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Posted by tonya on July 16, 2000 at 06:44:38:

In Reply to: How do you treat plantar wart? posted by Thiago on October 15, 1999 at 11:32:16:

: Hi
: I 'd appreciate if someone could give me more info on
: the treatment of plantar wart.

: My foot hurts and the wart is there for more than 3 months. Unfortunately, in the past 3 weeks it has been driving me crazy during training.

: Thanks for any follow up.

You will not believe this one unless you try it. I didn't even know I had a plantar wart on the sole of my foot until my sister; a runner, told me what it was. I mistook it for a tiny piece of glass and had my husband trying to cut it out, to no avail. That was the worst thing to do, because it only spreads the virus deeper into the foot and makes the wart larger and more painful. After trying 2 months of over the counter medicated patches that promised to take it off, I was very disappointed. I found it took a lot of healthy skin off, but the wart would not leave. So, after it all grew back and the pain became unbearible, I found a home remedy on the internet and finally got the nerve to try it. My husband shook his head and my sister laughed at this one. I taped a small piece of banana peel, skin side out onto my wart for six nights, while I slept. Then during the day I cleaned and soaked the wart well with rubbing alcohol and kept covered with a bandaid and tape. All the while, when the layers of the wart started to slough off I cut it out with clean(sanitized in alcohol) clippers and tweezers. Try not to cut any skin that looks like it will bleed. After the six days, I'm happy to say the skin is smooth again and when I push where the ugly wart was, I cannot feel anything. I would try this again, even on my children. Thank goodness I found an cheap and safe alternative to getting it cut out, or burned out. Good Luck, Tonya

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