People who have plantar warts want them removed and gone because these warts can make walking uncomfortable. Plantar warts are known to be noncancerous skin growths on the soles of the feet caused by the human papillomavirus also known as HPV. They enter inside your body through tiny cuts and breaks in your skin. Warts are common infection of the skin caused by a virus.

Plantar warts grow on the bottom surface of the foot and are usually found in areas of pressure like the heels and balls of the feet. If plantar warts are allowed to stay on the bottom of your foot there is a good chance that the plantar warts can spread. A bunch of plantar warts can become a cluster of plantar warts.

There are many people who already had spent so much money on how to get rid with their plantar warts but it will only make them sad because it just comes back over time. Sometimes even if the plantar warts were removed by a doctor, it can still return.

Things You Will Need

Salicylic-acid if you choose this treatment, duct tape, a sterilized scraper that you are comfortable using, bio-oil, pumus, nail polish, squaric acid ointment, money, patience and time, endurance and family support

Step 1

Try to use salicylic-acid. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic type of treatment which dissolves the protein (keratin). This acid application is commonly used by people with plantar warts and is available as gels, drops, pads, and plasters. They are also designed for application to all kinds of warts.

If you get salicylic acid on a normal skin, it could cause burning or redness but don't be afraid because usually, it can't lead to infection or scarring. When this happens then all you have to do is stop using it on irritated areas so that your skin will naturally return to its normal condition. Salicylic-acid treatment is a common method of removing plantar warts.

Step 2

Apply the duct tape to your plantar wart and leave it there for 6-8 days. When you'll remove the duct tape, thoroughly wash and dry the affected area. You can now start rubbing the dead wart skin off with a sterilized scraper that you are comfortable using but try to be very careful not to make the tissue bleed. Duct tape treatment is also a common method of removing plantar warts.

Step 3

Try rubbing a generous amount of bio-oil on your feet at bedtime. Do not forget to place socks on your feet. Scrubbed your feet in the morning with pumus. Some had tried this method and they effectively removed plantar warts that were usually large and painful just by using bio-oil. With bio-oil application, plantar warts would probably be gone within 3 - 4 weeks.

Step 4

Apply nail polish on the surface of your plantar warts. Allow the nail polish to dry before walking around with your feet. By covering the plantar warts with nail polish, you also cut-off the oxygen away from the plantar warts. Remember that this method can be successful because it keeps the oxygen from getting to the source.

Oxygen is needed in order for planters warts to survive but if you remove the plantar warts oxygen supply then the plantar wart will die. When placing the nail polish on the plantar warts, be sure to thoroughly cover the whole plantar warts' surface area.

Sometimes, plantar warts partially hide under the skin so try applying the nail polish many times before the plantar warts are totally destroyed. It may take several weeks before the plantar warts will die. Some people report that nail polish application was effective.

Continue painting the affected area with the nail polish two to three times each day for about a week. If you put a piece of duct tape over the area, the better. The duct tape will effectively ensure that the nail polish remains on the plantar warts and it will also aid in keeping the oxygen away from the plantar warts.

Step 5

You can also apply squaric acid ointment to remove plantar warts. Squaric acid ointment application has been used many times for people with plantar warts as a treatment because it is effective and does not cause scarring

Although it has its own disadvantage because it will eliminate the plantar warts slowly. This kind of therapy also requires multiple visits to the doctor to make sure that there is really a tissue destruction that is happening within the period of the treatment.
Plantar warts are considered to be contagious. Plantar warts often affect just one area of the body and these are the feet or the hands. People with plantar warts can feel the lump as they walk, but when they look at it, the plantar warts appear seemingly flat.

Since they are usually located on the soles of the feet, plantar warts tend to grow inward as opposed to outward growth. A plantar wart feels like a callus because it's covered with thick skin tissue due to the frequent pressure of walking.

Generally, plantar warts will appear darkly discolored and may even look like a small black core due to blood clots. If you want to get rid of your plantar warts, there are several methods that are listed in this article to help you. Plantar warts will just disappear on their own but they should also be treated to decrease the duration of the symptoms and to reduce the time that it can be transmitted to other people.

Tips & Warnings


* There are some signs and symptoms of plantar warts. These may include flat rough surface growths and bumps that interrupt the natural lines and ridges in the skin on the feet.

* You may also see some fleshy and tiny grainy bumps on the soles of your feet, brownish or grayish lumps with one or more black pinpoints on them (small, clotted blood vessels). You may also feel pain or tenderness when you are walking.

* If you are diabetic or having circulatory problems, consult your physician before you proceed with any plantar wart treatment.

You chances of getting plantar warts will increase if your immune system is weakened. Do not make your feet dry and cracked because if you'll be frequently exposed to the virus, you may develop plantar warts.

* In some cases, the human papillomavirus also aka HPV dies within one or up to three years, and the plantar warts simply disappear but podiatrists may still recommend these plantar warts removed because they often are uncomfortable and painful especially when people walk.

* Plantar warts is another kind of skin disease. If you have eczema and plantar warts, you need to take extra care of your skin and overall health because you may be limited to a number of things or activities that you want to accomplish in life.

* Exercise, good and healthy diet as well as sleep are always recommended if you have skin diseases or other illnesses. A rich diet of fruits and vegetables can greatly help in reducing unwanted diseases or illnesses.


* To lessen the chances of getting plantar warts, try wearing shower sandals in public areas. Higher incidence will occur in people who share common bathing areas like in public pools. It's important to dry your feet thoroughly after showering and swimming.

* Always consider a faster treatment if you have a plantar wart because the sooner you treat the plantar wart, the lesser time to spread its virus to other areas of your feet.

* See a doctor to confirm a diagnosis of plantar warts because in some cases the uncomfortable growth on the feet might be entirely different from what you expect like the possibility of a tumor.

* In addition, see your doctor if the warts multiply or recur despite home treatment and if it is painful or there is a change in appearance or color. Do not try to treat any plantar warts at home if you have diabetes or a circulatory disorder.