This article will help identify verruca warts and also
give some of the common symptoms, causes and concerns.
The article will also include treatment information, and
links to recommended treatments.
What is a verruca?
Coming from the scientific name, verruca vulgaris (sometimes spelled veruca or verucca), this growth is just another name for a common wart. All warts are derived from the human papillomavirus (HPV).
There are over 25 million people infected with HPV in the United States alone, and there are up to 5 million new cases each year. In fact, more people in America are infected with HPV each year than HIV. Finding a verruca treatment is possible if you understand how the HPV virus works.
It is possible for verrucas to spread from one part of your body to another. By scratching the verruca, the HPV virus can be trapped under the fingernails and when you scratch another part of your body, you may cause a new veruca to surface at a later stage.
Verruca warts can also be passed from one person to another when the virus is able to penetrate the skin, through a cut or crack. The virus can lay dormant in the body for months, without any warts surfacing. This is why it is important to find a verruca remedy as soon as a wart becomes visible.
A verruca / veruca has the appearance of a lump or growth. They are normally hard and dry and can be skin colored, white, or even have a darker color. A verruca can appear as a small, single bump or they can group together in clusters. Some clusters may have a cauliflower like appearance. Verrucas are normally not painful unless they are located under your feet, and pressure is exerted on them. They can become itchy though. Treatment is generally advised, when a verruca has been discovered.
What about Treatment?