What is Verruca Pedis?
Verrucas are caused by a viral infection called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Verrucas can be caught by close skin to skin contact or indirect transmittal from contaminated surfaces, most commonly at a swimming pool. They can develop as a single verruca or as a cluster. It is recommended to see a podiatrist or GP if the verruca changes in appearance, spreads, bleeds or causes substantial pain or discomfort.
The most common causes of verruca pedis include but are not limited to:
- Directly having HPV
- Coming into contact with contaminated surfaces of HPV
The most common symptoms of verruca pedis mostly include but are not limited to:
- Sole of the foot has white areas with a small black dots in the middle
- Callus development
- Can be painful when pressure is put on the affected area
Treatments for verruca pedis include but are not limited to:
- Silver nitrate
- Salicyclic acid
- Cryotherapy program
- Duct tape
- Dry needling