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This tip for removing planter warts has worked on both my sons. They get them on their feet. Use clear nail polish and seal it with duct tape. This method truly gets rid of them permanently, but it can take up to a year. If you are not diligent about it, it can take longer. You have to suffocate the wart. It is a virus and very hard to kill, but with patience, you can do it at home. My son had it frozen and cut out 3 times. It came back. With the above process, it has not been back for over 3 years now.
By Yvonne from IL
I tried all over the counter meds but found a foolproof way without really spending lots of money or time.
Get some Dr. Scholl's little round bunion pads (or the generic brand as long as it has an adhesive side to stick to your foot). Take one round pad and cut it into 1/4 sizes so the round pad is slightly larger than your wart. Wipe the wart with hydrogen peroxide first then dry wipe and stick the pad over the wart.
You must change the pad every shower or bath and it takes about two weeks to kill the wart. What happens is the wart has no air and the moisture slowly deadens the skin in and around the wart. Just like when you have peeling dead skin from standing in water too long.
After two weeks, use a sharp matt knife and pick the small chunk of dead wart out, sometimes it takes three weeks. You can usually pick out the dead wart and the tail which extends down into the foot.
Afterwards keep your foot clean and dry. Do not walk barefoot for awhile. It might be slightly sore for a few days where the dead tail attached down into the good skin but not very.
I've tried this twice before and worked both times.
By Melody from Takoma Park, MD
Use duct tape to smother plantar warts. My granddaughter's doctor recommended this after the prescription failed. It worked and all the plantar warts are gone and have not come back.
By Deb from New Carlisle, OH
I had one on the ball of both feet. My girlfriend sent me this article out of the paper from a doctor out east. When I read it, I thought "who in their right minds would walk around with banana peels on their feet?" But I did. LOL
Take and cut a banana peel the size of the wart and put it skin side out, covering the wart. Completely cover with masking tape real good, then put on your socks and shoes. Change it every day and keep covered completely with the tape.
It took me a while to get used to walking on it. It felt sqooshy but it did the job. I did not think to write down the time limit. Never thought I'd be talking about it on the computer. Good luck.
By Donna from High Ridge, MO
I had Plantar warts as a child and I had them removed by a doctor burning them off. They were under the skin and it felt like I was walking on pebbles.
By Teresa from Lynnwood, WA
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There has to be a home remedy or discovery someone has made that truly removes plantar warts. Please share!
Clear nail polish worked where freezing, $50 solution and others did not. I covered wart and surrounding area once a day for 2-3 days. Peel off old polish and dead wart layer and repeat. The polish is waterproof and cuts off wart's air supply thus killing it.
Oh, I really hope someone comes up with some ideas here! I had surgery to remove a plantar wart plus to shorten the toe that was causing it in February of this year and I can already feel a tiny bump starting to form in the same place again. So I would love to hear any reasonable suggestions. I don't want to go through all that again!
By Cricket from NC
Are you sure that it isn't just scar tissue that you are feeling? You can try to 'duct tape' remedy, but I have never had to use it myself. You cut a piece of duct tape to fit, apply it, and leave it on until it falls off on its own, then continue doing so until it is gone. Wishing you lots of luck getting rid of that!
These are just tough little dudes to get rid of. My son's plantar wart required 2 burn offs to be truly eradicated. Fortunately our doctor does it himself in his office and doesn't send us to the podiatrist (yay!) Call ahead to the doctor's office to be sure they can do it if that is what you want. For example, the pediatrician wouldn't do it, but it was time for him to move up to our family practice physician anyway. We followed up the first treatment with the prescribed cream but were told in advance "It may take two times to get this one." Don't waste time with over the counter stuff. Go see yr professional and follow their advice, and keep your follow up appointments. My son didn't like the needle used to numb the area (twice!) but he sure is glad he no longer has that wart!
We had really good luck at our house with the freeze-away home freezing kits. My daughter had an extensive cluster under her big toe, going back toward the ball of her foot. I was sure she would have to have them cut out; but gave her the kit and told her it wouldn't hurt to try. It got them all! The kits are under 20 dollars and unless you are a diabetic or have other circulatory problems, are certainly worth the try! It might take several tries, but a lot easier than going to the doctor.
I've always heard that you take a tiny piece of garlic clove and duct tape it on the wart. Keep changing it until its gone.
I'm not sure if this remedy will take care of planter warts, but it surely wouldn't hurt to try. I had a wart 'frozen' on my wrist and it went away......but a couple of years later, it came back. I used the Vitamin C paste on it and it's been gone for a few years now.
Make a paste of a Vitamin C tablet with water, apply the paste to the wart, cover with a bandaid, or whatever it takes to keep it there. Leave it alone, except to replace as needed until the wart is gone.
Plantars warts are caused by a virus, not a long toe. Either you misunderstood or got took.
I read what a podiatrist said when he started getting a plantar's wart and he was on vacation. He cleaned it with alcohol then wrapped gauze around it and kept it taped in place for several days. He said it would go away because of being enclosed without oxygen. Who knows? Try it and see.
Good luck. I have had foot surgery and sympathize with you.
I have gotten rid of a wart with duct tape and apple cider vinegar after the doctor supposedly froze it off. Take a small piece of cotton ball soak in the vinegar, place over wart and tape down with duct tape. I have also used just the duct tape and it worked also. There is a wonderful website of home remedies you might like. It is
I would Google this. I've read about using duct tape, a banana peel and tea tree oil. I don't know the specifics so Google. The above things do work!
Cricket, Lilac is correct, plantars warts are caused by the HPV virus. Here are a couple of medical links to check out for professional information, advice and ideas:
Please let us know what ends up working for you, okay?
Hi there, both my daughters ages 6 and 9 years old went swiming at a friends pool and both developed HPV (warts), the oldest one on her toe and it went away on it's own, and the youngest on her knee which grew into clusters. I went to Stanford Hospital (University) in Northern California and they told me that they wouldn't be able to do much, so they froze it and it bubbled and it got even bigger than before (roughly a dime size) I've purchased d-lenolate olive leaf extract and gave her 2 capsules x 3 per day and in aprox two weeks they got smaller, back to the follow-up with the Dr. In Stanford he was ecstatic that the warts (about 30 of them)were shrinking, then explained that it was the olive leaf extract capsules, he asked to see the bottle, then took a picture and made a note on his phone. You might want to look into humic acid(source naturals wellness immunow) 375 mg 2 capsules 3 x per day and also look into Kyolic complex formula 103, and colloidal silver (the very first antibiotic since Alexander the Great) you're Immune System is compromised take vitamin C, quercetin and a good multi to build it back, Good Luck and Good Health.
Does anyone have an easy no-fail home remedy for plantar warts?
By T Jackson from Lutz, FL
I have heard that soaking the bottom of your foot in cider vinegar (straight) for several weeks will make it drop off. I am not sure about that but if you are not going to go to the Dr, you might try it. Don't expect results for a while.
These suggestions might work if your plantar's wart is on the outside. However, if it's on the inside you may need surgery. I had one on my foot that was inside the skin. No other recourse but surgery. So before trying these suggestions be sure and have it checked by your doctor.
There are many great products for warts at your drug store. Go and see. But, if it is inside, you will need surgery.
You can try to remove the wart yourself but it's best to see your doctor because just because you remove the wart doean't mean you've removed/killed the virus (HPV). A doctor will remove it completely and it's not a big deal; they just numb the area and cut it/freeze it out.
It's best to take care of it as soon as possible because they can easily spread by touch not just on you but also to others. You don't even have to simply touch a person just a surface (including something seemingly harmless like a towel) and if their skin touches it they can get them.