Duct Tape And Plantar Warts
Have you heard about the connection between duct tape and plantar warts? If you have plantar warts and duct tape treatment is something you are wondering about, read on to find out all you need to know about treating plantars warts.
Before we discuss duct tape and plantar warts healing, let's consider some of the basics of this skin disorder. Plantar warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), a virus that lurks in warm, moist environments. HPV enters the body through cuts in the skin, where it forms noncancerous growths that are usually not a serious health concern, but are definitely troublesome and painful.
There are some methods you can try to minimize your risk of contracting the wart-causing HPV:
- Avoid direct contact with warts - this includes your own warts!
- Always be sure to wear sandals or shoes in public showers, locker rooms, etc.
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
- If you already have a few warts, don't pick at them!
In the next section, we will discuss the link between plantar warts and duct tape, among many other treatment methods.
There are many treatment options for plantar warts and duct tape is only one of them! Some treatments are over-the-counter, some are by prescription only, and others involve a medical procedure. Treating plantars warts as soon as they appear is very important to prevent more warts from forming.
- Duct tape and plantar warts: In a 2002 study, researchers studied plantar warts and duct tape was an effective treatment for some sufferers. Participants covered their warts with duct tape for six days and then soaked their warts in water. They then rubbed the warts away with a pumice stone. Scientists think that the duct tape and plantar warts treatment may work for some by stimulating the immune system to attack the warts. This method (which can take up to 2 months) is commonly used in combination with salicylic acid, especially in children, for its painlessness and effectiveness. It should be noted that every person responds differently to plantar warts and duct tape does not always help.
- Salicylic acid: A 40% salicylic acid solution or patch is fairly successful, especially when combined with the duct tape and plantar warts treatment. Some over-the-counter examples are Curad, Mediplast, and Dr. Scholl's Clear Away Plantar. These may take 3-4 weeks, and carry the risk of irritating healthy skin tissue.
- Cryotherapy (Freezing): A doctor applies liquid nitrogen to the wart, which causes a blister to form. The blister and wart usually fall off in about a week. This method is painful, and may require multiple treatments at the doctor's office.
- Cantharidin: This interesting treatment uses a substance produced by the blister beetle. Though not approved by the FDA, it can be highly effective by causing a blister to form, allowing the doctor to clip away the wart.
- Other treatments for tough cases include: surgery by cutting or laser; Imiquimod (Aldara); immunotherapy to trigger the immune system.
For those who suffer from plantar warts, and who would like an extremely effective way to rid themselves of this painful and sometimes debilitating condition, homeopathic remedies provide a great solution.
A homeopathic treatment with which we have seen great results is H-Warts. This all-natural treatment contains
essential oils that quickly causes the warts to flake away.
To learn more about H-Warts and see if it can help you, just follow the link
to the company website.
See a healthcare professional if your warts:
- Increase, recur or persist for a long time.
- Change in color or appearance.
- Interfere with your daily activities.
Also, people with diabetes or circulatory problems, or pregnant women, should not treat their warts with home remedies, as this can lead to complications.
Be sure to ask your doctor about the duct tape and plantar warts treatment.
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