Is a skin lesion cause by the human papillomavirus, which infects the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). The virus is transmitted by contact and although most verrucas do typically go away on their own, and may not require treatment, some do become painful, bothersome, rapidly spread, or don't go away, even after several years, and do need to be treated.


Your podiatrist will carry out a thorough foot examination and may ask you about your medical history, lifestyle, footwear.


Firstly it must be noted whilst there are a wide ranged of treatment available for Verruca. Not single treatment is 100% guaranteed and no treatment is as clinically effective. The aim of treatment is to remove the overlying callus (hard skin) and enable the treatment of choice to have a greater impact on the virus.

Treatments include:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Duct tape
  • Over the counter chemical treatments as advised

If left untreated

The viruses tend to go of their own accord, however this can take a long time.

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