Every once in a while I get a plantar wart, I suspect from unclean showers. This can be avoid by cleaning your shower and or wearing slippers. But its hard to be diligent all the time.
Last several times I got a plantar wart, I tried a new revolutionary method that just came to me. I know that getting rid of warts in large part is an immune system thing. I figured if I could get my immune system to recognize it it would take care of itself.
So I sterilized a pin and poked myself deep past the wart layer till I could feel some pain. This told me I had reached under the wart. I did this a few more times spaced out over a period of some days. Within a relatively short period of time my wart went away.
Plantar warts can be hard to see accounting for their location, but you can tell they are there as when they get bad enough they start to hurt your foot when you walk. I'm happy to report I'm now pain free. :0)
If you look at the two top remedies listed on EC for warts, you will quickly notice that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Banana Peel sit squarely at the top of the list by a very large margin compared to the next closest treatment. ACV is the clear leader over banana peel, also by a wide margin.
Based on those ratings it is interesting to note that both contain considerable amounts of potassium and lesser amounts of zinc. Both zinc and potassium have studies to show that they are both effective for topical application to warts. In fact On the EC list for warts, if you scroll toward the bottom of the list, you will see zinc listed as a remedy.
Another study proven effective wart destroyer is vitamin D, but it is not listed on EC's list of wart removers and I can understand why. Most people start taking vitamin D for healthful benefits, but understand that those benefits are not likely to be visible and few people take vitamin D for the sole purpose of destroying a wart and consequently if you start taking vitamin D for health benefits and weeks later you realize that a long term wart is just gone, you may not draw a connection between the two events. Vitamin D should also be on EC's list of wart destroyers and it should now be clear that vitamin D may be adjunctive to all of the other wart treatments like zinc and potassium.
One of the mentioned drawbacks to the number one recommended wart remedy on EC, ACV, is that it can burn and generally be irritating. Perhaps this can be avoided by taking vitamin D, Zinc and Potassium orally. In this way you are likely to get rid of the wart plus gain benefit internally from these three supplements as well as prevent the return of the wart or warts. Perhaps even add in the a topical zinc ointment directly to the wart to speed the process up. This method is likely to be very useful for people who tend to get warts frequently!
I did not include any study links to keep this a bit shorter, but there are many studies to confirm the above.
(I'm sorry, I've been a fan of the site for a couple years, and just now have something to add. I'm not sure if this is even how to go about submitting my information, so sorry if it's extra work for someone.)
About 7 years ago I bought a pair of flip-flops from a dollar store and wore them the whole summer. Problem is that the thong portion had a rather nasty plastic seam, which cut my first toe.
My toe healed, and I went about my life. About 2 years later, I discovered what I thought to be a corn on my toe. I'm not one for doctors, so I just let it be. But it grew. And it grew. And it grew. Then it began to spread.
5 years after it's appearance, I went to the doctor for a completely unrelated issue. In passing, I asked the doctor about my 'corn'. He looked at it, said "It'll hurt if I cut it out. " and left.
Turns out it was a humongus nasty ugly plantars wart. Which by the time your site allowed me to discover the grisly fact, it had multiplied to both feet and 3 toes.
Apple cider vineger didn't do a dang thing. Nor did banana peels, peroxide, nail polish, wart removers or duct tape.
I became rather ashamed of my toe. Until recently. When, thanks to my loving boyfriend, I discovered the hot ticket. POTATO PEEL. Yup. You heard right. I took a small peeling of a potato and taped it onto my foot, changing the peel every day.
After 7 years and multiple dime sized warts, my toe looks just as beautiful as it did before I bought those cheap sandals. No pain, no burning, no problems.
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
For warts use a raw potato piece and rub it directly on the wart. It will turn black disappear within days..!!!
Rubbing the cut edge of a fresh white potatoe onto a planters wart on the sole of my daughter's foot about twice a day eliminated the wart within 2 or 3 days.We stored the potatoe we used in the refrigerator in saran wrap and then just cut off a thin slice from the previously cut edge and threw that slice away before rubbing the freshly cut edge on the potatoe. My stepfather, a country barber had heard about this remedy from some farmers in his shop. No pain whatsoever!
I used to have warts on the back of both hands. One day someone said to soak raw potato in white vinegar and then put on wart. Do this for 3-7 days and the wart will come off. It worked great and has for a number of others I have shared with. Make sure the potato covers only the wart or your skin will get burned. Potato only needs to soak for an hour or so
I had hundreds of small warts, on my hands, and fingers. Also plantars warts the size of quarters on the bottom of each foot. I cut a small piece off of the top of a potatoe, and rubbed it on my warts several times a day, or whenever I had the notion. I wrapped the potatoe in cellophane, and put it in the fridge, for the next use. I did this for a few weeks, then one day, to my surprise, I woke up, and ALL of my warts had disappeared. Gone, just like they disappeared overnight.
Radishes used the same as the banana peel get the same results!
