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Can I see a doctor about a Wart on forearm, contagious to newborn

(8 Posts)
Camellapella Fri 13-Oct-17 00:05:09

Few months ago what I think is a wart appeared on my forearm, I haven't took much notice and thought it would just go away. Caught it earlier and it bled a little and is a little sore now. I'm also 37 weeks pregnant and have read I can't use over the counter treatments and I would really like it gone before the baby arrives in fear of it being contagious. Also now that it is open as I caught it I'm worried it can spread more on my body. Would it be reasonable to see a doctor about it?x

Camellapella Fri 13-Oct-17 14:06:43


Pippioddstocking Fri 13-Oct-17 14:09:31

There is nothing unfortunately that a GP could do to treat the wart , especially on an arm . Are you sure it's not a molluscum as unusual to get a wart there .

Camellapella Fri 13-Oct-17 14:15:00

Yes I just googled and think it's actually a molluscum! How are these caused? I have just read something regarding sti however I have had all negative results during pregnancy? Also worried this is going to spread to other parts of my body now. Can it be treated. I am quite self conscious of it!

MissConductUS Fri 13-Oct-17 14:32:36

Can it be treated. I am quite self conscious of it!

Of course it can be treated. A dermatologist can freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. It's a common office procedure.

Good luck with the baby. smile

IamImportantToo Fri 13-Oct-17 14:44:32

It isn’t unusual to get these in pregnancy. Your immunity naturally drops. I had one appear on my ankle during the my second pregnancy. Couldn’t treat it although i dont see why you cant freeze it off but anyhow...

Anyway it disappeared shortly after i had my baby

knottybeams Fri 13-Oct-17 14:46:52

Having caught it is probably as good a treatment as anything if it is molluscum. See how it settles, no one would recommend putting anything on it after it's just bled anyway.

Camellapella Fri 13-Oct-17 17:17:31

Thank you all for replying, actually now I know what it is think I have one in the fold between my bum cheek and thighhmmalways thought it was a skin tag and not easy to have a good look down there, going to go the doctors first thing Monday just because I'm paranoid of it spreading! Also would I be best keeping it covered with a plaster? I read not to share baths and wondering if when the baby's here, the spot would definitely reach bath water and contaminated it, could I cover it in cling film or something?

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