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Does any of this sound like you?
- You’ve Been Hiding Embarrassing Verruca For Months Or Even Years?
- You Are Worried About The Highly Contagious Nature Of Verruca?
- You Have Tried Unreliable Pharmacy Treatments Such as Toxic Chemicals With No Success?
- Are You Worried About Spreading It To Others?
- You Have Tried Dangerous & Aggressive Treatments Like Freezing Or Caustics?
- Are You Wasting Time Every Day Fiddling With Nuisance Dressings To Cover It?
- Outdated Treatments Have Left You With Pain Or Nasty Blisters?
You are not alone! Millions of people every day wake up to find a verruca on their foot.
An Unhealthy foot is the last thing you need to begin your day with.
Rowlands Foot Care Podiatry in Cambridge offers various treatment options to help get rid of verruca. Swift verruca treatment offers around 80% success rate after 3 treatments! This, together with other benefits listed below make this therapy a great solution to help treat verruca, especially stubborn ones that didn’t previously react to other treatment options. BOOK PODIATRY CONSULTATION ONLINE!
What is Swift® verruca treatment Cambridge?
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.
DOES IT HURT?
It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, similar to an injection. Unlike most treatments for verruca, the pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides, and only in rare cases is there any prolonged pain. Before treatment, your Podiatrist may lightly reduce your lesion with a blade (debride). Everyone has different levels of pain threshold, if your level is mid to low we will discuss with you other analgesic options how to reduce the short unpleasant sensation during the Swift verruca treatment.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER SWIFT VERRUCA TREATMENT?
In some cases, the treated area may feel sore but will not usually prevent you from undertaking normal daily activities.
HOW MANY SWIFT VERRUCA TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Clinical research suggests that success rate of approximately 80% is achievable after 3 treatments. In some cases, you may require extra verruca treatments (treatment regime is determined by your Podiatrist who will be able to discuss this with you).
CAN ANYONE RECEIVE THIS VERRUCA TREATMENT?
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Swift is not recommended for use on diabetic patients, patients with implanted electronic devices or electrodes or for use close to metallic objects (i.e. metal foot implants, jewellery etc)
FURTHER INFORMATION ON VERRUCA AKA PLANTAR WARTS FROM THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGISTS
What are plantar warts?
Warts are localised thickenings of the skin, and the term ‘plantar warts’ is used for those that occur on the soles of the feet (the ‘plantar’ surface). They are also known as verruca.
What causes plantar warts?
Warts are caused by an infection in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) with a virus called the ‘human papilloma virus’. There are many different strains of this virus, and plantar warts are usually due to just a few of these strains. The infection makes the skin over-grow and thicken, leading to a benign (non-cancerous) skin growth (the wart). Plantar warts are caught by contact with infected skin scales – for example from the floors of public locker rooms, shower cubicles and the areas around swimming pools. The virus is not highly contagious, and it is unclear why some people develop plantar warts while others do not. The virus enters the skin through tiny breaks in the skin surface. Moistness and maceration of the skin on the feet probably makes infection with the virus easier.
Are plantar warts hereditary?
What are the symptoms of plantar warts?
In most cases plantar warts cause no symptoms. Some plantar warts can be uncomfortable, particularly if they are present on a weight-bearing area. ‘Mosaic’ warts (see below) are usually painless.
What do plantar warts look like?
Plantar warts can occur anywhere on the soles and toes and often affect the weight-bearing areas. They vary in size from just a few millimetres to more than one centimetre. They may have a rough surface that protrudes from the skin surface. Close inspection with a magnifying glass may reveal small black dots. An individual may have one or many verrucae, and can also have warts elsewhere on the body. The term ‘mosaic wart’ is used for tightly packed clusters of small plantar warts that resemble a mosaic.
How will plantar warts be diagnosed?
The diagnosis is usually based on the clinical appearance. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell a plantar wart from a corn. Your podiatrist may need to pare down the area to find the black dots that confirm the diagnosis of a viral wart. No other investigations are usually needed.
Can plantar warts be cured?
There is no guaranteed cure, but some treatments can help to clear warts. The best chance of cure is in young people who have not had their warts for very long. If you have an illness that affects your immunity or are taking immunosuppressant medication, treatment can be less successful. Most verrucae will clear with time and can be left untreated if not causing problems.
When deciding whether to treat plantar warts or not, the following should be taken into account:
• Warts usually resolve by themselves without leaving a blemish or scar;
• Successful treatment of a viral wart does not prevent further warts;
• Some warts can be very stubborn. Treatment does not always work and maybe time-consuming;
• Treating plantar warts can be painful, especially when liquid nitrogen is used, and can occasionally cause a blister which, on the sole, can be very uncomfortable.
How can plantar warts be treated?
Most plantar warts can be managed with advice from your pharmacist and with use of over-the-counter topical treatments. Sometimes treatments might need to be prescribed by your general practitioner. You should see your podiatrist if
• The lesion is bleeding, painful or changes in appearance or interferes with your daily activities;
• You are not sure of the diagnosis;
• You have treated the wart but it persists and starts spreading;
• You have diabetes or poor sensation on your feet;
• You have weakened immune system because of immune-suppressing medications, AIDS or immune-deficiency disorder.