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is this a verruca (picture)

(7 Posts)
sixinabed Tue 21-Jun-16 18:19:34

On nearly 2yo foot - has doubled in size in last 2 days. Looks like a blister deep under the skin, feels on surface like a hard lump, dd is complaining it hurts.

Don't know if it's a verruca, and if so whether I should treat straight away or leave to see if it goes on its own. Help?

dementedpixie Tue 21-Jun-16 18:24:30

Where's the picture?

sixinabed Tue 21-Jun-16 19:56:20

Doh. Here it is

Optimist1 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:54:28

Could it be a splinter? Quite difficult to disgnose from a photo, IMO! In any case, be aware that some verucca treatments are not recommended for use on young children - perhaps a pharmacist could advise?

sixinabed Tue 21-Jun-16 22:23:51

Thanks - I realise it's a tiny photo, she was NOT happy about having it taken at all... I will go and ask a pharmacist - trying to avoid a doctors visit as its so hard to get a blooming appt.

She actually has 3 like it on one foot and one on the big toe of the other - so not a splinter I think. But it doesn't have the typical verruca cauliflower look, and is not on the surface - seems to be far below. I rubbed it with an emery board with absolutely no effect (did not hurt dd I hasten to add). Don't know if this is what they look like when they begin? Urgh.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 21-Jun-16 22:29:11

Looks like a verruca to me. Other than covering it so she doesn't spread it (swimming etc), you don't really need to do anything unless it gets a lot bigger or is painful. It will eventually go.

sixinabed Tue 21-Jun-16 22:36:48

Oh crap. Thanks - it's what I feared. Verruca socks for a 2yo. Argh.

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