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How to Avoid the Painful Route if Plantar Warts are a Problem for You | Amoils.com

Added June 13, 2012, Under: Skin Conditions

My husband worked as a tour guide and received an inquiry from a prospective client who, with her family, wanted to book some tours with him.  Her only condition was that they could not walk too far because their 19 year old daughter had just had a plantar wart removed by the freezing method and her foot was too painful to do too much walking.This young woman had to endure a painful procedure plus the recovery afterwards when she could have chosen a natural remedy.

There are many websites dedicated to telling people how to overcome the pain of having warts removed by the freezing method so it is obviously a common side effect.blog image - warts on foot

Their suggestions following conventional wart removal methods include

  • Taking 800 mg of ibuprofen about an hour before the wart is frozen, and a further 800 mg three to four hours later if still in pain. The maximum dose of ibuprofen an adult should take at one time is 800 mg, and no one should take more than 3200 mg in one day. So the pain is still going to be felt for some time to come.
  • Females should avoid making a cryosurgery appointment for the week before or the week of their period as they tend to have a greater sensitivity to pain during this time.
  • Requesting that your doctor uses an anesthetic cream on the area being frozen because cryosurgery involves the use of liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze the warts and the tissue around it, and the pain will set in as the tissue begins to unfreeze. Numbing the area beforehand should take care of any immediate discomfort.
  • Pre-treating the plantars warts and it might help cut down the number of times you will need to visit the doctor to destroy the warts. Two weeks prior to cryosurgery, begin applying an over-the-counter 17 percent salicylic acid gel to your warts at night. Cover them with a 40 percent salicylic acid pad while you sleep. By the time you go in for surgery, you will have weakened the top layer of the wart, and the doctor can get inside and freeze the root.

The same sites suggest considering alternative methods of combating warts to avoid the pain

The use of an essential oils product is just such an alternative method to deal with plantar warts and of course other warts too. Just a few drops applied 3 times day will work with all types of warts including the most resilient of strains with no pain, no burning, no irritation and no scarring. Treatment can be effective as quickly as a week or two although stubborn warts may take a little longer to be completely removed.

Plantar warts are those warts or verrucas that usually appear on the soles of the feet

Plantar is the medical term for the sole of your feet.  Although planter warts are similar to warts that occur on the hands, they take on a different appearance when they are pushed into the skin’s surface by the weight of the body walking or standing on them.

All warts are caused by a virus and all warts, including plantar warts, are infectious.  Plantar warts can be particularly stubborn and hard to get rid of once they have taken a firm hold so treating them sooner than later is recommended.

The symptoms of plantar warts

  • The appearance of an area of rough skin with a dry crusty surface.  Small black dots are visible deep inside – these are dried up capillary blood vessels.
  • Pain when pressure is applied to the plantar warts particularly when standing or walking.
  • Plantar warts become flattened and painful from the pressure of the weight of the body.  You can compare it to walking on a small stone.

If you are in doubt as to whether you have a plantar wart, try squeezing it between your fingers in a pinching motion. 

If this action is painful, then you can be positive that you are dealing with a plantar wart.

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