The most commonly used treatments for warts and verrucas are those containing salicylic acid, and cryotherapy (freezing). Treatment with topical salicylic acid is applied daily for up to 12 weeks in order to gain symptom alleviation.
Evidence based data does not aid cryotherapy for younger children because they may find it too painful and may not be able to keep still long enough for the treatment to be applied.
In some cases the doctor might suggest surgical removal of the verruca by scraping it away using an instrument called a curette All surgical procedures leave scars, and these can be painful on the soles of your feet.
Further advice to support with management of verruca includes:
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