Ever woke up on a morning and felt painful while walking on feet? You bent down and noticed a small lesion like a cauliflower, with tiny red or purple spots in the center?Those tiny villains are nothing but “Plantar Warts”! A non-malignant infection caused by a virus called HPV.

Any reason, be it a cut, a hangnail, a closely bitten nail, or a scrape can cause these warts. Do not attempt to scratch those, as they may cause bleeding and further discomfort.Self – treatment is not recommended, until you have confidently diagnosed the problem. Here are a few proven home remedies that are best for plantar warts –

GARLIC

Take a garlic glove, crush it, apply it on the wart and drape a bandage around it. Leave it for 20 mins and wash it off. Do it twice daily for best results.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Mix two parts of apple cider vinegar with one part of water and apply on the affected area by bandaging tightly. Continue this for a few weeks.

VITAMIN C

Pulverize vitamin C tablets, add water and mix it to form a paste. Rub the paste on the warts.

DUCT TAPE

Take a strip of duct tape and cover the wart with it for six weeks. Later, take off the duct and soak the affected area in water to exfoliate, using emery board or pumice stone.

BANANA

Scrape off the whitish mushy interiors of the banana and apply the banana peel on the itching parts of the warts.

BASIL

Take a hand full of fresh basil leaves, crush them and apply the juice extracts on the warts. Cover it up with a bandage, and repeat the process till warts disappear.

ALOE VERA GEL

Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the warts heavily and cover up the area with a bandage.  Iterate the process until the wart dries off.

SALICYLIC ACID

The best remedy to get rid of plantar warts is salicylic acid. Soak your feet in lukewarm water and scrub to exfoliate the dead cells. Now apply the solution containing salicylic acid on the wart. Repeat it every day for positive results.

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

You can also apply a few drops of lemon essential oil on the warts for cure.

ONIONS

Crush some onion and apply the juice on the warts to get rid of the warts.

Though these plantar warts are harmless, they are contagious. Avoid going barefoot and sharing personal items to stay safe. Wear clean, dry socks and cover your bruises/cuts as they can cause infection.

Always remember, being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend. It’s a lifestyle!