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Plantars Wart Removal

I recently worked with a client who had a very painful plantar's wart that she'd been dealing with for nearly a year with no resolution.  She tried all kinds of things and still it wasn't going away enough. She had contacted me when she felt that she had a glass shard stuck in her foot originally and there was a lot of sharp shooting pain. When it was finally discovered that she had a plantars wart than we knew that we're dealing with a virus in fact which is a whole different story than a glass sliver in your foot.

I offered her the following suggestion and though the pain increased for part of the healing it was ultimately effective in removing the wart and causing it to fall off within about 5-7 days! Here's a remedy I offered her use at your own risk.

Get a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar, then apply to the wart and cover with duct tape. Change the cotton ball at least twice a day with a new one and tape. Or if you have time do a 30 min foot soak in apple cider vinegar in the evenings prob 5-6 soaks would do it. Should help with reducing the pain and killing the wart. ACV baths helps in general with providing relief. If too much pain take some buffered powder vitamin C or camu camu powder with water and add some willow bark to that as a natural pain reliever. Also optionally can apply some tea tree oil following the ACV soak. Ongoingly because many viruses can be paired with bacteria, fungus, yeasts and other parasites getting and using a zapper with antimicrobials such as garlic can help to deter them from returning. I have a few of the zappers for sale for around $135 if you want one email me  at dina@elivinghealth.com
Information on plantar's wart:
The Basics: What Are Plantar Warts?Plantar warts are tough, horny growths that develop on plantar surfaces -- that is, the soles (or bottom) of the feet. Normal standing and walking tends to force them into the skin, and the pressure makes the feet very painful. Like all warts, they are benign and may go away even without treatment, but in many cases they are too painful to ignore. Plantar warts that grow together in a cluster are known as mosaic warts.What Causes Them?

Plantar warts are caused by a virus that invades the skin through tiny cuts or abrasions. The warts may not appear for weeks or months after the initial exposure. Like other viral infections, plantar warts are contagious, commonly spread in public swimming pools or communal showers. Epidemics of plantar warts sometimes break out among people who share gym or athletic facilities or who engage in group activities where bare feet are the rule. Because most people build immunity to the virus with age, plantar warts are more common in children than in adults.

A plantar wart (also known as "Verruca plantaris"[1]:405) is a wart caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) occurring on the sole or toes of the foot. (HPV infections in other locations are not plantar; see human papillomavirus.) Plantar warts are usually self-limiting, but should be treated to lessen symptoms (which may include pain), decrease duration, and reduce transmission.[2]

A plantar wart. Striae (fingerprints) go around the lesion.

Because plantar warts are spread by contact with moist walking surfaces, they can be prevented by not walking barefoot in public areas such as showers or communal changing rooms, not sharing shoes and socks, and avoiding direct contact with warts on other parts of the body or on other people. Humans build immunity with age, so infection is less common among adults than children.[4]

Once a person is infected, there is no evidence that any treatment eliminates HPV infection or decreases infectivity, and warts may recur after treatment because of activation of latent virus present in healthy skin adjacent to the lesion. There is currently no vaccine for these types of the virus. However, treatments are sometimes effective at addressing symptoms and causing remission (inactivity) of the virus.[3]

(this website is not intended to provide medical advice, please seek help from your trained practicioner and take any suggestions as my opinion as I am not intending to treat or cure any disease)

What to do if you get stung by a Scorpion!

Ok so I had a pretty bizarre night the other day..
Another scorpion
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I was literally lying in bed and felt this thing crawling on my face..and so I put my hand up to wipe it away and it turned out it was a Texas Bark Scorpion! Yikes! So it ends up stinging my finger and in two places near my right eye! Ok now I have never been stung by a scorpion before (had my run-ins with scorpios lol..but that's another story), and especially not on my face. This hurts like hell! I was screaming and my sister trapped it under a cd case holder. So meanwhile my face feels like someone is stabbing me..right near my eye and I had a little bit of sunburn from my CO trip so it hurt even more. I started hyperventilating and getting a fever, my throat felt like it was closing up..and my face felt like it was going numb. It was pretty awful. When we looked up online what to do about it..there wasn't a whole lot of help other than use cold-compresses on the spot and maybe some pain meds and if the reaction is severe to go to the hospital emergency room. Well then it said this can last for 3 days or more this pain and I was not up for that. When I read online that for every 1 person that dies of a snake bite 10 die from scorpion bites I was not too thrilled to hear that.

Upon being stung by a bark scorpion here are the most common symptoms:

  • Immediate intense burning pain at the site of the sting
  • Usually minor swelling, but always with extreme pain when the area is tapped with a finger
  • Pain radiating into the body, especially the armpits and groin near lymph nodes
  • Agitation and hypertension may lead to involuntary muscle jerking
  • Slurred speech, drooling, facial muscle twitching, erratic eye movement
  • A feeling of a swollen tongue, numbness of the skin on the face
  • Abdominal pain and difficulty breathing, with respiratory arrest a common cause of death, if it occurs.

So this is what I did that literally took away the pain and allowed me to get some sleep finally in about an hour. My intuition told me I needed to get the poisonous venom out of my system and fast. So what I did was had my sister get me some cold-pressed coconut oil. I did an ancient yogic technique called oil pulling and used some Eucalyptus essential oil 6 drops on the place where I was stung on my face it burned like hell for a little while and then added 6 drops to my coconut oil mixture and I began swishing very rapidly the oil back and forth in my mouth and then after about 2-3 minutes I would spit it out and take another tablespoon of oil and swish it back and forth rapidly.  I did this about 4 times and each time spit out the oil. My tongue began going numb but my face pain started to subside so I believe that I was somehow drawing the poison out of my blood stream through the oil in my mouth and then spitting it out. It was pretty incredible I went from being in complete and total pain and sickness to being practically fine within about an hour.

There was no major swelling at the pain site but the stabbing painful feeling was extreme, kind of felt like 1000 fire-ants bit me in the same location at once it was awful. I've never experienced that before. Also I think the Eucalyptus essential oil helped because it's a natural pain reliever. So that's how I survived the scorpion bites. See the steps below.

Steps: Natural Remedy to Deal with a Scorpion Sting (bite)

1) DON'T PANIC!! Get a cold wash cloth and some ice to place on the site where you've been stung the cold will help calm the pain a little bit while you get your supplies

2) Get a cold-pressed oil such as extra virgin coconut oil, sesame oil, safflower/sunflower oil and a spoon.

3) Put 1tb of the oil in your mouth and swish it back and forth rapidly almost like mouthwash..and spit into a bowl or toilet.

4) If you have available add 5-6 drops of essential oil to the oil that you're using in oil pulling such as tea tree, peppermint, or eucalyptus..all of these act as a natural pain reliever.

5) Continue the oil pulling and swishing for up to one hour or until the pain subsides..also try applying some of the essential oil a few drops directly or on a carrier oil to the spot where you were stung..please note this may hurt worse for a few minutes until it sinks in or burn.

6) Continue applying cold compresses..take a natural aspirin if you have one like willow bark..vitamin C can also help. and try not to panic or breathe too fast.  Also if you have extracts from natural root beer this can also help with antihistamine reaction!

Hope this helps anyone else out there who gets stung..I know how awful it is!

Dina 🙂

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