Product Type: Wartner medicinal products
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Member Name: Elaineee
Date: 07/04/13, updated on 07/04/13 (125 review reads)
Disadvantages: didn't work and is expensive
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!!
Summary: I will stick to other methods