Warts and Verrucas


Warts and Verrucas


Warts on hands and verrucas on feet are a common problem. You do not have to treat them if they are not bothering you.  They will normally go without treatment eventually, but it might take a few years for them to go. If your warts are somewhere other than your hands or feet, please speak to a nurse or doctor about the best way to treat them.

Before you make an appointment to see us about your wart please look at the leaflet onwww.patient.co.uk and note the following points:

You should treat your warts with over the counter treatments first.  We are not going to prescribe anything that is different to the over the counter treatments that you can buy. Remember to rub down the skin before you apply the next treatment otherwise it will not work. Treatments take a few weeks to work.

Duct tape is also very effective (see patient.co.uk for details on this method), and can be bought in DIY stores.

You do not need to be seen in the wart clinic unless freezing therapy is being considered.

We will only offer freezing if your warts have persisted despite using over the counter treatments and duct tape.

We will not freeze children under the age of 12 years, it is too painful and traumatic for them.

If you feel that you require freezing treatment please ask to speak to Dr Watt by phone and we will discuss a plan, and if necessary arrange a suitable appointment at a time when we have liquid nitrogen available.




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