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      30.05.2013 21:23
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      If you dont like warts its great for you

      I bought this recently to treat a wart on my sons hand. I bought it as I had seen it advertised on the TV so thought id give it a go.

      The gel came in a 5g tube and was around £6 from my local chemist. The gel says that it contains salicyitic acid and lactic acid which is meant to kill the wart. It also can be used to treat verucas but I have not tried this.

      I started to use this last week and it is really easy to use. It comes in a box and included in the box is a full set of instructions so you cant really go wrong.

      I used it each night for approximately 10 days. All you do to get rid of the wart or veruca is file the wart down a little bit each night and then you just apply the gel over the top. You only need a little bit each time you apply it so one tube was more than enough to treat one wart, we have some left over now. The gel forms a white seal over the top of the wart which hardens up as it dries, you can then just peel it off before you apply the next lot the following day. If you repeat the process gradually night by night it reduces until the wart is dead and gone.

      The wart disappeared after about 10 days. I would definitely recommend this product it is quick and simple to use and not messy but most of all it is effective.

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      05.02.2013 14:42
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      Brilliant treatment for verrucas

      Last month my nine year old daughter began complaining that she had a sore on the bottom of her foot, after taking a look I discovered that what she had was infact a verruca. As I was planning to do my weekly shop that day I decided to pick up some Verruca treatment from asda. I ended up picking up this Bazuka gel simply because it was the only treatment for verrucas that they stocked. However, I had heard of Bazuka before and had seen their adverts on the TV , so felt confident that this would be a decent product. I was a little shocked at the price, £5.00 for a 6g tube, but purchased it anyway as I wanted to begin treating my daughters verruca as quickly as possible.

      The product is packaged in a red cardboard box. The brand and product name are clearly shown in white writing on the front, along with the fact that this is a treatment gel for Verrucas and warts. A bright blue sign informs us that this product has been clinically proven to work. Three useful bits of information are given:

      * ONCE daily application

      * Designed to inhibit spread of the verruca / wart infection

      * Forms a water resistant, protective barrier

      Directions for use are given on the back. A small amount of the gel (approx 1-2 drops) should be applied to the verruca or wart and should be allowed to dry. The gel needs to be used once daily.

      This product is suitable for adults, elderly and children over two. It is not to be used by diabetics or those suffering from poor blood circulations to the hands / feet.

      A number of warnings are given. As with all medicines this product should be kept out of childrens reach. It is also advised not to apply the gel to the face, neck, armpits, breasts, bottom or genitals. It is for external use only.

      The batch number and expiry date are given on the side of the box.

      Inside the box is a information leaflet, the tube of gel and a emery board. The tube itself is white with a red screw on lid.

      I followed the instructions and squeezed one drop of the gel onto the verruca. Although the gel was quite thick I did find it difficult to keep it solely on the verucca and I did get a small amount on the surrounding skin as well, although I just wiped this excess away with cotton wool. At first the liquid is clear, but it eventually dries to a white patch. It took around five minutes for the gel to dry and at times it was difficult to keep my daughter off her feet for that long. After a few applications I discovered the best time to apply the product was just before she went to sleep at night. My daughter never complained of any discomfort whilst I was applying the gel, infact she laughed a lot because she has super tickly feet!

      A fresh coat of the gel needed to be applied each night which ment removing the previous white patch first. The instuctions say the white patch can be easily peeled off but I found it a little more difficult than this. However, I found soaking the feet in warm water made the job a little easier.

      Once a week the emery board needed to be gently rubbed on the verruca. At first my daughter felt no discomfort whilst I did this but towards the end of the treatment she did begin to complain, although she did not find the process painful it was still rather uncomfortable. Although, I also think she was just generally fed up of the nightly treatments. The emery board itself comes wrapped in paper and I kept it stored in this little slip as I felt it was more hygenic. I would say that the emery board is on the small side and for those with a rather persistant verucca I would suggest buying a few extra or investing in a pumice stone. To avoid spreading the infection it is advised that the emery board only be used by one person, which I think is just common sense really.

