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Following chemotherapy, warts had taken over my two feet; the doctor suggested I try Wartner over-the-counter as he deemed it to be effective.
I was a bit disappointed as it was quite expensive and I didnt see any major results; before you ask, I followed the instructions to a T, and the product only did minor damage to the warts, and the eventually grew to the same size. I also feel the product made no cosmetic difference to the warts when applied (the leaflet says to expect blistering); therefore I would have to rate it as ineffective.
I would recommend if you are considering this product to save your money and spend it on high strength salicylic acid cream (Bazuka for example), and invest in a special "corn" knife which are easily found in the chemist. To me, that is an old fashioned yet very effective treatment, although you may have to persist for a few weeks
I burnt the end of my finger and a wart popped up in it's place, I also had a tiny one on my knuckle. I saw Wartner advertised on the tele and went off in search of it as it sounded like a miracle worker, thought it would get rid of a verucca too. This was a few years ago when it first came out and I paid £12 for it in Boots. Recently due to another wart break out I've bought it again but only because it was in Home Bargains for around £3. It didn't work the first time but for that price I thought I'd give it another go.
Wartner is a 'one' off freezing treatment to kill a warts and verrucas on contact. It comes boxed in white and blue and is easy to spot as it's a lot bigger than the usual small boxed tubes that other wart treatments come in. It has fantastic claims, it says it 'freezes the wart to the core' killing it with one application with maybe another after 14 days if the wart hasn't died and gone. It says you can safely treat the wart/verruca two or three times if necessary. Wartner says the wart will die and drop off leaving new skin underneath. For warts bigger than 7.5mm you're told to go to the GP, my warts were smaller than this. It's not suitable for children under age four.
In the box you get:
one aerosol can containing Dimethyl ether, propane,
one reusable application holder
twelve throw away foam applicators
the instruction leaflet
a measuring tool
It's easy but fiddly to use you're instructed to place the small foam applicator onto the application holder, the push into the top of the aerosol can for 3 seconds, wait 20 seconds then hold the saturated foam on to the wart for 20 seconds or 40 seconds on a verruca. A file is included in the box for a verruca to rough it up before treatment.
After preparation I held the frozen, 'smoking' foam onto the wart. The area where the foam touches turns white, like the skin is frost burnt. I got it on my fingers and they turned white too. It's not too painful it didn't make me flinch or anything it just felt freezing cold and stingy. The white went as did a bit of skin- nothing major just a bit of peeling, but the wart didn't. After two weeks I repeated the application again the wart remained. The larger one on my finger didn't go, nor did the tiny one on my knuckle. My verucca didn't go either and I followed the instructions to the latter. I used something else in the end and eventually they did go.
Would I recommend it?
No- it didn't work for me, it's fiddly, and it's expensive. It didn't work last time and it hasn't worked this time
*I 'agreed and published' without being logged in the first time so dunno if this same review will pop up somewhere- but it is me!!
My husband had a horrible verruca on his foot that had been troubling him for quite some time and, after trying various cheaper remedies, we decided to opt for wartner which was more expensive but billed as 'the world's number one verruca and wart remover'. We purchased a 50ml 'freeze therapy' from Boots for £12.49.
Verrucas are warts on the soles of the feet. Warts are small rough lumps caused by an infection with HPV (human papilloma virus) which causes an excessive amount of keratin to develop - causing the wart. Wartner works by freezing the verruca in a precise manner. The verruca should then fall off within 10-14 days of application. Wartner is suitable for use on children from aged 4 and can be used on the hands and feet.
Inside the box you get 12 disposable foam applicators (of different sizes - 6 x 7mm and 6 x 8mm), a reusable applicator holder and a metal can of the wartner liquid/gas which contains Dimethyl Ether and Propane. To apply you push the foam applicator into the holder. The foam is a cylindrical shape with a slit in the middle which pushes onto the applicator. You then push the applicator holder into the aerosol for 3 seconds. You then need to wait for twenty seconds before then applying to the verruca for forty seconds. It was easy to apply, I did this for my husband as it can be hard to be precise on the sole of your foot!
