The most effective option is treatment with salicylic acid plus cryotherapy. A meta-analysis showed that a combined therapy of salicylic acid and cryotherapy had a higher cure rate than either salicylic acid or cryotherapy alone. In between the freezing sessions, you apply salicylic acid daily to your wart. You should not use the salicylic acid until any blistering, scabs or soreness from the cryotherapy have settled.
Aside from the use of salicylic acid and cryotherapy there is insufficient evidence to support the use of other therapies. Higher quality evidence is needed to evaluate other therapies such as Duct tape and the other home remedies describe in part 18. -> [link to 18]
When choosing for cryotherapy, Wartie is superior in effectiveness compared to the three most used OTC cryotherapy products. Wartie will freeze the wart more and longer than OTC competitors.
Wartie is easier to use for the consumer, and provides unique features making it superior in OTC cryotherapy and faster in use. Wartie ‘s pin-pointed accuracy can be shown by thermal imaging. The tip of Wartie has a diameter of 5mm, which is the average size of a wart.
Best freezing performance
Ex vivo laboratory testing has shown that Wartie has a superior freezing profile to other available over-the-counter products. Its freezing
profile is comparable to products used by professionals to remove warts.
*Dermatological research has shown that after the application the wart should remain below the freezing point during at least 30 seconds to ensure maximum effectiveness. Wartie Wart & Verruca remover realizes this ambition.
Source: Br J Dermatol. 2011 Aug;165(2):233-46. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10218.x. Epub 2011 May 26.Efficacy of topical treatments for cutaneous warts: a meta-analysis and pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials.Kwok CS1, Holland R, Gibbs S.
Time is the only “cure” for verrucas. Whatever you do they usually go away by themselves – unless you have an underlying condition that affects your immune system. The downside of the matter is, it takes quite some time for verrucas to disappear. Three out of 10 warts will disappear within 10 weeks. Within two years, two-thirds of all warts will be gone without treatment. But if you've still got them after two years they are less likely to go on their own. Warts seem to last longer in older children and adults.