Do it Yourself Wart Freeze Kit

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  1. Jay Taylor

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    I just heard the advertisement for Compound W Freeze Off for removing warts and wondered how well it worked.

    It comes with 12 swab-like applicators and contains Dimethyl Ether, Propane, and Isobutane. I assume the evaporation of these ingredients causes the swab to achieve below freezing temperatures.

    Compound W Freeze Off

    I’m curious how well it performs compared to freezing by a dermatologist.

    Have any of you tried it?
     
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    My wife used it on our kids recently and it got rid of their warts. We'd tried other things like those wart reducing bandaids and they didn't work.

    They did both say it hurt because it was so cold. My 6 year old took it a little better than my 4 year old. On an adult I would assume it's probably uncomfortable but bearable. I don't have any warts so I didn't try it myself.
     
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    I've used two treatments on a wart on my middle finger on my right hand and unfortunately it hasn't worked. It does sting a bit the next day, obviously cause it is freezing after all, but I was hoping to get rid of the pesky thing without going to a doctor.

    So for me it hasn't worked, but for others it seems to.
     
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    Guo, I've heard that technique works, and I'm getting tired enough of it scraping against my other finger, I guess I'll have to try it soon.
     
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    I tried it with one I had on my foot and it worked! I thought it would take longer, but actually it was about as long as using something like the salycilic acid.
     
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    Guo, did you have to leave the same piece of tape on for days on end or can you change the tape every day?
     
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    I changed it each day - the idea of having the same piece each day (especially after being on my foot) seemed kind of nasty. Plus it's recommended you scrub the wart to remove dead tissue.
     
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    What surprised me about the duct tape link is that the traditional freezing method was only 60% effective. I thought it was more effective than that.

     
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    Going to give this a try....we'll see how it goes.
     
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    DUCT TAPE IS LIKE THE "FORCE" IT HAS A LIGHT SIDE AND A DARKSIDE AND IT HOLDS THE UNIVERS TOGETHER.
     
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    I wonder what else I could freeze with that thing.

    Could I instantly re-cool my beer if it gets too warm?

    When I was a kid, I was prone to warts on my feet... probably picked up from gym class locker rooms. The doctor told me that warts need air to survive and by cutting off their air-supply (ie: covering with duct tape), they will eventually die.

    Liquid nitrogen is like a nuclear weapon against warts, I suppose.
     
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    Last summer, my son got a planters wart on his foot. I read that the freezing technique could be painful, so with healthy skepticism, we tried the duct tape solution. like a miracle, the wart was 100% gone in something like 3 weeks. Towards the end, we used a drop of sal acid just to be sure, but it was a GREAT solution and totally pain-free.
     

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