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Three At-Home Treatments for Plantar Warts

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Plantar warts, also called verrucas, develop on the soles of your feet. These warts grow inwards and can cause pain when you stand or walk. While they'll eventually go away by themselves, you may not want to put up with these painful growths for longer than necessary. Here are three ways to get rid of your painful plantar warts at home.

Cover it with duct tape

Some people say that duct tape can fix anything, but you may be surprised to learn that it can even get rid of plantar warts. Researchers don't know exactly why duct tape is able to get rid of plantar warts, but one theory is that the glue irritates your skin. This irritation attracts your immune cells to the area, and once they arrive, they attack the virus that causes the wart.

To use this treatment, cut a piece of duct tape to a size suitable to cover your entire plantar wart, but not the surrounding skin. Press this piece of duct tape onto the wart, and leave it in place for six days. At the end of the six days, take a look at your wart. If it's still there, scrape it with a pumice stone and then re-apply the duct tape for another six days. This process can take up to two months to work, so be patient.

Use salicylic acid gel

If duct tape isn't enough to kill your painful plantar warts, over-the-counter salicylic acid gels may work for you. Salicylic acid works by breaking down and loosening scaly patches of skin—like warts—and making them easier to remove.

First, soak your affected foot in warm water to soften the wart. Use a pumice stone to scrape the dead skin from the surface of the wart, and then apply the salicylic acid gel to the exposed wart. Be careful not to get the gel on the healthy skin around your wart. The package instructions will let you know how often you can repeat this treatment.

Freeze it with a liquid nitrogen product

Salicylic acid gels aren't the only wart control products you can get from your local pharmacy; liquid nitrogen products are also available. These products use the cold temperatures of liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill the cells within your plantar wart.

To freeze your warts, use a foam applicator to apply the cold liquid to your warts. This process is painful, and your wart may hurt for up to three days. Thick, large warts often aren't killed with a single treatment, so repeat the treatment until your wart is gone.

Plantar warts are painful, but there's no reason to suffer while you wait for your warts to go away on their own. If home remedies aren't working for you, ask a podiatrist like those at the Hartford Podiatry Group about what you should do next.


3 November 2016