The Best Verruca Home Remedies

The Best Verruca Home Remedies

The Best Verruca Home Remedies are three home remedies that you are extremely effective that can be tried before you seek more intensive medical treatment with your podiatrist or foot doctor.  These three home remedies are utilizing an occlusive tape method, if that doesn’t work then next on your list should be apple cider vinegar, and third on your list should be salicylic acid.

I have to say these up front, this list is not based on potency- but I am starting you on ease of use as well, low cast and the lack of pain as the most important criteria.

The Best Verruca Home Remedies


Dr. Tom’s Practicality Home Remedy Choice:


In my opinion even though the duct tape method is not the most potent in removing the wart, it is one you can likely try right now because we all have duct tape in out homes. The benefits of duct tape vs. the other two treatments is that it does not produce any pain, whereas both apple cider vinegar and salicylic acid can produce pain for either the 1st few hours you are using them or the next 4-5 days!  For this reason duct tape is my #1 Rank Home Remedy of Choice out of the the best verruca home remedies.

 The Best Verruca Home Remedies:

1) The Duct Tape Occlusion  Treatment Method

-My Home Remedy of Choice – It is cheap, quick, easy and produces NO PAIN.   The Journal of American Physicians posted a medical trial that showed duct tape when applied in the method show by the link was able to remove 85% of warts in children 12- 16 within two months. For this reason I recommend using this method for at least the first 2-3 months and then switching onto apple cider vinegar  or salicylic acid.


2) The Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment Method

Apple cider vinegar is something most people have at home (white vinegar works great as well). It is fairly easy and practical to apply, but the it has two things going against it: there are very little proven medical research papers proving that apple cider vinegar is effective (but there are none showing parachutes are effective either- because everyone knows they are!) and in some people it can really irritate your skin! Some people develop irritation that burns the skin for 3-4 hours or even 3-4 days.

In theory apple cider vinegar is very similar to salicylic acid in regard to its acid properties, but it is not as well researched. It is cheaper and more available, but it still burns likes salicylic acid.


3)Salicylic Acid Treatment Method

Salicylic acid is the number 1 ranked treatment shown by research and accepted by podiatrists and family physicians. Salicylic acid is fairly cheap and can be acquired over the counter at most pharmacy stores with ready to go products in the form of patches and topical creams that come with instructions. This is the most potent of the home remedies, but it is not that readily acquired, it can cost a little bit of money and it can irritate the skin of some people. If you choose to go this way right off the bat then be extremely confident!


The Best Verruca Home Remedies Ranked Purely on Potency:

1)Salicylic Acid Treatment Method

2) The Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment Method

3) The Duct Tape Occlusion Treatment Method


When to go see your podiatrist about your verruca?

You should go see your podiatrist when you progress through the three stages at your own convenience as described above. Even if you feel that you should go earlier because you are worried about the way your verruca, then go for it. But if I can recommend using just one treatment, go with the duct tape method!


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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.