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| Plantar Warts |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Danna
Posted on: May 14, 2003
Nearly six months ago, I had five plantar warts removed from the bottom of my foot. The procedure was done by a podiatrist, who removed them by cutting them out. For close to three weeks I was unable to walk fully on my foot and was in great discomfort, as a large portion of the skin the bottom of my foot was missing. Recently I have again felt a slight irritation and after looking over my foot, I have noticed that all five have once again returned. I was wondering if you had a reccomendation to treatment other than having my foot "operated" on again, or if there is anything that would make the pain more tolerable.
Because plantar warts are caused by a virus, it is important to treat your immune system to a diet that is low immune system depleting white sugar, white flour and trans-fatty acids like margarine, shortening and junk foods, and high in immune boosting fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Herbs that can be used internally to support your immune system in fighting the virus, include echinacea and astragalus. Externally, thrice daily application of Thuja occidentalis (Cedar) tincture is very often successful.
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