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14 year old son has massive wart on forehead

(6 Posts)
U2HasTheEdge Thu 03-Mar-16 12:21:19

It's not a flat one, but one with sticky out bits. His fringe covers it but it is pretty nasty looking.

Is it worth using OTC treatment? I know very little about warts so I'm wondering if the treatments works well, or if it would be better to get a GP appointment?

Seeline Thu 03-Mar-16 12:24:30

How do you know it is a wart?
Seems a strange place to have one.
I would see the doctor before doing anything to it.

U2HasTheEdge Thu 03-Mar-16 12:27:07

Well, it looks just like one. I googled common warts and it is exactly the same, with the fungal spike things growing out.

It's not very pleasant looking.

Seeline Thu 03-Mar-16 12:28:53

I'd still go to the Gp and get advice on treatment. If it's on his face you want to try and avoid a nasty scar - he may not always have a fringe.

PiggyPlumPie Thu 03-Mar-16 12:33:17

My DS has the same! We used Warner on it a couple of times (pharmacist couldn't sell me it but I had some at home anyway, it's not licensed for use on the face). Didn't help but have been soaking a bit of a cotton pad in cider vinegar and putting that on the wart covered in a plaster - just overnight! DS reckons he can see a difference on day 2 so we will see how it goes.

PiggyPlumPie Mon 07-Mar-16 13:17:13

Not sure if you are still reading this U2 but DS got up this morning and his wart had dropped off.

Worth trying the cider vinegar IMO!

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