Verrucae are a common problem that affect many of us, and they are usually benign in nature. However, they can cause discomfort or considerable embarrassment for some people.
Verrucae are caused by a virus, and it is notoriously difficult to treat virus with medication, hence one of the reasons why we still suffer from verruca and even the common cold. There are a number of different types of virus that cause verrucae, and there is no one size fits all treatment for them.
If a verruca isn’t causing pain or embarrassment, leaving it alone may well be the suggestion from a podiatrist. The vast majority of verrucae will resolve at some point without any treatment anyway.
So, its causing you pain or embarrassment and you want it gone? There are a number of treatments available from a podiatrist from caustic therapy, cryotherapy, microwave therapy to a minor procedure under a local anaesthetic called needling. If you want to find out what treatment is best for you we’d recommend having a consultation with a podiatrist who is experienced in all treatment types for verruca