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Most people will have warts or verrucas at some point in their life. They’re generally harmless and tend to go away on their own eventually, but this can take a few months or even years. Warts are small lumps that develop on the skin and don’t spread easily, but they can be passed on from person to person through close skin contact or contact with contaminated objects or surfaces. Verrucas are a type of wart that affects the bottom of the feet.
It’s difficult to prevent warts and verrucas completely, but the following measures can help stop them spreading:
Most warts and verrucas will eventually clear up without treatment. Pharmacy treatments include:
Speak to your pharmacist – for advice if you’re not sure which type of medicine is best for you and your symptoms.
Speak to your GP – if a wart bleeds or changes drastically in appearance.