How to remove warts and verrucas?
However, you may want to consider treatment to get rid of your wart. There are many different types of treatment for warts but none works completely and doctors still aren’t sure which ones work best. It’s not unusual for your wart to return after treatment. The most commonly used treatments for warts and verrucas are those containing salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing).
Best (freezing) wart and verruca removal at home
Wartie is comparable to professional freezing treatments. Wartie® freezes the wart or plantar wart (verruca) to the core, due to its unique precision tip, resulting in the removal of the wart. The shape of the Wartie precision metal tip allows accurate application limited to the wart or plantar wart (verruca), avoiding the surrounding healthy skin, resulting in a better pain-free application. The unique metal tip ensures efficient transfer of the freezing treatment to the wart which is maintained below 0 degrees Celsius for a longer period than other products on the market.
After the application of Wartie the wart or verruca will fall off within the next 14 days. One application should be sufficient to successfully remove the wart or verruca. Should a second treatment be necessary, allow 14 days between applications.
Wartie - Best freezing performance
Ex vivo laboratory testing has shown that Wartie has a superior freezing profile to other available over-the-counter products. Its freezing profile is comparable to products used by professionals to remove warts.
*Dermatological research has shown that after the application the wart should remain below the freezing point during at least 30 seconds to ensure maximum effectiveness. Wartie Wart & Verruca remover realizes this ambition.
Fastest verruca removal
Pharmacy treatments include: creams, gels, skin paints and medicated plasters containing salicylic acid – these peel the top layer of affected skin. Cold sprays containing dimethyl ether propane – these freeze the wart, but they're not thought to work as well as salicylic acid
The most effective option is treatment with salicylic acid plus cryotherapy. A meta-analysis showed that a combined therapy of salicylic acid and cryotherapy had a higher cure rate than either salicylic acid or cryotherapy alone. In between the freezing sessions, you apply salicylic acid daily to your wart. You should not use the salicylic acid until any blistering, scabs or soreness from the cryotherapy have settled.
Aside from the use of salicylic acid and cryotherapy there is insufficient evidence to support the use of other therapies. Higher quality evidence is needed to evaluate other therapies such as Duct tape and the other home remedies describe in part 18.
When choosing for cryotherapy, Wartie is superior in effectiveness compared to the three most used OTC cryotherapy products. Wartie will freeze the wart more and longer than OTC competitors.
Wartie is easier to use for the consumer, and provides unique features making it superior in OTC cryotherapy and faster in use. Wartie ‘s pin-pointed accuracy can be shown by thermal imaging. The tip of Wartie has a diameter of 5mm, which is the average size of a wart.
Cure of warts
Time is the only “cure” for verrucas. Whatever you do, they usually go away by themselves – unless you have an underlying condition that affects your immune system. The bad thing is, it takes quite some time for them to disappear. Three out of 10 warts will disappear within 10 weeks. Within two years, two-thirds of all warts will be gone without treatment. But if you've still got them after two years they are less likely to go on their own. Warts seem to last longer in older children and adults.
Time is the only “cure” for verrucas. Whatever you do they usually go away by themselves – unless you have an underlying condition that affects your immune system. The downside of the matter is, it takes quite some time for verrucas to disappear. Three out of 10 warts will disappear within 10 weeks. Within two years, two-thirds of all warts will be gone without treatment. But if you've still got them after two years they are less likely to go on their own. Warts seem to last longer in older children and adults.