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Posted by Allison K. on 1/23/01 at 22:02 (037176)

My daughter who is 5 years old seems to have a large wort in the mid section of the ball of her foot which she complains of pain from when she walks. I'm wondering if it is possible for a child that young to have a Plantar's wort and what if anything can be done about it, as she is at such a young stage in her life. I have read stories about soaking the foot in hot water, but there would be issues with her having her foot in such hot water. Do you have any suggestions?

Re: Get her some medical care

anonymous on 1/24/01 at 00:48 (037183)

Why not just take her to the damn doctor (md, podiatrist, etc.) instead of letting her suffer? I had a tiny one on the back of my heel around a year ago, and it was extremely painful. I can imaginge how she feels. She needs medical treatment!! Kids and adults get plantar warts, and there are many ways a doctor can remove them, but I'm not even going to get into that.

I'm usually very nice, but when I see a mother with a kid in pain, and she's writing to a heelspurs board instead of getting treatment for her (it's obvious she's had this for a while) it turns my stomach.

Re: pediatric worts

Dr. Biehler on 1/24/01 at 07:33 (037191)

The first thing todo is to make sure it is a wart. There are other pathologies that can look like warts. These can be very painful and there are different ways to have them treated and or removed. Pediatric warts are not that uncommon and should be checked by a podiatrist. Dr. B.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/24/01 at 19:13 (037261)

Listen the thing just showed up and I have an appt with her pediatrician. So rather that call me a bad mother...mind your own god danm business..I just thought that while I am waiting for the stupid appointment, I would try to find out for sure if it was a wort. You're only as tough as your anonymity and I'm sure that you're children are just perfect and that you're just a perfect parent too, so rather than preach at me as this is the first time that I have ever used a service like this take a good look at yourself and before you start telling everyone else what they are doing wrong...ask yourself this question...am I as perfect as I want everyone else to be????

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/25/01 at 19:29 (037367)

Thanks Kim,

Yes I must appologize for the 'god damn' thing...I usually don't curse at all I guess it's that stigmatism that when someone calls you a bad mother I seems to really bring out an anger that no one can surpass. Well that yellow belly doesn't seem to want to respond to either one of us so it appears that they were just talking out of their butt. But anyways...just a follow up as you do seem to care...I took my daughter to the MD today and it is just a regular wart THANK GOODNESS and he gave me some really good tips and a good medication for it....I guess that I was just a little scared because when I was young all there was to treat plantars warts was to inject them with acid through a seringe and I had to have it done and it was scary and painful for a long time...It's amazing how for a long medical practices have come. I feel alot better about the whole thing and I thank you for seeing things in the eyes of an objective caring mother who knows that there are people out there who can't seem to understand that there are things that take time, and don't make assumptions about people without knowing the facts.

Thanks again Allison K.

Re: Get her some medical care

carol on 1/25/01 at 21:16 (037379)

This message is for ANONYMOUS perhaps you are truly as ignorant as you are ANONYMOUS!!!!

Re: Get her some medical care

Cynthia D on 1/26/01 at 16:54 (037450)

Dear Allison: I, too am a mother and was so horrified by what some 'anonymous' person said to you that I couldn't even get my thoughts in gear to say something to them that day and I am sorry I did not. But now I am. To Anonymous: That was very mean spirited and you should have asked a gentle question using your real name like did she call her dr.? how long had her daughter had this problem?

I have found this board to be a safe and caring place to share my innermost fears, concerns and feelings and have found everyone to be caring and concerned. I happen to be a 10 year director of a child abuse prevention agency and did not think Allison was being abusive, but was caring and trying to get help for her little one. Please don't be so quick to judge. And don't scare the rest of us off who need kind and caring people to turn to!

