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how do you get rid of verrucas?

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Mercedes Tue 21-Apr-09 11:33:00

my dd has a large verucca on her toe. She had one previusly in the same place and we went to gp's and thought we had got rid of it after the nurse froze it off. But its come back
My dd is pleading with us not to go back to gps.

On a friend's recommendation we've been rubbing it with a file each night and then dabbing some sort of acid (from the chemists) on it. It's reduced it in size but we've been doing this for nearly 2 months.

Someonelse told us to put duct tape on and thta would work. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

AmberLeaf Fri 01-Feb-13 23:45:47

I thought verrucas were just warts that are on the sole of your foot anyway?

They all come from HPV dont they?

Flibbertyjibbet Fri 01-Feb-13 23:52:53

Ds2 had a big verruca on his little toe. Tried bazooka for months, nothing happened. Gp said they will go on their own and he was right. One night it was there , next night noticed after bath that it had gone. Just left a sort of dent in his toe which has smoothed over now.

anonymosity Fri 01-Feb-13 23:54:27

Wow,well you're lucky Amberleaf. I spent 10 yrs butchering my foot in an effort to get rid of the fxxkers. Finally they went.

WifeofPie Fri 01-Feb-13 23:59:20

Miliways I was hoping that your link was going to be a picture of a verruca shaped-hole grin.

DH had one on his foot a few years ago. He did the duct-tape thing and it was gone in a few weeks but the surrounding skin got very irritated (the adhesive, I think) so I'm reluctant to use it on DDs foot now. We've been going to get hers blasted with liquid nitrogen at the GPs and it's looking much better.

What do you use to file them? An emery board or one of those cheese-grater things for feet?

PureQuintessence Sat 02-Feb-13 00:00:35

Ds2 had a mahoosive Verruca, 1 cm diameter. We used Bazooka and followed the instructions to the letter. Took 3 weeks for it to fall off.

popsrocks85 Sun 28-Dec-14 12:52:34

Hey guys,
had to share as I have been trying to get rid of these bad boys for ages.
I had 3 verrucas, two for over 5 years, and one appear a few months ago.
The older ones have been frozen, had over the counter treatment but with no luck, but then one day I tried...
SUPERGLUE... yes, superglue. I know it sounds crazy, but I applied a little bit of super glue over the verrucas every day or so, and after about a week the new one, and one of the old ones completely went! The final one is starting to dry out (after about 2 weeks on and off remembering to put it on), and I am guessing the glue suffocates them.
Anyway, I had to share as I hope it can help someone else!

P.s make sure the glue is dry before putting your socks on

meisiemee Sun 28-Dec-14 13:00:53

Bazooka is fab, fab it on leave to dry and wrap in plasters for 2 days, peel off and do it again.gone in 4 weeks

Wibble2000 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:23:01

Ok so, Bazuka is absolutely useless. It does nothing whatsoever. Just save your money. I don't even know how Bazuka got through drugs testing. I've tried bazuka several times over the years, and each time all it did was make the varuka bigger. My recommendation is to use Superglue. It may sound strange, but it's more effective at sealing the veruca off, it lasts longer, it's cheaper, more effective, and it's absolutely fine to use on skin, because cyancrylate (the bonding agent) was actually invented by the military for sealing up open wounds on the battlefield, that's why superglue sticks skin together faster than anything else!

In theory though anything that deprives it of air should would fine.

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