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A verruca (plantar wart) is a wart on the sole of the foot. It is the same as a common wart, but the weight of the body presses it into the foot, which can be painful.
Verrucas are slightly raised and circular in shape, with a thickened rim of surrounding skin that looks like a callus. The surface of the verruca may have black dots (‘pepper-pot’ appearance). There may be several verrucas or just one.
Sometimes verrucas form clusters of small warts, called ‘mosaic warts’ – these are usually painless. In children, verrucas tend to come and go quite quickly, but in adults they can persist for several years if they are not treated.

How verrucas spread

Like other warts, verrucas are caused by strains of papillomavirus (usually papillomavirus type 1). There is lots of papillomavirus around, and many people carry it on the surface of their skin. It does not cause any harm unless it penetrates into the skin, where it can take hold and cause a wart. This is most likely to happen if the surface of your skin is already damaged, with tiny cracks.
Most people believe that verrucas are caught in the changing rooms of swimming pools and the pool surrounds, but only one scientific study has shown that people who use swimming pools regularly are more likely to get verrucas. Other studies have shown no link.
There is probably plenty of papillomavirus around swimming pools, particularly in the shower area. However, you are very unlikely to get a verruca if your skin is undamaged. If you want to minimize the risk, wear flip-flops in the shower area.

What you might do about verrucas

Decide whether it really is a verruca. They are easily confused with corns and calluses, which are thickened areas of skin caused by friction. Corns are often seen over hammer toes and where shoes press on the little toe, but they can occur on the sole of the foot just below the toes. Look closely at the verruca, using a mirror and a magnifying glass if possible. Corns and calluses have normal skin lines (like the lines used in fingerprints) over them, but the surface of a verruca is slightly lumpy without lines. If you are not sure, see a chiropodist or ask your doctor.
Do nothing. Just covering the verucca with a plaster and doing nothing might be the best option, for the following reasons.
  • Without treatment, verrucas almost always disappear within 2 years. Some go within a month or two. Treatments are inconvenient and can be uncomfortable.
  • It is possible that letting verrucas disappear naturally helps the body to build up immunity, making you less likely to have them in the future.
  • Most treatments involve rubbing the wart with pumice or an emery board. Some experts think this helps the virus to spread into nearby skin.
  • You do not need to worry too much about infecting other people in swimming pools and similar places, because the virus is probably already there. However, you may wish to cover it when visiting a pool. You could use a piece of waterproof tape, a plaster or special verruca socks. You can buy verruca socks online or from some pharmacies. They are slim-fit rubbery socks but many people (especially children) find them embarrassing to wear and they are probably unnecessary anyway.
Decide who should treat it. Decide whether you should treat the verruca yourself, or whether you should see a chiropodist. Do not try to treat it yourself if you have diabetes, or if you already have a skin problem such as eczema. Most chiropodists advise against do-it-yourself treatment, and prefer to be consulted when the verruca is small and easier for them to deal with.
Keep your feet as dry as possible. Papillomavirus can spread through wet, soggy skin to form a patch of mosaic warts.
Relieve the discomfort. Stick a ring-shaped foam pad round the verruca to take the pressure off it. You can buy these from pharmacists and they are sometimes labelled ‘for corns’.
Salicylic acid paint, gel or ‘verruca plasters’ is one of the most effective treatments, with an 84% cure rate within 3 months of use (Prescriber 2009;20(22):20–6). It can be bought from a pharmacist. Before using the paint or gel, soak your foot in warm water for 5 minutes, and then rub the surface of the verruca with a pumice stone. Do not overdo it. Carefully apply the paint and let it dry. Cover with a large sticking plaster. Repeat this treatment every evening until the verruca disappears, which may take 12 weeks. If it becomes painful, stop the treatment for a few days.
Verruca plasters are convenient. They are discs soaked in salicylic acid that you stick over the verruca and change every day. Some have built-in padding to deflect pressure from the verruca. Before applying the plaster, soak your foot and use pumice to rub some of the wart away. Put a piece of wide adhesive bandage over the plaster to make sure it stays in position.
Silver nitrate (caustic) pencil. If salicylic acid does not work, you can try a silver nitrate pencil. In the UK, you can buy this from pharmacies without a prescription. It gently burns the wart. Use it carefully according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
A freezing aerosol is now available from pharmacies. It works in a similar way to the freezing treatment used by chiropodists and doctors, but cannot reach the very low temperatures that their equipment achieves. Only one application is needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Duct tape might be worth trying, although scientific studies have given contradictory results (Prescriber 2009;20(22):20–6). You can buy a roll of the tape from DIY stores. Cover the verruca with a piece of the tape for 6 days. If the tape falls off, put a new piece on. Remove the tape after the 6 days, soak your foot in luke-warm water, and gently scrape off any dead cells with a blunt instrument (not a sharp knife or corn knife). Then leave the verruca uncovered overnight, and reapply the tape in the morning. You can repeat this procedure for up to 2 months.  
Try a herbal remedy from a health shop. It is difficult to know whether these are effective, because most have not been fully investigated in scientific trials. Tea tree oil, applied twice daily on its own or mixed with garlic juice, is said to have an effect. Some people think garlic itself is effective. A tincture made from Chelidonium (the Greater Celandine) is said to be antiviral and to damage wart cells.

What you should never do with verrucas

Do not try scraping a verruca away with a corn knife. You could damage your skin and cause an infection. Also, the verucca will come back and others may occur nearby in the damaged skin. Don’t pick at the wart with your fingernails, as you could transfer the virus to your fingers.

What a chiropodist or your doctor can do about verrucas

Chiropodists can check that you have a verruca and not some other problem, and they offer a range of treatments, including freezing (cryotherapy). Freezing tends to be less effective for verrucas than for common warts, and can be painful. It may be a good idea if you have mosaic warts, because these do not respond very well to salicylic acid. If you have a really troublesome verruca, your doctor might refer you to a hospital dermatology department for treatment.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Wednesday, November 2nd 2011


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Posted by This is annoying on 01/05/2019 at 10:31

Plz help me !!! I have had a Veruca for the past 4 weeks and gladly , it didn't hurt unless I put pressure on it . My mother had this jel that she wanted to put on , but I didn't want it on because I am allergic to ALOT of things ( including creames and jels ) . I really believe that by just leaving it with a plaster on is enough for it to go . I have started that it is very slowly getting bigger or is it just me ? Idk , but if I am doing something wrong then plz comment and tell me . Also I didn't want to go to the doctors because my sister had a veruca and the doctor said that It will need to be scraped off by them , and I was petrified so yea. If you have made it this far into the comment then thankyou for reading !!! Lots of love by a 13 yr old . Xoxox .

Posted by Andy on 28/10/2018 at 08:51

Our daughter has had verrucas for about 6 years, well beyond the 2 years mentioned in this article. It was frozen by the doctor but still did not go.

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2016 at 12:37

Get mykored. It is like a miracle cure. My 4yr old had a massive verruca that caught on his shoes, we tried everything else for months. This fixed it within a week!

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2016 at 04:07

Im very concerned. Im a female of 10 years of age, and I have Verrucas on my right foot's middle toe. ( I have 9 of them ) Since I have PE in school, we have just finished swimming, and I've had them ever since. Im going to try the duct tape and hope it works. I have had verrucas in the past, and My Mum did try this, and I think it worked. I hope this helps anyone, or works for anyone else who struggles with a verruca.

Posted by Mike S on 27/05/2016 at 09:02

I have had verrucas for 50 years and expect I will never get rid of them. I have read no end of articles and tried numerous remedies in that time (freezing, Bazucca, Thuja, Revitol, tea tree oil, sallicylic acid and so on). Occasionally they go away for a short period but return for no obvious reason. I rarely go to spas or swimming pools but that does not stop me getting re-infected. They can be very painful and it's a shame that with so many medical professionals around no-one can come up with a solution that actually works. Most cures burn/damage the skin which adds to the pain. If verrucas are a virus then I would have thought anti-viral creams should be the cure, but even they seem to only reduce the problem, but do not offer a complete cure. I really believe there are people like me for whom there is no cure. I have seen podiatrists in the past and even if the problems clears up, a few months later they return in clusters in the same place. Sleeping in socks can help to stop the spread from one foot to the other, but personally, I don't think anyone really understands these pesky little blighters no matter how many forums I read.

Posted by chel on 20/12/2015 at 06:24

Hi, I have had a verruca for about 4 years I left and left it as it doesn't hurt to walk on and hasn't really bothered me, I'm not sure weather it's just one or many more it's one circle but with loads of black 'dots' in the circle. Iv tried a washer with pure garlic with tape around it Iv tried 3 prescriptions of the doctor and nothing seems to work. As I say it doesn't hurt it just looked discusting. Any one have any tips to make it disappear?? Thanks x

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2015 at 09:06

I have 13 verrucas on one foot but none on the other they are not painful in any way thank goodness but one I have had for about 5 years I have tried everything and nothing worked until I found wartner u apply it every morning and evening on the verrucas for 4 days then leave within about two weeks you should find that u can flick it off, taking some of the verruca away with it it does sting a lot if u get some on your skin as its an acid so I suggest putting Vaseline round the edge. Good luck! Ohh by the way be persistent and keep going.

Posted by Molls on 28/08/2015 at 09:30

I'm have had a verruca for 6 months and I'm getting very fed up with the pain I'm 10 and I have a lot of pe and walking actuvites I have tried the podiatrist and my doctor but I won't budge it's starting to affect my walking someone please help

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2015 at 05:57

I got a verucca on a summer holiday a year ago we went to the gp and he gave me this acid thing( forgot the name) I applied Vaseline around it and put on two layers each night after a few months the verucca dried off and is currently falling off bit by bit.unfortunatley I got three new ones that I am battling right now

Posted by day on 12/06/2015 at 09:59

can uget rid of vorrucas with ice

Posted by Meganmog123 on 05/02/2015 at 11:08

Ive had my verruca for 5 months, ive tried acid and vinegar and leaving it but its just got bigger!! Help me!

Posted by Me on 09/01/2015 at 05:53

So, I got a verruca about 2 years back now and I thought I had got rid of it after using this gel my doctor suggested. I went. Now I am left with a hole in my heel where the verruca was and it's white inside. The hole is about a 1/2 cm deep and about the same size as my pinky nail but it's painful to walk on, not just when I put pressure on with my hand or something, what should I do? I live in England btw

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2014 at 10:46

I've got 11 veruccas in total on my feet. I'm scared to tell anyone about it and I'm always embarrased to take my socks off! Please help! I have had them for ages now and I just wish that they will go away. I'm only 11 and I hope they will go away soon. Also is it normal to have 11 veruccas ?

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2014 at 10:45

I have about 7 verrucas on my right foot and 4 on my left and they are so painful I get blisters around them every now and then and idk what to do I've been getting them frozen about 4 weeks now and they went purple last time they're so painful sometimes I wanna get a scissors and cut them off does anyone have an effective treatment that kills them fast !

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2014 at 09:12

My 7yr old daughter has got Verrucas popping up all over her feet. What are some waysto get rid of these they are painful for her. I dont really want to put her thru freezing them off at the doctors.

Posted by ladyVxxx on 04/10/2014 at 12:06

Three, nearly four years I've had my verruca/wart on the ball of my foot. After many years of filing, cutting, home freezing, bazuka and even having it frozen at the docs. My foot was in agony, I could barely walk and was using numbing gel on it just to be able to take my kids to school. I had badly damaged the skin around the wart as well and one night decided to try savlon with a bandage at bed time. I noticed results the next day and it was instantly easier to walk instead of that throbbing pain the minute your feet hit the floor in the mornings, but nearly a week later and the skin has healed plus I can see the black bits again after years of it just looking like a nasty hard/dry lump. It's so much easier to walk and I'm sure this will be away very soon if I persist with the savlon. I googled this to see if anyone else had success with savlon and noticed one lady on here did. Please try this b4 wasting money on treatments that just dont seem to work on old/deep rooted warts and veruccas. Thanks for reading.

Posted by Rob on 11/09/2014 at 11:18

As far as a cure goes I think the cure is to optimize ones immune system in order to handle the virus. There seem to be a lot of things that can be very effective externally, but some people have so much trouble getting rid of them totally. I was able to eradicate a bad one using epsom salt soaks, duct tape and salicylic acid pads. It took a lot of persistence but after 3 weeks it worked (I had no success for 2 years leading up to it). I have before and after photos and more details on my blog if interested... Hope this helps someone!

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2014 at 11:20

I've had a patch of vurucas on the bottom of my heal for nearly 2 years and only recently realised how bad they had gotten. I decided to try home remedies first which didn't work at all on then. In the end I've started bazuka gell and it's working a treat! It has taken 2 weeks of perseverance but they're finally going! The gell sort of dried up all the surrounding skin and I just picked the whole patch off in one go (after many nights of filling and applying gell) made up to say the least yayy

Posted by Lila on 27/07/2014 at 09:59

Hi I have plenty of veruccas on my foot and I will try the tea tree oil and garlic Hope it works.

Posted by Optional on 25/02/2014 at 11:26

I think i have varucas on my foot, is it possible for them to spread on to your ankle.

Posted by Kirsty on 18/01/2014 at 12:19

I have a big one on my toe and don't know what to do as it's embarrassing when doing dance and PE HELP

Posted by AK1 on 13/10/2013 at 11:17

I spent 9 months as a child attending a chiropodist on a weekly basis for a verruca removal. He tried everything as the months went on, even remember smoke pouring from my foot while I was in a lot of pain and that didn't even work. Eventually he gave me a bottle of Salicylic acid to apply on a nightly basis, pairing off the top layer of skin before applying acid and worked a treat in a few weeks. I again picked a verruca up a few years later in a changing room even though I was wearing socks! The chiropodist told me that you can get them through normal socks and that some people are more prone to them than others. Over the counter remedy Occlusal works a treat for me - smear the surrounding skin with Vaseline, having paired off a little skin, add a dab of acid to the verruca, cover with a plaster and repeat nightly. Hope this works for you too!

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2013 at 02:31

Nothings working. I've had mine for a few years now and I've tried tape, doctors and leaving them. I've tried to slice them off with a dead skin tool, I've tried sissers and just general picking. I'm so embarassed. As my family are really into manners and respect, I am not allowed slippers on the furniture so I can't even rest my feet up without being consiouse and worried about being noticed. Please, someone help me. I am 15 and want to be out partying not forever being worried about others opinions on my feet xx

Posted by Laura on 04/09/2013 at 05:01

I have a big-ish verruca on the ball of my left foot. I had tried a couple of over the counter treatments (as doctors in the UK do not treat verrucas anymore!) but in the end called a chiropodist to have a look. I'm so glad I did, because she took one look and said that the treatments I had bought had actually affected the surrounding skin and caused damage. She then cut away some skin in order to expose the "root" of the verruca and applied silver nitrate. This burns the wart off. She says that the black scab will fall off within around 4-6 weeks. After that I just need to apply liquid vitamin E to the area to keep the skin healthy. Have a professional check your verruca before you spend money in the chemist!

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2013 at 08:17

Try Bazuka

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2013 at 03:19

I have multiple verrucas on both my feet...i didn't know how i caught them and this was when i was about 10 and im 13 now. This makes it very embarrassing for me to show my feet for dance at school or just at home..I am using bazuka at the moment and its not working and i don't want the painful treatments. What else should i try plz help im so embarrassed to be around people with my socks off :,(

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2013 at 07:28

All - rub the blood from a steak on the affected areas and leave for half an hour - the wart/veruca will be gone within a week. All I ask is that anyone struggling trys this, you will be pleased.

Posted by princess on 27/06/2013 at 10:46

I've had a few verrucas (3 or so) for around 3 years now and I tried absolutely everything! In the end, my mom forced me to go to the doctors- which I'm petrified of, to see what they could do. The doctor told me that they weren't allowed to freeze them anymore and gave me a perscription of cuplex gel, I went two weeks ago and they have finally gone!! Just don't pick at them because that's what I did and they bleed a lot :(!!

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2013 at 01:32

My verruca has been on my foot since I was 6 ( I am now 12)I am now wondering what I should do about?? Any suggestions? Also I want a way of getting rid of it fast so that I won't get teased any more about having one!! Thnx!!

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2013 at 09:44

Someone help I have 20 vertical on my two feet together I tried everything !

Posted by Nina on 15/05/2013 at 02:58

12 months ago I had about 16 verrucas over both feet and these had developed over 8-10 years. I had tried everything over the counter and from the GP -freezing, gels, patches, creams, duct tape etc etc. I was desperate, embarrased and in pain. I finally decided to pay to see a chiropodist but came onto a forum like this first where several people mentioned vinegar. Why not give it a try I thought, cheaper than a chiropodist? So I bought 4 bottles of apple cider vinegar from Sainsburys (99p a bottle) and a plastic box with lid big enough to get my feet in (£4 local pound shop)and every evening for the past 12 months, I have soaked my feet in vinegar for at least 20 minutes. Its been a long slog -no quick solutions here - but I was determined to be rid of these beasties which were taking over my feet! I replaced the vinegar every 6-8 weeks. The smell of the vinegar is quite strong (hence the lid on the plastic box)but I am delighted to say that all I have left is a tiny verucca which will be gone in a few weeks. I also stopped picking them, filing them, pumicing them as I suspect this was spreading them. On the few evenings I have been unable to do this, I bought some sudocream and smeared this thickly over the warts, popped a pair of socks over the top and went to bed. Bingo! This is the first year in many years when I will be able to wear sandles with pride- if we get any sun! Good luck to fellow suffers out there - patience and persistence are key.

Posted by Optional on 05/05/2013 at 12:22

well I know how bad these stupid things are and im convinced that it is my body that is the problem. I had them when I was at school and tried everything in the end 1 grew so big and stuck out my foot by a few cms it was agony after 6 years or so I opted for the last treatment electrosurgery (not nice needles through my toes and bottom of food then cut out, the hole was then padded up and each week a bit of padding removed. Since this I stopped swimming wear socks always even for bed! Take detox to hotels and wash the bathroom, wash socks on boil washes and still I've caught them my chiropodist just whacks on the hardest acid she has which is agony! Normally they go with 1-2 days of treatment (if you've had the acid crystals you'll know how painful this is) sadly 1 would not go and has been there for 2.5 years so I've just had electrosurgery again and am currently recovering. What could I take to boost my immune system any suggestions would be great, my feet and purse cant take much more of these horrible things!

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2013 at 11:11

You can also put a cotton bud with tee tree oil on your verruca and tape it on and leave it for the night you will notice there wil start to be a hole instead of your verruca then when it dries out you might want to scrape of the dead skin.

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2013 at 06:45

I am a swimming teacher and have had a troublesome veruccas for over a year now.The best treatment I have found is using hand sanitiser I used it everyday for 2 weeks and one has gone and the other has reduced dramatically.

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2013 at 01:50

I've just tried tea tree oil for a verruca. Seemed to be working for the first week or so. However, woke up yesterday with lumpy blisters around it. As it's on the ball of my foot it's painful to walk. Any suggestions? Assume I've used too much and damaged the surrounding tissue. Do I just leave it or apply something like Sudocrem?

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2013 at 09:18

My Verruca is GONE!!! I am so happy. To all that still have it I wish you Good Luck I got rid of mine with great difficulty

Posted by Optional on 25/03/2013 at 04:18

i want to play football but my verccua hurts when i stand on it what should i do?

Posted by Truckpump on 22/03/2013 at 12:31

I have a small varruca on my left thumb, it's irritating and appeared sometime after getting a rose thorn embeded in the same spot. As a child I had two on each foot (I was an active swimmer and told I probably picked them up in the foot bath.They took extended weekly treatment to get rid of since they were large and painful.) How should I treat this little bliter?

Posted by Verruca Sufferer! on 12/03/2013 at 12:36

Okay, so I couldn't deal with the pain of the vinegar treatment! So I stopped and went to the doctors, I've been referred to a dermatologist at the local hospital, but by the time I get an appointment, I'll be 50! So, my mum told me to put on duct tape and I refused, but I tried on one verruca and after 12 hours it pulled it out! So I'm taking these suckers down one by one!

Posted by Verruca Sufferer! on 26/02/2013 at 11:08

I have over 30 verrucas on my left foot! The problem has been there for 7 years and I'm finally deciding to take some serious action! I've tried some sort of acid (too young to remember the name), duct tape, freezing (which spread it), some sort of natural remedy from Armenia (when I was on holiday). I've now started the apple cider vinegar treatment! And it's working much better than all the other methods so far! I apply the vinegar to cotton wool balls/pads and since I've been recommended not to use duct tape, I put cling film over it and put a bandage over it in the night. I tried it with duct tape and it just slid off and this is working wonders to kill those little buggers! I'm in my second week of starting it and my verrucas have come to the surface and now I just don't know what to do now that they're there?! Do I pick them out or do they fall off themselves? Taking down verrucas one by one!

Posted by Ellse on 17/02/2013 at 08:42

This is helping but I have a problem. Is it common for the skin around the veruca to itch near the end? It is the most uncomfortable itching experience I've had ever.

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2013 at 10:19

Usually leaving it works well, as it goes away naturally and leaving it to clear away this way means no pain.

Posted by Maya Conway on 02/02/2013 at 11:11

Thanks this was really useful information fingers crossed it will go away with this treatment. Many thanks Maya Conway.

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2013 at 11:33

I have had a Verruca/Corn (not sure) for about 3 months now. For a month I left it untreated thinking it will go away but when it started to get worse and painful I asked my doctor for help. He gave me Salatac gel and I used it for a month but that didn't work so I started using Bazuka gel but I am not sure if I am using it correctly. I first apply the gel onto the infected area and then wait 15-20 mins for it to go white then I rub it with a emery board. I done the same with Salatac gel as well. Am I using it correctly? If not how should I use it because I keep getting different methods and I am not sure which is the correct way.

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2013 at 09:52

I had mosaic warts on my heel for nearly 10 years and nothing worked. Eventually I just decided to try the most basic of treatments. I soaked my feet in warm water with a few drops of tea tree oil every night for a month, using a pumice stone to remove the dead skin. I didn't even bother keeping track from day to day because I'd given up hope. But low and behold, after a month they had completely vanished!

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2013 at 12:15

I have vertucas from a young age, most have disappeared but I still have one on my right big toe and it's taken over the end of my food and it increasing in size iv been getting it treated for 2 years now and there's no improvement. Also there's a string smell coming from it.

Posted by abs on 30/12/2012 at 09:43

Put a corn plaster over the veruca so you can see it through the hole they put a small piece of garlic in the hole and put a plaster over it. Do this everyday.

Posted by Optional on 16/12/2012 at 09:21

ive got spots and they are in big clumps on my knees, my elbow and finger and they are very very annoying they are also very painful [im starting to get them on my toes ahh help:O] its so so so so itchy

Posted by Richard on 09/12/2012 at 09:58

After having a cluster of verucas which grew from 1 to 12 over 10 years, surviving all official medications, I tried duct tape. A couple of strips, replaced each morning, for 3 months, and they all disappeared. The only side effect was an ache in the foot when I missed a day and when I stopped the treatment. Result!

Posted by MattB on 29/11/2012 at 10:30

I had a few verrucas for a couple of years that refused to go at the age of 30. Then a couple of years a go they seemed to spread and I actually had so many that I couldn't actually count them all. I tried everything (salicylic acid etc etc) to a degree and nothing helped. after 5 years my feet were disgusting I was resigned to the fact I would have them forever. Then all of a sudden they disappeared and my feet were as good as new. The only problem is am not entirely sure what got rid of them as I was trying a few things at the time: 1.I had a painful wart that appeared on my elbow treated with liquid nitrogen at the cryo clinic at the local GP. This got rid of the wart and I think it may have woken up my immune system to the virus that causes verrucas. 2.I was applying duct tape to the "king" cluster of verrucas religiously every day. At first I was even attaching small squares of banana skin. Again not sure if that coincided with them starting to clear up. 3. I was training for a half marathon and so my feet were taking a pounding doing a lot of running which I had never done in the past. 4. I was taking cod liver oil and glucosimine sulphate every day which may or may not have helped as they are rumoured to contribute to healthy skin and bones. All I know is it is a massive relief that they have gone after 5 if they've been there a while don't give up hope and at least have a crack at the items cant hurt!

Posted by Optional on 25/11/2012 at 05:36

I am 11, YES, 11. And i have this big verruca and its annoying I'm using Scholl verruca and wart treatment but it does not seem to do anything. Pleas help?

Posted by Harry on 06/11/2012 at 03:03

I'm not gonna say if this will be effective on your part but I want to share the treatment that I think helped me in removing my verruca 3 months ago. Though I've no idea about the dry needling, this was actually one of the main reason of my verruca treatment but in a different approach. My approach: If you will look closely on the verruca, you can see the small black dots that seems to be a dried blood... what you need to do is to remove this black dots gently with a needle and make sure that you are not hurt and no blood is coming out. After removing all the black dots apply a tea tree oil which you can buy over the counter. Note: As per my observation, the area where the black dots are appearing, are areas where the veins of verruca is. Removing the black dots (dried blood) will open the veins and when you apply the tea tree oil it will be absorber by these veins causing death to the virus... It took me 2 weeks of doing it regularly presto... I am free of Verruca...

Posted by Stephen on 25/10/2012 at 04:14

Here is an update of my situation with my verrucas since my last comment dated 19.05.2012. I am pleased to write that my large painful verruca that was on my left sole has completely gone after over 25 years of being there. I stopped applying any type of treatment, so hopefully my experience will give hope to others, the only problem is I have noticed what looks like a small verruca on my left temple that has recently formed. I will leave this facial verruca alone and hope it will go away on its own.

