J.G. asks from Logan, UT on March 11, 2008
Wart on Sons Finger
My son is almost 3 years old and he's had a wart on his finger for some time now. I had asked his doctor about it a year or so ago and he said to try and put the wart remover stuff on it and then duck tape around his finger...well everything I've tried my son has pulled off so I've kind of let it go. It is really starting to bug me now because I don't want him to have this wart on his finger anymore and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions of how to keep something on his finger to cover the medicine or any advice at all. It bugs him and he'll pick at it from time to time so it's definitely time to get rid of it. Thanks!!
D.K. answers from Denver on March 12, 2008
Some warts will spread fast so him picking at it isn't good.
Maybe take him to the Dermotologist and have them freeze it their way. Then keep it covered. Some of the OTC stuff doesn't work well and takes too long. Freezing it is quick, easy and painless and it will blister then scab over very fast.
S.W. answers from Denver on March 11, 2008
My middle daughter had a wart on her knee that we could not successfully rid of with over-the-counter stuff. The doctor finally just froze it off and it has never returned!
C.W. answers from Denver on March 12, 2008
Try t- tree oil on it.
L.A. answers from Salt Lake City on April 04, 2008
I had several warts on my hands as a child and my mom took me to the dermatologist many times to have them frozen off. It never worked so eventually the Dr. had to surgically remove them, using a local block on my hands. I still have ugly scars on my hands from it. I don't remember how many OTC remedies we tried but none of them worked for me. The warts have never come back but it was a very painful experience. I hope one of the easier methods works for you son.
A.G. answers from Pocatello on March 11, 2008
When i was younger i had a few warts and my mom always took me to the dermatologist. The over the counter stuff never worked for me and by going to the Doctor it's gone in one visit. They have different methods to remove the warts depending on the type of wart your son has. Thats why over the counter stuff doesn't always work, some warts need a stronger treatment. So if you want it gone in 1 day go to the dermatologist.
R.F. answers from Salt Lake City on March 13, 2008
I have a 'natural remedies' book and it says to put a little piece of crushed garlic on it with a band-aid for 24 hours (if you son can stand it) then it should blister and go away. My sister tried this and said it worked. my daughter has a wart on her foot and we're going to try it this weekend....so she doesn't have to smell like garlic at school!!!!