Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sara Jane: Apple Cider Vinegar...Wart treatment???

Alright folks, this is probably my most random entry ever but I have to share with you an exciting tip I received.

My oldest daughter has had a plantar wart on her big toe for about a year.  I feel like I have tried the over-the-counter salicylic acid  (Compound W) 20 times in the last year.  A few months ago, I gave up on this wart and decided I would try again later.  However, when I went back to try again, there was ANOTHER wart on her other big toe.  Ahhh!  When I went to the store to get more wart remover, ran into a friend who said she had just seen something about apple cider vinegar getting rid of warts. What?!?  I ran home and looked it up on the internet and sure enough, there were hundreds of testimonials that it would work.

That night I got to work.  I made a q-tip size cotton ball, soaked it in the vinegar, pressed it against the wart and covered it with a band aid.  All the testimonials said it did hurt pretty bad but within about 3 or 4 days the pain was gone and so was the wart.

The first night, no pain.  The skin was definitely dying around the wart the next day though.  The second day, however, my daughter was extremely upset by how bad her toe hurt.  That night, it took her a long time to fall asleep because of the pulsing pain in her toe.  The next day, more skin was dead and the wart was black.  By the third day of trying this, I gave up because of her constant complaining.  Abraham and I decided we had better take her in and have a doc take care of it.  Better the doctor put her through pain than us, right?

So, here we are a week later (I waited a week so the skin on her toe could heal.  I was afraid the doc would think I was a bit nuts :).  Yesterday I took Penelope to the foot specialist and to my surprise, she praised the work I had done on her foot and said that Apple Cider Vinegar is actually one of the greatest remedies for warts if you can get through the pain.  AND that wart that I have been working on for the last year is actually gone!  All that is left is dead skin.  IT WORKED!!!!!!  As for the little wart on her other big toe, the doc put something on it and today it is killing Penelope :)  Oh well...you can't win them all.  

We are all about doing stuff the natural way when we can and I am so glad to have found this remedy.  Has anyone else ever tried it and had good results???

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you just saved me a trip to the doctor! Natalie has a wart on her big toe, and I have been putting off going to the doctor since we pay out of pocket! I'll have to try this!

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    1. It is painful...don't tell her that...but just be warned :)

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  2. Cameron has one on his heel and we took him to the doctor (because I wasn't sure it was a wart) and they gave us this special compound to put on it for 21 days . . . every night with a band aid and after months (we stopped the treatment after 221 days) I'm pretty sure it's still there. I will try the vinegar tonight . . . and pray he doesn't notice the pain. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Let me know how it goes. Good luck!

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