How To Get Rid Of A Plantar Wart

I was lucky enough to enjoy a couple vacations this past summer, the first being a trip to Georgia.  After lots of walking and sightseeing, I came back with a tan, souvenirs and a plantar wart.  I wanted to share with you an inexpensive and easy remedy that I used to get rid of my unwanted hitchhiker.  But first let me explain what a plantar wart is and how to know if you have one.

A wart is actually a virus that is very common and easy to spread. The word plantar just denotes the location being on the bottom of the foot.  When the wart first starts, it may appear as a raised area and will be painful when pressure is placed on it. As it grows or if you carefully peel back the very top layers of skin (make sure anything you use to touch the wart is clean and sanitary) you will notice an uneven surface that resembles cauliflower and disrupts the print of the skin.  You may see some pinpoint black dots that connect the wart to your blood supply.

It's important to try to get rid of the wart as soon as possible to prevent spreading the virus to adjacent tissue. Warts can be very stubborn to get rid of, therefore it is of great importance to be diligent when following the protocol.


  • Bragg Organic Apple Cider
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Duct Tape
  • Sanitized File

  • Tear off the very tip of a cotton swab, making sure it is just a tad larger than the wart.
  • Pour 1/2 teaspoon of Bragg Organic Apple Cider into a small cap or bowl.
  • Dip the tip of the cotton swab into the apple cider and place on the wart.
  • Tear off a square piece of duct tap that is large enough to stick to the skin and press over the cotton swab.
  • After 12 hours, remove the duct tape and swab to examine wart.  Take a sanitized file and sand down the dead white skin.
  • Repeat protocol until wart is gone
There may be times when the tape and swab will need to be replaced more often due to daily activities that may loosen the adhession of the tape.

Sometimes in the beginning few days of starting the protocol, you may notice a swelling of the tissue in the first couple hours after applying the apple cider soaked swab.  This is because it is being absorbed by the skin and may cause some additional pain.


  1. I too use apple cider vinegar to remove warts. It works great. I apply a little Vaseline on the healthy skin around the wart to help protect it. I've removed a few small ones on my fingers and still using it to treat two larger warts on my knuckles. Wrote about how I'm using apple cider vinegar at

  2. Yes apple cider vinegar seems to be the only thing that actually works, having tried loads of other failed and expensive remedies! I'm just using a plaster to hold the soaked cotton wall on the right spot. Find vaseline doesn't help with adhesion of tape :/

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  4. Any wart is really a trojan which is quite typical as well as simple distribute. The term plantar just means the positioning staying for the base of the base. Once the wart initial begins, it may well show up as a elevated area and will be unpleasant when force is placed about it.

  5. Apple cider vinegar is really a best option for treating warts. I recommend this product to those who have this problem.

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  7. I've used duct tape in the past to treat some of my plantar warts. It seems to take forever. I've never heard of the apple cider vinegar with duct tape. I'm gonna give this a try. Thanks a lot. Fingers crossed it works quicker than just duct tape alone.

  8. Hi Sonja,

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips and remedies for warts! I just want to add another effective remedy for warts that worked really well for me, in the hope that your readers will find it useful:

    Hot bath (45°С for 10 minutes) of feet with a decoction of walnut leaves and piperiche (Polygonum hydropiper) (leaves and blossom). Of both take 5 table spoonfuls and boil in 2 l of water for 10 minutes. After the bath feet and hands are dried and the first wart is covered with

    а) warm clay cake from the hive. Fix it with a bandage or scotch tape. It will fall off in a few days. Or:
    b) a slice of tomato or lemon, sprinkled with salicylic acid (from the pharmacy). Or:
    c) warm poultice of baked onions, peeled and squeezed; add 2- 3 prunes (for compote), smashed without stones and sprinkled with a little corn flour.

    In addition, three evenings in a row, keep your feet for 10 minutes in hot water, and after that rub them and bind them with chicken gizzard: cut out the meat, cut the internal tough bag and bind it on the foot. At the same time put a compress on the belly, dipped in chamomile tea. Put a newspaper on top and a woolen scarf. On your head put a “cap” of fresh cabbage leaf and sprinkle its inside part with a little vinegar. Keep overnight.

    This remedy works wonders – I strictly followed the above remedy for about 2 weeks, and all the warts that I had on my hand and index finger disappeared!

    Anyways, thanks again for sharing and publishing this helpful information on warts.