      I would also like to point out that the gel is waterproof, so once applied correctly it is fine to go swimming. I had quite a time convincing my daughters teacher of this, who was adamant that she would need a "rubber sock". I was really apprehensive of my daughter wearing one of these socks anyway as we all know how cruel other children can be. But my daughter really wanted to go swimming so I decided to have a look for one anyways. I went to a few pharmacists and each said that they didn't stock these anymore and I should just continue to use Bazuka instead. In the end I just took the box in to the teacher to show her and after that she was allowed to go swimming with the other children. Although the white patch was visable on the bottom of her foot I felt it was a lot let inconspicuous than a rubber sock, and my daughter never complained about anyone commenting on it.

      It took around three weeks for the the verruka to disappear. Once the treatment was finished I put a plaster on my daughters foot each morning for a few days, just to add a little extra comfort and protection. The instructions say that some verrucas and warts can take up to twelve weeks to disappear. If the problem persists after this it is advised to see your doctor.

      There is still plenty of gel left in the tube, so I imagine there is enough applications for twelve weeks. I will probably dispose of the remaining gel as I feel it is a little unhygenic to keep hold of it.

      I have no problems recommending Bazuka gel for those suffering with a verruca, as it cleared up my daughters problem fairly quickly. It dries quite quickly, although it may be difficult to keeping younger children still whilst waiting for it to dry. It has a water proof barrier, so is suitable for those wanting to go swimming. 

      According to the Bazuka website, this products has not been tested on animals nor does it contain any animal derived ingredients.

      Bazuka can be bought from some supermarkets and most pharmacists.

      *Bazuka is a medicine and it is important to read the instructions in the box carefully before using. If in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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        15.09.2011 11:34
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        Hopefully you won't need it but if you do, I can recommend Bazuka

        Recently I was in the rather embarrassing position of having developed a wart on the top of my index finger. I'd never had one before, and wasn't even too sure what it was, but it seemed to be getting slightly larger and a bit unsightly so I braved a visit to Boots to speak to the pharmacist.

        I spoke to the pharmacist (typically, as soon as I started speaking to her a big queue formed behind me so everyone was listening to my predicament!). She confirmed that it was a wart, apparently the way to tell is that the edges are jagged like a cauliflower. She made me feel slightly better by saying it was only tiny, and didn't look like it would be stubborn, so shouldn't take too long to get rid of.

        She took me over to the shelf where they were kept and explained the difference between them all. She said I probably wouldn't need the type that 'freezes' the wart (thank goodness, as these were around £13!), but suggested I tried the Bazuka gel which was around £6. The packaging was red and it wasn't the 'extra strength' version that I've since seen online but the pharmacist didn't mention this to me. Presumably, I would have progressed the the extra strength version if this one hadn't worked. The kit contained the gel which contains 5g (doesn't sound like much but you'll only use a tiny amount anyway), the instruction leaflet which you have to read carefully before applying, and an emery board.

        I took it home and read through the instructions. It all seemed a bit complicated but I took it step by step and followed the instructions. First, I had to soak the area in warm water for 2-3 minutes. After drying thoroughly I applied the gel (only need a tiny bit because you're not supposed to make contact with healthy skin) and waited for it to dry. I knew when it was dry because a white patch dried on top of it, which is what keeps it waterproof but also draws attention to it so be aware of this if you're a bit self conscious. I did think about covering the area with a plaster but it said this wasn't necessary and I didn't want to slow down progress. According to the instructions it can take up to 12 weeks for the wart to disappear fully.

