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Warts, Warts, Warts

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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 03:40 PM
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Arg! So there are worse things than athletes foot you can pick up in locker rooms. Knock on wood, I've never gotten athletes foot in my life, and I've been in a ton of locker rooms all over the country. But ... I picked up warts on my feet at some point, and I've never, ever been able to get rid of the annoying little suckers.

Every so often, I'd wage war of them, and they're like whack-a-mole ... you might get rid of a one or two or shrink them, but they just pop back up!

At some point, I just sort of gave up.

Now I have happy little colonies on each heel. One of the pad of the ball of my foot. A big sucker on the bottom of my left big toe. They've taken over the inside of my left third toe with a honkin' huge callous and are working on the inside of the neighboring second toe. Most all of these are on my left foot.

So I decided since I was having to work barefoot, that it was time to try to get rid of them again, and I started going to an actual foot specialist for them. This is something I've never tried before, so hopefully it works. Thing is that we're doing successive rounds of treatment on them: liquid nitrogen, then wart acid, duct tape, every day, twice a day until I go back for another round of liquid nitrogen.

I had my third round Monday.

Now, I have tough feet. I was a runner for years, so I have layer upon layer of callous built up on those feet. The first couple of rounds weren't too bad although I spent a couple days about a week out from the freezing hobbling around like an 80-year-old because of the blister pressure. And that's where I am again now ... hobbling around like I'm 80. Only now, we're worn down through the callous layers. I'm into actual blood blisters now. It's been years since I've been blistered this badly on my feet.

And while the warts are steadily shrinking, they're still there. I don't know how many more rounds of this I have to put up with.

And then there's the band-aids! You have to paint your wart with acid and then slap a patch of duct tape over it. You treat it like that twice a day, morning and night. Duct tape won't stay on your foot without help, so you use band-aids. When you're putting duct tape on 6 different patches on your feet, that's 12 band-aids/day. Do you have any idea how fast you go through 1 box of band-aids?! It's insane!


All I have to say is that when all of this is done, those warts better the heck be gone.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 03:53 PM
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Have you considered seeing a dermatologist to have them use the laser? What you are going through sounds like what my brother in law dealt with for many years. Two visits with the dermatologist was what finally worked for him. He said the laser was like a strong snap by a rubber band. About 3 times to each wart. That's why it was spread over two visits. Over the following weeks, just turned black and crumbled.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Kentuckymama

The specialist and I discussed it. I decided to try this approach first.

It is on the table if all else fails, but by then, what's left would be smaller. I didn't realize that I'd be into three or more rounds of freezing and acid stripping though. It looks like the ones on my third and fourth toes might be done after this round, but I'll still be going in other places.

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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
I'm no specialist, but I have been to doctors for years and years, and now, I usually go tom YouTube and look to see what someone says.
Yeah, I know, it sounds really smart. heheh
Really, I found out more on YouTube in the last year than I ever have going to any of my doctors, it's really worth a few minutes of your time to see 'why', what you can do about it, and, if it's something that you actually can't fix yourself.

Just on the search page I see a lot of types of warts that is talked about, maybe you will see yours, and, maybe there is a remedy, or, at least learn a thing or two.

When I was around 5 years old one morning I got out of bed and asked my mother if i could go outside, she said, "O.K.", so I went a couple of houses down and knocked on a neighbor's door. I don't remember why, but anyway, that lady looked at me and asked me "What was wrong with your face?". I didn't know, so I went home and looked in the mirror and saw that my entire 'beard line' (if I had a beard at five) was covered in warts.

Those warts were just a virus, so I had to go to the doctor and he burnt them off with some kind of acid.
Pretty painless, and it was over just like that.

My point is, viruses are what most warts are, I think, and I am sure you know that, but I would bet that you can get rid of them at home and painless if you look through YouTube. Someone there has had that same thing happen, no doubt.

Anyway, just in case you want to try that route...

www.youtube.com...

Good luck!



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: recrisp

Most of the time they're no big deal. It's just right now when I'm stuck hobbling around for a day or so because they blistering is at it's worst. If I didn't have so many, it wouldn't even be so bad because I'd just avoid putting too much pressure on that part of my foot for a couple days, but with this many places, there are no safe spots except the ball of my right foot. I suppose I could hop on that leg everywhere, but that's awkward.

I could tell at practice last night I was going to be sore because they were already getting a but angry at me even with the padded floor.

Also, the toothpick/acid method isn't necessarily painless. My mom had one removed from her foot when she was young, and the day the doctor did it, she went to a Girl Scout function where they went on a 15 mile hike. Oops! Not exactly painless.

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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Milkweed milk.

Not giving medical advice, but seriously if you want to get rid of them.

Try it on the big one and thank me later.

PS. my daughter was a swimmer and had one we could not get rid of, paid dermatologist, tried everything over the counter.
Milkweed milk finally did it.
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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 05:16 PM
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Master Chief! Over here!



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Have you thought of taking an antiviral like Zovirax? In 1984 I contracted shingles and the doctor prescribed Zovirax. Its for herpes simplex, but, after four rounds of the drug, I have not had any warts, cold sores or anything like that to this day and I used to get them all the time.
In fact, my colds and flu are nothing like they used to be, either.
I think it would be worth a try, at least.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 05:55 PM
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PLEASE TRUST ME THAT THIS WORKS...take an Irish potato. Just a plain white potato. I have always used a small one because I have very little patience when it comes to getting results for anything.
Pick a potato
Cut it in half
Throw one half in the trash
Use the other half to rub on warts
When done place on a dry windowsill
LEAVE IT ALONE ( if anyone messes with it you must
Start over)
Once the potato is dried up your warts will be gone a

I know this sounds crazy but I promise you it works. I’ve done it to myself , my children, and many other people. One boy had about 25 warts on his hand or knee one I can’t really remember, but he had tried everything including a dermatologist or two. He tried it and his grandma moved the potato so he started over . They disappeared and have never returned and that was about15 years ago.reply to: ketsuko


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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: NightFlight
after four rounds of the drug, I have not had any

I've heard good things about Zovirax. Not sure what the side affects are.

