Warts and Verruca
Warts are small rough lumps on the skin. They are caused by a virus (human papillomavirus) which causes a reaction in the skin. They range in size from 1 mm to over 1 cm. The shape and size of warts all vary. Sometimes several occur in the same area of skin, and sometimes only one or two warts develop.
Verruca are warts that occur on the soles of the feet. They are the same as warts on any other part of the body, however, because the feet are a weight bearing area, they are flattened down.
What are the symptoms of plantar warts?
Some plantar warts are uncomfortable, particularly if they are on a weight bearing area when it may feel like having a stone in your shoe.
How will plantar warts be diagnosed?
This is usually easy based on its appearance, however, sometimes it may be hard to distinguish from a corn.
How can plantar warts be treated?
When considering treatment of plantar warts, the following facts should be taken into account:
Treatment varies depending on patient’s age and activities and health condition.
What can I do?
If you have a plantar wart: