It’s funny to me that my post on removing plantar warts with apple cider vinegar is consistently one of my most visited and commented upon posts. I love that so many have offered their own wart removal advice in the comments! The post has really become a great resource page because of all the input.
It would seem that a lot of people are searching for natural wart removal solutions, probably after having found no lasting relief from following conventional therapies of freezing them with liquid nitrogen or burning them off with acid, like Compound W. Both of these options are painful, can leave scars, and don’t guarantee that the wart won’t return.
In previous posts, I’ve explored using apple cider vinegar and duct tape, and salicylic acid to remove warts, but I just saw this post by Dr. Ben Kim on using raw garlic and athletic tape for wart removal. Apparently, this method works on all kinds of warts, including plantar warts.
In a nutshell, each night before bed, clean your hands and slice a clove of raw garlic. Rub the released garlic juice onto and around the periphery of the wart until it is covered. Then, affix a fresh slice of raw garlic onto the wart using athletic tape. Ensure that the slice of garlic is large enough to cover the wart, even if it slips around somewhat while you sleep. Remove the tape and garlic in the morning and expose the wart to air during the day.
I have not tried this wart remedy myself, but if you do, please leave a comment below and tell us how it went!