If someone close to you is struggling with warts on their feet, be careful—you can catch warts from others. These growths are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) getting into your skin through a cut, scrape, or other breach. Touching someone else’s warts, or even objects that have had direct contact with the growth, can potentially pass the virus to you. This is why you should avoid touching these bumps with your bare skin. Don’t share footwear or nail tools, and avoid walking barefoot in warm, damp places. These areas tend to allow the virus to survive on the floor longer than in other environments.
If you’re concerned about getting warts from someone close to you, or you’re struggling to eliminate skin growths you already have, give Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. in Connecticut a call. See how we can help you lower your odds of contracting the virus, and let us help you treat existing bumps. Use our website request form or call either of our two offices to make an appointment: (203) 876-7736 for the Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location.