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ouch. really really ouch....something really trivial is hurting me and affecting everything

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VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 19:38:06

this sounds so trivial, but after having verrucas for 5 years i have gone to a private podiatrist. i have a total of <drum roll please>


but i have 1 very very the fleshy part of my foot, and he is treating with a very strong acid paste which i have to leave on with a dressing for 5 days before it gets done again on day 6 or 7.

ive been off work, so its not been too bad, but i went and had the treatment again last night and then had to work today......and i am in absolute proper bloody excrutiating pain - my foot is swollen and throbbing, it feels like i am walking on razor blades. its so so so sore and the patch that is being treated is about the size of a two pound coin so its quite large and so very very sore.
i am limping, and today my sgt asked why im limping.
it feels so so silly to say its 'cos of a verruca, but it is, or rather the treatment of one.
the pain is so bad that were it anything else i think i would have thought twice about going in tomorrow - i can hardly walk, but i cant phone in sick and cite a verruca. its just not an option.
ive taken pain killers, i have to wear my boots and socks (if i could wear sandals it wouldnt be so bad!) but the job is in uniform and i have wear the clobber.

how does anyone have this type of treatment and continue about their daily business?
with shoes on?
seriously. its hurting just in case i ve not gotten that message through in the above whinge.....

mrssmooth Tue 07-Aug-12 19:43:07

Oh Vicar that sounds highly unpleasant. Am shock at 28 of them, flipping heck! DD1 has about 5 of them ... Not liking the sound of the treatment either. Have no idea how you can make your feet more comfortable having to wear your boots but sending healing and painkilling vibes that the little feckers have fecked off soon!

mrssmooth Tue 07-Aug-12 19:43:54

[Makes mental note to get more Bazuka cream for DD1 tomorrow]

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 19:48:29

it is highly unpleasant - i could cope with the others if this one would just go! i had better not have endured this horror for it just to come back with its mates.....

its proper ouchy. its the acid. its a 60% industrial strength and is more painful than the flaming verruca tbh.

gingeroots Tue 07-Aug-12 19:53:51

I'd repost on here asking if there any podiatrists who could help - fluffy is a podiatrist and often posts .

It sounds dreadful ,in the horrendous ,not trivial league .

And it seems odd and unusual and unfair ....I thought people generally developed an immunity and stopped getting them .
Poor you .

gingeroots Tue 07-Aug-12 19:54:48

Take painkillers if you're not already .

HappyHippyChick Tue 07-Aug-12 19:59:24

When I was a kid I had massive one in the crease where my big toe attaches to my foot. Nothing got rid of the bugger so my mum sent me to her friend, who is a nurse. She cut it out with a razor blade (and I had to limp walk home) it was total agony.

Slightly irrelevant to you, but hope it took your mind of the pain for 30 secs...

HappyHippyChick Tue 07-Aug-12 20:00:57

Crap I posted rather than previewed, I meant to add a non passive aggressive smiley face and change of to off... blush

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 20:00:57

well i am told by the podiatrist that its a virus and until my body decides to fight it im stuck with it - he is trying to trigger an immune response by treating one very aggressively to try and shock my body into having a go at them all.....he says when one goes, they all tend to go at the same time.

its just so painful today - its not been too bad until i had to crush my feet into thick socks and boots that made my foot hot and painful.....its not literally feels like im walking on razors.
its killing me. its made me grumpy and horrible at work today.

piprabbit Tue 07-Aug-12 20:01:06

It might also be worth seeing your GP about your verucca infestation.
There was a TV programme about a girl who was always suffering from veruccas, but that was because an underlying health problem was buggering up her immune system. She needed some pretty serious treatment if I recall.

stargirl1701 Tue 07-Aug-12 20:02:21

What painkillers are you taking? Codeine would be my recommendation!

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 20:03:27

happyhippy !! ouch!

my podiatrist keeps attacking mine with a the time i went back yesterday i had a huge skin flap that needed to be cut off.....this acid is doing what acid does best and its burning the verruca but also the skin around it unfortunately despite the fact he is trying to stop it escaping to the good skin with silver nitrate and dressings.

my feet are just nasty. sad

NCIS Tue 07-Aug-12 20:05:10

I had one as a child which was treated by acid paste and it was very painful but not for too long. It felt like someone was sticking a red hot needle into the sole of my food.
Try taking some paracetamol and ibuprofen if you can take it.

winemakesmeclever Tue 07-Aug-12 20:06:21

I had one removed that way years ago and THAT hurt like hell so god only knows what you're going through with 28 of the little shits. Hope the treatment works. Have one of these wine

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 20:06:24

pip i actually went and presented my gory stumps feet to the GP last week who was surprised at the number of them but said she would leave it to the podiatrist. i explained that i wanted to know if i had any underlying problems to have caused such a vast number of them - she said i had a blood test in April and nothing showed up on that so was happy to leave it.
so i can only assume there is nothing major league wrong.....

HappyHippyChick Tue 07-Aug-12 20:20:40

It was v v ouchy but it did get rid of the bastard! I hope the pain subsides soon!

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 20:24:52

its usually ouchy for the first couple of days after treatemen,t but this today takes ouchy to a new level of ouchy....

im unable to put my foot flat on any surface.

twitchypalm Tue 07-Aug-12 21:23:53

Big sympathies to you I had a lot of veruccas on my foot not as many as you. I had them for about 4 years and nothing got rid of them.

What cleared them up in the end was me having pneumonia and being zapped with vast amounts of antibiotics. After i had finished the 7 diffrent lots of antibiotics the veruccas were gone and havent been back since.

Hope yours improve soon. smile

piprabbit Tue 07-Aug-12 21:24:08

So glad that the GP has given you the all clear - and I hope you and your podiatrist beat the buggers soon.

Trickle Tue 07-Aug-12 21:32:06

I had some nast verruca's as a child, I remember we made a dressing (can't remember what out of now sorry) with a hole in the middle for the verruca - I guess it was a bit like a giant corn plaster - it meant it hurt a bit less as that part of my foor wasn't in direct contact with the floor.

Good luck at getting rid sounds horrible sad

MrsMcEnroe Tue 07-Aug-12 21:35:09

Sounds awful, poor you.

Might be worth seeing if you can get some burn dressings to put on the big sore patch? You can get them in Boots etc I think .... They are very very soothing.

workshy Tue 07-Aug-12 21:36:22

on a practical note

have you tried those gel inserts that are designed for high heels -think they are called party feet

they stick in you boots under the ball of your foot ad my relieve the pressure of your boots

ForFoxsGlacierMints Tue 07-Aug-12 21:39:26

It's a wee bit late for you OP but for anyone else suffering from verrucas the duct tape method really works.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 07-Aug-12 21:42:21

Eeew! <<tries not to picture Vicars feet>> 28 verrucas! Do your feet lOok like this? confused

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 07-Aug-12 21:43:07


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