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      16.05.2012 23:21
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      Either works to remove verruca directly or alerts the body's immune system to the virus eventually

      After a number of attempts the liquid nitrogen treatment seemed to work for me. Or at least it seemed to alert my immune system to the fact there was a virus on the sole of my foot in regards to the verruca. I had a 1cm verruca with little black spots in it.

      The freezing treatment comes in drops of the liquid directly onto the verruca and then leaving it to work over a week or so. In my case I saw little happening after 4 or 5 treatments - more than recommended (and I used much more than the recommended dose).

      A blister did not form and it did not fall off gradually. It took about an extra six weeks after I finished the treatment for the verruca to fully disappear, but the pain stopped after about 2 weeks after the fifth treatment.

      I think it's a weak product (superdrug version anyway) purposefully. All in all it's pretty long winded and slow but it gets there in the end. I also tried the salicylic acid but it didn't do anything but kill skin.

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      Another expensive wart removal product that has proven completely ineffective

      I've had a little wart on my finger for what seems like forever now. I had been quite successfully ignoring it until another little one popped up next to it back in October and I decided it was time to do something about it. I tried a Wartner pen but had no luck with so now a few months later I'm here reviewing my second wart removal product, Scholl Freeze Verruca & Wart Remover. For the life of me I can't remember where I bought this, but it is available in Boots for £10.49.

      It comes packaged in a card box with lots of information printed on the outside. In the box you get an aerosol can with a plastic 'shield' attached to it, a plastic cap, 12 disposable applicator buds and an instruction leaflet.

      The instructions are easy to understand, but after reading them I did think the process sounded quite fiddly so I was a little worried about getting it wrong. To treat the wart (or verruca) you need to push an applicator bud into a hole in the plastic cap then place it on the top of the aerosol can so that the applicator bud is in the plastic shield. You then need to make sure the can is upright on a sturdy surface and press down firmly on the cap for 5 seconds. Then lift the cap away from the can and hold it with the bud facing downwards for 15 seconds. Finally, making sure the wart is facing upwards place the tip of the applicator bud on the centre of the wart and hold for a minimum 30 and maximum 40 seconds.

      I needn't have worried about the process, it was actually much easier than it sounded. The only slight issue I had was that the tip of the applicator bud is much larger than my warts so I was unable to treat the wart without affecting a relatively large area of surrounding skin, which the instructions specifically warn against.

      The instructions warn that you will feel a mild aching, stinging sensation during the treatment, and I found this to be correct, though only for the last 5 seconds or so of the treatment. Afterwards the skin turns white, but this soon fades and the colour returns to normal.

      What this is supposed to do is form a small blister under the wart within a few days, this then allows the wart to fall off within the next 10-14 days, and new skin to form in it's place. Well I've used this treatment a few times now and only the first time did it form a blister, but this formed around the wart rather than under it, and the wart itself remained unaffected. They say you should leave 2 weeks between treatments, and not to treat the same wart or verruca more than 4 times. Well I have abided by the 2 week rule and did my fourth treatment nearly 2 weeks ago, and the warts still look exactly the same as they did before the treatments. They haven't even blistered at all since the first treatment, it seems to be having no effect at all

      I'm really not impressed with this at all because it just hasn't worked for me. I wish I'd looked at it's rating on here before buying it as I never would have bothered. Definitely not recommended.

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        12.02.2012 23:19
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        Use at your own peril!

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        2 verrucas and months of 'Bazuka-ing' them later, my foot realised it needed a different kind of treatment. Googling 'how to remove verruccas effectively', I came across Scholl's Freeze Verruca & Wart Remover. It seemed to have mostly positive reviews, and yet again I admit I was fooled by the high price, believing that the higher the price the more effective the treatment.

        I purchased the Freeze spray from Superdrug at a price of £9.99. The product is packaged in a cardboard box, with the easy-to-use instructions at the back of the box. A more detailed leaflet on the product is included in the box. On opening the box, I was greeted with what looked like a deodorant can with some kind of plastic contraption protruding from the top and side of the can. Also included were a plastic cap, and a pack of 12 applicator buds which looked like one-sided cotton buds.

