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Top Home Remedies For Plantar Wart

Updated on January 16, 2012

Why Home Remedies?

Wart is a common disease in the US. It accounts for more than 7% of the total population.

Researchers have shown that there are more than 100 types of HPV which are responsible for causing warts. Four of them, including HPV no 1, 2, 4 and 63, are the main cause of plantar wart.

Since many people are currently suffering from this disease, manufacturers have created and distributed countless products claiming that they can help resolve this problem very quickly. In most cases, these warts will disappear naturally without any signs proving that they used to be on your foot. Some unlucky people cannot see their warts disappear, so they try as many methods as they can. They aren’t aware that they are wasting a lot of money since this disease can easily be treated by using natural home remedies.

You don’t know about these remedies? Don’t worry, they are right below for you (most of them are FREE and very EFFECTIVE)

Top Remedies To Wipe Out These Ugly Plantar Warts

Apple Cider Vinegar: You may hear about this remedy before. It’s very simple to treat your warts with this method. You need to soak the cotton balls into apple cider vinegar, then attach it to your wart and cover with a bandage before going to sleep. Remember to wash it off in the morning to keep your foot clean and remove dead cells. The result will depend on your wart’s size; however, the average time is about 2 or 3 weeks.

Garlic: Garlic has been widely used for medical treatments since ancient time thanks to its antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. Before telling how to use garlic to treat warts, I must stress out that this remedy is very strong, so don’t use it for children and those who have sensitive skin because it can cause blisters. Cut a small piece of clove of garlic, then apply directly to your warts. It may cause burning sensation at the beginning, but it will settle down within a short time. The best time to use garlic is before going to bed (just like apple vinegar), because you can rest while this remedy help kill the viruses inside your warts.

Castor oil: Hygiene your foot then apply a thin layer of castor oil twice – before going to bed and right after waking up. Keep up with this remedy until the warts have been disappeared for 1 – 2 weeks. Sometimes, castor oil give a not very comfortable smell, but it will fade easily. So don’t worry.

Marigold: Marigold has been widely used in England as a herbal medicine for over 30 years. There are many ways to use marigold for wart treatment. You can use the sap to remove warts or apply the juice taken from its leaves directly to infected area. However, the most popular one is to take a handful amount of leaves and put into warm water for about 30 minutes. After that, take the leaves out of the bowl and shake to wipe out excess water. Blend it, then apply the mixture to your warts and keep for 1 – 2 hours. Rinse with clean water.

Onion: Onion is the best choice for plantar warts and warts on fingers. Use can take a small juice of onion, apply it on the warts and wait until it dried off naturally. Unlike other methods above, don’t wash your foot right after treatment since onion needs time to go into your body and treat these warts. It will get washed off naturally when you take shower. Always bear in minds that this treatment is useful for warts on foot and fingers only, don’t use it on your face if you don’t want to get a lot of blisters.

Dandelion: Squeeze the stems from dandelion to get a milky liquid, then use this liquid on plantar warts and allow it to dry naturally. The doctors advise that you should use this medication two to three times every day. It can also be use for facial warts.

Potato: In the past, people used to cut a potato into two halves. One is used to rub on your warts, the other would be buried into ground. Many people claimed that this method works, however its effectiveness depends on the one you use to rub your warts since it contains acid. Nowadays, people can still use this method to treat warts (of course, you don’t have to bury the other half), but it is advised to use the skin of potato to cover your warts since it’s more effective. Tape this slice to the warts, the inside toward your skin. Replace the makeshift potato bandage every night before bed.

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Final Thoughts About Plantar Wart Treatments

We definitely know that plantar warts are very itchy and ugly, but you MUST be patient with your treatment. Don't give up just because you can't see any positive results. It does need time to prove the effectiveness.

Most people can't get rid of warts no matter how many methods that they tried because they give up too early.

So my best advice is to choose a proper treatment, stick with it until you see positive results, no matter which method you choose such as over the counter products, hometherapy or home remedies.

However, according to my experiences, the best (and probably cheapest) way to get rid of warts is using home remedies stated above. You can make these remedies easily, and the result is very promising.

Hope that you can find a proper way to get rid of warts.

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