More on warts….
One of the few office procedures performed by pediatricians is wart cryotherapy. Over the years I have tried a variety of methods and several devices, but nowadays I either use liquid nitrogen delivered via my Cry-Baby canister from Brymill or canthacur. I like the small 150 ml Cry-Baby because I waste little liquid Nitrogen and the small size of the canister makes it easy to direct the spray with some degree of precision. I reviewed the Cry-Baby several weeks ago in a brief video you can view here: https://medgizmos.com/2017/06/07/cry-baby-liquid-nitrogen-delivery-system/
I recently discovered that Brymill sells several accessories which can improve cryotherapy. The Cryo-Plate sells for less than $50 and features several holes of varying diameters in a circular plastic plate. This lets you localize the liquid nitrogen spray so that you freeze the wart with a 2 mm margin as is recommended. You may need to experiment a bit with the distance of the plate from the skin and the nozzle from the plate to find the best method to freeze warts.
Additionally Brymill also sells a series of 6 Cryocones for less than $100 which can also be used to better direct the liquid nitrogen spray.
Let me know if you have any pearls for treating warts which we can share with our Medgizmo subscribers. Stay tuned.
For a great review article on cryo therapy visit:http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1118.html