Thursday, May 31, 2012

Plantar Warts...


Hello Folks



Here's my story about my dumb 10 year old wart my Nurse Practitioner came upon... in March 2010 and please note that this is not my favourite topic but if I can help someone else fight and combat this nasty virus and find some relief as I am finding, then I don't mind posting info about this distasteful topic for me... I do hope others can find something they can use with my story about my experiences in my fight against this darn thing...




After reading info from the web - and from these two sites... http://www.helium.com/items/812919-using-apple-cider-vinegar-for-wart-removal and http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/removal-of-warts-using-apple-cider-vinegar.html I decided to try the Apple Cider Vinegar with Duct Tape to try to remove my Plantar Warts...






Anyhow, after 10 months of Duct Tape and Liquid Nitrogen treatments every 2 weeks - we removed 10 blood vessels to the Giant Wart... but in the past 8 weeks, I've been using ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) and Duct Tape and now I am starting to visit the Nurse once a week now but we're not using the Liquid Nitrogen anymore... she scales my callous down with her skillful scalpel...



Well, 1 hour each night (that's all the pain I can stand - I used to do overnight but we're getting closer to my original skin) is what I'm up to now with my treatment for my Plantar Wart(s) treatment... I saturate a cotton ball with Apple Cider Vinegar and duct tape it to my foot and secure it with bandaids or tape... (Nurse would like me to apply the poultice 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening so I'll see if I can do that but for now I'm able to definitely do 1 hour each night) and DUCT TAPE at all times... (this is a contagious live virus you want to contain at all times) and the Duct Tape smothers the virus as well... and you are not supposed to touch the wart as you could pass the virus on to new places to grow on yourself and on others... so do be careful with how you handle working with your wart.




Call for an appointment with your doctor if:


  • There are signs of infection (red streaking, pus, discharge, or fever) or bleeding. Warts can bleed a little, but if bleeding is significant or not easily stopped by light pressure, see a doctor.

  • The wart does not respond to self-care and you want it removed.

  • You have pain associated with the wart.

  • You have diabetes or a weakened immune system (for example, HIV) and have developed warts.

Remember I am doing this process with the help of my Nurse Practitioner Jocelyn so if ever you need Medical Care, please do seek it out...







6 weeks using Apple Cider Vinegar Poultice and Duct Tape



10 new blood vessels have now come up in 6 weeks using this treatment and I now visit my Nurse Practitioner weekly and she scales it down for me with her scalpel... This is my 10 year old plantar wart that 4 other doctors deemed cured but left a damaged scar on my heel... An over zealous doctor applied a large doze of liquid nitrogen to a small wart - totally needless to put this size an application on my heel and the result was an extremely painful callous - "Overkill" I think... Phew... Anyhow, after the initial treatment I did return in 1 week and was told that I was cured... and then over the next year or so, another appointment with another doctor with a complaint about the callous and they couldn't detect a wart still and the next doctor after that too... But come to think of it, they didn't inspect the callous very closely... ;(

So my Nurse Practitioner found the Plantar Wart(s) when I complained about having a callous that hurt when I walked on it... And we've been diligently working on it since... Lots of Progress with the ACV treatments lately! Glad I found this remedy and my Nurse Practitioner is willing to work along with me using it! :)

With just Duct Tape and biweekly visits to the Nurse Practitioner, we only removed 10 blood vessels of the big wart over 10 months... she does apply a low dose of Liquid Nitrogen to freeze the wart when I visit but I opted to not do this last visit last week...

So the ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) with Duct Tape is more effective removing the wart and all the blood vessels over 8 weeks than just the Duct Tape and freezing method... :)




And my science project continues but progress is ongoing...

Cheers,

Colleen ;)

Here's some pics...

These 3 pics are of the callous and the dark areas are where the wart dots or roots are coming up they appear as black dots on the callous... the callous has been treated with Apple Cider Vinegar poultices one hour a night for the past couple of weeks...










The next picture here is how the callous looks after the Nurse Practitioner scales the callous down - removing some of the black dots (aka roots)...







We can still see some dots where they did bleed slightly but that's a sign that we're getting to them... I usually wait a day (24 hours) before putting a new poultice of Apple Cider Vinegar on for 1 hour...



Here's how my foot looks while it's "Under Construction"...







Note that the red duct tape is sealed all the way around with medical tape - this gives it a proper seal and holds the duct tape in place - I used to use band aids but the medical tape seems to be cheaper and works just as well - make sure you give it length otherwise it just falls off...









And the next 2 pictures show how the callous looks after 1 week (7 days) of Apple Cider Vinegar usually 1 hour at night but sometimes I put it on also in the morning if I can stand the pain... As we are getting closer to the base of this callous and my normal skin, the treatments of ACV do hurt a bit... Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen help ease the pain that does subside in time...









And now we're getting ready to go see the Nurse Practitioner for treatment today...





And here's Jocelyn's (Nurse Practitioner) handiwork this week! We did NOT use the Liquid Nitrogen Freezing again this week - the scaling down hurt a few times - like a pin pricking into my heel as she was scraping things down for me... I think I counted 3 winces from me and 3 OUCHES were mentioned by me... We are using the Duct Tape, Apple Cider Vinegar Poultice 1 hour in the morning after I soak my foot (with the Duct Tape and Bandaid still on) in very warm water in my HotTub - Sometimes the Duct Tape and Bandaid fall off - I just tip toe back to my house and apply my ACV treatment for the morning and then I just do the ACV treatment for 1 hour at night if possible... and weekly visits to Jocelyn for help scaling things down with her skillful scalpel...

























And now I'm back at home and this is what I'm left with after this week's treatments... most of the red dots from last week have disappeared and things are looking pinker - we'll see what else we can draw up over the next week until our next visit with Jocelyn...



I'll put duct tape over the callous now and wait till tomorrow morning and start 1 hour Apple Cider Vinegar treatment then and see if I can do it again tomorrow evening...



Wish me luck! :)




Friday morning after the Wednesday June 30th, 2010 treatment with my Nurse Practitioner...

I applied the Apple Cider Vinegar Poultice on Thursday am and Thursday pm - no problems - threw on the duct tape and fastened with tape...

Then today from 11 am to 12:30 pm I applied the ACV poultice and put my Duct Tape on and that's when the pain started... OUCH... like an earache in my heel... or like scissors being jabbed into my heel or ladies will understand this - intense labour pains in my foot... I think 1 1/2 hours is too long for the AVC - maybe 1/2 hour or 1 hour...

Had to run some errands but had some Acetaminophen in the SUV - took two 500 mg of pain reliever at 2pm EST... and now it's 3:30pm EST and I'm feeling better... heel feels like a bruise I don't want to step on but the earache in my foot has ceased in sending me pain signals like before...

We'll see if I dose it tonite with the Apple Cider Vinegar...

No more warts are in the callous by the way... looks like it's just the wimperings of the blood vessels withering away... Perhaps the closer to the skin layer I get the less tolerant it is of the ACV treatment...

So Duct Tape and a big Band Aid are on it for now and I'll take another couple of Acetaminophen later if I need it...

And that's leading up to my Friday night!

Hope other folks have a GREAT WEEKEND!

