Is my plantar wart treatment working or failing?
November 15, 2011 7:59 PM Subscribe
What's going on with my plantar wart? I've been treating it for nearly two months, but now it feels sore when I try to remove dead skin, and there's what looks like dried blood on one side of the wart. Is this a good sign?
posted by jlibera to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a persistent plantar wart that I've been treating with a combination of duct tape and salicylic acid for nearly two months. Before each salicylic acid application, I remove dead skin with a pumice stone. I've got rid of several small satellite warts already, and the main wart does seem to be shrinking, but it hasn't hurt to remove dead skin before (the wart is still clearly there and still looks 'hairy'). I also feel a slight burning sensation in the wart when the duct tape's on. Should I keep going, or should I stop any part of the treatment (pumice, duct tape or salicylic acid)? Will the whole wart just peel off eventually, or will it gradually disappear with pumice use?