Allison, my daughter has warts on her hand that are spreading more every month and her ped. said they are viral and will go away eventually on their own. I'm glad your daughter is feeling better now.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison on 1/26/01 at 18:38 (037462)

Thanks Cynthia,,

It means alot to me that there are caring people on this sight who don't judge ignorantly and people like yourself that are professionals in a field that is so sensitive in nature to stand up and prove that there are others in this world just trying to stay informed about their children's well being. This is the first time I ever tried to look anything up on this sight and 'anonymous' really knows how to put a bad taste in someone's mouth about things I just hope that 'anonymous' is not a health care professional themself as their bed side manner would really be something left for desire. Thank you very much for all the support...I'm glad that I now don't have to feel embarrassed to inquire about my child's health as there may be one bad apple out there....but there are so many great supporters out there that remind me that I am not alone.

Re: Get her some medical care

Julie on 1/27/01 at 03:34 (037495)

Allison, it's really too bad that on your first visit to this site you met with such a stupid response.As you've realized since, from the others' messages to you, it wasn't typical! Far from it - I've been around here for five months and that 'Anonymous' post was the first of its kind that I've seen. It shocked me, and yes, it leaves a bad taste, but let's all spit it out now and not take it to heart.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison on 1/27/01 at 09:14 (037514)

Thanks Julie......

All has been 'spit out' and nothing taken to heart. I hope though that anonymous has read these postings and reallizes just how ignorant that comment was and I hope that some day someone turns around and calls anonymous a bad parent so that person too can feel the anger that I felt.

Allison

Re: Get her some medical care

Laurie R on 1/27/01 at 10:43 (037520)

Hi Allison,
Frist of all ,welcome to the board. Like everyone siad don't let one stupid person get you upset.You sound to me like you are a very wonderful and caring person.I would of done the same thing. Hello! sometime it does take a few days to get in to see your doctor .....I am also a mother of two beautiful daughters ,I am always looking up stuff on the internet. This is how we learn. You did the right thing. This board has been so wonderful to me,the support is the best. I am glad you are here. Give your baby a big hug from all of us......PS my oldest daughter 13 reads this board sometimes too , to understand what i am going through .

Laurie R

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/27/01 at 16:16 (037536)

I would really like to thank Kim, Julie, Laurie, Cynthia, Carol, & Dr. Beihler you all are great supports to people like myself and I sure will give big hugs to my daughter from all of you...I just wish that she was old enough to understand what we are all saying to each other, because if she was I would make it a point to have her read these messages from all of you so she can feel just as happy as I do that there are such beautiful people in this world. I am going to make it a point to mention this sight to friends that are searching for answers to their medical issues as well....THANKS A BUNCH!

Allison

Re: To all and Kim B

Cynthia D on 1/30/01 at 15:15 (037760)

Whoa, there, not so fast :) ! I'm not sure I can put up with Allison if she has perfect, pain-free feet!! Just KIDDING, of course. I think just ONE more comment is in order. This plantar faciatiis we all suffer from is so chronic and painful that we wouldn't wish it on our worse enemy, not even on anonomous!! (And you really don't want anyone to be called a bad parent, I'm sure.) I'm relatively new here, too and it sure is heartwarming to have strangers reaching out to strangers, but we are friends in suffering. Hugs to your little one.

Re: To all and Kim B

Kim B. on 1/30/01 at 20:22 (037795)

We are friends in suffering yes, but also an army of foot informants if you will. We've talked in the past about how if there was better public awarness of Heel spurs and PF, many of us may have been able to avoid it, (proper stretching before a walk or run) and some of us would have had a much less severe case if we hadn't ignored the pain for the first 6 months or so.

We have room for anyone who wants to know more about foot pain problems, be it for themselves or a loved one. Right? We may relate better to those who share our anguish, but if Allison gets to wear pretty shoes, we can't exclude her based on that alone. Besides, we all know how it goes, one day your feet are fine and the next...PF.

Regards, Kim B.

Re: To all and Kim B

Allison K. on 2/01/01 at 19:13 (038015)

Hello again ladies...how's the world treating ya this fine week...I was reading your postings about your problems with the pain and PF. Although I cannot relate and have never had the problems in my feet such as all you have (Yes I do have perfect feet HAHAHAHA)I do have a chronic Kidney problem that has me in pain all the time especially when I have to sit too long. So although I do not know about chronic foot problems and pain I do know about chronic Kidney pain and weakness all the time to the point where if I get too run down I am prone to fainting because the pain gets so bad. I truely do sympathise with all of you and hope that someday there can be cures found for all diseases...but while we're all waiting for that...let's be each other's support as I truely feel accepted and loved on this sight. By the way the medication that my daughter's pediatrician gave me for her feet is working quite nicely and it is just a matter of time before this bout of warts for her is gone...Truely great news.

