Verrucas

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Pretty sure my little guy has this:

    Verrucas

    These are caused by a virus that infects the skin. They're similar to warts on hands. They can be difficult to spot and are often painless when small. They usually appear as areas of rough skin, sometimes with tiny black spots in them.

    Most often they're passed around where it's wet and people are walking barefoot, such as at swimming pools and in gym showers. They're easier to treat when small. Salicylic acid treatments from the pharmacist can work if they're caught early.

    Other treatments include:

    * Freezing with liquid nitrogen
    * Electrosurgery
    * Laser treatment
    * Surgical removal


    On his right foot, under the big toe, it's hardened skin with black spots. He's got 3 warts on his right hand. I can only assume it's from the hockey changeroom. It was all nasty and white at first, and I thought it was athletes foot, until the black spots showed up and I noticed the warts on his hand.

    What the site didn't tell me was the level of contagion. Do I scrub out the shower every time he showers? :dontknow:

    Anybody familiar with this?
     
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    Hello Slippy :c
     
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    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Hello sunshine! :hat:
     
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    Kid or pet?
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    By little guy she means her anus
     
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    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    10 year old son.
     
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    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    My anus is huge.
     
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    Never mind, the pet ain't going to shower.



    Spray it with bleach when he gets done just to be safe.
     
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    nightshift so so stupid VIP

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    i know this sounds gross - but i have had warts before - i never found them to be contagious - i always used the over the counter removers - the ones with something to cover the medicine after you put it on - they will go away -
    my boys never got that from the locker room - but you never know what they can pick up
     
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    nickthedick2 New Member Banned User

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    blairgs got a dinner date with you on friday night:rofl:
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    I'm sure it is
     
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    You and Blairg have so much in common.
     
  13. blairg

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    Just get it treated with liquid nitrogen, it doesn't hurt, and get a hospital grade germicide that you can just spray on your shower when he's done, so you don't need to "scrub". Problem solved.
     
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    This should be a good icebreaker to get the dinner conversation going.
     
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    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Nor play hockey. ;) I believe I shall do this, thanks. No need to infect anybody else in the family.

    I never have.......which is why it surprises me that he's getting them. Poor guy is VERY self-conscious about the ones on his hand. Is the over-the-counter stuff safe for kids?

    Guess my best bet is to speak to my pharmacist.
     
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    Just go to your doctor and let him freeze it off, it's cheaper and works better.
     
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    i think so - its acylicate (spelling?) acid - you put it on - cover it up - it falls out/off

    when i was a kid i had one on my thumb that they froze off - but that was back in the dark ages

    i would try the over the counter stuff

    and i never went to any special scrubbing procedures around the house and no one else ever had them -
     
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    That made me smile. :c
     
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    The poor guy has a Hyundai Veracruz on his hand?

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    i prefer to use the term "less expensive"...doesnt make you look like a cheapskate:dontknow: