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Easy Plantar Wart Removal with Duct Tape

Updated on March 17, 2011

Plantar means having to do with the sole of your foot. Plantar warts are warts that form on the bottom of your feet. Here is an easy non-toxic method to rid you of these painful warts.

You will need: Duct tape, Scissors, Latex gloves are preferable, New disposable single blade razor

1: Wash and dry your feet thoroughly

2: Carefully shave the wart down flat, avoiding non-infected tissue. This step should not hurt or draw blood.

3: Cut a small piece of duct tape to the size of the wart. Apply it directly to the wart. Avoid covering a large amount of uninfected tissue. An 1/8th inch past the wart should suffice.

4: Leave the duct tape on for ten days. If the tape comes off within the 10 day period, replace it.

5: On day 10, remove the tape. Wart will appear whitish. Soak your foot in warm water while scrubbing the wart with a pumice rock to remove the dead skin.

6: If the wart is not completely gone at this juncture, repeat steps 1-5 again until wart has been removed.

Tip: Warts are contagious, so it's a good idea to keep your feet covered in public showers, or schools of dance or wherever a large number of people go barefoot.

This method works best if you address the problem while the wart is still small.

Warning: This home remedy is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice or treatment. Highly resistant or deep rooted warts should be looked at by your doctor.


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      Mary 15 months ago

      My son had very large plantar warts which were resistant to treatment. His Podiatrist was able to finally get rid of them with yeast injections into the warts which kicked his immune system in to heal the warts.

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      Blue 4 years ago

      I have had a planters wart for a year on my heal and it hurts like heck! I also recently got a planters wart on my thumb. I hope this works.....

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      Naomi 5 years ago

      I have three on the bottom of my foot, two under my second and third toe, and one on the side of my foot, and they hurt and bleed all the time, Im going to try this though! Ive gone to the doctor and everything!

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      Naomi 5 years ago

      I have three on the bottom of my foot, two under my second and third toe, and one on the side of my foot, and they hurt and bleed all the time, Im going to try this though! Ive gone to the doctor and everything!

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      Alexandria 5 years ago

      I have a wart on my left foot , that is more to the flat side of my foot.Unlike most of everyone else ,I got mine from my sister,which hers is WAY worse then mine,hers has gotten way-out of hand.Her wart is about the size of a nickel on her heel. She has tried everything.So I asked her about this ,and she said she will try it !So if it works for her ,I will try !

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      Breanna 5 years ago

      I want to know if it hurts when the duck tape takes the "seed" out?

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      Boadicea 5 years ago

      The problem is I have a planter on my thumb and can't seem to get rid of and still trying to find out how the heck I got one there in the first place

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      Stardawg 5 years ago

      Tried everything....the duct tape finally rid me of this painful annoyance!!!! Put it on last Sunday, left it completely alone except when replacing tape daily after getting out of shower. Been one week and I ripped off the tape today to find that the wart, along with all the dead skin around it just kinda peels off of my foot. Kinda freaky actually how much skin came with it but so far its been completely painless despite tbe huge crater in the bottom of my foot

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      Robert 6 years ago

      I have a painful plantar wart right on the ball of my foot with a smaller one next to it. It hurts a lot when i rub my foot against anything or walk bare-footed, and it is very uncomfortable just having it there. I feel like I just want to rip it out! It is below the surface of my skin though and unreachable. It feels like it is deeply into my foot. I hate warts!!

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      Ann 6 years ago

      i have 11 verrocas on my foot and a wart in my finger nail on my hand for about 3 or 2 years but the treatments working and there planter ones

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      windly747blg 6 years ago

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      website, it includes precious Information.

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      Alyssa 7 years ago

      I agree, my son had an extremely painful one on the ball of his foot that prevented him from running. I took tweezers and pulled out each individul "seed". He actually said it relieved the pain as I took them out. Within a week it was gone. Has never returned.

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      Yunk 7 years ago

      I had one of these warts on the bottom of my foot and did just that! Put duct tape on it and each day at shower, I would remove it. Along would come on layer of skin, or so it seems. Then one day, I removed it and it had pulled out the entire inside, "seeds" of it. It's healed up and all is WELL!

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      Jen 7 years ago

      I've had one for 16 years, I've tried all the over the counter remedies, nothing has worked. SDK, how did you rip it out? I would do that but mine is under the skin and hard to grasp.

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      Sade 8 years ago

      I have had a plantar wart for about 6 months now and i am getting it professionaly removed in 4 days yeah

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      ColinFuller 9 years ago from Toronto Canada

      You might be interested in a hub I just created. In it I write about how I used the duct tape method for an entire summer (unsuccessfully).

      It does seem to work for a lot of people though. But personally, I had very little luck with most of the methods I tried.



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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      Just what I am looking for have had a plantar wart for better than eight years

      Try new treatment and it goes and come back in 5-6 months