How can you avoid getting warts?

Warts on your feet are a common problem. The key to preventing these bumps is to make it less likely your feet will come in contact with the virus that causes them. The virus thrives in warm, damp environments and transfers to your feet when you touch contaminated objects. For that reason, always wear sandals or shower shoes instead of going barefoot in locker rooms, on pool decks, at saunas, or in any other high-risk location. Use clean socks and avoid sharing towels, footwear, or other hygiene items with someone who has a wart, too.

If your feet do touch a wart directly, wash them thoroughly. Inspect your feet for obvious cuts or damage near your nails. Tiny breaks in the skin are how the virus infects your feet. You may not be able to entirely prevent warts, but you can certainly make an infection less likely. If you’re at all concerned you may have developed a wart on your lower limbs, let our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. inspect it and help you eliminate it. Make an appointment online or by calling (303) 805-5156 to reach our Castle Pines, Parker, and Cherry Creek, CO, offices.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC