6 Easy, Cost-Effective Home Remedies For Removing Warts

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Plantar warts can be unsightly and painful.  Plantar warts, like all warts, are viral infections of the skin. The infection is typically contained in the top layer of the skin.  It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Plantar warts and Palmer warts are both named for the part of the body that they affect. In this case, we are talking about Plantar warts which are located on the underside of the foot that are named for the plantar region of the foot. And palmer warts on the palms or hands.

They may be uncomfortable but they are not a serious health issue. Treating these kinds of warts should be conservative because you do not want to cause more damage to the skin with harsh treatments.

Going to the doctor for a minor plantar wart is not really necessary. When you have a plantar wart on your foot, it gets annoying and you want to get rid of it. There are easy and cost-effective home remedies for plantar warts.

Some of the remedies may seem a little strange but they all work. Keep in mind that a plantar wart will eventually disappear on its own so everything that you are going to try will help to speed up the process.

With some very simple tools you can get rid of a plantar wart at home with very little cost.


Duct Tape

There is an old saying “if duct tape can’t fix it nothing can”.  It may seem strange to use duct tape on a plantar wart but there is evidence that it works.

Soak the foot in warm water.

  1. Use a piece of duct tape to cover the wart.
  2. Leave the duct tape on for 6 days.
  3. On the 7th day remove the duct tape and soak the foot again.
  4. Use an emery board or pumice stone to file down the wart.

You may have to repeat this process over the course of a few weeks to get the results that you want.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a safe mild acid that can be used to treat warts on the feet and the hands.

  1. Wash the foot well.
  2. Soak a cotton ball in the Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. Apply the cotton ball to the wart and tape on with duct tape.

Be careful to keep the cotton ball on the wart only or it can cause some damage to the surrounding tissue.  You need to change out the cotton ball once a day for 7 days. On the 7th day soak the foot and gently file the wart to remove the layers, you may have to repeat this process a few weeks in a row.

Read more about the many uses of apple cider vinegar.


Try Any of the Following

You can try any of the following by gently filing away at the wart and:

  • Soak up a small cotton ball with Oil of Oregano and tape it on the wart with duct tape. Change the ball every day and tape it.
  • Make a mash out of basil leaves and apply it to the wart, cover with a bandage or duct tape.
  • Use a banana peel. Warm up the peel and apply a section to the wart add a bandage.

When trying out the home remedies above, you will have to be consistent and persistent. Plantar warts will go away eventually on their own.

Easy and cost effective home remedies for plantar warts that won’t cause any harm or any negative side effects.



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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.


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