Verrucas, sometimes called plantar warts or spelled verrucae, are warts that develop on plantar surfaces – that is, the soles (or bottom) of the feet. The pressure from normal standing and walking tends to force the warts into the skin, and this can make the warts painful. Like all warts, they are harmless and may go away even without treatment, but in many cases they are too painful to ignore. Verrucas that grow together in a cluster are known as mosaic warts.
What causes verrucas?
Verrucas, like all warts, are caused by a virus that invades the skin through tiny cuts or scrapes. It can take some weeks, or even months, for a verruca to appear after you have caught the infection. This is called the incubation period. Like other viral infections, verrucas are contagious, commonly spread from the surface of floors in public swimming pools, communal showers, or even your shower at home.
Verrucas sometimes break out among people who share gym or athletic facilities or who engage in group activities where bare feet are the rule, such as yoga and martial arts. Because most people build immunity to the virus with age, verrucas are more common in children than in adults.
What are the symptoms of verrucas?
The symptoms of verrucas include:
- Small, bumpy growths on the soles of the feet, often with a tiny black dot, or dots, on the surface.
- Pain in the soles of the feet when standing or walking.
What are the treatments for verrucas?
Deciding how to treat verrucas may depend on your ability to tolerate the pain that the various treatments can inflict. Folk remedies for treating warts are abound, and there is no single treatment that works every time. Conventional treatment focuses on removal, while alternative approaches emphasize gradual remission.
You will find plenty of over the counter treatments. Most of my customers have tried these but results have not been very effective, hence that is why they have come for professional treatment to ‘The Hub’.
Verrutop is a topical solution for professional use providing painless treatment of difficult warts that is highly effective in just a few applications.
One applied to the warts, it produces a painless mummification of the damaged tissue that causes the wart to detach automatically as healthy skin forms.
Treatments from 6 years of age upwards
Consultation and treatment first visit £35.00 Following treatments £25.00