Anyone with experience or suggestions?
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Anyone with experience or suggestions?
sometimes it works great and sometimes not. and i have no idea what creates the difference. but 2 out of three so far for me. a doc acquaintence recommended trying this instead of freezing.
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They are little round stickers. I stick one on the wart and leave it for a few days, then I use a scalpel to shave off the top layer.
Then back on goes another disc. It's getting noticeably smaller as it works it way out. Good luck with yours.
It wasn't until going to my PCP over the winter that he suggested beetle juice: it's the saliva of a blister beetle, wiped onto the warts as a paste, that causes blisters. I had one hit and it didn't work. The second one, did; it was INTENSELY painful... walking on a deep blister on your heel was no fun, but the blister lifts the wart off the skin and out of the flesh, root and all. After a week and a half, I was able to run again, and the things were gone for good.
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I had a plantar wart that lasted for years and before getting a prescription for this from a dermotologist, tried everything commonly suggested: liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, surgical cutting (done by a doctor), and maceration (covering with duct tape). FYI, running while using fluorouracil wasn't a problem.
Addition: I just googled it and found clinical trials claim that 95% of plantar warts are eradicated with 12 weeks use of 5-fluorouracil.
My GP tried weekly nitrogen with no effect. The GP also tried a new-ish treatment that has been found to be effective sometimes, that is typically for genital warts and is meant to trigger an immune response, but it also didn’t work for me (and holy crap was that embarrassing to get the Rx filled!).
Finally went to a podiatrist, I wish I could remember what it was he used, but there was a regular strength and a really strong one, each one causes a massive blister to form under the wart to lift it then he would use a scalpel to scrape it away – repeat until the root was gone. The wart makes itself at home inside that thick layer of skin on your, so there’s lots of scraping. I could barely walk on the foot after the really strong stuff was applied from 12hrs to 2-3 days later. The regular strength wasn’t as painful, but wasn’t as effective, and it was combined with an occlusive tape (like the duct tape method). It all heals pretty quick though.
The virus that causes it will always be with you, so best advice is to nail the thing with OTC before it takes hold because the longer it’s there, the happier it gets and the more your immune system gets used to it.
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+1 I got them really bad in high school and tried all kinds of OTC crap, duct tape, cutting them out with a knife, etc. Finally I sucked it up and when to the PCP, who took out the liquid nitrogen. Since they were so extensive I got multiple treatments but it worked great and have had no problems since.
I had one show up on the 1st met head (nice spot for running) last sept.
whittled down every few days with a scalpel and OTC freezer treatments knocked it down, but not out.
salicylic acid pads, same frequency of scrapings, down, not out.
duct tape. the wart just laughed at that.
4 liquid nitrogen doses, from the doc about 2 weeks apart, finally got it.
my brother, OTOH, used duct tape on one on his foot in November, and it was gone before Christmas.
to the OP, try your experiment and let us know which works for you
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