Verruca Pedis


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.

Causes

The most common causes of verruca pedis include but are not limited to:

  • Directly having HPV
  • Coming into contact with contaminated surfaces of HPV

Symptoms

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

Treatments for verruca pedis include but are not limited to:

  • Silver nitrate
  • Salicyclic acid
  • Cryotherapy program
  • Duct tape 
  • Lazer
  • Dry needling