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Verruca treatment after care

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Footquery, Apr 22, 2023.

  1. Footquery

    Footquery New Member

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    D450EBFA-6258-4C75-9069-BEC7BE3D4F85.jpeg Hello

    I went to see a chiropodist about my verruca just over two weeks ago (17 days) they removed the hard white skin covering it, and then treated it with S acid and put a large plaster over it which was kept on (and dry) for 4 days.

    Since taking the plaster off it has a translucent white coating across the top of the verruca and I can see the verruca underneath. I presume this coating is the S acid, as the edges are starting to peel off.

    What Id like to know is, bearing in mind how long it’s been on for…

    - Do I just leave the S acid coating on to do it’s job and let it come off naturally ? Or try and peel it off now? (Not sure at what point it stops being effective).

    - How long after this kind of treatment does it usually take to kill the verruca ? (it still looks alive) & what would be a reasonable amount of time to give it before going bk for further treatment.

    Any help is appreciated- I’ve attached a photo (sorry!).

    Thank you :)
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    If its not sore, then leave it. It will peel off.
    However, it is usual to have a follow up a few weeks after this to debride the dead tissue and ascertain if another application is needed for a few more weeks.
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  3. Footquery

    Footquery New Member

    Thanks Craig much appreciated! I am also on holiday next week which will inevitably include a trip to the pool, so hopefully the coating will keep it protected and stop me from spreading it! (Flip flops will be worn constantly!).

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