I'll be working on my Science Project... we're getting close to the end of this I think... :)

Friday night... almost Midnight - No ACV tonite and no more Acetaminophen needed so it was just 2 pills at 2pm today and we'll see how tomorrow goes...

I would like to apply the ACV in the morning but if it feels sore still sooo I'll wait till evening... It does have the Duct Tape at work to smother any blood vessels left and it is building up and drawing things up in a kind of blister - the blister is just the skin raising up higher and thicker as it makes the roots come to the surface for scaling down next Wednesday by Jocelyn, my Nurse Practitioner! :)

So the pain has subsided, a little tender to walk on still but is well bandaged until we decide things tomorrow...

Saturday Morning... slight pain but I'm ready for the ACV treatment - 1 1/2 hours today and it was a bit tender afterwards... Had to walk for a bit but I was OK... we'll see if I do a treatment tonite... One wart is coming up some more - thought it was gone but it is still persistent... at least the ACV is drawing it up to the surface... and there's about 15-20 little blood vessels still visible...








These two pictures show how the "blistered skin" comes up and draws the wart and roots up with it... there's a shadowy green colour to the bottom of the heel showing and that's a collection of roots... very small but each week they come up still... and it's hard to see the black dot I see - camera shot is not that clear - top left perhaps you can see the dark spot and that's the last wart I hope...



So, tonite I'll apply the ACV poultice for one hour and we'll see how I feel tomorrow morning...



One Hour is enough of the ACV poultice for me... and it's a little cranky tonite...





Monday is here now... Monday morning ACV treatment - 2 hours - I forgot I had it on... and the pain started as soon as I took the Poultice off... felt like a pinching or cramping pain - I had to take 2 Acetaminophen at 2pm EST and then two more at 6pm EST just to ease the pain a bit... still not walking on the heel at this time...

I'll PASS on applying the poultice anymore... seems to be giving the heel pain so I'll opt for the Duct Tape and continue suffocating things and just leave the Duct Tape and Bandaid on until Wednesday morning...

I did sneak a 20 minutes poultice of ACV on Tuesday at 4pm EST just to give things another dose of treatment... and now the callous looks ready to scaling down...

I soaked my foot for about 20 minutes before seeing the Nurse though to soften the skin... she would rather I didn't soak my foot as she prefers to scale down a dry callous - we'll have to negotiate on this in future...

Hope to see what is NOT left when we scale things down at my Appointment... :)

Wednesday's Appointment was another Eviction Notice Party and Jocelyn scaled down so much more and there's still signs of about 10 roots and I think the main wart (yes the original one from 10 years ago) lurks in there too still...

No Pain and Jocelyn really scaled the callous down today...
Nurse visit went very well - she scaled a lot of crap off... but alas, there's a big mass we still need to work with and there was another big dot coming up and about 10 blood vessels... I overdid it yesterday at 4pm when I applied the ACV and was suffering for a bit there last night... but things are moving along with this Science Project...



Saturday morning and I survived Friday night's 1 hour ACV treatment - NO PAIN this time... not like Wednesday night... Thank Goodness! :)



We'll see how things go for Saturday...



Survived the Weekend with Sunday nite - putting on the ACV for too long... 2 hours is too long and pain ensues... oh well, the wart is suffering then! :)



Popped a couple of Acetaminophens and went to bed... I'll take it easy on Monday and Tuesday and keep things Duct Taped and ready for Jocelyn on Wednesday morning...



And Wednesday morning, there was a callous for Jocelyn to work with and she had fun with her scalpel... that persistent wart is still holding on but we'll catch up to it next Wednesday...





Sunday, July 25th - Went to see Jocelyn on Wednesday last week and she removed lots of stuff from my heel... she thought I could just put my shoe on and go and I said, No, I need a bandaid so I don't spread this virus anymore... this heel has not met my sock or shoe ever so I need a bandaid please... She obliged me and neatly placed one of her bandaids on my foot... And now it's Sunday and I've found some blood vessels  also coming up and we'll see how this Wednesday's appointment goes...



I can only handle 1/2 hour of the Apple Cider Vinegar on the Thursday nite after the Wednesday scaling down... this morning, I was back up to 1 hour again and I will be putting the poultice on again for another hour tonite before bed... and I'll try 1 hour tomorrow morning and evening to really douse this thing...





Wish me luck this week!





August 2010 - and we will continue visiting Jocelyn to scale things down with her Skillful Scalpel and then I will apply the Apple Cider Vinegar Poultice a few days later - about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour to start - 1 Poultice at night and another in the morning to "poison" the Virus... it seems as though the more we scale it down to what appears to be pink skin - it gets a white callous over it and then the black dots appear so onward we shall go... there's that annoying brown mass that shows up also and I suspect it to be a main virus from the original wart perhaps... we must remember my case is not a simple one wart thing and it has taken 10 years to get to this point... so my mindset is that I shall continue with this strategy until the dreaded thing is GONE!



Be it September, October, November or December or we are willing to celebrate the New Year with the Cure for this...



I'll keep you posted on an ongoing basis but I think you get the gist of how things work with the ACV treatment... maybe I'll post weekly or monthly for you just so you know I didn't "give up"...



Some Doctors tell their patients that a plantar wart is "Self Resolving"?!? Well, I think I can qualify my answer that in some patients this is NOT the case...







Tuesday, August 10th, 2010...



Getting ready for my 5:00pm EST appointment with my Nurse Practitioner Jocelyn to scale down the callous and all the "goodies?" the Apple Cider Vinegar has brought up for her to work with...



Thursday night last week with a 1 1/2 hour ACV poultice was painful... think 1 1/2 hours is too much maybe too soon after a Tuesday appointment with Jocelyn... I was not weight bearing on my sore heel for 3 days but Saturday, Sunday and Monday Night I was able to apply the poultice again and have brought up a few more blood vessels in the brown area of my heel... We're up to 41 now since last year's start of this "Science Project"... So hopefully Jocelyn can scale me down again and we'll go for another week of the Apple Cider Vinegar and Duct Tape and me again... I might go for my next ACV Poultice on Thursday night again but for 1/2 hour only and we'll see how this goes for me this week!










I know it looks like "Doom and Gloom" here... I think I see 4 more blood vessels coming up in the darkened area on the right side of the callous... 2 dots at the top of the callous are 2 more we've been working on and there's one more hiding at the top of the darkened area... Hope Jocelyn has fun today, cleaning house for me...



And Jocelyn was wielding her Skillful Scalpel to get me down to this for this week...











We had a bit of bleeding going on and now we're left with some caverns in the callous and the pink dots we see are where hopefully the warts have vacated premises from...



And now with my Duct Tape in place, we'll plan for Thursday or Friday to start with 1/2 hour of Apple Cider Vinegar poultice on it - once at bedtime... and I'll let you know how it goes from there...



My Duct Tape and Band Aid now cushion my heel so I am able to walk with not too much discomfort - cushy socks and my running shoes will get me around for a few days now with no problems...



Here's a few hours after getting back from the Nurse - it's not soo Angry Looking now... and there's a little less redness to the colour...