During application, my husband said it stung a little - getting worse the longer it was applied for - but did not hurt. After application, the area was very white and it was impossible to say what effect the treatment had had. We allowed the 14 days that it said it would take for the verruca to drop off, but this did not happen so we reapplied it. Again, after 14 days we needed to reapply and yet again it had no effect. After applying for a third time, we decided to stop treating with this when it still did not work.
It is worth mentioning that my husband's verruca was quite large in size. Not excessively large but I suspect larger than the average verruca. Nevertheless, I would have expected the treatment to have had some effect after three applications. It is also worth mentioning that we eventually got rid of it after a few applications of the much cheaper salactol treatment. Therefore, I would not use this again as I believe it to be vastly overpriced and that there are actually better treatments available.
I recently bought this product from Tesco for £11.98.
The product is designed to remove warts on the surface of the skin.
I found this product easy to use. You simply follow the instructions inside the pack. Each 50ml pack contains enough for twelve applications, although Wartner say that your wart can be removed in just one application. The pack contains twelve foam applicators that you dip into the tube and the tube dispensers the freezing ingredients. BEWARE! The product is VERY cold. I found it a little hard to tolerate at first as it really is that cold. However you only need to apply the applicator to the skin for twenty seconds if it's a wart and fourty seconds if it's a verruca. So you don't have to tolerate it for long.
I had a verracu on my foot and a wart on my thumb. After just the one application the wart on my thumb disappeared. It took around a week for the wart to fully disappear but that was six months ago now and the wart (thankfully!) has never returned. The verruca on my foot took three applications but after around three weeks it had started to disappear and after a month it had completely gone.
Yes, this kit is expensive, however it DOES work and it's based on the freezing treatment that's used by GPs.
I cannot remember how long I had my verruca. I told the doctor about six years but I am sure it was nearer eight. To start with, it was only tiny and I was convinced it would go away by itself but it never did. After a while I got fed up of looking at it and asked my mother what I should do. She just gave me some Bazuka and told me to use that. That did not work at all. I saw no change and I had to sit and waft my foot with a book so it would dry and I could walk around again.
I then used verruca pads, they are little brown stickers in three different sizes, small medium and large that you stick onto the verruca then cover with a squishy plaster. After a while it softens the skin, you pull off the plaster which in turn pulls off the sticker and pulls out the verruca. This worked for me, but the verruca grew back, then I tried using this method again and no luck, I just ended up with plaster residue on my foot.
All of these products were the cheap option to Wartner, I had been eying it up in Boots for a while. At £10.99-£15 I was very reluctant but they reduced the price to between £9-10 one time and I snapped it up.
The one I bought was verruca only treatment, you get:
1 Aerosol can (dimethyl ether and propane)
1 reusable applicator holder which is a plastic handle with a thin plastic prong on the end that you slide a foam applicator onto
12 disposable foam applicators
12 comfort plasters
1 instruction leaflet
1 reusable file
Soak your foot in warm water to start off.
Firstly you file the top of the verruca with the little handy file, this gets to the soft skin and makes the application more effective. You then slide a little foam applicator onto the plastic prong on the holder, the little applicator and holder fit into grooves in the top of the aerosol can and you lock them in and push down until you hear a spraying noise. You hold the applicator holder down for three seconds then immediately remove from the top of the aerosol and apply the tip of the (now steaming) foam applicator to the verruca for a certain advised number of seconds depending on the size of the verruca and where it is on the foot. Unlucky me I had one on the ball of my foot about the size of a five pence so my application time was about 45 seconds. You are supposed to wait before pulling the foam applicator off the end of the holder but I always have a lot of tissue paper folded thickly and just pull it off. Do not touch the applicator with bare skin! It has substance that freezes on the end of it and it has been in contact with a verruca virus. You can apply one of the comfort plasters if you wish but I found that they get in the way if placed on the ball of the foot.
