Warticide is a topical wart remover. It consists of a number of ingredients to kill your warts. It’s even potent yet gentle enough to be used in sensitive skin areas.
In any case, if you think you might have a wart then you want to be sure that you’re treating the right thing. Ask your doctor to check it out so that there’s no chance that you might confuse it with other skin issues like Molluscum Contagiosum which can easily be confused.
The main active ingredient is salicylic acid. It comes in a concentration of 10%. That’s lower than other over the counter wart treatments. It does however have other ingredients that support the fight against warts.
The product creators of Warticide didn’t just water down the active ingredient though. To increase the overall potency they added other known wart killers like Tea Tree Oil as well as other essential oils and non-active ingredients. The essential oils alone are all capable of treating warts. All ingredients combined are a very strong wart remover that is also rather sensitive on the skin.
There are various ingredients in Warticide. The combination of active and non-active ingredients gets rid of your warts in a short period of time. The manufacturer claims that it can be as low as two weeks. You will have to consider that some warts go away faster than others so don’t give up attacking your warts with Warticide if they are not gone after 2 weeks!
Many, if not most, OTC wart removers use salicylic acid to treat warts. The concentration usually varies and starts at 10% and can go up to 40% in some of the wart bandaids you can get. Most liquid wart removers use the acid in the 10% to 17% range.
Salicylic acid has been approved by the FDA to be used to treat warts. Mostly, it is used to get rid of plantar and common warts. Warticide is specifically designed to treat those two kinds of warts. In those cases the concentration is kept lower to take the sensitivity of the treatment area into consideration.
The acid does not cure or treat the HPV virus which causes the warts. It only attacks the wart itself and usually gets rid of it in a few weeks.
A potent essential oil that has anti-viral properties. These properties allow it to weaken and fight the underlying virus that causes the warts in the first place.
Tea Tree Oil by itself is a strong wart killer. It has both anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties as well as being acidic in nature. This allows it to penetrate the wart deeply and to damage the wart cells. It also fights the underlying virus as well as keeps the treatment area steril.
This ingredient works as a disinfectant. It can kill bacteria that it comes in contact with. This keeps the wart clean and free of bacteria during the application of the active ingredients. It also softens the top layer of the wart to allow other ingredients to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
Used as the carrier of all ingredients. Deionization makes the water reactive so it changes its acidity when it comes in contact with air. This increases the efficiency of the overall treatment.
Xanthan Gum is used in the food industry to increase the viscosity of liquids. In this wart remover it is used for the same purpose and reason. This increase allows the liquid to creep easier into small openings on the wart to penetrate deeper and fight the wart more effectively.
The application of Warticide is very easy. The bottle comes with a dropper tip that holds the exact amount for a single application.
Warticide is easy to use and only requires a few simple steps:
1. Clean the wart with soap and water
2. Dry the area completely
3. Apply Warticide using the pre-measured amount through the dropper
4. Let Warticide dry completely
You can cover the wart with a bandaid if you want to protect the area. It is also a good idea to use a disposable emery board to file off the dead skin on top of the wart before starting any of the application steps.
An alternative to step 1 is to soak the wart in warm water for a few minutes. This will soften the skin and allow the treatment to penetrate easier to get rid of the wart.
Repeat this procedure as needed. You will have to expect to a treatment period of at least 2 weeks. In some rare cases it could take a few months.
It is available as an over the counter wart remover that you can purchase online. You can either get it from the official Warticide website or from Amazon.
It is not sold at your local pharmacy and you will not find Warticide in local drugstores like CVS, Walgreens or Walmart, or other drugstores.
Warticide is not designed to be used on genital or anal warts. The directions on the package clearly state that it should only be used on common and plantar warts. There should be no reason why you couldn’t use it on flat warts also.
If you suspect that you have genital warts or anal warts then definitely have them evaluated by your doctor. He or she can discuss treatment options with you and these might in many cases include OTC wart removal products.
At this time there are no known side effects if Warticide is used as prescribed. Using an acid and/or essential oils on your skin can potentially cause a reaction like reddened skin, etc. In that case stop the treatment immediately and consult with your medical professional.
The label on the package also clearly states that you should consult with a doctor before using Warticide if you suffer from diabetes or have poor blood circulation. You should however not experience any side effects if you apply Warticide as directed. Please read the label on the package before starting any treatment!
Overall Warticide gets good reviews. For most patients it works even though it does often not eliminate the wart(s) within two weeks. This is true though for pretty much any OTC wart remover so it’s nothing that is a specific negative for Warticide.
Most reviews state that it does actually work without pain or leaving scars. Many people mention that it cleared up their warts quickly and effectively. Most negative reviews do not state any information for how long or regular the treatment has been performed. This can be an indication that the wart remover was not used as instructed. In that case it would not be surprising at all if the treatment failed! Always follow the instructions and then there’s no reason why won’t successfully get rid of your warts!
Warticide is a rather new OTC wart removal product. It’s proven to be overall successful yet, as any and all wart removers, it does not necessarily work for everybody.
The combination of ingredients does give you the best chance though of getting rid of your warts quickly and effectively. A great positive is that Warticide is usable on a variety of types of warts in different, even sensitive locations on your body. As such offers an affordable alternative to costly treatments at your doctor’s office.