Have just noticed a couple of verrucas on DD, 7yo. I know I can try banana skin / duct tape / over the counter things to get rid, but what is the current advice, does any one know?
Back in my day, it meant a trip to the verruca clinic and a plastic sock when swimming. I suspect the verruca clinics are long gone now. DD has 2x swimming lessons per week, yet I can't rememeber ever seeing anyone wearing a verruca sock. Are they just Not Done now, does anyone know?
Duct tape worked fine for us, when after 3 weeks of drops the situation was only getting worse. I took some isolation tape from DH's tool box, and put it on the verruca. after 4 days it was gone. I swear.
Just shove little patches of tape on the blighters and replace it when it becomes unstuck.
The centre of the verruca gets soft - I'd gently scrape the soft bits out with the pointy end of a metal nail file. I persisted for about six weeks and eventually the wretched things disappeared for good.
Thanks for all your thoughts. I tried JJB for V sock, but as with mazzi2fly, their stock was all HUGE! Tried Boots, Superdrug and the leisure centre also but to no avail. Mentioned it to swimming teacher who said that no one seems to bother about them anymore so to not worry. Said to not use duct tape in the pool as she thought it would come off.
So, if your child had a swimming lesson in %&*^*&^$ pool today and bought home a verruca - I apologise! (NB she did wear flip flops in showers and at side of pool, I do have some decency!)
My dc has had verruccas for probably about 6 months now. We have tried bazukka and scholl but neither worked. They seem to be spreading (on her feet not on mine though). I tried to make an appointment but was told that the gp wont do anything.
Tried swimming sock didnt work. Dc couldnt swim as they were too big next size dwn was too small.
I can never get the duct tape to stick, I even went and bought super expensive stuff to see if it helped, still fell off after 3 minutes.
I've had a wart on my finger for 23 years, I keep being told they go on there own eventually but mine's certainly taking it's time. Dd1 also has two warts that she hates because her friends ask her what they are, can't get the tape to stick on her either , must be doing something wrong?
The scientific evidence is that there are no treatments that get rid of veruccas more effectively than doing nothing. It can take a while for them to go but unless your immune system is compromised they will disappear eventually.
I caught a pair of good ones from a soft play (had to go in after DS and had no socks with me) and it took about 6 months to 'persuade' them to go. Just bought bog-standard Scholl verucca gel, a waterproof plaster roll and made sure I always had a sock on to ensure the plaster stayed put. They did look horrible but finally went (phew). I'd never had one up to that point!
The plaster probably did it, really. It's really flexible but waterproof stuff I found, so very like duct tape, while actually being comfortable.
If I'd had to go to a pool, I'd probably have done something drastic like supergluing a piece to my foot, but obviously wouldn't do this to a child!!!!!
ds had a massive one on his foot that was uncomfortable. I got some bazucca gel and followed the instructions and it went in a week. Looked pretty strange as it went through the process, you need to rub/scape off the dead skin. It gets a large area of whitish rubbish round it. Then suddenly it came off and was gone.