        The instructions advised not to use the product more than 4 times on one verruca, and to treat each verruca separately, once every two weeks.

        The bud should be inserted into one of the holes in the cap, which is then placed on top of the can so that the bud is sitting in the plastic contraption that protrudes from the can. The cap basically covers the top of the can so that the spray does not come out of the can. The cap must be pressed down, and acts much like a deodorant spray does as it releases the spray into the contraption and onto the bud. Once this is done, the cap is removed with the bud still attached to it, and then you simply place the bud on the verruca lightly, and allow it to work its magic.

        The bud feels cold on the verruca, and for the first 10 seconds, it is almost comforting. Then the sudden flash of pain screams through the skin, but fear not, this only lasts for the next 10 seconds or so. The pain isn't overwhelming, it is just sudden and sharp, and can give you a bit of shock, but the sharp pain begins to fade after 10 seconds, continuing with a more achy pain. After 30 seconds of keeping it on the verruca, you remove the bud from the cap and throw the bud in the bin. My verrucas turned whiter after application, but this discolouration also fades within an hour. One of the side effects is a possible achy feeling in the foot after use, yes this did happen, but I am convinced that the achy feeling was more psychological than actual.

        After reading more reviews, one revealed that the product needed to be placed on the verruca for longer than the recommended time, and if I recall her words were 'almost so that it burns the verruca off.' After using the product twice with no obvious effects of fading verrucas, I tried the burning method for the final two tries. Another review stated that her verrucas disappeared six months after the product was last used. So I decided to wait....

        ...6 months fly by, and the verrucas much angered at my attempts to freeze or burn them, have begun to grow an army ...they are now joined by a third.

        I conclude this product has been useless for me, and a trip to the doctor is in order.


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          17.10.2010 15:01
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          Would not buy this again. Bazuka Gel is much more effective, despite the fact it takes longer.

          After having tried other verruca treatments and having failed to remove the verruca I decided that perhaps it was time to try something a little more aggressive, so I went for freezing it off.

          The product is used by attaching swab type applicator to a can of aerosol. You spray the aerosol and the end of the swab absorbs the really cold liquid which comes out of the can. After allowing the liquid to get even colder (into sub-zero temperatures!!) on the end of the swab, you touch it the verruca or wart for 40 seconds. This then freezes the wart right to the core and after maybe a couple of treatments, the wart then comes away.

          This is a great theory but for me it did not work. I actually exceeded the recommended treatments considerable, sometimes freezing my verruca two times in a row (I am not advising anyone to do this, all the instructions say not to!!!) and still the verruca did not go. The product does cause some stinging and numbness however the pain is by no means unbearable.

          I think maybe this product could work for SMALL warts and verrucas but for bigger more persistent cases, I would suggest spending the money on either Bazuka Gel or a tip to the doctor's to have the wart or verruca frozen properly!!

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          31.01.2010 14:44

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          Give it a go, if you are willing to spend money on other gels why not this.

          My son has 6 verruca's, i have 5 (he is proud he has one more!!). One of his is painful, and the doctor recommended not freezing it at the surgery as, in his words - he will never set foot in the surgery again as it is very painful. He gave us salactal paint - it hasn't worked for my son, like it didn't work for me when i was young.
          I decided against all the other gels ie bazuka, as i found these to be a waste of money also. Scholl Freeze after one treatment had removed one of his verruca's - i am thrilled, it hasn't touched the others but we are on 2nd treatment now. It has done nothing to remove mine.
          It is expensive, but so far it has a better success rate than the other gels and paints i have bought previously to treat mine - having spent a small fortune on them.
          Yes verruca's do go by themselves, however i have had mine 8 years and they are still going strong. My sister had hers 12 years not treating them before treatment at doctors! If you can afford it give it a go, if not or if it doesn't work then get it frozen off at the doctors.