Posted by pink on 18/10/2012 at 05:13

Hello I am 13 and I have had trouble with verrucas for 3-4 years and have tried everything they have gotten smallerbut it hasn't gone away. But now I am in year 9 and its getting embarrising, I don't want to tell my friends as I feel really upset about them. Please can you help... Pink(Not real name)

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2012 at 05:05

I have my verrucas for about 3 years now,they werent big to start of with but now the biggest one my right foot is huge,its like 4 big verrucas put together!6 Other verrucas have showed up around this big one&2 on my left foot,its really starting to bug me as i cant show my feet&its hard to do Gymnastics,Ive tried so many treatments like freezing,bazooka gel,banana peel etc,i just feel like ripping them off my foot.

Posted by Andrew Ritchie on 18/10/2012 at 11:52

Many podiatrists in London offer dry needle puncturing and claim great success rates for it. The NHS does not offer this and you do not mention it. Is there any actual evidence that needle puncturing works? A

Posted by Emma on 17/10/2012 at 09:46

I have had verrucas on my feet for approx 13 years. I have tried everything from cutting to freezing to acid and dry needling- twice. Nothing works! It is really greeting me down as they are spreading as quick as anything since I had the dry needling done. I spent a lot of money on it in hope that it would work but unfortunately not. Has anyone been in the same situation? What can I do?

Posted by Marlene on 17/10/2012 at 07:50

Have a painful/burning situation on my 4th toe not a corn, not verrucas not sure what - but its red swollen & not at all painful to touch, only when walking...also have a swollen ankle not sure if this works together...suppose i need to see the doctor...

Posted by JD on 08/09/2012 at 09:28

I have had several verrucas on my right foot which have slowly spread over a course of 7 years. I have tried many treatments over this time period including bazuka gels, rubbing down with emery boards/ pummice stones as well as freeze treatments and more recently using coronation corn caps. Nothing really seems to work, and they have recently became very painful to walk on. Could really use some help as they are starting to get in the way of my active sporting life which is not good.

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2012 at 12:29

Had one for about 18months before it spread and I had three. Bazooka gel works like a charm, after 2 weeks the smaller ones were gone

Posted by Sara on 26/08/2012 at 04:27

Hi, I had a very large and extremely painful verruca for over two years. I spent a fortune on and much time in pain at chiropodists to no avail. However, I recently looked at sites like this and found the advice to stick on a slice of garlic over the verruca at bedtime each night. I did not believe this would work, but being desperate thought I would give it ago. I have now been completely verruca free for a week!! :) :)

Posted by Optional on 20/08/2012 at 10:03

Nothing is working to cure my verrucas!

Posted by Optional on 09/08/2012 at 06:24

My daughter had 2 verrucas for about 6 months and we used Savlon Antiseptic Liquid and after 2 weeks the skin from the verruca started to peel off.Every two days you have to cut the dead skin around the verruca with a nail clipper.Thats all you have to do it works like a charm.

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2012 at 03:43

I'm in pain. Tried treating with bazuka, after 7 months visited chiropodist for 7 freezing treatments, pain in other places on foot so ceased this expensive & painful treatment. Have now purchased paint, seems to be working but foot in pain.

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2012 at 01:03

I got a verruca around last year June! My mom thought it was just a lump that would eventually disapear! 2 months later she took me to a doctor who gave me a silver nitrate pencil! After one month it had reduced in size and wasn't painful anymore but itchy the doctor then advised me to go to get it freezed off! I did that and so did my brother who must have got it from me.After a month mine was gone and I feel like there is an empty space in my foot! My brothers didn't go away! He is 16, he's had it for about 6 months and it doesn't hurt him anymore but it doesn't seem to be going!

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2012 at 10:31

the best metod: smal pis skin of banana kower with plaster chenging two times a day

Posted by sewwandi on 07/07/2012 at 08:20

My uncle suffering from verruca plantaris and we a want to know are there successful treatments for this verruca plantaris.

Posted by Optional on 04/07/2012 at 12:16

A fantastic product I can recommend from experience is Wartstick which I found in my local health food store. It is a natural product, nice smelling and clears warts and verrucason the hands and feet. It's ony pocket size aswell and fairly cheap at £5 something

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2012 at 10:57

I have a vurrca on my foot I knew about it before my mom found out did nothing and it spred to my other foot I only had one at first but now I have 7 I put this paint on and shaved it with a pad which you use for hard skin I do bathe them then do that I got the type of paint from my last doctor when I had a vurrca badly I had to take time off school for it What I'm saying how can you help me to stop it spreding Please help me

Posted by no one on 18/06/2012 at 10:10

been there for 2 years went away & then come back

Posted by Eamon on 13/06/2012 at 08:50

Oh god I picked at it with my fingernails a bunch of times!!! Will I get warts on my hands now? Also, I have been using Bazooka for Verrucas gel and the emery board, will I get mosaic verrucas? Oh Jesus...

Posted by sara on 24/05/2012 at 08:17

I have had my verucca since I was in my 20's and it is doing my head in, done eveything apart from cutting toe off lol. Any suggestions.. Now it's painfull. Will try the bicarb someone said

Posted by Stephen on 19/05/2012 at 02:10

Here is an update since my last post on the 22.4.2011. I have left my 2 verrucas alone and I am pleased to announce that the smaller one on my right foot has completely gone and the other on my left foot appears to becoming smaller. I will post again in the future to keep you informed.

Posted by Sunny on 14/05/2012 at 10:46

Guys pleaseeee. I have had a terrible verucca condition on my foot which was spreading, i applied everthing available , spend loads and loads saw 6 differnt doctors, nothing helped. the only thing whic worked was a banana skin, rub it and cover veroca overnite with an inside of a banana skin and guaranteed 3 days, its healed.

Posted by Barry on 09/05/2012 at 08:40

I had a painful verruca on the ball of my foot when I was 15. My doctor prescribed a bottle of formalderhyde and told me to pour a little into a saucer and dip the verruca in it for about 15 minutes per day, avoiding the good skin as much as possible. In a few weeks I was able to pull out the dead centre of the thing with some tweezers. I have never had another one. I hope this helps some sufferer.

Posted by Me on 02/05/2012 at 09:06

My daughter has a verruca on her foot in between her sole and big toe , she swims quite a lot as well . Currently I'm trying Buzuka that verruca and it seems to have burnt the top layer of her skin off , not sure if this is normal ? But as for warts , I had one small one on my knee when I was a child and my dad put compound w on it and then wrapped a bit of cotton around the wart as tight as it would go . It was gone within 2weeks and I've never had one since !

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2012 at 10:45

i had a course of dry needleing last week - far less painful than when i tried having them frozen by a nurse - i had a very sore painful reaction to that! while area feels tender at times, no more painful than after a days walking!! ive had it on base of big toe for years and cant wait to get rid of it! results could take 9 weeks but as i dont have to do a daily routine i can just forget about it (i hope) and i didnt spend weekend limping like i do with freezing!! i had this done by a chiropidist/poditrist and wasnt too expensive

Posted by anita on 17/04/2012 at 07:42

my 6 year old grandaughter has 10 verrucas on the soles of her feet ive been told to leave them by the doctor but they are becoming painful and 4 of them are quite big...never had them before until she went swimming last term,,,can anyone suggest the best way to get rid please..

Posted by arlene on 16/04/2012 at 02:43

i have had my verrucas about 10 years and have no less than 40 on the 1 heels I've tried everything n nothing helps and the doctor has froze them numerous times and now he says he cant do anything else for me HELP!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2012 at 04:40

I had had treatment for a verruca for 3 years. I have tried Buzuka that verruca and the nurse at the doctors surgery has frozen it 4 times.I had it done this morning again and Iam in agony. I can't put any weight on it. What on earth has she done?. Can anyone help

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2012 at 09:17

when I was younger i had verrucas on both my feet for at least 3 years. I tried different gels and it didnt work so i tried the verruca plasters which worked but i had so many of them that it took ages putting them on and they always used to get caught on my socks and rip off. After about 2 years of trying different creams, duct dape, plasters, freezing ect. i decided to go to the doctors to see if there was anything else i could try so when i did they said i could try freezing them so i did and it stopped them spreading and some of them started shrinking but it did eventually disappear using freezing, gels and the occational duct tape. Mine always used to hurt because they were on the sides so if they do i recommend taping some cotton wool pads to them to stop them being so sore! If any of them come back i'll try some of the tips in the article :D xx

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2012 at 10:27

I have had the freezing thing nuy my chiropodist, and now I find it hard to walk because I am in such pain, I have 7 verrucas, and two of them have now swelled up and loo mouldy, and now I have to go back to see if this is okay, I suggest that people look into the right treatment for themselves, and be ready for a little pain.

Posted by Duct Tape Verruca Removal on 29/01/2012 at 08:05

thanks for posting such a nice article. people will be benefited for that. i am also helpfull for that. many important information are include in here.

Posted by sukhpal dhillon on 28/01/2012 at 12:50

i have a verruca on my left feet and it has grown big and it really. hurts bad i can't even put my feet down on ground its really painful i cry everyday and i don't know. what to do about it and tryed alot of creams but that don't help. so can you help me please and give advice what to do about my verruca's

Posted by Owen smith on 22/01/2012 at 11:38

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Posted by Optional on 19/01/2012 at 10:23

Hi i have had a verruca for about 9 years and i have started using gel on it and it looks better already because i can see my skin lines coming back. however..... i have 4 plantar warts on both the heels on my feet that i am covering with duct tape. they seem to be getting smaller so i will keep going. wish me luck !!!

Posted by Optional on 09/01/2012 at 08:15

hi, I've read all the above and not found an answer from what I'd happenin to me so I thought I'd ask you. my husband seems to have a verruca just recently and I am starting to get a sore toe. the skin around my nail has always been sensitive and scaly but not anything serious however recently when putting my toe under the duvet I've noticed alot of pain due to the heavy pressure from my duvet. it seems a little red around the toe. it also feels as though my skin is getting caught and I'm getting a pulling sensation when wearing socks. I'm worried it might be a periungual wart! could you please get back to me.

Posted by Fraser on 08/01/2012 at 01:43

hi im fraser i had verucas when i was ten and i tried all the treatments because i wanted rid of them while they hurt but ater 1 year they didnt really hurt anymore because i had left them this seems to work just leaving them and after about 1 and half years later they were gone and i dont have them anymore if u just leave them like it says on the advice at the top its probably best just to leave them as now im sure they wont come back as i am probably immune to them now hope this was helpful to anyone who needed some advice GOOD LuCK fraser

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2012 at 06:32

I have had 4 verrucas for over 10 years and have had them frozen several times but the treatment didn't work. I have resulted in using Bazuka Gel I apply it every night and leave it on for about 3 days, I then use my Dremel drill (yes drill) with the finest/smoothest attachement and removed the dead skin, being very careful not to go too far, when is starts to get warm I stop, I have been doing this for about 1 month now and have got rid of two of them. So will keep going until they have all gone. My father also got rid of his mosaic verrucas with a Dremel Drill, even the hospital advised to rub them off with emery boards or pumis stones but he decided the Dremel would be quicker and easier and it appears to work, good luck what ever you try!!!!!

Posted by dr verruca on 01/01/2012 at 06:06

I had both warts and verrucas for 3 years and I tried every cure meat, bannana skins,bazuka that verruca freezing cream but one day I found this pen called caustic pencil and when i put it on my verruca it when black for about 3 weeks and you have to file the black off but when the black comes off they are Still there but in a few days they go VANISHED gone!!!!!!!!!!!!GOOD LUCK

Posted by Optional on 13/12/2011 at 08:24

First got my vurraca when I was 12 used bazooker it went away but it came back when I was 15 i'm 17 now it doesn't hurt or bother me so i'm thinking of leaving it, though it does itch sometimes

Posted by Optional on 06/12/2011 at 06:29

I had about 10 on the ball of my foot and about 9 on my heal, which started out as one but over the years had spread and I didnt know what to do as i used bazuka and schroll freezing,it didnt do anything, until i came on here and treatments started working. I wanted to help others as others comments on here have really helped me, hopefully what I did will also make a difference to some one else. After reading alot of comments and reading up on Verrucas I found that. - dont let you feet become sweaty e.g wearing trainers with out socks ect, this can make them spread. - moisturise your feet, if your skin is dry this can also make them spread because infection can get inside the cracks of the dried skin. - They apparently 'breath' so starving them from oxygen helps.. - They are a Virus, so vitamins should help fight them. -keep the skin clean. - in my opinion do not rub the verucca as in my case it helped it spread because of all the skin cells that come off can spread into the rest of the foot. I started by taking multi vitamins every day and put on the Shrolls verruca pads, this loosens the skin, over the years the skin around the verucca built up - this meant it looked really uglg because the skin raised - alot! i just picked off all the loose skin with tweezers. when putting on the pads i put extra plasters over them to keep them in place this all helped because it kept it covered up from 'breathing' and getting salicylic acid which is in the pad. i changed the pads every two days and cleaned it. After a while because it took so long with the pads, plaster ect every other time i would use bazuka extra strength gel. then eventually i just used this, without the vitamins. You have to apply this every night, before i knew it, it just became a habbit. whilst applying bazuka i always put on some moisturiser as well to keep the skin around it fresh so it wouldnt spread, then put on the bazzuka. instead of scrapping the skin off i used to pull it off with tweezers instead and ptry and pull out the black bits as well if there was any, and keep it clean. i used to replace the bazzuka every night but after a while i realised it was actually better to keep applying more on top for 3 days or so or just leaving it for 3 days with bazuka on it. they have no hopefully fingers crossed gone. the skin seems fresh but they have looked as if they had gone some time before but they hadnt. hopefully this helps... Towards the end it became really really itchy i was hoping its because it was healing, and i think it was, when i took off the layer of bazuka there was lots of black bits which i havent seen them have since i had them. so i just kept adding bazuka to them before i knew it fresh skin was coming through. although try not to take off too much 'bad skin' i took too much off one or two times, it was quite saw.

Posted by Optional on 27/11/2011 at 08:03

okay ive got a verruca for probably 6 months now and it is killing me it is gradally going but it still there ive tryed pulling them out with my nails and with one of those nail things.Trust me dont live them alone because they grow and stay there .I left it alone for 4 months it is massive but now it is small i need more ideas for my verruca.

Posted by Mommee Dearest on 14/11/2011 at 04:24

I know this is going to sound stupid...but it really works! I don't know why, but it does. Take Tagamet (it's generic is cimetidine) It is actually used for the stomach! It inhibits gastric acid secretion. However if you take it every day and also at the same time used a simple compound w wart treatment on the wart. It will go away and not come back! It seems unorthadox but you can buy the ingredients without a prescription. Take 300 mg 3 or 4 times a day and use the compound (don't get any on surrounding skin!) put a piece of leukotape (or duct tape if you have none) on top of the wart. Do this for usually a couple of weeks and one day you will start to put the compound w on it and there will be nothing there!!

Posted by help please on 07/11/2011 at 04:26

well ive had a verucca for 6 years now i heard there suppose to go after 4 years but mine stayed so i tried to freeze it but i didnt work so i went to my gp and got cream didnt work and nothing seems to work and im going on holiday for 2 weeks with my friends in 11 days and i want them gone or i will have to wear socks my whole holiday can some one help please?? i want them gone before i go :)

Posted by rob on 25/10/2011 at 09:48

I had a verruca on the heel of both feet for 4 years. The verrucas were multiples of small ones. They covered the whole heel. I tried everything - - freezing (by doctor) - Burning (by doctor)which lead to a spread - Banana method, - Vinegar method. I then went to a dermatologist who prescribed me with Efudix 5% Cream (Fluorouracil). I had to file the verucca before applying the cream apply the cream twice daily. I tried this for 9 months with little improvement. FINAL SOLUTION - I was later prescribed with Aldara 5% cream (imiquimod). I used a razor blade this time to slice the verruca bit by bit until it was flush with the rest of the foot (i.e just before it would start bleeding). I was careful not to damage/touch the healthy skin around the verruca as this would spread the verruca and also washed my hand with disinfectant after the full application. After this I would apply the cream to the affected area only. I did not use duck tape as others may advise.(As duck tape didn't help with the last prescription). After a 2 month period(of daily application) I noticed a great difference. 3 months and they're gone :) Please visit your dermatologist and mention the above creams as I know what the frustration feels like.

Posted by VeryMusical on 20/10/2011 at 03:06

I've had a verruca for about 5-6 years. We've tried everything, from liquid nitrogen to soaking it in hot water and rubbing it with a pumice stone. It doesn't hurt when I put pressure on it, so should I just leave it alone and hope for it to go away?

Posted by Chris on 05/10/2011 at 12:37

I think we have found a cure for verrucas that have resisted all treatments for years. Its sounds crackpot in parts but each thing actually has a reason why it works. It’s a bit complicated but has worked on my partner who had verrucas on both feet and tried everything over 7 yrs. One was about the size of a 50p piece. This cure as I say is not easy and takes a little planning to start with and then about 3-5mins a day. This is what you need:- One a day 15mg zinc supplements, a piezo-electric mosquito bite “zapper” (awakens the body to the verruca infection site). Cider vinegar and White vinegar, (These are very mild acids) Elderberry extract (this is anti viral) Sudocrem (zinc paste, is antioxidant ) cotton buds, cotton wool pads the thin ones women use to remove makeup with a sort of lint backing and finally sticking plasters. It sounds too complicated but once you have set up its easy. In an empty small bottle mix 4 tablespoons of cider vinegar, 4 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 teaspoons of elderberry extract. For treatment, twice a day used the “zapper” on each verruca about 10 clicks, wipe after use. Then using a cotton bud apply the mixture you have made to the entire verucca, it might sting a little, try to get it only on the verruca. If you have several use a clean cotton bud for each one. Let it dry. OK here comes a crackpot bit but do it anyway, as you apply the mixture visualise the verruca getting smaller and your foot returning to normal. Once a day take a 15mg zinc supplement in accordance with the directions on the container, and obviously according to any advice you have from doctors etc. about supplements. At night after applying the mixture and allowing to dry apply Sudocrem over the entire verruca using a cotton bud, remember not to put the bud back into the Sudocrem after it has touched a verruca. Once the verruca is covered cut a cotton wool pad the size of the verucca and cover the pad with a thin layer of Sudocrem. Apply to the verruca and stick in place with thin strips of sticking plaster and keep on overnight. This has to be done every day and we started to see big results after 3 weeks . Do not be tempted to rub off the dead skin as I am told this makes cuts that allow the virus to go in again. I hope this works for you! Remember to read instructions or warnings on the zinc paste, supplements, plasters etc and if you are allergic to anything don’t use it etc.

Posted by LIMPING DAVE on 04/10/2011 at 05:24

I've had a huge verruca on the ball of my foot for thirty years. I would routinely use scissors to cut off the thick skin, about 15mm across x 3mm thick when the pain got too much and caused me to limp. Three weeks ago after removing the thick skin I painted over with nail varnish; three coats. I have had no pain or thickening of the skin since doing this. I have just scraped off the nail varnish using a disposable razor and the verruca seems to have gone. I have a small patch of slightly whiter skin about 3mm across and still no pain. I have painted with nail varnish again just to make sure but in truth I think the verruaca has already gone.

Posted by Optional on 28/09/2011 at 10:14

Both my children have suffered with verrucas and we tried various products to no avail. We were given some advice to just leave them. This is what we did and hey presto they all just went on thier own after about 2 months!

Posted by Natz on 25/09/2011 at 11:23

I ve had 27 verrucas for about three years and I ve tried everything from Docts frezzing to rubbing them with a pumice is there anything else that will make them ggo away. I am going on Holiday in a less than a fortnight and I don't want them on my foot. I hate them!! They make me feel self concious!!

Posted by Optional on 08/09/2011 at 07:42

mine dont look like verrucas they dont have the black spots they are just white spots is it that they are dying?

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2011 at 09:55

I have had one verrucca on my heel for 3 years and was fed with trying all the usual treatments. as per another post, I popped some Sudocrem on it at night and it seems to be drying out and shrinking. I also applied it to 2 small warts on the back of my hand and they are visibly shrinking after only 3 applications. worth a try.

Posted by Ryan on 02/09/2011 at 07:12

I've had one verrucae since I was 14 and this isn't going also when you go to clinics your appointments are 6 weeks apart within them weeks they have spearded. I also use sub zero wart freezer. Never works Ihave two on my fingers and three on my feet I need serious help!

Posted by Roya on 02/09/2011 at 10:49

I have had a verruca/s for some time now and are very annoying and embarrassing. I have tried lots of methods and now it's quickly spreading around my foot with over 10 big and small verrucas!

Posted by Optional on 30/08/2011 at 11:36

I have tried duct tape on a patch of very stubborn veruccas on my foot and it made it much much worse spreading the infection to the surrounding area, as does rubbing with pumice etc...

Posted by Sparkle! on 27/08/2011 at 11:31

Hi all. I have had verrucas on my left foot for at least 10 years (can remember as far back as when I was 16 and being too embarrassed to tell anyone) back then I didn't have access to the internet and suffered in silence. For years I used the over the counter treatments, wartner, bazooka but it didn't help remove them, if anything, I felt like they were spreading them. Over the last year, after getting increasingly more fed up I have tried countless treatments as suggested on this forum. I have got to say that the duct tape method is by far the best! I am absolutely astounded at the results. I was wrapping the tape right round my foot to ensure it stayed in place. I even kept the tape on whilst showering to not spread the infection. After getting out of the shower, I carefully removed the tape, dried it and replaced it with new tape. About 4 days ago, I starting finding it increasingly difficult to walk as applying pressure to the foot caused pain. I tried my best to hide it by tip toeing on that foot! Then after my shower that day, I removed the tape and started to scrape away at the dead skin using tweezers. I found that the skin surrounding the actual verruca was the most painful as it appeared to be a build up of dead skin. I then used an emery board to smooth down the area. This night I decided to let the area breathe so didn't put any tape on over night, but did put cover the foot in moisturiser and worse socks for bed. The next day I found that the affected areas had hardened and I decided to scrape at them. I was able to push up and knock off the verrucas. The skin underneath was pink, no sign of black roots and I knew it was ready to come off as the area didn't bleed when I scraped at it. I have found that it has been a little sore while walking, but the pain has eased significantly, I amazed! I am going to let it air again tonight for bed and then wear duct tape all day long again tomorrow as I want to be sure that it has all definitely gone. I am going to repeat the process in case there still some stray roots left and hopefully this is the end of 10 years of hell!!

Posted by OptionalHousewife on 26/08/2011 at 03:39

Why is my verruas so painful

Posted by katiejane on 23/08/2011 at 09:08

Looked on this site whilst trying to find a remedy for eight year old son's verruca. Read the posts about banana skin and decided to give it a go (we'd tried using bazuka gel but he hated the filing it down bit so it didn't work). For ten nights I cut a small piece of banana skin to cover the verruca, secured it with a plaster and put a sock on his foot to keep the plaster in place, and I'm really pleased to report it's totally gone. Thanks for the advice guys - cheap, simple and perfect for treating children!

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2011 at 09:36

i have four verrucae on my right foot and just one on myvleft foot. on my rightvfoot it began with a splinter about seven years ago. i am currentlly using fresh garlic taped with a plaster over night kept in place by a trainer sock. it burned all night long at first so be careful but the larger one on my right foot (treating one at a time has turned black) and on my left foot also. will reprt back. during the day i just rub tea tree oil from the body shop... ill let you know how i get on...

Posted by alex on 20/08/2011 at 09:06

I had a verruca and we started by using tea tree oil after a while some blisters appeared then used duct tape and the oil then we found this verruca freezer which was very painful

Posted by Optional on 14/08/2011 at 11:41

Help ive got 2 verrucas and I really need to get rid of them quick so I can go to a foot spa party with my friends next week...any suggestions?

Posted by Eve on 12/08/2011 at 06:14

I've had a batch of 'mosaic verrucae' on my big toe of my left foot for 13 years now. About 6 years ago I had the freezing treatment at the doctors and it worked but they came back and my current GP will not repeat the treatment, telling me it doesn't really work (I wonder if it's just too expensive!). I have tried all the over-the-counter products to no avail. I have been using duct tape for about a year, which at least stops them growing so I don't have to spend hours rubbing the things down every night but I just cannot get rid of them. I am now going to try the banana skin treatment as a last resort. If not may have to go to see a chiropadist privately as it's not available on the NHS any more.

Posted by E.F. on 11/08/2011 at 01:47

I had verrucas for at least 5 years, then one day I used Sudocream and they reduced in size. So I applied cream about 2 times a day for say a couple of weeks and all my verrucas were gone. So if you're wanting a painless way of getting rid of them, apply Sudocream twice a day and keep your feet covered. Seriously it works! :D

Posted by F.S on 04/08/2011 at 11:19

I have 7 verrucas and i have had them fore nearly 2 years they have been frozen but have just got worst! I don't know what to do next! Any ideas?

Posted by Optionalalfie on 03/08/2011 at 04:19

i got rid of 2 veruccas by covering them with duct tape it worked a treat

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2011 at 02:46

how do I know when the verruca has gone please

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2011 at 10:37

i had a verruca about 8 years ago and got rid of it with bazuka gel. it came back a few years ago and have just been ignoring it.i have been using the same gel for a few months and its bringing the surrounding skin off but not the actual root. If you can bare it i just got a grip on the root with my nail. it was painful, but i think i got it out. well a black thing was at the bottom, it bled quite badly afterwards. just 2 more to go! hopefully they wont come back after this time!

