Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of common warts: cryo‐spray vs. cotton wool bud

  title={Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of common warts: cryo‐spray vs. cotton wool bud},
  author={I. Ahmed and S. Agarwal and A. Ilchyshyn and S. Charles-Holmes and J. Berth-Jones},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  • I. Ahmed, S. Agarwal, +2 authors J. Berth-Jones
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Dermatology
  • Background Viral warts represent a large workload for dermatology departments. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most widely used method of treatment by dermatologists and is increasingly used by general practitioners in the U.K. Existing data relating to the response to cryotherapy are virtually all derived from the use of a cotton wool bud as the applicator. There is an increasing trend to use the cryo‐spray to freeze warts and it has been assumed that this is equally effective. In view… CONTINUE READING
    21 Citations
    Cryosurgery of Common Warts
    Cotton Tipped Application
    What works best for nongenital warts?
    • 1
    Photodynamic Therapy: New Treatment for Therapy‐Resistant Plantar Warts
    • 36
    Topical treatments for cutaneous warts.
    • 130


    Cryotherapy of viral warts
    • 15
    Value of a second freeze‐thaw cycle in cryotherapy of common warts
    • 68
    Modern treatment of warts: cure rates at 3 and 6 months
    • 71
    Cryotherapy of common viral warts at intervals of 1, 2 and 3 weeks
    • 80
    Natural history of warts. A two-year study.
    • 246