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Verrucae Pedis

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by gina chiles, May 25, 2008.

  1. gina chiles

    gina chiles Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a third year Podiatry student and would be grateful for some advice re the following:-

    I am based in the UK but my sister lives in Australia and has been suffering from plantar verrucae for the last 15 years. They are mainly on one foot but in last year have spread to other foot. The main concentration is on lateral aspect of left foot (weight-bearing area) and measures roughly 2 by 5 cm with satellite verrucae surrounding. Also on hallux of same foot. Also a couple on right foot in crease of lesser toes which bleed often.

    Recently she has been having Podiatric treatment with 80% salicylic acid twice a week for 3 months on main verucca - 60% on others. They have reduced slightly but no major change.

    She is 33 years old and not taking any medication.

    She is returning to the UK next month for two months and I would like to try to treat them - any advice?
  2. SoulShine

    SoulShine Member

    Hi ya,

    I am a first year pod student, aromatherapist, reflexologist -no, I'm not a raving hippy- and have 13 years of pharmacy work under my belt. I can tell you the best thing to use for your sister is essential oil of lemon. It's about $12 a bottle- for best results apply twice a day and cover with an occlusive dressing. It is an antiviral, it won't damage the surrounding skin, they will just drop out (can take up to 8 weeks), and leave no scar- which is extremely important. It smells nice, she can use her finger to apply and probably won't even need the whole bottle to treat. I have used this on myself and recommended it to many patients with excellent results.

    all the best!

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