A Plantar wart is possibly the most painful of all the warts. They grow on the soles of the feet and instead of growing out, they grow inside. This happens because the pressure on the soles of the feet doesn’t allow them to come out. Plantar warts also appear in clusters and are very difficult to ignore. They can be also extremely contagious and can spread through physical contact and indirectly through contact with the same floor. When you have plantar wart you find walking extremely difficult and painful and it is best advised that you have it removed immediately.
One of the low cost methods to remove plantar warts is to use medicines that are available over the counter. You don’t need a doctor’s prescription to buy these medicines. These medicines either freeze the warts or burn them off. In the freezing process, the medicine is applied to freeze the warts and they fall off in about 10 days or so. The burning process is completely opposite of the freezing process because the medicines manage to burn the warts and get rid of them. Many medicines are also Salicyclic Acid based. The Salicyclic Acid removes successive layers of skin on the soles of the feet and removes the warts.
Hyperthermic treatment is also another low cost method of removing plantar warts. The only downside of this method is that it takes a lot of time to take effect. In some people, there are months spent before the warts disappear. In the hyperthermic treatment, you need to soak your feet in hot water for 90 minutes a day. This is an effective method but long term. Not too many people have 90 minutes to spend every day and that is why this method is recommended for people who have time on their hands.
Using natural ingredients and home remedies is another way of removing plantar warts. Garlic has proven to be very effective in removing warts. You need to apply garlic paste on the plantar wart and have the entire area bandaged. Once you open the bandage the next day, you will see a blister appearing. This blister will gradually disappear in a few days and so will the wart. There are also other home remedies that you can use. Items like Vitamin E Oil, Milkweed juice, Aloe Vera juice, milky juice of unripe figs and sow’s thistle plant are effective for removing plantar warts.
Plantar warts, unlike other warts that come up on your hands and fingers, cause more pain and discomfort. It is vital that you remove them as soon as they appear. There is no point waiting for these warts to grow to their fullness. Visit a dermatologist and get the removal process started soon.