DIY Wart Removal





Introduction: DIY Wart Removal

Want to get rid of a wart, but don't want to use harsh salicylic acid or pay for an expensive wart-freezing kit? This instructable will show you how to freeze off your own warts for 1/3 the price.

Step 1: Get the Supplies

You're going to need a can of computer duster from your local office supply store. The ingredients in the one I've used is simply tetrafluorethane gas (non-carcinogenic, and non-flammable for the record) compared to the retail wart remover which is dimethyl ether, propane and isobutane.

Also pick up a pack of plastic Qtips.

Duster: USD$7 for a giant can (12oz)
Qtips: $2.50 for 375


USD$25 for a wart freeze off kit (12 uses total)

Step 2: Prepare the Supplies

Snip one of the Qtips in half and plug it into the can of duster. It should fit very snuggly.

Step 3: Freezing Part

Invert the can and give a couple of short bursts of freezing liquid until the Qtip is saturated with it (you'll see it splash off). Avoid getting the liquid on you anywhere else than the wart because it can cause frost bite.

Wait about 10 seconds and apply to the wart you wish to remove. It's going to sting, but it's just like getting something liquid nitrogened at the doctor's office

I'm not responsible if you maim yourself somehow doing this. Use common sense.



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    My doctor has had two attempts at freezing off a large wart I've had on my hand for about 18 years. Both these treatments were pure torture and failed.

    Two weeks ago I decided to try something new. I purchased a glass (crystal) nail file which I use each morning to file a little more off the wart. It is now level with the skin surface and will soon be gone.

    Very easy and painless.

    Do u think any other nail file would work?

    I got rid of three warts on my hands that I had for years with the metal file on a Swiss army knife.

    My metal file I mean the file that's designed to file metal, it's also made of steel.

    I just went to the doctor. He took a can of liquid nitrogen that came with a straw. The kit had translucent white mini funnels in it with different sized holes for different sized warts. You can buy liquid nitrogen in a can online. Same with a set of plastic mini funnels. Stick the funnel on the wart. Apply pressure. This isolates the area. Spray on liquid nitrogen for a few seconds. Let it bubble and evaporate for a few secs. Apply again. Then at most a third time. Lift off the funnel. You just freeze dried your wart. Your body thinks the small area got frostbite. If the wart has a raised surface use flat toenail clippers to clip it flat. The skin will turn grayish white in a day (this was on Caucasian completion skin). It is dead skin. It will possibly blister and redden. It may peel or flake off or come off in a clump. Underneath it will be pink and ooze. Once the raw skin is exposed underneath, keep it out in the open and dry. Don't cover it with sweaty plastic bandages. Let it scab up and reheal. Before the dead skin falls off, you can facilitate exfoliation with over the counter wart removal kits. I love the ones with the little skin shaped discs that go right on top of the wart, and you cover it with a round disc shaped band aid. The discs contain salycilic acid which dries out the skin and makes the dead stuff fall off quicker. At night I take off the disc, let it air out and dry. Reapply in am and wear all day long. If you work with your hands, cook food, wash dishes, etc just wear disposable powdered latex gloves to keep it dry. My doc said to use the little discs then after it heals for a while to promote regeneration of that area. If it doesn't work then do the freeze drying again after it heals. Maybe apply liquid nitrogen four or five times if it's deep and aggressive. Doc said warts are caused by a virus that tricks the immune system and hides from it. Freeze drying is man made frostbite he said, and it stimulates the immune system to regenerate tissue and repair the area down at a deep level. For bad deep warts surgery may be needed. This was for a wart on my hand and not a nasty plantar wart like you guys have talked about here.

    This stuff works sometimes, but you still have to kill the root deep underneath the's how

    remove our moles, warts and skin tags safely and naturally within only three days.

    For DIY wart removal at home, there are certainly safer and more effective alternatives than dust remover.

    Check out the detailed guide below for home wart remedies with demo videos, which also covers the pro and con analysis vs the medical treatment (eg. cryotherapy / laser / TCA) and over the counter solutions, for you to make an educated decision.

    Hope this helps.

    wart freeser fom the store has difuorethane

    I bet you are correct, but it is an expensive process because it seems the process is endless....