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About Bazuka Gel
Suffering from problems such as verrucas, warts, calluses, and corns can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and embarrassing. However, if you want to take action to eliminate these problems as quickly as possible, Bazuka Gel could be the perfect product to use. This is an extra strength formula offering fast, effective relief.
Bazuka Gel Information
What is Bazuka Gel and what is it used for?
Getting rid of embarrassing verrucas and warts isn't always easy but you can speed up the process with the use of Bazuka Gel. This proven and effective gel is able to provide fast and efficient relief from these problems, enabling you to get back on track quickly and without fuss.
Bazuka Gel is a uniquely formulated product that dries on the affected areas to form a protective barrier that is water-resistant. This means that the infection is less likely to spread and there is no need to mess around with plasters. This gel contains salicylic acid and lactic acid to get rid of the skin tissue that is infected, which in turn helps to get rid of the virus.
Bazuka Gel is available in 5-gram tubes and suitable for children and adults for use of warts and verrucas. If you have warts on your face, genital warts or if they itch or bleed then medical advice should be sought before use.
What are warts and verrucas?Warts and verrucas are small, rough bumps that most commonly appear on the hands and feet but that can develop anywhere on the body. They are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), they are very common and are very contagious. They can cause some pain or discomfort but for most people, they do not cause any symptoms. Most of the time warts and verrucas will clear up on their own without treatment, however, using a treatment such as Bazuka Gel can help speed up the healing process.
How does Bazuka Gel work?
Bazuka Gel contains 2 active ingredients, salicylic acid and lactic acid. These two ingredients work in unison to soften hard growths of the skin, making removing the build-up of hard skin easier to remove with an emery board or pumice, while also killing the virus responsible for causing warts and verrucas.
Alternatives to Bazuka Gel
Bazuka Gel uses the active ingredients salicylic acid and lactic acid to treat warts and verrucas. Duofilm is a direct alternative to Bazuka warts treatment. There are several other non-prescription treatments that use different therapeutic techniques to help clear warts and prevent the further spread of the virus. These treatments include:
Bazuka Gel warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not use anywhere on or near your face, neck, armpits, breasts, bottom or genital (sex) regions, on birthmarks, moles, warts with hairs growing from them, or any other spots.
- If you are diabetic or suffer from poor blood circulation to your hands or feet If you are sensitive to any of its ingredients (as listed) on broken skin.
For your safety:
- This gel is for application to the skin only. Keep it away from your eyes, nose and mouth, and from cuts and grazes.
- Take care not to apply any of the gel to surrounding normal skin, especially when treating children's delicate skin.
- If accidental spreading occurs, immediately remove the surplus gel with a tissue.
- If the gel is accidentally swallowed, or if it gets into the eyes, contact a doctor or a hospital straight away.
- Avoid inhaling the vapour from this product as it can be harmful.
- Do not get Bazuka Gel on your clothes, jewellery, fabrics or furniture as it may damage them.
- Do not apply Bazuka Gel in proximity to open flames or near burning cigarettes.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
How to apply Bazuka Gel
Adults, including the elderly and children 2 years and over:
Apply Bazuka Gel to your verruca, wart, corn or callus, once every day, usually in the evening. Repeat the following daily treatment routine until your verruca, wart, corn or callus has disappeared.
- Soak the affected area in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes. Dry the area thoroughly with your own towel (to avoid cross-infection).
- Remove the protective yellow cap, leaving the white nozzle attached to the tube.
- Carefully apply a thin coating (one or two drops) of the gel to the top of the verruca wart, corn or callus, and allow it to dry for a few minutes to form a small white patch that sticks to the skin and is water-resistant. There is no need to cover it with a plaster.
- Every evening for the next week, carefully peel or pick off the white patch of dried gel from the verruca, wart, corn or callus.
- Apply fresh gel by repeating steps 1 to 3.
- Once every week, before applying the fresh gel, gently rub the verruca, wart, corn or callus with the emery board provided, or with a pumice stone. Whatever you use, in the case of a verruca or wart, remember not to let anyone else use it or they could get a verruca or wart as well.
The length of treatment will vary according to the resistance and size of the verruca, wart, corn or callus. Some may be resolved in a relatively short time but successful treatment of certain verrucas and warts can sometimes take up to 12 weeks, so you must continue and not give up until the verruca, wart, corn or callus has disappeared (unless irritation occurs).
Bazuka Gel ingredients
The active ingredients contained in Bazuka Gel are:12% Salicylic Acid w/w, Lactic Acid 4%.
Bazuka Gel also contains the following inactive ingredients: Camphor, Pyroxylin, Ethanol and Ethyl Acetone
The active ingredient contained in Bazuka Extra Strength Gel is: 26% Salicylic Acid w/w.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients: Camphor, Povidone, Pyroxylin, Ethanol and Ethyl Acetone.
Bazuka Gel side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Bazuka Gel, however if you do they can include:
- A slight tingling sensation and/or some mild tenderness.
- In rare cases, this may appear as a temporary blemish on the skin.
- If you experience undue pain or irritation, stop the treatment and ask your doctor for advice.
- If you accidentally apply Bazuka Gel to normal skin, wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if necessary, wash the area.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Bazuka Gel FAQs
No. Bazuka should not be used by diabetic patients or by anyone suffering from poor peripheral blood circulation.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek advice from their doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
Bazuka gel should not be used on infants under two years old. If treating a child between the ages of two and twelve years, an adult is required to supervise.
When treating young children, extra care should be taken to apply Bazuka gel to the affected area, avoiding excessive use that can cause irritation.
Bazuka gel can be bought without a prescription. It is designed to treat adults, the elderly, and children over two years of age.
Yes. If applied correctly and allowed enough time to dry. Bazuka gel is formulated with water-resistant properties, which will coat the verruca with an adhering protective film. This will act like an adhesive waterproof plaster, which will help reduce the risk of transmitting the infection.
Once Bazuka gel has completely dried on the skin, there is no risk of transferring it to the baby’s skin. However, as a precaution, it is still advised to avoid hand contact with the baby’s mouth and eyes.
Hairs are not normally able to grow through warts. Instances of this would require further investigation. Under these circumstances, it is advised to check with your GP.
Providing the cap is tightly replaced after use, Bazuka gel should be effective until the expiry date printed on the packet. Bazuka gel should be stored at room temperature (not exceeding 25°C).
If Bazuka gel accidently comes into contact with your eyes, contact your doctor or a hospital straight away, Be sure to take the Bazuka tube with you for your doctor to refer to.
No. It wasn’t necessary to test Bazuka gel on animals in order to market the product here in The UK. All the active ingredients were already well established in other pharmaceutical products, which negated the need for animal testing.
None of the ingredients in Bazuka gel are derived from animals.
None of the ingredients in Bazuka gel comes from nuts. In the very unlikely event of signs of hypersensitivity, or if there is a known allergy to any of the ingredients in Bazuka gel, then you should cease application immediately and seek medical advice.
Yes. Although as a precaution, ensure the room/area is well-ventilated during application.
Yes. No extra precautions are necessary.
Yes. Being intolerant to lactose will have no effect on using a lactic acid treatment like Bazuka gel.
None. Bazuka gel does not contain aspirin. If you are in doubt about whether to use Bazuka gel, you should seek advice from the doctor or pharmacist.
Yes, providing you do not use the gel excessively
Some skin problems can sometimes resemble warts and verrucas. Although this is rare, such skin problems will require specialist treatment from a doctor.