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          21.10.2009 17:34
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          Go & get your wart removed by the nice practice nurse at your local health center, for free, instead

          I used to have a persistent verrucca problem when I was at secondary school. How lovely. I tried the various over-the-counter liquid verruca paints that one could buy at the time (this was the 1980s) but nothing worked. The foot warts got bigger and bigger until most the inside of my left big toe was effectively one giant wart with smaller warts growing on it.

          Finally I went to see the practice nurse at my local health centre. She daubed the mega-wart with a long cotton-bud dipped in a canister of liquid nitrogen, and froze the blighter off in seconds. I don't remember this hurting one bit. Though it took a while for the skin to blister up under the wart so that eventually, it came away leaving fresh new skin behind it, one application of liquid nitrogen was all it took. I was a total convert to the power of freezing chemicals in successful wart removal.

          Now, some twenty years later I recently noticed a black spot on my left foot - and what does it turn out to be but another bloomin' verruca, after all this time! Having absolutely no time for room-temperature / paint-on wart and verruca treatments, because they don't work, I went straight for this new freezing product, which I was dimly aware that you could now obtain over-the-counter from chemist's owing to its original advertising lauch campaign.

          It costs over a tenner for the stuff, which comes in a tiny little aerosol can which you shake up and then apply to your wart using a long cotton bud, just like the GP practise nurse used to do. The tenner buys you several applications of the freezing solution, which should have immediately alerted me to the shortcomings of this product. Its packaging claims that a single application is usually enough to solve your wart problem. Cured in a single application! With this stuff! My foot.

          You have to hold the freezing-solution-saturated cotton bud firmly against the affected area for 2 minutes - no more, no less (the safety instructions for using the freezing wart remover make for rather sombre reading - they're pretty strong-worded about this). I found this takes quite a feat of contortion if the verruca is on the sole of your foot, and had to enlist outside help. And it stings quite a bit, towards the end of the two minute freezing process - I don't remember that at all from when the health centre nurse was doing it. Immediately after removal of the cotton bud, the skin around the wart / verruca goes all white and for a while you suspect that something is actually going to happen - but then it turns back foot-skin-coloured again and that's about it. The wart stays just the same as it always was afterwards.

          What else can I say? The stuff just doesn't work. It's rubbish! Following the instructions meticulously, I've tried to freeze my verruca off twice, now, but it's still firmly in situ. I should've saved my tenner and a lot of palavering around and avoided slight stinging sensations in the sole of my foot by starting by getting my socks off for the local health centre nurse in the first place, and asking her to freeze my verruca off professionally instead.

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            19.07.2009 14:50
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            A rapid and effective way to remove verrucas and warts

            *Introduction*

            When I used to participate in a karate club a few years ago I was forever getting verrucas. Getting rid of these verrucas was always extremely hard work so when I saw that two had appeared on the heal of my foot, my initial thoughts were "Oh no, not again." This was until I saw in Tesco, Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover on the shelf. This product looked significantly easier and quicker to use than the products I had used in the past so I bought it like a shot.

            *What Do You Use Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover For?*

            This product is used for the treatment of common warts and verrucas.

            *What Do You Get In The Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover Box?*

            Inside the box, you will find 12 foam applications and an aerosol dispenser.

            *The Packaging*

            The packaging of this product is similar to the majority of Scholl products. The yellow and blue colours are recognisable to the consumer when looking for the product on shop shelves and it is one of the things that led me to buy this verruca and wart remover as I know the brand have a good reputation. It is a fairly small, compact box with a piece of cardboard inside that is used as a separator. On one side is the aerosol can and in the other is a plastic bag containing the 12 applicators.

            *How Does Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover Work?*

            This product operates by freezing the core of the wart or verruca. When you hold the applicator down, the applicator is filled with a very cold liquid which you apply directly to the wart/verruaca. When you do this, the area of the foot that you re treating will feel cold and it is possible that it may tingle as a result of the freezing. It is possible that you will feel an aching or stinging sensation as well. When you remove the applicator, these symptoms will reduce.

