Monday, June 6, 2011
Got Warts? UPDATE
For some reason, my kids have got a ton of warts. I've spent a small fortune on over-the-counter products. The most expensive and least successful was the freeze off spray. With all of my recent skin issues, I made my ex-lifeguard husband go in to get a skin check (he got a clean-bill of health) and told him to ask the doctor about warts. Besides products like Compound W, she recommends 2 other very surprising and practically free methods to remove warts. (it goes w/ out saying that you should check w/ your own doctor)
1. Duct Tape-no kidding. Actually medical research has been done and it works. They aren't sure how it works-maybe it suffocates the wart-but she says it works. Check it out (http://www.warts.org/duct-tape-wart-removal.html). Does anyone else think it's hysterical that there's a site called warts.org?
2. The Power of Suggestion-this sounds a little far-out to me, but she says it's been proven to work in small children.
I promise something cute and crafty tomorrow.
UPDATE: I had a kid that had a hand covered in warts. It looked nasty and it was fairly painful for him. We made several trips to the dermatologist. They tried to freeze them off. Then they cut off the tops and then tried to freeze them off. Then they painfully injected them with yeast infections to kick start his immune system. Then they froze them and then injected them with yeast. We battled those warts for almost 2 years and NOTHING worked.
Then my dermatologist told us that there was a link with the Gardasil vaccine and warts. I was skeptical, but he was behind on some vaccines and so I thought we'd try it.
Within about 3 days, we started to notice a difference. The warts started to fall off painlessly and didn't come back.