        You are told in the instructions to do this every evening until the wart disappears. You're supposed to remove the white covering, then follow the process again, and file it with an emery board (enclosed with the gel) once a week. I found that within about a week of using this gel, my wart had almost completely disappeared, with a slight black spot appearing in the middle. Presumably this is drawing out the infection which is what kills the wart off. I got to a point where the white gel sort of stuck to my skin, and in the instructions it said if it's painful or difficult to remove just to leave it and it'll fall off by itself. Sure enough after about a week and a half the whole thing disappeared, leaving me with a tiny red mark where the wart had once been. I happily spent the day washing all the towels and bedding I'd been using on a boil wash to prevent getting another one!

        ==The advantages==

        This product is designed for warts and verrucas, but I think probably works best on smaller or less stubborn ones. If you have a wart or verruca for the first time, this would be a good starting place. The gel is not unpleasant to use, it doesn't smell overwhelming or tingle in any way. It just drys hard on the wart which keeps it waterproof. This means you can carry on as normal without thinking about it. It's also not as expensive as some of the other treatments so if it does work for you you'll save a fortune. The gel is not tested on animals, nor does it use animal derivatives in the manufacturing process.

        The gel is available off the shelf, so if you're not feeling brave enough to ask the pharmacist (always a good idea though to check you're treating the right thing!), you can just buy it off the shelf at Boots, Superdrug, local chemists or some supermarkets.

        ==The disadvantages==

        The main disadvantage of this product is that the gel dries white, which does draw attention to the wart you're trying to hide. I think this is probably more noticeable to you than anyone else though because you're constantly aware of it.

        The kit only comes with one emery board, so if it does take the full 12 weeks of treatment you'll have to stock up because you're supposed to use an emery board once a week.

        There is a lot of wasted product in this treatment as you only need to use a tiny amount, so the rest of the gel can go unused (although if this means I don't get any more warts I'm not complaining!). Although the expiry date is about a year, it does recommend discarding of the remainder of the product after using for one course of treatment in order to prevent the infection spreading.

        The instructions for this gel are quite complicated, not in that it's difficult to use, but there are a lot of steps that must be followed each day. This might prove difficult for those short on time or patience, although I thought it was worth it for the end result.

        ==Warnings and advice before use==

        * This product is not suitable for diabetics or people who have poor circulation
        * Pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding should consult their doctor before use
        * This gel should not be used on children under two, and children between the age of 2 and 12 should be supervised
        * The gel cannot be used on all areas of the body (e.g. face, genital area, armpits)
        * It is recommended that you use your own towel rather than sharing with other people, to prevent the infection spreading

        ==Summary==

        This gel is a hassle and pain-free way to get rid of verrucas and warts. I would suggest it's a good place to start if you have experienced one of these for the first time, as it's a lot cheaper than the other options.

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        22.07.2010 19:45

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        I had a wart on my thumb for years but when a smaller one appeared next to it I decided action was required. I tried everything, then picked up the Bazuka treatment gel. Using it as advised, application every evening, removing old layer before reapplying. It does take commitment but after 1 week for the old one and 3 weeks for the smaller one they've both disappeared with fresh new skin underneath. I'd advise soaking your wart before each application as it works better. Towards the end of the treatment the gel did sting but it was worth it knowing the wart was dying and would soon be gone for good. Also be prepared towards the end to pick away the last bit of dead skin otherwise you'll be applying the Gel forever.

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        15.06.2010 22:14
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        An easy to use gel to get rid of warts and verrucas

        My daughter has been unlucky enough to develop a verruca, strangely enough right on the end of her toe. I noticed a minute black speck on the end of her toe a few weeks ago, and after a visit to the doctor, who confirmed it was a verruca, I purchased Bazuka Gel. She has started swimming lessons recently, so I figured that is where she has picked up this virus.

        Bazuka Gel is only available from pharmacies, and retails at roughly £4. The active ingredient in the gel is salicylic acid which gradually over time, gently removes the infected skin tissue, thus erradicating the virus.

        I have found this gel really easy to use. Contained in the box is the full treatment kit comprising of the Bazuka Gel, an emery board and instruction leaflet.

        Initially you begin by soaking the affected area for a few minutes. Then gently towel dry (using your own towel, which must not be shared as the virus is very contagious).

        Then apply only one or two drops and allow to dry. This has the added advantage of forming a water resistant seal. Be careful to avoid getting the gel on to the surrounding skin as it can burn. This dries to a small white patch on the skin.

        The following evening this small white seal must be removed and the steps above followed again. If it is hard to remove then just apply a furter few drops and try again the following evening. Once per week, file the area gently using the emery board contained in the pack. I've kept the small packet that it came in, just so I can keep it away from other medicines and out the reach of little hands.

        I've been treating my daughter's verruca now for about 3 weeks. It is getting smaller, and at one point I thought it has finally disappeared, but within two days it was back, so please persist with the treatment.

        It does state that treatment can take up to 12 weeks, but after consulting with my doctor, it can take anything up to 1 year with this type of procedure.

        My daugher doesn't mind having this done, but does find it painful when I try to remove the white patch, so I tend not to do that too often, just a few times per week.

        There are other methods available, but before I seek out anything else, I will persist for the recommended 12 weeks to see how we fare.

        Would I buy this product again? Probably not, I think I would try one of the 'freeze' products available, but at the time, I was not confident that I would be able to use them correctly. I think the time scale with this gel has put me off a little, compared to the 'once' application of the freeze variety.

        *TIP*

        If you have children who are embarking on swimming lessons, please think about buying swim socks just to prevent this awful condition. I wish someone had suggested this to me.

        Thanks

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        21.10.2009 16:41
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        Another product that can't seem to kill off my verruca!

        I have some stubborn corns and one verruca on the bottom of my feet. I used Scholl verruca gel with very little success but was recommended this by a pharmacist as it is supposed to be more effective. My tube is the kind that you apply on a daily basis for up to twelve weeks, rather than the one-application type that is supposed to freeze the verruca/wart/corn so that it falls off.

        ***Using The Gel***
        The gel itself is clear so you have to be careful when applying it to the affected area(s) as it is quite strong and can irritate 'normal' skin. After you have applied the gel, leave it to dry and it will form a white layer over the top of the verruca/corn/wart/callus. The idea is that you carefully pick off this layer the next day and reapply more gel and then use the provided emery board to gently file the affected area(s) once a week. Repeated applications of the gel are intended to soften the problem area(s) so that they are easier to file down and remove. It can take up to twelve weeks for this to happen so it's not one for the impatient!

        ***My Experiences***
        This has worked quite well on my calluses as I have been able to file them right down but I'm not having the same luck with the verruca. I have been using the gel for six weeks now and am not really noticing that the verruca has been eroded much at all. It has softened in comparison to how it was before so I'm hopeful that it will come away around the twelve-week mark.

        I find it difficult to pick off the white layer that forms over the top of the verruca. For me, it pulls away at the very edges but not from the bulk of the verruca itself. Instead, I've been taking the advice of the information booklet and simply reapplying the next layer over the top but I'm not sure if this is contributing to the lack of success in getting rid of the verruca.

        ***The Price***
        I bought my tube from the in-store pharmacy in my local branch of Sainsburys, and it cost something in the region of £4.80. I'll be updating this review once the 12 weeks has passed and will consider it to be worth the price if it does indeed eradicate my stubborn verruca but right now, I'm more inclined to say that it's not been worth the money.

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          28.07.2009 15:58
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          An easy to use prodcut but it takes a long time.

          It is only till reaching my 20's, that I have noticed warts surfacing around my hands. Though most of them were small and hardly noticable, there was one that seemed to be taking over .. maybe a slight over-exageration but it was

          I went into Boots and found the most well known brand of wart removal, Bazuka gel, with intent to get rid of these nasty warts as soon as possible.

          At around £6, it is not the cheapest but I had faith that it would do the job.

          In the yellow box you get the 5g gel, an emery file and the instructions (although it is very simple to use so I only briefly skimmed over them).

          I found the gel took ages to harden after being applied, which meant I had to wait for up to 30mins before I could do anything as normal. One advantage is that it doesnt sting.