And so today - I'll celebrate how the Duct Tape and Liquid Nitrogen dragged 10 blood vessels out in 10 months and NOW... the Apple Cider Vinegar has raised 31 more blood vessels from this "old" 10 year old wart... a Grand Total now of 41 nasty roots removed from this heel...



Wish me ongoing luck with my little "Science Project"...





Sunday, August 15th, 2010... and I visited my Nurse on Tuesday afternoon last week for my scaling down of my heel - then I waited until Thursday night to put an ACV poultice on for only 20 minutes... (no pain with the lessened timeframe for my first application of Vinegar after the scaling down)



Then...



1 Hour Friday am

1 Hour Friday pm

1 Hour Saturday am

1 Hour Saturday pm



No pain for these 4 applications either so I'm game to continue...



And I do plan to put my poultice on again Sunday am and Sunday pm as well as Monday am and pm and the rest of the time have my Duct Tape securely taped on to help smother this darn wart thing...



And my Nurse Practitioner Jocelyn says she can't believe the size of this plantar wart I've got... :o



So... we'll see what Jocelyn scales me down to this Tuesday afternoon! On the plus side of things, it appears the wart is losing it's grip on my heel and seems to be getting smaller each week! :)





And on Tuesday afternoon (I did dose the heel Tuesday morning with the ACV for 1/2 hour), Jocelyn told me she was going to Zap the thing today... YIKES! I said - Not a good idea, that really hurts when you that I said... I'm happy with what we're doing... And once she started scaling my heel down, she couldn't find anything to Zap... Thank Goodness... :)



So she had a few brown dots which seems to indicate some dying blood vessels of the wart but Jocelyn and I think there's something wicked that lurks beneath still...



And now I've been instructed to apply the ACV on Wednesday so I'm busy during the day and Wednesday night, I'll be ready to do a dose...



I was watching an episode of "The Doctors" today and they were talking about scaling down your foot if you have very dry feet and did suggest people use caution and not scale things down to bleed and a pumice stone is probably the best thing to exfoliate the skin on your heel for regular heel problems... So please be careful with your feet when you scale things down... Before I met my Nurse Practitioner, I used to use a pumice stone to scale the callous down... And if you're like me and not sure how to scale things down, find a medical professional to help you out with this part... Remember, my heel situation is a bad wart with a bad callous and scar that my Nurse has to work with... and that's why I'm so happy to work with her on this "Science Project".



I'll see how things go and post more info soon...





And here's a recent photo of my callous - a bit of bleeding from one of the 4 brown dots that were visible when Jocelyn scaled me down on Monday... this photo was taken on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010...



I applied a 1 hour application of Apple Cider Vinegar Tuesday am and Tuesday pm and after I soak my foot this morning I'll continue with 1 hour in the am and 1 hour in the pm each day until my next appointment next Tuesday - Heel is sensitive and a bit sore though but I'm committed to poisoning the wart out of my heel as much as I can... Duct Tape is put on top of the callous at all times to smother the wart out also... but things are looking better these days I must say... and a few more treatments may take weeks (or possibly months if there's more wart still left under the callous - we can only tell each week what's left to work on) to make sure this wart has been eradicated and I'll be visiting Jocelyn for regular checkups afterwards also...





Wednesday's View of my Heel...









And Thursday was like this for my heel... the dark dots are more visible although the pic is a bit cloudy - sorry about this shot not being clearer...











And like this on Thursday am after soaking it in Hot Water for 1/2 hour then applying Apple Cider Vinegar to it!









Now there's dark dots on the top right side of the callous indicating more of the dreaded wart virus...



Apple Cider Vinegar in the am today and also in the pm and I'll continue this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning also to try to draw this thing up to the top of the callous so Jocelyn can scale it off hopefully... and then we'll start things up again next week and see what we uncover...



Hi Folks - Been away for a while from this blog... Plantar Wart is still lurking around after 6 weeks with just Duct Tape and Band Aids - applied Apple Cider Vinegar again and scaled it down and this is what's still left of the Plantar Wart... lots of dots here and I see Jocelyn Next Monday, October 18...







And after 1 week again, here's how things look for Tuesday, October 26th... the main wart is still coming up and I'm hoping we're nearing the end of this treatment! Wednesday is another appointment with Jocelyn to scale things down again...










Now all I do is scale my heel down every couple of days with a Dr. Scholl callous scraper...









Cheers,

Colleen :)

PS:  January 2014 - Hi Folks, My heel is still free from those Plantar Warts!  Hope the rest of you are finding relief and possibly a cure too! :)

93 comments:

  1. I'm not sure you really have to scrape off the white skin really. The vinegar will reach all parts of the wart anyway, that's my own experience. Also, scraping off the skin will make the vinegar hurt a lot more!

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  2. Hello Anonymous, I'm so glad my Nurse Practitioner scrapes everything off for me it seems (but she's experienced at Foot Care - thank goodness) and you're right - the vinegar reaches all parts of the wart anyway - things are progressing well in these latter stages of my wart treatment I'm happy to say!

    I do hope you're finding success with your treatments also

    And the vinegar does hurt if I apply it to freshly scraped off skin so I sometimes wait a few days for the duct tape to create a bit of a callous for me... although Jocelyn prefers that I only wait a day though...

    Lately I've been applying the Apple Cider Vinegar next day after scaling down...

    And we'll have to see how this week goes...

    Cheers,

    Colleen ;)

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  3. You are applying apple cider vinegar to a large area of your foot....

    Although its not clear in the pics, I'm sure your wart is not as big as the area that you are killing.

    Maybe try using Q-tip heads to be more precise and keep some parts of your foot alive.

    :)

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  4. Hello Anonymous,

    I have been away for 5 weeks for treatment of my foot and will be soaking it first and then the apple cider vinegar to work with the plantar wart using a cotton ball that covers the direct area where it is needed - right now it's a hard callous and needs a couple of weeks of softening as I only had bandaid and duct tape used recently... I'll post more info when things get better for me with this darn wart!

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  5. The best way to avoid plantar warts is to prevent any possibility of the HPV virus from entering your system. This involves proper bandaging and care of any cut, scrape or other injury to the foot, as well as wearing sandals when using a public shower. This can also help you avoid tinea pedis, also know as athlete's foot.

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  6. Thanks Natasha for your comments - very good advice for the prevention of the HPV Virus from entering your system causing a Plantar Wart on your foot.

    Another month goes by and the main black dots in the center of the Callous appears now.

    I'll be working on this again in December and will post updated pictures when things look better again!

    Cheers,

    Colleen ;)

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  7. Hey Colleen- just found your blog- how is treatment going? I just started having trouble with my plantar that was "removed" about 15 yrs. ago...curious to see where you stand with the removal process??

