Lincoln Footcare - Verrucae Page

Lincoln Footcare - Foot Health Specialists

Why won’t that verruca go away?

At Lincoln Footcare, we understand that treating a verruca can be challenging. A Verruca is a virus that comes from the human papillomavirus (HPV), and it appears on the soles of the feet.

Take a look at our video to learn more about what a verruca is and why they can be so stubborn:

Looking for help with your verruca?

Resolving your verruca can be challenging, as it requires eliminating every infected skin cell to completely clear the infection. While various treatment options are available to enhance the immune response, it’s important to note that there is no guaranteed cure.

Many people ask about the most effective treatment or how long it will take for the verruca to disappear. Unfortunately, there are no simple answers to these questions. The effectiveness of treatment and the time needed for resolution can vary significantly.

Please take a moment to explore the treatment options outlined below. We also highly recommend consulting with our podiatrist at Lincoln Footcare. We will discuss
Your specific needs and work together to provide you with the highest standard of care, developing the best approach for managing your verruca.

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