Saturday, 15 October 2016

What a cheek.

Hello. I have a currant stuck on my face, not a pretty sight. It ruins my flawless 67 year old skin. No, that's not quite correct, I do have a few flaws, mainly wrinkles, saggy jowls, and a scrawny neck. However, I am not going down the route of sticking needles in my face to plump up my skin with fillers. I will just have to put up with how I am. But what I don't want is this currant stuck on my right cheek.  
My doctor at our village surgery treated it earlier this year, and it went away. But then it reappeared so I went back to see him. He referred me to the Dermatology department of the Virgin Care health centre in town. I didn't know Mr Branson had medical establishments as well as running an airline. The Ironstone Centre is a brand new building and in a part of town I don't normally go to. It was very nice, the staff were nice, and the young specialist I saw was very nice.

He peered through his magnifying eyeglass to get a better look and declared that it was only a wart and nothing sinister. I said I have something similar on my arm as well, so he had a look at that. Only a wart he said. Then I mentioned that as I live alone I am unable to see my own back, and could he check it for me. He obliged and said only moles, which I knew about but thought it's best to get them checked out.

The doc said he would zap my currant with something to freeze it. I said my doctor has done that, three times and still it came back. He said, my liquid is stronger, and it will work. He got a plunger contraption off the shelf. which looked like a space gun. I closed my eyes and waited, he zapped. It felt like a thousand needles sticking in my skin. He zapped it twice, I said, yeah, kill it.

So this is the result. The currant is apparently dying and will drop off. I'll let you know when it does.

Thanks for popping in, have a nice Sunday, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

19 comments:

  1. ALWAYS best to get them checked out!

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  2. I had a teeny thing removed from my face a couple of years ago. It's grown back but smaller and paler. It wasn't malignant before so I reckon there's no rush to get it seen too. Will treat it as a distinguishing feature in the meantime. xx


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  3. When I went to the dermatologist for a couple of ugly, fairly large growths on my arms, the beautiful, young dermatologist looked at them and declared them to be "age warts". To me "age warts" sound even uglier than "warts". The only actually dangerous little skin thing I have ever had going on was a tiny, tiny black speck on my forehead. I was at a different dermatologist for a different skin issue and she spotted that speck on my forehead from across the desk. Got out a big magnifying device and as she examined it, said it needed to be biopsied right then. She cut it out and for such a tiny little speck, it had an extremely long "root" attached to it. Luckily after biopsy it was proven not cancerous, but she said that is the type of mole, tiny as it was that often does become cancerous. I hope your spot on your face will heal quickly.

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  4. Boy, that doesn't look like any wart I've ever seen. Was the picture before or after he zapped it? I hope you got the one on your arm zapped, too, cause the warts I know about can spread. Wonder how many types of warts there are? Google Time!

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    1. Hi Judy. this is the after. Doc said it might blister.

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    2. Ooops, missed that question. He didn't do the one on the arm.

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    3. Well, I did do some research. There are 7 types of warts all caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and there are over 120 types of this virus and animals get warts, too.

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  5. Always safe to get things checked. Hopefully it will work this time around.

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  6. Judy is right warts do spread. I have a few on my back and my doctor has checked and said they were age warts. I have had a couple removed from my face. One which was just in front of my right ear, I can't remember if it was by my GP or the hospital that removed it. I had one just under my right eye and the hospital removed that, but it grew back again rather quickly and had to go back again. This time he removed the roots by making a small incision. I have recently had one removed from my forehead by my GP. It was quite embarassing as it was dead centre between my eyes like a bulls eye. Fingers crossed that's the end of them.
    I think that now the hospital has done your wart Ilona it will soon go.

    Joan (Wales)

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  7. Ouch lets hope it works this time, a few weeks ago I had a sebaceous cyst removed between my lip and nose, the injection to numb it was horrendous then it was sliced open and removed and stitched up,I can tell you it made my eyes water, it is healing well now, hope yours clears up well.

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  8. The sap of the Milkweed, which is a type of euphorbia, and which is probably growing somewhere in your garden, repeatedly applied to the 'currant' should remove it. - Paul H.

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  9. There is certainly a lot of variety in your posts!!! Love it. JanF

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  10. I had a mole removed from my back a few years back. It had been there as long as I could remember but slightly raised and quite large ao I thoughr better safe than sorry.

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  11. Best to get things like that looked at. I hope the blighter is cured this time. Natalie

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  12. Ilona, it's great that you share this sort of post. It encourages others to get checked up and if needed to have treatment. Smart move to get your back checked at the same time.

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  13. My husband got some on his head...he had them checked out and then told me they weren't malignant but he might be turning into a toad instead!
    Arilx

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  14. I hope it clears up. I have several smaller ones on my face. I've just started putting tea tree oil on them. If that doesn't work I will switch to apple cider vinegar or lemon juice before I ask a dermatologist.

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  15. Iiona

    I have read a number of times, that a garlic clove cut in half and put (with bandaid) on a wart (if indeed it is a wart) will make the wart drop off and not come back. If I recall it is put on for a few hrs a day, or less if it starts to hurt. Have not tried it personally, but have read of a number who have.

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