Ok so this isn’t farm related but can be categorized under natural living.
My son was complaining about the bottom of his foot being a little tender in 1 spot, so after taking a look at it, I discovered he had a plantar wart. I once had 1 that was so big (although it didn’t look big to look at) that it had to be cut out and treated with acid and it was an extensive process to get rid of not to mention painful. Thinking my son was in for the same treatment, I took him to the pediatrician. Now, before I tell you her amazing treatment I should tell you that even though we like to live as organically and naturally as possible, we still see a regular M.D. when needed even though I always turn down their prescribed pharmaceuticals. My kids’ pediatrician knows this about me and respects it! She knows I don’t want her man made drugs to fix what ails us, so she’s always excited to tell me her methods of “natural” treatment and this one was no exception! She says to me, “you’re going to love this, but you may also think I’m a little crazy.” She said no freezing or cutting or treatment with acid is needed! Yep, I thought, “what the heck are you thinking!” She said to soak his foot in just some warm water for 15 minutes, then after thoroughly drying, place a strip of duct tape over the wart and sleep with it on over night. Take off in the morning and repeat every night until the wart is gone! She said this could take a few weeks but scientific studies have shown this method to be more effective then the wart removers, freezing, cutting or being treated with acid! I was floored!! I guess it’s true what they say about duct tape, that it’s a “fix all” for everything! I bet you’re wondering how duct tape can cure a plantar wart right? Here’s how: plantar warts are a virus. To effectively treat it, it has to be “killed.” The duct tape actually suffocates the virus hence destroying the wart killing the virus! How cool is that! If only we could do use this method for every type of virus we become infected with!
Now, you will have to check back in a few weeks to see if it really did work, but so far so good, I am seeing changes!