How to make difference between verruca and corn

Others namePlantar wartsCallus
CausationHuman Papilloma Virus 1,2,4,57,60,63,65,66 & 156Increase pressure & frictions on the skin.
ContagiousHighly contagious.Not contagious.
IncubationLong a couple of months to a year.A long period of time.
Striations Interrupt the striation on your skin.They’re quiet.
Black DotsHave black dots.Don’t have black dots
Yellow toneAbsent Present
raised Absent Present
shape Cauliflower- esque Conical, circular
PainStinging “stepping-on-a-needle” type of pain by pressureLong-standing corn becomes painful.


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