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A young man has asked for your advice. He says that a very painful area of hard skin has developed on the sole of his foot. He went to his GP, who examined it and said it was a verruca but he couldnâ€™t prescribe anything because the NHS was discouraging doctors from prescribing medicines for minor complaints that could be bought over the counter, and in any case the cost of a verruca treatment would be less than the NHS prescription charge. So he bought himself a tube of wart and verruca gel in a supermarket and tried it, but it didnâ€™t work. He then bought some verruca plasters, but they havenâ€™t worked either. He asks if you could recommend something stronger, or what you would advise him to do?