          Bazuka works by using salicylic acid to burn off keratin (which is a protein part of skin). Once this skin has started to slowly break down you are able to use the emery board once a week to rub the skin off. Make sure you dont rub too hard that the skin breaks and you bleed, this can further infect the wart area.

          I used the product for 5-6 weeks without noticing much of an improvement. Maybe if I had persevered then I would have noticed a steady difference.

          In the end I got in contact with my GP who froze the warts off, it was painful and I had to wear plasters on my fingers for up to 3 weeks but my hands are now wart-free.

          This product would be great for people who are completly commited to getting rid of their warts through a long period of time, I unfortunetly was not one of those people.

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          recommended for getting rid of warts in my opinion

          With my late Mum having a few warts over the years & my late father suffering skin cancer (successfully treated I hasten to add) I've always been aware that lumps & bumps etc should always be examined & treated. When I was young the only treatment for verrucas was to burn them out & be banned from visiting our local swimming pool for weeks at a time.

          Luckily there are several treatments which are quick to use & often get rid of callouses etc & if I ever need a product I go for Bazouka to get rid of the odd wart.

          The last tube I bought cost me over £5 but eliminated a little wart I had on the inside of my wrist & annoyed the life out of me as it rubbed against my watch. After about 1 week of using Bazuka gel twice a day the wretched thing was no more so I'd have to recommend it.

          The tiny5g metal tube is packed in a neat box along with ful directions, ingredients cautions etc. I don't normally read leaflets to be honest but it's worth having a good read of these as they recommend eg diabetics don't use nor pregnant women. There's also good advice about visiting your doctor if you're worried or the wart etc is itchy or spreads or changes colour.

          The clear gel doesn't smell too bad - a bit like a mild glue? - & it's very easy to just dispense a tiny it due to the very thin nozzle which allows you to apply just a tiny bit at a time. It's advised that you avoid putting on unaffected areas or cracked/broken skin.

          It soon dries leaving a white area on the skin & the gel seems to seal in the offending spot & if you bang/nudge it the 'covering' doesn't come off very easily yet is easily removed if washed & rinsed.

          As stated I found this product worked quickly & effectively on my wart & although this was several weeks ago there's no sign of it reappearing & no scar or sign of where it was.

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          - may not work for all types of verruca etc but there is a stronger gel available by Bazuka.
          - easy to apply due to well designed nozzle.
          - doesn't smell too bad & works quickly.
          - may not suit everyone - check the leaflet if you can before purchasing/ ask advice from pharmacist.
          - well worth a try if you know exactly what you're dealing with - if not, see the doctor.

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            22.06.2009 14:27
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            Use it if you can wait for the results.

            I bought bazuka to treat the warts which had appeared on my 11 year old daughters hands. I purchased it about 2 months ago, I purchased the yellow boxed one which is the extra strength variety as there were several of the little things on each hand.

            On the packaging it states that you can use it on verrucas, warts, corns and calluses and that it comes with a applicator and emery board. The active ingredient in the bazuka extra strength gel is salicylic acid 26%. The salicylic acid is basically used to remove hard layers of skin from the person using it.

            When using the bazuka you need to file the wart down once per week using the emery board, you keep filing until it starts to hurt and then you stop! as you have removed the dead skin. You then apply the gel (which you do every night) to the wart and allow to dry, this is best done at bedtime as there's less chanch of it coming off. As a precaution i put some vaseline around the wart and drop the gel into the middle of it, this stops the gel going onto the good skin around the wart and damaging it and it also ensures that the gel is acting on the wart and doesn't run off.

            The cost of gel is currently £5.62 in tesco's and it can be bought at any pharmacy.

            I found the gel does work but has to be used corectly and for a length of time as it took us 8 weeks to see the reult. Therefore I would reccomend it but not to people who wont follow up the treatment night after night as it won't work aswell.

