This guy wins the prize for taking things into his own hands. You may have heard the expression, "if you want to make an omelette you have to break a few eggs." This gentleman in England had a wart on his finger for several years. He claims to have tried several options to cure these pesky lesions, all with no success. It is at this point that he decided to stop playing games. He loaded a shotgun and blasted the wart off his finger...well to be more accurate he blasted his finger off with the wart still attached to it! There was no finger left to even attempt to reattach it. If the story is not strange enough yet, it gets weirder. In England it is very difficult to get a gun. This man did not have the proper paperwork and as such he faced up to 15 years in jail just for possessing the gun. He claims he found the gun in the hedges near his home. I guess the judge felt sorry for the poor guy because he got off with a fine, some community service and time served...oh yeah and he lost a finger! Got to love the justice system. For his part the man said he is happy to see the finger gone. The wart was so annoying that he is happier this way.
I am posting this to (hopefully) make you laugh and also to tell you that you don't have to use a shotgun to remove your warts. There are plenty of options to help remove these painful lesions without shooting off parts of your anatomy. For more information, please refer to my blog, "Do You Really Get Warts From Frogs," on December 19, 2008. Please, please, please put the shotgun down!
Committed to your health,
Dr. Craig Conti
Sarasota Foot Care Center