What happens when you freeze a wart ?

Apart from a black blister and a lot of pain!

what happens when you freeze a wart on your foot

 Is Cryosurgery painful?

Hell yes!

Ok maybe i should be more sensitive but i have had this done personally and it was pretty awful!

The Extreme coldness and applicator pressure takes some mind over matter power,

But if you can bare with the pain its the quickest way to get rid of a plantar wart or verruca for sure.

Home kits are no where as strong as Cryosurgery done by Podiatry clinics.

That is why the kits have 10-15 applications usually as it will take several treatments to the warts to blister.

What is Liquid Nitrogen?

A colourless clear liquid, It is nitrogen in a liquid form,  It is extremely cold and will freeze any living tissue it makes contact with.

Read more about liquid nitrogen here

Your Podiatrist Or Doctor will hold the applicator onto the wart for 10-30 seconds MAX.

Before it becomes uncomfortable and un bearable!.


What happens when you freeze a wart over the next few days?

The coldness of the liquid nitrogen forms a black blood blister over the wart,

This is good!

Once the Black blister hardens it will fall off with the warts root attached.

Keep your foot dry and watch out for:

  • Redness and tenderness
  • Bleeding
  • Infections
  • Pain (the skin will be super sensitive)

What happens when you freeze a wart using a home kit?

what happens when you freeze a wart at home

This is Dr Scholls Freeze Away Kit but to be honest they are much alike with Wartner and Compund W.

You Get a can of liquid nitrogen and 10-15 applicator heads included.

Only use an applicator once.
This prevents cross contamination.what happens when you freeze a wart




Hold the applicator on the wart for 3-5 seconds.

Top 3 Freezing warts at home kits

  1. Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away Wart Remover, 7 Treatments, Box
  2. Compound W Freeze Off Wart Removal System, 15 Treatments
  3. Wartner Cryogenic Original Wart Removal System, 12 Count

Do Home Freezing Kits Work?

Yes it does!
But reading through the amazon reviews on all three products i would say the product really works on children feet and warts on hands.

But for stubborn long established warts the testimonials are
all bad actually with only 48% say they got the results they wanted!

I wouldn’t cross Cryosurgery off your list yet,

I believe you would get the result you want…. that is the wart gone

If you visited a Podiatrist clinic who uses the clinical cryosurgery equipment and the highest strength liquid nitrogen that soft tissue can take.

Yes it may be painful but fingers crossed you will only need one treatment and the wart or verruca will be gone for good!

infographics wart treatments

My 2016 Infographic photo here explains how my patients warts were treated best.

The winner being Natural plant based oils and the worst Bazuka Gel.!

Alternative treatments

Now my poor old mum has been plagued with autoimmune problems all her life and warts on her feet and hands have been a really problem for her!.

She had Three Cryosurgery treatments on her feet and the warts would just not die!

I remember being with her watching her in pain from the treatments and it wasn’t nice ! but she was prepared to try it to be wart free.

When i qualified as a Chiropodist in 2001 i made it my mission to find her alternative pain free treatment to try on her warts.

What we came up with after 10 or more products was the H Warts Formula.

A natural essential oil plant based treatment that was applied to the warts daily for 15 weeks and thank heavens success was ours!

It is a product i have now been recommending to my patients for over 10 years with my biggest success (apart from mum) being a child who had 10 warts and we got rid of them in 16 days!.

Click here to learn more about the H Warts Formula To Get Rid of Your Wart

I hope this answers a few of your questions about what happens when you freeze a wart at home and if you need any more help,

Leave a comment below and i will reply with my best advice for you.