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What can I do to get rid of these monstrosities?

(22 Posts)
CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 16:50:25

Poor dd2 (5) had a big verrucas on her foot, a doc told us to leave if and it will go away by itself. However it has spread and she now has loads and loads on her foot.

Should I buy that bazooka stuff? Or does anyone have a different way of getting rid of them? They are v horrible and they hurt her foot.

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 16:51:33

There are more above and around the three you can see clearly, god how many typos are in my post?! blush

MissSmiley Sun 16-Mar-14 16:54:13

They do go away on their own. It might take months or even years. My oldest son had loads on both feet a few years ago and I sought advice. The chiropodist reassured me to leave them alone. Then some time later I went to cut his toenails and noticed they had all disappeared.

crazykat Sun 16-Mar-14 16:54:35

I'd take her back to the doctors and ask them to freeze them off, especially as they are causing her pain. If she's had them quite a while it may need more than one treatment.

You can use bazooka at her age but it can take a while to get rid of them.

Paddie Sun 16-Mar-14 16:55:26

I used a piece of banana skin....cut off a small section, placed the inside of the banana skin on the verrucas and covered with a plaster. Leave it in place as long as possible before putting a new piece on. Also Thuja (not sure on the spelling) can help as a homeopathic treatment taken as little tablets daily.

BelleateSebastian Sun 16-Mar-14 16:56:26

Poor DS2 was plagued with verrucas and warts on his knees, I treated them with everything, freezy stuff, burny stuff, acidy stuff! Nothing seemed to work. It may be coincedence but I used Bazuka, and filed them down them regulary and would then wipe them over with alchohol hand gel ... all of a sudden they just went.

DS1 had one application of the freezy stuff to his (very similar to your daughters verrucas and they dropped 'out' after a week.

Good luck

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 16:58:01

Ooh thanks! Quick responses. Will try the doc again and investigate freezing them off, if she will let him/her near her foot....

paddie how long did it take using banana skin?

Thumbwitch Sun 16-Mar-14 16:59:46

Salactol is the stuff that sorted mine out. Works pretty well - apply, cover, next night pumice off, apply, cover, next night pumice off, apply, cover and so on; took less than a week for the 20 or so small ones, and just over a week for the "king" one.

notapizzaeater Sun 16-Mar-14 17:02:35

We've just got rid of 2 on ds foot, we'd tried the freezing and it hadn't worked. I bought some Warnter off Amazon, just canned it on, left it to dry (not long) and dress as normal. Took about 5 days.

xxreeldancerxx Sun 16-Mar-14 17:04:39

My GP recommended duct tape and it actually worked .... Some folk say it's an old wives tail but it's worth a try rather than having to have them frozen off ... A young child might find this too painful hmm x

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:18:01

Yes, reeldancer she hates things like that! she has those horrendous molloscums too so has had to put up with all manner of shit from those too.

Chemist here I come!

redspottydress Sun 16-Mar-14 17:27:18

Thuja worked for us after a year of trying everything else! Maybe Co incidence, maybe placebo effect but I was so happy they were gone!

17leftfeet Sun 16-Mar-14 17:30:52

I use duck tape

Small ones a week, big ones 10-14 days

Pain free and cheap grin

CoteDAzur Sun 16-Mar-14 17:34:18

Your poor DD. Ask a dermatologist to freeze off the verrucas and scrape the molloscum at the same time.

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:37:59

cote have you seen that done? I can't imagine how they would do it? God I would love them to be gone, poor child has them on her arms and chest. sad
I haven't heard of them being scraped before, same doc told us to leave them too. Maybe I should change doctor!

Jbck Sun 16-Mar-14 17:43:54

They do eventually go by themselves if they aren't causing her any discomfort.

DD1 had four for about 2 years and I tried the Bazooka stuff but it didn't work very well, GP said he'd rather leave to nature and they eventually cleared up.

CoteDAzur Sun 16-Mar-14 17:46:29

My DD had both procedures done at the age of 6. She is the most fragile & whiny child you can imagine, and they were fine.

Freezing was gone with a cold 'gun'. Several seconds on each verruca. It was a bit painful, but she got a Pokemon card package after each visit, so she was happy.

Scraping the molloscums was done with a scalpel. Each took a second - scraped, cream applied, plastered. It hurt a bit but again, she got a Pokemon card pack and was happy.

Just have it done and it will all be gone. I can't believe people are being told to "just wait", use homeopathy sugar pills and banana peels in a modern Western country in the 21st century.

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 17:49:38

Oh wow. The thought of an end to those molloscum is amazing, I need to see a different doctor.
Scraping can't hurt more than me squeezing them when they start to go yellow and yukky.

CountryPlumpkin Sun 16-Mar-14 17:59:25

Apologies for the crap explanation - I'm not medical but will try my best ... Verrucas are caused by a virus. If your body learns how to combat the virus, they will go. From experience, freezing or scalpeling the verruca can trigger your body's ability to fight the virus.

I had over 40 big and small verrucas on my foot blush. I had one biggish one frozen off and within a week all the rest had disappeared. Likewise, I was using bazooka on my sons verruca and one day he 'accidentally' scraped the bazooka mound off in his swimming lesson. Blood everywhere, school panicking, verruca still hanging on by a thread ... But within a week it had gone. Go to war on the verrucas! Choose one that can be frozen and annihilate the feckers grin

HermioneWeasley Sun 16-Mar-14 18:04:28

I used apple cider vinegar covered with duct tape and filing down the dead skin every couple of days on DS. Went within 6 weeks, but horrible smell!

Emphaticmaybe Sun 16-Mar-14 18:08:41

Had a similar situation with 10 or so verrucas on one foot - GP recommended just intensively treating one. I was desperate after 2 years and nothing working but was a bit sceptical at concentrating on one and ignoring rest.

Anyway surprisingly it worked after 6 weeks of over-counter treatment - apparently you only need to kill one as once your immune sysyem gets a foot in so to speak it will then kill off all the rest as obviously it is the same virus causing all of them.

May be worth trying - easier than faffing with multiple applications and literally once one was dead all the others vanished in less than a week.

CheckpointCharlie Sun 16-Mar-14 19:01:50

Now that is encouraging news, I will go for the biggest bastard and watch all the little ones shrivel away (hopefully)!

Thanks all, I have lots of things to try out!

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