Allison

Re: Hi Allison

Kim B. on 2/08/01 at 21:26 (038490)

Hi Allison,

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your last post. Those things you said about our group were very kind. Glad to hear that your daughter's feet are on the mend too. I have a young son and knowing what I know now, about foot problems, I am pretty attentive to his feet, shoes and etc... A Mother's work is NEVER done.

As far as out group, we are mainly a heel spurs group, that was spawn I believe out of necessity because out of lack of compassion and understangding from our Doctors/Specialists. We are a strange bunch of birds or sure, and there is something here for everyone. If you're just looking for wellness support, I suppose that would have to be kept mainly over to the social/support message board. All the others boards are stickly dedicated toward foot health, though no doubt we sometimes stray of track. If you want to join in the 'fun' yet your feet are great, you may not be able to relate to the details. Basically, we support each other because we relate.

However, since you don't have foot problems, you can still pitch in around here if you want. One way that comes to mind off the top of my head, would be by reading Scott's PF/Heelspurs book/article, located at the front of this site,) so that you learn some of the jargon. Then, when you notice a 'newbie' on the trail, you might sometimes be able to help point them in the right direction. Folks are usually weary and a bit lost when they show up here. It's sad to say that you almost have to have foot problems to relate to much of what goes on here, but I think it's the truth.

Still, I think we can alway use an extra greeter person if this subject and site interests you enough. This is just a suggestion. Even if you don't relate intirely, you may still be able to help someone else out along the way.

I'm so sorry to hear about your kidney problems. Knock on wood, so far, I think my kidney's are the only thing on me that actually work properly. I've had some experience with fainting too, and boy is that scary! I used to have sever endometriosis and that stabbing type of pain got so stong at times, it was pratically incapacitating. I can relate a little in that way, so my heart goes out to you.

Gotta run, lots to catch up on around here, I've been out of town incase you missed my post about it.

Regards, Kim B.

Re: Get her some medical care

anonymous on 1/24/01 at 00:48 (037183)

Why not just take her to the damn doctor (md, podiatrist, etc.) instead of letting her suffer? I had a tiny one on the back of my heel around a year ago, and it was extremely painful. I can imaginge how she feels. She needs medical treatment!! Kids and adults get plantar warts, and there are many ways a doctor can remove them, but I'm not even going to get into that.

I'm usually very nice, but when I see a mother with a kid in pain, and she's writing to a heelspurs board instead of getting treatment for her (it's obvious she's had this for a while) it turns my stomach.

Re: pediatric worts

Dr. Biehler on 1/24/01 at 07:33 (037191)

The first thing todo is to make sure it is a wart. There are other pathologies that can look like warts. These can be very painful and there are different ways to have them treated and or removed. Pediatric warts are not that uncommon and should be checked by a podiatrist. Dr. B.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/24/01 at 19:13 (037261)

Listen the thing just showed up and I have an appt with her pediatrician. So rather that call me a bad mother...mind your own god danm business..I just thought that while I am waiting for the stupid appointment, I would try to find out for sure if it was a wort. You're only as tough as your anonymity and I'm sure that you're children are just perfect and that you're just a perfect parent too, so rather than preach at me as this is the first time that I have ever used a service like this take a good look at yourself and before you start telling everyone else what they are doing wrong...ask yourself this question...am I as perfect as I want everyone else to be????

