A verruca – also known as a plantar wart – is a small lump that develops on a person’s foot. Aside from being unsightly, it can vary in size and be part of a larger cluster. You might have heard that a verruca can go away on its own without any treatment. This is true. However, in adults, this can take up to 10 years to happen – and until that point, you’ll have to deal with the downsides. With this in mind, let’s look at three reasons to get rid of your verruca (even when no one can see it).
A verruca can be a major source of discomfort. In fact, in some circumstances – such as when a verruca develops on a weight-bearing part of the foot – it can be extremely painful. It’s not uncommon for people to suddenly have mobility issues as they struggle to walk without putting pressure on the infected area. This can make it difficult to carry out simple day-to-day duties.
A verruca is caused by the human papillomavirus. It is extremely infectious, meaning that you risk putting your friends and family at risk if you have one for even a short amount of time. In particular, the virus is more likely to spread when the skin is damaged or wet – making it dangerous for you to use bathtubs or showers that are shared with other people.
While a verruca can sometimes stay hidden due to it being on the foot, it can still cause a large degree of stress for people. You might find it causes you extreme anxiety to be in places where you are required to be barefoot or without shoes. This is problematic because stress is actually one of the leading factors that can cause someone to develop a verruca in the first place – it can trigger inflammatory chemicals that make verrucas more likely.
We can help
Here at MedSkin Clinic, we have a team of professionals waiting to aid you in getting rid of your verruca, thanks to our effective cryotherapy treatment. Even if it can’t be seen and people don’t know you have one, there’s no time like the present to take action.