I was rushed into hospital with chest pains, and treated as a five-star patient with clot-busting drugs and diamorphine. But the diamorphine had a bizarre effect on me - as if I was having a second heart attack.
Not life-threatening, warts are nevertheless annoying, disfiguring and potentially carcinogenic - and on the increase, particularly in patients with AIDS.
Among the oldest remedies for warts is the power of suggestion - ‘charming’ the warts away - which is particularly effective in children. Indeed, some GPs still prefer to use ‘magic’ than chemicals.