These are often mistaken for corns but are caused by a virus and are very contagious. The surface of the infected skin is generally rough or granular and irregular in shape.
They are most commonly found on the sole of the foot – in areas of pressure – but can also occur in other areas, including between the toes.
Verrucas are caused by a virus, which enters through damaged skin. Swimming baths and changing rooms are a major source of infection. The problem is very prevalent amongst school children.