            *Application*

            The application of this product is very easy and all you need to do is follow the five steps that I will describe below:

            1. Take the aerosol can and attach a foam applicator to the opening.
            2. Remove the protective cap. Then whilst keeping the can upright, press and hold the dispensing button for approximately 3-5 seconds. When you see droplets fall from the tip of the foam applicator, stop holding this.
            3. Turn the applicator so that it is facing downwards and wait for 15 seconds as this is time enough to allow the bud of the applicator to reach the freezing temperature that is required.
            4. Gently place the tip of the foam applicator onto the verruca/wart that you are freezing. You should apply this directly to the centre of the verruca/wart for 30-40 seconds, ensuring that you hold it in place. Make sure that you do not dab or spray whilst doing this.
            5. When the treatment has been completed, you should discard the foam applicator that you have used. Do not, under any circumstances reuse this.

            If you follow these instructions, which are described clearly on the side of the box, you will have no problem with the application of this product. It is simple and fast to do and will be very effective if performed correctly.

            *What Do You Do After Completion of The Treatment?*

            Once the treatment has been completed you must ensure that you keep the area that you have just tended to clean. Personally, I tend to do this process before going to bed so that I am not walking around on the treated area. Additionally, you need to make sure that you don't pick or scratch at the area. This might be difficult if you are anything like me, but as tempting as it may seem at the time, it will only cause more harm than good. If the area blisters, you should use a plaster to protect the area if you feel this is necessary.

            *Price and Availability*

            Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover can be purchased for £11.49. When you first hear that amount, it sounds like it is quite a lot of money. But you should remember that this is for 12 applications. Also, in my experience, I would have paid double for this quick and easy solution to my verruca problem.

            This product is available to buy from numerous different stores such as Tesco, Wilkinson and Boots. Alternatively, you can buy this directly from www.scholl.com although at an additional delivery cost of £2.99.

            *When Shouldn't You Use This?*

            There are a number of scenarios when you shouldn't use this product. These include the following:
            - Children under 4 years of age
            - On moles, birth marks or skin tags or on dark colours, hairy or unusual looking skin.
            - On thin skin, genital warts, mucous membranes or on swelled or red skin.
            - If diabetic or suffer from poor blood circulation.
            - If pregnant or whilst breastfeeding.
            - With any other method of wart/verruca removal treatment.

            *How Many Treatments Are Required?*

            The number of treatments required depends on whether it is a wart or verruca that you are caring for.

            Common warts: Typically only one treatment is necessary although if you find the wart isn't removed you can repeat this process at two week intervals up to a maximum of four treatments.

            Verrucas: Usually more treatments are required to treat a verruca. In my experience, I have found it to be three applications although you can repeat it to four if necessary.

            For cases like mine, where you have multiple verrucas/warts close to each other, you should make sure that you treat these one at a time with two week intervals.

            If the verruca or wart persists after the maximum amount of treatments has been exerted, ensure that you consult your doctor for advice on how you should proceed, although in my experience, the verruca has gone before I have needed to take such action.

            *Are There Any Side Effects?*

            You may experience minor pain when using this product and it may blister after you have used it. Also, you may find that you have temporary loss of normal skin colour, although this will return fairly quickly.

            *Would I Recommend This Product?*

            There is no question that I would recommend this product. Scholl Verruca and Wart Remover is clinically claims to be proven to be as effective as the liquid nitrogen freezing method used in hospitals and clinics. I have not used this nitrogen freezing method but I highly recommend this product. I have found it to be exceptionally easy to use with clear, concise instructions given on the sides of the box. In addition to its ease of use, it worked rapidly and effectively.

            *Overall*

            I have been delighted with my purchase of Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover. I can't speak for the removal of warts, but as for verrucas, this works excellently. I had read negative reviews about this before I decided to purchase it anyway and I am pleased that I did so. I can only guess that they have improved their formula as my experience has only been a positive one.

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              06.03.2009 18:25
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              Worked well for me before I got to the top of the cryotherapy waiting list!

              I am a terrible worrier, and because of this, have bitten my nails, and even worse, my cuticles for years. It has become a habit that I don't even realise that I am doing until my husband shouts 'stop biting your nails'.

              Anyhow, I am really trying hard to combat this at the moment, because I have just succesfully got rid of a couple of ugly warts on my fingers, that according to doctor are a result of me indirectly biting my nails.

