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 Vincent from IL
One of my daughters had a stubborn wart too. Freezing only spread it, because she had eczema we couldn't leave tape on for too long. Finally a different doctor gave us a creme with acetacalasylic acid. A few applications on a toothpick, removed it permanently.
Then my son took it and removed a plantar's from the bottom of his foot.
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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.
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?"
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.
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.
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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
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.
Is there a home remedy for a plantar wart on your foot?
By martha from MS
Dr. Scholl's makes a wart remover specifically for plantar warts. It consists of a small medicated disk and a larger, doughnut type pad. You put a new one on every other day. I used it and it took about a week to get rid of the wart.
Does anyone have an easy no-fail home remedy for plantar warts?
By T Jackson from Lutz, FL
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.
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.
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