Friday, March 20, 2009

Update on The Warts

Remember The Warts? (Trust me, they were worthy of The Capitalization.)

Here's what my poor Baby's hands looked like 2 months ago. Keep in mind he's only 3!

The dermatologist recommended we try the old-fashioned route: SOAP, SCRAPE (rubbing the warts with an emory board), MEDICINE, and then TAPE (hockey tape or duct tape).

Every night.

So...we started out with a bang. Soap, scrape, medicine, tape. Every night. I had my doubts, for sure, but rather than BURNING MY BABY WITH LIQUID NITROGEN, I was determined (and cautiously optimistic) that this process would garner results. Hopefully before his prom.

Soap, scrape, medicine, tape.

But some hectic nights it was just soap, scrape, medicine.

Or soap, medicine.

Or simply shortened to soap (on bath nights - which aren't every night).

Every couple of days, Baby would squeak, "'Dis gonna work Mom? My warts be all gone?"

Rather than portraying any doubt whatsoever, I would firmly nod my head and say, "Yup. The doctor told us to do this, remember? He said this would work. We just need to be patient, okay? It will work!"

And Baby would nod solemnly in agreement. Taking my lead to think positively.

Guess what? (The pics below were taken last night.)

IT WORKED! (The bump on his right thumb is a callous from sucking it.)

We kept the faith and trudged through the process, he and I.

And have success to show for it!

(But please don't ask me where the warts actually went when they fell off...because I don't know. *full body shiver*)

This post about grossness...errr...optimism brought to you courtesy of Fishful Thinking Friday over at my friend Tiffany's R Family Diaries. Head on over to check out her contest!


Amanda said...

WOW! I didn't know that warts could be gotten rid off with this routine. Glad that your son's hands are wart-less now.

Natalie said...

YAY for persistence! I hope they're gone for good..
And my oldest baby sucked his thumb. I thought it would take forever for that little callous to disappear & that nail to grow normal.

The sites founders. said...

Another way, become a bus boy. Our son has struggled with planters warts for a number of years. Last spring he became a bus boy for a local Olive Garden. Dipping his hands in water with a bit of clorox did the trick, all were gone within weeks and have stayed away.

Of course, your little guy is 13 years away from that, so sounds like all is well. But, I would think the same general idea would work well at home as well.

Serenityville said...

LOVE your positive momentum!!! I reference you in my post today - and your efforts to bring a little more positivity into your kids' world (and mine, by the way)

(yes, I'm shamelessly using your blog to advertise mine)

Wayne said...

Im so glad to see the treatment is working so well

Manic Mommy said...

So glad for baby and you!

I also frown on putting acid on my children.

tiarastantrums said...

wow - poor kid - glad that worked!!

Tiffany said...

Okay, he is stinkin' adorable.

Great story.

Thanks for playing, girl!


Allison said...


amanda said...

yay for wartless free baby hands!!

and seriously friend he is too cute :)


Bless his {and your!} heart!

Diva Scrapper said...

Glad to see it's working and not to be...umm..err....nosy..but how did he get the warts..a little gross, poor little thing. Just wondering so I can keep my little guy out of whatever caused it!

Anonymous said...

Yippee! Be gone, oh warty foes!

Just so you know, the tape causes irritation which makes the body attack the wart from the inside while the medication is attacking it form the outside. So don't worry, the warts probably shriveled up a bunch before leaving - they didn't just fall off onto your rug or something ;)

Chris said...

That totally made me cry! I remember when you posted about the magic duct tape.

A couple weeks ago I saw something on TV about that removal method and thought of your little sweetie and wondered how it was going, but didn't dare ask in case is was going... downhill.

That's just AWESOME news!!!!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

So glad that worked for the little guy.

And if you FIND those warts...please don't tell us!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow - that is really good news! I had no idea it would work so well!!

Mrs. Me said...

When I read your original post I thought...Liquid Nitrogen, on a three year old, OMG what is that Dr. thinking? Im so glad you got better advice, and that it has worked. Congratulations on your persistence and success! :)

Banteringblonde said...

Well what do you know - it worked! Good news, and I won't be searching for the warts anytime soon!

Maureen said...

Go, you and Baby! When my youngest brother was three and had warts, my mom would rub them with lotion and say, "Go to Rosario's house." (Rosario was the neighbor who suggested they rub them with Jergen's Lotion and say it.) Sure enough, they went away. If you can believe it, Rosario got a wart. Freaky. Glad it worked.

Amanda said...

Oh those little hands. So, so sweet!

t said...

He's too cute....!!!!!!!!!!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

That's awesome! My sweet little Princess had a wart on HER NOSE when she was about 3. We had to do the liquid nitro, but it wasn't bad since it was just that one. Now she's perfect! =D

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I came in on part II of "warts," so that I don't have to worry about those little hands looking like that. It's so much better being 3 and having warts than say 13. Can you imagine? Thrilled for the happy ending.

Deb said...

Where do warts come from?


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