Posted by Optional on 22/07/2011 at 02:53

Person that tried celandine, did it work?! Thanks

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2011 at 09:54

My daughter is 18 months and i believe that she has has a verruca? Can u get them that young?

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2011 at 01:01

i've had 3 verucca's for about 2 years now, and the best way is to keep apply Bazuka Extra Strength Gel and just leave it on for a couple days, just file very gently over the verucca so you hardly make any difference and re-apply some of the gel, i done this for about 3 weeks and then forgot to do it for a few days, i looked at the veruccas and it seemed like it had just turned to dead skin, so i picked it out and left it assuming it had all gone, but i should have put some more gel on, so im going to have to start all over.. but i really do believe that the gel helps, just keep applying and applying it, even without peeling it off until the skin goes dead, and just keep replacing the dead skin with the gel &also; you need to replace all your shoes and socks

Posted by Optional on 12/07/2011 at 07:45

i had loads of them on my foot but after going out side bare footed alot they scabbed over and fell off

Posted by Rebecca on 10/07/2011 at 10:17

iv'e have had this verruca on the foot for about 5 years now and its HUGE, it is occasionally very painful. i have tried treating it several times and nothing works, but im now beginning to worry because more are appearing on my foot. at the moment i have 5. it can be extremely painful, when im standing a long time. any more ideas?

Posted by krissy on 08/07/2011 at 07:26

How long will it take to go away?

Posted by overthemoon on 08/07/2011 at 12:56

i have had a load of verrucas on one of my feet for years, maybe 15yrs aprox. i went and had them frozen in the hospital when i got them first (when i was eventually seen in hospital) unfortunately this didn't work properly. i seem to get the impression from other comments on-line that this has to be repeated a few times to work properly anyway. over the years i have tried a few over the counter products but had no luck in getting rid of the buggers. good news now though, they are finally going away. after reading probably every comment on this site i decided to give the vinegar and duct tape a go. this is how it went.... step 1 I shaved off the dead skin with a foot knife thing. step 2 I then soaked cotton wool pads (like the flat one for taking off make-up) in normal white wine vinegar step 3 Put the vinegar pads over affected area step 4 Tape cotton pads to foot with duct tape, cover as much of the foot as needed. leave on for 24hrs i done the above once. i would recommend you do this on the night before two days off work. so i took it off after the 24hrs, it was getting really itchy. it was also kinda sore to walk on (have them on the ball of my foot and heel so was hopping about lol) i have not repeated this since as i haven't had two days off together in ages and if i have i had to do loads of stuff. it was so itchy for a couple of days or so but i read that is a good sign that your body has recognised that it needs to get rid of something and is now on the attack. that was 2-3mths ago and they are nearly all gone. the skin on most of my foot looks normal now so i assume they are gone on those bits. i had no big holes like some people had either :) overall if you have time to spare for the initial treatment give this a go. much cheaper then the over the counter stuff. hope this helps a bit :)

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2011 at 02:49

i have a veruca on the soul of my foot and i freezed it at the docters and now its all swelled up and purple. any help?

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2011 at 03:27

I last posted here on 9/4/11 about the white vinegar treatment I was using on my verruca. Well, yes I got down to pink skin underneath and I really, REALLY thought it had gone as I couldn't see it at all. It was getting very sore indeed so I left it alone and... guess what? It's back. Same shape as before, same verruca. 17 and a half years I have had this now. I have just read about the tincture of Greater Celandine treatment and I think I might try that, although NOT the homeopathic remedy as homeopathy is nonsense.

Posted by Optional on 29/06/2011 at 02:52

I had one on each of the pads of my foot, after burning them walking on hot bitumen. I got some kind of liquid from the doctor, probably salicylic acid, which I used to apply. I didn't follow the instructions which said to put a light coating, I used to lit it pool in the wart, and that in turn caused swelling and hurt but didn't remove the wart. My teacher said his daughter had used banana peel bandaged to her foot. I was sceptical but he assured me it worked. I cut some pieces of banana peel, bandaged them to the wart, and within a couple of uses they peeled off and were gone. I believe this would be more effective than simply duct tape. I don't know if banana peel is antiviral, but garlic is.

Posted by dudleybloke on 29/06/2011 at 11:05

iv got several verrucas and have been using cuplex gel to get rid of them. it seems to be doing the trick but the pain is becoming unbearable. walking is difficult but the worst pain is when im trying to sleep, it feels like the verrucas are being pinched with hot pliers and iv tried using ice and ibuprofen gel to ease the pain but nothing is even taking the edge off the pain. the only advice my doctor is giving me is to continue with the treatment and is pretty useless with any other advice. so im after something that can provide localised pain relief thet can be bought over the counter if anyone can reccomend any. thanks.

Posted by Smithy on 23/06/2011 at 11:40

Ive had a verucca a while and have been trying to get rid of it, no sprays have worked, stupidly while I was drunk I cut into it and got the main root with tweezers, this was intense pain and bled horrendous amounts, this was a month ago and now my foot feels fine and there's no sign of another verruca so if you can handle a bit of pain I definitely recommend this if you can get to the main root

Posted by CP on 23/06/2011 at 03:43

18 months ago I had a large cluster of verrucas on the ball of my foot which I had had for 2 years, I tried all types of over the counter treatments and none worked, it just got bigger, so in the end I went to see a Chiropodist and thou the treatment was painful she got rid of it within a week with one treatment. Unfortunately I now have another one appear on my heel, I will be going to see a Chiropodist to sort it out this time straight away.

Posted by Jenny on 07/06/2011 at 11:08

If you get rid of a verrucca do you need to change all your shoes? will you get re-infected by wearing your old shoes?

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2011 at 06:32

I've had a one verruca that is about the size of a one pence piece for five years on the bottom of my foot, three small ones on my little toe and two recent ones on my heel and on the side of my big toe! I've tried the freezing treatment and that didn't seem to work! What should I do??

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2011 at 03:02

I have had a verruca for over 2 years and it has still not gone away I have tried the treatment of applying the fell and scraping it off layer by layer but I found it painful and discontinued it My mum said it will go away naturally but I'm not so sure Any tips? They would be appreciated

Posted by Optional on 01/06/2011 at 08:11

Here is my journey to ending a verrucas life. Use Bazuka Extra Strength Gel and Have Faith believing it will work! I had a verruca on the ball of my foot for 6 month, I didn't care at the start, but then it became really painful especially when walking. I have used the Dr scholl freezing method(many times),but it didn't work, the wart become solid and smoothing on the edge for 2 weeks seems disappeared, but then it cam back again and this time it gets even bigger and even more painful.So I went to see my GP and booked appointment for another freezing treatment. she says that the freezing method on the market is not harsh enough and less effective. so I went to have another freezing treatment from a doctor. but it didn't work either. so I went online search for salicylic acid verruca plaster, it works really effectively by eating up the virus cell, it feels sting a bit. it says on the pack to replace every 48hrs but i replaced it every 24 hours, only 4days later i can see the result, the virus has been eaten away, there look like a hole on my foot. in the mean time i used an scraper to scrap away the dead virus cell and this allow the salicylic acid to work more effectively on the touch of the skin. in the meantime i went to the shop and brought Bazuka Extra Strength gel(after reading on this site), and put a layer over the top, a week later i then remove a really thick layer of dead skin cell and revealing the new skin underneath it, the verruca has become smaller(it was 1cm), now is 0.3mm, and see some tiny little black dot on the top(i guess it's the virus). hope to get a better result in next two weeks, and wish me a good luck. hope this helps.

Posted by a Person on 29/05/2011 at 09:18

I've had mine for 3 years now I've tried everything so I'm just gonna try duck tape and if it doesn't work then i don't know what I'll do BC its very embarrassing BC i cant show my left foot anymore. ): HELP ME!!!!! ):

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2011 at 11:38

I had one verruca about 10 years ago, now I have about 20..or "mosaic" of verrucas. I have tried everything on the market, have been to see different GPs, spent a fortune on Foot clinics, tried Thuja, freezing, all sort of gels, nothing. I'm running out of options....but I have read some of the comments and might try other things, depressing thing is one of my sons has one now..I feel that if GPs actually started to do something about this (and not just sent you away) the virus wouldn't be spreading so fast! I'm truly fed up!

Posted by Optional on 24/05/2011 at 05:22

you tell us we can frezze it this might work then you tell us not to do it which is right this not a hard question, all i need is something that gets rid of varrucaes

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2011 at 10:04

The above information is not correct and dangerous to tell the general public with a medical problem, Verrucae plasters cause holes in the soles of the foot and you should never put duct tape on veruccas, Duct tape is for leaky pipes and used by a plumber not for medical purposes. It is neither STERILE NOR SAFE. What is the person who wrote this rubbish thinking!!!!! UTTER POPPYCOCK, if you have a problem and think it is a verrucae then you should consult a health professional Your GP, Podiatrist or qualified chiropodist.

Posted by Extreme Pain on 20/05/2011 at 05:07

I have 3 verrucas one on my left foot (quite small)one on my right foot medium and one on the tip of the toe next to my big toe left foot one night i decide that's it and cu them open with a nail cutter 2 bled and 2 days ago I cut the one on my toe and it bled alot is this making it worse or better?

Posted by Optional on 16/05/2011 at 11:07

I'm 14 and i have about 4 verrucas and a huge one on my toe i tried bazuca... Fail.. Then i tried bazucca extra strenth! SUCESS FINALLY after suffering dance lessons trying to hide the horrible things.. So my advice is try it.. Youll be left with a hole in your foot if its a big one so put bazuca in that to kill the rooys and BAM works like a charm :)

Posted by Optional on 14/05/2011 at 03:19

Hi i have 6 Verrucas on my feet one the size of a fifty pence Have been to Chiropodists for about 18 month with regular treatment but no good ,have tryed banana no good im on the gaffer tape now so watch this space? thank you

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2011 at 06:29

my son had about three verucas on his left foot.I took him to the doctor and we were told to use occusal and duct tape for 5 days. After couple of weeks he had about seven of them , but one was soo big , it scared me. I was looking on the internet one night and i found out about tea tree oil. Some people said that it helped them. I said to my self : we gor nothing to loose........... so i bought a small botle and we start using it with a coton bud every night and then keep it covered . It"s been one month and all his verucas are gone. It has left him with dry skin all around his foot, but all the verucas are gone..........THANK GOD and thank tea tree oil , try it it works.

Posted by Leah tullock on 12/05/2011 at 09:53

Shes my grandchild she as verrucas in both feet got treatment of doctor but they still painful very swollen very dark in colour and the surrounding area

Posted by Optional on 11/05/2011 at 06:23

I used banana skin on my daughters verucca, I put a square of skin on it every night for just over a week and it eventually drew it out and fresh skin was underneath! She had it on her toe hasny had it since!

Posted by Optional on 11/05/2011 at 04:35

ok i have had worts/verrucas on my feet ever since i was 7 they went away for a year then i had one in the center of the top half of my foot it spread (DUH)now 7 years later i have 42 warts it sux ive tried everything freeing them acid cutting them out i have done it all i think surgery is my only option HELP ME Please

Posted by OldJack on 10/05/2011 at 01:23

I have had a huge single Verruca on the ball of my left foot for over 20 years. I had it burnt out by a Chirpodist 17 years ago (a very painful experience I can tell you, took out half my foot with it). It of course came back. Made a concerted effort to rid myself of it 2 years ago. Used white wine vinegar soaked in cotton wool, held on with duct tape. I would then scrap dig out dead flesh every few days. It was really painful. did this for 2 months. After I stopped the thing eventually came back. Got an eastern european herbal extract of Chelidonium, very caustic stuff. Would heavily blister the area, but did this for 1 month and it cleared it for good.

Posted by Ouchy Foot on 10/05/2011 at 05:47

Hi there, I have a horribly sore lump on the bottom of my left foot. It is tender when I walk, and often burn if I stand on something that isn't flat (like my daughters lego) At first I thought I had some glass in my foot, so my partner had a dig around but the pain persisted.. and now I have two... I work in a bakery so am on my feet ALOT.. could you suggest something that might ease my pain somewhat??

Posted by Optional on 09/05/2011 at 06:32

My 5 year old son had a verruca for 3 mths. We tried the creams, they didn't work, tried the duct tape, didn't work. My sister told me to put a square of banana skin on the verruca with duct tape over it every night, and a week and half later, the verruca was gone.

Posted by Optional on 09/05/2011 at 06:57

I have 1o deep verucas and lots of smaller ones they have been with me since I was 8. I had freeze treatment and used bazooka gel but they never went away and now I have more than ever. I also have sweaty feat so im going to try to put deodrant on my feet and in my shoes and maybe the vitamin c tablets?? Everyone here seems to only have a few but I have so many, its really embarrassing even tho they dont hurt. I tend to use an exfoliator to make them appear smaller but lots of you are telling MË that makes it spread?? Does it? Should I stop?

Posted by Mary alice on 05/05/2011 at 10:25

I found ilsome of these helpful thnxs

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2011 at 11:25

i Have 5 verucas on my feet and they are sooo embarresing. i froze 2 and they went and i am having a appointment for the net 3. i used Scholl liquid nitrogin for one also and its worked wonders.

Posted by Optional on 02/05/2011 at 10:51

i got my verucca freeze burned from a doctor how long wil it take to go away

Posted by eve on 01/05/2011 at 07:48

disappointed that you do not include how to recognise if the cluster of verrucas has gone,as i have three shallow holes under foot but can not tell if they still contain verrucas,after duct tape treatment.

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2011 at 06:55

i wish to find a cure to veruccas fast as i am on my feet a lot and its really painful, tried all the remedies from the pharmacy

Posted by HMF on 01/05/2011 at 11:10

I have 2 verucas on my left foot. and i know they are not nice 2 years earlier i had them frozen by my GP about 6 times through a long period of didnt work at first but slowly they seemed to dissapere i would just like to ask does the bacon rind method actually work? Thankyou..

Posted by Jules on 28/04/2011 at 08:39

I had many come and go as a child and used to sucessfully "operate" myself...nothing else but this worked for me, we tried it, but would just end up sitting down (somewhat uncomfortably) with a needle. Good luck guys

Posted by becks on 26/04/2011 at 05:15

i have tried so many creams n sprays but nothing seems to get rid of these nasty buggers, and i keep getting more n more.. its really starting to affect my confidence, what should i do :/

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2011 at 09:37

My son has about 6 verrucas on his left foot. We used freeze veruca , occusal and duct tape , and nothing. He knows that he can leave with them for years and it scares him. What can i do to help him. The damn things are so ugly....

Posted by Kerry on 22/04/2011 at 10:41

I have a wild tale to tell you all about my verruca! It all began last summer, i got a piece of glass stuck in my foot when on holiday. I removed all glass, but it left my foot with an open wound. As I was staying in a backpackers lodge, I was using communal showers. This is where I think I picked the HPV virus up from! The virus can apparently enter any open area and hide in skin cells. However, the foot is the most common place. Initially I only had one in the middle of my foot, however they spread, and I totted up with around 7. I tried everything to remove them, but found the only method that worked, is to file the dead skin away, put salycic acid on, and cover my foot in gaffa tape and two socks and leave for a day. I found my feet didnt sweat that much either so no other problems occurred! I have been doing this since Christmas, and then 3/7 of my verrucas turned black. After a week, the initial central one went solid, and i was able to literally pop the whole verruca out of my foot, leaving a crater, with no signs of verruca! The second largest one has also come out in this way, and the third is on its way! Tape is the way forward!

Posted by Stephen on 22/04/2011 at 09:41

Here is an update from my post on the 28/3/09 regarding my verruca. The verruca is back and I also have one on my right foot also. I think I will have to accept these blighters are always going to be with me but I am still trying various things to rid myself of them. I will update in the future to keep you informed.

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2011 at 12:20

Ive had verrucae for 10 years! Big ones on one foot then lots of smaller ones. Had freezing treatment but the persisted. Also then got mosaic warts on all. fingers and large warts as well even under my fingernails. Doctor said to leave them as they will go by themselves and freezing leaves scars. I took large doses of vitamin c to try and shift a sinus infection, and the warts started to grow like crazy for a few days then went black and i was able to remove them. The mosaic warts dand the verrucae did the same now just healthy skin. So try boosting your immune system as your warts are a virus and your body can get rid of them. I never thought i wd get rid of mine but now i have healthy skin and no scars.

Posted by Anonymous on 18/04/2011 at 10:37

I'm 16 and I have had two verrucas for 2 years but just recently, another one popped up next to the verruca I had on the underside of my fourth toe, right foot. I think this happened because I tried to use treatment like Scholl Verruca and Bazuka extra-strength (not at the same time, obviously!). It's really beginning to bug me because I just want them gone. I've managed to get rid of them before, but this time they seem defiant to leave. I've not tried going to a doctor yet but I spoke to a pharmacist and he recommended burning/freezing off the verruca. Does that work?

Posted by Time2go.... on 18/04/2011 at 01:07

I have had a verucca for 4 years why doesn't anything work? I've seen my doctor and he says it will clear up in weeks and prescribed me salicrylic acid nope then was that pencil which did nothing ... It's on my big toe and is the size of a nail .... Any ideas as to why this damn verucca is so attached to me do I taste nice or something ?

Posted by Charlie on 17/04/2011 at 05:12

I've got a load off verukas in a bunch apparently called mosaic warts they have been there for about 4 years what should i do ??? =(

Posted by Optional on 13/04/2011 at 01:13

I'm 15, and I've had several verrucas for a few years now.. But they don't cause any discomfort or pain, so I've left them to see what happens. Should I continue doing so? I have tried some treatment before, the plasters, but they didn't seem to work..

Posted by Siobhan on 09/04/2011 at 11:53

I have had my verucas for a year now. I am in the middle of getting them treated my my GP with the liquid nitrogen. I am also treating them with sholl veruca at home until I go back to the doctors once a month. One of them have started to spread but I hope that the treatment will help them regress. (I wear rubber socks in the swimming pool to stop them getting any worse and to prevent other people from carching them.

Posted by Optional on 09/04/2011 at 10:24

I am the person who has teh 17 year old verruca and I posted here on 20 February 2011 if you want to read my tale. I have been soaking a piece of gauze in white wine vinegar then applying it to the bloody thing and covering with a mass of plasters and microporous tape over night for 4 weeks. Ladies and Gents, I think it's working! I scrape off any dead skin with a scalpel each morning and by the end of the first week, there was a black ring round it. I am down to pink skin underneath in some places and it doesnt' seem to hurt like it used to. Could it be that I am finally rid of it after 17 years? I definitely recommend the vinegar treatment!

Posted by chris on 09/04/2011 at 11:31

I have a verruca on the heel of my foot. It is quite large. I tried the usual bazooka treatments etc and have finally resorted to duct tape. This seems to be working but you have to leave it on for the 6 days and not be tempted to 'have a look' before then. If you can keep it on for 6 days, when you remove it you can see that some of the verruca has 'died' and this is then fairly easy to remove. I use a pretty brutal method to do this - a needle and tweezers. If you can get the tweezers round the main 'blob' of verruca, grit your teeth and pull hard the whole root then comes out. If you get the complete root out it bleeds quite a lot and you have a 'hole' in your foot where it has come out. I am slowly removing mine root by root - it is definitely getting smaller and each time I manage to remove a major root, my foot is less painful and I can walk on it with less and less padding. I am hopeful .........

Posted by fed up on 08/04/2011 at 09:33

I tried the treatment with vinegar and my verruca has turned green, any ideas why?

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2011 at 10:28


Posted by Optional on 07/04/2011 at 07:28

I had a really bad one when I was seven which my dad eventually dug out with a pin and some tweezers. Now that was grim, but it did work.

Posted by xpat on 06/04/2011 at 03:07

Had a verrucca on the arch of my foot for a couple of years with no pain or discomfort at all, until a week or so ago, then it started aching a bit. Had a look and it didn't appear any different, but noticed another had appeared at the back of my heel (in hard skin and where I can barely see it, have to bend my knee over and twist my foot). So tried to treat both with freeze treatment two days ago. Now both are painful (ache even when I am not walking on it) and I can barely walk on this foot. Not sure I would recommend the freeze treatment if this is the result. Will need to see a podiatrist if the pain doesn't subside. Then what

Posted by enonimous on 05/04/2011 at 09:49

i have 4 varrukas on my feet.cream doesnt work fast they are painful and numb.can i go to the cropadist without using cream?and will it leve a scar if i do?

Posted by Optional on 04/04/2011 at 05:41

i have verruca's since i was about 8years old i started off with 1 now i have about 39 places of where they are on one foot!and o my left foot i have 12 but they arn't all over my foot there mainly all bunched together, it looks awfull i dont feel confident taking my shoes of i always worry and they keep spreading ive had sessions of freezing them it hasnt really worked that well although im going for another freezing this friday then just keep spready.I've also tryed other methords, with duck tape,buying my own freezing kit (i dont suggest you do by this as it doesnt really work only if you have a very small verruca) i've tryed many things. I just wont them to go away now :(.

Posted by Ben on 03/04/2011 at 07:49

I think I have a verruca but it is clear there is no black dot there so is it a verruca?

Posted by Lisa on 02/04/2011 at 07:22

I have had my verucca for several years now i have tried everything, Bazooka, wartner, duck tape, rubbing it every day with a pumice stone, slicing it off,Over the years i have been to several chiropodists but Nothing. It burns and is so painful when i walk I'm seeing another chiropodist now who told me to take thuja homepathic tablets what these are meant to achive i don't know he has put some crystals on the verucca and for past 2 weeks it has been burning and so painful. I just don't know what else to do if this chirpodist can't get rid of it. :-)

Posted by carol on 02/04/2011 at 12:54

I had a veruca removed by surgery about four months ago but it seems to have come back again, despite the fact that the surgeon removed a hugh lump of flesh around the veruca . Any ideas now how to get rid of it .It hurt so much before and after the surgery !!

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2011 at 01:32

Hi, I might start using the more chemical soloutions but are there any dangers mixing chemicals? thanQ

Posted by Tracey on 30/03/2011 at 10:36

Following my post on 13th December - It looks like the Vitamin C and Zinc tablets worked again. 3 months of taking them and the not so little blighter has gone. It has been so painful in the meantime though but such a relief now it's gone. As with my other ones it started to itch uncontrollably. One minute it was too painful to wear a sock and the next I'm scratching it on concrete. The itching is a good sign it turns out, means it's on it way out. For all those who have tried and failed, give the Vitamin C + Zinc daily tablet a go. Take it without fail every day for about 3 months and see. Nothing else has worked for me over the years

Posted by Shan on 26/03/2011 at 12:29

Had a verruca for about 2 years now, been through alot of pain with it, tryed everything, its not disspearing?

Posted by Emily on 24/03/2011 at 10:21

I have just discovered a verucca on the sole of my foot just on the arch, I also have a nail fungus and when i was younger had atheletes foot. I am just wondering if all these fungus' are connected. I started jogging about a few months ago maybe this is the cuase??

Posted by Optional on 16/03/2011 at 09:30

Verrucca problem has worsened since the age of about 6years, have tried EVERYTHING including a strong acid prescribed by hospital, problem is causing real pain now.

Posted by ShannonnnnnnC on 16/03/2011 at 08:48

this was really helpful as ive had a verucca for 4 years now and i thought id have to have my foot amputated! :D

Posted by Simon on 16/03/2011 at 01:12

If anyone wants cryotherapy (which I can assure you does work it just takes a bit of pain to do the job) and doesnt want to be stuck on the NHS waiting list for months on end, giving time for the verucca to spread, try Shuropody. Found out about them through a friend, turns out they took over Scholl when it went under. They do cryo for only about £35. Really brilliant and gave loads of treatment advice! And turns out the stuff they use at local doctors isnt cold enough to deal with most verucca/warts. For the real stuff you either have to be put on the NHS waiting list or go private. Who knew?

Posted by Rachel on 16/03/2011 at 01:04

I work in a clinic that does cryotherapy and yes of course it does hurt its freezing the inside and outside of all the affected cells in that area. Any good podiatrist will warn you that it will hurt before you sign any disclaimer. Any pain experienced afterwards will be due to the blistering. On a verucca which has reacted well to the treatement a medium sized blister will form below the skin between the good skin cells and the verucca cells. This will force the two apart and make it easier for the podiatrist to remove as many 'bad' cells during the 2-3 week review as possible. But this blister WILL NOT form properly unless you apply pressure to the affected area for AT LEAST 3 hours after your treatment. We once had someone in who ignored this and went to the pub next door, sat down and watched the rugby. He came back two days later with a surface blister the size of a golf ball! If you dont apply pressure the blister will most likely form above the verucca cells. I've had this treatment myself by one of my colleagues and my verucca went away after two sessions. To be honest when podiatrist say the pain will stop within 24hrs its rarely true. They mean the pain will reduce dramatically, and in most people the area will be uncomfortable for several days but as long as you continue to aplly pressure and the blister is forming correctly it stands you in good stead for as much of the verucca to be removed as possible at the review. I hope people find this helpful.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2011 at 06:20

My son has a verrucca on his big toe which has been there for 2 years!! Have tried over the counter treaments which haven't worked! Have now been reccommended banana skin from a friend who had 9 and they cleared up after a week! Cut a small piece of banana skin to fit over wart and keep in place with plaster. Soft side down overnight. Will let you know if successful.

