How to get rid of plantar warts
June 7, 2005 2:24 PM Subscribe
Mildly embarrassing dermatology filter.
posted by Verdant to health & fitness (29 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in need of advice and anecdotal remedies for Plantar Warts. Recently, I've come to play host to a number of plantar warts. These small round little relatives of HPV reside on the sole (or plantar surface) of my left foot. My doctor treated them with a somewhat painful does of liquid nitrogen (intended to freeze the wart and its circulatory system). Great. After a bit of pain, they seemed to fade and I thought I was done.
Alas, alack, my little friends have returned. When i spoke with my doctor, she indicated that they sometimes do return. My options, according to her, are to re-freeze them or I could apply duct tape to the affected areas (they don't understand the how, but apparently duct tape has proven effective) until the warts "fall out."
Recommendations, experience, and anecdotal remedies are all appreciated.