Monday, November 4, 2013

Treating verrucas with tea tree oil

How to use tea tree oil to treat warts
How to use tea tree oil to treat warts
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Verruca removal can also be done successfully at home. There are many way to get rid of it but in this article we are going to talk about treating verrucas with tea tree oil.

Does tea tree oil get rid of warts?
Every individual will react differently to different kind of treatment. This treatment might or might not work for you. However, verruca can be painful and it always worth to try getting rid of it. Beside, a lot of peoples said this treatment work for them.

How to use tea tree oil to treat warts
The process is really simple. All you have to do is put one drop of tea tree oil to a cotton bud and apply it on the verruca. Then, simply cover the verruca with plaster. How long does tea tree oil take to remove warts can't be confirmed, some peoples said it only take a week or two but it might take longer for you to see some result.

Just like many other home remedies, nobody can guarantee the result but it doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. Nevertheless, as stated at the beginning of the article, there are many way to get rid of verruca at home.

So don't forget to check out the other at-home verruca treatment. There are a few option to choose from.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How to get rid of verrucas with duct tape

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How to get rid of verrucas
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Sometime, warts on feet or also known as verruca can be painful. It will go away by itself but it's going to take a pretty long time for that to happen. Alternatively, we can get rid of it by force. This can be done by either asking your doctor to do it for you, or by using a home remedy.

But in this post, we are going to show you how to get rid of verruca with duct tape.

Removing verruca with duct tape is a pretty simple process.

The first thing to do is covering the wart with duct tape, and leave it that way for 6 day straight. If the tape fell off, (maybe due to the tape being expose to a lot of water during shower) simply cover the wart back again with a new piece of duct tape.

6 days later, you'll need to remove the tape. Then, soak the verruca or wart for 5 minute in warm water. After that, remove any dead tissue at the top of the wart by softly rubbing the wart using pumice stone. Make sure you dry the wart before you do this.

On the next day, cover the wart with a new piece of duct tape again. Continue doing this for at least two month and see if it work.

The duct tape treatment might not give you the result you want. But a lot of peoples said it work so it probably worth a try.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

5 verruca treatment that might give you maximum result

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how to get rid of verrucas

Having a verruca can be painful and uncomfortable. If you fail to find the right verruca treatment for you, you might end up unable to do your daily task effectively.

As you seek for the right treatment, keep in mind that it is difficult to know which treatments is the best. This is because each individual react differently to different kind of treatments. Treatment that's proven to work for someone else might not give you the same result.

The only effective way to know which treatment will work is to give them a try. Here are 5 verruca treatments that you might want to give a shot.

Verruca laser removal treatment
Your doctor will basically just shot low intensity laser to kill the verruca before s/he get the dead verruca removed. This treatment is less painful but known to be pretty expensive.

Cryosurgery treatment
This treatment involve freezing the verruca with liquid nitrogen and usually require up to 4 treatments for you to get the best result. This treatment is pretty popular because it is cheaper than laser removal.

Chemical treatment for verruca
Your doctor will cover the verruca with chemical such as Cantharidin. Your doctor will then warp the area with bandage before s/he give you some guide on how you need to take care of it. Your doctor will remove the verruca during your next appointment.

Over-the-counter medication 
Over the counter treatment such as salicylic acid is widely available for sale. This method is done by yourself and it also have a pretty high success rate. A lot of peoples prefer to try this self-treatment first and only go to the doctor if this treatment didn't give them any result.

Home remedies for verruca
For peoples who hate chemical products and  prefer to do things yourself, there are always home remedies. Check out these home remedies for plantar wart here.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to disinfect your shoes after you've had plantar warts?

Plantar warts are caused by virus. Because of that, a lot of peoples who had manage to get rid of their wart are worried about been reinfected again by the remaining warts virus that might have survive in their shoes or sock.

During treatment period, some peoples use bandage or duct tape to cover the wart and prevent the virus from spreading. Unfortunately, sometime when wearing shoes and socks, the band aid could come off due to your feet movement.

This situation is making peoples worried about the wart virus surviving in the shoes or sock after they manage to get the wart removed. So how do you disinfect your shoes?

This cleaner never claim to be able to kill the virus that cause plantar warts

You can try cleaning and disinfecting your shoes by using Lysol® Disinfectant Spray. However, Lysol® Disinfectant Spray manufacture never said their product can fight the HPV virus that cause plantar wart at the first place.

But since Lysol spray can be use to fight many type of virus and bacteria, it's probably your best bet if you want to try disinfecting your shoes. Nevertheless, buying a new shoes and sock might be a better option for you. Just to be sure.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Can you ask to be put to sleep during plantar wart surgery?

When it come to plantar wart removal surgery, the pain that you going to face during the procedure probably is your number one concern. A lot of peoples are really good at handling a regular pain in their life but when it come to surgery, it just another different story.

