Have you ever had a plantar wart that wouldn't go away? No matter what over the counter products you tried or doctors prescription you applied that darn plantar wart wouldn't go away? No matter what plantar wart home remedies you used that wart stuck around and caused you pain? Well, let me tell you a little story about my younger brother Joey.
When my brother Joey was seventeen he was the all around sports hero of the local high school. There wasn't a sport that he didn't master. His favorite sport was football. And he was the all-star quarterback.
During football season Joey got a plantar wart on the bottom of his left foot. It was big and it was ugly and it was painful. You could tell how painful it was just by watching Joey walk. You could see the grimace on his face. Try playing football in that condition.
Joey was a tough kid and never complained about the pain the plantar wart caused him. He still played football but he wasn't as mobile or agile as he use to be.
We started with the over the counter plantar wart products. We applied these products religiously per the instructions but they didn't work. Then Joey went to the doctor and the doctor gave him a prescription and we applied the prescription per the instructions and this also didn't work.
It seemed like the plantar wart was getting worse and more painful.
Then one day my Grandma came to visit. My Grandma had grown up on a farm and she always had a home remedy for anything that ailed you. When my Grandma found out about Joey's plantar wart she took over his treatments as only a Grandma can.
She had a list of plantar wart home remedies and the first one she tried on Joey was baking soda and water. She rubbed Joey's wart 3 times daily in a mixture of baking soda and water. That was just for beginners.
Next she used dandelions. She broke open the stem of the dandelion and used the milky sap to rub on the wart 3 times daily as well.
Then she used wood ash. She rubbed the wood ash into the wart daily.
Weeks later when my Grandpa came to pick my Grandma up the plantar wart was still there and still quite painful. When my Grandpa heard about Joey's plantar wart 2 words came immediately to his mouth and those two words were - duct tape.
My Grandpa went to the trunk of his car and in a tool box he took out a roll of duct tape. He told Joey to cover the wart with duct tape and leave on around the clock for three weeks, removing only to change the tape.
A month later Joey no longer had the wart. I'm not sure if it was my Grandma's plantar wart home remedies or if it was my Grandpa's idea of using duct tape that made the wart go away. All I know is that Joey was back to his old self.
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Sam Chandler is a freelance researcher and writer. To learn more about Plantar Wart Home Remedies please go to Home Wart Removal.