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Don’t Share Your Warts

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Feet raised on tile floorWith summer vacation quickly approaching for the students of Richardson, TX, it is time to begin thinking about wart prevention. No child wants to have his or her time off from classes marred by developing plantar warts! Fortunately, taking appropriate measures can help keep this from becoming the case.

It’s bad enough to discover that you have warts of your own, but no one wants to pass the virus that causes the unsightly growth on to his or her loved ones. These unsightly bumps on your skin are typically harmless and will ultimately disappear on their own, but that can take up to a couple of years to happen! It is just better to prevent their spread in the first place, so use the following tips to help:

  • Avoid touching your warts. These growths are quite contagious and touch is one manner in which they are transmitted. If you are picking at a wart of your own, the virus latches onto your fingers and is ready to jump to the next surface, which could be one of your loved ones!
  • Wash your hands. If you have made contact with a wart, wash your hands thoroughly afterwards as soon as possible.
  • Cover the wart. In order to help avoid the whole situation in the first place, simply cover any of these bumps with an adhesive bandage.
  • Do not share towels, socks, and shoes. Anything that might come into contact with a wart could pick up the virus and transfer it to the next person who uses that item. Make sure that you are the only one who uses your socks, shoes, and towels!

Those techniques might help to prevent the spread of warts, but getting wart treatment at our office will prove to be most effective in the long run! Make an appointment with Richardson Podiatry Associates today and let us provide the care you need. We are conveniently located in Richardson, TX and are ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you. Give us a call today at (972) 690-5374 or use our online form and request your appointment.

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