EFFECTIVE TREATMENT REQUIRES ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS
Corns, warts, and verrucae are all common skin conditions that can cause discomfort or pain and are often confused and misdiagnosed.
Corns are small, raised areas of thickened skin that usually develop on the feet or toes in response to pressure or friction. They are usually round and have a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns can be painful and may feel like a small pebble in your shoe. They are usually caused by wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, or by repetitive motions that put pressure on the same area of the foot.
Warts, on the other hand, are caused by a viral infection and can develop on any part of the body. They are usually small, rough growths that can have a cauliflower-like appearance. Warts are caused by HPV, and they are contagious. They can be spread through direct contact with the skin or by sharing personal items like towels or shoes.
Verrucae are a type of wart that develop on the sole of the foot. They are usually flatter and less raised than regular warts, but they can be just as painful. Like warts, they are caused by the HPV virus and are contagious. The virus thrives in wet or damp environments, such as swimming pool floors, communal changing areas and showers.
In summary, corns are caused by pressure or friction and warts are caused by a viral infection which can be treated at a Nail & Skin appointment. Verruca is a type of wart that specifically develop on the sole of the foot and Swift is an effective treatment to get rid of the verruca. It is important to see a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and recommendation of treatment.
Skin problems are often confused, difficult to identify and mistreated with over-the-counter topicals. Leave that to us, the foot specialists. Book a Verruca Diagnosis Consultation – a 40 min consultation during which our Podiatrist can identify your problem and recommend the right treatment for you.