Product Type: Bazuka in Health Therapies / Treatments
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"Bazuka that verruca"
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel
Advantages: Works ventually
Little Miss got a verruca a few weeks ago, and a visit to the doctor got me a prescription for this stuff. He did tell me that they are no longer frozen out and not to use the treatment unless the verruca got bigger. We did try using a loafer as advised but the thing got bigger so we decided it was time to bazooka it
WHAT IS THIS?
This is a treatment for warts, verrucas, corns and calluses, and works by softening the hard skin growth making it easier to remove with a pumice or emery board, and helps to kill the virus.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a small box with the instructions on the back and a leaflet with full instructions inside the box. The tube of the gel is inside the box and to open it, I have to unscrew and remove the combined white and yellow nozzle and remove the red collar and discard.
The gel itself doesn't really have a lot of smell although I didn't really get my nose close enough for a good sniff test because it looks a bit like super glue! When I squeeze the gel out it is more runny than I had imagined it would be so this is obviously why the instructions tell me to find a suitable surface in case of spillages. Als.o included in the box is a small emery board to rub at the verruca
HOW TO USE IT...
Firstly as I mentioned, find a suitable surface; I tend to put a towel under her foot. The affected area should be soaked in warm water and then dried- we do it post bath. Remove the protective cap and carefully apply a thin coating ( one or two drops) of the gel onto the affected area. It's important to try very hard to avoid unaffected areas so we have a tissue to hand to wipe any random gel away. Let the gel dry and repeat every day for a week after peeling the white gel from the affected area. Once a week, the verruca (in our case) should be rubbed gently with the enclosed emery board.
Apparently the length of treatment depends on the resistance of the wart or verruca and some can require treatment for up to 12 weeks, but the instructions impress upon me not to give up! If it hasn't gone after 12 weeks then see the doctor again (I don't know what they will do)
Although little Miss hasn't experienced any side effects there are warnings:
* If gel gets into eyes or mouth, rinse immediately
* Gel which gets onto healthy skin should be wiped off
* Slight tingling may be felt when the gel is applied
* Gel spilt onto clothes could damage them
* Stop using if side effects are serious
* don't use anywhere near face and armpits and bottom
* not for use on birth marks or moles
* don't use if you are diabetic
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
Widely available in chemists and supermarkets we got this free because it was a prescription for a child, but it usually costs about £6 for 5g.
The gel, once you get into the swing of it and have all the mopping up gear ready to hand is quite easy to apply. The first time we used it and not expecting it to be quite so runny, we did have a bit of a spillage but nothing dramatic. Seems the important thing is not to squeeze the tube, but just to let it come out by itself. We did get a bit on the healthy skin but it didn't cause too much obvious damage, although the skin did peel off, but didn't cause any pain.
It does take some considerable time to get rid of the verruca- about 5 weeks, although it did drop off eventually. One of the things we noticed is that the gel doesn't easily peel off every night and if it didn't we just did as we were instructed and applied the gel over the top of the dried gel which made the gel thicker for the next night, and an easier peel.
The gel, when it dries, is waterproof and does not require covering. The doctor also assured us that there was no need to stop swimming, so we abided by his rules!
It would have been easier and quicker to have it frozen off, but as an alternative this is slow but does work as long as you persevere.
Thanks for reading
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