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DD's veruccas - what stage are they at? with horrid photo

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PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:14:58

DD hates her veruccas and the only thing I have tried is the bazuka stuff which obviously didn't work. She has had them for a good couple of years now and I wonder if I could start to pumice them down a bit? Anyone know? I don't think the GP freezing method would work when the skin is open like this.

dementedpixie Sun 28-May-17 20:16:24

Have she seen a gp? She had quite a few there

IllBeAtTheSpa Sun 28-May-17 20:17:51

Have you seen the GP about them? I've never had one but ALL (5) of my nieces and nephews got them recently from attending swimming lessons together at a local pool!!!
One sil used wartner. She works in a pharmacy and said it's based on the same GP freezing technology. The other sil took her 2 to the GP who prescribed something but sorry don't know what.
I would take her GP flowers poor lamb

TheCraicDealer Sun 28-May-17 20:20:16

There's so many there I'd be getting her to a doctor- I think you need a bit of help to get them back under control. I'm not a medical professional but it reminds me of that episode of Embarrassing Bodies where the poor kid had an underlying condition which meant her body couldn't fight off the virus.

Pollyanna9 Sun 28-May-17 20:20:53

My DDs got loads of the bloody things - and she dances so they're a right pain (sometimes literally).

We tried the home freezing - nothing doing. We tried the go to home remedy which is to put duct tape or gaffer tape or electrical tape, keep it on for several days then buff with a rough file and keep repeating (bearing in mind these treatments generally need a solid 3 months going at if you are to see if they work or not).

We have now seen GP who has prescribed a much stronger salicylic acid than can be obtained over the counter and she's just been doing that for a week. She puts it on twice a day and then again with the filing down of the protruding lumps about once a week. I hope this will help.

She's had them about 4 years or more now with no signs of them 'just going on their own' like the GP said when we saw her this week!! Generally GP won't do anything unless they are causing pain and you've had them for a considerable amount of time.

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:24:51

I went to our very unhelpful GP who said that they will clear up by themselves in time and that they don't routinely treat them anymore. DD is a swimmer as was I in my youth and I was always having mine frozen off at the doctor's.

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:28:03

Pollyanna, cross post! That is basically what our GP said. They have changed though, the centres seem like they are open and I have wondered if a good pumicing could file the skin back a bit. Horrid isn't it? As an aside, mine DC both have crocs on at all times when they aren't in the water at swimming now and DD2 hasn't caught any.

Pixie2015 Sun 28-May-17 20:30:12

Poor thing - may be worth asking for immune tests or referral due to the severity - I also remember the embarrassing bodies episode where the young girl had a missing antibody - let us know what happens

scaryclown Sun 28-May-17 20:33:56

when i had them as a kid I used to actually dig them out, but NEVER had the amount there - that looks and seems awful and uncommon, no?

go to a different GP and insist they are blitzed off..

My digging out method was quite bloody grin

Struckbylightning Sun 28-May-17 20:34:16

Have you read the instructions on the Bazooka? It's been a while but I'm pretty sure you are supposed to apply it then file it down every few days and reapply. I think it even comes with a little nail file type thingy. ?

scaryclown Sun 28-May-17 20:34:48

isn't there something aabout magnesium paste and duct tape?

Lucked Sun 28-May-17 20:36:01

Have a look at needling, you may have to go private but it often only needs one treatment of the largest lesion to clear them all up.

blibblibs Sun 28-May-17 20:36:57

DS had lots a couple of years ago and wouldn't tolerate anything. We tried freezing stuff at home, tried filing but he just wasn't having any of it. I was told to try lavender oil morning and night and after about 2 weeks they had turned black and just fell off. We even found a few just in his socks blush
Might be worth a go, cheap as chips, no harm caused if it doesn't work and he enjoyed a few drops on his pillow each night to help him sleep too.

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:41:26

Scary, I think this number is quite common amongst swimmers. I just don't know how to get rid of them. To the poster who said about the Bazuka, I don't remember getting a file but internet searching since seems to think Bazuka is useless anyway.

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:42:05

Blibs, that sounds amazing! Who told you that in the first place?

Only1scoop Sun 28-May-17 20:43:26

I'd get chiropodist to tidy them up and then blast them with Bazooka religiously every night and file every night. Worked for us.

scaryclown Sun 28-May-17 20:48:16

Here's a haiku:

I sauna and swim
will inspect some feet next time
maybe you are right


Pollyanna9 Sun 28-May-17 20:50:14

Yep, we also tried Bazuka - the GP can get you a much stronger version but the same as toenail fungus (which I'm currently battling 'Big Toenail Fungus - The Return (One Woman's Battle Against the Spores') it's a cycle of abrade treat abrade treat - I use these nail files as they are proper rough but not damaging:
See the GP again, lay it on thick about how they are now hurting her when walking and doing PE and ask for the stronger topical treatment. It goes on with a little brush like a nail polish so your DD will be well able to apply it herself.

Much washing of hands and wearing of socks on either side of these processes.

Bits falling off in the socks - boak!!!

Pollyanna9 Sun 28-May-17 20:52:05

As well as lavender oil, tea tree oil may also be worth a try but it sounds like you've got to the point where you're hoping for something which might be a bit quicker (thing is with verrucas you can never tell what's the thing - people have had them for ages and gone for a walk on the beach and they've just disppeared!).

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:57:30

Right, back to a different GP I go. They don't hurt but I can get DD to use her melodramatic behaviour for once! grin

Scary, thanks for the haiku! I would write one back but I'm googling all the suggestions in this thread!

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 20:58:29

I do want something quicker, but I also think they have changed recently. They are open rather than sealed and closed so I thought a different remedy might work this time.

ConConstance Sun 28-May-17 21:00:15

I suffered badly for 2 years after swimming regularly. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist if they will make an appointment for a child

Excitedforxmas Sun 28-May-17 21:01:38

My dad has them all over her feet. I referred her to the practice nurse who told me to coat them in nail varnish, cover with DUct tape so they get no air and take a multivitamin . They honestly disappeared within weeks.

BerylStreep Sun 28-May-17 21:02:27

I have a very good podiatrist who we go to see with verrucas.

He charges £30 for a session, and with the exception of the last lot, the verrucas go on the first treatment.

He doesn't rate needling. He uses therapeutic strength syliclic (sp?) acid.

He also advises using thuja cream as a home remedy as soon as the first one appears. Matchstick head amount on each one, and covered with duct tape. Then use adhesive dressing to keep the duct tape in place. I've heard a lot that thuja tablets are also suppose to be good.

Your poor DD. That's a lot. If you are in NI, I can recommend my podiatrist.

PippaFawcett Sun 28-May-17 21:03:18

Excited, that sounds promising.

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