To avoid this pain and as a solution to this problem. Some people are thinking about getting them self to be put to sleep during the surgery. The question remain could you actually demand the doctor to do that for you?

Plantar wart surgery is considered too minor

Doctor usually wouldn't agree to put you to sleep for minor surgery like this. Putting someone to sleep is only acceptable under certain circumstances. For minor and small surgery such as plantar wart removal surgery, your doctor might refuse to put you to sleep because of these reason:
  • The pain is usually bearable
  • Putting you to sleep has it risk
  • In some cases, insurance company approval is needed
What can you do:

The only way to deal with this is to discuss it with your doctor and see if there's anything that he/she can do to help you relax. Nevertheless, keep in mind that this is just a small surgery and most peoples are doing just fine during the entire procedures. Putting you to sleep isn't even necessary at the first place.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Could you have a plantar wart if you've never had sex?

You're just doing your normal routine when you started to feel like there is something at the bottom of your foot. When you look at it, you find out that there actually is something wrong there. So you do a little bit of research on the internet and find out that the thing that you have on your foot, is some kind of wart.

You started to feel uncomfortable as you continue you research and find out that wart is cause by Human papilloma virus (HPV), which sometime known as sexual transmitting virus. But what bother you is the fact that you're a virgin. If you've never had sex, how could you been effected by virus that transmitting through sexual contact?

If you're reading this, similar situation mentioned above might had happen to you.

You see, even tho plantar wart do cause by HPV, the wart that you have on your foot is not caused by the same type of HPV that transmitting through sexual context. There is many type of HPV and Plantar wart is cause by HPV type 1, 2, 4 and 63 while the genital wart (which is usually transmitted through sexual contact) is cause by HPV type 6 and 11.

HPV type 1, 2, 4 and 63 which usually cause plantar wart to appear on your foot is known to thrive in warm and wet environment such as shower room and pool. This type of HPV virus is also known to enter your body through small crack on your foot.

While you actually never had sex before, you can still get plantar wart by walking barefoot in the shower room or any other places where the condition is good enough for the virus to live. Luckily however, there are several plantar wart treatment that you can choose ranging from simple and cheap home remedies to a little expensive plantar wart removal surgery.

Continue reading : 
4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts
5 home remedies for plantar wart that a lot of peoples are talking about
Plantar wart removal surgery

Friday, February 8, 2013

What you ought to know about laser plantar wart removal

The problem with plantar wart is, they're really hard to remove. Believe it or not, there is certain people who find it extremely difficult to remove plantar wart. They have done everything from home treatment to surgery yet the dammed wart keep surviving or coming back! Could laser plantar wart removal be the answer?

Basically, there are 2 different kind of laser treatment for plantar wart. The one that use pulse dye lasers & the one that use carbon dioxide lasers.

What is the different between these two?
Pulse dye lasers – This treatment focus on starving the wart on your foot by attacking it blood vessel. Which will eventually kill it and the wart will fall off.
Carbon dioxide lasers – This laser on the other hand work pretty similar to surgery, where the plantar wart will be cut off your foot.

Good to know: Before the procedure, the effected area will be numbed to reduce/eliminate pain during the treatment. 

Seem promising? Just because laser removal sound extremely high-tech, it doesn't necessary mean this treatment is needed in every plantar wart cases. Laser treatment usually used when you're in the kind of situation where other methods are unable to defeat the wart successfully.

laser plantar wart removal is often use when the wart is either too large or too widely spread. This treatment is sometime considered as the last choice.

Laser plantar wart removal cost
For pulse dye laser treatment, it might going to cost you about $360. But be aware that a few treatment is required to successfully remove the warts.

However, the cost involved in removing plantar wart through laser treatment may vary depending on the size, amount and the location of the wart.

Laser plantar wart removal recovery
Recovery time for laser plantar wart removal might take about 5 weeks. It all depend on the amount of warts and it location.

The treated area usually feel a little painful for a few days. But if  the wound is bleeding for more than a week or becoming very painful, you might need to refer to your doctor.

Other than that, you might need to clean the wound to prevent infection.

Laser plantar wart surgery can be a little bit expensive. If you've not try other removal method yet, you probably should. You can check out “5 home remedies for plantar wart that people are talking about” and “4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts” to get more infos.

Friday, February 1, 2013

4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts

In the previous post, you had been given a list of 5 home remedies for plantar wart that a lot of peoples are talking about. But when it come to home treatment, sometime the treatment didn't really work. Yes, a lot of people claim that they've successfully remove the wart on their feet using the home removal methods but sometime, things that work for other peoples doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you too.

If you already tried most of the home removal methods you read on the net, yet the wart doesn't really show any sign of dying, perhaps it's time to take a look at other solution. Such as over the counter products.

