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Have You Ever Had a Plantar Wart?

All Summer long I have been at battle with an unsightly, and sometimes painful, plantar wart on my daughter's foot. I took a photo of it and decided to spare you all from having to view the gore. She has been quite a trooper. We have had it frozen at the pediatrician's office. We tried some wart removal product I found at the drugstore. Next stop is a dermatologist. I am wondering . . .

If so, please tell me how you won the good fight against yours.

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DavidF DavidF 7 years
I had a looong battle with plantar warts, approaching 3 years now! I have spent over 5000 dollars on it so far. I actually succeeded in stopping them but could not completely eliminate them. To date I have tried the following: 1. Ether freezing ..Result: No effect 2. Liquid nitrogen freezing ..Result: Somewhat effective 3. Toxin Injection .. Result: Somewhat effective 4. Aldara topical lcream .. Result: Very small effect 5. Laser .. Result: No effect 6. Fig milk .. Result: No effect 7. Cutting .. Result: Somewha effective 8. Therapeutic Glue .. Result: Somewhat effective 9. Duct Tape .. Result: Very effective! Yes, amazingly Duct Tape worked the best! All you need to do is buy a roll of duct tape, tear pieces enough to cover the warts, wipe the area with alcohol to dry it up a bit, stick the duct tape, and let them stay on for at least 10 hours. I would prefer Duct Tape therapy many times more over freezing. I once had a blister the size of a tennis ball from freezing and I am really scared of it now, although it was my fault that I did not tell the nurse to stop. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Your daughter has really pretty soles and I would hate it if those ugly warts did not leave them alone.
carbizkate carbizkate 7 years
I had some bad ones when I was in middle school. My doctor actually cut mine out and put some sort of acid in the...crater. I'm not sure what else to say other than OUCH. It never did come back though...
PirateKitty PirateKitty 7 years
Had one as a kid on my hand, I took a pair of those beard trimmer scissors and dug the whole thing out myself It bled a lot but never came back.
caite caite 7 years
have a dermatologist laser it off for ya!
ccsugar ccsugar 7 years
I have two right now; one on each foot. I didn't even know I had them till last November when I went for a pedicure and the woman doing my feet noticed them. I'm about 99.9% sure I got them from my gym. I first made an appt. with my dermatologist (actually his PA), and she used the liquid nitrogen on it. Contrary to what others say, it didn't hurt. Not particularily pleasant, however, and I had a lot of soreness the rest of the day. Needless to say, it didn't work. I then got a podiatrist referral from my PCP, and he gave me a prescription for some liquid goo that is 10% formaldahyde (sp?). He also recommended I file it down once a week or so, which I noticed one poster above said not to do. This seems to help though, at least to remove the dead skin. I use that ped-egg thing. I've been using this formaldahyde stuff since May though, with no luck. I had a follow up appt. with the podiatrist two months ago, and he shaved the top layers of the warts off. They seemed to be gone, but came back. I think I may try using the duct tape and maybe tea tree oil (works great on zits too!), since that seems to have worked for so many of the posters. Mine are small and don't hurt, they're just so pesky! I haven't been able to get a pedi all summer, ughhh.
I also dug my own out. I got it when I was about 15, I didn't know what it was, I didn't want to go to the doctor, so I just took a nail clipper and cut away. It was painful and gross, but it went away and I haven't had another in the past 10 years.
genipher85 genipher85 7 years
You have to see a white horse and wish it away. It worked for me as a kid :)
Allytta Allytta 7 years
i have. my GP said it's caused by papiloma virus and will stay in my body forever, it will resurface at times. and it does. i go to none public places but they come back. i use OTC salicylic acid (25%) and put duck tape on my heel and it's gone in a few weeks.
jackowski jackowski 7 years
I had one and it had to be cut out after weeks of unsuccessful medical treatment. It was pretty painful!!!!
cmachter1 cmachter1 7 years
Tea Tree Oil! I had a few painful ones and I put some on a q tip and rubbed it in...and after a was completely gone and has never come back.
toodledoo toodledoo 7 years
I had one for about 2 years on the bottom of my big toe. When it was small, I tried cutting it out myself after using some really stinky OTC ointment. It had turned white and had sort of separated from the surrounding skin like it wanted to fall just wouldn't. It grew back, larger, of course, and after months and months of trying one OTC remedy after another, one day it just fell off in the shower and never came back. So weird! And I still have nightmares about finding the bottoms of my feet full of the stupid things.
shoegirl365 shoegirl365 7 years
I had a clogged sweat gland which one podiatrist thought was a callous and had decided to dig it out (ouch ouch), anyways that made matters worse and the thing grew into a planters wart and then some more, I had trouble even standing straight. I went to a better doctor (after much research) and he had to chemically freeze them and then literly burn them off with Sulphuric acid. The only salvation DUCT TAPE. the tape is God send and when I would not have it on I would be in pain. I haven't had any more cases like these now for 4 years and counting. USE DUCT TAPE
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