Post # 1
So, I’ve had this ‘thing’ on the bottom of my foot for the last two years that I always figured was a callous. Until, a friend of mine pointed out that it’s actually a plantar wart. Gross. I’m going to the podiatrist tomorrow to hopefully get this sucker removed. And since we’re doing a barefoot wedding on the beach I don’t want to be self-conscious of my gross foot.
Anyone else have a wart frozen off? Did it hurt? Did it work? How long did it take to heal?
Post # 3
Depends on how big it is. My dad (who is a podiatrist) didn’t like to freeze them off. He would give me these little things that had an acid in them and you’d cover it up with those and it would take them off layer by layer. I think they might be Dr. Scholls. But I had tiny ones that were like skin colored. You have to put them on for a few weeks, but they totally work.
My friend had one and left it alone and it spread to her entire heel. She ended up having to do a type of chemo to get them all take care of. She did have them frozen a few times and it wasn’t too painful (she said). She’s an extreme-extreme case though.
Post # 4
I had two of these suckers on my foot for a long time. I eventually got fed up and started an 8 month process to get rid of them. I refused to go to the doctor, cause I hate pain, so dind’t want it frozen.
I used compound w, which is supposed to dissolve the wart, and the you cut away the parts that are falling off. I did this for probably 6.5 of the 8 months, with little success.
I later came across a home remedy that uses apple cider vinegar to dissolve them. It worked SOO well. like 6 weeks or less, and they were both gone. It did sting a little bit, as I used a pumice stone to really get rid of the infected tissue. that meant that I was putting vinegar on an open wound. But I couldn’t believe how fast the vinegar worked!
Post # 5
Uggghh. I had one a few years ago. My podiatrist tried everything to get rid of it, but nothing worked. He tried freezing it off, as well as several patches like @BackyardLoveBird: mentioned. It was months and months and months before he had to numb my foot and cut it out. I had to watch it for months after that to make sure he got all of the root and it didn’t grow back. I have a little scar now, but it’s completely gone. I hope yours is a lot less stubborn than mine was!!!!
Post # 6
@BackyardLoveBird:Thanks for the tip! Were they salycic acid pads? I tried some Dr. Scholls pad for a couple weeks but they kept falling off, I think mine might be super stubborn like your friends’ and I just might have to go the freezing route.
@Khumble:Ooh I heard about the vinegar treatment. What kind did you use? I tried apple cider vinegar but it just made my foot smell like a salad. Maybe I used the wrong kind?
Post # 7
duct tape… look it up. It’s been said that it’s a VERY VERY VERY effective way to get rid of them =)
Post # 8
I have them as we speak! (I act like I’m proud of that haha) Anywho, in the past I have had them and I got them frozen off and then put the pads on it like pp said and it fell off. For this one, I had it frozen a few years ago but I didn’t use the pads (doc said I didn’t need to) but it never fell off. It’s not getting any bigger, but it’s also not going away. I think I’m either going to go get some pads or go to the doc.
Post # 9
@runsyellowlites: I have heard of that, and I’ve read somewhere that they might actually be more effective than cryo therapy. Thanks!
Post # 10
You should wipe it with alcohol first, then dry, then put the salycilic acid pad on, then put a small bandaid over it. If that bandadid won’t hold, I usually wrap it in coflex or something. I’ve had good luck with that.
The alcohol cleans all the oils off your skin so it should stick better.
Post # 11
Eeek! They’re awful! I had one on my foot for about a year and I finally got rid of it over a year ago. I tried everything! Duct tape, nail polish, those acid pads, home freezing. It hurt so bad and I was starting to get more was when I finally just went to the doctor and she froze it off. The actual freezing didn’t hurt…it hurt when she pushed on it. I had to go back one more time to finally kill it. Honestly, I would just go to the doctor and get it taken care of instead of trying a bunch of remedies. It’ll save you a lot of pain!
Post # 12
@PinkPandaBear: I used the generic apple cider vinegar from sobeys. I cut little pieces of cotton (from a make up remover pad) and dipped it in the vinegar. Every night after I got out of the shower (since you’re suppose to soak it for like 15 mins first) I would cut away the dead skin, and use my pumice stone to remove everything I could, then I would put the soaked cotton piece over it, and hold it in place with a bandaid over night. I took it off in the morning, and didn’t wear anything through the day, and then repeated the process again that night.
I can’t believe how quickly it worked! No scars, and no recurrances. I made sure to pull out the “roots” which looked like little black dots, as I was scraping away dead skin.
Post # 13
OMG i just had my first one! We used some acid stuff that we applied every day for like 2 weeks. It basically just ate a hole around the wart. Then Mr. Tattoo was able to pull out the wart with a pair of tweezers. It was dead by then so it didn’t hurt.
Post # 14
Oh no! I’ve had one of these on my foot for a couple of years now. I’ve tried the Dr. Scholl’s freezing thing (twice, the second time being just the other day so we’ll see how it goes).
I’m curious about the duct tape method. Can someone elaborate for me?
Also, those acid pads…? What brand are they, and where do you get them?
Post # 15
I went to the podiatrist for mine and had it burned off with acid; it took about a month and 3 separate treatments but it was gone for good–it’s been like 10 years and no signs of returning. Mine definitely hurt when it was there, so I was glad to have it gone! The acid twinged but wasn’t super painful, and I was pretty young so I didn’t have much pain tolerance. I recommend going to the doctor!
Post # 16
I didn’t read everyone’s post… So somebody may have posted this already.. But my fiance is a huge home remedy kinda guy… he found on the internet that apple cider vinegar gets rid of them.
What you do is put the apple cider vinegar on a little piece of cotton and then tape it on the wart with medical tape or bandaid over night. In about 3 weeks to a month the wart will be gone.. It will start to turn black (that’s a good thing!). Keep going til it’s gone.
My sister did it for my niece and it really worked.. PAIN FREE!!!!