What causes warts & verrucas?
Warts & Verrucas are common viral infections that appear as small hard areas on the skin. The same colour as your skin, the most common type are rough and often wrinkled. If they're on the sole of the foot, they may appear grey. These can be very painful because of the pressure put on them by the weight of your body. Infection occurs through contact, especially in popular locations such as swimming pools, communal showers, changing rooms and gyms, or other warm and moist environments.
How to minimise exposure to warts & verrucas
You can minimise exposure to warts & verrucas by avoiding walking barefoot in damp, crowded places, and by avoiding abrasions to the skin. If a wart or verruca has already formed, they can be treated easily and effectively at home.