Verruca is a type of a wart which typically develops on the sole of the foot. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and appear as small lumps which can be either painless or painful. They tend to go away eventually on their own, however, this may take months or years and they can easily spread to other body parts and to other people.

There are many treatment options available on the market and you can treat your varruca at home with over the counter products. However, if you are not sure weather the lump you have is a verruca, you have many verrucae, it bleeds or changes colour or the home treatment simply didn’t work, contact a podiatrist.

Here at South Dublin Podiatry we will assess your verruca and advise you on the best treatment approach. On the initial appointment we will debride the verruca and treat it with highly concentrated salicylic acid to kill all cells infected by the virus. You will be then advised to continue treating it at home for a few weeks with the recommended treatment or attend clinic on weekly bases until your verruca clears up. This normally takes a couple of weeks.

If you think you may have a verruca call our podiatrist on 083 8241454 to start your treatment today.