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Verruca stay right where you are

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19.04.2008

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Doesn't work

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Verruca and Wart Remover

Little Miss developed a small cluster of verrucas, which I put down to weekly swimming lessons. Undeterred, I decided to try to get rid of them using an over the counter product rather than taking her for doctor's treatment. I bought this and gave it a go…

WHAT IS IT?

This is apparently a product which is clinically proven to be as effective as the liquid nitrogen method used by doctors. With one treatment, it will freeze the verruca or wart which will fall of in 10-14 days, although there is a warning that verrucas may require additional treatments. Armed with this information, and given that it was verrucas I was treating, I was prepared to treat the offending verrucas several times.

PRODUCT AND PACKAGING

The product comes in a box with the most important information written on the box, and with full information and instructions on the leaflet contained inside the box. Open up the box and there is an aerosol container containing ingredients which are not harmful to the ozone layer. There are also 12 foam applicators which are sufficient for 12 treatments. The foam applicators actually look like very large cotton buds and are designed to be attached to the opening in the aerosol can.

The product itself when used comes out of the cotton bud with no discernible smell and is clear but very cold.

USING IT

On my first reading of the instructions, I thought t seemed quite complicated to use but the series of written and pictorial instructions did help me on my way. The applicator (big cotton bud) has to be attached to the opening in the small opening at the side of the can. Once the protective lid is removed from the can the dispensing button, on the top of the can should be pressed for 3-5 seconds, until the applicator is saturated. While this is going on, there is a hissing sound, but this is expected, and shows that the product is being dispensed. When the droplets fall from the applicator tip this means that it is saturated and at this point, the can should be turned upside down with the applicator pointing downwards so that the bud reaches the correct freezing temperature. Now the end of the applicator tip has to be placed on the wart or verruca for 30-40 seconds. Now throw the applicator away as it's good for only one treatment.

That's it! It sounds very complicated but is in fact quite simple, although it's important not to have it on the wart or verruca for more than 40 seconds. It is very cold and quite unpleasant so I can't imagine anyone would want it applied for more than the given time.

After treatment, I had to impress on Little Miss that it was important not to pick at the treated area, and told her that all we had to do after another treatment was to wait for the verrucas to fall off! She was still able to go swimming but we did go swimming with those rubber socks.

CAUTIONARY TALES
  • The product is highly inflammable
  • Blistering and depigmentation can occur at the site of application but skin will return to narmal after application.
  • Not for use on children under the age of 4
  • Not for use on moles birthmarks or thin skin (eg face)
  • Do not use if you are diabetic or during pregnancy.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The product costs £11.99, which seems quite expensive but there are enough applicators for 12 treatments so it works out at only £1 a treatment. If it works, that's fine! The product is available from supermarkets and chemists.

VERDICT

We applied the product as recommended and I followed the instructions very carefully. The instructions did advise that although warts can usually be removed with one treatment verrucas need additional applications at 2 weekly intervals. We did this, and over the course of 8 weeks, applied the treatment 4 times. It is very cold and Little Miss did initially complain of it being very cold and of it stinging her. Being quite stoical and believing it would work, she did put up with it, and we constantly looked for signs of the things dropping off. No such luck. They did start to look as though they has been frozen, and started to go a bit white but then nothing else happened. After four applications, I decided that it really was not working, and a trip to the doctors ensued. One treatment at the doctor's surgery and the verrucas were no more. A lot cheaper and a lot less unpleasant.

In conclusion, for anyone suffering from warts or verrucas, I would save money and head straight for the surgery. My experience of this product convinces me that although it is relatively simple to use, it doesn't work on verrucas.

Not recommended for verrucas although it may be fantastic for warts!

Thanks for reading.

Daniela x

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jesi 27.04.2008 00:37

Little Miss sounds very brave. My friend treated her son's warts with sap oozing from the cut leaf of an aloe vera plant . . . . ~ ! ♥♥ ! ~ ........................................................... ~ jes ~ ! ♥♥ ! ~

tac20 23.04.2008 18:21

Great review - some really honest helpful advice.

Spottydog11 22.04.2008 17:15

Great review x

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