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  • Writer's pictureLouise Fordham

Verruca’s and Warts

At Fordham-Rees Podiatry clinic on Fairwater green in Cardiff, our Podiatrists are very experienced in the treating of Verrucas and warts and have many different treatment options available, that will be discussed with you at your consultation. Most treatments can be applied during the initial consultation however, on some occasions some may need a separate appointment.


What is a verruca?


Verrucae and warts are caused by a Virus in the skin. To be a little more specific the Human papilloma Virus (HPV) There are many different strains of the virus which means sometimes your immune system may fight off one but you may still catch another.

The virus sits between layers of the skin and is unrecognised by the bodies immune system. Verruca can become bigger, unsighltly, painful or multiply and this often leads to people seeking treatment.


How did I get a verruca?


A lot of us carry the HPV virus in the flora of our skin. A small break in the skin on our feet can allow the virus entry and to cause a verruca. It is not always picked up from places like swimming pools.


Treatments for Verruca


At your consultation at Fordham-Rees Podiatry the Podiatrist will discuss all treatment options with you to find what is best suited the the type of verruca you have and the best suited method for you. All treatment options will be discussed in detail and all risks and benefits explained. You can ask as many questions as you like and the podiatrist will help you to make the most suitable choice for treatment.


Some treatments used for Verruca are:


Acids:

Acids used in the clinic by the Podiatrist are stronger than those you can purchase over the counter. The acid works by destroying the cells of the skin that carry the virus.


Cryosurgery/Freezing:

Cryosurgery is the freezing of the Verruca/wart to destroy the viral cells. It is more commonly used in the treatment of warts but also used to treat certain verruca dependent on type and location.


There are other options to treat verruca and warts such as Silver nitrate applications and Falknors needling these will also be discussed with you at your consultation



What happens next?


At our clinic on Fairwater Green The Podiatrist will discuss and devise a treatment plan with you and explain in detail the treatment and aftercare with you. Verrucas often can require more than one single treatment but this will be discussed at your appointment. The podiatrist will along with yourself choose the right option that will suit you and the type of verruca you have.



How can I make an appointment?


If you wish to book an appointment to discuss treatment options for a Verruca please call our clinic on 02922474116.


You can also book on our website at www.fordhamreespodiatry.com


Send us a message on WhatsApp 07359382287


Alternatively you can pop into the clinic and make a booking we are located at Fairwater Green, Next to the Opticians and Pharmacy at 4 Chestnut Road, Fairwater, Cardiff. CF5 3HR

Cardiff Podiatrists HCPC registered and Insured.

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