DIY remedies and precautions for dealing with Plantar Warts

The bumpy non-cancerous but extremely annoying skin outgrowth that takes place usually on the soles of feet is plantar warts. They appear and vanish in few days but sometimes they become so painful that they restrict one’s walking to a great extent. They are certainly very annoying but they have some very simple remedies. Here is a rundown on some of the best DIY remedies that help get rid of plantar warts quickly and easily.


hand slicing garlic

Garlic has so many anti-biotic properties and one of those properties makes garlic effective on removal of plantar arts as well. There are many instances when people have used garlic to get rid of warts. Cut or crush garlic and rub it on the warts, and then cover the area with a bandage so that garlic juice seeps in. Do this every night and let the skin breathe during the day, you will a speedy removal of warts.

Ensure your feet are dry

dry feet

Damp and sweaty skin is heavenly for the viruses that get a perfect opportunity to multiply and flourish in such a condition. You need to take measures to keep your feet dry after a bath or use powders to prevent too much of sweating.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar seems to be one solution that has become popular off late to have plethora of health benefits. It has properties that can cure plantar warts as well, so apply it on the wart everyday and cover it with a duct tape. Soak your feet in warm water after you remove the duct tape and then apply a new one.

No going barefoot


Plantar warts are contagious and if you go on barefoot, you will probably have more chances to have plantar wart because of the virus your feet might catch. Therefore, never go barefoot especially on the hotel carpets, public showers, locker rooms, and pools.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

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You can pick one of the plantar wart removal products containing salicylic acid out of the many available on the market. Before you apply the salicylic acid solution on the warts, you soak your feet in warm water and remove the dead skin cells with a pumice stone. Repeat this procedure for about two months everyday and see the warts vanish.

Potato Skin

 peel potato

Peel a potato and then rub the wart with the inner side of the potato peel. Do this twice a day for a month or so, and the wart will fall-off.

Plantar warts are painful or discomforting skin outgrowths on the soles of one’s feet. If one takes some precautions or follow natural remedies, one can easily get rid of plantar warts.

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