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Peeling away our blemishes

I am so excited to share results from our trial of WartPEEL. If you missed the post explaining what the product is just scroll down to the last one and read up. It really is worth educating yourself about and considering a try.

Being that this was our first trial I was indecisive on how many nights to apply it and the exact quantity so we fumbled through this a bit. In the end we applied the WartPEEL to Mermaids wrist for 3 nights.

In all honesty I was shocked after the first application and thought I had done something wrong until I read more about how it works and realized it was ok that it appeared “worse” than better.

So here is what we were working with before using the WartPEEL. Now remember, I chose the spot on her wrist because she verbalizes that it is bothersome to her. It’s difficult to tell in the picture, I should have gotten a better angle, but the crease on her wrist houses a raises patch of Nevus that causes her much angst.

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Mermaid’s nevus is beginning to spread up her arm and hand but thus far is flat. This area on the wrist is much thicker than the picture gives credit. Its rough, bumpy, scaley and bothersome on many levels.

Now to see how it did…

Below are days 2 , 3 and 4 the morning after application.

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a different view…

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The medication requires that you allow 15-20 minutes to dry prior to placing tape over it for the night. However, it also states to wash your hands immediatley if you come in contact with it and I was given direction via phone to ensure my Toddler did NOT touch the product. That being said attempting to get a 2.5 year old to stay still and allow the medication to dry without touching it is slim to none. I covered it immediately after application leading to some of the medications spreading off the direct target and causing mild irritation.

We used one of our generous gifts from Wild Carrot HERBALS called triple Tumeric Salve to help eliminate the redness and swelling in the few days following. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It offers incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It is also known for making skin tags, moles, and unwanted skin growths to fall off or disappear.

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Embrace the color, it will be with you for a while but learned it truly IS an amazing product!

In the end, nearly 2 weeks after we started this adventure we are both THANKFUL and HAPPY to show you that Mermaid’s Nevus is no longer present on her wrist.

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In comparison from day 1 to now…

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Allow me to answer any questions I feel might arise… Yes, the redness will continue to subside. No, it will not scar. We will not be using the medication again until it returns and creates problems.

What the pictures cannot show you, is that Mermaid’s wrist is now smooth. No more callus like lesions.

Mermaid will even tell you herself, her owie is all better. I am thrilled with the results and so humbled that this was brought to our attention.

Remember I told you a friend, and fellow Nevus Mommy came to me privately with her own experiences. One major struggle for their families  little is that she has a patch of nevus that grows so thick on her heel and foot it is painful and at times impossible to wear shoes.

Here are a few collages of their WartPEEL results. Knee, foot, ankle.

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Left toe collage

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AMAZING!!!

It so important to remember while gazing through these pictures and trials that this is not just about cosmetic changes. Removing raised painful patches of nevus means comfort. Im sure you can imagine how painful it can be for everyone, both physically and emotionally, those mornings our little ones cried because their shoes hurt or the coat sleeve was too tight and rubbed. One small adjustment in their quality of life is worth every moment we dedicate time to a regimen.

This weeks score… Nevus 0… Mommy’s 2!

Thanks for walking with us today,

Mermaid’s Mommy

Warts Shmorts…

I knew before I even started this trial it was going to come with some criticisms and skepticism. I knew that because roughly a third of the people I told as I was just learning about it thought I should leave it as just a thought.

On the flip side, the other two-thirds were eager to learn more and see results. I didn’t dive into anything, in fact, I have had this medication in my posession for a month now and just used it for the first time. In the end my gut and heart said that trying it was the right thing to do.

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So what am I talking about? Several months ago a confidant of mine wrote me privately and told me about a product she had trialed on her child called wartPEEL. She was kind enough to talk me through their experience and share pictures of their results.

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Gaining interest is the easy part. You cannot obtain WartPEEL directly from the compound pharmacy that distributes it. You have to have a prescription from your Dr. And pay out-of-pocket. I will tell you more about that later. Let’s talk about what it actually is.

Medcara pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company. They seek to discover, develop and commercialize major pharmaceutical products.

Med-101 known under the brand name of WartPEEL is used for wart removal. Here’s where the controversy with some may come into play… it contains 5-fluorouracil and salicytic acid.

Salicytic acid; best known for it’s uses as a key ingredient in topical anti-acne products; is a type of phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid.

5-fluorouracil is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug with many uses, such as basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratosis.

