Chiropodists and Podiatrists based in Newton Abbot, Devon
Verrucae (warts) are harmless and usually self limiting viral infections of the skin
and 80% of them will clear up on their own without treatment, usually within 18 -
The vast majority of warts on the feet are pain free and for this reason they are
best left alone to run their course. The wart can be gently rubbed flush with the
surrounding skin using a pumice stone (this should be used only by the person with
the wart/s) once or twice a week.
For this reason warts should always be left for at least 18 months to self-clear
before any sort of treatment is considered. This is an important factor where the
treatment of children is concerned.
Radiosurgery works by using a radiofrequency wave applied through a wire surgical
electrode. This cuts cleanly through tissue so that a wart may be cut around and
lifted out without the scar tissue which so often occurs with wounds caused by manual
Radiosurgery involves a local anaesthetic beforehand and a typical procedure lasts
about 40 minutes. Healing of the site may take 2 - 4 weeks and about 3 or 4 re-dressing
appointments are normal.
There are a number of other wart treatments involving the application of chemicals
(usually acids) to the wart site. Your podiatrist will advise on the options available.
All warts are assessed and a recommendation of the most appropriate treatment is
made AT NO CHARGE TO THE PATIENT.
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