Understanding Common Warts -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Common Warts?

Follow these tips to prevent common warts:

  • Practice good hygiene when potentially coming in contact with someone with warts.
  • Avoid picking at a wart or the skin around a wart to prevent it from spreading.
  • Wear shoes in a locker room and public showers.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD on May 17, 2019

Sources

SOURCES: 

Mayo Clinic: "Common Warts." 

American academy of Dermatology: "Warts."

KidsHealth: "What's Up With Warts?"
 

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