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You Cannot be serious .....

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You Cannot be serious .....

I have been suffering from a verruca for a bout a year now, on the ball of my left foot.... not normally painful, until I spend some time actually standing (almost) still for a couple of hours... so I decided that a visit to the doc would be a good idea, and get it sorted....
The first treatment he offered was to freeze it with liquid nitrogen !... and I had to sign a consent form... which gave  " serious side effects including... Infection, freeze burning ( frost bite )..." and other dire consequences...  Having queried how much the Freeze burning would hurt ( wimp! )... he said it could last about a week !... 0oh... worse than if I did nothing about it then...
so I declined !
The next alternative treatment seemed to be much more "user friendly"... "I`ll give you some gel to put on it once a day, for a couple of weeks and see how it goes"...  ..... "OK.. that sounds better"... gives me prescription and off home I go via the chemists.....
Prescription left in chemist to collect today....
I could not stop hilarious laughter when I read the instructions on this box that is quarter the size of a roll of rollo`s....
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Apply once a day.
For external use only. CAUTION FLAMMABLE; Keep your body away from fire or flames after you have put on the medicine

Grin Grin Grin
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shalom2010
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Re: You Cannot be serious .....

Well according to the NHS Choices website you could use plain old duct tape!
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Warts/Pages/Treatment.aspx
Maybe you have already tried it?
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An interesting read ! ! ! ..
No I haven`t tried Duct Tape... I`ll go with the gel to see if that works, and if not ... I have a big roll of duct tape on stand by...
( am surprised that nobody has come up with any puns like " going hot-foot to the docs" ... Roll eyes
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( am surprised that nobody has come up with any puns like " going hot-foot to the docs" ... Roll eyes

Absolutely not, we're the soles of discretion Cool

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Re: You Cannot be serious .....

are you shoe...er  Crazy
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Ah man up.. do what I did with some spot thing I had on my finger for years... cut it off with a pair of scissors. Job done.
Yeah it came back a couple of times but it soon took the hint and gave up  Grin
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Man up? The poor fella's probably feeling down-at-heel Cheesy

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so I declined !

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I've used the gel before. Takes ages and stinks. I found it a real pain to use because you have to be so careful with it and not get it on any other skin, and all the preparation before and after didn't help either. Still, that said it was very effective.
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Medicine advances in leaps and bounds! Cheesy
Many years ago, I was offered solid Carbon Dioxide - this worked just as well and has a "melting" point that is much warmer
(relatively) than splashing around with liquid Nitrogen.

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As my old granny used to say:"find a small smooth pure white pebble. Touch the pebble on the verruca then tie the pebble in a piece of clean white cotton cloth. Take the bundle and hide it in the crevice in a stone wall at the side of a path. When someone finds the bundle in the wall and opens it the verruca will go to them."
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As my old granny used to say:"find a small smooth pure white pebble. Touch the pebble on the verruca then tie the pebble in a piece of clean white cotton cloth. Take the bundle and hide it in the crevice in a stone wall at the side of a path. When someone finds the bundle in the wall and opens it the verruca will go to them."

Question 1: Does that course of treatment work for piles?
Question 2: How big is the pebble?

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40 years ago my GP just got a knife and cut it out. Hole the size of a 5p.
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Question 1: Does that course of treatment work for piles?
Question 2: How big is the pebble?

Not sure how you would put the gel on piles !  Shocked