Home Help for Warts

Stress is something that everyone deals with. No matter who you are, you’ll encounter some sort of stress some time in your life. This Wednesday, on Stress Awareness Day, try to help someone struggling with excessive amounts of this anxiety in their life with a thoughtful gift. Another problem that most people will come in contact with some time or another is warts. Just like stress, warts can be helped with a little tender loving care in the form of home remedies.

Before starting any home treatment, you want to make sure it is a wart, as some types of skin cancer can mimic the appearance of warts

We have heard of many home types of treatments which typically do not work such as: Apple cider vinegar has a lot of uses in the home. You can add wart removal to that long list. Every night, take a cotton ball that’s been soaked in apple cider vinegar and place it over the wart. Cover that area with a bandage until the morning. The skin from the wart should easily peel off after one or two weeks of treatment, maybe.

Some people swear by duct tape applied over a long period of time, and the idea gained some validity from a study back in 2002. You leave the tape on for six days, remove it, soak the area in water, rub with an unused emery board, and after 12 hours apply a new piece of tape.

Home remedies for treating warts may not work if your growth is quite progressive. You may want to try an over-the-counter wart remover if you know the spot on your foot is a wart. In that case, the six-week treatments usually work half the time. Cutting warts should never be tried at home.

If home remedies and over-the-counter treatments have not worked or if you have diabetes or a circulation problem, please call Harvey R. Danciger, DPM, for wart removal. We can use prescription-strength treatments on the wart and prescribe you topical medications that might help. We can also perform a small procedure to cut the wart from your foot. To make an appointment, call our office in Palm Desert, CA, at (760) 568-0108. 

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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