Ok, I don't usually share much "personal" information but this is worth passing on.
Anyone that knows me in person, knows I hate wearing shoes. Not sure if it's from living my first 5 years in San Diego on the beach and growing up at the beach in South FL or just hereditary from my mother. LOL
Anyway, last summer I got a planters wart on my left heel. I am guessing from the public pool at the apartments we were living at the time. I have tried just about every over the counter fix with no results.
Last week I did a search for home remedies on the web. WELL, there were tons of hits all pointing to using apple cider vinegar (acv) and um, well, duct tape. Yes, duct tape; not sure if that really has a purpose other than keeping the soaked cotton swap of acv on your foot but hey, at this point I'll try anything.
I bought a bottle of acv for $.85 and have a stock pile of cotton balls & duct tape from dh. I started this process last Saturday and already seeing MAJOR results! I soak a cotton ball with acv and tape it to my foot at night before I go to bed. I remove it in the morning, shower, then put a small piece of duct tape over the wart as a band aid type thing. Don't ask; I just read to do it that way.
It's been 10 days and the wart/virus is dying - yes dying - you can actually see the center of it turning black (as it should I'm told) and it is shrinking. The process doesn't hurt at all and neither does my heel anymore.
Hope this helps others out there - don't waste your money on those high priced OTC remedies - just buy a bottle of acv - you might smell like a salad overnight but it works!