Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry

Verrucae

What are Verrucae

Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area.This causes an excess of a substance called keratin to develop in the top layer of skin, resulting in a hard, rough lump. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact.

They can be passed on through skin contact or contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, such as:

You're more likely to get infected if your skin is wet or damaged. After becoming infected, it can take weeks or even months for a wart or verruca to appear.

Preventing warts and verrucas

It's difficult to prevent warts and verrucas completely, but the following measures can help stop them spreading:

Treatment of Verrucae

There are many treatments of Verrucae ranging from Acids, Cryosurgery and Occlusive methods. We now have the newest form of treatment which is Swift Microwave, click here for more information on Microwave Therapy