              On the advice of the doctor, I tried salicylic acid in order to burn them off my fingers, but after months of persistent use, I finally had to return to the doctor, who put me on a waiting list for cryotherapy, ie using liquid nitrogen to freeze it off.

              As the months went on, I heard nothing from the clinic, but worst of all, a new wart appeared on my finger. It was this that made me part, very unwilling, with £11 in Boots on School Freeze Verruca and Wart remover treatment.

              I knew from reviews that I had scanned on the internet that it seemed to be hit or miss, but I was willing to have a go, and I have to state that I was extremely impressed with the product.

              This 80 ml/53g product contains 12 applications, and it not suitable during pregnany or breastfeeding, or people with diabetes or poor circulation. It also states quite worryingly that if not used correctly can cause burns and scarring oe healthy tissue.

              The front of the product highlights the claim that this product removes the wart/verruca with 1 treatment *. However when you consult what the asteriks beside the claim means, it tells you that 'a single treatment may be sufficient howeverm for verrucas, additional applications may apply'. Now this did not concern me as much since it was a wart that I was trying to remove rather than a verruca.

              It also claims that this product is suitable for children age 4+, though I don't think there would be too many children of that age willing to endure the sharp icy prolonged pain of this treatment, but I maybe have a very low pain threshold. The product is also supposed to be based on the freezing method used by doctors, so I didn't think I could go wrong by having a go.

              The side of the box contains information about common warts and verrucas, and what they look like in comparison to each other.

              On the reverse of the box, it claims the product is easy to use in 5 simple steps. Well there are 5 steps, however I found these lengthy and quite complicated, requiring several reads before I really understood what needed to be done. These steps explain the exact times needed to place the applicator in the liquid and then how long it needed to be held onto the wart or verruca, and recommend using a household timer to accurately time treatment for safety. I couldn't help feeling slightly apprehensive.

              Advice on the box also suggests that a blister will form after application, and that within 10 -14 days, the wart or verruca would naturally fall off, leaving heathly skin. It also warns the user not to apply the product to the same mart or verruca any more than 4 times.

              Anyhow since my husband volunteered to apply it, I had him read over the instructions himself. I decided to get him to apply it to the biggest wart, which was also the one that had been there the longest. He followed the instructions carefully, and used the wall clock to time the applicator being held in the liquid, and then to apply it to my wart for a minimum of 30 seconds, but no more than 40 minutes.

              As the time ticked on, the pain got worse, and I was glad that my husband had been there holding the applicator, because I would have been very tempted to have taken it off long before the 30 seconds to ease the pain. It also stung madly for about half an hour after treatment, feeling like you had stuck your hand in the freezer for a while.

              Anyhow, sure enough an ugly blister formed very quickly within a few days, and then it seemed to form a crust.

              On the fourteenth day after application this crust loosened itself and fell off. Now, I cannot say that it cleared the wart entirely, but from the look of it, the majority of the wart had gone, leaving only the little roots behind. I was delighted. I felt that the £11 had been worth it just to get rid of at least one of the ugly warts that had been on my finger for so long. Some may think that is far too expensive for not completely removing it, but with the wart being there for so long, I just couldn't believe, it had worked so well.

              Anyhow, my obvious plan was to try it out on some of my other smaller warts, but this was brought to an abrupt halt, since one week later I got a letter telling me that I was starting cryotherapy the following week.

              The warts have now all gone, and my fingers are wart free, and hopefully will be for evermore!! yes it was the painful cryotherapy that got rid of all my warts, but even the nurse was impressed by how the product had practically got rid of the biggest one.

              If like me, you have a wart, and you are waiting for cryotherapy or have tried other treatments, I would recommend that you try this. Yes, it is expensive, but the satisfaction of getting rid of a wart is so great that it is money well spent. As I previously said, I cannot comment on its effectiveness on verrucas. I am confident that if I had kept using this product, I could have removed more of my warts, only the crytherapy was cheaper and quicker.

