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Understanding Plantar Warts -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Plantar Warts?

Protect yourself against exposure to the virus that causes plantar warts by wearing shower shoes, thongs, or rubber swimming shoes whenever you visit a public pool or use a communal shower. Be sure to wash your feet thoroughly with a disinfectant soap after being in an area where the virus can spread. If you get pedicures, always be cautious about the sterilization techniques of your pedicurist.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on March 13, 2015



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