Treatment of Plantar Warts

  1. Soak the foot for a few minutes in warm water.
  2. Apply a patch of 40% salicylic acid plaster (like 'Mediplast') to the area of the wart. Try to make the patch only about the size of the wart area.
  3. If the patch doesn't stay on by itself, you can put a piece of tape or Bandaid over the area to hold it in place.
  4. Leave the patch in place for about 24 hours.
  5. The next night, soak the foot again for a few minutes in warm water after removing the patch of salicylic acid.
  6. Shave/scrape away any dead skin with an emery board or a pumice stone.
  7. Dry the area completely, and reapply a piece of 40% salicylic acid plaster
  8. Repeat this cycle until the wart is gone (this may take weeks or even months).
  9. If the area become raw and painful, stop using the patches for a few days until the skin heals.