What are warts?
Warts are small growths of hardened skin caused by a virus and sometimes are a result of a compromised immune system. Warts can appear anywhere on your body and they are contagious, but they are usually not painful. Children get warts more often than adults, and they usually get them on their hands, feet and face. Warts on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts. (25)
How do I prevent and care for warts on your feet and between your toes?
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
- Change your shoes and socks daily.
- Don’t walk barefoot.
- Don’t touch any warts you find on other people or on different parts of your body.
- Don’t touch a towel, bath, shower, surface or anything else someone with a wart has used. (26)
- If you notice a wart, show it to your healthcare provider. (27)
How can I remove warts on my feet or between my toes?
Nonprescription wart removers contain a mild acid that removes the dead skin cells on the wart. These medications should only be used under a healthcare professional’s supervision to make sure they don’t break down your skin. (28)
Related Guide(s) – Foot Care
- Complete Foot Care. How To Take Care Of Your Feet.
- Foot Care Inserts & Insoles. How To Avoid Foot Pain.
- How To Stop Foot Sweat And Odor. How To Prevent Stinky Feet.
- How To Avoid & Treat Athlete’s Foot.
- How Do You Treat Corns & Calluses On Your Feet.
- How To Treat Warts On Your Feet And Between Toes.
- Plantar warts – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic
- Plantar Warts and Palmar Warts – WebMD
- Plantar Wart Home Remedy: 7 Treatments – Healthline
- Warts (for Kids) – Nemours KidsHealth
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