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  • Plantar warts can be painful because they develop on the bottoms of your feet, and you put pressure on them on a daily basis. Aside from the pain and discomfort, they look unpleasant. Before shelling out money for over-the-counter treatments and medication from the doctor, look in your kitchen, pantry and other shelves for home remedies.

    Duct Tape Treatment

    According to QuickCare.org, you might be able to treat plantar warts with duct tape. Duct tape might work by stimulating the body's immune system in battling warts. Apply the duct tape on the warts,and leave it on for six days. After removing the tape, soak your feet in warm water. Keep your feet immersed until your skin has been thoroughly softened and moisturized. Once soft, file your skin with a pumice stone. After filing, apply new duct tape for another six days. The process can be repeated up to eight weeks.

    Fruit Treatment

    Fruits can be used to moisten the affected areas and speed up the skin's healing. Place mashed papaya on the affected area, and then wrap with a bandage. Keep it wrapped for two hours. The papaya enzyme papain will help soften the plantar warts. You can also place mashed fig on the affected area, and then wrap with a bandage. Similar to papaya, the fig enzymes will help get rid of the warts within two weeks. Another option involves slicing lemons and allowing them to ferment in apple cider for a few weeks. Rub the lemon slices on your warts to dissolve them. Finally, you can try taping a banana peel to the warts, with the inner side touching the skin. This will help dry out the warts.

    Acids, Oils and Pastes

    Apply castor oil on the affected area several times a day, and cover the warts with a bandage. You can create a paste by mixing castor oil with baking soda. Use a needle to create an opening on the wart. Apply the paste on the opening to dry out the warts. Finally, you can try an apple cider vinegar remedy. Mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to warm water. Soak your feet in the mixture for 20 minutes each day until your skin has healed. You also can soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it on the affected area and secure it with a bandage. Do this every night until the warts disappear.

    Source:

    Planter Wart.org: How to Treat Plantar Warts at Home

    Quick Care.org: Duct Tape and Plantar Warts

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