At MK Feet Podiatry Clinic, we are proud to have a variety of cutting-edge verrucae treatments proven by research.
- Swift Therapy: Swift therapy is a new technology developed in the UK, which has been developed to treat skin lesions in dermatology and podiatry. Unlike other verrucae treatments Swift Therapy is none invasive treatment with an 80% resolution rate. After the therapy the lesion may feel sore but will not prevent you from undertaking daily activities.
- Verrucae Needling: Verrucae needling is performed under local anaesthetic. This works by pushing the virus into the deeper layers of the skin therefore the virus can be recognised by your body’s immune system and an immune response can be achieved. The body then builds its own T – cell mediated response, so you have immunity to that strain of the virus.
- Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the verrucae and initiate an immue response from your body.
- Salicylic Acid Salicylic Acid treatment is pain free and safe to apply on children. With off the shelf treatments usually having an average concentration on 20% Salicylic Acid, the prescription grade acid used at MK Feet has a concentration of 60%.
How To Stop Verrucas Spreading
Once you have contracted the HPV virus and a verruca has formed, the wart can quickly begin to spread to other areas of the body. Not only can plantar warts spread on the individual, but also be passed on to others, in particular children. With this in mind, there are several precautionary measures recommended to implement to keep the risk of verrucas spreading at a minimum.
- Avoid direct contact with verrucas, even your own plantar wart
- Do not use the same emery board or pumice stone on your verruca as you would on your healthy skin
- Avoid walking barefoot when visiting a swimming pool or gym
- Change your socks on a daily basis
- Leave warts to heal, do not pick or scratch the skin
- Always keep the foot clean and pat dry
There are many different ways in which a verruca can be treated, the extent of the treatment would be based on the severity of the virus. In some cases, the verruca can be removed independently through salicylic acid. It is always recommended to visit a podiatrist if the verruca begins to interfere with daily activities. Below are some of the treatment plans available: