The entire summer I struggled with a gross and painful plantar wart which decided to grow between my toes, more precisely between my ring and pinky toe. I saw the dermatologist for some advices and treatment, and so the wart fight begun: the doctor tried freezing and scraping it, but it was in vain. The not-so-friendly wart appeared again, only that this time even more painful that I barely could walk.
Hence, I visited my dermatologist again for some other options and his advice was a bit strange: duct tape to catch the bastard. Finally, it worked! Here are the steps I followed to get rid of a nasty between-the-toe wart.
- Salicylic Acid
- Duct Tape
- Pumice Stone
1. Apply Salicylic acid on the wart and let it dry.
2. Cut a piece of Duct Tape that is a bit larger than the wart and apply it.
3. Wash your hands – you don’t want to spread the wart (because it’s contagious), so clean up!
4. Leave the Duct Tape on the wart for 6 days straight – if it falls just cut another piece and replace it.
5. After 6 days remove the tape. You will see some pretty dead and smelly skin under there. Don’t be alarmed. Give it a soak and a wash, then use a pumice stone or emery board on it. Leave the tape off overnight and then follow steps 1 to 3 above in the morning to re-cover it for another 6 days.
Important! If you see any irritation on the skin interrupt this immediately.
Repeat this procedure until the wart is completely gone. I repeat it for almost 2 months, but I finally got rid of that between the toe intruder.