This is unbelievable, but I've had as awful wart on my cheek for 14 years!! I actually didn't know what it was for quite sometime, because I was so used to it. I tried Red Wine Vinegar on a cottonball, left it on for 10 hours, and it's already black and shriveled!! Only after 1 day! I'm in shock! It's totally on the outs!!!
I tried EVERYTHING else.... ACV, iodine, freezing, propolis, colloidal silver, banana extract for the wart I had in my left nostril. Inside the nose is a very difficult place to treat since I can't put a banana peel in it and attempting to freeze it was very challenging. (The banana peel trick was the only thing that worked for my daughter's plantar warts.) The only thing that kept it mostly at bay was putting ACV and iodine on it 2-3 time per day. I had done this for around a year's time and if I stopped, the wart would reappear within days.
I recently found a tube of salicylic acid 2% for psoriasis at the dollar store and decided to try it, since I know salicylic acid is a common treatment for warts. So far it has done a great job and my wart is gone. I'm still applying it with a Q-tip 2-3 times per day because I'm so afraid it will come back since I've been dealing with it for so long... but I have a feeling it's gone for good. :)
Hello, I swear my life on this treatment. As a teenager i had only one wart . Really annoying i thought but was able to live with it. Couple of years later though the warts started spreading. You can imagine how embarrassing it was since they became quite visible.
My grandmas sister told me to put salicylic acid and to tomato on the warts and wrap them up. I did that twice a day putting generous amounts of acid on each wart and a peace of tomato. A week latter imagine my surprise THEY WERE GONE!!!!Have not had them since and I can tell you I had tried everything including burning with the really painful liquid nitrogen. It is a bit of a challenge to buy salicylic acid but you can definitely find it online if not in you local pharmacy. Good luck!!!
Remedy to kill plantar wart on foot. Ten years ago my son had a large plantar wart on the bottom of his foot so I decided to play Dr. and see what happened. The remedy I used is to soak the foot in very warm water (for about 15 minutes) right before bed, dry the foot completely, scrape top of wart gently with a knife, apply alcohol and let dry, apply any drugstore wart remover solution and let it dry, apply a bandaid, wrap in duct tape. Leave on until the following night and repeat nightly for six weeks. This remedy cured my sons plantar wart and it never came back! We were amazed. Consistancy is the key for success in using this remedy. This remedy can also be done immediately after the bath. Hope this remedy helps.
I removed a wart with Salicycle Acid found over-the-counter at any drug store. The problem is that the acid creates a callous over the wart so one must continually wear down the callous and wart using a callous file or pumous stone before each acid application 3 or 4 times per day. Use the stone or file wet before each acid application. Eventaully, one will arrive at the root of the wart but continue the applications for another few days until there is no sign of the wart and there is no pain when you apply pressure to the area. It took me about 1 week to become wart free.
We removed a plantar wart from my preteen's foot with regular iodized table salt--the kind you get from the supermarket for less than 50 cents a canister. We had tried duct tape, ACV and banana peels, and the latter two did very clearly affect the wart, but it stubbornly remained. I did not wish to take my son to the doctor to have his wart frozen off, only to return, or cut out. After reading a suggestion here on Earth Clinic, we began soaking the affected part of his foot in a salt slurry for 10-20 minutes every day that we remembered or could get to it. It was very helpful to relieve his pain, and the wart became more black and scablike. After about 3 weeks of soaking, one evening my son's foot itched. He scratched at it absently, and a little cone-shaped piece of flesh (the wart) fell off in his hand. He had an equally tiny, cone-shaped indention in his foot with a little red dot at the bottom of it. We soaked his foot in the salt slurry a couple days more, just to make sure that little red dot could make no progress on any sinister intentions, but 4 months later, my son is still wart-free.
The salt slurry was never carefully measured -- just a little pile of salt poured onto a dish, with enough water to get it to the consistence of mud.
I tried everything to try and get rid of plantar warts. I started out with 2 right next to each other on my right foot. They gradually spread and I had about 9 of them in different areas on my foot. They were very painful and annoying. I tried apple cider vinegar, duct tape, all of the home remedies, nothing worked. Then, while on vacation to the seashore I noticed that after wading in the ocean that my foot hardly hurt at all and the warts had shrunk down. I thought about this for a few days and after getting home I deduced that it must be the salt in the sea water that was affecting the warts. After I took a shower and turned off the water I took some regular old iodized table salt and sprinkled a generous amount in the just damp tub. I then rubbed my foot all in the salt, grinding it as much as possible. After a few minutes of this I rinsed off the salt.
After a day or two of doing this I noticed that the warts were shrinking and didn't hurt. I kept this up, just once a day with my morning shower and am happy to say that ALL of the warts are gone!!!! It took a few weeks for the pits where the warts were to heal over but they are completely gone now. I do the salt treatment a few times a week just to make sure they stay away. Simple, cheap and effective... Common table salt!! Try it, I swear it works!!!
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)