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How to Know If a Plantar Wart Is Healing?

By Contributing Writer ; Updated July 27, 2017

A plantar wart is a common growth, caused by the human papillomavirus, that appears on the bottom of the foot. It is especially prevalent among children ages 12 to 16. The papillomavirus permits skin cells to develop at a quicker rate than other cells, and thus a growth appears.

Instructions

  1. Recognize the appearance of the plantar wart. It normally begins with a circular skin build-up with minuscule brown or black spots on the bottom of the foot. The warts could make walking uncomfortable.

  2. Pulverize several vitamin C tablets and moisten with water. Apply to foot and cover with a clean cloth or bandage. You could also try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on the wart every night. The potassium is said to heal warts.

  3. Verify if the plantar wart is healing. It should be turning white, indicating that the skin cells are dying. Try to remove the wart with a scalpel or clippers. Be patient, as healing can take awhile.

  4. If your wart is particularly stubborn, see your doctor. He can treat and remove the wart.

  5. Tip

    Treating a wart yourself carries a risk of infection. Warts are contagious. Avoid sharing footwear and walking barefoot in the house.

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