Warts & Cryotherapy

Warts are small skin growths with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. They may look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. Warts are most common in children. As many as 1 in 3 children and teenagers are estimated to have warts, but only 3 to 5 percent of adults. Warts are caused by viruses. Types of warts include common warts, flat warts, pigmented warts, palmer and plantar warts. For common warts in adults and older children, cryotherapy (freezing) and injection of an irritant are the most common treatments. Buzzy® can help with the pain associated with cryotherapy and wart removal.

 

For Warts and Cryotherapy
Place Buzzy® “Between the brain and the pain” proximal to the area of freezing. Because cold will be used, there is no need to wait 30 seconds, simply place the vibrating Buzzy® with or without cold packs proximally.

 

Clinician Note: If you are accustomed to patients reacting to pain as a sign to stop spraying, be aware that the pain relief may blunt their reaction.