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Type 1 Verruca treatments

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by be strong 2017, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. be strong 2017

    be strong 2017 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi There . Are there any type 1 diabetics who have treated a Verruca on the bottom of their foot please. Please could you tell me what with , without going to your GP .
  2. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello there and welcome.

    To be honest I wouldn't risk doing it yourself. We really need to look after our feet along with everything else.

    I would strongly suggest you have someone look at this from a medical background who has knowledge of diabetes whether it be a Podiatrist, Diabetes Nurse, member of your Diabetes Team or trusted GP.

    Hope you get it sorted..
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  3. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    TOTALLY agree with @kevinfitzgerald
    your feet are so important --Please do seek help from a professional .
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Whether diabetic or not, I would not want to be dabbing caustic fluid onto my feet, then covering it up for a few days. A self-inflicted chemical burn isn't a good way to end up.

    Many moons ago, before my T2 diagnosis, as Podiatrist advised me a very effective treatment for verruca was to apply an old styleee, no-dressing patch of Elastoplast or zinc oxide plaster (just enough to cover the offending patch really) for a few days to starve the verruca of oxygen. Then it usually withers as a result.

    That does involve covering the thing, so you likely don't want to dabble in anything that covers it up, without appropriate medical supervision. Aside from all else, it would be wise to ensure it is a verruca you are dealing with, and not a corn or something, where treatments are likely to differ.

    Don't mess with your feet. You only get one on the end of each leg, and they're important!
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  5. Dianemacfaden

    Dianemacfaden Type 1 · Active Member

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    Have just discovered one on the bottom of my foot and have an appointment with the community podiatrist next week so will let you know what they do.
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