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  8. Hi Christy,

    Been working well with the treatments lately... think we're down to the last of it... :)

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  9. Oh my goodness you poor buggar! i have just hoped on the computer to research plantar warts and i am shocked and so relived it is no where near as exciting as your is. holy doly how do you walk with that?
    i have been meaning to get what was like a crator in the side of my arch of my foot looked at for nearly 12 months now, and i took a fall and landed on a screw years ago and i thought it was just a tender scar when it healed up so i never thought about it. And today whilst getting my sons immunisation i though heres my chance to ask while i think of it as i was in agony walking. and my doctor checked it out and said its a plantar wart, i never knew anything about them before this, and i ended up being hit with the nitrogen thing to freeze it and my gosh it hurts! i am sitting here in throbing pain i feel as if i am standing directly on it, it hurts. i admire you!!! i can only imagine how painful that must be.
    But question; If you have one does that mean there is more? and do you know with the liquid nitrogen they use to cause a blister, how big is the actual root bit? the head as my foot has swollen and puffed around the wart something fearce, its about 3 inches long by about 2inches wide and the little dot so to speak is only like 0.7mm how long would this take to recover? i am spooked now
    cheers
    shelley

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  10. Hi Shelley,

    Sooo, you went the liquid nitrogen way, eh? Hurts a lot upon application to the wart I remember...

    That is why I looked up Plantar Warts online and read from a homeopathic book that Apple Cider Vinegar works well to combat the virus - sometimes it's painful and sometimes it's not...

    I wait a couple of days after visiting my Nurse Practitioner before applying the poultice to my heel... this helps but sometimes when the wart is really fighting back the ACV treatments will hurt also... time will tell on when to use the ACV and when to just duct tape the thing for a few days...

    Hope the info I've posted here is of some help to you and your lovely plantar wart... timewise, you never know as after you scale down the following week, there's that black dot again... consider it a work in progress...

    Cheers,

    Colleen ;)

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  11. WOW! What a fantastic Blog! I felt really inspired so and I think it is a great way to ease into the whole blogging thing! I will chronicle how the warts came to be, and the various methods with which I fought them.T his involves proper bandaging and care of any cut, scrape or other injury to the foot, as well as wearing sandals when using a public shower. I am going to post a link to these on my blog if that is ok with you. I know that my followers will love these. Thanks so much!! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    1. Hi Paul, Glad you found my Blog informative and do feel free to post a link here...

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  12. why only 1 hour ACV a day? I'm trying now 24h.. Hope that will make it faster.

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    1. 1 Hour ACV a day was all I could stand in the beginning and I had to increase the timeframes as I was able to figure out how long until pain developed. I got up to overnight soon enough though. You will find as you add hours to it, you may experience unbearable pain. Best to start with one hour, then several hours, then overnight... duct tape during the day so it's not exposing your plantar wart which could be contagious while you are working on getting rid of it. I kept the darn thing duct taped for a year to prevent my hubby from getting it and keeping my shoes and socks free from contamination. Previous times I had the plantar warts removed, I threw out all my socks and shoes and boots for fear of recontamination.

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  13. thank you for this informative blog, looking at your pictures is like looking at the bottom of my big toe. i have been using acv for a month now. lots of change but it's like an iceberg - so much under the surface...
    i must say the pain with this treatment is exquisite. it throbs, and surges, sometimes is sharp. i used to wear the poultice at night, but now i can only stand it for an hour or so at a time...has anyone else experienced this? what did you do to deal with the pain?

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    1. Hi ry, I agree that the pain with this treatment is exquisite, it does throb and surge and sometimes it feels like a sharp knife is in your foot. I too used to wear the poultice overnight but had to decrease the time to 1 hour at night to even 1/2 hour as the wart was getting closer to the top of my foot meaning that the ACV had attacked the live virus underneath all my layers. I used two 500 mg of Acetaminophen for the pain but it didn't really help - only time passing by with the throbbing, surging and knife stabbing pain will give you relief to start the process all over again. So start with a lower timeframe with the poultice to get the ACV to the top part of the wart. Hope this helps folks out.

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  14. Is this acv just the stuff you'd buy in the supermarket? It sounds more natural than some products the chemist sells. Mine is currently a slight raised bump with pain well under the surface. It's not protuding, and really only hurts when I put weight on it.

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    1. Apple Cider Vinegar is the stuff you buy in the supermarket and although it sounds more natural it certainly is acidic enough to pack a punch on that plantar wart. I would advise a slight raised bump with pain well under the surface to be looked at by a dr to give you a diagnosis of if it is a plantar wart or callous to be worked on. Hope this helps.

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  15. I have a wart, which I believe I got from my thai boxing gym some 5 years ago. It has grown a bit, about 1cm in diameter.

    1. About a year ago I started treatment with Salicylic Acid. Turned out to be a painful waste of time.

    2. After that I went to the doctor for severe freezing and cutting about every second day, about 6 times all in all. Ended up with a huge crater in the foot, doctor said that the fucker is definitely gone. I was happy for a month until it healed up, and I saw the damn thing was back.

    3. Then I read about ACV, and started putting it on with tape during the night. Really not much difference I must say. Perhaps a bit more effective than salicylic acid.

    4. A few days ago I found this "Vinegar Essence", which has 25% acid content. I applied it just like the normal ACV, thinking I could keep it on for the night. Oh my god was I wrong. Half an hour later and it felt like someone was slowly driving hot nails through my foot. I practice thai boxing, and can take a lot of pain without a problem, but this time I had to take a lot of painkillers and get myself really drunk just to stand the pain, it was really excruciating!

    Now, a few days later, with about 15min application per day - with associated intense pain, the wart is well defined under the skin, and is black as night. If I keep this up for a few days more, I think it will fall off by itself. But one has to take it easy with this vinegar essence, it is a quite potent acid.

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  16. Dear Colleen I went through a similar acid and duct tape process as well as countless other forms of treatment for 3 years and got no where with it if anything the plantar wart got bigger. I had episodes of hardly being able to walk because of the pain. I then found a Podiatrist who was pioneering the use of laser it was the best thing I ever did 7 weeks after only one treatment and I could hardly contain my joy, it was all gone if you are interested check out this site:

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    1. Hello, Laser Treatment can be expensive and painful from what I've researched but I'm glad you found a podiatrist using this method that worked for you.

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  17. I was suffering from one of these monstrosities on the back of my heel, and not being familiar with them, I thought it was a really bad callous. It started to develop after I took a new job which had me on my feet and mobile 8 hours a day. One day I decided to attack it with a pumice stone after a 3 hour soak, and I started to peel the edge of it off. I was picking and snipping what I figured was just dead skin, and after excising about a quarter of said skin, I grabbed the flap and started pulling. There wasn't much pain, but I actually started pulling the whole thing out, root and all. I was quite horrified after I pulled the whole thing off, as it was about an inch and a half by three inches, and almost three inches deep. It left a dent it my heel which you can still remains to this day, but wart is gone. I am writing this to let anyone who is interested know, as it may prove to be a method of removal. An extended soak and pulling out the whole thing, if other techniques fail. I could not imagine battling one for ten years, affecting your life the way it does.

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    1. Hello GEFStryker, I'm happy for you with your success story in dealing with your plantar wart... Guess yours was ripe for the picking so to speak... My plantar wart was really stuck in my heel and needed the layer after layer removal process... I'm cured in 2013 still and happily walking along...

