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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 areas.
  • 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.
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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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