Meet my new best friend, Salicylic Acid

It has been a terrible 4 years now with crazy warts on my feet. HPV, the virus that causes plantar warts, seems to be invisible to my immune system and it survives. I’ve been to a few doctors before but none actually helped me understand what was going on till I met Dr Hamilton. He tells me that in essence all that he is doing to get the immune system recognise the wart. Good man doesn’t take credit for destroying the wart itself.
The story goes like this. Once you get a wart it generally goes away once the immune system realises its presence. In some cases, like mine, something is off. So the wart sticks around. Left untreated these warts are harmless but occasionally hurt and sometimes hinder movement. I left them alone for a long time till they started to multiply and I had some discomfort walking on certain days.
Dr Hamilton first froze the warts using liquid Nitrogen. Hurt like hell. All it did was give me a momentary feeling of victory because the warts always grow back. The idea of using cryotherapy was to get through to as many layers of the warts as possible and then let Salicylic acid work its way out. Essentially to shorten the time it takes to treat the wart. Right now I am using Mediplast bands to cover the warts and I peel off the wart and the skin along. Essentially a digging job.
I was thinking about posting pics but then it would be rather hard to stomach it for some people. Let us leave it at, well it seems to be working well for me now.


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