Is freezing warts off with a computer duster a really stupid idea?
August 19, 2011 2:16 PM Subscribe
Is freezing warts off with a computer duster
a really stupid idea?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My doctor buddy is happy to freeze my warts* off if I buy a $350 Histofreezer, which she's used before. I have insurance, but in the time it would take me to make an appointment with my primary physician, get a derm referral, make a derm appointment, and have 'em frozen, I could be freezing off the warts I missed in my first and second home-administered cryotherapies!
But yeah, $350 is a lot of money. I see Dr. Scholl's cryo-treatments in the drugstore that cost a mere $20 (like Histofreezer, it's a mix of dimethyl ether and propane). And I see the aforementioned Instructable that would cost me less than half that price.
What's the difference between all these? Cold is cold, right?
* Yeah, those kinds of warts. Why do you think I'm posting anonymously?