Plantar Warts - Treatment

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Published: March 01

I have tried many different things trying to get rid of the plantar warts on my feet. Believe it or not, I found that apple cider vinegar does the trick. I got a foot file, and file the warts every day after I shower, then every few days I soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and tape it onto the wart and leave it on for a few hours. The next day the warts are sore but they are already turning black and diminishing. Keep doing this for a few weeks and they should be gone for good! Vinegar is amazing stuff!.

Published: October 08

Over the counter stuff, freezing, tape, etc., all did not work for my plantar warts on the bottom of my toes after several months of self-treatment. I started regular visits to the podiatrist every 4 weeks. He would shave off a little bit of the thick dead skin and then add cantharidin to create a blister. It was painful for a few days afterwards. After about 6 treatments I have been wart-free for several years now..