You wait 10-14 days and see what happens. If the verruca remains after a fortnight then apply again, the product information advises you to only apply this three times then seek treatment from a GP.
I went overboard because I thought I had run out of options for this verruca. I love foot massages and my boyfriend has always worked his way around my 'unsafe' foot at we called it. I used this treatment five times I think and still no luck, following the instructions of two weeks in between applications of course. The treatment is painful for adults but I daresay a bit of fidgeting from children will occur, though they may just be fascinated by the prospect of it.
I then went to the doctors who got out his mini fire extinguisher looking thing and sprayed my foot with liquid nitrogen. It took about two minutes for him to finish the procedure, I was in agony because I just said 'I am getting fed up of this verruca and it will not budge' he just said 'OK' explained nothing and the next thing I know I am in pain. This treatment did NOT work for me either!
Want to know what did? Salactol, a tiny 10ml bottle of acid that you just 'paint' onto the verruca and within a week max it has softened and killed the verruca. Used for warts as well. I remember using this when I was about six for the warts on my thumb and they went. It costs the whopping total of about £2.70. Ask at your pharmacy and try that first! I just applied it, keep it well away from your nose and bare skin that is not verruca/wart. I waited for it to dry and put a plaster over it. I think running helped, I got back from the gym, pulled the plaster off and the verruca came off with it. I kept applying it for about a fortnight after as I could still see black dots (which are the actual verruca/wart) and eventually my skin grew back and now I have normal feet!
I am going to do my best not to be overly scathing. Wartner is not the only product I have tampered with to try and remove a stubborn verruca. Did it work for me? No it didn't. I have tried this, the Scholl freeze spray and various essential healing oils. Before I reveal what does work, let me explain how this chap works (or not.)
If you go to a specialist, they will freeze your wart or verruca at a ridiculously low temperature. This causes the tissue to be damaged deep down and kills of the root of the verruca. It is very painful and expensive. Wartner used the same principle, only working at a much more acceptable temperature. It freezes the wart and supposedly in a few days it will drop off. Well, let me tell you, veurrcas don't just drop off, they're not like a bit of sticky tape which just falls off suddenly. A verruca will shrink and die and gradually the skin will heal over. This can take days or some cases years.
Applying this stuff is easy enough. Just apply directly to the wart and let it take effect. It tingles slightly, though the pain is bearable and nothing like having it frozen with liquid nitrogen. After a few seconds, you should leave it to rest before either applying a dressing or plaster, or if you like you can leave it as it is.
Several applications of this and it failed to shift my verruca. I think it works better on newer verrucas, in other words, ones that you detect quickly. Older ones will be more stubborn. The product does cause a little blister to form which erodes the skin, which aids the verruca removal, but I have a better way to get rid of them...
Apply neat vinegar to a cotton wool pad, then press over the verruca. Holding it in place, wrap duct tape around the foot, sealing it tightly. Leave on for about twelve hours, then repeat the process in a couple of days. If you do this for a couple of weeks it will cause the verruca to go black and die. This is the only thing that worked for me. I had given up hope until I tried it. So, save your cash, seriously! Vinegar works SO much better.
Wartner was first available on the market several years ago. I used it on my daughters verrucas and was amazed at just how effective it was. In just one application the verruca turned black and fell out, the treatment was obviously quite painful but the verruca had been very persistant so the result was worth it. I then used it on my husbands verrucas and it was just as effective. When the can became old I threw it away.
This year my son and I have verrucas so off to the chemist I went to get more wartner. This time the package had changed and the assistant said the formulation had been changed slightly.
