Frequently asked questions

About Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover

Where can I buy Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
You can buy Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover at your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Who makes Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is manufactured by Omega Teknika – First Floor, Block A, The Crescent Building, Northwood Office Park, Dublin 9, Ireland, and is distributed by Omega Pharma by its local affiliates.
Is Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover harmful to the environment?
No. Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover doesn’t harm the environment.
Can I let the area I’ve treated get wet?
Yes. You can shower and swim after treatment with Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover.
What is the best way to take care of the area I’ve treated?
Make sure that the area stays clean. Do not pick at or scratch it. Protect blisters with an adhesive plaster and do not puncture them.
What is the difference between the liquid nitrogen method at the doctor’s surgery and a treatment with Wart & Verruca Remover?
The liquid nitrogen that your doctor uses has a much lower temperature than Wart & Verruca Remover. As a result, the Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is less painful but just as effective.
Why should I use the Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover if I can also go to the doctor for the same wart treatment?
The Wart & Verruca Remover has a number of important advantages. It saves time and is easy to use. You no longer have to wait at the doctor’s surgery. The liquid nitrogen that your doctor uses has a much lower temperature than Wart & Verruca Remover. As a result, the Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is less painful but just as effective.
What should I do if it doesn’t disappear after three treatments with Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover ?
If the wart or verruca doesn’t disappear after three treatments, you should go to your doctor.
What should I do if the wart doesn’t disappear after 14 days?
If the wart or verruca doesn’t disappear after 14 days, you can treat it again. You can treat each wart or verruca with Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover a maximum of three times, with a 2-week interval between each treatment.
How quickly will the wart or verruca disappear?
It takes approximately 10-14 days for the wart or verruca to disappear.
Can Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover be used by pregnant women?
No. Do not use Wart & Verruca Remover if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is it dangerous to use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover to treat children under four?
We do not recommend the use of Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover to treat children under the age of four.
Can Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover be used to treat children?
Yes, Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is suitable for children over the age of four.
Who can use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover may be used by most adults. You can also use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover to remove warts and verrucas on children over the age of four, but the treatment must be carried out by an adult.
What should I do if the side-effects do not disappear?
Always consult a doctor if the stinging sensation does not disappear or if other complications occur through using Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover.
How serious are the various side-effects?
  • White coloration of the skin: as soon as you press the foam applicator onto the problem area, the skin turns white. This discoloration quickly decreases as soon as the foam applicator is removed.
  • The appearance of a blister: this blister will disappear as soon as the wart or verruca falls off the skin. New skin will already have formed under the blister.
  • Discomfort during use: a stinging sensation may occur when the foam applicator is pressed onto the skin. This stinging sensation quickly fades once the foam applicator is removed.
  • Local tissue death: this will only occur during deep freezing of the skin. Therefore, never hold the foam applicator on a wart for more than 20 seconds (40 seconds for verrucas)
  • Scars and nerve damage: this will only occur from careless use caused by not following the instructions on the information leaflet. Never hold the foam applicator on the wart for more than 20 seconds (40 seconds for verrucas) to ensure that there is no deep freezing and therefore no damage.
Are there any side-effects from using Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
There are a number of possible side-effects:
  • As with all freezing methods, the skin may turn white temporarily.
  • A blister develops under the wart, but this is part of the treatment and is harmless.
  • Using Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover may cause some discomfort.
  • Applying the foam applicator to the wart or verruca for too long may lead to local tissue death. You should therefore follow the instructions carefully and apply the treatment for the time specified based on the size of the wart or verruca.
  • Always use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover very carefully and accurately. If you’re not careful, scars and nerve damage may occur.
When should I not use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
  • If you are diabetic.
  • If you are pregnant.
  • If the common wart or verruca is located in a sensitive area with thin skin (e.g. the face, neck, armpits, chin, breast) or on genital warts.
  • If the nearby or affected skin is inflamed.
  • If you are not certain that the skin condition you are treating is a common wart or verruca.
  • Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover should not be used on children under the age of four.
Will successfully treated common warts or verrucas return?

A successfully treated wart or verruca usually means that it has been removed permanently. The body’s immune system will normally purge any remaining traces.

