Post # 17
Salycilic acid works well. The Dr. Scholl things that look like bandaids work really well.
My home remed is to take a couple of plain old asprin tablets and grind them up. Mix them into a paste with a bit of petroleum jelly. Dab a bit on your wart and cover with a bandaid or a piece of surgical tape. Repeat until it goes away. Asprin is basically just salycilic acid. I thought about making a paste with water, but am afraid it’ll dry up and flake off. This worked just as well as having the dermatoglist freeze them off and give me the skin cancer cream to burn it off.
If you don’t keep it constantly covered with the paste until it goes away, it won’t go away.
Post # 18
Nice, I’ve never heard of the asprin remedy before. I’ll defintely put it on my list of things to try….this little bugger is stubborn!
Thank you ladies for all your wonderful ideas!
Post # 19
I had them as a gymnast all the time b/c girls would get them and come to practice and soon we all would have them.
I had mine frozen twice, and finally they gave me a jar of formaldehyde and I had to apply it twice a day until the wart fell off in chunks. I had blocked this part of my childhood out until I read this post, HAHA! Yes, formaldehyde as in the stuff they use to preserve bodies…I don’t remember it hurting, I just remember being creeped out.
Post # 20
I’ve had one frozen off before, it really didn’t hurt. I also had one scraped out of my foot, yuck. Thankfully my foot was numb but it was a bloody mess and since it was on my heel it was a bitch to walk for a while.
Post # 21
I’ve heard of putting banana peel on the wart at night works too! Never tried it but I just might along with some of the other suggestions! I’ve had mine for about a month or two and it’s noticeable at times when I walk on it, but fine other times!
Post # 22
I had two plantar warts over my lifetime. The first one my parents took me to the doctor and I got a liquid acid to put on and then (gross alert) the skin around the wart died off and peeled away in a big chunk with a hole in the middle (looked like a donut) and the wart popped off. It was heinous. I got another one a few years later (so I guess it didn’t work that well) that I just ignored for a while until it became too painful and then tried some over-the-counter remedies. They worked a little, but it stayed around. I spent a few weekends at the beach and it magically disappeared! I think it was a combination of the salt and sand or something…but it went away on it’s own, but it must have been weakened by the Dr. Scholl’s stuff I used.
Post # 23
I went to the podiatrist the other day and was really looking forward to having this sucker just frozen off. But alas, I was given an extra strength salycic acid compound instead. Boo. So much for instant gratification.