Introduction: Wart Removal - 25minutes
For many years now I have had a pesky pair of warts that would come up on a couple of my fingers - the last one to show up just refused to go - - "Ha!!!! you wish suka!".
I have tried just about everything, from creams and freezing to going to the docs for it to be cut out - - "nothin,nada - still came back".
So there I was one day dwelling upon this issue, thinking about just what needed to happen to get rid - in the infected area there were black dots that I took to be the culprit - if even one was left (checked with a really strong magnifying glass) the hard skin,raised area and irritation would persist.
What would go deep enough,be nasty enough to make the area inhospitable for growth and kill any roots (so to speak).
The solution was just that - OVEN PRIDE - in the UK it is the stuff ya use to clean your grills in the oven - so nasty that it comes with gloves and the grills are put into a plastic bag while the gel works - - it's real nasty stuff, just one touch and you will know about it.
My idea was simple - confine a small amount of the gel over the wart, let it eat into the flesh to the appropriate depth, remove, clean the area and allow to heal.
The following is how I did it - how it looked - the final result.
Oh yes - this is not the cheapest method for removal - but it seems to work, if you suffer from warts one bottle of this liquid will keep you going for years I should think and save money in the long run.
TWO THINGS - THIS STUFF IS SUPER NASTY SO TAKE GREAT CARE AND DO NOTHING EXCEPT SIT AND WAIT FOR THE ALLOTTED TIME, YOU DO NOT WANT THIS GOING ANYWHERE BY ACCIDENT - - ALSO THIS WORKED FOR ME BUT YOU TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.
Step 1: Stuff - Oh! and a Finger
Here are the things ya need - might be an idea to use gloves if pos but it might be a bit awkward.
Step 2: Lets Begin
So - I took the troublesome digit and gave it a scrub over with a nail file card - this is what you see in the picture
Step 3: Next
Then I took a metal washer (don't ask me why this one looks white?)
Placed it upon some Micropore (medical sticky tape - any tape might work)
Used a paper clip bent straight to drop just enough gel into the washer to fill it - removed any access from the washer as it only wants to be going onto the wart.
Step 4: And
positioned the washer over the wart - being mindfull to ensure the whole area is covered - take the time to get hold of a good sized washer for the job - any bits missed and the bugger might come back.
Make a good seal around the washer to stop leakage - put a fair bit of tape around the finger to hold nice and firm.
Take a seat, watch some TV etc - be still, ya do not want this on furniture, the cat or kids or! in your eyes.
Now things are gonna get stingy - but in a good way - if it stings it is working it's way down - be calm, if if your a female/woman you might not want to leave the tape in place for 25mins but a bit less (only mention this as I am guessing girls might have more delicate, thinner skin).
After the time is up remove the tape - - BE AWARE - the area is gonna look nasty, mine looked like a blood blister and when I cleaned it a load of gooey skin came away from the wart - and yup there is probably gonna be a hole/crater.
Step 5: After - Day 1
So this is how the finger looked after a good clean up, dry off and antiseptic rinse - have faith brothers and sisters - this is not a quick heal but for me worthwhile.
Step 6: Day - 3
This is after about three days, pink, still with a slight crater but clean and filling in slowly but nicely.
Step 7: Day - Ten
The final result - clean, smooth (there was a little rough skin so I buffed it and popped on a bit of hand cream around day seven),
Looks good and feels soft, no black bits even under a good magnifier.
These are a pain so I hope this instructable works for you too - all the best DZ