This listing is for a 12ml Glass Roll On of Wart and Verruca Removal solution, enough for 50+ applications on a small growth.
I am an industrial formulation chemist by trade and have derived a pure grade of Wart and Verruca remover. The active ingredient is 20% Salicylic Acid which is derived from pharmaceutical grade salicylic acid, in pure pharmaceutical grade isopropanol solvent. There are no chemical preservatives or additives.
Warts are small growths on the skin caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are extremely common: it is estimated that about 25% of the population have a wart at any one time.
Warts on the feet are called verrucas
How Salicylic Acid Works
Softens the skin layers that form a wart so that the wart can be rubbed off with a pumice stone or file.
Repeatedly irritates a wart, which is thought to trigger an immune system response. A heightened immune response fights the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes wart growth.
Nonprescription salicylic acid is as effective as or more effective than other treatments, with minimal risk and pain. (ref 1)
A recent review of research suggests that salicylic acid is a safe treatment that effectively eliminates warts up to 75% of the time. (ref 2)
Ref 1 - Gibbs S, Harvey I (2006). Local treatments for cutaneous warts. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3). Oxford: Update Software.
Ref 2 - Luk NM, Tan YM (2007). Warts (non-genital), search date November 2006. Online version of BMJ Clinical Evidence. Also available online: http://www.clinicalevidence.com.
Salicylic acid should not be used:
If you have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, or other circulatory problems.
On moles, birthmarks, unusual warts with hair growing from them, warts on the mucous membranes, or open wounds.
Directions for use
Apply using the rollerball directly onto the Wart or Verruca twice daily. Keep applying everyday until the Wart or Verruca shows signs of removal. It can take several treatments before the Wart/Verruca begins to be removed. When the layers of skin around the Wart/Verruca are sufficiently soft, the Wart/Verruca can be rubbed off with a pumice stone or emery board. Please remove any excess liquid from heathly skin.
The 12ml Glass Roll On of Wart and Verruca Remover will be supplied in a strong Jiffy bag.
Health and Safety
I hold an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for compositions used in the formulation and it is available on request as a pdf file which I will send to you. All my products come with the appropriate labels indicating correct handling and safety.