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Footcare - Veruccas

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by AlanEadie, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. AlanEadie

    AlanEadie · Member

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    I would very much appreciate some advice on effective treatment for veruccas when you are Diabetic Type 2.

    Obviously the more usual acid treatments are out. Lots of homeopathic options no doubt but having had veruccas for many years I am looking for a treatment that is effective?

    Help.
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    As part of your diabetes check-up you are entitled to be seen by a Podiatrist if you suffer from problems with your feet, I would be inclined to ask them first before buying any treatment as some can be harmful to diabetic feet.
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    contact your local hospital trust podiary department. As a diagnosed diabetic, you can self refer. Don't mess with verrucas by yourself.
    Hana
     
  4. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I recently found one on my foot. Well, I felt it, my partner confirmed what I felt as my eyesight isn't great. I rang to see podiatrist and was told they no longer treat them, that they just suggest home use treatments you can pick up in chemist.

    I'm still going to see them though, as I have numbness/pain I'm my other foot. Hoping they will treat the verruca for me to as I wouldn't be able to see if I'm doing it properly or if its gone by myself.

    I'm T1.
     
  5. Ophipity

    Ophipity · Newbie

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    My chiropodist has advised me to apply tea tree oil every day. I have a cluster of veruccas and they are slowly disappearing.
     
  6. peter_s

    peter_s Type 2 · Active Member

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    You can apply all sorts of treatment, or you can just wait until they go away. Takes about the same length of time.
     
  7. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    I wouldn't advise just waiting till they go away. Years ago I had one and ignored it. It ended up covering the entire sole of my heel. No exaggeration.
     
  8. SpaceChick

    SpaceChick · Well-Known Member

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    Lemon oil works a treat.
     
  9. Sarahfergo

    Sarahfergo · Well-Known Member

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    Just be very careful as I know some one who went to see a chiropodist and they mistaked a diabetic ulcer for a verruca and cut it out now this person is going to have his foot amputated for there mistake!!
     
  10. amazinmo

    amazinmo Type 2 · Member

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    my chiropodist told me an old fashioned cure is banana skin takes a while but works
     
  11. Mrspuddle

    Mrspuddle · Well-Known Member

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    Duct tape works a treat! Seriously worked for me when the freezing option from the doc left me with a nasty infection! Lots of websites with info on how to use it


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  12. Morganator

    Morganator · Well-Known Member

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    I can vouch for this, my podiatrist gave me a roll of tape and it worked wonders. It was like the sticky bandage they use for ankles & wrists.

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