to use the disk (the circular medicated pad) at the original size without cutting it, well that didn't work either coz it just damaged my skin around the wart and still didn't get rid of it.

So I went to a podiatrist and he told me to try duct tape before we looked at other alternatives. I did that (covering the wart with duct tape and changing every few days, soaking and scraping off dead skin with each change) for about 8 weeks before I started getting frustrated by the lack of progress. I did some research on the web and discovered that I can use APPLE CIDER VINEGAR on the wart and cover it with the duct tape, change it every 5 days and i should see a result in 5 weeks. I tried that, and in the beginning it did work. It slowly softened my skin around the wart so i was able to scrape off the dead skin and expose the wart more and more.

But then, all of a sudden, the wart started growing back, and this time it spread to two more spots. I was so frustrated i was close to tears. It was so painful to walk on and now there's two more to deal with. I panicked and decided to do one more Internet research and landed on this site.

I decided to try something i haven't tried before, so I went with Thyme oil. I saw two posts that swore it was very quick and effective so I decided to give it a try. In a matter of 2 weeks, my big wart was completely out, my smaller one is on its way to hell and the one that was just sprouting up is nowhere to be found. I AM SO EXCITED AND THANKFUL TO THOSE WHO SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCE ON THIS SITE.

So, ok, down to the details. Here's what I did. I would first soak my feet and scrape away some of the dead tissue. Then I'd cut off a little piece of cotton and soak it in the thyme oil, spread it out into a little flat layer that i used to cover my wart completely. They I'd cover it with duct tape and leave it for 24 hours. (I used a larger piece of duct tape to make sure it would cover the wart and stay on, sometimes I'd add another piece over top to secure it). After 24 hours i'd remove the duct tape (you'll notice that the sticky part of the duct tape is almost melted and stuck to your foot, don't panic, you can easily remove that using the same oil, just soak a little piece of cotton in the oil and rub the sticky stuff off your foot). Once I've cleaned it and got rid of the stickiness, I would soak my feet again and repeat the process. I didn't use a pumice stone to flake away some of the dead skin around the wart, just because, instead I flaked it off with my nails (I know this is kind of risky because you might spread the wart even further by doing this. And I was scared of that so when i'm done dealing with my foot, I'd wash and dry my hands and put a drop of Thyme oil on my fingers, also right under my nails too)

The result – wart stopped spreading, It was less and less painful, and it started coming to the surface more and more, until I finally plucked it out. Just to stay on the safe side, I'll keep using the Thyme oil until all traces of the wart are gone and my foot completely recovers.

Thomas

Hello everyone. These remedies work well, but no one here seems to know exactly why. So I thought I would share.

Acidic applications like Apple Cider Vinegar, Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, etc. work because the level of acidy causes the skin to produce new skin cells faster than normal – which is faster than the virus can infect new cells. Eventually it will push the roots the virus has caused to the surface.

Duct Tape and similar items work because the rubber adhesive used stimulates the body’s immune system to attack the virus deeper in the layers of skin than it would normally be able to reach. It has little to do with restricting oxygen (lower skin cells get oxygen from the blood, surface skin cells are dead and have no oxygen needs) although the additional irritation trapped moisture causes to the skin may help. Tape that uses acrylic or other adhesive is found to be of little benefit so be sure to avoid clear duct tape.

Anonymous

I just want to really recommend apple cider vinegar to anyone with plantar warts. I've had plantar warts since I can remember--I had one big one as a little kid, and they very slowly throughout the years spread all over my foot. I'm an adult now and I had been dealing with very embarrassing mosaic plantar warts (a huge cluster) on my right foot. This summer I finally decided to try a home remedy and I am AMAZED at how well apple cider vinegar worked. It also did NOT hurt me at all. I soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar, mixed with a little water, for 15 minutes each night before bed, and then soaked some cotton balls in the ACV and duct taped them onto my warts for the night. After a couple nights of this I started to use a large nail file on the warts after I soaked them. This removed some of the warts, but really they mostly fell off/healed on their own eventually, without me even noticing. I only did this remedy for maybe 2 weeks. My foot is completely clear now, and I can't even believe it! I very highly recommend apple cider vinegar.

Anonymous

I just want to really recommend apple cider vinegar to anyone with plantar warts. I've had plantar warts since I can remember--I had one big one as a little kid, and they very slowly throughout the years spread all over my foot. I'm an adult now and I had been dealing with very embarrassing mosaic plantar warts (a huge cluster) on my right foot. This summer I finally decided to try a home remedy and I am AMAZED at how well apple cider vinegar worked. It also did NOT hurt me at all. I soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar, mixed with a little water, for 15 minutes each night before bed, and then soaked some cotton balls in the ACV and duct taped them onto my warts for the night. After a couple nights of this I started to use a large nail file on the warts after I soaked them. This removed some of the warts, but really they mostly fell off/healed on their own eventually, without me even noticing. I only did this remedy for maybe 2 weeks. My foot is completely clear now, and I can't even believe it! I very highly recommend apple cider vinegar.

Anonymous

Tea Tree Oil worked for me guys.

Was initially looking for Thyme but didn't manage to find it where I am.
Tried everything else, freezing, self surgery, Salicylic acid. All to no avail.

Over night the tea tree oil reduced the white swollen skin around it to almost normal skin color. Never felt so happy in my life before I swear. Bloody wart plagued me for months.

Took me about 2 weeks to recover. I thought the entire thing would drop out on its own, reading from other remedies, but didn't really happen so I cut and peeled the rest of it out after the skin started to look normal.

Good luck guys. Hope this helps.

Ann

Noticed a small bubble type thing under my big toe right in the crease around January. I only noticed it because walking made it feel like I had a piece of glass or a splinter. Left it alone figuring it would push its self out but instead the pain went from annoying to me hardly being able to walk. Searched online for a diagnosis and low and behold all signs point to a plantar wart. I tried ACV the first 3 weeks. One cotton ball soaked and duct taped to my foot overnight and another fresh one during the day. The only thing that seemed to do was make it bigger. Sure it turned white and I would scrape daily to keep it neat and clean but nothing else happened for 3 whole weeks. Next thing I tried was the Dr. Scholls maximum strength discs for plantar warts. Used the whole box as directed which was a 12 week treatment with the same results as the ACV. I gave my foot a break for two weeks because the salicyclic acid from the Dr. Scholls treatment damaged the surrounding healthy tissue as well as the infected area of my skin. My final attempt before sucking it up and going to the doctor was Thyme Oil. I saw it mentioned a few times on here but never paid any mind to it. I went to Whole Foods and purchased organic red thyme oil. Pricing it the day before online I was expecting to pay between 8- 10 bucks and I kid you not my jaw hit the floor when I went to the cash register and had to fork over 22 dollars for a 5ml bottle. When I arrived home I soaked my foot in hot water mixed with epsom salt and antibacterial soap for about 15 mins then I used a pumice to loosen up some dead skin, dried my foot and put two drops of oil directly on the wart and slapped a band aid on it. Everyone has different reactions to the oil but within the hour my wart felt like it was on fire. I took an aspirin and went to bed. Next morning I put two more drops and a fresh bandage. The next day I noticed I could wiggle my big toe without any pain, something I haven't been able to do in months. For the next 3 weeks I would apply 2-4 drops a day. I'm sure if I had kept it up twice a day it wouldn't have taken so long but I'm happy to report I am wart free. The first two weeks was just a lot of scraping of dead skin and I thought perhaps it wasn't working but then I started noticing a lot more pink healthy patches of skin underneath what I was picking off. By the third week it was mostly gone and I finished scraping off what I hope is the last of the dead skin today. It's like the oil sunk in and pushed the wart out from the inside. If you don't mind the price then I would suggest Thyme Oil to anyone. After 2 days it didn't burn anymore and though the smell is strong it's not unpleasant. Also, the oil would sometimes roll down my foot and it did not have any effect on my healthy skin, not even a tingle. Good luck everyone.

Kevin

I had a planters wart, that turned into two for about 1 year, my friend told me that his friend had a planter's wart and the only thing that worked was VITAMIN E-CREAM APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE WART. I bought a cheap jar from the dollar store and it worked. Use a q-tip to apply so you don't infect your cream, put a gauze or band aid over the area. Do this daily and religiously all day and night. It should be noticeably gone in 3-4 days. Keep treating till it is all gone.

Anonymous

My daughter had a cluster of plantar warts (the size of a 50 cent piece), along with several on her toes. We tried over the counter products with no change. We went to the podiatrist and she had several painful injections which helped a small amount. Next to try was a prescription cream with a co-pay of over $200!!! Not much change and before I refilled it, I found this site. I put gorilla glue on the wart area-it sorta of foamed up a bit. I then wrapped in duct tape and she kept the foot dry for 48 hours. Repeated these steps for 1 week only and her foot is completely and painlessly healed!!! After more than one year, only normal skin!! I am so happy found thus site. Thanks

Anonymous

I tried red thyme oil and after 2 weeks it is gone. I used a pumice stone to remove the dead skin then dug at it a little with tweezers until I could see the hair-like root. I dropped undiluted red thyme oil on it and it practically pushed out the root. I trimmed the remaining dead skin and added one more drop before going to sleep. I repeated the process of digging and de-rooting once more a few days later after noticing it had not gone away. Every day I shower morning and night, scrub with a pumice stone and apply a few drops of the thyme oil before putting on a sock. I wanted to share with you all. After reading about all the remedies, this one worked for me. I got to my wart fairly early. I started treatment after only one month of having it.

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