Verrucae are plantar warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by a viral infection, which affects the outer layer of skin (epidermis). The virus can enter the skin if there is any break in the skin or if the skin is very moist, which explains why many people seem to pick them up at swimming pools. In most cases the verruca is painless and, given time, will resolve without treatment. Painful or spreading verruca can however cause distress.
A range of verruca treatments are available including Swift microwave therapy and Verrutop, a new type of quick and painless topical treatment that denatures the viral protein and desiccates the wart tissue, which then falls off the skin, leaving intact skin underneath.
Swift microwave therapy is also is an exciting advance in treatment, which has proved to be very successful according to recent studies. Swift uses microwaves to destroy the verruca tissue and does not require any local anaesthetic or significant dressings. For further information on Swift please click on this link. https://www.treatwithswift.com/global/for-patients/information-for-patients.html