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  18. I have also warts in my feet three months ago. I consider it a nightmare in my entire life. I can't wear shoes. i can walk straight and it is really painful and annoying. My friend introduce me an over the counter treatment. It is called the wartrol. Is safe and very effective way of getting rid of your warts. Mine was gone after less than two weeks of applying it. Is it really painless remedy for my warts. You have to try it. check out their site. http://bit.ly/trnqgM

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    1. I guess Wartrol works in some cases... happy to hear you're cured though... :)

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  19. i just started applying acv in my stupid wart last thursday.. i just wanna ask if how big the cotton is to apply at my wart.. my wart is about cm. and i only put a very small amount of cotton.. just the size of an m&ms. is it ok?

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  20. Hi Anonymous,

    Since my wart was so big (size of the diameter of a golfball) I just applied a large cotton ball and that is what got the job done... perhaps a small cotton ball may be what you need to fully cover the area to blast your wart with ACV... Best of Luck!

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  21. I'm quite impressed by your thoroughness--and the scientific quality of your mind--but duct tape's been doomed in the last research study--and you see how well numerous of these other techniques work. I was researching hypnotherapy for cancer,and came across, of all things, its tremendous effectiveness in plantar wart removal. Sounds kooky, I know--but check it out http://wp.me/p22afJ-I0 and see if you don't think it's worth a try. Maybe one day duct tape and hypnosis can go head to head--but my money's behind hypnosis, for a lot more than wart treatment!

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    1. Thanks candida, Apple Cider Vinegar was the Cure in my case... and hypnosis might have helped with pain management perhaps... checked out your blog, interesting stuff to ponder... Cheers, Colleen

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  22. I was successful in treating plantar warts using duct tape and a topical chemotherapy drug called fluoro-uracil. My doctor told me it is the same chemo drug cancer patients take. The treatment took about six weeks. I had previously tried over-the-counter salicylic acid and liquid nitrogen, both of which were ineffective. I used a pumice stone every day on my cluster of nine small warts, applied the fluoro-uracil then covered with duct tape. Eventually, after about four weeks, pin prick holes appeared in each wart after pumicing. I'd stop the bleeding, apply the medicine, then tape it up. Each day the holes got larger as I continued using the pumice stone until craters remained where the warts had been. At that point the Fluoro-uracil could get inside and within a couple days the warts were gone. The craters joined up forming one crater. I disconintued the fluoro-uracil and let it heal in the final week. I recommend this treatment!

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    1. I admire your determination in beating this insidious, tenacious virus!

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    2. Hello Anonymous - Thank you for your story on your fix it for your Plantar Warts... glad you found relief! :)

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  23. I have had great success with ACV on a wart on one foot, but I have one on the other foot in the same area that keeps coming back. I think it's because I don't get to the main wart which is probably deep in my foot. I am now once again treating the wart with ACV - since I'm off work I keep the wart soaked in ACV with cotton and tape. It KILLS but I know that the pain is from the dying wart. My question is this: at first I just saw a few dots which bled when I shaved the area with a razor blade. Now, after soaking in ACV for 3 days, the little dots have become a large black circle. Is that the mother wart being drawn to the surface???? I will keep at it until hopefully I can lift the entire thing OUT of my foot!

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    1. I'm in the same boat! Been taping a cottonball soaked in acv to the wart. Only when I saw it turning black, I got anxious and began digging and cutting. Yes, the acv hurtssssss! My toe is nearly throbbing. But I'm hoping for success. I'm seeing small holes where I've removed the black. which seems to be a good thing from the sounds of it. If I keep this up, I'll have a huge crater in my toe. Doesn't sound fun but if it's what I have to do then I don't want to back out now for fear that it will only get worse. I might cut back on the digging, it seems to cause more pain. Especially since folks swear it falls out just by suffocation.

      Wish me luck!
      -so much pain, can't sleep

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    2. Hello Anonymous, I do hope you found an end to your Plantar Wart - I consulted a Nurse Practitioner to scale my Wart down for me and we found the end together... perhaps a consult with a doctor might help you decide if you're at the end of treatment. Or maybe a zap of Liquid Nitrogen could kill the remnants of the Plantar Wart for you. I know a bit of pain in doing that but it just might seal things off for you. I did that in one of my final treatments.

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    3. Joan, I hope you found an end to your Plantar Wart troubles... If you couldn't resolve your wart, a consult with a dr would be recommended to finish things off perhaps. Cheers, Colleen ;)

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  24. I tried a few different products, wartrol wart removal worked best for me!

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    1. Wartrol seems to work for some people - glad you found your solution for this plantar wart problem... :)

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  25. I just finished soaking my entire foot in a tub of ACV for over an hour. Talk about pain! And then I taped a piece of cotton soaked in ACV on the wart for the night. I took two Aleve to help relieve some of the pain. I'm keeping at it. It went from some black dots to a huge black crater. When I muster up the courage, probably in the morning, I will dig at it a bit. The ACV (supposedly) doesn't cause pain on normal skin, it only hurts when there's a wart, and the pain and throbbing is an indication that the wart is suffering. I'm at war with that thing and I plan to win. Good luck to all!

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  26. Question: I'm soaking in ACV and it isn't painful anymore. There's a big black crater. What should I do now? I heard that you should let the wart come out by itself, but I also heard that you should scrape out the black stuff. I've had this wart for 30 years, I wonder if the roots are long??? Help.

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    1. The skin surrounding the wart turned black because it's dead. Some people like to scrape it off with a clean nail file, wash it with soap, air dry, reapply the ACV with a cotton ball, and strap it onto the wart overnight using band aids.

      However, it can be really painful once you apply the ACV to an exposed wart. Moreover, warts DO NOT have roots. :)

      It's caused by certain strains of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). The virus is also what causes the wart to come back after killing it..

      John

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    2. Hi Joan, I hope the ACV helped you treat you 30 year old wart... WOW that must have been a biggie! It's now February 19th, 2013 and I'm still FREE from any warts in my heel... My cure was worth all the pain to have a wartfree heel again! Best of Luck to you...

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  27. This blog gives lots of information......It really helpful for us.Aboutwart provides simplified wart removing solution by providing a range of wart removing products.

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  28. How successful is the ACV and duct tape home remedies and How long does it usually take.

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    1. Hi, the ACV was very successful in curing my plantar wart as my blog has shown you. It did take some time though as my wart was very deep. At times the ACV is painful, but a couple of Acetaminophens helped me out. I used the duct tape to bandage up my heel with the cotton ball of ACV. It's been almost 2 years since my last treatment and I'm so happy to say my heel looks GREAT (wart free)! :)

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    2. Check out this website for more stories about ACV treatment for wart removal

      http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/vinegar-wart-removal.html

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  29. I have a nasty planter wart I have been digging out for 3 years now and enough is enough thank you for your dedication to this blog, this is my first week with the ACV and I am only applying it one hour after soaking it and using callous removing pads instead of duck tape they cushion the wart and they come with an acid disk that I found helps. Good luck to all on these annoying little bastards.