Warts that keep coming back require meds. You won't physically conquer them. They can lie dormant for decades.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 06:10 PM
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This has worked for me.
Soak your feet in white vinegar for 15 minutes twice a day for two weeks. The virus can’t survive in the acidic environment.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 06:15 PM
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Should have watched where you were walking, stepping on a toad barefoot has consequences.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 06:18 PM
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I had this issue on one foot. I tried over-the counter remedies and even home remedies. Finally went to the doctor and he used a mild acid on them with a tooth pick. Poked it into them and they were gone in a week or less.

As for athlete's foot, had it as a child and you don't ever want to get it. It's hard to get rid of. I used Tenactin for what seemed like a year. My toes would crack at the bend point and bleed. It finally went away. Since then I always wear swim shoes into any public space with wet floors, like showers.

If I go to the gym, I spray down the exercise equipment before using it and wash my hands before leaving. If you're careful, you will lessen the likelihood of getting warts or athlete's foot.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 06:47 PM
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Soak a cotton wool thing in apple cider vinegar and place on top of wart/varuca and bandage in place keep on over night and wear all day if you can. Do this for at least a week.

Can also use garlic, cut two slices, poke out the middle of one so that the edges of wart (if raised) is surrounded and place second piece on top, add some apple cider vinegar to the mix and bandage in place over night for a week. Replace garlic daily.

Warning I did this for a wart on my face and the garlic burned the surrounding skin but got rid of the wart. I only did this for two night for face wart.

I have used this method on my childrens varucas, and they have had any for years.

I got a big one on the inside bend of my thumb, I caught it from a child who had one on her palm. She like to hold my hand and my thumb would be against her varucca (I work in early childhood). I try not to touch childrens warts now.

My friend told me her grandpa bought her warts off her for 5$ and they disappeared.
Good luck.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Like the other poster said I would go the laser route if this doesn’t work. I had a gross amount of warts on my right forearm for a minute and zippy zap that laser took care of them quick.

I also as a teenager (ahem) got Molluscum contagiosum and had to get lasered down there. The laser works. All hail the laser.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: wehere
PLEASE TRUST ME THAT THIS WORKS...take an Irish potato. Just a plain white potato. I have always used a small one because I have very little patience when it comes to getting results for anything.
Pick a potato
Cut it in half
Throw one half in the trash
Use the other half to rub on warts
When done place on a dry windowsill
LEAVE IT ALONE ( if anyone messes with it you must
Start over)
Once the potato is dried up your warts will be gone a

I know this sounds crazy but I promise you it works. I’ve done it to myself , my children, and many other people. One boy had about 25 warts on his hand or knee one I can’t really remember, but he had tried everything including a dermatologist or two. He tried it and his grandma moved the potato so he started over . They disappeared and have never returned and that was about15 years ago.reply to: ketsuko


Lol. That's one I haven't heard before. True story...

When I was a young teen, I had a wart on the side of one of my fingers. Tried all kinds of stuff and it persisted. Ran into a fairly distant relative at a family shindig who heard me talking about my obstinate wart. He asked me if I would give him the wart, and I jokingly said sure, it's yours. He replied that he was serious and I reiterated that he was welcome to it. He then rubbed his finger over the wart and told me to leave it alone for the next several days. Within a week it was gone completely. I'm not much of a believer in "magic", but sometimes things do happen that we have no explanation for, and this is one of those things I can't explain.

Would it have gone away any way?
Was it that I believed him and my own mind and body purged it?
I don't know, but I was glad to be rid of it and sent him a thank you.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Supposedly, most of them will go away in a few years. I think the ones on my feet persist because the callouses are so thick.

I've never gotten then anywhere else (knock on wood) and it's not like I've been particularly cautious about it. And I've not picked up foot fungus like athlete's foot either, and I know my husband goes around with it and I've lived with him for more than 20 years.



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 08:33 PM
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I got one from the shower in college. Was told to always wear flip flops in public showers. I did after that. No lasers back then, but every weekend when I came home, I went to the hospital to get some kind of radio wave treatment. It was a little handheld gizmo that was plugged into a machine. No sound, no feeling of any kind. The tech just moved it over the wart for about five minutes. I think I went three times. It never came back. Probably that’s obsolete by now!

I like somebody’s suggestion for milkweed! Probably all dried out this time of year though.
Hubby had a deep mole on his face lasered off. Turned out really well. Can’t even tell that it had been there.

WOQ



posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Klassified

Supposedly, most of them will go away in a few years. I think the ones on my feet persist because the callouses are so thick.

I've never gotten then anywhere else (knock on wood) and it's not like I've been particularly cautious about it. And I've not picked up foot fungus like athlete's foot either, and I know my husband goes around with it and I've lived with him for more than 20 years.

That's my take on it. The wart likely went away on its own, it was just the timing that was so weird, and supposedly he was known for "taking peoples warts".

I have had Athletes foot. It sucks. I hated it. Fortunately, I haven't had it for many years now.

Good luck with the treatment. I hope it works for you. I can only imagine what you've gone through with those.
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posted on Feb, 12 2021 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Mostly haven't noticed them honestly which is why I've more or less ignored them.

The one on my big toe is the only one that sometimes gets a bit sore. The others are just sort of there. Again, I chalk it up the thickness of the skin.

It's just now that I'm practicing a sport where I'm required to be barefoot, I figure I ought to be trying to get rid of them.

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