I followed all the instructions but to no avail. Ther pack contains a canister and some applicators, you put the applicator in the top of the can and it releases extreme cold gas onto the applicator which you hold against the verruce. We treated each verruca three times before giving up. The product does not seem to get anywhere near as cold as it used to. It tingles unpleasantly on the skin but I have been informed that the previous one really hurt. The verruca doesn't immediately stay white which it did previously. I am not a brave person but I did it try several times. My verruca is still there and so is my sons so we will have to try something else because with the expense of Wartner I will not try it again. I presume that the manufacturers had problems with complaints of discomfort and had to change the product but unfortunately it doesn't now work!
A couple of months ago I discovered a small wart at the base of my thumb; I was horrified and immediately started thinking of ways to get rid of it. It didn't really look that bad, but nevertheless, I searched a variety of different chemists and pharmeceutical stores until I finally found a good one. Wartner Wart Remover seemed the most promising, and was definitely the most expensive. And expensive things are usually the best, right? Well, that's what I thought anyway. Until I brought it home, endured the burning pain while the Wartner got to work, and then discovered that it hadn't affected the wart at all.
.What does Wartner do and how does it work?.
Apparently, Wartner will remove your warts by immediately freezing the core of the wart or verruca. A blister is formed under the treated area and over the next ten days, the wart or verruca is supposed to gradually disappear or fall off. What the box doesn't tell you is that, although it WILL freeze the core of your wart, and a blister IS formed, the wart seems to stay intact. I don't know if this is just me and everyone else was successful, perhaps my wart was some kind of super-wart. But to me it was definitely just a waste of £11.95.
.What's in the box?.
In the box you will receive a number of different items, including 10 foam applicators for 10 treatments, an aerosol dispenser containing a mixture of dimethyl ether and propane, which are (according to the leaflet) not harmful to the environment. One plastic key to hold foam applicators, and an instruction leaflet, which contains detailed information about Wartner, the way in which it works and how it can be successfully used to treat viral warts and verrucas. The leaflet is actually very helpful, it explains in great detail all about Wartner, so you know what will be happening and how much it will hurt (and trust me, it'll hurt alot!) On the box, information is displayed very clearly on how to apply the wart remover, so it isn't easy to get confused. I was quite impressed by the instuctions and contents of the box, if only IT WORKED.
Well, I've already explained that Wartner didn't work for me, but I also have a few other things to mention. As it failed to get rid of my wart, I definitely feel that Wartner is a waste of money. I tried it more than once - probably about three or four times, and it still failed to remove my super-wart. It also caused an uncomfortable burning sensation in the treated area for about a day after I had applied it, which was quite annoying but I was prepared to suffer because I was sure, from my friends' recommendations, that my wart would be gone forever. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed with the outcome, and I feel that I have blown quite a large amount of money on something that didn't harm my wart at all.
I don't have any veruccas so I didn't get to try it out fully, but from what I've heard from friends, it is very successful in getting rid of them. (Yes, these are the same friends who told me it would work on warts as well.)
The positives are that it doesn't harm the enviornment, you get to remove 10 different warts (that is, if it works), and apparently it takes effect after just 20 seconds. The instructions are very easy to follow and it is a fast, simple procedure which definitely beats going to your GP.
According to the instructions, Wartner Wart and Verruca Remover is not suitable for children under the age of four. It should not be given to diabetics or during the pregnancy period. It is for external use only, and it is based on the liquid nitrogen method used by GPs.
Overall, as this product didn't work for me I would have to give it a 1/5. I would not recommend using this, it is painful and a complete waste of money.
I have mixed feelings about this product. The idea is that it freezes the bacteria below the wart or verruca and then the top layer (the horrible looking bit) drops off, leaving good clean skin underneath... at least that is how I understand it.
I have used it on my daughters foot and it is not too unpleasant, but applying such extreme cold to the effected area is not an enjoyable experience. Liquid treatments offer a kinder way I suppose.
Having said that, the results are mixed. Yes, it improves the area, and some of the bad bits have gone, but it seems like you need to re-treat the same area again and again. So in part it seems effective, but for us it has not completely eradicated the verruca, though it does look promising. I do feel that it is quite expensive and repeated treatments would be encouraged if the price was lower.
