The Best Verruca Removal Treatment Method

The Best Verruca Removal Treatment Method

The Best Verruca Removal Treatment Method is duct tape in my opinion!


Complete Guide To Plantar Warts

The Best Verruca Removal Treatment Method


Duct Tape is the Best Way to Remove Foot Verruca

Using duct tape for the removal of plantar warts has an admittedly mixed set of reviews according to scientific literature. Some studies say that it works great and other studies say that it doesn’t work any better than simply letting the wart disappear on its own; but the duct tape method has 2 amazing benefits that no other treatment has:

  • It’s basically free and everyone probably already has duct tape at home.
  • It is literally the only pain free and risk free treatment method available.

So I say try the duct tape method before you try anything else, it’s not the best or the most proven method, but it is the most practical 1st choice treatment. If it doesn’t work then no big deal, you can always try the apple cider vinegar treatment or the salicylic acid over the counter treatment next without having lost anything.


How to use the Duct Tape  to Remove A Foot Verruca


What you need:

  • Roll of Duct Tape
  • Some rubbing alcohol or an alcohol wipe (not essential if you don’t have it)
  • Pumice Stone or Emery Board


  • Cut out enough duct tape to surround the wart, usually a huge strip is not needed.
  • Clean the skin(remove natural skin oils with alcohol) with topical isopropyl alcohol(any rubbing alcohol) or  an alcohol wipe.
  • Just stick the tape on and make sure the corners are stuck on well, then leave it for approximately 6 days, but if it comes off just replace it with a new one.
  • When you take the tape off use a pumice stone or an emery board to gently remove the top layer of loosened skin from the wart- This should not cause pain!
  • Clean the top layer with rubbing alcohol and re-apply a new piece of tape for approximately 2-3 months


Why This is The Best Verruca Removal Treatment Method

-This is personally my favorite plantar wart treatment method! Everyone has the supplies at home and there is zero risk or pain!
-It won’t work for everyone, and it doesn’t have to- but it there is zero harm in trying it. So I say go ahead an try it for a couple months, it will keep your warts from spreading, it will at the very least keep them the same size or smaller and decrease the thick skin.
-Even if it doesn’t work it “softens” the wart up for the next treatment whether it be apple cider vinegar or salicylic acid!


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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.