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/25/01 at 19:29 (037367)

Thanks Kim,

Yes I must appologize for the 'god damn' thing...I usually don't curse at all I guess it's that stigmatism that when someone calls you a bad mother I seems to really bring out an anger that no one can surpass. Well that yellow belly doesn't seem to want to respond to either one of us so it appears that they were just talking out of their butt. But anyways...just a follow up as you do seem to care...I took my daughter to the MD today and it is just a regular wart THANK GOODNESS and he gave me some really good tips and a good medication for it....I guess that I was just a little scared because when I was young all there was to treat plantars warts was to inject them with acid through a seringe and I had to have it done and it was scary and painful for a long time...It's amazing how for a long medical practices have come. I feel alot better about the whole thing and I thank you for seeing things in the eyes of an objective caring mother who knows that there are people out there who can't seem to understand that there are things that take time, and don't make assumptions about people without knowing the facts.

Thanks again Allison K.

Re: Get her some medical care

carol on 1/25/01 at 21:16 (037379)

This message is for ANONYMOUS perhaps you are truly as ignorant as you are ANONYMOUS!!!!

Re: Get her some medical care

Cynthia D on 1/26/01 at 16:54 (037450)

Dear Allison: I, too am a mother and was so horrified by what some 'anonymous' person said to you that I couldn't even get my thoughts in gear to say something to them that day and I am sorry I did not. But now I am. To Anonymous: That was very mean spirited and you should have asked a gentle question using your real name like did she call her dr.? how long had her daughter had this problem?

I have found this board to be a safe and caring place to share my innermost fears, concerns and feelings and have found everyone to be caring and concerned. I happen to be a 10 year director of a child abuse prevention agency and did not think Allison was being abusive, but was caring and trying to get help for her little one. Please don't be so quick to judge. And don't scare the rest of us off who need kind and caring people to turn to!

Allison, my daughter has warts on her hand that are spreading more every month and her ped. said they are viral and will go away eventually on their own. I'm glad your daughter is feeling better now.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison on 1/26/01 at 18:38 (037462)

Thanks Cynthia,,

It means alot to me that there are caring people on this sight who don't judge ignorantly and people like yourself that are professionals in a field that is so sensitive in nature to stand up and prove that there are others in this world just trying to stay informed about their children's well being. This is the first time I ever tried to look anything up on this sight and 'anonymous' really knows how to put a bad taste in someone's mouth about things I just hope that 'anonymous' is not a health care professional themself as their bed side manner would really be something left for desire. Thank you very much for all the support...I'm glad that I now don't have to feel embarrassed to inquire about my child's health as there may be one bad apple out there....but there are so many great supporters out there that remind me that I am not alone.

Re: Get her some medical care

Julie on 1/27/01 at 03:34 (037495)

Allison, it's really too bad that on your first visit to this site you met with such a stupid response.As you've realized since, from the others' messages to you, it wasn't typical! Far from it - I've been around here for five months and that 'Anonymous' post was the first of its kind that I've seen. It shocked me, and yes, it leaves a bad taste, but let's all spit it out now and not take it to heart.

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison on 1/27/01 at 09:14 (037514)

Thanks Julie......

All has been 'spit out' and nothing taken to heart. I hope though that anonymous has read these postings and reallizes just how ignorant that comment was and I hope that some day someone turns around and calls anonymous a bad parent so that person too can feel the anger that I felt.

Allison

Re: Get her some medical care

Laurie R on 1/27/01 at 10:43 (037520)

Hi Allison,
Frist of all ,welcome to the board. Like everyone siad don't let one stupid person get you upset.You sound to me like you are a very wonderful and caring person.I would of done the same thing. Hello! sometime it does take a few days to get in to see your doctor .....I am also a mother of two beautiful daughters ,I am always looking up stuff on the internet. This is how we learn. You did the right thing. This board has been so wonderful to me,the support is the best. I am glad you are here. Give your baby a big hug from all of us......PS my oldest daughter 13 reads this board sometimes too , to understand what i am going through .

Laurie R

Re: Get her some medical care

Allison K. on 1/27/01 at 16:16 (037536)

I would really like to thank Kim, Julie, Laurie, Cynthia, Carol, & Dr. Beihler you all are great supports to people like myself and I sure will give big hugs to my daughter from all of you...I just wish that she was old enough to understand what we are all saying to each other, because if she was I would make it a point to have her read these messages from all of you so she can feel just as happy as I do that there are such beautiful people in this world. I am going to make it a point to mention this sight to friends that are searching for answers to their medical issues as well....THANKS A BUNCH!

