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What verruca treatment really works?

(11 Posts)
Gemzooks Thu 24-Jul-08 12:45:29

Have long standing verruca. Have tried salycic acid or whatever it's called (standard stuff you buy in the chemist).

Has anyone tried the wartner ones and do they really work?

I want something strong.

Also, can you use it if you're pregnant?

any tips much appreciated!

maidamess Thu 24-Jul-08 12:47:19

Someone told me that duct tape works. the silver stuff. Cover the verruca with that and apparently it goes.

My dd had a very long standing one, we tried everything. Eventually it died by itself, and hasn't come back.

cocolepew Thu 24-Jul-08 12:49:39

I used the scholl freezing one on DD, it worked very quickly.

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 13:01:54

duct tape

cover with square of tape - apply a new bit if it drops off
once a week remove tape, soak foot and sand dead skin off verruca with a pumice stone
continue till it's gone

also prevents transmission quite well

Gemzooks Thu 24-Jul-08 13:03:34


Sorry to be ignorant, but what is duct tape?

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 13:07:14

also known as gaffer tape or Duck tape, it's very sticky heavy duy tape, most often seen in black and silver, reinforced with a fabric mesh.

cocolepew Thu 24-Jul-08 13:12:23

It's the tape of choice for serial killers.

heavenstobetsy Thu 24-Jul-08 13:13:53

My doctor runs a freezing clinic and zapped mine with liquid nitrogen which worked a treat

DontNeedAnything Thu 24-Jul-08 21:41:36

In my house we have evolved the following method very successfully.

1. treat with Salicylic acid based treatment for 7-10 days as directed.

2. Banana* treatment for 7-14 days

3. As verucca starts to seprate spontaneously from teh healthy skin go for a long bath (30min+), so it is ultra soft. Pair of tweezers and remove.

Banana treatment is as follows:
Piece of banana skin, fleshy side down on surface of verucca. Cover with plaster. After 24hrs remove, wipe with a baby wipe, replace. After a few days you see the verucca starting to detatch itself from teh healthy skin.

DontNeedAnything Thu 24-Jul-08 21:42:47

<Oh and I havn't tried duct tape but I don't know any other treatment which is less painful or quicker than banana - but Ido find a few spots of Bazoka etc. do help start it off..>

MingMingtheWonderPet Thu 24-Jul-08 21:51:29

Avoca is very good.
Ask chemist for it, do not need prescription
Not a salycic acid treatment, but works brilliantly.
DS had a couple of very long standing veruccas and it got rid of them in about 4 weeks.
Info here

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