It is a unique wart removing formula with added Vitamin A, Retinyl Palmitate, and agents to increase pass through. In addition, it is available in our offices, and is best used after the more heavy hitting office treatments available. For instance, this will help to slough off the dead tissue killed during swift and laser appointments.

VerruStat™ has been specially made for the topical removal of proven plantar warts. VerruStatTM is dispensed only by physicians.

VerruStat™ is the first physician product to employ this vitamin A derivative). Penetration-enhancer MSM is the product vehicle. As a result, this unique product has been designed specially for Podiatrists.

How long does it typically take for various wart treatments to show results?

The time it takes for wart treatments to show results can vary depending on the method used, the type and size of the wart, and individual factors. Here is a general overview of timeframes for different wart treatments:

  1. Over-the-Counter Topical Treatments (Salicylic Acid): It may take several weeks of consistent application for visible improvement. Complete removal may take a few months.
  2. Cryotherapy (Freezing): Results can be seen within a week or two after the treatment. However, multiple sessions may be required for complete removal.
  3. Prescription Medications: Depending on the medication, it may take several weeks to months for noticeable results. Follow the prescribed treatment plan.
  4. Laser Therapy: Laser treatments can show immediate results in terms of shrinkage or changes in appearance, but multiple sessions may be needed for complete removal.

Can duct tape be used as a home remedy for wart removal, and how does it work?

Yes, duct tape has been used as a home remedy for wart removal, a method known as the “duct tape occlusion therapy.” The exact mechanism by which duct tape works is not entirely clear, and research results on its effectiveness are mixed. However, the method is simple and involves the following steps:

  1. Clean the Area: Before applying duct tape, clean the wart and the surrounding skin thoroughly.
  2. Cut a Piece of Duct Tape: Cut a piece of duct tape that is slightly larger than the wart.
  3. Apply the Duct Tape: Place the duct tape directly over the wart, ensuring good adherence to the skin.
  4. Keep the Tape in Place: Leave the duct tape in place for about six days.
  5. Remove the Tape: After six days, remove the duct tape, soak the wart in water, and gently rub the wart with an emery board or pumice stone to remove dead skin.

How can I differentiate between a plantar wart and other skin conditions on my foot?

To differentiate between a plantar wart and other skin conditions on your foot, consider the following characteristics:

  1. Appearance: Plantar warts typically have a rough, grainy appearance with small black dots (often called “wart seeds”) scattered throughout. They may also have a cauliflower-like appearance. Other skin conditions, such as calluses or corns, may appear smoother and more uniform.
  2. Location: Plantar warts usually occur on weight-bearing areas of the foot, such as the heels or balls of the feet. They may also develop on pressure points where friction occurs. Other skin conditions may occur in different locations or have a more widespread distribution.

Can plantar warts come back after treatment?

Yes, plantar warts can come back after treatment. Even with successful treatment, there is a risk of recurrence because the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes plantar warts can remain dormant in the skin and become active again. Additionally, incomplete removal of the wart during treatment can leave behind small fragments of the virus that can lead to regrowth.

Can I continue my regular activities if I have plantar warts?

In most cases, you can continue your regular activities if you have plantar warts, but you may need to take certain precautions to prevent them from spreading or becoming more painful. Here are some tips:

  1. Protective Measures: Wear clean socks and shoes to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to other people or other parts of your body.
  2. Avoid Walking Barefoot: Plantar warts are contagious, so avoid walking barefoot in public places to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
  3. Pain Management: If the plantar warts are painful, consider using cushioned insoles or pads to reduce pressure on the warts while walking or standing.