Home Remedies for Plantar Warts
Do you know what plantar warts are?
Some people suspect that they are fungus, but the truth is that they are skin lesions pestering your foot caused by a kind of virus that enters your smooth skin through cuts or cracks. The problem with plantar warts is that you can't trace how they become visible on your skin since the virus can stay on your skin for some time and remain dormant.
But don't worry guys; it's not the end of the world for your perfectly structured feet. You can still make them attractive again by applying some home remedies. If you want to try any one of them, don't fail to ask the advice of a doctor, and as a rule of the thumb, never attempt to use any kind of home remedy if you have diabetes. People who are afflicted with this disease are prone to extreme infections on their foot that can even lead to amputation.
Some Home Remedies Used by the Old Folks
• Apple cider vinegar – This is one of the most frequently-used home remedies intended for plantar warts, but if you hate its smell, just cover your nose while applying it. First, soak the victimized foot in clean, warm water. After that, you can apply some amount of petroleum jelly around the skin area of the wart, but not exactly on the wart.
Next, get a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar, and apply it over the wart. After covering the wart with a duct tape, leave it there for some time. Perform this procedure once a day and let the cotton ball remain on the skin for at least an hour or so. After 2 weeks, you'll see the wart turning black and rising from your skin, until it finally falls off.
• Tea Tree Oil – The same method as above is used for applying this popular home treatment for plantar warts. In your application, keep in mind that tea tree oil may be something harsh, so in case you experience a skin reaction from it like swelling, itch or rash, you should immediately discontinue its use.
• Food Treatments – Some foods that are recommended by Grandmas and Grandpas for treatment of warts include garlic, onions, cashews, banana peel, lemon peel and potatoes. Rub or tape them over your wart.
• You can also place your affected foot in cold water for at least fifteen minutes in order to kill the virus.
These home remedies for treatment of your plantar warts may not be scientifically proven at all, but they can do something to treat your warts based on testimonies of the old folks.