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Plantar Warts on the Foot.

My 10 year old has 4 nasty ones on his big toe and next toe. We ahve been using the freezing treatment and it has helped some, but they are still not totally gone.
Any ideas?

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Duct tape. Works wonders. Leave it on and replace everynight. I laughed when my doc told me, but it really works and really cheap and painless!

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My daughter had one on her toe too. Try putting clear nail polish on it and the covering it with duck tape. You wil have to do this for a few days but it sufficates it. Should come off.
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My daughter had one on her toe too. Try putting clear nail polish on it and the covering it with duck tape. You wil have to do this for a few days but it sufficates it. Should come off.
HTH
K.
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Duct tape. Works wonders. Leave it on and replace everynight. I laughed when my doc told me, but it really works and really cheap and painless!

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I would reccomemd taking your child to a foot doctor. I had one that would not go away. I used the pads that turn the skin white to try to pull the wart out. After about six months of that the Dr. finally said we are going to have to cut it out.
After having it done he said if I would have waited too much longer to have it removed I would have needed to have surgry to have it removed as it would have grown into the bone of my foot. It was not a huge wart it was actally smaller than a size of a q-tip. Pretty small actually untill I saw what it looked like when he took it out. Good Luck!

Hi C.,

I recently had one removed. It's a little painful and a 'pain' to have to keep going to the foot doctor to have them burn it off. I needed to go every two weeks for about 2 months. The longer you wait to have them cared for the deeper they grow and the more painful digging and scraping. As part of the treatment I had to get Mediplast from Curad. It is VERY expensive. They come in small sheets. I think I paid $40 for 12 (about the size of a 3x3 post it note). You can ge it over the counter, but may need to be special ordered. Maybe try this first. The skin will whiten and die. I noticed it came back a little and put some on and it dried up.

Good luck....I suggest get them professionally cared for. It can get very painful

My husband just got done getting rid of 3 of these and let tell you, it was a huge pain. He's had them probably for a year before getting treated and we tried all the OTC stuff and none of it worked. He had to see a podiatrist several times over a few months period to have them burned and scraped off. It sounds painful but it wasn't bad, just annoying to have to go all the time. Then he had to put formadehyde on them to dry it up between visits. I learned that these are also contagious so you'll want to be sure that shoes and showers are disenfected between uses otherwise he could get them right back again. Go talk to a podiatrist, it was a pain but they are all now gone!

I have not had any experience with it, but a friend of mine said grapefruit seed extract, taken orally in a pill/capsule form, will get rid of warts. It's available at Whole Foods.

I had one on my toe when I was about her age and had to have it burnt out by my doctor. Very painful.

i took my daughter to a doctor in merrillville. podiatric medical association. hes a young guy there who treated her plantar warts, hes really good....but id use some insurance if you have any cause hes quite spendy and your son may need a second treatment if they are bad....if you let them go too long he wont ever get rid of them and they will keep spreading and spread to others. their phone number is ###-###-####. good luck.

My daughter had warts on her hand a few years ago. I took her to a dermatologist (spelling?) and they have her some special cream. It went away with in 2 weeks and never returned! He only gave us sample packs - i never even had to buy the perscription. I would take him to the dr. and see if they can give you something to help. they tried the freeze technique first and that didn't work either.

I just heard about the Tagamet cure today on a medical radio program. Apparently some doctors are prescribing a double dose (2 tablets per day) of the heartburn pill Tagamet to cure warts.

If your 10-yr old can stand it, you can make the freezing treatment work but you have to be really diligent about it. Use freeze-thaw cycles. Freeze for 30 seconds, thaw 30 seconds, then freeze another 30. Do 2-3 cycles. After a week take a fingernail clippers and scrape off all the dead skin. Repeat freezing. Do this 3-4 times (fewer if you're lucky) and they'll be gone I promise. It doesn't feel great, but those suckers are STUBBORN.

my daughter had 14 planter warts on her foot we went to a foot doctor and he put some kind of acid on them,and they never returned.
when I was 12 I had a planters wart on my heel the doctor burnt it off,and it never returned.
Hope this has helped you.

My brother had them when he was younger, and nothing helped but having them cut out by a dermatologist! That way, the roots go too, and they'll never return! If you have insurance, i'd look into seeing if they'd cover it. It's not as painful of a procedure as it sounds! :)

I had them and tried for months to get them off myself by cutting at them and pulling at them with tweezers. let me tell you OUCH. I did all the OTC stuff too and it didn't work for me other than to have some skin fall off. I had one treatment with my doctor and it was gone in a few weeks. I went to my regular physician. He didn't burn it off either, he froze it off. Good Luck!!
J.

My sister had to have professionals finally get rid of hers, maybe ask your doctor?

Ok this suggestion will seem very strange probably - so a little background. I had a plantars wart from the time I was 10 to the time I was 21. I went to the doctor about 20 or 30 times to have the darn thing removed - every kind of treatment. I did burning, freezing, digging multiple times and all of them HURT!!!!! Well, a roommate in college told me that she scraped her plantars wart on the cement by a pool - and it killed it after years of other treatments. I did the same thing - I believe by a pool - so there was chlorine on the ground from the water - and just dug my heel into the ground over and over. It didn't hurt - it was actually refreshing (and this was a VERY LARGE stubborn wart) and within the next couple of days it vanished. I have never been plagued again by the monsters. So , while unconventional, I believe the scraping and the chroline combination kills the virus in there that causes the plantars wart. Hope that helps!

My 9 year old son has one as well and compound W would not help it, we had to see a foot doctor to get better medicine put on it. He has gone for 4 treatments and it is almost gone.

Take care,

V.

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