Verruca Duct Tape Removal Treatment Method

Verruca Duct Tape Removal Treatment Method

Verruca Duct Tape Removal Treatment Method- This is my personal treatment of choice! The thing you have to know about foot warts is that except for  pain and the ability to spread, there is probably not too much else to worry about. This duct tape method is not the most potent way to remove them, but you don’t have to buy anything extra, you just stick on a piece of duct tape to your foot and forget its even there for 2 weeks. Duct tape stick to the foot great, especially the heel and the forefoot; you can even shower with it on.


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Verruca Duct Tape Removal Treatment Method


Is Duct Tape the Best Verruca Treatment?

It is my personal favorite, watch this video to find out why!


How Does Duct Tape Work:

Duct Tape removes warts in these ways:

-It mechanically debrides the top layer of skin when the wart is pulled away.

-The emery board and pumice stone also debride away the wart.

-Occlusion and water maceration occur underneath the duct tape loosening the skin and priming it for any mechanical debridement.

-These things combine to stimulate an immunologic awareness of the site of the wart; whether it is inflammation or irritation, white blood cells flood into the area and destroy the foreign wart cells and particles.


Verruca Duct Tape Removal Treatment Method – Does it Work?

The studies are all over the place on the use of duct tape. Some say it works great and everyone else is just trying to steal your money and then other studies say duct tape does not work at all. The truth is it probably helps a good deal(at least to me) for normal warts, it is cheap, it is easy, and if the wart is still there as in cases of really resistant warts: then just try something else!


Treatment Instructions

  • Simply cut out a piece of duct tape.
  • Cleanse your skin and the wart with rubbing alcohol.
  • Put the piece of tape on.
  • Debride the skin with a pumice stone or emery board after you take the tape off 3-4 days later, but not to the point of pain!
  • Repeat this for 2-3 months.


 Combine with Apple Cider Vinegar

  • According to the Mayo Clinic- duct tape can be combined with apple cider vinegar.
  • This method is also very simple and you will need : Apple Cider Vinegar, A Q-tip applicator and a Band-aid
  • Just use the Q tip to apply vinegar to the wart (yes this will sting a little), then put a band-aid over it while you go to sleep. This will turn the wart black after a little while.
  • There is not much studies for this, but people claim it works for them.
  • Combine this with the duct tape method for added results.



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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.