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    1. Hello Ewok, Starting with a one hour after soaking sounds like a good starting strategy. You might want to try overnight to really get the ACV into the wart site to get it to callous up for scaling down as you remove the layers of the wart site. Best of luck with your journey on this and I hope you find a faster cure than my monster wart took me. I hope the ACV does the magic on your plantar wart that it did with mine. I'm still wart free in 2013. :)

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  30. Hi
    I was diagnosed with both a plantars wart on one heel and a corn on the other in one day after pain had started one morning in both feet at the same time, not believeing the likliehood of these occuring at the same time I went to another chiropodiist who confirmed what the first one had said. So I went to work with Salasylic Acid patches made by Compound W. It has been about 5 weeks now and the corn I think is pretty much done (no pain now) though its hard to tell as there never was anything to see. Theres just a small hole after putting on the patch, taping it with duck tape and leaving it for two to three days each time, and in between patches pummicing. As far as the heel with the wart, I'm not sure what to think as there is still a slight bit of pain, and the same hole, but it's bleeding now after I pummice it, so tonight for the first time, I am just bandaging and duck taping for a day just to see. I'm not sure how I am going to be able to tell if it's gone or not as it was never really clear to me from the beggining that anything was there. Anyone have any advice as to how to definetively tell when the wart is gone? I think the pain I am feeling now is just from damaging good skin. Thank you to everyone taking the time to write anything on here. The more knowledge the better.

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    1. Hello Anonymous, I hope your Salasylic Acid patches have taken care of your wart problem for you after 5 weeks. I think you might have to go back to the Chiropodist to confirm how the treatment is working. I believe the wart is still there if it bleeds. The callous is so difficult to the human eye to detect if the wart dots are still in place or not but the good Dr. should be able to help you figure out your next move. Apple cider vinegar works good too though to clean things up. Maybe give your Chiropodist a link to my blog so the Dr. can have an idea of what you're talking about. My Nurse Practitioner told me not to listen to things I read on the web. And now I've blogged my testimonial only to help others with this very annoying and difficult to treat condition. Best of luck my friends. Colleen :)

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  31. Hi Colleen,
    Thanks for the reply and thank you for doing the blog, this is one of those things you might hear about but never think about until it happens to you at which point you'd kill for good information so that you can get rid of the problem as quick as possible. Its been a painful few weeks. After I wrote this I left things for a day and than went back to the pads, now for the last two days there has been no pain at all, in fact theres been a little bit of itching like somethings healing now. Keeping my fingers crossed but I think you are right about revisiting the chiropodist to confirm where I am, but I think I may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
    Thanks again to everyone on here and to you Colleen for doing this!

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  32. Hello again Anonymous, I am happy to hear the light may be at the end of the tunnel for you. Itching definitely may be a sign of healing. I'm so excited to think that the end is near for these darn warts for you. Definitely time to check with the Chiropodist to confirm where you are in your treatment.

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  33. Hi Colleen,

    WOW! I am so beyond impressed at how open and honest you are. I felt I was reading a detailed description of what I am going through right now. I have spent so much money on my Plantars wart it makes me sick. I have had mine for 8 years now and it seems like things MIGHT be FINALLY looking up for me now. I am taking tylenol/ibuprofen daily for the darn thing. Gaaah I'm so SICK of it! I am placing ACV on it as often as I can stand it. My husband thinks I'm nuts for believing this could be the answer. I think it's because he sees how much PAIN I'm in after I apply the ACV. I often spray the wart with an antiseptic numbing spray prior to placing the ACV and duck tape on it. This helps me keep the ACV on the wart longer before I feel that PAIN. Would you advise me keeping the ACV on it for longer than 1- 1.5 hrs at a time if I can stand it? Is it dangerous at all? There is NO callous over my wart anymore. I have cut it all off. (well, it became so soft it just kinda started peeling off on it's own and I helped remove it by pulling it all the way off) The first few warts have turned black and have been pulled off. The "Mama wart" (that's what I have named it) is officially at the surface and is so super painful and large. I'm going to keep up with the ACV and also keep my fingers crossed that this thing will be GONE before the Summer comes. I LOVE to take long walks and can't even remember what it felt like NOT to have pain in my foot. Thank you so much for keeping this detailed blog and posting it for others like me to read and see. It might sound crazy to you, but it comforts me to see I'm not alone and that there IS a light at the end of this dark, ugly tunnel. I can't believe there isn't MORE that the docs can do about these things. :/ Thank you again for sharing your experience with this pesky little thing. Can't wait to be "Plantar Wart Free!!!" :)

    ~jenna

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    1. Hello Jenna,

      I'm happy my Blog and my experiences are helping you cope with your plantar wart problem. Apple Cider Vinegar applications can be reduced if the pain is too substantial - I used to do 1/2 hour in the morning and 1/2 hour at night - you can minimize the time and still be killing the virus. 1 1/2 hours may be too much time as it seems to be causing you such pain. Try reducing the time, scale the skin down weekly (I had my Nurse Practitioner scale me down weekly) and maybe add 15 minutes to it the following week.

      I remember I used to put the poultice of ACV on over night in the beginning, then that excruciating pain started happening and I had to reduce the time.

      I hope you keep a patch of duct-tape on the wart when you have finished with the ACV poultice as this helps suffocate the wart and prevent spreading the infection.

      I think you are progressing along well... the mama wart is a force to be reckoned with... My Nurse Practitioner would scale that sucker down with her scalpel and then I was left with those little black dots and a callous. It took a few months to get rid of the little black dots and the callous but in the final end I had a nice looking heel.

      And my heel is doing fine these days...

      I'm happily walking along... :)

      Colleen :)

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  34. These blogs are quite incredible that have provided the best knowledge.
    home remedy for warts

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    1. Hello Stephin,

      Thanks and your link leads people other home remedies - Guess they might work for some folks... I went the ACV route and it worked for me... other products just didn't do it for me...

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  35. I'm back just to say, I am back to normal and let folks know what worked for me. I used the compound w patches with duct tape over that, and regularly changed it every third morning and pummiced it down as far as I could tolerate the pain. The patch has the acetasylic acid in the middle plus the pad to help with the never ending pain I was in. It would seem to get better and than come back every couple of days, I was really starting to feel like it would never end after two months, thus the reason I came back to leave this comment. It has finally finished after almost three months I suddenly woke up feeling a slight itch as oppose to the usual pain. I kept up the routine for another couple of weeks until I couldn't feel any discomfort at all. Since then for the last couple of weeks I have been leaving just the duct tape in place just to be sure its completely cleared up as I have read many a story about how they come back. I am so thankful to compound w for their product and my relief. Because of the frustration of almost never reading anything about how long you do this I just wanted to add my two cents worth and hopefully give other people hope that this won't necessarily last forever, which seems to be the norm for storys out there. Be vigilant and stay on top of your treatment, it will get better, thank God mine has, take care folks. Thank you again Colleen for this blog, folks like you provided more help and information than doctors did, much appreciated.

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  36. Hello Anonymous,

    WOW! I'm so glad the Compound W patch worked for your cure to your nasty wart! Three months and a few weeks extra with the duct tape to suffocate anything extra that might still be alive worked really well.

    I hope you're learning to walk again with happiness in your steps!

    Colleen ;)

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  37. Coleen - I have been putting off a plantars wart/corn for 10 years as well - the reason being I fear doctors and surgery..now it has started hurting and I have nowhere to go..i am going to try and do the acv method and hope for the best. thank god for kind souls like you that document these things for other people to benefit as well. please wish me luck..i am not yet sure if the thing is a wart or a corn. it does hurt when I press on it and it is on the ball of the foot. it is small the size of a matchstick dot. I have tried salicylic acid but as you said it goes away and resurfaces at the same spot afterwards. please wish me luck

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  38. Hello rushme,

    10 years, eh? Well, ACV might be the solution for you as well - it worked wonders for me!

