Warts and Verruca’s

Warts and verrucas are annoying little rough lumps that can pop up on your hands and feet. They're caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can easily be passed on through contaminated surfaces or close skin contact.

Warts and verrucas won't cause any harm, but some people find them itchy, painful, or just downright embarrassing. Verrucas, in particular, can be a pain. They've been described as feeling like standing on a needle. Ouch!

How to prevent warts and verrucae

Luckily, there are ways to stop these little troublemakers from spreading. First things first, make sure to wash your hands after touching a wart or verruca. And if you've got a verruca, be sure to change your socks daily. If you're planning a swim, don't forget to cover those warts and verrucas with plasters. We don't want any surprise visitors making themselves at home in the pool!

How to treat warts and verrucae

One option you may have heard of is freezing the wart or verruca so that they'll eventually fall off a few weeks later. But if freezing isn't your thing, don't worry. There's a whole range of creams, plasters, and sprays designed to tackle these skin issues. Just keep in mind that patience is key. Treatment can take up to three months to work, and it might irritate your skin. But it'll be worth it in the end.

If you're not sure which treatment option is right for you, no worries! Just have a chat with your pharmacy team. They'll be more than happy to give you some advice on the best treatment options.