- Tell me your verucca removal success stories
My 7 year old had a really stubborn one. What eventually worked was putting a corn plaster around it, filling the hole in the middle with Zovirax and then putting a plaster over it. The corn plaster lets the skin rise into the hole. Every evening, use a hard skin file to file it down and repeat.
She has really sweaty feet so the other top tip is Friar’s Balsam to aid plaster adhesion. Wipe onto area that you’re going stick plaster to, let it dry and then apply plaster.
Good luck.Posted 6 years agocheshirecatSubscriber
Had a couple of stubborn ones a few years ago. Tried freeze spray, bazuka etc. Even went to docs for their CO2 freezing spray (not recommended, extremely painful).
In the end I used this, and it worked well Verrugon
You may need extra packs of circular corn plasters (cream goes in the hole in the middle) and wide tape to cover the cream and corn plaster.Posted 6 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
When I was small I had 12 warts that survived being frozen about 100 times [a lot anyway], eventually I was told by a friend that weeing on them would make them go away. I did, waited about 20 minutes and washed my hands [‘cos, yuk] and they disappeared in a few weeks.
Just sayin’.Posted 6 years agoalanfMember
Not exactly related but I used to have 2 warts on the inside of each thumb. I would slice the top off the one on my left thumb and grind it down but it would still keep coming back. One day I went a bit far and exposed some of the root, so decided it was time to get serious and went in for the kill with sharp implements to dig the root out. After a lot of pain and blood I managed to get the blighter out leaving a deep hole in my thumb. This quickly healed up and then the wart on my right thumb disappeared of its own accord. I know its not exactly related but maybe having a dig around might shift it?Posted 6 years ago
I’m no doctor and don’t advocate self surgery by the way…
Ok, cheers, please keep the stories coming.
When I was a yoof I dug a root out, bled loads and left the hole. I’ve probed this one but it seems pretty tight in there.
Doesn’t help that I have two showers per day when I commute, so the freezing idea sounds good. Can I buy that surgical liquid nitrogen / CO2 anywhere and DIY it?Posted 6 years ago
Right, I had one on the ball of my foot for over 10 years. Tried everything, the gel stuff from the chemist, freezing nonsense, apple cider vinegar etc etc. Nothing worked.
Then I pickled up one of these -> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wartner-Wart-Verruca-Removal-1-5ml/dp/B0051PPM4S
Followed the instructions (duh) and within a couple of cycles of use the persistent little blighter was gone. It also took out a wart on my hand which all the other stuff hadn’t done anything too either.
So, that’s my recommendation. Available from supermarkets etc as well as online, if you shop around then you should get one for £8 or so.Posted 6 years agostevegoMember
I’ve used the duct-tape and sandpaper method, thought it had been shown to be as effective as other wart-removal methods. Duct-tape on wart, sand off surface of wart daily and reapply fresh duct-tape. Repeat un til wart is gone (took about 2-3 or so weeks I think for me)Posted 6 years agoteaselMember
Same as Steve G – try using banana skin, preferably slightly under-ripe. I got rid of a two-year old, pea-sized wart in no time at all. It was on my hand, though, so easier to keep the skin attached with tape – it’ll be a lot harder and more than likely extremely uncomfortable strutting around with a lump of banana strapped to your foot.
I was a doubter but tried it after all other methods failed. You could always tape it on over night for a few days and see how it goes.
Proper witch doctor stuff, I tell ya…Posted 6 years agoMilitant_bikerMember
I had a nasty wart on my finger that resisted many trips to the doctors, and sessions with the over-the-counter treatments, tried trimming it with scalpels etc. A GP friend recommended just getting the doctor to leave the CO2 thingamy on for longer. Well, it turns out I have a higher pain threshold than she had theconfidence to keep it on. So it remained.
I then used a drill bit, the kitchen stove, and some pliers. Heated the bit up till it was burny hot, applied to finger until I couldn’t take the pain. Waited for scab to drop off, and repeat. Gone in 2 sessions.
Obviously, I wouldn’t recommend this course of action, as the potential for injury is moderately high – but it worked for me 🙂Posted 6 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
I had one on my foot that was as stubborn as hell. All sorts of treatments were tried, chemist CO2 remedies and proper acid / liquid Nitrogen treatments (which hurt like hell).
Unless you dig them out completely all the treatments just mediate an immunological response and it’s your body that gets rid of them.
After about 6moths of treatment I had an acid treatment, went on holiday for a week, relaxed and windsurfed a lot. It disappeared over the week.
Very odd our immune systemsPosted 6 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
I had two on one thumb, one on the other thumb and one on my big toe.
Tried all combinations of chemical burning, freezing and attacking with sharp objects. Then, I got an infected cut that required a course of antibiotics and all the offending warts vanished almost overnight. Coincidence?
I am not a doctor.Posted 6 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
Superglue can also do the trick… duct tape and superglue cocktail if you’re feeling extravagant.
I had some on my big toes that resisted treatment for the best part of 10 years, superglue saw to some of them, but a few remained, but then suddenly, for no apparent reason, my immune system woke up and kicked their asses.Posted 6 years agomark90Member
Another +1 for duck/duct tape. Worked for my daughters veruccas, after trying various remedies from the chemist.
I know you need the virus to actually have them appear but I reckon it’s stress that gives them life, so to speak.
I’d agree with this. Had a wart on my hand when I was younger, tried all sorts to get rid with no luck. Then it just went away. It recently came back while I was quite stressed and a little run down.Posted 6 years agodooosukMember
I went to the doc’s recently after having one for 2yrs. Bazuka and Duct Tape hadn’t worked. They said the strongest stuff available was:
Silver nitrate pen you can buy without prescription. Apply for 6 days running and then it should be gone….well, I don’t know if it’s worked yet but I’ve a big black spot on the sole of my foot that’s showing no signs of disappearing after finishing the treatment a week a more ago.Posted 6 years ago
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