The clinical name for a verruca is a plantar wart. Warts are caused by infection with a virus known as the human papilloma virus. Warts can look different depending on where they appear on the body and how thick the skin is. A wart on the sole of the foot is called a verruca. Unfortunately these can be easily picked up when out in a public place and most children will at one time or another contract one.
What You’ll Need
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cotton wool
What You’ll Do
- Wash all socks and bedding and anything else that may have touched the verruca
- Do not allow anyone to have contact with the verruca by keeping it covered at all times
- Roll the cotton wool into a tiny piece, the size of the verruca.
- Dousethe cotton wool in apple cider vinegar
- Apply directly onto the verruca after you’ve cleaned it
- Secure the cotton wool with a plaster, tightly so that the ACV stays directly on verruca
- take this off in the morning and either do it again or simply cover the verruca during the day in order to not reinfect anywhere else
- Repeat every night until it disappears
How it works
- Vinegar is an acid (acetic acid), so it can kill some types of bacteria and viruses on contact.
- The vinegar burns and slowly destroys the infected skin, causing the wart to fall off, similar to how salicylic acid works.
*It is really important that the ACV only goes onto the affected area as it basically kills the skin that touches, you will start to see the verruca turn black and after a few days it will come off in the cotton wool plaster and the skin will start to heal.