Treatment and removal of verrucas by Nicholas Masucci, a specialist with 20 years experience in podiatry.
How can you treat a verruca?
- After examination and diagnosis, the treatment programme is always conservative
- Treatment may include shaving of the verruca or removal of the verruca using cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) or salicylic acid
- If Mr Masucci advises electrocautory treatment this will be under a local anaesthetic in one of our chosen treatment rooms
- For warts, treatment options include caustics (acids), liquid nitrogen (freezing) and electro-cautery - under local anaesthetic in a treatment room
What happens after treatment?
- The toes and/or feet normally take a short time to heal, depending on the treatment prescribed
- You will have a dressing which will need to be kept dry for 2-3 days. When uncovered, the scab will fall off
Will there be any post-treatment infection?
- On rare occasions,(mostly if wound-care advice or treatment programme is not followed) an infection may occur usually between 1-2 weeks following the procedure
Will the verruca return?
- There may be a situation where veruccas are persistent and may return. When verrucas are treated by a podiatrist this is a more permanent is solution
- During and after treatment, the immune system helps by kicking out virus
Can I claim on my health insurance?
- Masucci Podiatry is recognised by all the major health insurers. Whilst we will always answer your questions to the best of our ability, clients should be aware of the terms of their health insurance policy before coming to the first appointment with us
Read more about verrucas here.