I’ve tried Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover once, but nothing happened, what do I do next?
For old or persistent warts or verrucas, two or three applications maybe required. To help with treatment, remove the top layer of skin with a pumice stone or emery board; this will expose the core. Treat each wart or verruca with a 2-week interval between treatments. Consult your doctor if there is no improvement after three treatments.
How often may I use Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover may be used up to 3 times per wart or verruca. You should leave a 2-week interval between treatments.
How many warts or verrucas may I treat per hand or foot simultaneously?
Only one per hand or foot may be treated by Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover at a time.
How often may I use the foam applicator?
Each foam applicator may be used only once and should then be discarded to avoid spreading the virus.
How long can I apply the cold foam applicator to a wart or verruca?
Warts: (max.) 20 sec. Verrucas: (max.) 40 sec.
Should I press the cold foam applicator onto the wart or verruca immediately?
No. After pressing the foam applicator into the valve for 3 seconds, 20 seconds need to be waited before application on skin. This waiting period allows the gas on the foam applicator to reduce even further in temperature, resulting in the most effective therapeutic temperature for a fast and convenient removal of the wart/verruca.
How long should I press on the valve?
You press the valve down firmly for three seconds.
Is Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover difficult to apply?
  No. Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover should be applied with precision, but it’s not difficult. The information leaflet explains exactly how you should apply Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover.
If I have more than one common wart or verruca, can I treat them all at once?
No, if you have several common warts or verrucas in the same area, treat only one at a time. Treat each remaining wart or verruca separately with a 2-week interval between treatments.
Will I get a scar from using Wartner Wart & Veruca Remover?
If you follow all the directions in the instruction leaflet correctly, using Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover will not result in scarring. Skin discoloration may occasionally occur, but will disappear over time.
What are the most important parameters for an effective treatment based on Cryotherapy?
  • Temperature of the application
  • Contact time on skin
When should Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover not be used?
  • Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover may not be used for:
  • removing warts on the face or the genitals;
  • skin conditions with signs of inflammation;
  • dark moles, dark-colored, hairy or otherwise unusual looking skin conditions which resemble warts;
  • warts on children under the age of four.
Is Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover safe to use?
Yes, Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is safe to use if you follow the instructions carefully; however we do not advise use on children under the age of four. It is CE marked and classified as a Class II A Medical Device, which conforms to European guidelines (Council Directive 93/42/EEC). Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover has been assessed by several scientific and medical experts as being a safe method for the removal of warts and verrucas: “Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover meets all lawful requirements which serve to guarantee consumer safety”. Mr J Sleumer – Laboratory Manager Eurofill -Zaandam, TheNetherlands Dermatologists confirm Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover’s safety: “The effectiveness of Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is comparable to that of the classic technique (Liquid Nitrogen = doctor’s method) in every respect, and the freezing effect it has is similar to that obtained by Liquid Nitrogen, perhaps a little slower (20″ application instead of 3″ application), which I think is safer and less painfull” Dr J M Gray – Dermatologist – Paris, France “The expert opinion is that Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover freezing liquid can be applied by patients themselves, and therefore sold to the public freely” Dr I H Boersma – Dermatologist – Albert Schweizer Hospital – Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Will using Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover hurt?
Freezing the skin may lead to a slight aching, stinging sensation that may cause some discomfort. This will pass quickly, leaving a small blister under the treated area.
How does Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover work?
Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover works in a similar way to the liquid nitrogen freezing method used by GPs. The freezing agent is applied to the foam applicator; you then freeze the wart or verruca by applying the saturated foam applicator for a few seconds. As a result of this freezing, the growth should fall off after about 10-14 days. Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover is not harmful to the environment.
What components make up the Wart & Verruca Remover treatment?
Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover contains an aerosol can with a mixture of dimethyl ether and propane, an applicator holder and foam applicators and a file to remove calloused skin on top of the verruca prior to the treatment.
How to apply Wartner Wart & Verruca Remover?
STEP 1
Hold the blue end of the foam applicator between the thumb and index finger and squeeze until a small opening appears. Slide the opening of the foam applicator onto the stick of the applicator holder until the stick is no longer visible.
STEP 2
Hold the aerosol can in an upright position, away from your body and from incandescent flames, heat, direct sunlight and any electrical sources. Place the applicator holder with the foam applicator in the opening on the top of the aerosol can so that the foam applicator is no longer visible. Holding the aerosol can with one hand at the bottom, firmly press down the applicator holder with the other hand for 3 seconds (count from 21 to 23). You will hear a hissing sound whilst pressing. Remove the applicator holder with the foam applicator from the valve. The foam applicator is saturated with cold liquid and condensation will form.  This condensation is harmless.
STEP 3
After saturation of the foam applicator, wait for 20 sec before topical application in order to further reduce application temperature and thus ensuring better efficacy.
STEP 4
After the 20 seconds waiting time, push the applicator holder with the foam applicator lightly on the wart (or verruca).
  • For Warts: Apply for 20 seconds
  • For Verrucas: Apply for 40 seconds
Ensure constant contact with the area to be treated. The foam applicator should be applied to the area for the required treatment time.  A slight aching, stinging sensation will occur as a result of freezing.  After treating the wart or verruca, wait 2 minutes before using a tissue to remove the foam applicator from the holder. Discard the foam applicator after single use. Do not reuse the foam applicator or touch the tip of the foam applicator with bare hands to ensure that you don’t re-infect the skin with the HPV virus.
 

2 ADDITIONAL STEPS FOR VERRUCAS for optimal preparation and after treatment

PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT First, soak the foot in warm water for 5 minutes and afterwards rub the callous with a file to expose the verruca. STEPS 1-4
See above. Same as for removal of warts
AFTER TREATMENT
After applying for 40 seconds, you could experience some discomfort when pressure or friction occurs on the treated area. You may find it it helpful to protect the sensitive area with a comfort plaster which is widely available for purchase. Comfort pads are not included with Wartner.