Do you think that vicks vapor rub would work for plantar warts?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by halo52208, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. halo52208

    halo52208 New Member

    My son is trying the duct tape right now, but I got to wondering if the vicks helps toe nails, could it help get rid of warts?

    Halo
  2. ellikers

    ellikers New Member

    Not sure, from my knowledge, vicks is based on menthol products, all that minty material that helps with respriatory system and such .... not necessary as a topical aid for the skin.

    Warts are caused by a virus, so you need to use something that attacks the virus. And from the experience I've had with warts, you need an intensive treatment to kill the virus (that causes the warts) it ranges from over the counter salicylic acid products, to more alternative treatments including herbs, to dermatologist methods like freezing them off (I've had that done myself ... it's uh, interesting)

    More info I found here:
    http://www.faqs.org/health/Sick-V4/Warts.html
    http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/warts.jsp

    Or just google warts + alternative treatments

    Hope that helps. :)
  3. halo52208

    halo52208 New Member

    I will give this to my son to read. I didn't know about the soaking the foot part.

    Halo
  4. bunnyfluff

    bunnyfluff Member

    All my mom had me do was soak my foot in a mixture of Clorox bleach & warm water every night until they were gone. They never came back. My friend had hers burned off and went thru all sorts of horrible pain- I was just cracking up! the Clorox thing was so simple!!!