Verrucas

(Also known as plantar warts)

Verrucas are a common skin condition, often found on the soles of the feet. They appear as small, rough growths and are typically caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Verrucas can be uncomfortable or painful, especially when walking or standing.

You might have verrucas if you have:

Small, rough growths on the soles of your feet
Black dots under the affected skin
Discomfort or pain when walking or standing
  • Touching the skin of someone who has a verruca
  • Walking barefoot in public places such as swimming pools or gyms
  • You have dry, damaged skin on your feet
  • Sharing items like towels or nail clippers with someone with a verruca
  • Small, rough growths on the soles of the feet
  • Discomfort or pain when walking or standing
  • Black dots (clotted blood vessels) within the verruca
  • Use over-the-counter treatments containing salicylic acid
  • Keep the affected area clean and dry
  • Avoid picking or scratching the verruca
  • Change your socks and shoes frequently

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