Plantar Warts

First, let me assure you that this is NOT my foot!

Plantar wartThis is my friend Pete’s foot as it looked last weekend. Pete, an avid athlete, was scheduled to participate in a triathelon but had to back out at the last minute due to the pain from a new Plantar wart.

Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet. They look like hard, thick patches of skin with dark specks. Plantar warts may cause pain when you walk, and you may feel like you are stepping on a pebble.

Pete is removing it by soaking cotton balls in apple cider vinegar and securing them to the wart (he’s using duct tape — what can I say? He’s a guy.). You can kind of see that the apple cider vinegar is eating a hole through the middle of the plantar wart. This is only after a few days of using the vinegar and he definitely noticed a difference already.

Apple Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar is a great thing to keep around the house. I love using it in salad dressings (remind me to give you my broccoli-slaw recipe — fantastic and so easy!), and you can even drink a bit of it straight to ease indigestion.

** Addendum to the post:

Be sure to look at an update to this plantar wart story, as well as to check out all the comments for helpful tips from readers!

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