By CT Foot Care Podiatrists
October 18, 2012
Category: warts

Warts are contagious. Fact. Warts are one of the diseases that can be spread from person to person and from body part to body part. Warts can be spread from direct contact or touching something that has had direct contact with the wart, like our shoes, socks, and towels. If someone in your family has warts, it is important to bleach your tub or shower after that person has used it.

A wart can't be painful. Myth. Plantar warts can be painful, especially if they lie on the ball of the foot where there is a lot of pressure from walking. Warts can be removed through at home treatment or surgical treatment in the office.

Warts can be prevented. Fact. Vitamin D boosts your immune system, which can ward off warts. You can also exercise and eat a healthy diet, as well as avoid smoking and drinking to excess, as they increase your chance for contracting warts.

Warts are like trees and get deep roots in your feet. Myth. Warts grow on the top layers of your skin.

Toads cause warts. Myth. Fairy tales perpetuate this ridiculous myth. Toads cannot spread this disease from themselves to humans. But if you do come in contact with a toad, make sure to disinfect your hands as they carry other diseases.

You can cure warts on your own. Myth. Warts are caused by a virus that is not curable because it is part of your DNA. Warts can be treated or removed but you will have the chance they will reappear.

For more information about warts, visit our website and if you believe you have a wart and do not currently see a podiatrist, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.

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