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Top 10 Popular Ways to Remove Plantar Warts – Updated Article With Extra Information on Plantar Wart Removal
Whether you want to remove plantar warts because they are uncomfortable to walk on or because they are ugly and contagious, here are 10 popular methods that can help you.
1. Duct Tape
Good old duct tape. It actually works, and is a popular plantar wart removal method. For this to work you just need to put a piece of duct tape on your warts. You need to repeat this for a few weeks, but this may actually help you become immune to the virus that cause the warts.
2. Clear Nail Polish
This method keeps oxygen from getting to the source and that is why it’s successful. All you have to do is paint the warts 2 or 3 times a day with nail polish. Do this for about a week, and for more effective results you can even put duct tape over it as well.
Sand may help you get rid of warts by drying them out. Just rub the warts with some sand from the beach, or just take a walk on a sandy beach.
Using a can of air (or an empty aerosol can) can help you get rid of plantar warts. Just spray the wart with the air 5 or 6 times, and then put a band aid over it.
5. Duct Tape and Apple Cider Vinegar
It’s little wonder that duct tape gets mentioned twice, because it is so effective. For this plantar wart removal method, you use a cotton swap soaked with vinegar and apply it to the skin. Then put a piece of duct tape over the area that is soaked. The wart should disappear in a week’s time.
6. Wart Freeze-Off
This method is available over the counter and it just basically freezes warts. However, it is not as effective as having them professionally frozen, which is the next option.
This involves having your warts professionally frozen off. The plantar wart will first turn black and then it will simply fall off. Sometimes you may have to repeat this treatment, because the wart may not have been frozen deeply enough and the virus remains.
8. Laser Treatment
This one is considered one of the last resort options, because it requires a lot of preparation. However, the procedure is quite painless with an adequate dose of local anesthetic.
9. Surgical Treatment
This really is the last resort. When all else fails, you can try surgery. This type of surgery will only require local anesthetic as well.
This is another surgical method, which involves exposing a needle with an electrified tip to the plantar wart. This kills the skin cells around it.
If you do not want to resort to surgery and you have tried everything else, natural treatments may be the answer. You may look into natural remedies for plantar warts. These remedies are targeted to treat plantar warts at their root cause and to remove the problem for good.
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The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Skin Warts3 Nov 2010|