How to Treat Plantar Warts With Compound W

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Plantar warts develop on the soles of the feet and can be difficult to treat. According to MayoClinic.com, they are very contagious, have a tendency to be painful and sometimes require a doctor’s assistance for removal. Plantar warts are non-cancerous skin cells that can form a cluster of bumps with visible black pinpoints in their centers. Compound W is a treatment for plantar warts and can be self-administered in the comfort of your home. There are four different products from Compound W that you can use in treating plantar warts.

Liquid Compound W

Step 1

Wash the affected area and soak in warm water for five minutes. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Apply liquid Compound W to the warts, ensuring they are completely covered and let the liquid dry.

Step 3

Reapply liquid Compound W once or twice daily for up to 12 weeks, or until the plantar warts are gone.

Gel Compound W

Step 1

Wash the affected area and soak in warm water for five minutes. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Squeeze the tube of gel gently and apply one drop at a time to the warts. Let it dry.

Step 3

Reapply once or twice daily for up to 12 weeks, or until the plantar warts are gone.

Pads Compound W

Step 1

Wash the affected area and soak in warm water for five minutes. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Remove the backing from the medicated pad and apply to affected area.

Step 3

Apply a new medicated pad steps every 48 hours if needed for up to 12 weeks, or until the plantar warts are gone.

Freeze Off Compound W

Step 1

Wash the affected area and soak in warm water for five minutes. Dry thoroughly.

Step 2

File the plantar warts down with a pumice stone.

Step 3

Attach the applicator, which is the stick with the foam tip, to the handle; press the stick into the opening in the middle of the handle.

Step 4

Place the can on a steady surface and ensure that it is not near your face, body or clothing.

Step 5

Insert the handle and applicator into the top of the canister. Line up the notches of the handle with the openings in the top of the canister.

Step 6

Hold the canister upright and press the handle down until a hissing sound is heard. Hold it down for 2 to 3 seconds, until the applicator is wet.

Step 7

Remove the handle and applicator from the canister. The applicator should be covered with the cold liquid and look frosty in appearance.

Step 8

Press the applicator lightly on the plantar warts. Hold it there for 40 seconds for more calloused areas, like the heels and balls of your feet. You only need to hold the applicator on plantar warts on softer areas of the foot, like the arches or toes, for 20 seconds. Do not swab or rub the area with the applicator. For warts on the tops of the toes, slowly move the toes while the applicator is being applied. Toes may experience aching, stinging or itching sensations during treatment. Discard the applicator carefully and wash hands immediately.

Step 9

Apply the comfort pad after treatment. Comfort pads are designed to protect the tender area that has just been treated.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water

  • Clean towel

  • Compound W

  • Pumice stone

Tip

Ensure that you have enough time to complete the treatment and allow the product to fully set. Make sure you have all the supplies you need so that you can avoid having to get up while in the middle of treatment.

Warning

Freeze Off Compound W is designed to burn and kill skin. Ensure that proper care is used in disposing of the container and applicator. Keep well out of reach for children. Compound W products are designed to kill the skin and wart. Keep all Compound W products stored safely to avoid misuse.

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