Children talk about warts

It is estimated that one in three children between the ages of 4 and 12 will experience a Verruca; so we thought we would ask them a few questions to see what they knew.

What is a Verruca?

Verruca's come in all shapes and sizes and are most common on the hands and feet. However they can effect any part of the body.

They develop on the soles of feet and tend to be flat rather than raised. 

But what did the kids think a Verruca was?

How do you get a Verruca?

Warts and Verrucas are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They can spread via human contact but also from objects such as towels that are shared, swimming pools and public showers. Although not everybody who comes into contact with wart viruses becomes infected.

How did the children think warts and verrucas spread?

How do you get rid of a Verruca?

Although most warts and verrucas can clear up without any treatment, the length of time can vary.

Verrucas can be removed with over-the-counter treatments such as EndWarts.

But what were the children's thoughts on removing Verrucas?