How do you know when a verruca is dying?

Has your verruca overstayed its welcome? Are you tired of those pesky, painful bumps on your feet that refuse to go away no matter what kind of voodoo magic you try? Well fear not, my fellow wart-warrior. Today I’m going to teach you how to spot the signs that your verruca is taking its last breaths and getting ready to bid adieu.

What Is a Verruca?

Before we dive into the juicy details of how to tell if a verruca is dying, let’s just make sure we’re all on the same page about what exactly a verruca is. A verruca (also known as a plantar wart) is basically just an HPV infection on the bottom surface of your foot. Ew.

Why Do You Get Them?

Don’t feel too embarrassed though- HPV can be contracted from anything as simple as smelly gym showers or communal swimming areas. It’s also more common in people with weakened immune systems because they are more susceptible.

Signs That Your Verruca May Be Dying

So now that we know what we’re dealing with here, let’s get down and dirty with the ways in which our beloved wartie friend might give us some hints it’s nearing its endgame:

The Color Change

Look out for any changes in color within or around the wart site – white will often appear around edges where dead skin cells have built up over time; yellow may indicate areas where pus has formed after trauma ; black could mean blood flow obstruction (vasculitis), necrosis or tissue death – but don’t panic! This doesn’t actually mean death right away… Hang tight!

Reduced Size

Similarly, keep tabs on whether there appears less present mass compared from before at this irritating problem site. If the verruca shrinks in size, it might mean cells are dying off or there’s less inflammation going on due to treatments implemented or body’s immune system active reaction.

Pain Reduction

Did you know wart removal – whether with home remedies, over-the-counter medications (such as salicylic acid), or even professional laser surgery – can be quite uncomfortable? Therefore, a reduction of irritation and discomfort may indicate that your treatment is working its magic ,and thus facilitating a favourable healing environment for your much-loathed unwanted guest.

Flatter Shape

As the surface becomes flatter – this could mean only one thing. The skin thickened by the growth has naturally reduced closer to normalcy.

Ways To Speed Up Natural Healing Process

The most important consideration while dealing with how long getting rid of plantar warts takes lies in trying not to pick on them since it just provokes more infection but instead doing these things;

  1. Lemon Juice Application
  2. Use Of Aloe Vera Plant
  3. Tea Tree oil application
  4. Duct Tape: Yes! These silver pieces have wide range applicability.
    5.Vigorous Cleaning & Using Anti-Fungal Products

Signs That Your Verruca May Be In Trouble

While we all hope and pray that our ugly friend is finally waving goodbye when they appear certain signs which show perhaps it isn’t recovering well at all:

Larger Mass

If during the course of days/weeks/months after implementing wart removal method(s) results gets worse now showing larger sizes than before; then what were previously routine small warts may be having become clusters signifying unchecked progression.

Bleeding Less Heals Faster

Bleeding . This sounds like an obvious mistake if you’ve been reading so far- However if bleeding occurs from time-to-time especially during massages or trimming dead area around a palm-sized wound try taking some OTC bandaging agents. A longer recovery period is expected if the issue persist.

Resilience Against All Treatment Options

If every popular method has been thrown at your stubborn unwanted visitor and it’s still laughing in your face, there are probably deeper-rooted problems that require specialist attention like laser surgery or cryotherapy.


Q: How long does a verruca take to heal on its own?

A : This depends heavily upon several factors including severity and treatment choice. It may last weeks/months/years for some chronic types.

Q: Is this illness contagious?

A :of course, Wart (verruca) itself is a common infectious disease-causing virus transferred among individuals through touch- whether directly from person-to-person contact or exposure to previous infected surfaces stuff handled before.

Q: Can I do anything else during wart removal process? What about bathing/showering?

A :Certainly! keeping clean & dry during shower/bath time can help avoid infection by removing dirt & bacteria around affected area with mild soap taking good care not to pick at it of course. Furthermore you could use special antifungal cream/lotion at these moments so keep it hydrated.

And voila! There you have it – everything you need to know (and then some) about how to tell whether your verruca is headed toward rejuvenation or downward spiral towards untimely demise while peppering the content with enough ridiculous language. Keep an eye on all those unusual skin appearances while trying different remedies, just remember one thing as highlighted earlier- be patient, let nature takes its turn up bumpy road!