A few weeks back I noticed that both my sons had developed warts, on their finger, I already had a doctors appointment arranged for another matter, so I mentioned them to the doctor, he said that it was probably to do with them lifting stuff of the ground and did not offer any sort of treatment.
After reading reviews both on Dooyoo and Ciao about wart treatments, I decided to take matters into my own hands and went and bought Wartner from the chemist, the cost was around £4.00. The product is used for the treatment of warts and verrucas, the packaging it came in was a long thin cardboard box.
What is inside the packaging?
The contents are:
An aerosol dispenser - containing Dimethyl ether and Propane.
10 foam applications - for 10 treatments
Plastic key - to apply foam applicators
PLEASE NOTE: Neither Dimethyl ether nor Propane are harmful to the environment, also it is not suitable to use on your face.
How does Wartner work?
Basically Wartner freezes the wart or verruca, by freezing the warts/verrucas this will cause a blister to form under the skin and within ten days the wart should gradually fall off or just disappear.
It is advised that you are 100% sure that what you are treating is actually a wart or verruca, if you are not sure then it would be wise to visit your GP first.
Applying Wartner to infected area
Using Wartner was really easy and the treatment only took a few minutes, the instruction leaflet provided gives easy step by step instructions. For a stubborn wart the treatment can be done again after two weeks, however if the same wart has to be treated three times then it is advised that you should speak to your GP.
Once the sponge applicator touched the skin, (expect a stinging sensation) the warts changed from their usual colour to white, this is when you remove the applicator, after a short period of time the colour will go back to normal and the stinging will disappear, The kids were not impressed with the stinging at first but they were glad to (hopefully) get rid of their warts.
Does it actually work?
YES !! It does work after the first treatment which was two weeks ago the warts seem to be a lot smaller than they were, they have very nearly disappeared, however they both needed another treatment with Wartner which they got tonight and still they were not impressed with the stinging but they can see the difference that Wartner has made, so hopefully within the next two weeks they will no longer have warts. Highly recommended !!!
Thanks for reading !!
The directions for Wartner are very conservative, in that they are probably written to avoid law suits. The fact of the matter is that if you use Wartner as the directions state on the package, most likely it will not work for you. However, if you use the product like I do, you'll be surprised at how well it actually does work. I used the product on my genital warts as well as warts on my fingers. Both had great results. Here's how to do it:
Get the applicator ready and do a practice run to be sure you know where you're going to apply the applicator. Be sure to have the entire wart covered by the end of the applicator. Then, press the applicator into the bottle for a good solid 4 seconds. You really want to get that applicator frozen as much as possible. Then apply the applicator to the wart as fast as you can from the time you lift the applicator off of the can of Wartner. You don't want to allow the applicator any time to warm up before applying to the wart. When applying, be sure you hold the applicator above the skin you're applying it to. The reason for this is because gravity will cause the liquid chemical that freezes the wart to drop down onto the skin, which increases the effectiveness. Also, apply a decent amount of pressure on the applicator to push it again the skin. Leave the applicator on the skin for about twice the amount of time that the box says. Keep in mind that the directions on the box are conservative. I left it on for about 45 seconds to a minute. When you remove the applicator from your skin, you should see a white circle, possibly because the blood in your skin has been frozen in that area. It will then turn red shortly after. The pain you feel from doing this will be significant. You'll need to tell yourself ahead of time that there will be pain and just to deal with it.
If you're doing this on genital warts, you'll notice that the skin will turn a dark brown on the penis. Don't be alarmed. This is just dead skin and it will peel away to a normal color in a week or so. Now when the skin scabs over and peels away, you will most likely want to nuke your skin again with Wartner. So in about a week, when your scab peels off, (its best to do it right when your scab peels off when the skin is soft and smooth) repeat the procedure again in the exact same way.