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                16.10.2008 19:47

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                I already used it twice on the heel of my foot in the recommended time period and nothing. It only got bigger and more hurtful. This product has 95 percent failure.

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                Wart and verruca treatment

                Verruca and Wart Remover

                Little Miss developed a small cluster of verrucas, which I put down to weekly swimming lessons. Undeterred, I decided to try to get rid of them using an over the counter product rather than taking her for doctor's treatment. I bought this and gave it a go...

                WHAT IS IT?

                This is apparently a product which is clinically proven to be as effective as the liquid nitrogen method used by doctors. With one treatment, it will freeze the verruca or wart which will fall of in 10-14 days, although there is a warning that verrucas may require additional treatments. Armed with this information, and given that it was verrucas I was treating, I was prepared to treat the offending verrucas several times.

                PRODUCT AND PACKAGING

                The product comes in a box with the most important information written on the box, and with full information and instructions on the leaflet contained inside the box. Open up the box and there is an aerosol container containing ingredients which are not harmful to the ozone layer. There are also 12 foam applicators which are sufficient for 12 treatments. The foam applicators actually look like very large cotton buds and are designed to be attached to the opening in the aerosol can.

                The product itself when used comes out of the cotton bud with no discernible smell and is clear but very cold.

                USING IT

                On my first reading of the instructions, I thought t seemed quite complicated to use but the series of written and pictorial instructions did help me on my way. The applicator (big cotton bud) has to be attached to the opening in the small opening at the side of the can. Once the protective lid is removed from the can the dispensing button, on the top of the can should be pressed for 3-5 seconds, until the applicator is saturated. While this is going on, there is a hissing sound, but this is expected, and shows that the product is being dispensed. When the droplets fall from the applicator tip this means that it is saturated and at this point, the can should be turned upside down with the applicator pointing downwards so that the bud reaches the correct freezing temperature. Now the end of the applicator tip has to be placed on the wart or verruca for 30-40 seconds. Now throw the applicator away as it's good for only one treatment.

                That's it! It sounds very complicated but is in fact quite simple, although it's important not to have it on the wart or verruca for more than 40 seconds. It is very cold and quite unpleasant so I can't imagine anyone would want it applied for more than the given time.

                After treatment, I had to impress on Little Miss that it was important not to pick at the treated area, and told her that all we had to do after another treatment was to wait for the verrucas to fall off! She was still able to go swimming but we did go swimming with those rubber socks.

                CAUTIONARY TALES

                *The product is highly inflammable
                *Blistering and depigmentation can occur at the site of application but skin will return to narmal after application.
                *Not for use on children under the age of 4
                * Not for use on moles birthmarks or thin skin (eg face)
                * Do not use if you are diabetic or during pregnancy.

                PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

                The product costs £11.99, which seems quite expensive but there are enough applicators for 12 treatments so it works out at only £1 a treatment. If it works, that's fine! The product is available from supermarkets and chemists.

                VERDICT

                We applied the product as recommended and I followed the instructions very carefully. The instructions did advise that although warts can usually be removed with one treatment verrucas need additional applications at 2 weekly intervals. We did this, and over the course of 8 weeks, applied the treatment 4 times. It is very cold and Little Miss did initially complain of it being very cold and of it stinging her. Being quite stoical and believing it would work, she did put up with it, and we constantly looked for signs of the things dropping off. No such luck. They did start to look as though they has been frozen, and started to go a bit white but then nothing else happened. After four applications, I decided that it really was not working, and a trip to the doctors ensued. One treatment at the doctor's surgery and the verrucas were no more. A lot cheaper and a lot less unpleasant.

                In conclusion, for anyone suffering from warts or verrucas, I would save money and head straight for the surgery. My experience of this product convinces me that although it is relatively simple to use, it doesn't work on verrucas.

                Not recommended for verrucas although it may be fantastic for warts!

                Thanks for reading.

                Daniela x

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                  An innovative product, but it didn't work for me!

