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What are Plantar Warts

Quick Tip

What they are, what can you do about them and how can you avoid them?

Warts can appear anywhere on the body, but if they are on the soles of the feet, they are called plantar warts. The virus enters the body through tiny cuts, so it is very important to avoid walking barefoot. To treat, try over the counter medications that contain salicylic acid.

Who is most susceptable?

Teens and children seem to be targeted for this particular virus.

Ways to Protect Yourself

  • It is also a good idea to wear flip flops in public places for obvious reasons.
  • Change your shoes and socks on a daily basis.
  • Keep feet dry. That means no pushing damp feet into socks and shoes without a thought.
  • Check your feet and the feet of your children on a regular basis.

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