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Old 06-23-2016, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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Is the best thing to do to just see a doctor? I've had two plantar warts (one on each foot) which I've been trying to kill for a couple of months now and I'm wondering if seeing a doctor is the only way to have them removed (surgically). I've been trying the duct tap and apple cider vinegar thing (using a small part of a cotton ball), but maybe I'm not doing it right? The thing is since I daily take a shower I have to remove the duct tape from my feet and then put a new patch on. The warts have slowly been going down but at this rate I feel like they'll never fully go away, plus now it's summer and I'm not always wearing closed toe shoes so I don't always have a patch on my foot? Anyone have experience?
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Is the best thing to do to just see a doctor? I've had two plantar warts (one on each foot) which I've been trying to kill for a couple of months now and I'm wondering if seeing a doctor is the only way to have them removed (surgically). I've been trying the duct tap and apple cider vinegar thing (using a small part of a cotton ball), but maybe I'm not doing it right? The thing is since I daily take a shower I have to remove the duct tape from my feet and then put a new patch on. The warts have slowly been going down but at this rate I feel like they'll never fully go away, plus now it's summer and I'm not always wearing closed toe shoes so I don't always have a patch on my foot? Anyone have experience?
We have been lucky, both my dad and our daughter had good luck getting rid of them without seeing a doctor, but if I were you I would make an appointment. I know they can be very painful.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Are you sure they're plantar warts and not just callouses? Of course, if you've had either of them before, you probably know the difference as well as anyone.

Regardless, either can be easily remedied by a visit to a Podiatrist. That's what I have done in the past (due to callouses). Hope it clears up for you. I know how uncomfortable something on the bottom of your foot can be.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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Are you sure they're plantar warts and not just callouses? Of course, if you've had either of them before, you probably know the difference as well as anyone.

Regardless, either can be easily remedied by a visit to a Podiatrist. That's what I have done in the past (due to callouses). Hope it clears up for you. I know how uncomfortable something on the bottom of your foot can be.
Pretty sure they're plantar warts. I had plantar warts probably 10 years ago, and I honestly can't remember how I got rid of them then. I think I froze them off eventually, but I heard the apple cider vinegar method is better, though I'm not sure anymore.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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You might try this link that I started back in 2011: Psychosomatic healing, maybe?. We have one poster (suzy_q2010) that was very informative; pay close attention to her post and links.

My wife now has one small plantar wart on her one foot. She read about the duct tape and has been keeping the wart covered with the tape ever since (she did not read the study that suzy_q2010 posted). My wife believes that the duct tape is helping; so I have not told her of that study (thinking that the power of positive thinking might be helping). By the way; I do not know if the duct tape does help by keeping the callus buildup softer)?

I know how painful they are and I sympathize with anybody that suffers from them. I would love to see better treatments available. I do not really know if it was my own immune system, psychosomatic healing or a miracle 'cure' that heeled me? I wish you good luck.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I had one a few years ago. I just used the Compound W Plantar wart pads. Buy two kits,
and every morning after shower, replace with a new pad. Be sure to move the medicine center around the wart every day. It dissolves a small part of the wart, but only the part the medicine is sitting over; hence moving that around until you've gone all over it.

In about two weeks, mine was completely gone. The cushion-pad also helps with walking until it's dissolved.

Here's a google image search of the box:
https://www.google.com/search?site=&...30.yT2moaxoTVg
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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I had one a few years ago. I just used the Compound W Plantar wart pads. Buy two kits,
and every morning after shower, replace with a new pad. Be sure to move the medicine center around the wart every day. It dissolves a small part of the wart, but only the part the medicine is sitting over; hence moving that around until you've gone all over it.

In about two weeks, mine was completely gone. The cushion-pad also helps with walking until it's dissolved.

Here's a google image search of the box:
https://www.google.com/search?site=&...30.yT2moaxoTVg
Thanks, I'll try this.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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I have never had a wart but know the value of iodine for So Much. I use it on moles too and it drys them up and they fall off.

Treatment for Warts
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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I know that you won't want to do this, but I've tried all the remedies, the freezing, duct tape, and they don't work, so this is what works.

You may need a high pain tolerance, but then again, it doesn't hurt as much as after freezing, so I'll not advise you to use a temperature controlled soldering iron, but will tell you that is the only thing I've found that works.

This is the one I've used.
Maplin 50W Mains Solder Station | Maplin

You set it to minimum, switch it on, and hold against the wart, then take it off when you can't take the pain. If wart is big, preposition to another spot on the wart, and repeat. You'll get a blister, and after about a week, you'll be able to see if the wart is dead, if not, you hit it again. I don't have any at the moment, but from memory, I've only needed to treat twice, or three times, at most.

I've killed about about ten large ones this way, and a whole load of tiny ones.

Good luck.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:48 PM
 
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Do people know why they get warts. Is it viral? I haven't looked it up but I've never had a wart.

I've been taking supps that keep viral load down in my body.

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