Verrucae

What are Verrucae?

Verrucae are warts that occur on the feet.  Verrucae are normal and common in Children and are for the most part agony free.

What are the indications of Verrucae?

Verrucae are small, tough, frequently round. At times you will just see maybe a couple verrucae on one or both feet, however they can cover bigger areas  of skin.

What are the reasons for Verrucae?

Verrucae are brought on by distinctive strains of the human papilloma infection (HPV). The infection occurs in the skin cells of a wart. Close skin to skin contact, especially in a wet and humid climates like at the swimming pool frequently will cause verrucae to spread to others. You are more inclined to catch the contamination if your skin is: harmed, wet, or comes into contact with unpleasant surfaces.

What would it be a good idea for me to do in the event that I have a Verrucae?

An appointment with a podiatrist is prescribed will advise you on the treatment.Also any over-the-counter treatment for Verrucae can help.

What shouldn’t I do on the off chance that I have a Verrucae?

Do not push sharp objects in to the verrucae in an attempt to remove them yourself. Avoid swimming, this will stop the verrucae from spreading to others.

Could there be any long – term impacts of a Verrucae?

Verrucae often spread to other parts of the foot, however, they generally clear up themselves without any treatment over time. They are not serious and should be ignored if they aren’t causing any problems.

Podiatry treatment for Verrucae

Overlying hard skin that may develop over the verrucae can be removed by a Podiatrist to relieve discomfort. A Podiatrist can advise on the appropriate management plan for your verrucae. Flip-flops or verrucae socks are advisable to both prevent catching verrucae at the swimming pool and passing them on to others. Chemicals can be applied to the verrucae to help clear it, however if the verrucae is not causing a problem it is advisable to leave it untreated as the body’s immune system often recognizes it and responds

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