How to Get Rid of a Plantar Wart at Home Without Pain
What is a Plantar Wart?
Do you have a plantar wart, and would like to get rid of it? According to the Mayo Clinic, these growths aren’t cancerous. They are caused by the human papillomavirus. HPV can cause different types of problems. There are 200 types of the virus, and it isn’t related to the HPV that causes cancer. A plantar wart can occur anytime there is a small break or cut in the skin on your feet.
They usually appear on the balls and heels of the foot. When they are small you might not even know you have one, but as they get larger they hurt when you walk. It often feels like there is something in the bottom of your shoe. As these warts grow, they might appear to be just a callous—but this is because a callous has formed over the wart to help protect your foot.
Home Remedy: Duct Tape
There are several routes you can take to get rid of the wart. I’ve had one removed by the doctor, and I can attest that the shot was more painful than the wart. The site healed quickly and it didn’t hurt that much after it was removed. Afterwards, another one appeared just a few months later. This isn’t unusual. The new wart was even larger than the previous one.
I discovered an easier and less painful way to get rid of the wart, and for me this was a permanent solution. When visiting the doctor for something else, I mentioned my new wart to the nurse, and she gave me some good advice. If you are a diabetic, though, you should always talk to your physician before trying anything new on your feet.
Instead of going through the pain of having it removed, just buy some duct tape. Take the tape and completely cover the area. Remove the tape every day and replace it. The idea is to smother out the wart.
The good news is this really works. I went to work one day and I could feel the piece of tape had come loose. I went into the bathroom and the tape hadn’t come loose, instead the entire plantar wart had come off. Since then, I have never gotten another.
Try this easy technique and you should be able to get rid of the plantar wart. Since then, the show “The Doctors” has recommended trying this for any type of wart.
Word of Caution
If you are diabetic, you should always talk to your physician before trying anything new on your feet.
Two More Home Remedies to Try
1. Vitamin E. My brother-in-law treated his plantar wart with Vitamin E, and after about a month it was gone. This is well worth trying, too. He kept it covered with a band-aid and reapplied it every morning.
2. Vinegar is another home cure that many say works. The skin softens and the wart eventually dissolves. It is literally pickled. You'll need to soak the foot in vinegar mixed with water for about 20 minutes a day. After soaking, use an old toothbrush and brush away the old skin. Then apply a band-aid.