Verruca and Warts

Verruca and Warts

Verrucae, commonly known as warts, are skin growths triggered by a viral infection, typically the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can present as single deep warts or multiple shallow growths and may pose challenges when it comes to treatment. While not always painful, it's advisable to seek guidance and treatment options from a podiatrist to prevent their spread.

At the Arch Foot Clinic, we offer a range of treatment methods to address verruca and warts, ensuring a tailored approach that suits your unique needs. Our treatment options include:

  • Cryosurgery (Freezing): A technique involving freezing to remove verruca and warts.
  • Traditional Acid Treatments: Using acid-based solutions for effective removal.
  • Verruca Needling: A specialised procedure aimed at resolving verrucae.

The choice of treatment depends on various factors, and our podiatrists will engage in a thorough discussion with you, enabling you to make an informed decision that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

Preventive Measures for Verrucae:

To reduce the risk of verrucae, consider these preventive measures:

  • Avoid sharing socks or towels with others.
  • Refrain from walking barefoot in communal areas, particularly around swimming pools and locker rooms, where the virus can thrive.
  • Resist the urge to pick at verrucae, as this can lead to their spread and make them more challenging to treat.

By adhering to these preventive tips and seeking professional guidance when necessary, you can effectively manage verrucae and minimise their impact on your foot health. At the Arch Foot Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with the care and support you need for healthy and comfortable feet.

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