Traditionally the thought process has been to not treat verrucaes as they will “go on their own”, but for many this simply is not the case. Every year more people are seeking care and treatment. The longer a verrucae has been left, or has been treated unsuccessfully by over the counter treatments, it can become more resistant to treatments and can take longer to treat.
They have certain features to look out for:
- Cauliflower appearance
- Black dots (papillae)
- Painful when pinched not on direct pressure
To get rid of them we need to stimulate the bodies own immune system to attack the virus, while breaking down any viral tissue in the skin. There are many ways in which to do this. At Footpro podiatry we will issue a thorough assessment of any suspected sites, discuss in detail with you suitable treatment options and form an effective treatment programme. We also offer needling to verrucae on digits of the feet. Along with the treatment programme dealing with the problem site, we will also offer guidance on how to stop yourself from ever getting another verrucae again.