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2011 at 07:41

I have been having recurring verrucas for many many years now. I managed to get rid of my last lot with Bazuka extra strength, but it is time consuming and you have to be religious about treatment. I had 10 at the time. This time I have 4 but for the first time I have passed one on to my husband. I have recently had a baby and am so scared of passing on to her that I decided to see a podiatrist for the first time. He put 60% salicylic acid on them to soften, then a week later used cryotherapy (freezing). The acid made them sore and I was limping for a few days but it wore off. I had them frozen on Thursday and I still cannot put any weight on my foot. The freezing hurt so much (and I don't have a low pain threshold - had no pain relief for childbirth!)it really stung. I actually had tears in my eyes. The verruca on my heel part of the sole went black that evening. I cannot walk anywhere. I wish I'd never had it done. Today is Sunday and I feel I am nowhere near feeling relief for this pain.The other verrucas are under my toes and they too are starting to turn black. The podiatrist said they'd hurt for 24 hrs! He must have been joking. If you are thinking of using cryotherapy, PLEASE only use if its your absolute last resort. I don't even know if this is going to work anyway. I am certainly not going to go back for more!!!

Posted by Rit on 13/03/2011 at 04:54

Can I use over the counter medication for verrucas if I have recently had treatment for cancer

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2011 at 01:05

hi, im 15 and have 3 verrucas which ive had for about 3 years now. they dont hurt at all but they do cause me embarrassment because im constantly scared someone will see them, but after reading everyones stories it sounds like treatment just makes it worse or makes no difference. so my question is should i just leave them be and cope with the embarrassment?

Posted by sales on 12/03/2011 at 12:02

Doctors are so expensive in Ireland as are all medical people. After trying all remedies and not finding any help. I eventually removed the Verruca myself.

Posted by <3* on 10/03/2011 at 12:37

I've had verrucas for quite a long time now, got them off swimming :| they weren't to bad only like one or two I left them thinking they would go by themselves they didn't, they spread and then I got a blister off running on the side of my foot then I got a verruca there aswell it is quite big didn't really cause any pain but they are not nice looking and very unhygienic like all verrucas are .. I tried most things bazooka,tea tree oil,plasters,White vinegar White vinegar kind of works just throbs a bit on the night then when you wake up it's quite sore and White.. i went to the doctors yesterday and got a couple of them frozen (liquid nitrogen) it absolutely killed the pain was unbearable had me crying..couldnt hardly get to sleep either massive blisters I've got now and Carnt walk.. defiantly would not recommend getting them treated this way could also damage your foot the healthy skin and that (maybe try silver nitrate pencil) I'm going to do that for the rest of them not having them cryotherapy again no way!! the pain was worser than breaking my shoulder... I would say my opinion as soon as you get one treat it straight away do not leave it they will get deeper and deeper and then no over the counter products will work, and they could also spread to other areas of your foot or body, always wear socks be considerate to the people you live with last thing you want is for yours to go and then someone else who you live with to get them.. when myn hopefully go I'm wearing socks to go swimming rather be safe than sorry... I would also say look after your feet as the saying goes "look after your things and they'll look after you" haha.

Posted by Patrick on 10/03/2011 at 10:03

very good website!

Posted by optional on 08/03/2011 at 04:11

Have just seen my friend who went to a chiropodist last Saturday for a 2nd treatment (one week after the 1st) on her two verrucas, which were only being treated for cosmetic reasons, as she's had them a few years, they weren't causing her any probs but she's always aware of them when she goes swimming. 1st treatment goes ok, but she's told they're quite big and deep so go back for 2nd treatment. Seen by different chiropodist who has left her unable to walk any distance (its now Tuesday) and she can't drive as its too painful. The chiropodist just said to her that she must have low pain threshold (which she hasn't usually) and that she hadn't seen a reaction like that before and that the pain 'should have worn off by now' and try and rub this sudocrem on it. Any more useful suggestions for alleviating current pain - even if it doesn't get rid of the verrucas - from anyone who may have encountered similar stories? Thanks!

Posted by Try cryotherapy or 40% salicylic acid scholl patch on 03/03/2011 at 11:17

I had a dormant verruca for years, never bothered me, just looked unsightly, after cryotherapy for a wart on the same toe ( Which took about 6wks wait on the nhs) the verruca 'woke up' and developed into mosaic. The wart cleared up after a huge Post-cryo haematoma! I tried all the counter gels and sprays for the verrucas., scholl 12.5% salicylic acid, bazooka, duct tape, tea tree oil. I must admit I wasn't 100% dedicated to the routine, ( ur supposed to scrub the dead skin and reapply medicine) it shrunk them but nothing totally rid. I have been trying a 40% salicylic acid patch by scholl which you leave on 48hrs, my skin has turned white and soft. Similar to when u leave a plaster on for too long, this has softened the layers of skin protecting the verruca enabling me to Pumice down to actual verruca root. And then you are supposed to put a new patch on. Not totally rid of my verruca but I think I am getting somewhere. A treatment I have not tried but have been told is to apply marigold(calendula) to the wart. Not sure in what form though whether it should be oil or some other way. Maybe someone could try and conclude their findings on here?

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2011 at 06:39

Firstly about two years ago I had one small verruca on my foot, it wasn't annoying me and I decided to leave it. I then went to a chiropodists with an ingrown toenail and she gave me acid for the verruca. Shortly after using the acid a humungous one appeared under my toe which was and is painful to walk on. I went to the Doctors and typical NHS told me to do the duct tape method, all it has done has made it more painful to walk on and the surface is really cracked and manky but the size of it is not reduced after two months. I am now on the waiting list for a freezing clinic but knowing the English healthcare system it will take around half a year to get it. Oh and now I have a wart so my advice is either leave it or get it frozen off immediately, don't waste your time with all these rubbish over counter remedies if anything they just help them spread!

Posted by mark on 02/03/2011 at 11:37

hi i have had my veruca now for ten bloody years i have tried loads of treatments, such as bazzucka , duck tape , nail varnish ,the trouble is i cant stand all the scraping its so painful after i can hardly walk or drive the car useing the clutch pedal. today i have resorted to a carpet knife lol to cut the top off to give me better access to this vile virus. its sounds very drastic to do this but i need to gain access in chooseing which treatment i use next.Thing is these verucas are very painful at the best of times,so my little delicate but painful home surgery taking the top off will leave me able to get to the root of the problem useing on of the acids im gonna try nextthat you can buy from boots the chemist.If i have any luck will let you know what happens,as a last resort i intend to have my left foot cut off with a chainsaw!!lol (only joking but its driving me mad) and it hurts like f****

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2011 at 11:23

I have had verrucas on my feet for about 5/6 years now, but I didn't realise they were verrucas until a couple of years ago. I have now tried every OTC thing, and had 4/5 treatments from a professional chiropodist, but I only seem to have more! Could this mean I have a problem with my immune system?

Posted by Clara on 27/02/2011 at 04:48

I have about 8 verrucas on my feet and i have had them for a while. 1 of them has been there for a bout 3 years now and im really stressed that i will get other ones aswell. They are not big massive ones they are fairly small compared to others that spread all over the feet. I have tried Buzuka for about 10 months now and it hasnt done any change at all. But i think what my problem is that my feet are constanly damp because i have had sweating feet problems since primary school. I just really wish that I would wake up in the morning and then i would NORMAL feet. I guess life sucks with these problems

Posted by Branna on 27/02/2011 at 01:15

This has REALLLY helped me, I often get embbaressed about my verruca's as they ofen get me shy. I have a 'veruca' on my hand, I think its the same type of wart thats on my hand :( And ive had my verrucas and warts since i was 10, Ive tried letting them go away nauttrually, But it didnt work, Then i tried EVERYSINGLE over the counter treatment, But this has really helped! THANKYOU!!x

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2011 at 01:16

ive had a verucca for 5 months, and first it was a litte itchy red dot and now its become huge with a scab on there and ive tried the bazuka gel and it wont work, its the size of a 1p coin, and now ive got one on my other foot, any ideas how to heal it?

Posted by Amelia on 26/02/2011 at 09:24

I HAVE 7 VERRUCAS ON ONE FOOT AND 3 ON THE OTHER I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET RID OF THEM BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING I HAVE HAD THEM FOR 5 YEARS. Also i have had a vaginal discharge which is white creamy colour everyday! whats wrong with me?

Posted by Grossed Out Girl on 26/02/2011 at 07:02

I sitting here wishing I hadn't done what I just did a few minutes ago. About four months I got a verruca on my second toe, it was just a little pinhead size one but I've had a verruca that lasted two years before so I thought I'd treat this one quickly instead. I first went scraping it with a pumice, using the acid and covering it with a plaster but that only made the problem a whole lot worse. The verruca only got a lot bigger, so much so it meant that I had to hobble along using the side of my foot since using my toes to walk meant utter agony. I believe it grew probably part due to the pumice spreading the virus and partly due to not waiting until the acid is dry before putting the plaster on. I then went to the doctors to have it frozen (she was damn impressed with the size of it not that that made me feel any better), expecting it to hurt but it felt like heaven to me. My verruca was so deep that I only felt a slight cooling sensation. Though the doctor did freeze it for me, she didn't really explain much about what to expect, so I was quite scared when my toe started swelling over the next few days. (Sticking my toes in cold water helped a lot with the swelling and pain) Turns out the home freezing kit I got last week was more helpful in telling me what's supposed to happen. It said that it should freeze the virus dead, and that the skin underneath the verruca should blister, causing the verruca to eventually fall off. And sure enough it did...well more like it was going dark and I saw it beginning to come off and decided to pull it off...just now. Ew, now I'm left with a really big crevice in my toe. I think I can see some live virus tissue as well, I hope to God that it heals okay. My advice to anyone with a verruca is if you've decided on a treatment, do it carefully so it doesn't get out of hand like mine did and if yours is untreatable and your only option is to bear with it, make sure to go easy on yourself and not walk more than you have to if it's painful. I don't think I'll ever forget the subsequent knew and hip pain I got, all from this one verruca.

Posted by Optional on 25/02/2011 at 01:54

Agh! My veruca is about 9 months old and far from feeling like a friendly addition to my limbs! I am a keen walker - planning a seven day trip along te West Highland Way and a trip up Ben Nevis in August - I was hoping to leave the veruca behind - gone and forgotten, truly not missed! I am off to the doctor for the second time to have it frozen today - but after reading below, I am less than hopeful of any real success. The wine vinegar is sounding the favourite so will try that if freezing fails to work. I understand people suffer far worse things but like all of my fellow sufferers I just want to get rid of te bligter! Good luck to you all - roll on the revolution and a veruca free world!

Posted by Amy on 24/02/2011 at 09:34

Ive had 2 now, one went away on its own, so i thought the other would as well. I have read through loads of forums. I am trying nail varnish and then covering it up with duck tape (or cellotape, which ever) an then keeping my foot wrapped up in bed socks and slippers. Hopefully this will work!!

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2011 at 12:54

i am a swimmer and have had verrucas for over 2years. i am very conscious and always feel like someone will find out. i have tried everything at home and been to the doctors twice. nothing. i couldnt even walk for the next few days. it is not worth it. i would do anything to get rid of them now, i have 7 spread over both feet. i desperately want to get rid of them before i go on holiday this summer. they really get me down and hold me back from a lot of things. they are starting to ruin my life:( i hate them with a passion!

Posted by Anonymous on 23/02/2011 at 11:53

Hi, I'm 13 (nearly 14) and I have lots of verrucas. Some in clusters and some seperate. I also have a wart on my finger and the verrucas keep spreading. I have tried lots of treatments for years and none have worked! I have used: Bazuka (different types of bazuka) wartner Duck tape banana skin pumice stone emery boardd. None of them have seen to work and to make it even worse I dance, bare foot and when I do the splits I tend hid my foot but it is really hard to, it's very embarrassing for me! I have visited the chiropidist several times and they said sometimes you can't get rid of the verrucas I really don't know what to do I would love for them to disappear then I would be ALOT happier! Is there any definite treatments I can get rid of them? Thanks

Posted by Angel29 on 23/02/2011 at 11:05

@Optional 02/01/11 I had exact same problem, one deep hole in my big toe.. generated hard skin around the top which makes it worse. Anyway, you have to be careful cause the verruca came back with me, now I've got one buried in this hole lol... and as I sweat with exercise I think its just making it worse. Going to look into that DUOfilm, or try the nail varish trick. see if it works!

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2011 at 04:57

I am going to try the Bazuka on my 9 year old's verruca.bThe problem is, dose it hurt?

Posted by Becks on 22/02/2011 at 03:04

I have 3 verrucas which i have had for about 10 years. I have tried everything to get rid of them, bazooka, gels, home freezing, nhs freezing, private treatments etc and nothing has worked :(. I have been trying the vinegar treatment for the last 5 days and i seem to be getting somewhere, i have also bought the silver nitrate to finish it off with, i'll keep you all posted how i get on!

Posted by susan on 21/02/2011 at 09:55

I have a very painful verruca which I am going to try and cure with home and herbal remedies as cryotherapy seems a bit extreme. I will let you know how I get on. S.

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2011 at 09:21

OK well I think I almost have the record on here but not quite. At the age of 24 I lived with a boyfriend, whom I got rid of fairly quickly but the verucca he gave me has lived on for 17 years. Yes, 17. I never had anything like that before I met him! It is three times the age of my youngest child (not his, thankfully!) It is on the ball of my left foot and I constantly feel I am walking on a stone - it's very painful. I remember going to the doctor when I first got it and he said "oh don't worry, they always go by themselves after 2 years," so I left it alone and waited. For 5 years. I have tried absolutely every treatment I have seen suggested and I mean every single one and tried them religiously. I have been back to the doctors time and time again hoping that there is a new treatment but apart from course after course of extremely painful freezing treatment they can offer nothing. I have tried every single over-the-counter remedy (so many bottles of freezing tratments I have lost count, plasters, scraping, Thulja homepathic remedy, nail varnish) and 6 years ago I paid £80 for a course of 4 scraping sessions by a chiropodist. He also sold me a £5 bottle of something akin to formaldehyde, which I used every single night without fail. For two years. Nothing. It didn't even shrink. Last year I was lucky enough to see a locum who realised that not putting weight on my foot was affecting my posture and he managed to refer me to a dermatologist. I was very excited at this as at last someone was taking me seriously. I waited for three months for the appointment (which was cancelled once - good old NHS) and the lady dematologist peered at it for all of 20 seconds under a magnifying glass while her hair rather unpleasantly swept my toes. Without a word, she washed her hands and I followed her to her consulting room. "Well it's a verucca" she said. "I know that," I said, "please can you cut it out?" "We don't do that because it's a virus." Huh? "OK, well is there anything you can do?" "No. Freezing treatments are no good. Here are two over the counter remedies that have a high percentage of salicylic acid in. And I will contact a podiatrist for you to see if he can help pad it to relieve the pain." I took the names of the preparations to the chemists the next day. Both were no longer available. Never mind, there was always the podiatrist. 2 months later I had a standard letter from the podiatrist telling me my condition was not chronic and they were not going to use NHS funds to help me. At the bottom of the letter, someone had written "you are not even in our area." So here I sit typing my story of the 17 year old verucca that will never leave me. It is throbbing as usual. What is next? I don't know. I can't tell you all how utterly, UTTERLY sick of having this I am. How everytime I try something else I have to limp for a week until it heels and explain to people "it's horrible and won't go." The other day I gritted my teeth and tried to pull it out with tweezers. In the light, I saw something very odd - little flesh coloured threads poking out of the top. I pulled one. It was exacly like sheering elastic and hurt like absolute hell. I cleaned the tweezers and put them away. One day - oh glorios day! someone will invent something that will get rid of this for me. Until then, I'll just have to put up with it.

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2011 at 09:15

good but i find it very imbarrassing also a lot in school. we do a lot of danceing and i can't join in, but i have to give a reason and if you tell them you have a verruca they tell you to wear plasters and every body see. i have tried freezing and creams and lots of other treatments but nothing has worked and i am so sacard of going to the doctors and embarrassed with my self.

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2011 at 11:27

I have had verrucas for over 4 years they really hurt and have had them frozen with liquid nitrogen at the chiropodists at least 5 times and they are still not going!!! Plz help! I don't know whether to go and see a dermatologist?

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2011 at 10:56

Okay, so I'm in a bit of a panic really - I have a couple of verrucas on the sole of my left foot, which I've had for ages and am in the process of treating (apparently unsuccessfully I might add); next week I'm supposed to be going to a spa for a friends Hen Party - this is traumatic enough for me as it is, as it's very out of my comfort zone - and one of the treatments I'm supposed to be having is a 'foot polish' (whatever that might entail). It seemed like the best option (along with something similar to my hands) at the time, as I don't like the idea of having a massage and I thought the verrucas would be gone (this was planned a few months ago). However now I need to face the fact that they're not going to be. I don't want to be embarrassed in front of my friends if/when they refuse to touch my feet, which I'm guessing is likely to happen? So if anybody has any super quick treatments, or otherwise any wonderful excuses to get out of it, I'm all ears!

Posted by Matt on 16/02/2011 at 02:06

Have had 2 clusters on my foot for well over 10 years and have tried pretty much all of the suggested remedies. Finally I have found something that works, but ONLY if you are persistant and keep with it. I have been using the Scholl medicated discs for the last 16 weeks and mine have gone and not returned. I have used these before without success, but mainly for 2 reasons. 1 - I didn't stick to the plan and had days where I didn't change the pad or forgot to put anything on the verrucas at all. 2- I also found if you use a pumice stone and rub across the verruca and surrounding area it just helps to spread it. So this time I was religious. I changed the pads every morning, added the plaster they give you and another waterproof plaster over the whole thing to make sure it didn't move. I bought a rectangular pummice stone and used the corners to just rub the very top of the cluster every few days, being careful not rub the skin around it (make sure you thoroughly wash the pummice after you use it each time). Every 3-5 days the skin was dead enough to remove the top layer, but you could still see the base of the verrucas underneath. But each time it got less and less until finally there was nothing. So, the key is to be persistant and to stick rigidly to the plan. If you forget for a few days I reckon it puts you back weeks and then it feels like you are getting nowhere. Good luck to everyone else.

Posted by piglet on 14/02/2011 at 02:35

how does zinc oxide help treat verrucas

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2011 at 09:08

Cotton wool soaked in vinager covered with duct tape so no air can get in

Posted by PG on 07/02/2011 at 05:44

Ive had my 'friend' for 8 years now, when i was at school i was soo embarrassed, and someone saw it and i was bullied for ages. Now im afraid my bf will get one, it disturbs me. For the past year i've been using scholl seal and heal. Its useless cos its made it bigger and given me another one in the past 3 months. I booked myself into see a doctor but i dont want it frozen off cos it will probably hurt. But its gotten so bad just recently, i can hardly walk on my foot and its making my knee hurt now too. Its amazing how something the size of a 5p can be so down heartening. i wish i'd hve had the guts to tell my parent swhen it first came along. Thanks to this site, im goin to try tape and nail varnish, see how i go.

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 02:32

Finally got rid of one I'd had for 4 years using white wine vinegar on the area and covering with cotton wool held on by micropore tape - 1 week later it turned black, two weeks later it was gone - brilliant, wish I'd known this years ago

Posted by Optional on 01/02/2011 at 10:54

very usefull advice

Posted by Anonymous on 30/01/2011 at 01:12

i have had a verruca for about 9 months it spread and then i had about 7 i tried all the scholl stuff, that didnt work, but the buzzoka freeze thing made them shrink a bit i also used the acid at the same time. When the two weeks went i filed them down and put acid on, now i am going to freeze them again while they're small. So touch wood, fingers crossed it works! I also do gmynastics so it can get really embarrassing and annoying! HOPE THIS HELPS!

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2011 at 11:06

have had my verucca for almost 18 years and despite lots of over the counter treatments and freezing and acid treatments by my gp it refuses to die. Not only that but it has slowly been growing as is much larger than it was! It protrudes through my sock and is quite visable even with socks on as it sticks out so far (is on the outside edge of mny foot)I hate wearing flip flops or going bare foot as it is soooo obvious. Can anyone suggest any effective method to finally get rid??

Posted by Sarah on 28/01/2011 at 10:17

I've have 1 large verruca for 5 years now. Been to the doctors, chiropodist, tried bazzuka etc. I'm 2 weeks into using DUOFILM and starting to actually see something working! Cost £3.70 from my local chemist, so not expensive at all. You paint it on like nail vanish every night and I've also been rubbing down my feet each night as the dead skin is falling off. A little painful some days like a burning pain but feel it's worth it as just had enough of this thing now. Someone else recommended to me using a little duck tape to stop it getting infected once really exposed. Good luck!! Will keep you updated :-)

Posted by Biddy on 27/01/2011 at 10:57

After years of trying to get rid of verucas on my toe, it recently disappeared itself almost overnight and it happened at the same time as I started walking barefoot along the beach in the sea water.

Posted by Optional on 21/01/2011 at 09:46

Ive had a small lump under my skin on the side of my foot since about 7 years ago, last year, i tryed to dig it out and it evolved into the biggest most painful veruca ! Ive tried freezing it numerous times, tried wartner, tried EVERYTHING, but it wont go away!!!!

Posted by Happy! on 16/01/2011 at 10:21

I just wanted to thank the people who suggested clear nail varnish as the verruca I've had for about two years is really clearing up after only about two or three weeks of applying it. It's a revelation!

Posted by Optional on 16/01/2011 at 06:40

I have had a large mosaic and some sepearate ones on my foot for about 6/7 years and kind of just ignored them hoping they'd go but they have recently started spreading. Went to hospital and they didn't do anything, tried bazuka, tried nail polish, tried freezing, tried leaving them. Nothing works. I have also recently given my boyfriend one. We have been together for 3 years and this is the first he's ever got. I am sharing a flat too and I am very scared they'll never go away. HELP?

Posted by miss on 10/01/2011 at 09:01

I have found this website so helpfull, thank you so much!! I am really embarrassed about my veruccas and i dont even like telling my parents i still have them, but this website has given me so many choices and i dont even have to let them know!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 02/01/2011 at 09:29

i used to have verrucas on my big toe, lots of them. then i used bazzuca and i got inpatient with a white blob on my big toe so as soon as it dried i picked it off. this got rid of my verruca but left a small hole as such in every place that consisted of a verruca:/ not only is there lots on my big toe but also on the bottow and top of my foot:/ the small holes have been there for years and new skin hasnt filled in the place yet. i thought it would:( i recently showed my mum and she sed i should get them checked out from the doctor so i sed ok but im really worried because it will be so embarrassing:'( i just wish they would go away whatever they are, it would be even better if i had a name for them tbh!, please someone help me as i really dont want to visit the doctor:'(

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2010 at 11:24

im 14 andi have 10 veruccas that ive had for about 5 years and 1 wart on the end of my finger ( 3 months) they really upset me and i worry that people may see my feet none of the stupid treatments have worked and i wish the ugly things would just go AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ive tried: wartner, scholl thingy, tea tree oil, using a rasor to slice them, suda cream and even toothpaste im now trying the nailvanish thing fingers crossed it works

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2010 at 11:26

yes it helped a lot thanks for the info

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2010 at 01:58

I had a verucca until one day I read about putting banana skin on my verruca(completely covering it) and duct tape over that to prevent oxygen from getting to the verruca. I did just that and foud that I could pick the verruca allong with the hardened skin aroud with a pair of tweezers. Then I did it again to get rid off the roots and it worked perfectly.

Posted by Edd on 27/12/2010 at 12:35

I tried nearly everything to get rid of my verruca's for over 10 years and bazuka extra strength worked. I started with 1 large verruca under my foot which I did not treat waiting for my body to fight it off. After a while I got warts on my hands and more verucca's on my foot. I eventually went to a chiropodist and paid privately who cut out and cauterised the lot. The ones on my feet came back. The verruca's on my foot spread and I had some large ones about the size of a one pence piece and a lot of very small ones all over my heel. At the last count I had over 20 verruca's on my foot and more starting to develop on my other foot. I tried as per all the forums on the web; tee tree oil, duck tape, duck tape with cotton wool soaked in vinegar (this is very very painful and can only be kept on for as long as you can stand the pain), various patches such as the salic acid scholl patches, freezing cryo stuff such as wartner etc, the freezing method did get rid of 1 verucca, it definately gets rid of the warts on the hands, however I found that the skin is too thick on the foot to effectively freeze it properly. I also paid to have the proper cryo spray treatment, again this is very painful and I could not walk properly for about 3 days after treatment, it did get rid of the odd one, but they always came back. The Doctor also said, just keep filing them down and be disciplined with this every day. I found that this just spreads them especially using a pedegg, you can also carfully file down with a razor! but this bleeds quite back if you go too far - not good and not recommended. Eventually I read a thread about bazuka extra strength, however the instructions say to file down every day. This is what I did: Because I had so many verruca's on my heal, I applied the bazuka to the whole heal to cover the lot of small and large ones. I did this in the evening when I could sit with my foot up watching tele while the stuff dried on after application. I did not scrap of file it off the next evening as some of it had come off during the day naturally through walking about, but some of the skin had gone white. I just re-applied over the whole area again the next evening including over the dried bazuka that was already still there. I did this for 3 evenings, by which time there was a thick layer of bazuka over the whole heal which could then be peeled off, which peeled off a thick layer of skin which was stuck to the bazuka. I then re-applied and did the same as above for another 3 days etc. This is a non painful way of getting down through the layers of skin, but . . . you have to be disciplined and apply every day for . . . about 12 weeks, as it says on the packet - yes 3 months. I was that fed up with my verruca's that I decided to do this as a final attempt to get rid of them. Why I did not do this in the first place, I don't know. I got though about 1 tube of Bazuka a week by doing this method which is about £5 to £6 per tube, but it was well worth it. What you need to do as well is if you have a small verruca or for example one about the size of a 5p piece, you need to apply to a larger area around it to the size of a £2 coin. that way you make sure you get the verruca and the surrounding area and you can easily peel away the skin, rather than just applying a small dot that is no use. There are many many treatments out there and I am not saying all the methods I tried do not work or dissing them, maybe a combination of methods or some methods work for some people and some don't. However, bazuka done as above worked for me and I am totally verruca and wart free after over 10 years. Hope this helps and works for you but good luck with what-ever you try.

