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nickymorris Wed 02-Sep-09 22:28:53

I think my 13mo DS has a verruca. Does anyone know if this is a doctor thing or can I get something from the chemist for him?

paranoidmother Wed 02-Sep-09 22:32:03

I think you can get something over the counter for this but is worth checking with a doctor or chiropodist (foot person). I'm guessing there might be an age thing on the cream you put on but most verruca's go pretty quickly as long as they are kept clean and covered over I think.

Also use seperate towels etc so that it doesn't get passed on etc.

Sidge Wed 02-Sep-09 22:35:15

I would be surprised to see a 13 month old with a verruca, but it's possible if he's walking or goes swimming.

I would make sure it is a verruca first with the GP, as I wouldn't recommend OTC stuff on such soft baby skin - the treatments are a type of acid so there is a risk of skin damage.

lucykate Wed 02-Sep-09 22:39:09

verrucas can take months, if not years to go. we've been using bazuka, just checked the leaflet and there's nothing on it with any age limitations. i did google and find something about just taping a small bit of gaffa tape over it. supposed to starve it of oxygen, could never get it to stay on dd's foot though, she has very hot, sweaty feet!

charmander Wed 02-Sep-09 22:46:04

Doctors where i live will do nothing for a verucca or wart, except give you a prescription if you ask nicely.

Bazuka did not work for us, prescription stuff did, found out today i can also buy it over the counter. It is called Cuplex gel, has salicylic acid and lactic acid. Wondered today if i cold just use asprin and yoghurt instead.

lucykate Wed 02-Sep-09 22:48:45

charmander - think i will give the cuplex gel a go, tbh, bazuka doesn't seem to be working for us either. dd's verruca seems to be getting bigger, not smaller!

Sidge Wed 02-Sep-09 22:58:58

You can't starve a verruca of oxygen, they are caused by a virus and fed by a blood supply from inside the foot! So tape wouldn't work.

If the verruca isn't causing pain or discomfort then it's best to leave them alone. As a virus they tend to go when they're ready.

If they are getting uncomfortable then the best thing is to buy a pumice stone or foot file and gently rub the surface of the verruca every night after bathtime.

pickyvic Wed 02-Sep-09 22:59:22

watching with kids seem to have hybrid verrucas! DS took years to go even with monthly freezing at gp.

DD also had them and they are breeding! tried everthing over the counter and they aint budging.

morocco Wed 02-Sep-09 23:00:38

extra strenght bazuka is great = normal didn't work for us. chemist said it was ok for all ages. just don't get those 'burn off' ones you can get at tescos etc = sil got a terrible burn from one

lucykate Wed 02-Sep-09 23:39:34

have checked the ingredients online, bazuka and cuplex gel are both very similar, bazuka extra strength is twice as strong. just a bit worried it may be too strong and sting. have tried to file it down, but it keeps bleeding so for the last few weeks, have just left it alone. only using the bazuka to cover it when swimming.

morocco Thu 03-Sep-09 10:01:58

ds never complained about pain but we ignored the bit about filing down etc. it worked fantastically well

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