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Verruca's - What does your chiropodist advise?

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rainbowriver Thu 28-Mar-13 20:46:58

My DD has had two very large verruca's for around twelve months. They are both the size of a baked bean and painful. We saw the doctor who was useless and so went to the pharmacist for advice. Over the ten months we have used a liquid treatment (can't remember the name), bazzuca, a freezing thing and a Boots verruca treatment.

Just before Christmas we saw a Chiropodist who recommended keeping it covered with duct tape (which doesn't stick), sticking banana skin to her feet overnight twice a week, and every ten days using Avoca.

We have done this for three months, having seen the chiropodist inbetween who told us to continue this method as it's the most successful.

We are going back in June, but honestly the verruca's look worse if anything. They are huge and have lots of black dots in each and stick out of her foot. They hurt her and she constantly limps.

Can anyone please offer any helpful advice. I feel so sorry for her.


EldonAve Thu 28-Mar-13 20:50:09

go back to the gp
they can refer you on for treatment if necessary
we used some liquid which I can't recall the name of

rainbowriver Thu 28-Mar-13 20:52:25

The GP said they don't refer children to chiropodists anymore on the NHS which is why we are paying to see one privately. But the sessions are £35 each and we're just not getting anywhere.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Thu 28-Mar-13 21:01:55

DD had a huge black one. It was so big that we needed to get her wider shoes so it didn't rub. We'd been advised to leave it and it would go on its own. However it just got bigger and bigger and in the end she was limping so we went into battle.

We kept freezing it and after 3 or 4 goes the large outer bit fell off in the bath one day. It left behind a growth with lots of black roots, but no protective hard skin over it. We used the bazucca gel stuff on it everytime it peeled and finally the whole thing fell off.

The whole verucca saga dragged on for nearly a year.

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