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              Everybody is different and different treatments work for different people

              One day I noticed I had a verruca under my foot. I bought this as the Wartner is way to expensive I paid £5.29 for the normal treatment in the purple/blue packaging. My pack lasted about 6 weeks applying it every night. Bazuka is supposed to seal over the verruca or wart in order to help reduce the spread of the infection. Bazuka is simple to use however children should not apply it themselves. The only annoying thing is waiting around for it to dry before I could do anything. The information given in the packaging is easy to understand and therefore anybody would find it easy to use. Bazuka can be used for all ages however it can not be used by diabetics and can only used by preganant women with permission from a doctor. It is difficult to tell between Warts, Verrucas, Corns and Calluses so Bazuka reccommend you should get a diagnosis before using treatment. Unfortunatly Bazuka did not work for me and they just spread as well and then I had 5 more verrucas.

              I went to my doctor to ask if he could do something about it and he told me to try the extra strength gel which cost £5.86 from boots. The extra strength gel lasted for just 4 weeks as I had more of them by then. However they still did not go away. I went back to my doctor and he said he would freeze them but that did not work either.

              Im currently using the vinegar method were you use apple cider vinegar and cover it with either a plaster or duck tape over night. Finally something is working for me they are supposed to go black by a week and then use a pumice stone and one of them has already gone.

              I tried both the normal Bazuka and the extra strength gel and neither worked but since I started a new treatment Bazuka have brought out a new Bazuka sub-zero which is similar to what the doctor would use which costs £12.67 from boots. Sub-zero is to be used on more stubborn verrucas and is suitable for all ages except children under 4 and can me painful. Having never tried this treatment I cannot give any opinion in it.

              All verrucas are different and different peoples bodies react differently. My brother had a verruca a few years ago and his disappeared with bazuka. What im saying is that different methods work for different people but this is a good treatment if it works for you and is quick and painfree. The only thing is I wouldn't reccommend going somewhere like Scholl as they charge a lot of money one I went to was asking £70 to remove my verrucas better of trying your doctor or the different treatments available in the pharmacy or home remedies.

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                30.03.2009 14:48
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                Recommended for corns and calluses but nothing larger

                I don't often look under my feet so I was unaware of the problem that lurked there until it became painful. I started to notice a sharp pain under one of my toes, the toe next to my little toe to be precise, so I decided to have a look and see what the problem was. I expected to find I'd stood on something and it was embedded in the toe so sharp was the pain but no, I had a corn under there.

                Corns are lumps of thickened skin that form due to friction. They can hurt if they press into the deeper layers of skin and that's what mine seemed to be doing. I guessed an old pair of flip flop type sandals were to blame as they had become a bit loose so I must have been gripping with my toes to keep them on and as a result I had a corn.

                It wasn't a huge corn as it was on one of my smallest toes and as it was situated on the fleshy pad it had been pressed into the toe by my weight as I walked so it didn't stick out like the hard lumpy corns you get on the sides of the feet. Having no idea what I should use on said corn I got searching online for a product.

                Bazuka gel came up in the results much to my surprise, I always thought it was only for verrucas but seems it's also for warts, corns and calluses too. The cheapest price for a 5g tube was £3.99 so I ordered some.

                The box is purple with cream writing and a green circular symbol that I assume is supposed to represent the area you're treating. The claims are it is a complete treatment, it dries to form a protective water-resistant barrier, it inhibits the spread of verrucas and warts, no plasters are necessary and once a day application is all that is needed.

                The leaflet inside tells us the product is "highly volatile and flammable" and must not be spilt on clothing etc. Also folding the tube may cause a leak so don't do it! The active ingredients are salicylic acid (I'm fairly sure this is something to do with aspirin) and lactic acid. Sufferers of diabetes and those with poor circulation should not use Bazuka and for the rest of us it can take weeks to remove the corn/callus/wart/verrica and may cause tenderness while you use it. Obviously keep it off skin that isn't hardened as it will irritate it. A packet with an emery board is also included.