But there are a lot of brands available out there, which one is it to choose? Worry not because here is the list of 4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts.

1.Compound W® – One step pad for feet
There is no doubt that Compound W is pretty much one of the most popular brand when it come to plantar wart removal.  You might even already heard of it before you read this list.

Compound W – One step pad for feet come with a few awesome feature such as extra cushioning which is really great for your comfort during the entire treatment process. Other than that, water proof feature make it even more comfortable to use as you won't have to worry to much about the pad slipping off when exposed to water.

Price: around $9.35 (
More info on their website:

2.Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover
Dr. Scholl's is another top brand for wart removal. Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover help to prevent the wart from spreading to unaffected area while getting rid of the wart itself.

Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover also come with cushioning pad which is very handy to relieve the pain that cause by plantar wart. It's also odorless and had been design to stay on place so you can feel comfortable doing your daily routine.

Price: around $20.30 (
More info on their website:

3.Wartner 2nd Generation
Another great product for plantar wart self treatment is Wartner 2nd Generation. Wartner 2nd generation work by freezing your wart to it core.

Some of it feature including freezing the wart to it core, easy to use self treatment (they even have a video tutorial on how to apply this product) and the treatment it self is claimed to be similar to the one done by a doctor.

Price: €17.20 (
More info on their website:

This handy stick is another option for you when you need the wart removed. WartStick can be use to get rid of both plantar wart and common wart in painless and effective way.

WartStick contain the maximum strength of salicylic acid to effectively destroyed plantar wart or common wart. It is pretty handy and easy to use too.

More info on their website:

If the home treatment didn't seem to be generating any desirable result, trying one of the products listed  above might be able to help you to remove the wart. However, it is best to refer to a doctor before applying any over the counter products as some of the products is not suitable for peoples with certain condition such as pregnancy. Be sure to check if it is safe to use the product before using any over the counter medicine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

5 home remedies for plantar wart that peoples are talking about

Nobody want to have a weird looking skin condition at the bottom of their foot. What's more, this weird looking skin condition also known to be a little bit painful especially for those who are pretty active in sports.

At the same time, asking for a doctor to remove your plantar warts through plantar wart removal surgery can sometime be costly. The surgery procedure look scary too even tho a lot of patient claim they didn't feel anything during the procedure.

If you have plantar warts, you might want to take a look at these home remedies for plantar warts and give some of them a try before deciding to meet your doctor.

1. Plantar wart duct tape treatment
The duct tape treatment is pretty popular on the web. Almost any blog and forum that have any kind of discussion about plantar wart had at least write something about this duct tape treatment.

How to apply this method
Plantar wart duct tape treatment work by simply stopping the warts from getting any oxygen supply. This is done by placing the duct tape over the wart for a long period of time. Eventually, the warts won't be able to “breath” and will be gone for good. There is also another theory that said the duct tape cause skin irritation which making your body immune system to pay more attention to that area and cure the warts.

2. Nail polish treatment for plantar wart
Nail polish treatment isn't as popular as the duct tape treatment. However, there are people who claim that they have successfully remove that ugly piece of skin condition from their foot by applying this technique.

How to apply this method
Just like the duct tape treatment, nail polish treatment also work by blocking the wart from getting oxygen supply. The only different is, this time you're using a nail polish instead of duct tape. Simply cover the warts with some nail polish.

3. Using apple cider vinegar to treat plantar warts
Apple Cider Vinegar can be use to kill plantar warts. Some people said this plantar wart removal technique can cause a little pain but many people claim that this method work and painless.

How to apply this method
Put the apple cider vinegar on a piece of cotton and then put it over the wart. Finally, you can duct tape or bandage the cotton piece to make sure it will stay in that place. This technique is best applied at night before you go to bed.

4. Banana Peel plantar warts treatment
If you have plantar wart at the bottom of your feet, throwing away a banana peel might be a bad idea. The potassium in the banana peel can help kill the wart on your foot.

How to apply this method
Rub or put the inner side of the banana peel on the wart. Do this for a few weeks and see if you can get any result.

5. Garlic as a natural plantar wart treatment
According to some research, garlic believed to have some sort of antiviral  properties which can be use to cure warts if it is applied on the wart for a couple of weeks.

How to apply this method
Simply apply a freshly crushed garlic over the wart and leave it that way. It is a good idea to bandage the area to make sure the garlic didn't get messy.

There you have it, some of the most popular method to treat plantar wart at home. If these method didn't produce any desirable result than perhaps it is time to set an appointment with your doctor and get the wart remove professionally. Or you can give over the counter remedies a shot.

Other posts:
Duct tape treatment for plantar warts, does it work?
Can nail polish get rid of plantar warts?
Should you limit your child activity because of plantar wart?

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