    Try an hour at night with the poultice and an hour in the morning if you are able to. And don't forget to tape up the wart with a bandaid or duct tape.

    The ACV should draw out the wart for you.

    If in a few weeks you still question whether it is a corn or a wart, perhaps it is time to seek advice from a doctor or a nurse. (I would have suggested you go to see the doctor or nurse first but I know you fear doctors and surgery so much)

    Best wishes with your war on this wart!

    Colleen ;)

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  39. I found this today while looking into acv for getting rid of one small dot I think is a plantar seed.....
    I used to have (in my teen years- late eighties/eary 90's) awful mosaic warts on my feet. One was a half dollar size(1.5 inches), and one was a dime size(1/2 half inch).....I also had some small ones on my fingers next to my nails..... I did a salve from a dermatologist and soaking and daily scalpel scraping at home, some bouts with freezing but nothing was really helping. it went on for about a year. a lot of painful painful treating only to end up after over a year, with almost the same sized wart as when we started... Then my dermatologist suggested I get shot with the live virus itself..... Like a flu shot... so my mom, who is a nurse, said yes.....
    and wouldnt you know it.... it went away within weeks! I dont understand it and it was so long ago I barely remember how it went away, but it did.
    I still occasionally get the little brown dots next to my nails sometimes, just one at a time with no raised skin...but they can just be snipped right off...
    this one that showed up on the bottom of my big toe is randomly shooting pain up my whole body and reminding me of the times of getting the big one scraped when I was younger.
    So I will put some ac on it tonight and get it gone asap!
    I probably wont check back here, but wanted to let you all know what happened to me in case it hels anyone out there!!!
    good luck!

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  40. Hello Unknown,

    I too had a few warts on my left foot in my teens... late eighties also... back then, my general surgeon was my family doctor also and he was willing to freeze my big toe and dig into the wart, remove it and burn it. I was left with 3 scars on my big toe on my left foot. I also remember having a little one starting on the heel of my right foot around then too and my favourite general surgeon took care of that one also.

    Nowadays, with the freezing process I just found that to be too painful to continue.

    Duct tape was what I started with in 2010 and progressed to ACV in 2011 and after approximately one year of Apple Cider Vinegar, my 10 year old monster wart was GONE!

    So, to sum it up, I hope you put some ACV on your latest wart and find that it gets it gone ASAP!

    Best of Luck,

    Colleen ;)

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  41. I just started the ACV treatments.........on foot and near thumb nail. I see many black dots but they are not above the surface of the skin. Do I try and file these? Many have mentioned warts "falling off". Mine are below the surface.
    (Thank you for these helpful posts!)

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    1. Hi Grace, it seems to be a process of soak your foot or thumb in warm-hot water for about 15 minutes, then scale it down using pumice stone or a skin file for dead skin (this being my fave now) then soak it again to see what is left... apply acv as long as it's not exposed as that would hurt too much... try to tape it up over night with a band aid and resume acv for 1 hour, then band aid it up... take a bath, and start all over again the next nite... it was a morning routine for me but it actually became an obsession for me for a year or so... this is why I posted this blog so others can learn from my experiences... and to get encouragement as this is a long, drawn out process which can be extremely painful at times but well worth the reward of cleaning out the plantar wart or any kind of wart and returning to normal skin... btw I had to scale down my heel with my steel dead skin scaler... looks good as new... :)

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  42. Your feet look terrifying during the treatment but look great at the end. =D Glad to know your feet is still free from those warts .

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    1. Thanks Izthat! I'm still learning how to walk straight tho... my new horse keeps me walking though so it's all good for me! :)

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  43. Glad that your massive wart healed. We've been using the salicylic liquid on our 3-yr-old's plantar wart but are thinking of trying the wartstick next because it is supposedly painless, according to amazon reviews.

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    1. Good luck for your 3 year old's nasty plantar wart... do try the wartstick especially if the reviews have good results...hopefully it is not a deep seeded wart like what I had... mine was a 10 year old terror... but I'm happily trotting along these days with my fave horse! :)

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  44. Hi Colleen.

    Your blog has inspired me to try ACV after 1.5 years of trying many other of the usual treatments.

    I'm now a month and a half into using ACV everyday. Yes it, really hurt at first. I think I'm near the end, but not sure. My wart was about a dime in size. I'm following your routine of ACV then using a clean blade to clean off dead skin. I don't see any dark spots anymore, but the skin is a different texture than "normal". It sort of looks like your fourth last picture, except in mine, all of the surface dead skin has been removed. It is a white texture, and soft, and there are no visible natural "fingerprint lines."

    My question is when to stop treatment?? How long of a period do you keep treating with ACV after the black spots are gone? I read that you know the virus is gone when you can see your "fingerprint lines" return. When will I see them? Is that how you knew to stop?

    Thanks so much for your blog. It has been a huge help.

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  45. Hello There... you can tell the wart is gone when you can see the fingerprint lines which return after a really good scalpel scrape and some warm water soaks for the callous you will still have to do which looks like the last pic of my plantar wart... even now if I don't soak it and use a metal scraper for dead skin removal... I don't use the pumice stone personally but prefer the metal scraper (guess it's up to what is available for you) it looks like my last pic again... so if I don't soak and scale it down, it gets calloused up again and it ends up into a bigger callous (Yippee no sign of plantar wart) which needs to be scaled down.

    All in all, seek out a Podiatrist or Chiropodist or Nurse Practitioner or Doctor to scale you down for the final announcement that they cannot see any more dots for you...

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  46. I need to ask a question. Been treating with ACV for 1 month now.. I used the cotton ball overnight technique, i also soaked in water and ACV when i get the time.. and use a file and a pumice stone. First days the pain was awfull.. then I cut the skin around myself, using a nail clipper and revealed the roots. I accditently cut one of the blood vessels one time.. so i realised i was to the base of it.

    I see a lot of blood vessels coming up. But nothing "falls down'' as the ACV user says.. Now the center hurts when i touch.. there is no "over" skin i can cut.. and i'm affraid to cut a blood vessel again. What did you do when the blood vessels started to show a lot and turned black ? Did Jocelyn removed them? Did it bleed?

    Thanks.. I haven't been suffering for 10 years, but i'm tired anyways to do so.. Thanks for your blog!

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    1. Hello LaBulle,

      Jocelyn scaled down my heel for me each time eliminating more of the blood vessels each visit. Might be time to see a medical person for help now scaling down your wart for you. Best of luck with things...

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  47. I like the fact that you documented everything with pictures. I just want to know have warts returned since applying this treatment? I've written some tips and tricks on plantar wart removal at http://wartremovalexperts.com and I'm just wondering how well the ACV prevents the warts from returning. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Jerry, it's been a couple of years, wart free for me so I guess ACV worked on curing my heel from the dreaded wart and as for preventing future warts from returning, take care of your feet, don't let the skin become cracked - keep skin moisturized sufficiently and avoid running around with bare feet...

