Vinegar Remedy For Plantar Warts

by ergeq

Saw this on a website. True?


The article that this is referring to is from the Mayo clinic. They state:

"Soak the affected area in apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes each day. After soaking, use an emery board or foot file to gently file away the dead skin on the outside of the wart. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the area around the wart to protect the skin, and then place a piece of cotton ball that has been soaked in the vinegar on top of the wart. Cover the whole thing with a bandage until the next day, then repeat daily until the wart is gone."

Here are the problems:

1- Petrolium jelly has now got a question mark about its safety

2- Filing after being wet does nothing as the hard skin protects the wart. Also it is harder to file after the skin is wet, you get very little off.

3- Sounds too long winded and most people will give up after a while

4- Another report states the above method "this method has not been proven to work to eliminate plantar warts" seems a bit pointless.

You can check out my plantar wart area here:

Foot Warts 101

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