Warts and Plantar Warts - What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for warts include:
- Having an impaired immune system.
- Your age. Warts occur most often
in children and young adults. As you get older, you
may find that you get fewer warts or that your warts go away.
- Walking barefoot on moist surfaces, as in
public showers and locker rooms and around swimming pool
- Sharing towels, razors, and other personal items with a
person who has warts.
- Biting your nails or cuticles.
- Wearing closed or
tight shoes that cause sweaty feet.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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