Posted by Tracey on 13/12/2010 at 11:47

I started with one verruca about 10 years ago, then ended up with about 7 and also very similar looking lesions on my fingers and under my finger nails. I started taking one Vitamin C + Zinc tablet a day and after about 6 weeks they started to shrink. After 3 months of taking the vitamins they were all gone. I'd certainly recommend giving it a try as no other treatment has worked for me, all of which have been painful. I now have a new verruca so am back on the vitamins and hoping they work again.

Posted by Optional on 12/12/2010 at 11:30

THE NAIL POLISH SOLUTION - all I do is just put it on each night? any scaping of the surface/anything else involved?

Posted by topsy on 12/12/2010 at 09:35

Has anyone had a verrucca between toes. I thought they were on the bottom of the foot,but the thing between my toes looks the same as the description of a Verrucca, it's very sore but difficult to put a plaster or tape on.

Posted by grace on 10/12/2010 at 04:19

my verrucas are driving me mad they are sevral years old and i have 12 on one toe they are white and green:|

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2010 at 11:46

anybody who has had a mosiac verruca and somehow got rid of it - please tell me your solution!? im finding mine such a pain and really difficult to get rid of due to the size. Aside this mosiac verruca, I have three others. Tried the cider vinegar/duct tape method but impatience grew as i wasnt seeing any improvements rapidly. Currently putting tea tree oil on them each night.

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2010 at 07:16

They can get painful so defo reccomend the cushion! DONT get shop freeze spray it sucks! The best thing has been the pillows. probably will try the nail varnish and ductape idea next... so annoying though

Posted by maxwell01 on 04/12/2010 at 08:21

I know it will proberly work but i am scared because it hurt when i used wartner and it grew back.

Posted by mrcrtking on 03/12/2010 at 07:12

Oh meant to say my sister had verucas real bad and the GP got her formaldehyde, this did the trick for her, she soaked her foot in it for a specicied ammont of time a day and within a few weeks they died and

Posted by Mr crtking on 03/12/2010 at 07:06

I used the spray freez treatment a few times on the middle of my heel with no success the darn veruca just came back, acid stuff also no good, in the end I was so hacked off I did 3 treatments one on top of the other and froze my veruca for like 3 mins +, I got a massive blister about 3/4 inch dai and it hurt but its now gone finally after 3 years !

Posted by R2 on 01/12/2010 at 03:13

Can a verruca wart (plantar) spread to the anal area, especially if the skin is compromised and the individual is immune compromised?

Posted by Sq on 29/11/2010 at 04:38

I just wanted to thank whoever posted the comment about the nailpollish!!! I used it for maybe 3 weeks and all 3 of mine fell right off and it's healing very nicely! Thank you soooo much!!!

Posted by Tara on 22/11/2010 at 10:03

Hi all My daughter had a veroca on her foot which she passed to her little brother, I had to do some more as bazzoka was not working. My mate who works in a gym told me to use GAFFER TAPE each day and keep it on all day, cleaning it each time before a new application of GAFFER TAPE ( this can be found in any hardware store, most are GRAY OR BLACK) I AM SERIOUS IT WORKS, was trying bazzoka for 1 month and only used the GAFFER TAPE for 3 days and I could really see the difference also my daughter don't have to sit still while the bazzoka dries. SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY IT WORKS.

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2010 at 07:58

I have a verruca and it really hurts when i run, play sports and do athaletics and they are all part of what i do daily. It is really fustraiting!!

Posted by Steve on 18/11/2010 at 10:21

Have 3.5cm diameter veruca plus other smaller ones on sole of left foot. Have tried Acid, Freezing, Dry Needling x 2 with 8 needles and dry needling with nerve block x 2 which mushes the veruca but it keeps on coming back even bigger. Now trying Duct Tape but difficult to keep on longer then 3 - 4 hrs as just falls off. Any ideas.

Posted by Optional on 12/11/2010 at 05:01

Hi, my daughter has a wart but it is raw skin hanging out of it and when you touch the surrounding area it squirt blood out ,can you give me some info on what to do please .....

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2010 at 08:06

One thing that works is Sudacrem. I'm actually serious! I had lots of verrucas for 5 years, and recently i have put sudacrem on them and it's reduced the size of the verruca and it's not sore anymore. they do turn black but i guess that's just because i wear black socks all the time. I did have one verruca where i put sudacrem on and a few weeks later, it disappeared. try it out, i swear to you it works!! :D

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2010 at 10:25

I've got 9 verrucae (four of which are in a cluster). I've had two of them for more than 5 years. I didn't treat them at fisrt because I didn't know what they were, but now I do nothing seems to work. Freezing and a gel didn't help, and every time I cover them up with a plaster or tape or something the plaster just falls off. One in particular is very big and it catches on my socks or my sheets which is really painful :(

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2010 at 06:41

Veruccas spread throughout my family when i was about four. I speant every evening for months filing mine,it didn't work. I am now 13 and only me and my sister still have them. I used to have loads on both feet but now i only have two small andone big one on one foot. My sister has even more. We went to the doctors and had them frozen every month but it made no difference. Since then we have tried everything. Banana skin, Gel, nail varnish.. everything. I hate my verruca's they effect everything in my life. It changes what i wear, i can't go swimming and i spend my whole life fearing someone will ask me to take my shoes and socks off. Last year we did gym in school for pe but i had to wear trainers when everyone was barefoot, it was so embarasing. Today we started the topic again and my verrucas are still huge! i don't know what to do. help:'(

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2010 at 11:21

So I have had verrucas on both my feet for approx. 2years, I have had several cryotherapy on them but none has work to date, Yesterday i vivisted my gp and got it done again very vicorasly, now i cant walk.. and the verrucas have swolen into purple blisters, any advice.? The pain is unbearable.

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2010 at 04:31

I had a verruca for about one year and I swear it got bigger.About 3 months of having my first verruca another one appeared on the other foot! I used bazuka on the first verruca, I used this about four times and it totally came off and healthy new skin grew, it was gone but the other one has stayed because although smaller than the first, it was much to painful and it was much, much worse so I just left it. I had this one for two more years and seemed to be staying I have tried fileing (if thats how you spell it) it and it looked much better but sometimes was quite uncomfortable. I read various websites and learnt that if you put a plaster on all day and night, a new one every day, covering the verruca. This goes on for a week or two but any sticky plaster ot felt badnage will do. What it does is stops oxygen getting to the verruca and it just goes, make sure your foot stays covered up at all times so you dont pass on to others or you get it again yourself. If this does not work you might want to consdior further treatment. I hope you have luck with removing your verruca.

Posted by Optional on 28/10/2010 at 10:06

I do ballet and when I put my pointe shoes on my verrucas burn! They have been there for 1.5 years and I really hate them. What can I do that wont make they worse

Posted by some person on 27/10/2010 at 11:23

well, i have one mosiac one and some tiny little ones nearby it. been there for a while. hmm, i wish it would go away :| it's not like it's harming me but the thought that i have one worrys me.

Posted by Optional on 25/10/2010 at 08:41

I have had a verruca for 4 years and went to the doctor 3 months go. He prescribed an acid and it hasn't worked. I put the medication on every evening and used the pumice stone and still hasn't worked and it has started to spread all around my foot now. I am not sure what I have done wrong but should I try the freezing treatment?

Posted by Ally on 24/10/2010 at 08:27

I have two mosaic verukas on one foot plus about 8 other little ones and on the other foot i have about 3... its so embarassing, i cant walk on the beach i cant even take my baby sister swimming!! :( i have had them for almost 2 years now! help!! i wanna be a normal teenager!!

Posted by Optional on 23/10/2010 at 12:37

I had 3 verrucas on my foot and, over the last 5 or so years, I have tried every possible treatment on the market today; nothing worked. While looking on ebay I chanced upon this stuff called Manky Foot Treatment, essentially it is just marigold tincture which can be bought pretty much anywhere but the results were amazing. You just apply this stuff 2 to 3 times a day with a cotton bud and allow it to dry for a couple of mins then get on with your day, no need to cover it. It's quite a slow process but within about 8-10 weeks all three of my verrucas were gone. It's been about 4 months since I last used it and my verrucas are still nowhere to be seen! Very highly recommended stuff

Posted by Clear-Nail-Polish that Verucca on 20/10/2010 at 11:15

CLEAR NAIL POLISH! My daughter had it for 4 years grown 2x3 cm on her foot. After she applied clear nail polish before bed for 2 months, it fall out piece by piece and gone! Nail polish (can be any color) suffocates the bastard. Neat, painless and cheap! As a mother I am very happy, and now can't wait to spread the word, so everyone here could be happy too! Best wishes everyone!

Posted by Vaseline that Verrucca! on 19/10/2010 at 12:01

My 6 year old got a verrucca a few months ago and we were told to use the freezing method, followed by filing a few days later. We weren't told to wait until the verruccas had gone really black, so we filed too soon with the result that he ended up with a few more. We tried freezing these and he was screaming he found it so traumatic and it didn't work again after several more attempts. In desparation last week we went back to the chemist, who sold us a nice cheap pot of Vaseline!! He told us to first apply it (generously) to the clear skin around the verruccas and finally the verruccas themselves in an evening. At all times, the foot must have a sock on it (even in bed) - don't worry about putting plasters over the top but you can if you want. I am happy to say, after less than a week one has dropped off and the other 2 look like they are heading the same way. Apparantly, it starves the verruccas of oxygen and they can't survive, but you have to be a bit patient and stick with it. My son loves it, as its worked quickly and is less traumatic than freezing and I love it as it doen't cost a fortune! Save that cash!!

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2010 at 11:57

Never had one before. Annoying because of its location. Will see chiropodist. Thanks for info

Posted by 10Veruca foot!!! on 15/10/2010 at 04:34

i have had a veruca since i was about 9, am now 15 and withing the last year has spread across my foot, i now have 10 verucca's and have no idea what to do, ive tried everything! nail varnish, salatic gel, waiting, filing, anything possible, and they are still there! i just dont know what to do and it seems if i leave it i just get more, as i left nine and another one has grown withing the last month! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Posted by jamal akbar al-salami mahmoud on 09/10/2010 at 09:42

this was very useful info

Posted by Optional on 07/10/2010 at 02:39

Some treatments that people say have worked for them: Duct tape (seal the verucca with it, supposedly it starves of oxygen) Banana skin: cut a square of banana skin and stick it to the verucca with plasters (also works on warts) Tea-tree oil: This worked for me after years of trying other things (more details below!), and is easy. Smear tea-tree oil on it and make sure it's covered. (I put it on with a cotton bud to avoid infecting anywhere else by touching the verucca) And lastly, a foot doctor website mentioned a treatment I'd never heard of, and said it was new and often successful - pulsed dye laser treatment: "The Pulsed Dye Laser treatment works by selective absorption of laser energy by the blood supply that feeds the wart. The treated area then separates from the dermis and gradually sloughs off. Depending on the size and the type of the wart, some conditions will respond to the very first treatment. However, most will require additional treatment sessions spaced two weeks apart." More about the Tea Tree oil: I have had veruccas for 26 years, only on my left foot. I first got a small one, was told to use bazooka or something similar on it, keep scraping the dead skin away and applying more until I reached the little black head (blood vessels apparently?) and could scrape that out. I did so and got rid of it and the hole healed over, no more verucca! A while later another one developed, same foot but in a different place. For years, each time I got rid of one, another one would develop a few months later. I was once told that the verucca doesn't die but just stays under the skin somehow, and however true that is I don't know, but my recurring verruca seems to confirm it! It eventually came back once between my toes, and since it wasn't touching the floor to be able to infect other people, I just left it. It turned into a big mozaic verucca and some extra ones grew near it on the side of my toe. I had heard of marigold therapy (unfortunately I don't think it still exists), so I paid $100 or so to get some marigold paste and spray, and applied it to my foot for two weeks, but it's time-consuming treatment for 8 weeks and you have to wrap your foot in bandages and big plasters. It was coming into summer, so I stopped and figured I'd start again in winter when the bandages wouldn't show so much. Meanwhile I tried other suggestions: freezing worked on the little veruccas but not the big mozaic. Covering it in nail varnish didn't work. I think I also tried various mixes of vinegar, bi-carb and lemon. Then I bought some tea tree oil, put some on it a couple of times and then gave up. I went to get it frozen off by the doctor a few weeks later and noticed it was much smaller, so I put tea-tree oil on it again a few times and the big lumpy mozaic disappeared and left beautiful smooth skin! The bad news is that I now have a small verucca appearing on my heel, but as long as tea tree oil keeps working it should be easy to keep on top of the recurrence... I will keep you posted!

Posted by Grace on 06/10/2010 at 10:41

I had about ten verrucas on one foot and five on the other one was rather large, i went to the chiropodist and he said there was nothing he could do for me. I then read in a magazine about using Duct tape and tried it every day for about three months and now i am verruca free. It is the only thing that got rid of mine.

Posted by mrs davis on 03/10/2010 at 08:11

no one mentions you can get them between the toes, which when wearing socks or tights presses the toes together even more, which makes it extremely painful, I first had one appear out of the blue, I wasn't sure if it was a corn or verrucca, but it has a black spot in the centre, which was only said to be in veruccas. it disappeared in summer because of wearing open toed shoes or sandles, only to come back in winter. I have left it alone, put on cushion plasters, nothing worked. Now I have two, both on the same foot,different toes. I am now looking to see if my doctor can freeze them. and the cost of constanley buying corn plasters to cushion them is far to costley.

Posted by Char on 02/10/2010 at 11:52

I just, finally got rid of the verruca I've had for 3 years on my big toe, it became so big, and I just dampened it and scaped away the surface, then chopped the root :3 My foots healing nicely now :D I should've found this website before xD But at least I know how to deal with them now if I get one again :3

Posted by E.F. on 27/09/2010 at 12:01

im 16 and i have at least 20 verrucas on my feet. i've had them for about a year now, or at least that. i freezed them once at the doctors but i never went back and since then, they have multiplied. they don't hurt that much, except for when i stand on a bumpy bit or something with my bare feet. they're really small and clustered. should i leave them be?

Posted by Dale on 21/09/2010 at 04:30

I've had this verruca since i was 6 and now im 15 , it's not painful .. i t just throbs a little when its wet ... Iv'e tried everything to get rid of it .. and lately there has been another 3 little one appear aroung the big one .. the main one when wet is th size of a 1 pence peice "/ .. Some please help me :(

Posted by Anthony on 21/09/2010 at 08:45

First noted verruca in teens. First treatment was x-rays - regrew. Since then have twice had surgery but wart persists.Last surgery was about 4 yrs ago. I just scrape off the callused skin now to relieve the pain and live with it!

Posted by Optional on 21/09/2010 at 12:22

this info has given me a good insight as to what to do next, thanks for the help!!

Posted by lilly on 16/09/2010 at 04:59

Im twelve years old and i have 7 warts and a verruca. I am not lying. All seven warts are on my hand and the verruca is on my foot. Ive had it for nearly 3 years now and ive tried everything. None of them are painful but one wart is so painful, especially if you bump it or press it down. Its so annoying and my friends ask me sometimes questions about them like: "eww, whats that on your hand???" or "Whats that?". I never tell them because i know they'll laugh. I wish they would go. Oh and i dont know if this is strange but my verruca one suddenly turned into a hole on my foot. I have like this little hole on my foot were my verruca was. I think its cuz i kept messing around with it like using a needle to prick it and peel it off. When i ctually took some off, a couple of days later it was a hole! im really upset. any answers?

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2010 at 08:11

Developed a verruca one year ago, which has now spread into a mosiac verruca and two seperate ones have developed on the same foot, and a smaller one on the other. Tried about every solution possible (wartner, bazooka gel, saloctose acid, other intensive acid put on by the choropodist,thuja ect.) However nothing seems to be budging them. Very embarressing and preventing me from doing many things. So after reading this very helpful and reassuring site, i have decided to try the vinegar and duck tape just wondering if anybody could summarise the method for me? Thanks very much!

Posted by Optional on 13/09/2010 at 11:14

Hi we were given this site by our uk doctor who suggested the duct dape for our 6 yr old and yay!'s started to work after a week! I just came here to check we were on track as we'd just done it on her advice before but seems okay and nice to be reassured that it was probably the recent swimming lessons that had been the source! Thanks again and I'll recommend this website to others.

Posted by superdancer1997 on 10/09/2010 at 05:32

I've had verrucas for ages, and whenever I get rid of 'em, they always come back again. This time, I have 32 verrucas:'( I need them to go before november 'cos i dance barefoot in my show. It's so embarrassing when people see them... Any advise? xx ♥

Posted by Jack W on 09/09/2010 at 10:47

Hi, I've had a few verrucas now, about 5 and I'm 13 :( I have one now, and I'm using the scholl salicylic pad treatment, its working so far (3 weeks in) and I'm having good results. The skin as started to break away, exposing the verruca to the salicylic acid on the pads. Now the protective barrier on the verruca has gone and i'm left with a weird squidgy stick-like thing in my foot. It's OK, the salicylic acid will kill it (not sure what its called, but its the inside bit). Some DIY removal kits work, others don't. Just try what you think is best, and use the Scholl treatments for any foot, mouth and eye problems (This sounds like a scholl advert). The only problem I have with the pad kit is that the little plasters don't work, so you need to buy some proper, sticky , strong plasters to substitute the rubbish one that come in the kit. Thanks, Jack

Posted by Chris on 07/09/2010 at 09:38

My daughter has a mosaic verucca the size of a 5 pence on her foot. We have been using gel given to us from the doctor which I apply at night and then remove in the morning. The trouble is, my daughter has become distressed when I have to take off the gel as she says it really hurts. Does anyone know which of the above solutions works but does not cause any pain ???? Thanks

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2010 at 01:55

I initially had one verucca..for about 7 years. Got if frozen a couple of times by doc but saw no improvement. Then tried the 'Wartner' do-it-yourself freezing. Part of this home freezing involved scaping the veruca with a scrub...and the veruca then spread..turning into what I now know is a mosaic veruca. I wasn't even sure it was one until I read this site as it had gotten so bad (i.e. mosaic veruca) + then I started getting new ones. So having found this site with great info above, I read through a number of these great posts...I decided to try the cider vinegar suggestion - soak cotton wool in cider vinegar and I'm taping it on with duct tape. Every morning it looks wierd and is a little sore...but I think it's working. Firstly the mosaic veruca is starting to shrink and turn black. The other ones are starting to turn black also. I've done it for 3/4 nights now and will continue to do so. As per the instructions, I'll wait until they turn totally black before trying to scrape them off. So good advice...don't scape/pumice them as they will spread. Fingers crossed this will be the end of them....

Posted by Anonymous on 31/08/2010 at 04:47

I have 4 Verucas, 3 on one foot and one on the other. I have had them for 6 painful years. I never knew so many people suffered from them! Thank you for your advice on getting rid of them. Lets hope these treatments work on me :)

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 09:34

i have pulled the verruca off and it has left blood appearing at the surface i have put a plaster on it but i dont know what else to do? Will it scar or just scab?

Posted by Aoife on 26/08/2010 at 04:36

I had 4 Verucas, 3 on one foot and 1on my other, behind my big toe. After reading comments on here my mum decided to use tea tree oil and a roll of plaster to wrap around my feet, it stayed on pretty well. This seemed to suffocate them and after three days they became black. My mum scraped the surface each time we renewed the plaster and applied tea tree oil to each one, they got small, on the eighth day as my mum scraped each one, the black bit inside came out,my mum said it was like taking the eye out of a potato. I have big holes on my feet now, but i am so glad they are out! thanks to everyones advice on here.

Posted by Optional on 24/08/2010 at 08:05

tea tree oil is MAGIC.......i read about it here and tried it, within a week my verrucca which i had for 18 months has died......the skin is now healing.....all i did was put a few drops of tea tree oil on some cotton wool and put it on verrucca and cover with normal plaster....repeat this 2-3 times a day (gets better with practice, trust me) and within days u will see an improvement, TRY IT, IT WORKS

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Posted by lisa on 21/08/2010 at 02:41

i have a very painfull veruca under my foot i cant get rid of it. its been there over 6 months. i am only 12 and people think having a very is weird.

Posted by Verlie on 18/08/2010 at 05:25

I've had my verruca for a long time. I found it so hard to get rid of it. I caught it when I was on holiday in Africa. I went swimming and I believe I caught during then. I've tried all remedies but they still don’t work. I wasn’t really concerned about the price; I just wanted to get rid of THE VARRUCA. I’ve heard that using a banana skin will help. Here’s how it’s done: You need to cut a square piece of banana skin, large enough to cover the verruca, place the flesh side against the verruca and keep in place with a normal plaster. The longer you keep it on (MAXIMUM a day - NOT A WEEK) the quicker you'll see the difference.(MAY FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE)

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2010 at 04:31

I have had a veruca for over 5 yrs i had one on my big to then after a yr it disapeared on its own. It has come bk and has spread i have got seven on my foot i have tried everything to get rid of them i have to see a chropordist every 2 weeks to freeze them which is expensive and isnt working pls help.

Posted by Carol on 16/08/2010 at 02:26

I got warts on my hands and a veruca on the sole of my foot. I went to the doctors and had a course of freezing. It was extremely painful and didn't work. I then tried the extra strong bazooka gel and it got rid of all the warts but the veruca remained. After 7 years it has now gone! I kept up the bazooka gel to keep it at bay and just lived with it, then one day it suddenly disappeared!

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2010 at 02:10

i had many verrucas on both feet for years and had a podiatrist freeze, and pick and use electrolysis on them for about 20sessions but many still wouldnt budge. he gave up and after all that cost i found tea tree oil killed off the rest expept this on big one on my heal which was prob the original and i got rid of it by one attendance at a FISH SPA! if you can find somewhere that does this then i would definately recommend it. apparently cures all foot skin disorders!

Posted by blllllllaaaaaaaa on 15/08/2010 at 12:40

ahhhh iv had a varrcua on the side of my foot, now it has spread to my big toe on my left foot i have 2 there now its so embarrsing! i cant take off my shoes infront of anyone or anything it dosnt help that i live with my boyfrieind who dosent even know... he has never seen my feet befor and im so scared that he might get one i tryed the varruca gel it sort of helped but then i run out of it :( my mum is going to book me a appointment to the doctors but im so embarresd its like its taken over my life and i hate it i just want to be able to walk around bear foot also im going on holiday soon i cant walk round with socks on and i deff cant wear flip flops what am i going to dooo! its so diffcult to treat it aslwell becuase iv got to do it on a sly beacuse i dont want my boyfreind to see its deppressingg!!

Posted by Optional on 08/08/2010 at 02:12

I have about 4 verrucas had them for about 3 years on my big toe never ever admitted this as i find it really embarassing. until recently my boyfriend seen now i need to get it treated i have in the past tried to use bazuka but its noo good! now im stuck :(

Posted by Tiger on 07/08/2010 at 04:27

Went to the "foot man" this morning. Said it is a viral infection & there is no 1 treat ment that may necessarily works. Sometimes it goes, other times it doesn't. They cant gurantee they can sort it. He cut alot of it away but basically said they cant do anything we cant & to save my money & try the different treatments available for the chemists

Posted by steff, verrucas are so annoying!!! on 06/08/2010 at 08:07

Heey, i think i've had a verruca for 5 years so embrassed to say it! It's not going away by itself and i dont really think bazuka cream works :/ ..So i was talking to someone that does alot of work with feet, She told me verruca's need air to grow and you should freeze it then cover itwith duct tape for a week or two [i think it was a week or 2 she said] Anyway im going to try that as soon as i get the freezing stuff, but util i get it i think i will try the banna skin thing? I feel like my whole childhood has ben dominated by the verruca [im 12] and i really want rid of it and i've tried so many things!! So i'm really hoping it will work, and i promise i will let you know how the duct tape thing and bannas thing works out,...Thanks I hope this helped! :)

Posted by Liz on 06/08/2010 at 12:04

About a year ago I had a wart on my finger, it had stopped growing about 6 months before but had always bothered me as it was about 5mm in diameter, I bought some wartner and followed the instructions. To my dismay it made a blister which then came off but the wart remained underneath. Going then against the manufacturers instructions(not advised by me) I again applied the freeze for twice the recommended length of time and repeated twice more that day, I did that for the next 3 days (4 days total), some times it was painfull (a little) but a huge blister was left (about 1cm diameter) and when it came off the wart had completely gone, I applied the freeze once more to the raw skin (ouch) just for good measure, but it has not come back and I'm very pleased, I would definately do it "my own" way again if I got another wart!!

Posted by Optional on 03/08/2010 at 08:02

wow! brilliant! my query was regarding verrucas and this one page answered everyting in a simple, informative,concise way,so that i know what my options are, 10/10!

Posted by Matt on 03/08/2010 at 04:20

Had verrucas for around 18 months and tried absolutely everything to get rid of them. Literally burnt gapping holes in the bottom of my feet but nothing would shift them. Ttried banana skins the lot. I then read that Thuja boosts your immune system and helps your own body fight them, so i got some Thuja 30C tablets and took these for around 8 weeks whilst continuing with other gentle treatment. After 8 weeks they literally disappeared, i can't tell you the relief...! If your dispairing, then it's definately worth a go, it worked brilliantly for me, and there are no side effects. Good luck

Posted by Anonymous on 28/07/2010 at 12:39

hi,ive had a verucaa for ages now i got it after i got a cut on my foot and then went on a nature walk and jumped into a river (not the smartest thing in hiensight i know)ive tried the seal gel and its not working!!!plz help!

