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A wart in the plantar surface of the foot. It is caused by human papillomavirus.

Symptoms of Verruca

The following features are indicative of Verruca:
  • small black dots
  • black pinpoints
  • pain while walking or standing
  • tenderness while walking

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Common Causes of Verruca

The following are the most common causes of Verruca:
  • infection by human papillomavirus

Risk Factors for Verruca

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Verruca:
  • children and teenagers age
  • people with weakened immune systems
  • patient history
  • walk barefoot

Prevention of Verruca

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Verruca. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid direct contact with warts
  • keep feet clean and dry
  • avoid walking barefoot around swimming pools
  • don't scratch warts
  • Don't use the same nail clipper

Occurrence of Verruca

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Verruca cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Widely occurring between 500K - 1 Million cases

Common Age Group

Verruca can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Verruca can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Verruca

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Verruca:
  • Shave biopsy: To check tiny blood vessel
  • Physical Examination: To check for lesion,signs of dark, pinpoint dots

Complications of Verruca if untreated

Yes, Verruca causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Verruca is left untreated:
  • muscle or joint discomfort

Procedures for Treatment of Verruca

The following procedures are used to treat Verruca:
  • Minor surgery: to treat plantar warts
  • Laser treatment: To burn closed (cauterizes) tiny blood vessels

Self-care for Verruca

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Verruca:
  • keep hands and feet clean: To reduce the risk of plantar warts
  • Use duct tape.To remove warts by using duct tape
  • Wash hands carefully after touching a wart

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Verruca

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Verruca:
  • Cryotherapy: To stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts

Time for Treatment of Verruca

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Verruca to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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