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  48. I've been using compound w on my 6 year old daughters toe, 3 weeks in now and after I filed away the little black spots it started actively bleeding for the first time. Did this happen to anyone else?

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    1. Hello Anonymous, the little black spots are blood vessels connected to the root of the wart and it will bleed because the wart is still alive. Apple cider vinegar applications to a dry site (not fresh from bleeding as it will hurt) is what I did with my plantar wart and then scaling it down weekly - Lucky me as I had Jocelyn my Nurse Practitioner help me out... might be time to consult with a Medical Practitioner with a good scalpel as they can scrape off more that we can...

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  49. We can providing the services for wartrin problems.

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    1. Apple Cider Vinegar is cheaper I think...

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  50. Hi everyone, I have been fighting a plantar wart for 4 or 5 years, and have had it frozen 3 times, have done the pads, and got a huge hole burned in to my foot with cauterization (wart came back but wow, did it hurt to walk). When I got it burned, the dermatologist gave me a prescription in case the wart did return for Wartpeel, by NuCara Pharmacy. I do not work for anyone and have no financial interest in the product whatsoever, so this is strictly feedback from a customer. I started by getting the callous to loosen up with the regular ads pads and then started using this WartPeel solution. It has been 8 days and it looks like the wart is dying! The drug is salicylic acid and 5-flouracil, which is a chemo drug and kills the wart by not allowing cells to replicate. After about 5 days, I had a lot of white skin and a bright red blood blister looking thing. The next day, it was pink. Then it was grayish in color and now it's more brown. It is getting smaller, like it's drying out. I am using rounded tip scissors to cut the dead skin away (I know, not for the squeamish). I'm pretty sure this is an option that future readers will want to know about. It is prescription only, but is a lot easier than some of the other things I've tried. I haven't tried the ACV but was going to do that next, if this didn't work.

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    1. Hi, good luck with getting rid of your nasty wart problem... ACV took time but worked for me!!! :)

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  51. Hi Colleen,
    I'm the person that wrote you on Sept. 14th. I quit doing the treatment shortly after I wrote you then. I'm wart FREE!!!! Just to follow up, I decided to stop the ACV treatment as I consistently did not see any black spots for about 10 days straight within the "white" treated area. I have been wart free for about 4 months.

    The skin in the area looks only very lightly callused. It's amazing how much better it is. No black spots, or any bumpiness. I'm able to be back bare foot when I practice martial arts. Also, I have so much more free time now that I'm not treating my foot for 45 mins every other day!

    I'm really happy that I stumbled onto your site. I had tried so many things. Professional freezing, at home freezing kits, self-cauterizing, tea tree oil. None of that worked and much of it was painful. In the end ACV did work and it was thanks to you. The ACV is so cheap. I bought a generic store brand for $2. I think I only used about 1/3 of the bottle.

    I hope others have the luck that I did!! Thanks so much.

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    1. Hello Anonymous,

      I'm so happy for you! And you do need bare feet to practice your martial arts - I actually have my yellow belt in Karate Shito-Ryo! Now take care of those feet - keep them callous-free and moisturized so you don't get Athlete's Foot which could then lead to cracks and we know how the plantar warts can grow from there!

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  52. Nice blog about wart. Wartrin offer a best cream for wart removel.

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    1. Hello Ray,

      Thanks for your comments... Wartrin might be another cream people might consider using... I went the Apple Cider Vinegar route and found my success there! :)

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  53. Been using ACV for approx 4 months now.... i havent seen black dots in weeks and havent seen much of a change either as i continue to ACV overnight, soak in warm water, shave and duct tape... this is how it looks after soaking in acv http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/Nagoshiffxi/Mobile%20Uploads/20140309_233738_zpsb350e556.jpg what is your opinion? I'm still continuing to treat it anyway to see if anything changes

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    1. Hello Karissa,

      I checked out your pic and it looks like you have a callous on your foot. I don't know if you have a plantar wart there... Keep scaling down your foot, maybe a pumice stone or a Dr. Scholl's product that scrapes the skin down for you gently... You may have cured yourself and we don't know it yet! Keep checking for the dots and if you don't see any just treat the callous... I was left with a bit of a scar on the skin and it callouses up on me so I scrub it down every couple of days... Best Wishes on your cure!

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  54. Tammi Lutz (14298270)April 23, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    I was fascinated when i found out that a large mass and continual verruca/wart problem is often your body telling you that there is a more serious problem within the body.
    It often indicates problems with the immune system and frequently saves many lives.
    As the patient notices that the mass is "stubborn" and not going away with time, the patient seeks medical assistance.
    The doctor is thereafter able to explain that the body is unable to fight the human papilloma virus.
    Thus indicating a problem with the patients immune system, various tests can be conducted and most times the patient will be cured within no time.

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    1. Hello Tammi,

      The plantar wart is part of the human papilloma virus and probably does weaken your immune system... if someone is concerned about this, they can always check with the doctor...

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  55. Hi Colleen,

    Firstly, Thank you for all this information!

    I've just started ACV and have done two nights. And WOW is it painful! I left a cotton ball soaked in ACV duct taped to my foot both nights and I can't walk on my foot any more. It throbs so badly.

    Does the pain ease up with time?

    For my treatment/approach: I use a pack of razor blades (super sharp type used in box cutters) bought from home depot to get as deep into the skin as possible before applying the ACV. I leave it on over night, then during the day, cover up with a layer of Duofilm 17% salicylic acid to act as a barrier. I don't use duct tape as I can never get it to stick and stay on my foot. I've tried 4 brands.

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    1. Hello Anonymous,

      You're very welcome for my Science Project story on Plantar Warts - hope people can find some relief from my blogging efforts...

      Try using the ACV for 1 hour at night and 1 hour in the morning if you can... you may be getting down to the layer of skin and the meaty part of the wart that cannot handle overnight anymore... And yes those razor blades do scale things down nicely... keep them sterilized tho... and going deeper into the skin may aggravate your skin if you go too deep... Remember Jocelyn scaled down weekly over several months to scale things down gently... and your layer of Duofilm 17% salicylic acid acting as a barrier works for you then that must be helping you... The painful part is a sign that the wart is dying I like to think and it does ease up in time... Check out Karissa's post just above and she's possibly done with her wart treatment and should start up with the Dr. Scholl's scrubber device I use... I do hope you get there soon too! Best of Luck! ;)

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  56. Great blog! I have had a wart for ten years and I also went to countless doctors who did all the usual things but nothing every worked. It was smaller than a dime and never spread so I just kind of gave up but recently I developed a new one so I started the process all over again. I had used both duct tape and apple cider vinegar for 6 months in the past and didn't have any luck. This time around I have been using Young Living Essential oils so in addition to the apple cider vinegar and duct tape, I also used Oil of Oregano. Essential oils are anti-viral so it makes sense that they would work and it did! In 5 days both my warts had turned black and dried up. I am still treating it until the skin is totally back to normal just to make sure that I get it all but if you have had trouble in the past check out the Oregano Oil!

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    1. Hello Aubrey,

      Glad you found your relief... And you using the Oil of Oregano worked for you... You might be near the end of your wart so if it continues to work for you best of luck with it...

      Hope you find your cure for your plantar wart... :)

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