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Phyteneo Kolodium forte

A skin solution for gentle and painless removal of warts, corns and hardened, corny skin.

Salicylic acid and lactic acid gently disrupt the wart, which gradually, painlessly disassociates. The treatment is helped by the antimicrobial and antifungal effects of celandine, whilst thuja stimulates the skin’s immune system thus suppressing the development of infection. Essential oil from pine resin has an antiseptic effect and supports subsequent skin regeneration.

Kolodium forte combines several
remedies for the treatment of warts

Salicylic and lactic acid gently break down the wart, which then gradually peels off painlessly.

Celandine extract (Chelidonium majus) with antimicrobial and antifungal effects significantly aids treatment.

Essential oil from pine resin has an antiseptic effect and supports subsequent skin regeneration.

Substances contained in Thuja stimulate the skin’s immune response, thus suppressing the development of infection.

Proven treatment with many benefits:

  • gentle and painless therapy
  • easy home application
  • no risk of scarring
  • contains natural ingredients

WHAT IS KOLODIUM FORTE FOR?

treatment of warts

treatment of corns

removal of hardened skin
and calluses

EASY TO USE AT HOME BY ANYONE

Natural Active Substance: Celandine (stem)

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Celandine extract contains alkaloids (especially chelidonine, chelidoxanthin, sanquinarine). Chelidonine is the main active substance in Celandine. In traditional medicine, the extract is particularly used for removing warts; as a dry, powder drug for chronic eczema and psoriasis. Though nowadays, it has been used, for example, as a compound for removing dandruff.

 

Northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

The extract from the non-wooden parts of Northern white-cedar branches is full of monoterpenes (especially thujone, isothujone, fenchone, sabinene and alpha-pinene). These substances reduce the production of oil secretion (they are characterized by so-called anti-seborrheic effect). Additionally, they are also valued for their toning and soothing effect.

INGREDIENTS

MEDICINAL * AND ACTIVE SUBSTANCES

1G CONTAINS

Turpentine essential oils*

1.6 mg

Celandine extract

0.02 g

Salicylic acid

0.16 g

Lactic acid

0.16 g

EXCIPIENTS

alcohol, nitrocellulose, Thuya occidentalis extract, Ricinus communis oil, ethyl acetate

VOLUME

30ml

DESCRIPTION

Kolodium forte is a medical device consisting of a solution containing medicinal substances, used for the gentle removal of warts, corns, hardened and horny skin.

The product contains kolodium (a solution of nitrated cellulose in a mixture of alcohol), salicylic acid a lactic acid. Salicylic acid softens the skin’s surface layer and has the ability to dissolve the intercellular mass by the so-called keratolytic effect (detachment of the upper, fully keratinized layer of the skin). This effect promotes the action of lactic acid, which also has a corrosive effect and reduces hyperkeratosis.

Celandine extract contains, in addition to the most effective alkaloid, chelidonine, a number of other alkaloids (including chelidoxanthin, sanquinarine), which have antimicrobial and antifungal effects when used externally.

Another active substance is purified turpentine essential oils from pine resin(Terebinthinae etheroleum rectificatum),which contains the terpene compounds pinene, camphene limonene. They have an antiseptic effect, support blood circulation to the tissue, increase the resorption of pathologically altered tissue and contribute to the formation of granulation tissue.

The preparation also includes an extract from the non-woody parts of the eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), which contains a number of monoterpenes. These substances reduce the production of sebum (they have an “anti-seborrheic” effect), they also have a toning and smoothing effect.

DOSAGE AND METHOD OF USE

1–3 drops / 2 times a day

Apply the product to the affected area using the stick on the cap. The first signs that it is taking effect may not be noticeable until several days later. Regular and thorough application is crucial.

ATTENTION

Do not use on children under 3. Children under 15 should use the product under adult supervision.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women should use the product in consultation with a specialist.
Diabetic patients should consult their physician.
People with sensitive skin should use the product with caution and first verify its effect on a small surface of the affected area for 2-3 days.
Do not use the product in case of allergies or hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE

Keep out of reach of children. Store in the original package. Close tightly after use and store in an upright position.

