Plantar warts are a very specific type that can cause a lot of discomfort to the affected person.
Especially because this type of wart is on the foot, in which pressure is constantly exerted while walking or performing daily activities.
Although there are many types of warts, in this article we will focus fully on warts that appear on our feet.
Read on, as you are about to discover the best NATURAL remedies (YES, any scalpel will have to brush your skin to remove the wart) to remove these small marks from our feet.
Also, you will discover the causes of plantar warts.
First of all, what is a plantar wart?
Well, warts are small granular bumps that appear frequently in places like the hands and nose.
They feel rough to the touch since they are skin lesions caused by a virus.
Specifically, they are transmitted by human papillomavirus and transmitted by touch.
Something that we should mention, is that although they are symptoms of exposure to a virus, they show no danger to health, and usually disappear after a while.
However, many people decide to eliminate them because they find them annoying and embarrassing, especially if they have warts in very visible areas such as the neck or nose.
Then, a plantar wart would be any granular lump that appears in the area of the soles of the feet.
This specific type of warts can be caused by being in public pools, bathrooms and also when sharing shoes.
Also, the virus that causes these warts (human papilloma) can enter to the foot through cuts, cracks or other weak points in the lower part of the foot.
As mentioned a few lines above in this article, these warts do not present a health risk, except situations like:
- The growths are very painful
- They change their appearance or colour constantly
- You tried to treat warts but you can’t eliminate them
- The growths of being warts are very annoying and interfere with your activities
- You are not sure if the growths are warts
- You are an adult and you start having numerous warts, which can mean that you are having a malfunction of your immune system
How can I remove plantar warts at home?
There is a very large variety of highly effective home remedies, let’s start with:
This can be a bit tedious to manufacture, since you are going to require organic apple cider vinegar, directly obtained from the fruit.
This is because an apple cider vinegar that has gone through a chemical process will not maintain its therapeutic properties, which are necessary to treat these warts.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, which is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, which makes it highly effective in treating human papillomavirus.
The steps to follow are:
- After washing and drying your feet thoroughly, apply a cotton swab moistened with apple cider vinegar on the plantar wart.
- Allow it to remain well soaked and leave on for about 20 minutes.
- You must apply this remedy for at least two weeks.
Both lemon and apple cider vinegar are highly qualified elements to eliminate warts.
The above is due to the acidic components of lemon which are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial.
After moistening the wart with vinegar, apply a thin slice of lemon on the affected area.
Allow about 5 minutes and then dry the sole.
Finish the treatment by applying tea tree oil.
It will also be good to apply the treatment for two weeks.
Garlic is used for many home remedies, as it is a food that has many properties, such as detoxifying and deflating.
In this case, it will help us fight the virus that causes the wart.
What we should do is rub a clove of garlic through the wart for a few minutes.
Then, you will bandage your foot with the objective that garlic’s properties act throughout the day.
At night, take off the bandage, and wash your foot quite well.
The next day repeat the process, for at least 1 to 2 weeks.
Strengthen your immune system
Although this is not a purely physical remedy, we must not forget that the cause of warts is a virus.
Something logical that we can conclude is that our system was not strong enough to immediately eliminate this virus, and now our body is fighting against it.
Therefore, focusing on ways to strengthen your system is a rational and sensible approach to naturally eliminate a plantar wart.
Eat vitamins C and D, which you can find in fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D can also be widely absorbed if you take 15 minutes of sun daily.
Eat foods such as red meat and eggs, which contain vitamins such as Zinc and Magnesium, which, normally, we lack.