Allison

Re: To all and Kim B

Cynthia D on 1/30/01 at 15:15 (037760)

Whoa, there, not so fast :) ! I'm not sure I can put up with Allison if she has perfect, pain-free feet!! Just KIDDING, of course. I think just ONE more comment is in order. This plantar faciatiis we all suffer from is so chronic and painful that we wouldn't wish it on our worse enemy, not even on anonomous!! (And you really don't want anyone to be called a bad parent, I'm sure.) I'm relatively new here, too and it sure is heartwarming to have strangers reaching out to strangers, but we are friends in suffering. Hugs to your little one.

Re: To all and Kim B

Kim B. on 1/30/01 at 20:22 (037795)

We are friends in suffering yes, but also an army of foot informants if you will. We've talked in the past about how if there was better public awarness of Heel spurs and PF, many of us may have been able to avoid it, (proper stretching before a walk or run) and some of us would have had a much less severe case if we hadn't ignored the pain for the first 6 months or so.

We have room for anyone who wants to know more about foot pain problems, be it for themselves or a loved one. Right? We may relate better to those who share our anguish, but if Allison gets to wear pretty shoes, we can't exclude her based on that alone. Besides, we all know how it goes, one day your feet are fine and the next...PF.

Regards, Kim B.

Re: To all and Kim B

Allison K. on 2/01/01 at 19:13 (038015)

Hello again ladies...how's the world treating ya this fine week...I was reading your postings about your problems with the pain and PF. Although I cannot relate and have never had the problems in my feet such as all you have (Yes I do have perfect feet HAHAHAHA)I do have a chronic Kidney problem that has me in pain all the time especially when I have to sit too long. So although I do not know about chronic foot problems and pain I do know about chronic Kidney pain and weakness all the time to the point where if I get too run down I am prone to fainting because the pain gets so bad. I truely do sympathise with all of you and hope that someday there can be cures found for all diseases...but while we're all waiting for that...let's be each other's support as I truely feel accepted and loved on this sight. By the way the medication that my daughter's pediatrician gave me for her feet is working quite nicely and it is just a matter of time before this bout of warts for her is gone...Truely great news.

Allison

Re: Hi Allison

Kim B. on 2/08/01 at 21:26 (038490)

Hi Allison,

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your last post. Those things you said about our group were very kind. Glad to hear that your daughter's feet are on the mend too. I have a young son and knowing what I know now, about foot problems, I am pretty attentive to his feet, shoes and etc... A Mother's work is NEVER done.

As far as out group, we are mainly a heel spurs group, that was spawn I believe out of necessity because out of lack of compassion and understangding from our Doctors/Specialists. We are a strange bunch of birds or sure, and there is something here for everyone. If you're just looking for wellness support, I suppose that would have to be kept mainly over to the social/support message board. All the others boards are stickly dedicated toward foot health, though no doubt we sometimes stray of track. If you want to join in the 'fun' yet your feet are great, you may not be able to relate to the details. Basically, we support each other because we relate.

However, since you don't have foot problems, you can still pitch in around here if you want. One way that comes to mind off the top of my head, would be by reading Scott's PF/Heelspurs book/article, located at the front of this site,) so that you learn some of the jargon. Then, when you notice a 'newbie' on the trail, you might sometimes be able to help point them in the right direction. Folks are usually weary and a bit lost when they show up here. It's sad to say that you almost have to have foot problems to relate to much of what goes on here, but I think it's the truth.

Still, I think we can alway use an extra greeter person if this subject and site interests you enough. This is just a suggestion. Even if you don't relate intirely, you may still be able to help someone else out along the way.

I'm so sorry to hear about your kidney problems. Knock on wood, so far, I think my kidney's are the only thing on me that actually work properly. I've had some experience with fainting too, and boy is that scary! I used to have sever endometriosis and that stabbing type of pain got so stong at times, it was pratically incapacitating. I can relate a little in that way, so my heart goes out to you.

Gotta run, lots to catch up on around here, I've been out of town incase you missed my post about it.

Regards, Kim B.