So essentially, you're nuking the heck out of your wart. It works, and its a lot cheaper than seeing a doctor.
My daughter is a keen swimmer and had developed verrucas from her visits to the pool. I had been painting another salicylic acid based wart product on her feet on a nightly basis and the verrucas kept on growing instead of shrinking! I also developed a few small warts on my fingers at the same time possibly because of handling my daughters feet and my friend recommended wartner as it had worked for her.
What Is Wartner
It is a product used to freeze warts and verrucas using dimethyl ether and propane. The liquid nitrogen used by doctors works at a temperature of -196 degrees and Wartner works at -57 degrees but is meant to be just as effective. It freezes the core of the wart or verrucca causing it to fall off within 10 days after which time healthy skin will have formed underneath.
Using The Product
Insert one of the small foam applicators into the key and put into the top of the bottle. Press the key down to release the product onto the foam and immediately press down onto your wart for 20 seconds. It is really cold and fairly painful but just grit your teeth and it will soon be over.
1st application was without too much problem. On subsequent applications child would run screaming from the room at the mention of wartner. It took one adult to hold the top half of the child down and another to hold the foot still and freeze the verrucas.
My tiny warts were fairly painful and developed a small blister afterwards. The verrucas were pretty sore after use.
Did It Work
My tiny warts took only one application to clear, after applying the Wartner they were a bit painful and developed a small blister which disappeared leaving healthy skin behind. The smaller verrucas took a couple of applications and one massive painful one took around 5 applications before the core fell out of it.
This product is expensive, currently £12.99 in Boots and £9.99 from my local co-op chemist and it is also fairly painful to use. I had already spent £10 on 2 packets of verruca cream which never worked Wartner ended up proving to be better value for money than using cheaper products and it was also easier than going back and forwards to see the practice nurse to get the warts and verrucas frozen there. After trying a couple of OTC products designed to get rid of verrucas I would say that this is the one that was most effective and on this basis I would recommend it.
This product worked for me on my stubborn and old veruccas, after products like Scholl and Bazuka failed. It is quite expensive but it worked for me and was well worth the money. I've had veruccas since I was a young girl, and I ignored them thinking they'd go away, but they just got worse. I spent a lot of money on other products and finally tried this one. I highly recommend it as it is easy to use and actually works!
I too tried this product and again and again.................. until the bottle was empty. Each time the verruca was still there after 10 days. So I started using it for longer than the recommended seconds.
Unfortunately for me the verruca did not go so I can not at all recommend this product.
There is another product for verrucas on the market from a company called scholl which again freezes the verruca but again I found the results just as disappointing.
Wart Remover Acid
Some kind of Warts starts growing on my body 3 years ago but as it was just small I ignored it. One day I feel some pain in one of my foot fingers there was also some kind of wart but big in size and different shape, people told me it comes from leather shoes and it was growing very fast and more painful when it touch some hard surface, I was too much worried about it, I went to hospital, they told me that I have to do a small surgery to remove it, but I was not ready for the surgery, one of my friend told me about WART REMOVING ACID, I went to a pharmacy and told him that I need a Wart Remover Acid, he gave me one small bottle of liquid in it, I started using it Within One Month the Big Wart on my Foot Finger was totally removed and now three years it never come back, I don't remember the brand name but if you want to buy it just go to any pharmacy and told him WART REMOVING ACID containing Salicylic Acid Ph. Eur .17%, be sure not to buy less then 17% because there are many brands but with very low percentage, it will not work, check on the bottle should be written 17%. I used it on other parts of they body where ever warts was and all of the warts now disappeared totally.
Wartner is a safe, effective treatment for removing warts and verrucas. It works in a similar way to liquid nitrogen, the treatment used regularly by GPs. Wartner freezes the wart, which results in a blister forming under the infected area. After 10 days the frozen skin with the treated wart will fall off, leaving new, healthy skin underneath. Wartner is easy to use and usually only needs one application.