So you have a verruca? Don't Panic!
Welcome to Verruca.org.uk!
I had a verruca for about two years. I just could not get rid of it. I searched the internet for solutions, but found two types of websites. Those that wanted to sell me their product and those that gave the generic medical advice that I already knew!
What I needed was a site where users can share their tips for getting rid of the dreaded verruca as well as up to date and unbiased information and advice.
In short, a community for verruca sufferers!
After a while I realised that such a site did not exist. So I made one myself. Please look around and I hope you find it useful...
Go and see a doctorl!
This is a no-brainer really. Fortunately, diagnosing a verruca is simple. Treating it is much, much harder...
What will the doctor look for? Due to their distinctive appearance, verrucas are usually easy to identify through a visual examination of the affected area. Your doctor will consider the following when they examine your verruca:
Verrucas are caused by a strain of the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus is present in the skin cells of a verruca.
HPV is passed on through close skin-to-skin contact. It can also be passed on by indirect contact, for example, from contaminated objects, such as towels and shoes. Like all warts, verrucas are thought to be contagious for as long as they are present on your body.