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How to Treat Warts And Verrucas?

Medical Treatment:
  • Use creams, plasters, and sprays to get rid of warts and verrucas
  • These take up to 3 months to complete. Irritate your skin. Do not always work. Should not use on your face
  • You should see your GP if you have a very large or painful wart or verruca, or you have a wart on your face or genitals, or a wart bleeds or changes in how it looks
  • GP may freeze a wart or verruca so it falls off a few weeks later (or sometimes few sessions)
  • Treatment does not work, you may be recommended to a skin specialist
  • Some other treatments such as treatment with laser or light and minor surgery
Do the following things to stop warts and verrucas spreading:
  • If you have a verruca, change your socks daily
  • Do not share towels, flannels, shoes or socks
  • Cover warts and verrucas with a plaster when swimming
  • Wash your hands after touching a wart or verruca
  • Do not bite your nails or suck fingers with warts on
  • Do not scratch or pick a wart
  • If you have a verruca, avoid walking barefoot in outdoors