Do I have a corn or verruca?

  Our podiatrists regularly get asked “I think I have a verruca, how can I tell if I do and how would I have got it? This is a good question; I would conservatively estimate that only 20% of clients who attend Dublin City Foot Clinic complaining of having a verruca actually do have one. A verruca is a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV) the same virus that causes warts on fingers. There are a few strains of the virus that cause different types of verruca. When you attend our clinic our podiatrists will give you a definite diagnosis of having a corn or a verruca or something else. Verrucae often present in ring shape, or mosaic of rings, on the sole of the foot and they sometimes have the little black dots. Our body is incredible, it is...

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