Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment

Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment

Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment – There is very little actual research documenting the success of apple cider vinegar for the use of removing plantar warts (plantar verrucas),  but the treatment is very similar to the accepted 1st line medical treatment of salicylic acid. In theory apple cider vinegar works like salicylic acid which has a documented success rate of approximately 70-85% over a period of 2 months.  This treatment is designed to be applied easily at home- the drawbacks are irritation to the site, but the benefits are a cheap method that usually should work.


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Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment


Does the Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment Work?

There are multiple medical studies performed using a “vinegar-like” compound known as salicylic acid, which is now considered the first line therapy for foot warts by most health professionals. Apple cider vinegar has a similar pH to salicylic acid and it is not so much the structure of salicylic acid as the acidity that helps treat the wart; there are also multiple research studies stating that other type of acids have been effective in removing plantar warts so theoretically it makes sense that that this vinegar treatment should work.

This treatment is confirmed by the fact that there are hundreds of testimonials available online for people that have tried this method! Just because something is not published in a scientific journal does not mean that it doesn’t work!


Review of the Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment

  • In theory this treatment is similar to salicylic acid which is the approved medical first line treatment. But be aware that vinegar itself is not scientifically written about, but neither are parachutes and they work!
  • The main complaint against this method is pain. It can last hours or up to 5 days; if it hurts you then I suggest going with the duct tape method.
  • There are a good deal of online testimonials with people stating that this has worked for them, but be aware of the pain!
  • Bottom Line: Theoretically this should work, there will be some pain! Compare this to the duct tape method which is slower, safer and has no pain. The choice is up to you!


Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment Guide:

Things you need

  • Apple Cider Vineger
  • Q-tip or Cotton Ball
  • Band-Aids or Duct Tape


The Apple Cider Vinegar Verruca Treatment

  • Before going to bed at night soak a cotton ball or the Q-tip in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the wart
  • Be aware that this will burn a little bit! If the pain is extreme or if you have diminished sensation then wash it off and try a different method!
  • If the pain is excessive-Use the duct tape method
  • Put a piece of duct tape or a band-aid over the wart and go to bed. If the vinegar is causing discomfort and you can’t sleep, then flush out the vinegar and just wear the piece of duct tape for a couple days.
  • There is no research done, but anecdotal reports state that doing this every night for a week or every 2nd night for 4-5x will get you great results.
  • After you treat it a few times leave the duct tape on for 2-4 days at a time and this will help the wart disappear further if it has not already.



Dr. Tom Recommendation: Duct Tape is a another method that is readily available at home- it has the benefits of being cheap and easy- but does not cause irritation of the skin like apple cider vinegar! I recommend you try this before vinegar to avoid the skin irritation.

-The studies show it also has an unconfirmed treatment rate, but some studies put it at around 80% for the 1st two months.


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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.