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plantar verrucae

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by srd, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. srd

    srd Active Member

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    Hi All,
    I have started treating a painful plantar wart on adult heel. After reading the forum on treating plantar warts I am starting to wish I hadn't - think I've bitten off more than I can chew.
    I am using Histofreezer fortnightly after debriding the area. The histofreezer package recommends 4 treatments. I would like to know if anyone has used this successfully. I am also wondering if I can use it for more than 4 freezes. Literature I've read on Histofreezer says something like 50% success.
    If at the end of 4 freezes there is still verrucae present should I let the area completely heal over 4 weeks or so before trying any other treatment.
    Any help would be appreciated -
    Thanks Susan
  2. RussAgg

    RussAgg Active Member

    Hi Susan
    I would try combining the histofreeze with 70% sal. acid if no success after 4 treatments alone. I use liquid nitrogen as the 'cold element' in this type of combination therapy with greater efficacy than either of the two therapies used alone. Good luck!

  3. srd

    srd Active Member

    Dear Russ
    Thanks for your reply. Would you still do 4 treatments with liquid nitrogen or more if neccessary. I realise it's much more distructive to tissue - possibility of scarring?
  4. RussAgg

    RussAgg Active Member

    I often give more than 4 'freezes.' If you work on achieving the 'halo effect' when using cryotherapy then scarring shouldn't be a problem, especially when dealing with plantar calc. lesions.

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