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Verruca's - How do you get rid of them?

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  1. supahoops

    supahoops Member

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    Does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of them, my Mrs has spent thousands on chiropodists, creams and recently even Chinese Herbal Medicine!

    I didnt really pay much attention until she told me how much she has spent on this over the years, always banging on at me for being on AV Fourms too much so figure why not ask on here!

    :thumbsup:
  2. lostinspace

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    Try WARTNER. It froze mine off first time, and I'd had it for ages.
    You can get it from Boots, Asda etc over the counter.
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    unique Moderator

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    try visiting your GP
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    Decadence1 Active Member

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    +1 I had a few over a period of time so I and went to my GP and they froze it using a canister. It grew smaller and eventually diasppeared.
  5. Iccz

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    Bazooka that Verruca!


    Generally your GP will tell you to try using standard methods of gels/creams etc for it and give you advice to treat it but you really wont get it frozen off unless they dont go away or are really deep.

    It's all about getting the black root out and keeping it clean.
  6. Battle

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    +1 for Wartner - Great stuff - its the same stuff that a GP would use to freeze it, you just squirt it on the the aplicator, stick it on the verruca or wart and repeat every couple days till its gone
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    krish Well-Known Member

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    I had one about 20 years ago; hacked it out with a razor blade
    - no probs since then

    However, I don't recommend this course of action :lesson:
  8. Decadence1

    Decadence1 Active Member

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    Oooooh! Sounds painful!
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    the doctors use Liquid Nitrogen to freeze the verucas and that wartner is a similar effect.
  10. John

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    What my esteemed collegue said

    However , JSjnr has just got rid of a massive one . He had been using Bazooka for about 5 weeks . Took him to see the pharmacist who advised to keep doing what we were doing ( bazooka and a metal nail file every few days) but that it could take 8 - 12 weeks :eek:

    3 weeks later it was gone
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    That wartner stuff doesn't get nearly cold enough to kill a deep-rooted verruca - a visit (or two) to your GP's practice nurse is a more surefire way of getting rid of a stubborn verruca - and cheaper !!
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    don't laugh now but my dad was told by his gp today to try .... gaffer tape!!!:eek::eek:

    Taken from the website he referred my dad to read upon

    "The effectiveness of duct tape could possibly stem from its three-ply construction. The Great Fact Finder website shows that duct tape is composed of three layers (see Figure 2). The top layer is a resilient plastic (polyethylene). The bottom layer is a rubber-based adhesive, and in between is a layer of fabric mesh. Yet whether it is the actual composition of the tape or its mere application to the wart, the use of duct tape, (termed duct tape occlusion therapy) has a higher success rate for wart removal than cryotherapy. In Focht's study, 85% patients ranging from 3 to 22 years of age who underwent duct tape occlusion therapy had complete "resolution of the warts," compared to only 60% patients undergoing cryotherapy. With such a high success rate, unaccompanied by burning, itching, and sometimes indescribable pain, duct tape would seem to have a promising future as the preferred method of treatment to remove the common wart/verucca"

    Put a piece on for 6 days, left it off for a day and scrap away excess skin and then apply again for about 6 days and it should be gone.
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    Doesn't the duct tape just starve it of air?

    My 10yr old daughter had the soles of her feet covered in them.

    Tried absolutely everything. Nothing worked.

    Then for some reason, they literally disappeared over night.

    Doctor said that they will eventually just go but i didnt think it would be that fast!
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    Mark Botwright Moderator & Reviewer Staff Member

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    Glad to see i'm not the only one to take this extremely unadvisable course of action. :D

    I did bleed like a stuck pig though.
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    basically yes i think
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    :smashin: for gaffer tape.
    My son was advised of this technique at the local medical clinic and it worked.
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    stole my line damn it :D

    but in my experience with verruca's, you need somet to get underneath it.with mine i got them out and gone after i got the little black seed/thing out beneath the skin.
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    You're supposed to file down / rub down the dead skin to remove it then put on the gel, that works in the same way that the gaffa tape method above says, pulls the root right out :thumbsup:
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    Nothing like the nostril hairs or toenail clippings of an endangered ocelot to treat a condition. :rolleyes: :D
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    yeah somet like that, havent had a verruca in a decade man. i just remember it went after the root came out.
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    Cant remember who said that, I think it was Dara O'Briain :smashin:



    Same here, got them at swimming at school :(
  22. supahoops

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    The Mrs has visited the doctor a few times but tried the usual freezing technique and has even referred her to the hospital but no luck, i will try the gaffer tape! :D
  23. square-eyes-baz

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    Ha, did that a few weeks ago with a Stanley knife blade, hacked a right old crater out . Kept putting Bazooka that Verucca on it - didnt do a thing.
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    Duct tape......is there anything it can't fix!!! :thumbsup:
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    :D
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    Hi all, can you tell me, do you cover just the verruca or the surrounding area too. Definitely going to try the duct tape method.
    Thanks.
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    Sometimes you just have to wait.

    A couple of years ago for no apparent reason I got 2 on my foot. I froze them both, 1 went within a few days the other didn't budge. Within a month or so this has spread and I ended up with 9 on my right foot and 3 on my left! No matter what I did (freezing, bazooka, tape, banana skin, tea tree oil, drs) nothing would shift them. Went through 2 years of this until I got sick of it and stopped bothering. They all vanished a few weeks later!
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    I have one on the ball of my left foot. I am an active person and it is sometimes painful. Want to try all the home remedies before going the go.
  29. Bazzzza

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    By the way I've had it about 3 years.
  30. Bazzzza

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    Meant GP. :)

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