This plantar wart removal guide will walk you through all of the steps you need to remove plantar warts from your feet for good. This is one of the only nearly pain free ways to remove plantar warts that actually works. There are many painful treatments out there (Bleomycin, Surgery, CryoSurgery) but this seems to be the most successful and oddly enought the most pain free. This treatment has been recommended by dermatologists and numerous university studies.
How to treat and remove plantars warts
Trim the Mediplast
so that it fits squarely over the plantars wart(s).
The mediplast covering should be large enough that it covers the plantar warts and the surrounding area of the plantar warts (around a centimeter larger on each side should do).
Apply the mediplast to the plantar wart(s) so that it covers them completely.
After applying the mediplast trim the waterproof tape so that it will completely cover the mediplast.
The tape covering should be large enough that you will have no retriction on showering or swimming. This step is very important! Make sure you leave the tape on for 3-7 days or until the tape starts to peel or no longer stick.
After the tape starts to come off, remove the tape and note the outside of the wart is turning white.
This is dead tissue and when you peel the mediplast away you may actually pull some of the wart off with the acid plaster. Now you need to trim the dead skin away the best you can, a good pair of scissors and your pumice stone will help. Do this until you have removed all the dead skin you can without causing yourself pain.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for 2 weeks to 2 months. Only stop these steps if you experience discomfort or your skin gets raw. When this is the case stop treatment but only for a couple of days until your skin is no longer experienceing discomfort. If you stop for an extended period of time the wart will come back.
How do you know when it is gone?
It can be difficult to tell when your wart(s) are gone and you are cured, lack of discomfort and the reappearance of your natural footprint is a good indication. Usually the area where the wart was will seem to become smooth and part of the natural skin again. If you see little progress after going through this process you should seek the medical advice of a doctor or dermatologist. It is rare to have any kind of issue with the mediplast but you should remove the mediplast if you think you are having some kind of reaction.
Supplies you will need to treat your plantar warts
A wart of the type plantar is a wart caused by the human papillomavirus
occurring on the sole or toes of the foot. Plantar warts are usually self-limiting, but treatment is generally recommended to lessen
symptoms (which may include pain), decrease duration, and reduce transmission. Many times a person may not notice them until they begin
running on them or receive a foot massage. Over time they will spread and can fuse or develop into clusters.
How do you know it is a plantar wart?
Plantar warts are often similar to calluses or corn, but can usually be differentiated by the striations that go around the wart like:
When you push on the wart, it will probably only be painful when you push it side to side, not directly on top of it.
The best thing you can do is avoid walking barefoot in public areas where your feet will be wet such as a gym shower room. Wear sandals when showering or
walking in areas like this.