Plantar warts or verrucae are caused by papillomavirus group (HPV). They are very contagious and enter the layers of the skin by a entry portal such as a break in the skin.
- Skin lines or ‘fingerprint pattern’ moves around the lesion
- May have multiple centres
- The core may have bruising or haemorrhages at the base
- Pain occurs with side to side squeezes
- May have callous around the wart
If you think you have a wart, it is particularly important to keep it covered while it is being treated to prevent it spreading to other members of the household.
Treatment is customised and will require individual assessment. Most commonly, for a pain free wart, no treatment is required as body will most likely spontaneous remove it itself. If active treatment is required, it may include:
- Offloading with paddings
- Topical applications such as salicylic acid
- Referral to GP for cryotherapy
- Callous removal
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, please call us today for an appointment on 5223 1531