How to Wipe out Your Verrucas

Updated on October 23, 2017
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Verruca Removal Advice

Have you found yourself trying to ignore your Verrucas in hope that they will just disappear? Do you find yourself struggling to completely get rid of your Verrucas? Are you embarrassed to take your socks off in front of company in case someone notices your Verruca? Are you in pain or discomfort? Are you unsure of how to wipe them out completely?

As a fellow suffer of Verrucas for over 10 years, I can totally understand how you feel. I understand the pain and annoyance these warts bring and the embarrassing moments you've had to endure. I also know the stupid amount of endless products you've tried to rid you of these unwanted growths. I want to keep this as simple as possible so you can try it out and see if any of these suggestions work for you as they did for me.

Some FACTS First

The scientific name of Verruca Plantaris is commonly shortened to either Verruca or plantar warts. These particular warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Unlike many other types of warts, plantar warts, or Verrucas, only occur on the sole or toes of the foot.

While caused by a virus, it is important to understand that plantar warts are harmless. They can be painful, but if treated, the symptoms become lessened and reduce the likelihood of you spreading them to someone else. If you do not treat them, the biggest problem they pose is that they are ugly and embarrassing.

How does a Verruca survive?

Answer: It's hard to pinpoint the exact details of what keeps Verrucas alive, but the common diagnosis is that they thrive on air and moist surfaces.

What should you do to fight this virus?

Answer: Simple things like covering the infected area in a plaster to reduce air getting to it helps. There are many other ways to treat a Verruca, and the best treatment for one person may be totally different for the next person.

How do I get virus free?

Answer: After Years of researching and trying all the products off the shelf, from freezing the wart, to applying daily cream, I eventually came across some information that has now helped me clear my Verruca after 10 years of suffering.

It took me just over 3 weeks to clear the Verrucas off my foot, and this is how I did it.

Content Required: You will need a bottle of vinegar, some foam padding plasters (preferably round ones that can cover the entire infected area), and a pumice stone for rubbing the infected area. You can also purchase a wart removal kit if you fancy one but not essential.

Take a bath and SOAK your foot for as long as possible. Add some vinegar, this will soften the skin of the foot and will allow you to properly rub away the top layer of dried/hardened skin that is forming the wart.

  • Action 1 Soak foot in bath (or other foot spa). Add vinegar, and dry the foot. Spend some time rubbing away the skin with the pumice stone. This is required as the root of the Verruca will be buried under all the skin.
  • Action 2 Dry the foot, and then take out a plaster with a foam underlayer. Soak this under layer in vinegar, place over the infected area, and stick your plaster over the top. You may need extra sticky tape to keep in place, but the aim here is to isolate the Verrucas and completely cover them in vinegar.

At the end of each day, remove the plaster and wash foot. You will soon notice the infected area turning darker and darker, this is a good thing.

Once you have washed your foot off, dry it, and use your pumice stone to rub away again. After repeating this process for a few weeks, you should start to see the underbelly of this infection, the root of the cause as I like to call it.

By making sure you starve this area of oxygen as much as possible; this will eventually kill off the Verrucas, or at least reduce the pain it has caused so far.

Once you are down to the root, you can then either try freezing the infected area, or apply some cream to completely get rid of the infection, or use a wart removal kit. For me, I bought another product to remove the leftover black dot which worked well this time. The vinegar killed off the black dots, and they were extracted easily; all that's left now is a smooth surface.

From personal experience, VINEGAR has worked wonders for me! I hope it does the same for you.

More Ways to Manage Verrucas

Just a quick update on some more unique ways to cure your problem, as remedies work differently with different people. A few that I have heard of that work are:

Sudocrem. This works when combined with DARK nail varnish. Run Sudocrem on your infected area every night before you go to bed, then in the morning, paint the area with nail varnish, and put a plaster over the top and stop as much oxygen getting in as possible. After a week or two, you should notice a massive difference.

Another alternative is to use banana skins. Wrap the inside of a banana skin to your infected foot area, use ducktape to keep it in place, do this several times a week, and soon you will see the Verruca fall off.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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      5 years ago


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      7 years ago

      By just using apple vinegar, Eves has another success! This way is quit safe and healthy, which is quite helpful for me. It is shown in:

      along with her complete guidance.

      Hope it helps.

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      8 years ago

      @Iain84: Thanks Iain84 I am glad it helped.

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      8 years ago

      great lens - i had one of these on my big toe. i wrapped duct tape around it and left for about a week, had a bath and then used a foot scrub. came off within a few weeks


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