Warts (verrucas) Advice & Treatment

Warts (verrucas) caused by the virus, they frequently affect the hands and

feet in some cases warts will disappear on their own and treatment is only

usually required if the walls are painful or unsightly or cause distress.

We advise:

The topical application of a preparation containing salicylic acid is one

effective method of treating warts.

Apply the topical preparation every day for a number of weeks for best

results following the guidelines on the packet.

What can be transmitted from one person to another if towels are shared

so make sure that separate towels are used within households if

someone is infected.

Do not treat warts on your face on your genital region without speaking to

your doctor first.

Warts (verrucas) Treatment.

Another effective treatment is one that is based on the freezing method that’s been used by doctors and other healthcare professionals for number of years.

This method tends to be a faster way to treat warts.

Application of product will cause the wart to rapidly freeze. It will usually

disappear or fall off within 10 to 14 days leaving behind healthy skin.

Someone stubborn warts may require additional treatments.

Warts (verrucas) Treatment

Treatments may include: acti-freeze, bazuka, Scholl Verruca & wart remover.

Occupational Health Advice:

Multiple warts on the hands can appear unsightly,

appropriate adjustments should be made in the food handling, patient care or

public facing occupations. Specifically high risk in wholesale butchers. Although not a

barrier to this occupation, treatment is needed before commencement. Special

arrangements need to be made where shared showering facilities are used in

the workplace.