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Warts and Verrucas Treatment and Removal in Cardiff & South Glamorgan

Fast, effective treatment for warts and verruca by a team of highly qualified team of Podiatrists (Chiropodists) at Fordham-Rees Podiatry in Cardiff.

  • Warts and verrucae removed by experienced Feet experts at our Cardiff Location

  • Book a consultation directly with a specialist and have your wart or verruca treated on the same day if preferred

What Are Warts?

Warts are small growths of hard skin on the skin. They occur because the skin is infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Skin cells infected by this virus overproduce keratin, a skin protein that is very tough. The mound of keratin hardens into a typical raised white scaly lump. Hand warts sometimes go away by themselves without treatment. When a wart occurs on the sole of the foot it is usually called a verruca. They can sometimes be difficult to treat.

When the body becomes immune to HPV, the wart or verruca disappears. This generally takes about two years from when the wart or verruca first appears. In very rare circumstances, some people develop a large cluster of very large warts.  This may indicate a problem with the immune system, which needs to be investigated.

What are Verrucas?

Verrucas are small growths of hard skin on the sole of the foot that develop because the skin is infected with HPV, also known as the human papilloma virus. You can catch verrucas, but they are not spread very easily. The HPV virus that causes them can spread in damp conditions, such as changing rooms and swimming pools.

Verrucas tend to be more deep-seated within the fleshier sole of the foot and they can cause discomfort or pain when walking, running or standing.  Many verrucas are treated because they can cause more severe symptoms.

Treating Warts & Verrucas

Our HCPC Podiatrist (Chiropodist) professionals are highly experienced at treating all variety of skin growths, including warts and/or verruca of any size and shape.  If you are concerned about a wart and/or verruca or wish to have one removed, our Cardiff Podiatrist can provide effective options for treatment and removal.

Treatments Could include:

  • Acid Treatment

  • Silver Nitrate Treatment

  • Cryotherapy Treatment

  • Falkners Needling

The best treatment plan would be discussed with you during your consultation.

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