Posted by Sorefeet on 27/07/2010 at 02:54

I've had warts & veruccas on my feet for about 7 years. I've tried all the recommended creams, some very expensive!! I went to my doctors once a week for 6 weeks too try & feeze them off, did not work. He sent me to the hospital, they did the same but told me it will not work and I should wait until they go on there own. Still waiting & there getting worse, Help!!

Posted by ben on 26/07/2010 at 02:04

When I was playing hurling as a young man I got it hard to run in my football boots.I often thought the cogs of the boots were penetrating my feet when I ran.The last few years it became really difficult to walk in any kind of footwear.Innitally I put it down to hard skin, but after talking to people and some reading I believe it is verrucas I have.I have been treating them myself for the last 12 weeks with salatac gel, and I don't know whether they have gone or not.If I am to stop the treatment and if they come back does any one now what I am to do then.

Posted by Miley on 25/07/2010 at 03:30

Heyya, I am miley and as you can see i am 10. I have had a verruca for gosh I am not sure how long and It's really painful when i wear certian shoes like high heels. I have tried freezing it with certian products, I have even gone to the expensive ones just to see if there is a difference. Still they won't go away! Plz help i dunno what to do :(

Posted by Garlic Convert on 23/07/2010 at 04:07

I ignored a wart/verruca on my big toe, which gradually spread into a large mosaic verruca over two-three years. I had limited success with the standard gel - the problem was having to apply twice a day, and if you lapse you're back to square one. However, garlic is working miracles. A thin vertical slice from the centre of a garlic clove is placed over the verruca and bound securely with elastoplast tape. Try to leave untouched for a few days in a row, then remove the bandage, rub the surface of the verruca(s)(with an emery board or similar) and make a new garlic bandage. There is a rather gross fetid smell, but it's worth it!! Beware: I once rubbed the verrucas too violently and my toe throbbed all night, but overall, the result is amazing. The verrucas blacken and gradually loosen so that you can pull them out. I don't know if it is the garlic itself or the tight bandaging starving the verruca of air - or a combination of the two - but it is really working for me.

Posted by 1234monkey on 22/07/2010 at 04:42

my verreucas are spreading like mental!! i have 10 on one foot and about 6 on the other, should i try the banana skin remedy?

Posted by Andy on 22/07/2010 at 07:54

I have a verrucca on my finger (for about 18mths) and found loosely applying duck tape around the finger for 4-5 days a week has weakened it, also add a drop of tea-tree oil which helps too, its helped reduce it considerably. My Doctor says that there is something in the adhesive that the Pappiloma virus reacts to and reduces the virus strength. The only side affect suffered is a sore finger due to the lack of air and duration the tape has been around the finger.

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2010 at 08:13

i am struggling to determine whether it is a verucca or a corn? it is painful to walk on and is on the sole of my foot just under the toes. however i have another which is on the other foot however in the centre but not on the part of the foot which connects to the floor when walking. has anyone had a similiar problem? if so please write on the wall

Posted by hannah walsh on 20/07/2010 at 02:41

now i know what to do and say to my doctor! i have had verrucas for 5 years now. it started off as just one now its about 9 in a cluvster and two seperate. then i got a wart on my finger and i froze it and that treatment worked but not at all for my foot. i have also tried to Bazzuca cream and that had no affect. so dont worry, just visit your doctor and he/she will tell you what you need or should do. Thankss :)

Posted by t wiz on 19/07/2010 at 06:41

very usefull information and the comment were even more hundreds of the comments and have just now applied the duck tape, seriously hope it works because i have had these for years and would love them 2 be gone!!! no percriptions or over-the-counter treatments have worked....... hopefully the duck tape is a winner!!!!

Posted by Optional on 17/07/2010 at 02:16

Ive had a persistent verruca (size of 5p piece) for approx 8 years, since then Ive developed 2 more smaller verrucas. Tried the gels, freezing sprays and pumice stone all to no avail. Recently bought Tesco's own 40% salicyic acid verruca treatment over the counter- much stronger than the normal gels which are only around 11.25% and even the bazooka strong stuff which is 25%. After reapplying every 2 days for 2 weeks the skin has peeled off and 2 smaller verrucas have now gone. The larger more persistent one is getting there so will continue treating until gone. Cannot recommend highly enough as I was beginning to think I was stuck with them!

Posted by Opt H on 16/07/2010 at 10:49

I have 16 of them had them fozen all at the same time yesterday they turned a bit burnt looking & some have been bleeding.Got up this morning & they now smell horrible I can't walk very well they are really sore.

Posted by Anonymous on 15/07/2010 at 01:53

i had loads of warts on my hands for years when i was younger, mum took me to the dr and they said i had to have them removed, but the next day they completely disappeard! including a skin tag, which can only be removed.. so random. But now i have 5 verrucas on one foot and 1 on the other.. its so embarrassing, espesh when i go to my boyfriends house and i have no shoes on.. :(

Posted by me12345 on 09/07/2010 at 02:42

i have had a veruca on my left foot on my big toe for few years and then one on my right foot on the side it can get really annoying in dance at school because we r not aloud to wear shoes or socks i feel really uncomftable its my friends birthday next week and she wants to go get pedicures but i have that thing so i want to find out how to get rid of a veruca in a couple of days I NEED HELP !!!

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2010 at 03:25

i suffer with a really big one on the ball of my foot, that has hardened off around it i have used lots and lots of methods all the creams been to the doctors they gave me the strongest bream they had...still there, i used the bazuka freezer thing and that did seem to take the severity out of them. think i may try the duck tape/plaster thing, im suppose to be having a pedicure on monday there is no way i will get rid of them before then after having them for years and years.

Posted by Krys on 02/07/2010 at 01:11

Had 2 large verrucas on my foot for 2-3years tried lots of different treatments with no success, they can be quite painful sometimes. I have just put some duct tape on them after reading this web page. Fingers crossed I'll let you know how it goes.

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2010 at 08:47

I have several verrucas on the bottom of my left foot. I have been to see a chriopodist, and they have put acid on it. However I have noticed a blister has formed and is quite painful, what can I do about the blister?

Posted by Optionallinz on 30/06/2010 at 08:54

well we are all in the same boat with these little buggers ruinin our lives i have got 5 veruccas 4 on 1 foot and 1 on the other,i started with 1 and the spread whilst i was trying to cut them out with a corn knife they also spread to my fingers so USE GLOVES !!!! i have tried loads of stuff and no luck till i came across another site like this and heard about the vinegar and duct tape method i started it last friday and am amazed the 1 i am treating has shrunk and is turning black i will keep you all informed on my progress !!!be ware this method does sting but no pain no gain.

Posted by Optional on 29/06/2010 at 01:44

very helpful thankyou

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2010 at 10:25

i have 5 verucas on my little toe :( please help!!

Posted by Anonymous on 26/06/2010 at 05:36

Hey , ive had verrucas for ages , but when my mum went to Africa , she brought home a verruca gel , called verrucae , its a small pot of brown gel , and its works wonders , all u can see now is my scars , so its great , really reccomend it.went away in 2 weeks of application.but it does smell. If you have small verrucas i would try putting a plaster over it leaving it for a few days and then ripping it off.voila.thanks.hope it helps.

Posted by Cat on 24/06/2010 at 12:38

I have a verruca right in the middle of my right heel. I have had it for around 2-3 years. I have rarely used verruca gel, as it didn't help, and often forget. I would really appreciate a quick and effective way of getting rid of them. Thanks

Posted by Rich on 24/06/2010 at 02:33

Very helpful, saved a trip to the Doc.

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2010 at 07:37

Had verrucas for a number of years. Had various treatments, including freezing by GP. Still got them and am now having treatment by a chiropodist. Hoping for the best !!

Posted by Optional on 17/06/2010 at 01:15

hello I have 4 verrucas on my foot and have put on occlusal for three months and them i leave it for two week see would it going away and them put it on again for the last two weeks and still no inproved it i ring up chimporse and he wont taken them off so going to my gp today see what can he do so can anyone help

Posted by Jacqui on 15/06/2010 at 05:39

A few years ago, my daughter had a real problem with verrucas with approximately 20-30 on 1 foot and several on the other. i tried all the usual ointments from the chemist, these didn't work. She then received 6 treatments from our GP where he used cryosurgery to freeze them off, this was extremely painfull and had little or no effect. By chance I read in a magazine that covering the infected area with banana skin was a natural and sucessfull way of getting rid of verrucas. For the next 3 weeks I covered the soles of both her feet in banana skin and put socks over them to hold the skin in place and within days there was a noticeable difference, withinin 3 weeks both her feet where completely clear of the verrucas.

Posted by Optional on 13/06/2010 at 12:18

i had a verruca a while ago and i used freeze treatment and some acid treatment and the cheropodist picked some of the verruca.

Posted by person no.1!hi on 13/06/2010 at 12:14

hello this really helps!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 12:19

yes thanks very helpful. computer saved me having to go to doctor.

Posted by Lisa on 09/06/2010 at 11:58

Duo-Film is My answer. I have had like 2 big verrucas on my foot for some time now and Duo-Film.. Freezes the verruca and bring it out.. You apply it every day and night and once it starts comming out you are ment to file it away. It worked with warts too. Just apply it every day and night and within a month itl fall off.. Ask your doctor about Duo-Film!

Posted by Laura on 09/06/2010 at 05:58

Hi Ive read through comments above, I have had approximately 20+ Varuca's for over six years. tried every poshion, doctors and chiropodist. They havent always hert but of late are very painful. Can you advise a treatment please

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 11:15

i have had 4 verruccas on the bottom of my feet for about a year now and have used hard skin removal cream and various verrucca creams and plasters and nothing works! they just wont budge

Posted by April S. on 03/06/2010 at 08:36

I have rid all kinds of moles and warts, and even my daughter's head lice with tea tree oil! For the warts, i just took a band-aid and placed a drop of oil on the padding, placed it on the wart, and it disappeared in 2 weeks. You must use a fresh band-aid with the oil daily. I had a painful mole, and it fell off in 2 days. Trust me! You need to try it for all kinds of things. It rids foot odor, fungus, warts, head lice, etc.

Posted by Paul on 03/06/2010 at 01:57

Thanks for your usefull explaintion

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2010 at 03:41

i have a verruca for about 4 years now and they keep spreading. luckily i catch them when there little and i use the bazooka cream. but there is one that will not go away and it is big. ive tried a lot of things banana skin nail polish the freezing thing and numerous creams. i am worried because i heard verrucas are linked to cervical cancer and the immune system not being able to fight off that type of disease.......

Posted by Tony on 30/05/2010 at 02:21

I had one large verucca on my foot I was told to ignore it, but I then acquired one on a finger then on another finger. So I don't think you should ignore them. I tried all treatments, personal freezing kits (2), freezing at the doctors (2x), salicylic acid treatments (pads, liquid etc), celandine, thuja paint, homeopathic remedies, tea tree oil (this last made them grow even faster. Finally achirodist suggested 'Glutarol' - veruccas gone in three weeks after 3 years

Posted by Anonymous on 27/05/2010 at 09:32

Apply scholl hard skin removing cream everynight...done the trick for me...takes a few weeks though. Had suffered for 7 years nearly!

Posted by experinced12345 on 26/05/2010 at 06:53

LEAVE THEM! that is all i can say, i ahve had 2 verrucas on my right and two on my left for two years now and dieceded to get rid of them and got them frozen after that inbetween the 3 weeks healing time i'd hack them out with toe nail clippers :/ to get rid of them that is how they spread too other parts of your feet! So when i got to more i decided to leave them a volia! one cyro and there are nerly gone! Ducktape just put it over the verucca not around the whole foot if you are going to do that but just leave them alone, i made the mistake of not and they spread :) Hope i've helped, this site gaveme useful advice and i am happy to give stuff back, please i know what im taking about hacking spreads them, LEAVE THEM ALONE and aslo dont pick with your fingers because that spread them under your nails and you get them in your fingers! SO YER, BYE experinced12345

Posted by Cure Man on 25/05/2010 at 02:56

CIDER VINEGAR IS THE CURE. Before you go to bed, soak a piece of cotton wall in cider vinegar, place on top of the verruca(s) water proof plaster on top and leave it for the night. Peel of in the morning and repeat over the next few nights. During the next 3-5 days my verrucas had dried leaving what looked like black scabs, i picked them out and hey presto, all my verrucas have gone (: well... apart from that really stubborn one you can never get rid of -.- but the method is simple and effective. p.s. if the entire verruca is not black, do NOT pick it.

Posted by Optional on 25/05/2010 at 12:15

i had a verruca since i was 9 it has been annoying me it has made holes in my schools shoes and everything i am making a doctors appoinment and see what they say and more help i can have please

Posted by Optional on 24/05/2010 at 01:59

i'm 21 nearly 22 and i've had my verrucas on the bottom of my heel since about the age of 7-8 i have tried everything and nothing works duct tape was good but it never stayed where it was meant to due to the nature of the postition of it. i'm very interested in tring the vinegar as that is now my last hope not sure i will be able to keep the plasters on tho as they will slip like the duck tape well hope this works cheers for the advice.

Posted by danii on 24/05/2010 at 08:13

ihave 30 verucas on one foot!!!! and about 18 on thye other one ive tried everythink to get rid of them but nothing happens they just keep on spreding :( plz help me

Posted by N/A on 19/05/2010 at 11:28

Hi i used to have about 40 of them on my foot i had to get an injection in my foot to numb it then they where burned and dug out with a spoon type thing it was VERY PAINFUL!!! and surpirise surprise i have them again i heard soaking them rubbig them and putting vanish on them is good but takes month im trying the banana treatment currently hoping for good results :/ good luck to anyone else with them hopeful some say we can rid them from this world =D

Posted by Susan on 18/05/2010 at 02:17

I have had veruccas for over 25 years and tried everything (cryotherapy, salcilic acid, silver nitrate, duct tape etc. etc.)The result was that they spread and proliferated. Now I have a large wart on my finger as well (only for ten years) Why are we constantly advised that the wart or verruca will go away of its own accord, that's patently not true!! I am very healthy otherwise.

Posted by Optional on 17/05/2010 at 01:01

I just cannot get rid of them ive had them for 6 years now ,Can U help me please xxx xx x

Posted by Anonymous on 17/05/2010 at 11:29

I have had a number of verrucas, I left them for about two years and they did not clear up.Instead multiplied. I am very embarrassed about mine.

Posted by Miley. on 17/05/2010 at 11:17

I have 11 veruca's on one foot and 12 on the other, i have had them all over 2 year nearly, and they wont go away. They are growing even more. I don't know if their verruca's but they are little lumpy circles with little holes in the middle, some are starting to scab up on my foot and i'm worried because they won't go away, iv'e covered my feet with plasters, to keep them dry, but it still doesn't seem to be working, please someone tell me what i can do, as im only 14 and i don't want horrible lumpy feet at my age, thanks.

Posted by Optional on 16/05/2010 at 12:34

hi im only 10 and my mam is rubbing a banana skin on my verruca

Posted by AC, England on 04/05/2010 at 06:40

I have been told that using "duck tape" (gaffa tape) is excellent as it starves verrucas of oxygen and moisture. So, you don't have to buy expensive products that can cause a lot of pain. Also, soaking the affected area in vinegar for 15 minutes on a daily basis will also work wonders. My daughter had several on her feet and they kept on coming back, but none of the commercial products worked. After 2 weeks of daily soakings in vinegar did the trick! She was delighted even though she was only 7 at the time

Posted by PC o'connor on 03/05/2010 at 12:34

good info

Posted by Alison on 01/05/2010 at 03:41

I was surprised to learn that the patch of hard skin I had unsuccessfully been trying to treat on the base of my big toe was actually a verruca. Over a period of about two years it had grown to the size of a 5 pence piece. I purchased a well known verruca treatment but even after using it over and over again I could not get rid of my verruca. My son then advised me to saturate my verruca with cider vinegar and cover with a waterproof plaster. Repeating the process morning and evening. He had treated his own verruca this way and it had completely removed it within 5 days. I have been doing this for the last 4 days and it has made a marked difference to my verruca. At first it became raised and white. I can now see two concentrated patches (rather than little dots) of very black spots that have not been visable before, and my verruca is definitely shrinking. I am amazed at how effective the cider vinegar is, with the added benefit of it being a completely natural cure. I have every confidence that the virus has been "zapped" at last!

Posted by Ann on 29/04/2010 at 01:03

Looking for info on verrucas and whether treatment was needed for the one on my daughters foot. Thought the information you had here was great. Concise and easy to read and to the point. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2010 at 09:14

What could i do with 36 verrucas.I have them for about a year what could i do to get rid of them

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2010 at 10:31

i am interested on comment regarding verrucas & HPV jab. My daughter (she is 18) has had verrucas for last 5 years and has tried every treatment with no positive results. When she had her HPV jab she came out in a severe rash on her face and has had this 3 times since. it seems that she is now having a severe reaction to lots of different things. I am concerned that each time her bodies reaction becomes more and more severe. Any ideas of how to manage this GP not interested?

Posted by Duct Taper on 20/04/2010 at 03:54

Duct tape really works. Experiment with it. It took me about two weeks (some say 10 days). There was a mushy growth on top of the verruca and I picked it and revealed a hole like a volcano. A black dot in the middle, and after a bit of picking and squeezing, a tiny worm-like verruca surfaced just like a splinter would. Pick it out and that's it!! There was a hole left behind, I covered it with duct tape and a few days later it completely healed. No pain at all. Please give it a try. Better than anything.

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2010 at 07:56

its absolute rubbish whats said about not scraping chiropodist did that to mine and even advised me to do it lightly every long as its covered then it should b fine

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2010 at 06:41

I'v had my verruca (i think it is a mosaic verruca) for 4 years now, iv had it frozen about 3 times, one 3 years and 2 in the past two months, i had it treated yesterday and it has now started to blister, it is aching me to stand one and i wanted your opinion on what i should do, please respond

Posted by Optional on 12/04/2010 at 05:27

Have had verruccas for 3 years, no self treatment has worked , including the freeze treatment. They hurt. Despite this, own GP does not offer treatment, and referral to hospital (Large hospital in East Anglia) evoked a 'we do not treat on the NHS' response. Very poor response in my view.

Posted by Optional on 10/04/2010 at 11:38

I have had a verruca on the ball of my foot for 16 years. After its first appearance, the doctor told me to leave it alone. 5 years later I still had it and since then have tried every single treatment I have heard about, including many sessions of cryotherapy resulting in black, painful lumps falling out of my foot, Thulja, duck tape and nail varnish. I paid to go to a chiropodist and 2 years later, the verruca was still there. I now have to walk on the side of my foot as it is constantly painful and it's affecting my balance and putting stress on other parts of my body. I am at my wits' end. 16 years. Can anyone beat that?

Posted by Jamie on 09/04/2010 at 02:31

I had my verucca since last october and it got worse, so I used all the gels and freezing products which just did nothing, I then visited a chiropodist in february and had it frozen. A few days later I took of my plaster and past of the verucca root came out attached to it and also blood spurted it out for a second. This happened 3 times but the foot still seemed sore. So i returned to have my foot frozen again and after the 2nd treatment I did in fact go at it with the tweezers as mine was a mosaic type one and the chiropodist had said it was rather large hence the pain. I must have tweezed out at least 20 to 30 different spine roots and several spurts of blood, i kept it covered up with the sports tape so it could'nt breath and now its healing nicely, i have removed all the black spots which were spines and the pain has gone completely and the skin is healing up nicely so I am hoping next month to go swimming and I am back in my heels!

Posted by Jason on 09/04/2010 at 01:37

I have never read such rubbish. Incidents of verruca's increase significantly at swimming pools, and you should always cover verrucas to stop them spreading. They can be treated and removed within a week; leaving them only makes them worse, and makes them spread. Dr Stearn needs to reconsider her choice of profession - is she actually a real doctor?

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2010 at 02:49

my daughter haso lot of verrucas on her feet and has a bad reaction to the hpv jab. It ha affected her muscles etc. could this be linked??

Posted by :) on 06/04/2010 at 08:42

i have a verruca and i do alot of gymnastics,its so embarresin if i have to take off my socks...i allways feel ppl are talking about it or me,like i have tried wartner the freezing method three times and it just wont go away:( HELP ME!

Posted by Connor on 05/04/2010 at 04:32

I used to be a regular swimmer and I have no doubt that this is where I picked up my verrucas. My feet are embarrassing and unsightly. I have a very large mosaic verruca on my right heel and the ball of my right foort. Also on both feet, I have verrucas on my big toes and second toes on the undersides and inner sides. The large mosaic verrucas have been there for years, they are verry stubborn and only seem to get worse. Recently they seem to cause game when playing sports or walking long distances. All my verrucas seem to survive freezing, acid, watching and wating etc etc. I did try to suffocate one large mosaic verruca. I thought I was making progress but then stopped as I thought I was causing more harm than good. Has anyone got any advice or tips? All I want to do is to get rid of them, it has got to the stage where I simply hate my feet. Can anyone help?

Posted by Optional on 05/04/2010 at 08:25

Hiya, I got a thing on my foot. It was round and slightly raised at first. Then it sort of popped and looked a bit like a volcano. Then dirt and fluff started entering it and I didnt know what to do. Soon it spread to the other toe and multiplied on the first toet o four. Six in total. Im going to see my health therapist to sort it out soon but what should I do meanwhile?

Posted by distressed teenager! on 04/04/2010 at 03:33

ive had a verruca on both my left and right foot for about 2 years now! its really getting me down because i can't get my feet out nfront of people & im due to be going on holiday in the nex few months. i honestly don't know what to do. ive tried many treatments and am currently seeing my doctor who has been freezing them. i've had 5 sessions of this treatment and still no change. can someone just explin about the ductape??????????

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2010 at 02:57

i have a cuple and they are very sore

Posted by Shadi Sarieddine on 02/04/2010 at 09:10

The information given was really very useful. I have had verucca treatment by a specialist who was using cryotherapy with no results. On the contrary, I seem to now have smaller neighboring warts. I will follow the advise given here of self treatmet. Plasters, the acid, teat tree oil etc. Hope I manage to get rid of them soon as it is both painful and embarassing having them.

Posted by Ben Wingrove on 22/03/2010 at 03:50

Hiya I have had a verruca for over 3 year now I think and it's only got bigger and I afraid to tell my mum becuase she very strict wat shall I do and all they are doing is spreading around my foot shall I just leave it and will it disapear

Posted by Embaressed on 22/03/2010 at 03:42

I am so self conscious of them! I can't walk around at home bare foot because I'm so embaressed and I hate wearing sandels and pumps out because I think my verrucas are obvious. And if I go to friends' houses wearing them then I have to try to avoid taking off my shoes. :(

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2010 at 12:42

I have had a persistent verruca for about 3 years. I tried all sorts of treatments and in the end I went to the chiropodist to have it frozen. That treatment really worked and I havent had one scince. I fully recomend freezing verrucas as they are a pain and freezing is the best option. It may be a tad painful but it prevents future verrucas and you only need one frozen to rid both your feet and your hands from all other existing warts.

Posted by Optional on 21/03/2010 at 06:12

Excellent article

Posted by steve on 20/03/2010 at 11:44

have what looks like a white lump on edge of white foot its sore to touch not sure what it is

Posted by Keith on 19/03/2010 at 05:16

I developed 2 verrucas on the ball of my left foot, about 1 cm apart, when I went on holiday in 1998. The first, went away on it's own about 1 month before I went on holiday to New York in 2008 (10 years later!). The other, which was originally the smaller of the two, has taken its place and is now huge. In the last 3 months I have had it frozen at my doctors office 3 times. Each time it seems to shrink, but it's very difficult for me to get time off work to visit the 'Wart Clinic'. I think I will try the duct tape. After all, I think it's a bit ridiculous to still have this verruca after 12 years!!!

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2010 at 02:42

Had a lump on outside of heel which I thought was the result of a raised section on sandal. Used pomice stone and lump went but reapered 2cm away. I have now chased this lump using a variety of treatments. Every time I think I am winning it pops back up again. It is very itchy as it is developing and looks bruised. Any ideas.

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2010 at 01:38

Been treating for 2 years

Posted by Optional on 08/03/2010 at 02:59

Have had this pain at the tip of my toe for nearly 3 months now, have to believe it must be a verruca especially after reading the comments. Will try first the duct tape, already wrapped it round my toe, and then try nail varnish. My husband also said when he was younger and was working with cement, after a week of contact with it his warts disappeared. So I guess starving them of air must be the thing to do. Good luck everyone.

Posted by blondie on 07/03/2010 at 02:07

i have had a lot of verrucas on both my feet for a year. I have got to te stage where i need to get rid of them, all i need now is a remedy :)

Posted by Warwick on 07/03/2010 at 03:05

I also have had one spread to many, I think I have 9 now. I have tried banana skin, garlic, sylic acid and soaking my feet in vinegar. I have sat and cut out as much of them as I can, but they just grow back stronger. One of them spread to my finger so I got angry and cut out as much as I could, then used rough sandpaper till I was covered in blood, and then put the sylic acid on it. Within half an hour I was almost screaming in pain, I attempted to wash out the acid but it had got into the blood vessels, it hurt like hell for about 2 days and then healed up. I was so happy it was gone. But I still have the other 8 or more on my feet. I decided to do the same, and cut and hacked them, then used the acid on them. Right now I cannot walk on them, but the acid has got right to the center of them and is going deeper, so in a day or two I am hoping that at least some of them are gone.