                So I took the little 5g tube and removed the plastic ring around the neck and screwed the pointed applicator in place. The seal is broken at this point so don't squeeze the tube hard or it goes everywhere. I once picked it up in a hurry and squeezed it a bit hard and loads came out.

                You soak your feet first to soften the area, I had a hot bath, then carefully applied two drops to my corn. I then sat with my leg twisted in an odd fashion for a few minutes while it dried. Once dry it forms a white covering. What you're supposed to do is remove this white covering each night then apply more of the Bazuka gel. If the white layer won't come off it is ok to build on it for a few days which should allow you to remove it as it forms a thick white layer. Once a week you're supposed to use the emery board to file down the corn, the emery board is only a couple of inches long and as rough as the dark side of a normal emery board.

                This all seemed like it was going to take forever to get rid of one little corn. I spent the first week religiously peeling the white layer off (one day it fell off without any help from me so those with infectious verrucas and warts be warned!) and applying more gel and used the emery board at the end of the week. The emery board is useless, once it's touched the skin it loses any roughness it may have had so I switched to a pumice stone instead.

                After the first week the corn hadn't changed in appearance even though it wasn't as painful. I'm not very patient so I decided the next week I'd omit the peeling stage and just build up a layer of gel and pull it off in one go. This worked loads better, the white layer just got thicker and harder and at the end of the week I pickled it off with a pair of scissors and underneath revealed fresh pink skin with no corn! Over the next few days I used the pumice stone to soften the edges of this crater and the corn didn't return.

                A few weeks on I am still left with a patch that's darker where I treated with the Bazuka gel but I'm guessing it will fade in time. Overall it worked but only when I used it my way and stopped faffing about peeling the gel off every night. The emery board is useless so don't bother and it's a hassle to have to wait for the gel to dry each night. I have lots left in the tube so you don't use much which makes it very inexpensive.

                I'm not saying everyone should follow my example and use the gel this way, I'm far too impatient to wait weeks for a little corn to disappear. I would use it again if I got another corn but frankly if I got a verruca I think I'd opt for either the extra strength version or something else entirely as I don't know if this version would cope with it.

                I'm giving it 3 stars because it worked but it loses 2 for the faffing about they recommend and how ineffective it seemed doing it their way.

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                  18.02.2009 15:20
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                  Not worth the money in my opinion

                  I first tried this product on my husband over two years ago when the first tell tale signs of verucca appeared.

                  My chemist currently sells the bazuka "extra" gel at just under £5. It comes in a bright yellow box now with the word BAZUKA in large letters promising and claims to be extra strength treatment for warts and verruca.

                  Prepare the gel

                  The first time you use it you need to unscrew the lid - make sure both the yellow lid and white part underneath come off, then remove the red part around the neck, then you need to rescrew the white/yellow part back on quite firmly to pierce the membrane, then to add more of a faff you need to loosen it slightly again to let it "breath" before re tightening.


                  When I used this on my husbands foot I will confess it did not make the slightest bit of difference and he has recently undergone electro surgery in order to rid his feet of the now immense amount of verrucae he has, however this does not seem to have worked well and I think he has bullet proof verrucas on his feet. I managed to not contract any until about three months ago when I developed a sharp pain on my big toe - further investigation showed I now also had a verucca - hoping bazuka had become better I went off and bought some.

                  How do you apply it

                  Feet need to be soaked for a few minutes first which is as good an excuse as any for my foot spa to come out! I then dry my feet with a fresh towel which goes imediately back into the wash to avoid more contamination of these annoying things. Then you unscrew the yellow lid - make sure the white part stays on, add add a couple of drops to the wart / verruca. You need to leave it for about 5 minutes to dry and then thats it - job done - or so I hoped.

                  Every evening, as recomended, for the next week I repeated this routine - the only difference being you need to pick off the white patch of dried gel before soaking etc. After a week you need to rub the verucca with an emery board (there is a small one in the box but it is not up to much) or a pumice stone - I prefer to use this.

