Verrucae are warts in the foot. They are problematic because the skin is thicker on the feet and pressure of walking pushes them into the skin. They can also be present for some time before being noticed because they are not on view all the time.
There is no one treatment that works for everyone and treatment can be unpredictable.
Verrucae and warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus lives in the body’s cells making it difficult for the immune system to identify and react.
Treatment often aims to destroy the skin containing the virus.
Verrutop uses a chemical called Nitrizinic Complex that reacts with the viral DNA causing the verruca to dehydrate. This chemical is applied to the verruca or wart weekly and at home we suggest applying a dab of surgical spirit or alcohol hand gel to the area daily in between.
This picture shows the result of treatment after three applications of verrutop over a two month period from first to the last appointment.