The combination of salicytic acid and 5-fluorouracil helps to prevent wart re-growth and reoccurance by means of the salicytic acids exfoliating properties and 5-fluorouracils noted antimitotic and anti-proliferative qualities.

Acid and a chemo agent, I get it, it sounds slightly off kilter but hey, we will never know unless we try!

WartPEEL is NOT FDA approved, however, it IS in the process. The active ingredients are FDA approved individually but not together. It became available to patients in 2010 and once it is FDA approved it will represent an unprecedented opportunity because it will become the first FDA approved topical for resistant warts.

Medcara holds business relationships with compounding pharmacies. They have been able to accelerate new uses of drugs which increase success rates in early development compared to industry averages.

For WartPEEL specifically they partner with NuCara pharmacy which has about 25 locations in 5 states including Texas, Iowa, N. Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois.

Now back to how you obtain it. WartPEEL requires a prescription or authorization you could say, from a Physician. You or your physician can obtain the form directly from their website. Once submitted and approved NuCara will contact you and ask a few questions. In our case they were slightly surprised by the age and use but had no problem with our reasoning.

It is a pay for service product. The cost with shipping was $84 out of pocket for 5 grams. However, I did submit the receipt to our HRA who repaid us the full amount.

Nothing breaks my heart more than when Mermaid stops playing to come tell me her scales hurt, or tells me she needs to go to the Dr. to have them taken off. The constant in both these situations is the spot on her hand. For that reason I am going to trial that specific area for the sole reason that it is painful and/or bothersome.

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I want to wait to share both Mermaid and our confidants results until we have something more substantial.

We will have results this coming week! I can NOT WAIT to share them, you will pleasantly surprised!

Thanks for walking with us today!

Mermaid’s Mommy

Do frogs give you warts?

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We have an exciting product to trial and are patiently awaiting its arrival. It’s called WartPEEL; an acquaintance and Mommy’s Mermaid follower turned us onto this exciting endeavor. WartPEEL is a wart removal product that treats planter warts, foot warts, and other warts found on skin. It is a compound medication available only in certain locations in the United States and is typically a cash product running $79.00 per 5 grams (0.17 ounces).

In 1997 MedCara’s pharmacist founders experimented with a compounded treatment using chemotherapy drugs which is marketed as WartPEEL. This compound has been used by medical practitioners to treat more than 50,000 patients.

WartPEEL is available as a compounded medication exclusively from MedCara, LLC and it’s contracted pharmacy, NuCara. Dispensing of WartPEEL requires that an appropriate doctor-patient-pharmacist relationship be maintained. NuCara Pharmacy will not fill prescriptions for patients that do not have a valid patient-doctor relationship.

What does an appropriate doctor-patient-pharmacist relationship mean? This means you cannot call NuCara and simply purchase the product on your own. You must have a physician complete a prescription form and fax it directly to their compound pharmacy.

Where Mermaid’s Nevus is not a wart she does have a problematic spot on her wrist that is thickening. This is a particular spot she picks and says hurts – so whenever it arrives we will start with a small trial on that one designated area. Considering the medication contains a chemo agent and typically isnt used in patient’s this young we will be more cautious about the usage.

We got so caught up in our busy lives we forgot to share the results of our last trial, we took pictures and documented everything and then dropped the ball. Like other Amlactin products tried in the past we saw little to no improvement but I will still post the picture and information on my “Got any secret solutions?” page with the others.

 As a quick reminder we used AmLactin Moisturizing Body lotion and below is the decription from their website.

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“AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion has a special formula with clinically proven 12% lactic acid that’s pH balanced for the skin. Don’t let the word “acid” concern you. Especially since lactic acid is a naturally occurring humectant for the skin with a certain affinity for water molecules to help keep skin hydrated. And the more moisture that can be retained deep within the skin, the softer and smoother your skin feels. In addition, by encouraging natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation and delivering intense hydration deep within the skin, this lotion creates a soft, smooth texture.”

Monday 8/17- Monday 8/31.

Monday 8/17/2015:

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During this time I again noticed no change in Physical appearance, she continued to speak about it just as much as before. At one point Mermaid developed a skin rash which I do not believe to be corrolated with the AmLactin product in any way but added a small complication.

Ultimately we came to the same conclusion as the other AmLactin products, they work for hydration but moving forward we will opt out of trialing any other versions for the soul fact that we know the extent of their use.

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Stay tuned for results and more information on WartPeel!

Thanks for walking with us today,

Mermaid’s Mommy