Warts, plantar warts or verruca are a benign thickening of skin caused by human papillomavirus infection. They are often painful and most common in children and teenagers but can occur in all ages.

The weekly application of a painless cream containing a strong acid with debridement of the wart is often all that is required to eliminate warts. In persistent cases it is sometimes necessary to perform a simple procedure to excise the wart under local anaesthetic. Read more

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