Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1001 Uses

Our youngest daughter has plantar warts.  The doctor told us to put duct tape on them, and they'd go away.  Who knew?
 

10 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

Oh, how wild! (That is a far better sounding cure than the one the doctor gave me when I was a girl.) Hope they heal quickly.

Clowncar said...

I've used Duct tape to repair everything from tupperware to pinatas. But never human skin, until last night...

ArtSparker said...

My brother has testified to this method. Of course, he is a devout Christian, I'm not sure how important belief is...

Clowncar said...

Evidently, Jesus is to Original Sin as Duct Tape is to Warts.

Hilary said...

It's supposed to work quite well as long as you can keep the wart(s) covered with the duct tape for up to a few months. Hopefully they don't cover a large portion of her foot. If it's meant to starve the wart of oxygen, wouldn't it do the same for the healthy tissue around it?

Gordo said...

Because nobody's said it yet: Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side and a dark side and it binds the universe together.

I've heard about the wart thing, but never directly. Cool. :-)

slommler said...

Duct tape huh? Well I will be!! Never heard of that and I use duct tape a lot!! HA! Goodbye wart!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Clowncar said...

Hil, we're in overkill mode at this point. Tried freezing, salicylic acid, and burning already. It's on the run; hopefully the tape will hasten the pace.

Gordo, you can now but duct tape in designer colors! Yellow, pink, red. Costs 10 times as much as the gray kind, of course.

Never heard of it either, SA. It's a weird world.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

...duct tape? Who knew... indeed.

I'm rarely without words but you've got me at a loss here.

Good luck with it!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Clowncar said...

This just in: the wart has fallen off! 22 days later. The lesson here: duct tape works, but very slowly.