Duct tape more effective than Cryotherapy for Warts.
This is just useful information given to me by a specialist and can save you money in Doctor’s bills and wart treatment.
Without writing all the rest I will tell you that from Focht and associates comparing duct tape to the other, they found duct tape to work on 80% percent of cases with the other treatment being 60%. They also say that duct tape is cheaper and has fewer adverse effects.
Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are a common problem among patients who present in family physicians’ offices. Although a significant number of warts will spontaneously resolve over 2 years, patients frequently request threatment to clear their skin of the lesions. Treatments such as cryotherapy, acid preperations, laser therapy, heat, and tape occlusion have been used in management of warts, with a cure rate ranging from 32 to 93 percent. However, most of these therapies are expensive, painful, or labour intensive. A few small, nonrandomised thrials have studied the use of tape occlusion in wart treatment, with one study reporting cure rates of approximately 80 percent. Focht and associates compared the effectiveness of cryotherapy with duct tape and applied to common warts.
Karl E. Miller, M.D.
If you have ever dealt to warts you will know it takes a while to get rid of. If you freeze them you have to go back many times to receive treatment and it costs at least $10 per visit. If you buy the latest wart liquid, you pay around $40 per bottle and that may not even work.
Simply, sand the wart (with fine sandpaper) and cover the wart with duct tape, which costs around $8 a roll. You will be amazed. In only a day or 2 you will see the wart shrink and it will disappear around 28 days.
Magic. It really works. And you will still have alot of duct tape left.