Bleomycin Use on Hand Wart?????

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Bleomycin Use on Hand Wart?????

Postby SueZQ » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:16 am

I just wanted to see if any one out there had any problems with warts, mine are under one finger nail and wraps around to the back of the cuticle. I've just got done seeing a dermatologist for it, and he mentioned that 1) it's the worst place to get a wort b/c of the pain in treating it and 2) the likely-hood of it coming back.
He mentioned that one option would be to use Bleomycin after trimming and cutting and all that. But I just started on Gilenya about 5 weeks ago, and I'm concerned b/c one of the things w/ G. is the greater risk of infection.

Any advice would be great. It's so hard to get a hold of my neurologist, and he isn't really great about giving feedback.

Thanks in advance,
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Postby Drury » Mon May 02, 2011 8:23 pm


Sorry to hear about the wart problem. I just wanted to mention that my niece had a wart problem under her nails (she had several) and after seeing various dermatologists and medications that did not work and were very painful. She went to her family doctor for another matter and he told her to cover the warts with duct tape as they should not be exposed to the air and will just die off. It worked like a dream. There is also a pink surgical tape that does the trick too but not sure what it is called. Just remember it being very sticky like duct tape and pink colored but not as wide.

Hope you get some relief soon.

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Postby jimmylegs » Mon May 02, 2011 9:46 pm

i have had a plantar wart on my foot on and off. it goes away when i am right on top of my game nutritionally.

my ex had chronic small warts on his hand. at one point, after being on a bunch of supplements for other things, he ran into some situation i can't recall in detail, but he ended up taking added vitamin C. his warts all went away. i suspect it was not just from the vit C but that C helped him use all the rest of his regimen more effectively.

warts are caused by a virus so if you take a nutritional approach, go antiviral ie multi, zinc, selenium and for good measure, anti-oxidants like A, C, and E8complex, not to mention some anti-inflammatory fish oil.

incidentally i read over a piece on nutrition advice for warts and it read like a handbook for dealing with ms. i guess healthy is healthy :)

odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Bleomycin Use on Hand Wart?????

Postby Rob131313 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:50 am

Hey OP! I had a very deep and painful plantar wart (plantar warts grow inward instead of outward be they're on the bottom of your foot and get pushed in when you walk which makes them way more difficult to treat as far as I see it) that I was treating for over 2 years without much success. However, I was able to get rid of it using the duct tape method (covering the wart with duct tape 24/7), epsom salt soaks and salicylic acid pads. It only took a few weeks to kill it. I suggest trying this.

And if you need more info on it or want to see my before and after photos of the wart you can see them on my blogger page at

Good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions!

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Re: Bleomycin Use on Hand Wart?????

Postby 1eye » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:47 am

I use red to be a "Lewis Black" kind of emphasis:

I don't think it is necessary to bother a physician. Warts, as somebody already said, are a virus. I found this pretty easily:


Trade Name: Blenoxane ®

Drug Type:

Bleomycin is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Bleomycin is classified as an "antitumor antibiotic." (For more detail, see "How Bleomycin Works" section below).

What Bleomycin Is Used For:

Used in the treatment of squamous cell cancers, melanoma, sarcoma, testicular cancer, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Also used to treat pleural effusion (build up of fluid in the space between the lining of the lung and the chest wall).

Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.

How Bleomycin Is Given:

As an infusion into the vein (intravenous, IV).
As an injection into the muscle (intramuscular, IM).
As an injection under the skin (subcutaneous, SubQ).
As an intrapleural - into the pleural cavity (the space between the lining of the lung and the chest wall) injection. This is done to treat a malignant pleural effusion (build up of fluid). This procedure is also known as sclerosis or pleurodesis:
A chest tube is inserted into the pleural space. Any fluid is drained (this may take several days). The chemotherapy is inserted into the chest tube.
The chemotherapy causes the lung to stick to the pleural lining, allowing the lung to re-expand and stay expanded.
Intrapleural chemotherapy is used primarily for symptom relief.
There is no pill form of Bleomycin.
The amount of Bleomycin that you will receive and the method it is given depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose, schedule, and how it will be given.

Side Effects of Bleomycin:

Important things to remember about the side effects of Bleomycin:

Most people do not experience all of the side effects listed.
Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.
The side effects of Bleomycin and their severity depend on how much of the drug is given, as well as how it is given. For example, high doses may produce more severe side effects.

The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Bleomycin:

Fever and chills
Skin reactions: redness, darkening of the skin, stretch marks on the skin, skin peeling, thickening of the skin, ulceration
Nail thickening, nail banding
Hair loss

These side effects are less common side effects (occurring in about 10-29%) of patients receiving Bleomycin:

Nausea and vomiting.
Poor appetite and weight loss.
Mouth sores.
Lung problems: pneumonitis, rarely pulmonary fibrosis. The incidence of lung problems increases with age and pre-existing lung conditions. There is a maximum lifetime dose of Bleomycin. Your health care professional will monitor the amount of Bleomycin you receive as well as your lung function during treatment.
Occasionally this can cause "radiation recall" effect. (see skin reactions)

Rare but significant side effects may include:

Vascular effects leading to heart attack or stroke - potentially life-threatening conditions, or Raynaud's phenomenon (a disorder of the small blood vessels that feed the skin, most commonly affecting the hands and feet).
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) immediate or delayed for several hours. You will be monitored closely for any signs of allergic reaction (rash, flushing, lowered blood pressure, difficulty breathing).

Not all side effects are listed above. Some that are rare (occurring in less than 10% of patients) are not listed here. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.

The fact that it's an antibiotic, and the suffix "mycin" are clues that it is antibacterial. Also strong chemtherapy. In the US and New Zealand it is allowed to market and broadcast advertising directly to the consumer. Drug companies have had a very lucrative field day with this, as the most likely result of this advertising is that patients will ask for it, thinking they know what it's for, and get it. The blurb even says that your doctor is allowed to prescribe this for things it was never tested on.

The excuse and legal defense that the patient asked for a drug may become very common. If you do ask for it, you alone may suffer the consequences, which to me sound grave, and I can't imagine that this is not antibacterial, or that it won't kill your entire microbiome. It's possible to regenerate one fairly quickly, but not possible to live without one. You will, however, come to no harm, if you don't ask for it in the first place.

I had my plantar warts removed altogether by burning with a laser, but I think duc tape or something similar would have worked.
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