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black mold between toddler DS's toes!!!

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 17:27:17

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I very much doubt it's actual mould. DS's feet are always minging and like hobbit feet . Ingrained dirt and often stinky (he gets bathed every day, honest!)

Has he been wearing new socks recently? Or dark sandals?

Pimpf Sun 07-Jul-13 17:33:22

It won't be mould! Probably staining from socks or sandals

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 07-Jul-13 17:34:21

Sock fluff or child ming. Not mould.

Theas18 Sun 07-Jul-13 17:37:11

Magic marker?

grin diagnosis of child ming

I would hold off making any appointments until/unless you are sure it isn't just muck of some kind.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 17:56:24

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 17:58:04

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duchesse Sun 07-Jul-13 17:58:57

Why on earth would you take him to the GP because he's got an ink stain on his feet? If it's coming off with washing then it's just dirt, surely??

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:00:48

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:02:06

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It seems unlikely that it is mould. It's probably a stain from clothing of some sort. I'd leave it rather than scrubbing it any more and just wash him as normal over the next few days. DD's nursery dyed her arms grey once and it took a few days to come off. He probably doesn't like it being washed as it is quite hard to get between toes comfortably.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:26:34

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Mintyy Sun 07-Jul-13 18:28:27

A bruise?

Come on, its not mould. Are you in the US?

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Sun 07-Jul-13 18:32:03

Could it be pen? He may be saying uh oh because he knows he shouldn't have touched the pen?

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:37:39

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:38:10

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:41:23

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JoulesM Sun 07-Jul-13 18:48:52

Is the skin broken? Is it very painful to touch. Don't be put off going to ask an opinion if it doesn't wash off and is a black patch of broken skin btwn his toes. GP's would rather see you than not just in case.

WeAreEternal Sun 07-Jul-13 18:49:12

should have taken pictures for the MN jury!

I have never heard of black mould on feet, as far as I know it is not possible, unless it was transferred there from a wall, so it is extremely unlikely to have been mould. (I'm a HCP)

It's more likely to be a stain of some kind, probably ink.

Could it be a verruca?

hazeyjane Sun 07-Jul-13 18:51:48

Sorry to be foul, but does it smell? I think if it was some sort of fungus, it would smell pretty bad.

usualsuspect Sun 07-Jul-13 18:53:50

Has he trod on a pen?

I don't think he's gone mouldy overnight.

valiumredhead Sun 07-Jul-13 19:17:49

Sock fluff! Shove some savlon or Sudocreme on it tonight and check on the morning.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 07-Jul-13 19:24:04

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