How to Get Rid of Warts With Dry Ice

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Dry ice is carbon dioxide that has been lowered to -110 degrees F where it solidifies. Warts are growths caused by a human papillomavirus infection. Dry ice can be used to freeze a wart and the surrounding skin to create a blister. The blistered skin will fall off over time eradicating the wart.

Things You'll Need

  • Dry ice
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Towel
  • Wrap a towel around a cube of dry ice.

  • Use a hammer to break off a piece of dry ice approximately the size of a pencil tip. The piece should be big enough to burn the entire wart.

  • Hold the dry ice on the wart for 25 seconds. The dry ice should be held down with a small amount of pressure. Be sure to always wear gloves while handling dry ice.

  • Remove the dry ice from the wart for one minute.

  • Hold the dry ice on the wart for another 25 seconds. Examine the wart and surrounding skin. Make sure that the entire wart has been burned by the treatment.

  • Repeat this treatment if the wart is still there in a week. Removing warts often requires several treatments and can take weeks.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are unable to remove the wart with dry ice after several tries, liquid nitrogen will need to be used.
  • Dry ice is very cold and can damage your skin, don't let it touch any area that does not have a wart on it.

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