As its name suggests, Wartrol is a natural remedy used to treat warts. Warts are growths that are caused by the human papilloma virus. The virus gets into the body through tiny cuts in the skin and the wart begins to grow.
Though warts are benign skin growths, they are unsightly and embarrassing. This is especially true if they appear on exposed areas of the body like the face or the hands. They can come in clusters and are very contagious. But the real danger with the human papilloma, or HPV virus is that it’s been implicated in cervical cancer. Therefore, it’s important to treat genital warts right away and for women to get regular checkups with their ob/gyn. But Wartrol can be used on a wart found anywhere on the body. This includes plantar warts, which are found in the soles of the feet and are often tender and ingrown because of the pressures caused by walking.
How Does Wartrol Works?
Wartrol works by dissolving the wart through a formula made from ingredients approved by the FDA. The active ingredient is 17 percent salicylic acid, which is often used to treat problems of the skin. The inactive ingredients include ethyl alcohol, menthol, ascorbic acid, flexible collodion, polysorbate-80 and hydroxypropylcellulose. These ingredients are very much like those used in a doctor’s office.
Wartrol is easy to apply. It comes in a bottle with an application brush. The person dips the brush into the Wartrol solution and brushes it on the wart. The solution is allowed to dry for about a minute. It’s left on between 18 and 19 minutes to allow it to dissolve the wart. This should be done two or three times a day, and the wart shouldn’t be covered by a dressing or clothing during the treatment period.
People who are diabetic or have blood circulation problems shouldn’t use Wartrol. It should also not be applied to skin that’s inflamed, infected or irritated.
The advantage of Wartrol is that though it uses the same type of medication a doctor would use, the patient doesn’t need to visit the doctor’s office and pay an expensive doctor’s bill. This is a treatment that a person can do at home and safely. Because it’s main ingredient is salicylic acid, the remedy is also effective.