Verrucas, or plantar warts, develop of the soles of the feet and begin because of pressure from standing and walking. They are harmless and often go away on their own. However, many times they become too painful to ignore. This article will provide the five best treatments for verrucas and how to prevent them.
Since our bodies are different, one method of treatment might work for you, while another will not. You may wish to try more than one method to see which works best for you.
Method #1 – *Salicylic Acid and Duct Tape
*Salicylic acid is an active ingredient in most over-the-counter wart remedies.
Method #2 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Method #3 – Onions
Method #4 – Laser Treatments
Although this method can be painful and lead to scarring, it has a good potential for destroying the wart. Precisely targeted lasers cauterize the capillaries that carry blood to the wart. Thus, it is starved and dies. This method takes less time than those mentioned previously.
Method #5 – Minor Surgery
The doctor use an anesthetic for pain and then cuts out the verruca. Scarring can be an issue. However, this is another relatively quick method for removing a verruca.
Verrucas are viral in nature; the virus invades the skin through cuts or scrapes. They are contagious and often spread on floor surfaces of swimming pools and showers, especially public facilities. The best method of prevention is to avoid direct contact with infected surfaces. You should also:
The key for dealing with verrucas is to be aware of the potential for contracting the virus that causes them, taking steps to prevent them, and, if you do get one, trying these methods for treatment.