In 1992, at the end of a season of “camp” nursing, in which I would live communally, I found my feet infested with several plantar warts. I decided to apply a few stings. I placed 6 “bee kisses” around the periphery of the wart. Immediately I noticed that most of the area immediately around the wart remained white, indicating that it was receiving no blood supply, probably because of the wart. Three days later I applied another 6 “bee kisses” around the periphery of the wart. Within less than 6 weeks, the wart turned blackish and fell off, leaving a pink-lined crater that filled in with time. The amount of affected area was astonishing – it was much larger than I would have guessed. This helped me understand how difficult it was to get the “mother” seed with other types of treatments I had tried. Although I only treated 3 of the warts on one foot, all the others on that foot, as well as on my other foot, vanished. And they have never come back.

In 2002 my niece, then a high school junior, asked if I would sting her plantar warts. I treated 2 of hers on one foot in the same manner. These too fell off in about 6 weeks and left a pink-lined crater that has since filled in. Her other warts on both feet vanished as well. Nor have they returned. I have since treated 11 people for plantar warts; all of them experienced the same success.

Yes, it does hurt, and sometimes the pain seems unbearable. However, it only hurts for a short while, and then it lessens. So it is well worth the final result.

Perhaps it affords immunity for life. I certainly hope so! Although it’s too soon to claim this, it has been 13 years that I’ve been free of plantar warts.

- Kate Chatot
January 07, 2009