What is Bazuka Extra Strength Gel?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel is a wart and verruca treatment that can also be used to treat corns and calluses. It’s more than double the strength of regular Bazuka Gel, helping to treat your wart or verruca and get rid of it as quickly as possible. This product contains your Bazuka Extra Strength Gel and an emery board that you can use to buff away your wart, verruca, corn, or callus throughout your treatment.
What are verrucas and warts?
Warts and verrucas are small lumps that grow on your skin when you’ve been in contact with a virus, with verrucas appearing on the soles of your feet and warts appearing everywhere else. They’re harmless, although they can be painful or itchy, but many people try to get rid of them because they don’t like how they look. They will usually disappear on their own over a long period of time, but with treatment you could be rid of them within just a few months.
How will Bazuka Extra Strength Gel treat my verruca or wart?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel contains an active ingredient called salicylic acid, which works by softening the area of skin you’re trying to treat. This makes it easier for you to remove the verruca or wart with the emery board provided. It also helps to kill the virus that causes warts and verrucas, helping to keep them from spreading.
Can I use this product to treat corns or calluses?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel can be used to treat corns and calluses as well as warts and verrucas. Corns and calluses are areas of hard, thick skin that can form when an area of skin is regularly exposed to pressure or friction. For example, many people get corns or calluses on the sides of their feet if their shoes don’t fit them very well.
What’s the difference between Bazuka Extra Strength Gel and Bazuka Extra Strength Treatment Gel?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel and Bazuka Extra Strength Treatment Gel are similar products, which both use the same strength of salicylic acid to treat your warts or verrucas. The only difference is that Bazuka Extra Strength Gel can also be used to treat corns and calluses, whereas Bazuka Extra Strength Treatment Gel should only be used on warts and verrucas.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel is suitable for use during pregnancy or when you’re breastfeeding. However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this or any other medications at this time.
Can I use this product if I’m using other medication?
Bazuka Extra Strength Gel is not currently known to interact with any other medications and should be safe to use with whatever else you’re taking. However, if you’re taking any other medications we would recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product, to be absolutely sure that this is the best treatment for you.
How to use this product
Before using this product, soak the area you wish to treat in warm water for 2 – 3 minutes. Dry the area thoroughly using your own towel (this is especially important if you have a wart and verruca, as it will keep the infection from spreading), use this towel in the affected area only. Remove the protective red cap and gently squeeze the tube to apply a thin coating of Bazuka Extra Strength Gel to the affected area only. 1 – 2 drops of gel should be enough to treat the area. Avoid applying the gel to healthy areas of skin around the treatment area, if you do get the gel on healthy skin wipe it away with a tissue and wash the area if needed. Let the gel dry for a few minutes to form a small white patch and leave it in place. Repeat the process the next evening, picking off the patch of dried gel and applying fresh gel once a day until the area has healed. Once a week, rub the affected area with the emery board provided before reapplying the gel.
Can I buy Bazuka Extra Strength Gel over the counter?
You do not need a prescription for Bazuka Extra Strength Gel, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use Bazuka Extra Strength Gel if you are allergic to salicylic acid or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. This product can permanently stain or damage clothing, fabrics, jewellery, metals, or polished surfaces if spilled. This product is volatile and highly flammable, avoid open flames or sources of ignition (such as lit cigarettes) while using this product. Avoid inhaling the vapour from this gel. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are unsure whether the area you wish to treat is a wart, verruca, corn, or callus. Do not use this product:
- On or near your face, armpits, breasts, bottom, or genital area
- On birthmarks, moles, warts with hair growing out of them, or any other spots
- If you are diabetic or suffer with poor circulation in the hands or feet
- On broken skin, cuts, or grazes
Does Bazuka Extra Strength Gel have any side effects?
Like all medications, Bazuka Extra Strength Gel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. This includes a slight tingling sensation in the area of application, which is usually temporary, and irritation if the gel spills onto normal skin. If you experience any other side effects or your side effects are extreme, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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The active ingredient is salicylic acid 26.0% w/w.
The other ingredients are camphor, povidone, pyroxylin, ethanol, acetone and isopropyl alcohol.
Everything You Need to Know About Warts and Verrucas
If you have lumps on the skin, in particular, on the hands or the feet, then the chances are that you have a wart. Warts can also appear on the soles of the feet where they are known as a verruca. But what is a wart? And what causes them to appear? If you are wondering about either of those things or anything else about warts and verrucas, then you have come to the right place.
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