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Do you have a stubborn plantar wart or papilloma that simply won’t budge?

Have you tried over the counter treatments that don’t seem to work?

Maybe you have gritted your teeth while having them “burnt” or “frozen” off!


Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are easily picked up and spread. You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body. You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items. After you’ve had contact with HPV, it can take many months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart. It is unlikely that you will get a wart every time you come in contact with HPV. Some people are more likely to get warts than others.

Warts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A wart may be a bump with a rough surface, or if it appears on a weigh bearing surface such as the sole of your foot, it may be flat and smooth. Tiny blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. In both common and plantar warts, these blood vessels may look like dark dots in the wart’s centre.

Warts have a reputation for being tricky to treat. The reason for that is, your body needs to produce an immune response in order to get rid of the wart. There has been research done to support the use of salicylic acid and liquid nitrogen in the successful treatment of plantar warts, but unfortunately an outcome can never be guaranteed due to the whole immune response factor – and they can be very painful.


While looking into some alternative options for stubborn warts that haven’t responded well to liquid nitrogen treatment I stumbled across oregano oil.

Oregano oil is said to have both antibacterial and antiviral abilities. That’s a tick and another tick right there.

There has been some limited research done that has shown oregano oil to have the ability to attack a virus’s RNA and therefore kill the virus.

Limited research has been done on this topic specifically, however a large number of testimonials from people who have tried using oregano oil on warts exists.

Oregano oil contains carvacrol which is the compound said to have antimicrobial abilities. It’s also a ‘hot’ oil and as such must be used diluted with a carrier oil and used with care.


Border Podiatry Centre has recently purchased high grade therapeutic oregano oil free from chemicals, additives and solvents. It is oregano oil in its purest form.

We have carefully made up single use rollers that can be used to apply oregano directly to plantar warts. So if you’ve tried everything else with little to no success and want to give this painless and practical option a go, then we’d love to have you trial our oregano rollers.

You can make an appointment by calling 60245577 or book online by clicking here.