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If you don't want to see a MD. Go to pharmacy. Buy some salicylic acid pads called Mediplast. They come in a box of 15-20 sheets. Get the box with the least number of sheets you can find since you will probably only end up using 3 total. These are usually more expensive than Dr Scholls but work much better. You may have to ask the pharmacist for them, they may be behind the counter. They may sell them per sheet, but usually in the box.
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When you get home, cut a piece just a little larger than the wart (can be circle, square, rectangle--just cover the whole thing plus a little extra skin all the way around). Stick the piece on the wart and cover with a bandaid. Leave it on ALL OF THE TIME except with showers or swimming. Take it off, do your thing. When done, replace with a newer piece and bandaid. One sheet should probably last you about 20-30 applications depending on the size of the wart (and how big you cut each piece).
Your wart will turn white. It will soften and hopefully peel off in chunks. If you are lucky it will BLISTER. This means it is almost gone. If your skin gets raw...perfect! You stop and let it heal on its own. Its ok to peel off/pear down the dead skin as you go--if you use nail clipper, just make sure they are clean and don't go overboard cutting. You don't have to get every little piece off. Usually good time to debulk just after you shower or swim since soaking softens and helps the dead parts come off easier. If you get a day that your foot just hurts too much, skip a day or two, then resume applications until gone. Will take 4-8 weeks depending on the size of the wart and whether you are able to keep a pad on 24/7.
Do this as often as you can.
His way was heat up some water to some semi/hot sissy temp of approx 110 deg (of course he'd get sued if someone got burned so he had to play it safe) and soak your foot for 15-20 min every day for 3 weeks. I knew i wouldnt follow it for 3 weeks so I got the water as hot as I could stand it without actually taking skin off and did it for 10days -2 weeks...it went away, its been 10yrs and has never come back.
mine was near the ball of my foot so i heated water in something like an aspirin bottle and held the mouth of the bottle against the wart so the heat only hit that small area instead of putting my whole foot in hot water...i had it as hot as i could stand it. Good luck...those things can suck
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I am speaking from experience here but sorry to tell you this but your wart will probably necessitate a visit to your doctor. What you have are Verrucas (or plantar warts), and what you see is only the tip of the iceberg. Verrucas are normally bigger inside than on the outside (because of the pressure you put on your feet) so they hurt like hell. They can be treated with over the counter remedies such as Salicylic acid, but only while they are small (maybe 1/8 inch diameter) and it takes months with religious application. The Dr. Scholls treatment and all the over-the-counter treatments only contains 40% acid - so they are virtually all the same.
If you just skip your salicylic application by a few days, then you are back to square one. Success rate is probably 60% if you are religious about it.
But it seems that your Verruca is already big and deep, so you will need cryotherapy, multiple times, which can only be done by a doctor / dermatologist. The cryo treatment will take only a few weeks and will need to be supplemented with Salicylic acid pads until the bugger falls off.
I had one for two years on both feet and I tried all sorts of stuff, including cryotherapy. Did three Ironmans with that thing and it hurt like mother. Finally, went with Bleomycin injections for three months - a remedy for treating some types of cancers - and it worked. But the injection sessions (multiple shots per foot) was the MOST PAINFUL experience I have ever ever ever ever. I swear those shots would make a grown man Ironman cry. My derma said a lot of her male patient left her sessions in tears. You would not want to resort to Bleomycin so I suggest you do the cryotherapy ASAP.
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I feel your pain. Unfortunately there is no "secret recipe" but you can use certain natural solutions to get rid of your plantar warts quickly and effectively. Then there are preventative measures you need to take to keep them away forever. I explain how to do everything in my plantar wart removal guide called Verruca's Kryptonite, which I created to help people like you and me fight against our verrucas once and for all! Hydrogen peroxide at 35% food grade works well along with crushed aspirin, garlic, and even papaya. Have you tried any of those remedies? After your verruca falls off you need to make sure to keep treating to get all of it and then watch it every day to make sure it does not come back. The HPV is a tricky little virus that likes to play hide and seek so do your best to keep an eye on it.