Verrucae is the medical term for warts. Warts are very common, especially in children during the summer. It is spread by the HPV virus, which is transmitted by walking barefoot. There are no skin lines throughout the lesion, and lateral compression of the lesion is often painful. Often, capillaries can be seen traversing through the verrucae. The treatment is debridement and Salicylic acid, which should be applied twice a day, and covered by a bandaid.
Dr. Badri and Dr. Zhang also have success in using Aldara cream for recalcitrant verrucae.