Expires by: 18 months

What you should know about warts

Warts are a persistent disease caused by the human papillomavirus HPV, which enters the body through small wounds, abrasions and breaks in the skin. Because this is an infection, it can spread and be transmitted. That’s why it’s advisable to start treatment as soon as possible. It’s not dangerous, but it can be particularly unpleasant. 

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Because warts and other skin growths often look similar, many people confuse them. The following is a description of the most common types.

  • Warts are harder and usually have a rougher surface. Small black dots (blood vessels that nourish the wart) are often visible at the centre.
  • Another common type of skin growth are fibroma. Unlike wartsthey tend to be soft, usually look like small stalks with a round head, and are most often located on the neck, armpits, under the breasts or in the groin area. This is because they usually form at the site of friction and skin irritation. Fibromas are not infectious, so they cannot be transmitted from one person to another.
  • Other skin formations that people confuse with warts include birthmarks. They are usually monochrome and do not change from month to month (they can darken due to hormonal changes). Sometimes they have hair growth.
  • Water warts are red growths that mainly affect children and adolescents. They are caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, to which most adults are resistant. They begin as a small bump, the colour of the skin and size of a pinhead. Growth is not usually painful. Over time, the bump increases to the size of a bead and tends to have a sunken dimple in the centre.

Most warts can be removed at home using over-the-counter products. Usually, the sooner treatment begins, the easier it is to remove the wart. However, the foundation of successful treatment is always consistency, patience and following the correct procedure throughout the treatment.

  • Salicylic acid is among the most commonly used substances to remove warts. The acid gently breaks down tough, hypertrophic skin that needs to be removed regularly. The acid causes the tissue to necrotize (die), so its removal is painless. During treatment, the wart thus gradually peels off. The acid must be applied daily for several days, sometimes weeks. Treatment using this method is painless, so it’s also suitable for children. Salicylic acid is a gentle substance that is well tolerated. It is therefore recommended as the first choice for removing warts. Salicylic acid may be supplemented by other active substances that support treatment such as celandine with antimicrobial effects, which is well-known in homeopathic medicine.
  • Caustic agents, which include formic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), chloroacetic acid (MCAA) and nitric acid, are now less preferred treatments due to the possibility of dermatitis. In addition, caustic agents can also cause burns or necrosis with subsequent scarring, and therefore preparations containing these substances need to be handled with great care. Caustic agents are usually applied once a week.
  • Home cryotherapy works on the principle of freezing the wart. Today, this can be done at home using various applicators (pens filled with a mixture of gases). As a result of freezing, a blister forms under the wart and the wart should fall off within a few days. However, home cryotherapy does not have the same efficacy as freezing with liquid nitrogen by a doctor, where the freezing temperature is more than double (-197 °C). After application, the area can be sensitive to painful, similar to frostbite. There is also the risk of scarring or pigmentation with this method.

You should see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, in cases where warts are widespread, large, or affect the face and sensitive areas, or do not respond to other treatments and keep returning. They will recommend the appropriate treatment, which can be:

  • Cryotherapy A procedure in which liquid nitrogen is applied to the wart tissue. This freezes it at a temperature of around -197 °C. A wart treated in this way should fall off after a few days. Cryotherapy is a method that’s highly praised by dermatologists due to its effectiveness and efficacy.
  • Burning This method is most commonly used for warts on the feet when the wart is deep, trampled or large. It is usually performed with a laser, where a beam of light is directed at the surface of the wart, which destroys the tissue. The treatment can also be combined with a vascular laser, which destroys the blood vessels that nourish the wart. When using an electrosurgical method, the wart tissue is burned with a high-frequency electric current.
  • Curettage This involves scraping or cutting out a wart with a scalpel. It is often necessary to repeat this treatment to completely remove the wart.
  • Use of caustic agents Chloroacetic acid (MCAA) is used most often in surgeries to treat warts in children, but this method is no longer preferred by doctors due to more effective methods of treatment that exist today.