Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet. Unlike other warts, plantar warts grow into your skin, not out of it. You can tell if you have a plantar wart if you notice what appears to be a small hole in the bottom of your foot that is surrounded by hardened skin. Plantar warts can make walking uncomfortable.
Plantar warts are caused by certain viruses and are therefore contagious. However, given that warts tend to penetrate deeper into the skin layer, they must be treated from the incipient stages.
Here are 4 easy and effective ways to get rid of plantar warts for good:
1. Apply a cotton disk soaked in apple vinegar on the affected area. Stick the cleansing disc with adhesive tape and leave it overnight. Follow this remedy daily for 1 week or until wart is completely removed.
2. Cover the wart with duct tape. Follow this remedy daily for 10-14 days. Alternatively, add a little apple vinegar.
3. Mix 2-3 drops of castor oil with a little baking powder. Apply this paste to your warts 2-3 times a day, covering the area with a bandage. Castor oil can also be used without mixing it with baking powder.
4. Massage the affected area with a slice of raw potato. You can also apply a piece of frozen potato over the wart, covering it with a bandage.
Follow these remedies regularly and exfoliate the area using a pumice stone and you’ll get rid of warts in no time!