Posted by tata on 04/03/2010 at 12:00

what treatment is the best to use if i want to get rid od it quick as possible ?

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2010 at 02:06

I have 2 of the horrible things on one foot for 15 years !!! I have tried everything, even cutting them with a knife. My thought process was...that maybe my body might realise they are there. No luck! I am going to try the duct tape next. It looks like lots of people have been successful. Will keep you posted. I have found that Bazuka just melts my foot and turns it to glue. Yuk. I am so self conscious of them, I wish they would go away.

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2010 at 05:27

Someone please read this. Im 16 and have had veruccas for about 2 and a half years not. It started out with like one and now I have a cluster on my big toe, my heal and well really any where that there is pressure on my foot, oh and they are all on my right foot. Ive tried just leaving then but that didnt work, then I tried those acid pad things but they didnt really work. Then I tried the acid gel. When I put the gel on it turned into a kind of white protecitve coating and would not come off so it just made it look like my foot have a disease. I have reacently tried using the duck tape one but I use celotape so Im not sure If this will work. Sorry to be rambling on but my question is when do you know when the verucca falls out if you know what I mean. I thought the little black things were the roots but found out they are actually little bits of blood. So can anyone describe to be how big the root is and what it looks like.

Posted by xx on 24/02/2010 at 09:48

Hey guys im 13 and ive had my veruccas for 2 ish years , i get so embarrassed and i cant do anything like swimming cause people will see them , ah please help me.!!! ive got 2 on one foot and 2 on the other , but there spreading.,please help me , cures anything...

Posted by Annie on 22/02/2010 at 10:22

I had a verruca on the ball of my foot for over three years. I tried everything I could get my hands on over the counter at the pharmacy - ointment, freeze spray, plasters etc to no avail. I went to my GP, who began weekly treatments of liquid nitrogen to freeze it away. After three months he threw his arms into the air and referred me to a dermatologist. The dermatologist used blister beetle ointment - derived from South American beetles (which are, incidentally, related to Spanish Fly). The ointment caused deep, painful blistering of the verruca but after four applications over eight weeks, I was finally free of the pesky thing! I experienced pain for a couple of days after each application but it was definitely worthwhile. My advice is not to put up with the verruca for too long. In the end, if it's stubborn, see a specialist and put up with the short-term discomfort. Now when the girls say "Lets all get a foot massage" I can join them!

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2010 at 02:14

I had severe mosaic verrucas for over 4 years, tried all sorts of treatments, finally someone at work told me to try the homeopathic remedy thuja, I took the 30cc strength (weaker one) for around 2 months and 2 months later I am totally free of them! I was so desperate to get rid of mine and can't believe my feet are normal again!!!

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2010 at 06:59

I took one pill after a session with a homeopath which got rid of all my verrucas which covered both the soles of my feet and my palms. I had tried burning them off and freezing them but they always came back but I have not had a single verruca after taking that pill. And that was when I was about 11-12, now I'm 24.

Posted by becky on 19/02/2010 at 03:42

people keep saying duct tape but i dont understand do u mean put a piece over it and leave it or rip it of?!?

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2010 at 06:52

hello, i have now had a verruca on the bottom of my foot now for 6 or seven years, and it has spread onto my other foot, as im a dancer this is a nightmare for me and causes me great disconfort, also we have to take off our socks and i hate showing it in public, i have tried everything from getting it frozen at then doctors,tape, bananna skins for four months and is running out of ideas!will it ever go away! thanks

Posted by i_hate_verrucas75 on 12/02/2010 at 08:43

Hmm, now i wonder. Duct tape, gel, pencil, foam ring- I wonder which one would actually work? I may be going for freezing, but burning's out of the question. And I'm not inserting a damned needle in it! Can somebody the solution to this?!

Posted by d on 11/02/2010 at 02:08

i have had thre varuccas on my heel for over a year tried gels and freezing but nothing seems to be working what else can i do i tried ringing the doctors but they just suggested treating them myself am going away with my wife soon and have booked a foot treatment but would like this cleared up befor we go please help

Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2010 at 07:46

Dear Readers tring to get rid of their verrucas. I have had a really painful verruca on the bottom of my right foot, and have been applying this gel-like thing from the pharmacy for almost 3 months now. Nothing got better... it was so painful I sometimes couldn't even stand up. Until I read this forum... OH MY GOD!!! Those people who wrote about using DUCT TAPE, THANK YOU!!! It has only been one day and it has improved drastically! DUCT TAPE IS THE ANSWER!!! IT DEFINITELY WORKS!!!

Posted by Emm on 30/01/2010 at 09:49

about 5 years ago verrucas began growing on the sole of my left foot. I visited a chiropodist regularly who advised that they would clear eventually. however, more and more appeared and a huge cluster of them grew on the back of my heel which meant I could only wear backless shoes (but also exposed the ugly growth). after 18 months and with no improvement in the condition my chiropodist recommended I go to a homeopathic chiropodist. I received 4 marigold paste treatments over a 6 week period. all verrucas cleared up and I've not had any since. I would recommend marigold treatment to everyone.

Posted by elli243 on 28/01/2010 at 11:18

My Child Have A Verruca And I Dont Know Wether To Send Her Swimming ? Will The Verruca Get Worse. ?

Posted by pat koo on 25/01/2010 at 10:32

sole of painful feels like stone in shoe

Posted by Anonymous on 24/01/2010 at 05:15

i have a verruca in the sole of my foot, i am using salicylic. it has started to bleed and is very painful, should i continue using salicylic? i have been to my doctor who used the freezing method which didnt work.

Posted by mary on 23/01/2010 at 07:37

do i have 2 wear a plaster 2 go swimming and that's all?

Posted by Anonymous on 19/01/2010 at 10:14

try nail varnish everynight around the root.

Posted by Anonymous on 18/01/2010 at 06:00

i can't keep my feet dry because i have to pray 5 times so i have to wash my feet five times. i must leave the water on to air dry or my purification is not accepted. thus that is why i have 3 verruccad on my left foot and 1 verruca on my right foot

Posted by Dean on 18/01/2010 at 03:53

When I was 17, I had about 10 Planter Warts (Verruca) on my right heel. A doctor wanted to burn them off with some acid. I did not want that to happen. I decided on my own to stick a steril needle into the wart until I could feel it. I then lit a match and heated up the end of the needle until it start to hurt. I stuck the needle in each wart about three times. It worked and the warts went away in about a week and never returned. I later told a doctor what I did and he didn't have any problem with it.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/01/2010 at 08:32

Im a 35 year old woman who had a verruca 2 months ago. I find the best way of dealing with them is to leave them to go away theirselves. Although make sure you dont walk around bare-foot as others could catch it.

Posted by Duck tape rules on 10/01/2010 at 06:15

I picked up 3 verrucas at swimming baths, 2 disappeared by themselves however, I've had one for almost 7 years. I'd tried Bazooka, Wartner, freezing, garlic and banana skins, none of them worked and ended up with huge blisters on feet due to garlic, recently i applied duck tape onto the verruca and it was gone in about 1 week. I now believe that duct tape could conquer the world and highly recommend it.

Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2010 at 06:21

Advice please- i have had problems with verrucas for over 10 years now. I have had them burnt, frozen, cut, homeopathic and every other treatment that has been available at home and via doctors etc. At present i have 21 over both feet. This includes a large mosaic one on my big toe. It is painful and very embarrassing. I am at a loss as to what to do. I have had previous mosaic verrucas go previously which i believe was down to my age this also included warts to my hands. Please is their anything else that can be suggested as recent cyro treatment has made them double the size and they are spreading again! Help!

Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2010 at 10:34

i have what i think is a veruka but if i apply presure to it then its realy painfull.i do have a lump underneath the veruka i have tryed every medicine out there and nothink helps what can a doctor do ?

Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2010 at 12:54

Hi I've a had a verruca on my left foot for several years now and I've tried wartner and it's just got smaller but not disapeard, I haven't had any more appear but I feel realy embarrassed about it and can't go swimming because of it. Please can you help

Posted by angelina on 04/01/2010 at 10:58

i have one verucaon my right foot i font kno wat to do about it

Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2010 at 06:06

o and don't try and pull it out they can be attached to veins, i did this to my son and he bled like a stuck pig

Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2010 at 06:02

half a disprin (no need to dissolve)stuck directly to the varruca and covered with a plaster each nite (remove each morn) for a week thn a 4 day break then apply disprin again for another week. repeat if necessary

Posted by Anonymous on 19/12/2009 at 09:12

my child has very bad verucas on the heel of her foot chiropodist says she must be reffered to hospital as its very deep any cures? other than banana?

Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2009 at 03:14

I tried all the nothing, acid, freezing and I'm currently going to a Chiropodists and the traement is costly and the thing looks worse than ever!

Posted by malkom on 08/12/2009 at 11:57


Posted by daianna:) on 08/12/2009 at 09:10

i've had one big verucca on my foot and 7 little ones arond it.I've had it for a year and it has been extremely painful and annoying! I've tried everything but it just wouldn't budge! i then went to a doctor and he told me to try scraping it off! It turns out i got rid of my veruccas by squeezing the little ones out. They woouldn,t hurt at all! Once i dealt with the small ones i had to deal with the big one! i, that night went in my rom and asked my dad to help me rip it out! I asked my dad to squeeze it as hard as he could so i could see more dead skin in my foot! While he was squeezing it hard i got tweezers and ripped it out! All the dead skin came out and i finally got the veruccas out! The best thing is that it didnt hurt at all!:):)

Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2009 at 02:23

I've had a verruca on my left foot for about 6 years now. It's never hurt before though so I've not seen the need to remove it. however it's started to spread and I have loads on my foot now and it looks really ugly :( i've started self-treatment now but i reckon it'll take at least 3 months to go away :(

Posted by veru-kara on 28/11/2009 at 12:49

I have 3 small verucas on my left foot, a few on my toes on my right and a big cluster of them on mt right pinky. They are not painfull but are v.ugly and i am embarressed to not wear socks around my friends and partner. What is the quikest most painless way of getting rid of all of them before someone sees them ? Thanks xx

Posted by me on 27/11/2009 at 07:19

i was told by a foot surgeon friend of mine who is also a health freak that a big reason verucas dont heal or spread is due to lack of nutrition but mostly hydration, if you keep your hydration up and make sure you eat healthy most of the treatments will work. she is the foot surgeon so i hope this helps

Posted by phil on 23/11/2009 at 11:11

hey folks thought id share my experience. i had terrible verucas for the best part of 2 years with no luck with any treatments. however unknowingly i got rid of them and i belive it was down to my routine of solid revision of 4 weeks for my degree. well studying didnt acutally solve it, but i wore loose fitting cotton material pumps. any airy shoe would do i guess! and the key ingredient i believe was tropical juice yup tropical juice (sunpride at that)! i was basically drinking a litre of it a day, whilst studying away. and low and behold when i checked them next (which was rarely, as they just made me depressed!) they had disappeard, now this could just be a coincidence, but it worked for me, so if all else has failed what else have you got to lose?. i think it may work down to high level of vit c intake. but hope it works for anyone who tries!

Posted by kurt on 21/11/2009 at 12:31

it really hurts and i dont know how to get rid of it

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Posted by Madlin on 17/11/2009 at 11:05

Have to Share this! - I have finally got rid of very painful verruccas on my foot after years of trying every treatment I could. I used AVOCA silver nitrate pencil - ordered from my local Pharmacy - every night for 6 nights, left it on - it goes brown - & after 6 weeks it rotted & came away! Its hard to believe but IT HAS GONE & was the easiest & least painful of treatments! Hoorah!

Posted by vicki on 17/11/2009 at 06:52

i had verrucas all my life as a mum spent lots on chiropody expensices then i read bicarbonate of soad was gud.mix in into a paste, cover the veruccawith plaster and reapply daily. theyd gone within a week!!!! what a relief but so frustrated my poor mum had wasted so much,money

Posted by Tony on 09/11/2009 at 09:38

I have what I think is a veruca on the side of the big toe of my right foot. the whole thing is an 8th of an inch across and appears to have a slightly recessed white pin head at the centre the surrounding area is calloused skin. The whole area is painful when pressed. Has anyone advice they are willing to give me?

Posted by Karon Curran on 01/11/2009 at 11:02

I am a verruca virgin and have been wondering whether or not this thing on my foot that has been bugging me for about 2 months now is a verruca. I have now accepted that it probably is and having read through a lot of the comments - see that I am not alone in this embarrassing plight. Now to decide how to exterminate the little blighter - I am quite taken with the idea of strapping a piece of banana skin to my foot as it sounds very comfortable and soothing. Not too keen on burning it with acid or freezing it but may have to resort to these tactics if the bananas fail.

Posted by redsofas on 31/10/2009 at 10:27

i have a very persistent verruca on my foot very small and not painful but will not go away no matter what i do!!!! very annoying.

Posted by unknown on 24/10/2009 at 11:43

i have 3 verruccas on my foot what can i do to get rid of it without my mum or any1 else findin out? money is no option.

Posted by caitlin on 18/10/2009 at 05:22

i have sevral verucas on both feeeet and i have tryed gel and tht dosnt work and aerosals "buzuca tht veruca" but it hurts and i have had verucas for like 3 or 4 years now i dont no what 2 do help me plzx

Posted by Pink poppy on 15/10/2009 at 07:04

Cover them with Gaffa tape!! I used this to treat my sons warts on his hands whihc got huge even tho i tried loads of things and went to the docs!! It stops the air getting at them and eventually they just disappear! :o)

Posted by unhappy dude on 10/10/2009 at 08:09

my veruca has quite a big black spot on it.What should i do?

Posted by miss sarah jane lloyd on 07/10/2009 at 08:39

ive had my verruca for about 5 years now,ive seen a chiropodist had it freezed and 6 times tryed stuff from health shop it just doesntwant to leave me and its so pain full when im in work standing up all day the pains i get through my foot what can i just really want it to go and never come back

Posted by Emma on 06/10/2009 at 11:57

I have something on my foot for maybe 2 years ar more, it doesn't hurt at all, i think it may be a verruca but it hasn't changed in size at all and it doesn't look disgusting or anything, not sure what to do... good advise on this website though, I mite just leave it :)

Posted by Dave on 04/10/2009 at 09:09

I had over 20 verrucas on my foot and several warts on my hand, and hardly went out because of the foot pain. I tried this course and got rid of the whole lot in under a month!!

Posted by Maxx on 04/10/2009 at 12:53

I have tried all of the above treatments although i have not seen a doctor(yet) and nothing has worked very well!! i have trouble walking and because i have had this for 10 years or more i am completely fed up now - bloody thing!!!!! :( Hobble hobble........... aaaarrrggghhhhhhh!!! :(

Posted by Nat on 02/10/2009 at 05:54

I've got two very small verrucas on my big toe and i don't know how to get rid of them please could you give me some advice?

Posted by milliey on 29/09/2009 at 10:27

i have had a verruca for about 8 yrs each yr its got bigger and bigger i been to the doctors a thousand time tried all different creams and nothing seems to work would love to find something that actually works!!!!!

Posted by anonymous on 28/09/2009 at 08:07

i have a group of verrucas and then like several separate ones on the same foot but they aren't sore but somebody told me to wrap a banana skin around the verrucas and but a sock over it for the night and it may take two nights does this work?

Posted by Anonymous on 27/09/2009 at 02:00

hi ive had loads of verrucas on my right food for years and they just keep spreading ive tryed, painting them , freezing then bazukaing them and using the pumis stone but their always their. can some one tell me how to get rid of them cos im doing beauty therapy and its sooo imbarressing!!!

Posted by Anonymous on 25/09/2009 at 04:23

I had a verruca on the bottom of both feet for a long time and they were really painful then I read that taping the white fleshy part of a banana skin to the verucca and leaving it on there, replacing each morning would work. It sounds crazy but after having these veruccas for years I decided to give it a go. Every morning I taped a little square of banana skin over the verucca with bandaid and left it there until the following morning then take off before you have a shower, wash and rub the area with pumice - it took about a week but the veruccas have completely gone - a painless remedy that really works

Posted by demilee on 20/09/2009 at 06:54

i had one a little while ago and i ahted it i went to the doctor and got it burnt off i could not keep it on my foot any llonger i was using extra stength cream but that was not working so i went to the doctor i had tht for about 3 years and i strated getting more around it so i got them burnt to i got them from the swimming pool i started wearing a swimming sock on one foot i looked total wierd but i didnt really care ..... :) ;)

Posted by Anonymous on 18/09/2009 at 10:01

My veruca is only a joungster, about 2 and half years old, I've had him so long I've given him a name "Vernon the Veruca". He is on the heal of my foot but does not cause me any pain. I've had six sessions with the podiatrist including one while on holiday in South Africa (as it's a lot cheaper there) couldn't walk for about a week and still the blighter will not go. Tried all the other treatments but Vernon just laughed at them, they just made a hole in my shoe. I've now moved on to burning and freezing - a bit painfull but nothing too bad. I'll endure a lot more to get of "Vernon the Veruca" the little B****D.

Posted by Anonymous on 16/09/2009 at 01:26

ive had a verruca for nearly 2 years, dr told me to leave it alone but it was getting really panful so i tried bazuka type treatment, as mentioned below all it did was make the skin white and harden it. i went back to the drs a couple of weeks ago as working on my feet is agony and he suggested it may be infected so perscribed antibiotics. the course seemed to help but now im finished the stabbing pain is back. im going to try the corn pads and Salicylic acid if its not too expensive and let u kno how it goes. good luck everyone!

Posted by dan on 14/09/2009 at 09:40

This advice isn't very clear. DO Nothing and then listing freezing, acid plasters.

Posted by Irene on 09/09/2009 at 10:45

I have been receiving treatment for a so called verruca for nearly 2 years now. I sought the advice of a chiropodist and paid him

Posted by sarah and desi on 09/09/2009 at 09:30

i had veruccas as a kid... tried EVERYTHING!!! eventually was told to try vitamin e oil. ...cleared them up a treat. my daughter is 9 and just got 6 on her right foot, tried all over the counter remedies...then my mum reminded me of my youth. we r now trying the vitamin ed oil on her...will keep u posted...try it tho, its cheap enuugh. from health shops. xxxx

Posted by Anon. on 05/09/2009 at 01:25

I haven't had verrucas for a few years but they came back when i was 12.I now have about 6 on my right foot as they spread.We tried Bazuka again but it didn't work, it just dried really hard & it went white making the verrucas very noticable. It made me very self conscious as we have to do Dance & Gymnastics bare foot at school. Today we tried filing them down & we got rid of the white bazuka & they look better. We then put on some tea tree oil and they are looking a whole lot better already, we are going to carry this on for a while. Hopefully this will work better than Bazuka, going to see what happens! Good Luck :)

Posted by Ayesha on 04/09/2009 at 01:35

I Have had Verucca on my foot for over a year and i have tryed almost everything and result was nothing and now i am think of going to see a doctor hopefully this helps. please let me know of anything that i can do to get rid of verucca. thanks

Posted by ann on 30/08/2009 at 09:59

I have a cluster of verrucas 8 on the ball of foot just under the toes. I HAVE TRIED THE LOT . Even laser treatment,which cost me

Posted by ... on 29/08/2009 at 05:19

do you have to wear a sock after putting cream on ?

Posted by dave on 24/08/2009 at 07:03

ok so i got a larger one on my foot that for the last 8-9 months or so i been using compound w liquid wart remover which has been working good but it says dont use for more 12 weeks and im way past that point anybody got any exp with it drop a post ill check it ina couple days

Posted by jenny on 14/08/2009 at 11:42

helo, i have had my verruka now for 3/4 years and its not going! im only young and i sometimes wonder if it will go or not.I have tried everything from duck tape to freezing.I attended serveral doctors treatments including freezing and it seemd like it was nearly gone but because the pain was so bad i had to stop going for the freezing.The verruca came back.Im embarrased about it please help!

Posted by hirschy on 14/08/2009 at 02:04

I used to get loads of verrucas all the time, and it feels like u've tried every treatment going. Nothing seemed to work at all until the home freezing treatment came out. I found after using this that verrucas go within 2 weeks maximum. I have just got another verruca - my first for about 10 years which is annoying - but i'm going straight out tomorrow to get the freezing thing.

Posted by Barbara on 10/08/2009 at 12:26

I have a verruca on my thumb & 2 on finger. Drs & Chiropodists won't touch. All really painful and handicap me tho thankfully left hand.Tried bazuca, freezing, duct tape, neat dettol. Will try some of other treatments you guys suggest.

Posted by Jayne on 09/08/2009 at 03:15

I had a verucca right on the edge of my heel for some months and decided to treat it as became painful when I used a pumice to rub away hard skin build up. It appeared to have a number of black pin spots within it and was painful when pressure was applied. I used the Scholl verucca patches and they worked a treat. I replaced the patches after each shower and another rub down with the pumice and it was gone within a few weeks. I now have a small hole where the verucca was but presume new skin will grow over the area within a few days.

Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2009 at 11:34

can you get verucas on top of foot? i have something on the top of my footjust below ankle bone but central.

Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2009 at 10:00

Previously i had a verruca on my foot at the age of 10, but as i was young it cleared away. Now, since i have been going to the gym and swimming pool every day religiously, i have grown three verrucas, two on my left foot, and a big one on my right. It's so embarrasing and i've tried Bazuka, and picking it, it's started really hurting. Hopefully it will clear soon.

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Posted by Anonymous on 27/07/2009 at 11:29

I had two verrucas and they were really itchy and perhaps my doctor did not know how to treat it. I saw a podiatrist and she aked me to burn them with (HNO3)nitric acid. After applying this I had so many sleepless nights.Now there is a wound inplace of a verrucae. I do not know what will happen.

Posted by Sacha on 27/07/2009 at 03:25

I look after a child part time who has heaps of these on his feet.I have been told that they are being treated, however would like to know if i should make him wear socks to prevent anyone in my family geting them?. Thanks.

Posted by Vech on 26/07/2009 at 06:54

I have a cluster of these on outside of sole near toes. Only slightly uncomfortable. Corn plasters do the job but you do need to make sure they stay in the right place for a couple of days. Difficult when on the sole of the foot as normal walking, even round the house barefoot or in socks means the plaster moves a bit so other skin may come off but as with corns, it seems not to have done anything then a week or so afterwards, it just peels off taking the corn/veruca with it. Painless.

Posted by Lil Kid on 24/07/2009 at 05:43

I had 4 verrucas before but they went within about 2 years but then i got bored and started playing with some nail clippers and i started clipping skin from the feet, a few days later it started healing and i saw little black dots in it, i thought it would go naturally but it didn't and became a verruca im using salicylic acid

Posted by A Person on 22/07/2009 at 03:22

i've had a verruca for about 2 years, + i've had them before, but in a chemist you can get some paint stuff, it takes quite a while but it soon goes away. + if you've got some on your toes where it's likely to spread to another toe, don't mess around with your verruca, because that's what i did and ended up with several verrucas. but overall the paint stuff works best, it peels all your skin off, including the veruca, + is painless.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/07/2009 at 07:56

i have had a big verruca on my foot for almost 2 years and bazuka cream and bazuka freezing didnt work so i got an appointment at my local doctors and they froze is quite painful but i can feel it dying. if i could suggest any treatment i would suggest gettin an appointment at your doctor to get it removed

Posted by aj on 12/07/2009 at 02:37

had this verucca on my big toe its starting to go however i now have three on my second toe what should i do?

Posted by Curtis on 09/07/2009 at 04:47

Have verruca for several years now. Tried Bazuka, home freezing, duct tape. Went to Docs for freezing, turns out they don't offer this service anymore! Was prescribed Verucar Gel, which is based on Formaldehyde, turns out the pharmacist no longer stock this. Now trying 50% Salycylic Acid paste from pharmacist. Put on first time last night and my foot is very painful, can hardly walk, hope this is a good sign. Was told to also boost immune system with slow release vit c tablets.

Posted by Heather on 07/07/2009 at 06:55

I got severe veruccae when I was 14, wasted time at Drs with weak salicylic acid based treatments which did nothing, and they spread quite badly. Then went to a chiropodist who treated them with silver nitrate paste (and possibly another metal-based paste too, magnesium maybe, I don't remember). It was painful as they blister up, and required several treatments once a week for about 6 weeks, but it worked. I got another verruca when I was about 26, probably from the gym, and I've still got it. They are persistent little blighters. Last time I went to a chiropodist she said the same thing: freezing, salicylic acid etc probably won't work, the best way is several treatments with silver nitrate and dig them out (the chiropodist NOT DIY). This makes sense as hospitals used to sterilise surfaces with silver. When I can guarantee I'll be available for 6 weeks tx, I'll do it! Banana skin does seem to have an effect by the way, probably would work on young verrucae, you have to leave the banana on for a couple of days after it goes brown. Mykored is another product that does succeed in reducing the size but you have to remember to apply it frequently.

