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Verruca or Plantar Wart

These are a type of wart which develops on the soles of the feet which can be itchy or painful. The medical term for Verruca's is ‘Plantar Warts’. Children and teenagers are particularly prone to Verrucas.

Why do they appear?

Verruca’s are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which results in a small black spot on the bottom of the foot. This usually appears on the ball of the foot as this takes most of the pressure and is why a verruca hurts when you walk or stand for a long period of time.

• Often spread in these environments through the use of community showers, swimming pools, or bathrooms

Areas they are commonly found

This is a characteristic small black spot on the sole of the foot. This spot is thicker than the surrounding skin and has a smooth surface. Think of it as two concentric circles: one circle is white and hard edged and surrounds a soft, black centre.

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