Warts are growths on the skin that are caused by a blood-borne virus called HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Because warts are caused by a virus there is no guaranteed cure. Verrucae warts are warts that occur on the soles of the feet. Warts appear over a period of time and can increase in size. They can disappear quickly with the correct treatment but may remain if left untreated. At We Fix Feet, we have extensive knowledge in treating children’s warts at our foot care clinics in Beeston and Ilkeston.
What are the signs and symptoms of warts?
There are three different types of warts:
Common warts look like cauliflowers that are greyish in colour.
Flat warts are usually the same colour as your skin and look like an extra bit of raised thick skin and usually present as a small patch or disc. They are commonly found on the backs of hands, and sometimes the faces of small children and young people.
Plantar warts are warts that are found on the bottom of our feet. They grow inwards from the pressure of standing on them all the time. Warts are generally painless but may cause pain or discomfort when located on the underside of your foot or between your fingers.
Are warts contagious?
Warts are contagious. Other people can get warts from touching a wart or from touching something that a wart has been in contact with (e.g. towels, shower floor). If you do have warts don’t scratch or pick at them, as this can spread them to another area of your body. Keep the area really clean, wash your hands often and dry them carefully.
When you have warts it’s a good idea to use your own special towel so as not to spread them. Unfortunately kissing toads does not cure warts, nor do the toads turn into princes!
Our clinicians can diagnose and provide treatment for children’s warts or any other problems your child may encounter. We have a large number of treatments at our disposal.
VerrutopSuitable for children
- Procedure Time: 5 – 20 minutes depending on size and number of verruca
- Recovery Time: Nil – no down-time
- No of Treatments: Usually requires 3 – 6 treatments depending on verruca
- Treatment Interval: 3 – 6 appointments at 2 or 3 week intervals
- Pain: Usually a pain-free treatment
- Dressings: Requires twice daily application of surgical spirit