Posted by Paul on 06/07/2009 at 09:57

I've had big nasty verrucas for about 10 years. I also tried everything... liquid nitrogen freezing, wartner, various salacylic acids, banana skin, garlic, acv, swiss army knife.. nothing works, they just kept coming back, and spreading. So 4 days ago, as a last resort, I had ELECTROCAUTERY SURGERY!! It's a fairly dramatic procedure. General anesthic. Then they burn the whole area with a soldering iron thingy, then cut out the dead skin. Lots of blood and big bandages. I can't walk, and probably wont be able to for a week or two. If this doesn't work I'm gonna have to declare war on some small european country. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2009 at 11:33

i have RA and the side effect is that your immune system is compromised and causes veruccas and have been treated by a chirpodist for 6 months now one foot has almost cleared up by daily changes of duct tape on it and 2nd one has to have solactol but it to has improved a lot, important thing is to never walk around with bare feet and always cover the feet in shoes as you re infect every time you put shoes on if uncovered, roper treatment by a recognised chiropodist is in my opinion essential as they know what they are doing. I hope by end of the summer to be completely cured of these awful things, I caught them at a swimming baths but didnt know what they were until they had got a hold on me. Never go there now. Duct tape was the most succesful treatment in my opinion.

Posted by carol on 30/06/2009 at 01:19

Apple cider vinegar. I have tried gels, freezing at the docs and banana skins. ACV turned it all black but reallt hurt. I couldnt walk properly for 2 days.Not sure if it's gone but looking good. Go swimming people, cover with clear nail varnish and it won't infect others.

Posted by Anonymous on 29/06/2009 at 08:16

i have a hudge one on my foot and it wont go its really annoying

Posted by rebecca on 29/06/2009 at 07:09

ive bought some pure tea tree oil and ive been putting some on my large verruca everyday in the morning and before bed, and i have been covering it with duck tape, ive seen a drastic change, and all the dots have nearly cleared up, but ive still got the puffy white bit, which is the bit i hate the most, it puffs up when wet, any ideas of how to get rid of it pleeeaaseeee???

Posted by Shirley on 28/06/2009 at 10:21

I had veruccas when a child and got rid of them with Bazuka cream, but they don't make the cream now only gel. I have had a verucca for several years and have become so frustrated because the gel just sits on the top and dries so hard. I can't see how it can work, cos it doesn't sink into the skin. I have been crushing aspirin (salicycle acid, the active ingredient in bazuka)and mixing it in E45 cream. Its been taking a few weeks and consistency in applying it,but the verucca is getting smaller and smaller and I'm sure it will disappear completely if I persevere.

Posted by eddie on 26/06/2009 at 03:10

i have had a verruca for a year and just recently anothe one about an ince frome the original has appeared. I play a lot of tennis to stay fit (i have diabetes) and the verruca is impeeding my efforts. My doc doesn't seem too bothered

Posted by its mee on 24/06/2009 at 06:54

ive had a veruca on one of my feet for over a year or 2 now it just wont budge, ive tried gels and the freezing can stuff. I might go to the doctors and see what they can do. I have like 5 on one foot! it spreads and i hate it!

Posted by anonoymouse on 23/06/2009 at 09:06

ive had verucas for around 3 years know and i hate them! ive tried everything possible and nothing is working, ive been to the doctores to get them frozen but it doesnt help at al, ive tried everything, i want to be able to go swimming. i have aroung 5 all on one foot and they are spreading to the other. im only young i just want rid of them please help, arghhhh !! x

Posted by anonamus on 22/06/2009 at 09:50

Thanks you were really helpful. :D

Posted by laura on 18/06/2009 at 10:30

I have a huge phobia of feet and I went crazy when I found a small varucca on my toe. My lovley fella did a once only treatment that freezes it and now after only about a week and a half its on its way out. yaaaaay. I am so pleased as he had to pin me down to apply it. It was slightly uncomfortable, like someone holding an ice cube on my toe for 30 seconds, but its worth it to know that one treatment has worked and I dont have to worry about it anymore. I would highly recomend an over the counter freezing treatment. Also it saves me from worrying about spreading it to other people.

Posted by Debra in Sheffield on 17/06/2009 at 05:10

Have tried everything on the verruca Ive had for 18 months. Nothing has worked. Someone told me they had success with applying the inside of a Banana skin?! I'll try this space

Posted by Alex on 10/06/2009 at 10:09

I have been suffering from extreme pain, on the heel of my right foot, for 8 months now due to a cluster of 8 verrucas. Tried every over the counter remedy and freezing treatment at my doctors. I used to be an avid mountaineer but couldn

Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2009 at 04:38

I had lots of verrucas on both my feet a few years ago now and tried various treatments, none of them worked. At the time I was working as a nurse in a private hospital and with my medical insurance was offered a course of radiotherapy at a Harley Street Clinic to get rid of them. I went three times and it got rid of all of them. Although now a few years later, i have two new verrucas. So annoying! Don't know what to do as don't have my insurance anymore!

Posted by Bex on 07/06/2009 at 03:48

I had some verrucas for 2 years and i used SALACTOL on them, its not very expensive and they were gone within the week!

Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2009 at 01:04

tea tree oil worked in matter of weeks on my 3 yr old massive 2 mosaics! Highly recommend it. Just dab it on every night neat.

Posted by Pat on 03/06/2009 at 08:10

I wake up in the morning and go to get dress. When my feet hit the floor they are very sore.Is there anything I can get to to ease the sore feet I have.

Posted by sophia on 01/06/2009 at 09:21

i have had a verruca for about a year and a half and thay have gradually spred into 2 more which means i have to treat 3 now. i first began to treat it with bazuca that verruca but it didnt seem to work so i started going to the doctors to have it frozen, i have been following this treatment for a long time now and nothing has happened. can anyone suggest any good treatments i can use that actually work please because its so annoying! thanks

Posted by caz on 27/05/2009 at 07:11

I think I have plantar veruccas on my heel I counted 13 of them. Im worried it may be something else how can I tell. Ive had them for 3 - 4 years.

Posted by joanne on 27/05/2009 at 10:40

my daughter as 2 verrucas ive bought bazooka gel but asnt worked

Posted by alice on 25/05/2009 at 01:36

I have had clusters of verrucas for years now they have spread and look really ugly. I have had courses of treatment and freezing! notheing works does anyone know something that does work ?

Posted by Emma on 24/05/2009 at 06:38

I have had a rather large verucca for 2 years now. An other smaller ones have formed around it aswell. I have tried Using A freezing aerosol 3 times to get rid of it. It made it smaller but it never disappeared and i cant use it anymore times. I have also tried that bazooka stuff which goes over it, but that didnt work either. I have actually run out of ideas to get rid of it and i dont know what to do now. It's affecting my confidence so if anyone could please help me out i'd be very grateful.

Posted by leah on 24/05/2009 at 05:29

i think i have this. i dont know and i need help finding out. it has hard surrounding skin and a clear core with black dots it has small little lumpy things on them and it hurts when i walk i have to walk on my heels plz help. also if it is can i use the freze off wart stuff to remove it thank you

Posted by Vonnie on 23/05/2009 at 05:19

I have a sore peice of skin between my little toe and the next toe. It hurts when I wear shoes and the toes are pressed together. there is no black middle part, it looks more like a mini volcano. Any ideas what it could be?

Posted by bubbles on 22/05/2009 at 05:51

Ive j/ had a verruca frozen off today (22/05/09) and is really painfull! I have 11 verucas on my left foot (I no theres alot) including a massive one on my big toe, and, 6 on my right! Im having anouher apppountment in 2 weeks and im dredding it because it was that painfull. Ps. Dont leaave them i did that, im 12, and ive had them for nearly 3 yrs! Love'All Bubbles xoxo

Posted by Anonymous on 20/05/2009 at 03:58

A lot of people on other websites suggest vinegar and duct tape. I have been doing this myself for a few weeks and although they haven't gone they are much smaller - it can be very painful though. This is the link It's very long but probably worth having a look at for ideas. There are an awful lot of people out there fighting these blighters! Good luck all Jane

Posted by memo on 10/05/2009 at 11:01

I had a verucca about thirty years ago - I thought the tiny black spot was a splinter under my skin - I hacked away at it with a pair of nail scissors and eventually when I pulled it out - along with what appeared to be a root about a cm long. Made me feel sick, Doc confirmed it was a verucca and I've never had one since then - get stuck in and dig the blighters out!!

Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2009 at 08:19

I have had 2 verrucas for more than a year now and it is very painful to walk. When i walk, I have to walk gimpishly, and it is very embarrasing. What should I do?

Posted by lauren on 18/04/2009 at 03:44

i have a verruca and i going to see if it goes away in time i hope i have chosen the best way and just to leave it alone

Posted by Anonymous on 17/04/2009 at 12:24

my verruca really hurts i tried treatment but that dont work HELP

Posted by Anonymous on 14/04/2009 at 09:50

I had verrucas for several years. I tried salicylic acid, bazuka, tea tree oil, patches, several courses of freezing at my Doctor's, cutting them out etc, etc but they kept returning. My Doctor recommended anything that could boost my immune system. Eventually I completely stopped drinking alcohol, improved my diet and started doing more exercise. Drastic I knowm but the verrucas disappeared of their own accord without any other treatment. I guess it is possible for your body to fight the virus. I'm a moderate drinker, but those lifestyle changes did the trick. I guess regular alcohol consumption was depressing my immune system.

Posted by jacqui on 14/04/2009 at 12:07

Ive had verrucas on both feet for years never really bothered me, then last week the pain was so intense around the one near my big toe. Ive tried gels but they just seem to aggrivate it even more. Can anyone help???????

Posted by sore feet on 13/04/2009 at 02:54

Hi, I've got 2 patches of mosaic verrucas, one on each foot which I've had for 3 years.I've tried laser (cryo), freezing, acid and then in desperation I had them cut out of my feet under local anaesthetic.....but guess what 6 months later they are back with a vengence!!! I'm now going down the homeopathic route using thuja which I'm applying topically and drinking (it tastes vile.....)has anyone else tried this???

Posted by Katie on 11/04/2009 at 02:26

ive had a verruca on my foot for almost 3 years and it just wont go away. ive tried wartner and boozoca that verruca also duck tape plasters. i went to the doctor who gave me a scalpull to help get rid of it and it seems to have no effect i really want to get rid of it because i get really self concious of it. i havent been swimming for 3 years because im so embarrased of my foot any ideas what i should do please x

Posted by Frederick on 09/04/2009 at 09:53

I haven't treated my verruca because i don't want everyone to know. I have had them for 1 and a half years and am really fed up with them.

Posted by Frederick on 09/04/2009 at 09:49

I have had my verrucas for 1 and a half years now and they haven't dissapeared. What shall i do?

Posted by Hopeful Helper on 07/04/2009 at 10:17

Kathryn - don't rub the verruca so much. It shouldn't bleed when you're carrying out treatment!

Posted by Brenda Sinclair on 06/04/2009 at 08:21

The best remedy for a verruca is bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice. Mix a small quantity of each to a watery paste and using a toothbrush rub over the verruca. The pain disappeared in 4 days and the verruca vanished after 4 weeks.

Posted by laura on 06/04/2009 at 06:08

it started off with one verucca and now i have several on my both feet! it is quite tender to walk on and sometimes my feet feel numb, its really wierd. i dont want to tell my mum. what is the best way to get rid of them. x

Posted by Kathryn on 05/04/2009 at 08:38

My daughter has had a verruca on her foot for about two years. The only problem we have is the bleeding. After we have rubbed it down and put on cream, it bleeds for days. how do you stop the bleeding???

Posted by fedupwithit on 05/04/2009 at 07:44

I have had a verruca for nearly 30 years! I think I've got rid of it with the over the counter stuff, like scholl verruca removal pads and deep freezing spray, then back it comes a few weeks later. :( I've tried everything over the years, including tea tree, banana skins, duct tape and nail varnish. It's so painful, like standing and walking on a sharp stone. Now I'm trying something different I read in a book called "Everything you need to know about everything". Dip a PINK headed match in hot water to soften, then rub it on the verruca. Cover with a waterproof plaster. I've only just started doing this and it stings a bit for a while, so it must be doing something! I don't have a clue why this should work, but I'll give anything a go. Fingers crossed! *Watch this space*

Posted by Jos on 05/04/2009 at 01:31

Why do doctors not just arrange to have the verruca cut out?

Posted by Speaking from exerience on 05/04/2009 at 01:25

I am using a salicylic acid gel - ones a day after showering. it is destroying to veruca cells layer by lay as it comes away in flakes of skin. They say not to use it too many times but you have to to get to the root. its making a small deep hole in my foot but it is painless. once to veruca is totally gone, i will stop using it and the skin will heal. its important to keep it covered though because the common virus can only em-bed itself in damaged skin. Picking it up from swimming areas is a myth, there is no scientific proof - it is just speculation

Posted by Laura on 04/04/2009 at 12:11

I have lots of verrucas on both feet, one patch of mosiac. I have had them for about 8 years and hate them! My doctor told me when I originally got them that no treatment works & they would go of their own accord! yer right!I tried home freezing and wartner I purchased whilst in the USA & another cream equally as useless sold here in the UK-though I think these may work for newer smaller ones. I have now had a course of 4 laser treatments which have shrunk them but not got rid of them & not the miracle cure it claimed ie that it would put the virus into your system & your body would at last recognise the virus & attack it, then they would disappear of their own accord! Now they are onto cryo and the filing and acid between treatments!It is also painful a day or so after the treatment. Help it sounds like it is never ending & at

Posted by gobby on 03/04/2009 at 02:56

had mosaic verruca for about 3 years now tried everything new doctor has told me to leave them alone if they are not painful and they will go eventually, might try teatree!!!! or nail varnish !!!

Posted by lovena on 01/04/2009 at 02:12

hi i have a verruca since nearly 6 month now and it is getting really nasty. i was using duofilm bt it didn't work for me and the pharmacist recomend me to have it remove by a doctor.i would like to know the possible ways of him doing so and around how much it might cost. p.s i have a very sore feet is it normal?

Posted by Holly on 01/04/2009 at 02:09

i got a verruca. get rid of it plzzzz! mann my bf dunt liikkee it fam

Posted by A boy from England on 31/03/2009 at 10:38

This has helped me but I am pretty sure it's a verruca and I had more than 2 years more like 5

Posted by Anonymous on 31/03/2009 at 07:48

I have a verruca I have started treatmentis is it still infectious can I go swimming can I go in the jaccuzi

Posted by Stephen on 28/03/2009 at 03:52

I have had a nasty verruca on my left foot for at least 25 years and it feels as if a pebble is in my shoe. I have tried gel, verruca plasters and freeze aerosol to no effect over the years. I have recently managed to pull the darn thing out root and all and apart from a bit of blood loss and soreness it appears to have done the job. I have been to the medical centre for advice and been told that it may come back. Watch this space.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/03/2009 at 11:11

I've had mosaic verrucas since I was 6 (I'm now 20) and been fobbed off many times by doctors saying cryo doesn'n work and to keep using bazuka etc etc. This was obviously very expensive, I wouldn't like to guess how much my mum and me have spent over my lifetime! As well as this I've tried duck tape, nail varnish, etc etc but they seem to be quite deep. I've finally been referred for cryo and had 3 treatments so far, and they do actually seem to be shrinking. Whether this is due to the fact the nurse also advised me to dab lemon oil on them after bathing every day I'm not sure because I had never tried lemon oil before starting the cryo, but whatever, it seems to be having some sort of effect. Has anyone tried the treatments advertised on the web like "warts no more" and "active cure"? Obviously they have lots of raving testimonials but I'm always sceptical, especally for that price.

Posted by KN Subra on 19/03/2009 at 07:44

Hi, I need some advice friends. I was a regular runner for even 20 miles a week. Last four months no way i can run because of this terrible verruca. I have tried so many things until now. Starting from verruca gel, discs and cryo. I have tried cryo for 3 times so far with a gap of 12 days in between, each time ended with more pain, initially looks like the verruca is disappearing but comes back with vengeance again. Any suggestions, I heard about the tea tree oil against virus. that is going to be my next try. Any suggestions are welcome.

Posted by Anonymous on 15/03/2009 at 10:49

Hi, I had a verruca for years and tried everything, bazuka, cryotherapy, ductape, it is all nonsense, unless its for a child, it won't make a bit of difference so save your money. I got mine removed by the doctor with local anaesthetic which is painful but means the doctor can cut the thing off. Sounds drastic but it is totally effective. Just ask for minor surgery.

Posted by Ella Coombes on 12/03/2009 at 09:00

I have long suffered with verrucas since i was 13 sometimes not so bad but lately all my left foot is covered i have tried everything but they don't go. So i went to my GP she advised me to try duct tape it stops the verruca breathing and as a last resort i gave it a go and it's made a great improvement it might take a while though it wont happen over night.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/03/2009 at 01:51

i have had 3 verrucas or about 4 years, i have tried a lot of different things, my doctor says it will go away, but it is very painfull!! can anyone help me? thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 08/03/2009 at 10:49

i have had several varrucas for about 5 years now, they are incredibly embarrassing and i'd do anything to just get rid of the things! i've tried so many different things and my doctor refuses to help me saying that i'd have to go private if i want help. can anyone reccommend what to do next? thanks

Posted by ME on 07/03/2009 at 12:33

Can you get Verrucas between the toes..??

Posted by al on 05/03/2009 at 12:01

for 2 years I bazooka'd them, froze them, put stuff on them, plasters and whatever.....then I used pure Tea tree oil twice daily and the swines have gone!!!(2 months, I used about 10ml only of the oil all in) YAY!!!!

Posted by marzia on 04/03/2009 at 12:38

I have a large verruca on the side of my foot and after many treatments is still not going away. It is not painful bu is not a very nice sight. I tried everything even duck tape but nothing seem working. Chiropodist told me I can't have it removed so looks like I have to keep it for ever. Not very helpful he has been. Any suggestion-advise will be useful. Thanks

Posted by embarrassed on 01/03/2009 at 02:40

i have lots of verruccas and iv'e had them for years about 4 to be more precise, i have gym 2 times a week and find it embarrasing iv'e been to my doctors and they always say it's nothing to be embarrased about but it makes no difference, i still feel embarrassed. i have tried loads of diy products and i have even tried having them frozen which didn't work for me, i'm fed up of dreading gym and getting down about them, i hate fighting a constant battle. please help!

Posted by Holly's Mom on 26/02/2009 at 10:31

My 4 year old daughter had a small verrucca on her toe. Tried to get rid of it with bazuka gel, where you have to also rub it with emery board - which she hated and screamed the place down.She wouldn't let me get near it in the end.Couldn't carry on like this so took her to doctors. Doctors gave us Verrugon gel - just put a bit on every few days and cover with a plaster. Skin goes white and then falls off. Repeat this process after about a week skin came off with verrucca attached! Great - problem solved for her.But I have had a verrucca on my heel for about 2 years now. I have tried bazuka - no good, I am now trying my daughters cream. But not really working for me.I have the white skin but it doesn't fall off, maybe as I am walking on it. I am now rubbing it, picking it etc... I just have a really sore foot. Don't know what else to try now. Might try duct tape next - it worked on a wart my mom had! Then banana skin....

Posted by Anonymous on 26/02/2009 at 09:39

can you get verrucas on your fingers

Posted by Anonymous on 24/02/2009 at 08:45

In response to Lady, I tried using the a freezing treatment called Bazooka that I bought from a pharmacy but it didn't work...I tried 3 times, which was the limit or so it said on the box, but it didn't work at all, so I wouldn't recommend it...the chiropodist I saw afterwards told me they rarely worked because they don't get to the freezing temperatures that the cryotherapy gets to.

Posted by Lady on 19/02/2009 at 05:29

can someone tell me is freezing a good way to treat verruca? i've had verruca for almost 3 months now.. at first i thought i stepped on a sharp object, but after visiting the dr, he said that its verruca.. i've never heard verruca before.. is freezing okay?

Posted by Anonymous on 17/02/2009 at 08:23

Well I have a Verruca For ages and Have tried Every thing, Its embaressing Because I can't Were High heals Beacuse it hurts My Foot! I've tried Creams and I am going for it freezing, But the doctor said it might not work! I cant't go swimming as often as i did:( I am going to try Plasters But if not i don't know what to do!

Posted by Anonymous on 17/02/2009 at 01:14

Have mine just 5 years. I had baby there in April 08 and my chiropodist thought they'd go but sadly no! I think what my problem is I'm too over anxious about them. Their more ingrained in my brain then in my feet! I want to try for another baby later this year and would love to be rid of the horrible stupid things before I do so. I've tried all over the counter stuff, have had them frozen off twice, tried the banana skin, even holy water(!) and now I'm attacking them with a small surgical blade trying to cut the little blighters out!

Posted by Anonymous on 13/02/2009 at 10:28

I am having cryotherapy for a verruca on the ball of my foot. Between weekly session, I soak my feet and file down the hard skin around the area with a footfile, and then dab a bit of Lemon Oil onto the wart. My nurse said that this would soften the skin, making the verruca more vulnerable. I then rub body lotion on my feet, which is recommended after exfoliation, dry them thoroughly and put a nice warm pair of bed socks on. It's quite laborious but it's working well and now my feet are nice all over! The nurse did say that 1 in 3 verrucas returns after treatment, does anyone know the best way to avoid reinfection? Do I really have to throw out my shoes and socks!?

Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2009 at 11:37

i used a gel that turned into a plaster within 5 days the verruca and the root was on the plaster, painless. go to your doctor for it.

Posted by Alex on 03/02/2009 at 07:36

Instead of using pumus stones which are usually useless, Pedegg is a great tool to get the skin off. i filled down a verucaa within 2 weeks and never seen it again :D

Posted by Mother on 30/01/2009 at 08:37

Any help for 6 year old boy who will not let me near his verruca to treat it. I have tried to file it down for him nice and neatly then used Freeze verruca & wart, this didnt work. Now he wont even let me near it so I cannot file it down, its hurting him. Now I am just apply some Verruca gel, this doesnt seem to be doing anything. Please help its effecting his Karate !!!

Posted by murphy on 28/01/2009 at 10:22

any ideas as to treat a verruca on a 4yr old boy who wont let you near it ,without a fight .its quite sore and is on the bottom of his toe .look forward to any help ,many thanks

Posted by Alex on 22/01/2009 at 07:43

I have a mosaic verucca and have had for approx 12 months. It looks like there are approx 100 veruccas on the ball of my foot which is now very painful to walk on. I have used over the counter products and none seem to work. How do i get rid of it once and for all.

Posted by hyu on 22/01/2009 at 09:57

to kill a verruca on the foot paint the wart with clear nail polish . this causes the wart to suffocate and die re apply the polish for about 2 day s you will find it will dry over and it can be scraped away

Posted by verruca hell on 21/01/2009 at 12:44

i have had a verruca on the near end of my big toe for around 5 years. i have been to the docters and tried freezing and scraping but this had only either been painful and not worked extremely well. therefore i suggest a waterproof cream which can be found in wilkinsons and superdrug only, its in a blue cardboard protective box. i hope this helps as i cannot remember the name because my verruca has since gone whilst using this cream.

Posted by Jan on 16/01/2009 at 06:58

As a swimming teacher I come across many veruccas and warts. A remedy which has worked on myself, my children and many friends has been to rub the wart with a garlic clove twice a day. The wart is usually gone within 2 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2009 at 12:49

I first noticed that I had a verucca about a year and half ago i wa wondering weather or not it was to do with me going to karate because we train in bare feet so there might be somebody with a veruca and not covering with a sock etc. so first of all i left it be to see if it would just go by itself but even more came so obviously when i first realised i had a verucca i put a sock on my foot so i wouldn't pass it on. i have got quite a lot especially on the ball of my foot but now ive got them on the side of my big toe too. and ive used bazuka gel and i must admit they have gone smaller but then they just get bigger and to be honest i'm not sure if all of them are veruccas because they haven't all got a black spot in the middle of them. but i'm too embarresed to go to the doctors. They have to go because its embarrsing and i cant go swimming with my friends either.

Posted by riversong33 on 10/01/2009 at 10:51

A no-fail remedy for verrucas [{Plantar warts] is duct tape! Leave it on for as long as practical, and then file down or clip away the loose dead skin. (I even very carefully use a scalpel.) Once the root or core has been reached, it is gone! And it doesn't take 2 years, either.

Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2009 at 02:39

Hi I had verrucas for years on my palms and my foot. I had also tried several treatments in the past and had no results but recently, I have found a solutions to the problem and want to share it. I bought the boots corn removal plasters (salycilic acid) and used them on my verrucas. I changed platers every two days and had to use more that five plasters on certain stubborn veruccas. The skin with the vericcas just fall off and I have got rid of two already. 5 plasters cos about 1.69 and they are cheap and work great. good luck.

Posted by Holly on 03/01/2009 at 01:29

I've had a verruca for over 2 and a half years and i was told not to treat it, but they are bigger than ever, so i went to the doctors to get treatment and they have shrunk alot they still aren't gone but if you are going to do the do it yourself method asked to be prescribed Salactol collodion. Trust me, it's good stuff! All you do is soak your foot in warm water for 5 minutes, and then rub the surface of the verruca with a pumice stone then let it dry.

Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2009 at 11:02

Wartner - brilliant stuff - That and 8 visits to Doctors who froze the area - It takes serious time to eradicate, that being said, once gone throw out all socks, shoes etc...expensive but the only way..

Posted by fedup on 01/01/2009 at 11:33

I've had my 'verruca' for 18 years!! It on on the right underside of my toe next to my little toe on my right foot. I'm sick of it so much!! I've had it cut out 3 times, and burnt out 2 times. It grows back. It is so painful in the wet/cold, like a toothache. I'm so tired of it. I've tried all herbal remedies, banana skins, you name it, i've tried it. It thickens with skin, getting larger, and larger. I can pick off the topmost layers of skin, but could never cut or damage in any way as its pure agony. If anyone treads on my foot I suffer in agony. I hate the horrible parasite. Anyone got some advice please. I am 100% genuine in that I have indeed had this that many years.


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