Answering your FAQ’s on Verrucas

Today we’re going to be answering your FAQ’s on Verrucas to conclude our mini series.

Missed any of our previous posts? No problem! Catch up below before we dive into your FAQ’s!
What is a Verruca?
How to prevent Verrucas
How do you get rid of a Verruca?

Answering your FAQ's on Verrucas

Answering your FAQ’s on verrucas

How do I know if I have a verruca?
Verrucas are fairly easy to identify by looking for the telltale signs. From their ‘cauliflower’-like appearance to the tiny black dots (broken blood capillaries) that you’ll see at their centre. They can often feel itchy, and sometimes, due to their location, they can even be painful.

If you’re unsure about whether you have a verruca or not, visit your local chiropodist who will be able to diagnose and treat you.

Who can get verrucas?
Verrucas are most common in children and younger adults, but they can affect anybody.

Are verrucas contagious?
Yes, highly! Passed on by the human papilloma virus (HPV), infection can spread easily through broken or damaged skin.

Find out how to lessen your chances of getting a verruca in our blog post here.

How long do verrucas last?
It’s difficult to pin a timeframe to just how long verrucas last. Left untreated, they may last months or even years – there’s also a higher chance that they can spread which makes treatment more difficult. It’s always best to seek treatment as early as possible for the best results.

Is it normal for a verruca to bleed?
Verrucas can, and often do, bleed if they are scratched or disrupted. Sometimes, the friction from walking can also cause a verruca to bleed.

How do I prevent getting a verruca?
Find out how to lessen your chances of getting a verruca in our blog post here.

How can I get rid of a verruca?
We’re glad you asked! The best way to get rid of a verruca is to visit your local chiropodist who will advise you on the best treatment for you. In the meantime, if you’d like some information on the various common treatments available for verrucas, you can find out more in our blog post here.

Need some help or advice?

We really hope you’ve enjoyed our mini post series on verrucas, and that it’s been helpful.

Don’t forget that we’re always here for you if you need us. Give us a call today on 01226 759 660 or contact us here to book your appointment.

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