                  For several months now I have suffered with a painful verruca on the sole of my foot. For those of you who are lucky enough to never have had a verruca, this is a type of wart caused by a virus, easily transmitted to others especially in damp areas such as swimming pool changing rooms. They are not always painful, and will eventually go away on their own, even with no treatment.
                  I have no idea how I caught this verruca, as I don't go swimming and rarely go barefoot, but nevertheless, there it was, and it was causing me a fair bit of discomfort as I am on my feet all day for work.
                  I tried various creams and gels from the chemist, but none had made any difference. Then one day I spotted Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart Remover in my local supermarket, which claimed it removes warts and verrucas with just one treatment. So I had to give it a go!
                  It was quite expensive at £11.99, but if it did what it said on the box, then I would be one happy bunny.

                  How it works:

                  Scholl Verruca and Wart remover works by freezing the wart, and effectively killing the virus. A single application may be all that is needed, however, additional applications may be required for verrucas.
                  The product claims it has been 'clinically proven to be as effective as the liquid nitrogen freezing methods used in hospitals and clinics'.
                  After treatment, the wart or verruca should fall off within the next two weeks, and new skin will grow in its place.

                  Who can use it?:

                  The product is suitable for use on children aged 4+. It is not suitable for diabetics, or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. You are advised to try and avoid inhaling it, and to use it in well-ventilated areas. It is not suitable to be used on moles or birthmarks, and should not be used on the same verruca more than four times in total.

                  Description:

                  Inside the box there is an 80ml can of solution, and several disposable applicators, which look like large cotton buds. You attach an applicator to the can through a hole in the nozzle.
                  You then place the can onto a firm surface, remove the protective lid, and press the dispensing button down for three to five seconds. This soaks the soft tip of the applicator with liquid and you will hear a hissing sound. The next step is to tilt the can so that the applicator is facing downwards, and hold in this position for 15 seconds. This enables the liquid to reach the correct temperature for freezing the wart or verruca. Next, gently press the tip of the applicator onto the centre of the wart or verruca for 30 to 40 seconds, and the treatment it complete.

                  Treatment:

                  It says on the box that the treatment will feel very cold, and there will be a mild aching or stinging sensation. I found that it didn't hurt at all, but there was certainly a very cold sensation, as if I were pressing an ice cube to my skin. It wasn't pleasant, but certainly not unbearable. Afterwards, it left a white ring around the verruca, but this disappeared within seconds. (You must be careful not to touch the applicator to healthy areas of skin as this can cause burning or scarring). After the treatment, the verruca/wart may blister, and should eventually drop off.

                  The Results:

                  Well, I am sorry to say that this treatment had absolutely no effect whatsoever on my verruca. I waited the 14 days, but no blistering, no falling off.....in fact, no change at all. Not to be disheartened, I tried a second application....and a third....and a fourth, waiting the recommended time of 14 days between each - but still nothing. In fact the verruca had got bigger and hurt even more! The product has now been relegated to the back of my medicine cabinet, and I wish I had spent my £11.99 on something else!
                  I have since been to my GP, who told me that treating a verruca can sometimes make it more painful, and the best bet is to leave it untreated to die away on its own.

                  Summary:

                  This product certainly didn't work for me, so I cannot recommend it at all. However, a friend used the same product on her daughter's warts on her hands and it worked a treat with just one application. So maybe I just have an awkward one that is resistant to treatment! Oh well, back to the padded plasters to try and make it a bit more bearable and hope it soon decides to disappear of its own accord!

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                • Product Details

                  Effective and easy to use, Scholl Freeze works by rapidly freezing the wart or verruca. After the application the wart or verruca will usually fall off within 10 / 14 days and new skin will grow in its place. One single treatment is usually sufficient. More stubborn or persistent warts or verrucas may require 2-3 additional applications. / Scholl Freeze Verruca and Wart remover is clinically proven to be as effective as the liquid nitrogen freezing method used in hospitals and clinics / Effective and easy to use it works by rapidly freezing the wart or verruca / After application the wart or verruca will usually fall off within 10-14 days and new skin will grow in its place / One single treatment is usually sufficient / More stubborn or persistent warts or verrucas may require 2-3 additional applications / contains 12 applications 80ml/53g