                  It does clearly state that it can take several weeks for the treatment to completely work, however I have been doing this consistently for 12 weeks now and there is no difference to it except that it has not got worse and I still have only one. I don't think this product works with all veruccas and so its off to the podiatrist with my husband next week for the silver nitrate treatment - I just hope it does not get as bad as his.

                  I can only offer opinion based on my experience - my opinion is this is a waste of money but I realise it must work on some people.

                  IMPORTANT INFO

                  Do not use if you are diabetic or suffer poor circulation

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                    06.02.2009 01:17
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                    Well what can I say about veruccas, they are a darned nuisance and most get one at some point in their life. Usually on the ball of the foot or the heel, but if you're very unlucky they can crop up in all manner of places.

                    What is this stuff then?

                    It is a liquid gel which you squeeze from a small tube and apply directly to the verruca. It is available in normal or extra strength. I tried both varieties when I had a verruca. It is easy enough to apply, just squeeze out a drop and allow to form over the verruca. Then you have to wait about five to ten minutes for it to dry,

                    The next day you are encouraged to lightly rub off the gel using an emergy board provided or something similar like sandpaper. This will take away the gel and also a small layer of skin, allowing you to penetrate the verruca more successfully.

                    You have to keep using this treatment until it disappears.

                    Results:

                    After a few weeks of using this it had not shifted mine, there was little change in the size of the wart and I was not impressed.

                    Verdict:

                    Might work on fresh verrucas which can be caught in early stages but for me it was too weak. If you really want something that DOES work, have them frozen off, I did this and it worked!

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                      25.09.2008 20:06
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                      rubbish

                      bazuka gel what can i say my little girl I feel so sorry for even tho I would never want her to go through the pain i went through I dreaded if I got a verrica knowing I had to have the big silver pot and having it froze of at the doctors ohhhhhhh it hurt so much well anyway I have spent over 12 pound on the too boxes yellow and puple box she is getting so fed up with using it causing her pain and iching feeling now rasied up in black spots its been ages now and she is fed up just like me if anyone has any better treatments for verricas I would be very gratful Im not saying this dont work for anyone but it hasnt helped my little one one little bit. Its really hard when it comes to children because you dont know whats the best treatment

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                        A waste of time and money

                        This was the first product that I tried for my daughters verrucas and I bought it on recommendation from the chemist because I was told it would form a protective seal over the verruca and she would not need to use the rubber socks in the pool.


                        What Is Bazuka
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                        Bazuka is a treatment for verrucas which contains the active ingredients salicyitic acid and lactic acid which are meant to break down verrucas.


                        Cost
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                        Normal price for a tiny 5g tube of gel is £5.23 from Boots. Because it says it takes up to 12 weeks to work, you may end up buying more than one tube of this product.


                        Using The Product
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                        This product is fiddly to use. You start by soaking the feet for a couple of minutes before applying a small dollop of the clear gel and leaving it to dry. You need to peel the patch off the foot every night and repeat the process. Once a week you use a small emery board provided to file the rough skin around the verruca down, a process which is extremely painful, before re applying the gel. The verruca is meant to slowly disappear over a period of a few weeks.


                        Did It Work
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                        Nope, it did nothing to help my daughters verrucas. We went through the whole application regime every night for weeks, using two tubes of bazuka and the verrucas actually increased in size and became more painful during this time.


                        My Verdict
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                        This product was time consuming and fiddly to use, expensive and did not work. I would not recommend to anybody that they use it and simply freeze the verrucas off using wartner instead.

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                      • Product Details

                        Bazuka Gel contains active ingredients to treat the lesion and destroy any associated virus, whilst forming a protective water-resistant barrier over the affected area to help inhibit the spread of infection (in the case of verrucas and warts) / Bazuka Extra Strength offers the same benefits as Bazuka Gel but in a high strength formulation, providing extra strength to aid in the treatment of verrucas, warts, corns and calluses.