Introduction: The Wart Freezing Gun
Got warts? Dodge the hassle of a doctor's visit, the expense of over the counter remedies and freeze them off yourself! In minutes you can build a wart "freezing gun" from household items.
I made it easy for you, skip all this reading nonsense and watch the video-
A doctor visit means sitting in the waiting room for a half hour and having to pay a hefty bill for something you could easily do yourself. Doctors use either
Liquid Nitrogen~ -320 F or
Dry Ice~ -110F
to remove warts.
We're going to use the liquid from dust remover cans which is anywhere between -25 and -160F
Before commenting, I know, I know there are many ways to remove your own warts. Duct tape, onions, vinegar, k'nex, banana peels, etc. But why do those when you can be awesome instead and do it like the pros?
On that note, if you've got any other original wart removing ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Step 1: Get the Materials-
One can of airduster/ spray dust/ dust off/ compressed air duster etc.
One plastic hollow Q-tip (or "cotton bud")
If you don't have hollow q-tips, you can use the straw from the airduster, a square of toilet paper and a twist tie to improvise.
Step 2: Prepare the Q-tip Based Remover
This step is pretty simple-
1. Cut one end of the Q-tip off, leaving as much of the tube as possible.
2. Stick the cut end in the nozzle of the air duster.
2. Take a break.
Step 3: If You Don't Have a Hollow Q-tip...
If you couldn't find one of those Q-tips, you can still make it!
1. Get the red straw from the air duster, a piece of toilet paper and a twist tie.
2. Fold the toilet paper in half and push that over one end of the straw from the middle of the toilet paper.
3. Twist the toilet paper around the straw tightly so that the end is about the same shape and size as a Q-tip bud.
4. Wrap a twist tie around the toilet paper about 1/4" from the "bud" of the toilet paper. It should be firmly in place when you're done.
5. Insert the straw in the nozzle of the air duster as far as it will go.
Step 4: Practice and Preparation
Before trying to remove your wart, make sure you'll be able to do it properly.
Turn the can upside down and grip the trigger with your index finger. Pretend it's a gun and say "pow... POW" for some extra entertainment before continuing.
Now, very gently pull the trigger and practice holding it steady at a rate that won't drip freezing liquid everywhere. You want the liquid to evaporate just before it drips out.
If you can do that competently enough, you're ready to kill some warts.
This part is highly unnecessary, but it's good to be safe-
Clean the wart and surrounding area and also the Q-tip with some rubbing alcohol. Although many dusters are made from alcohols and gases that will naturally sanitize, it can't hurt to play it safe.
Step 5: Shoot That Freakin' Wart Already!
Now you'll have to muster your wits and remove that wart.
1. Using the same technique as before, start releasing the liquid at a very slow rate until you fell you've got it perfect.
2. Continue to squeeze at that rate and place the end of the Q-tip on the war so the straw is perpendicular to your skin in every direction.
3. Hold your wart remover there for about 20-30 seconds, the wart should turn white while you freeze it.
Note: I did mine for just over a minute because I've "removed" it at least 6 times, twice professionally and it keeps coming back.
4. After you've stopped, your wart should scab up in a few days and fall off. Don't forget to put neosporin on it to prevent scarring.
The pictures of my finger are from four days after removal. It looks pretty bad because I did it for over a minute and I didn't hold the can perpendicular to the wart. The wart is just now turning into a scab and about to fall off.
To the left of the wart, you can see a faint pinkish circle, that's a scar from a wart I successfully removed 3 weeks ago using this method. I forgot to put neosporin on that one.