Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apple Cider Vinegar Home Remedy

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!


Bebesboutique said...

I used to make Apple Cider Vinegar from apple pulp left over from making juice and concentrate. My husband was the plant manager so I ended up getting the stinky job. lol There are many uses for it. Adding some to bath water helps with arthritis, rheumatism, gout. Drinking an ounce a day helps with digestive problems. We used to put it on our dairy goats hay and it kept them from getting mastitis and no bloat problems. This is unpasteurized vinegar. Is that what you used?

Penniannie said...

I had something simualar only it was on my thumb I think I may have got it from one of my Grandchildren, anyway I did use some otc med But it took Months, I also did a search on the web and seen the apple cider and duct tape remedy but didnt think it would work,nice to know, Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jackie said...

Some of the home remedies really work. Glad you found one!