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Precautions to Avoid Wart Development

Although summer is behind us, many are still suffering from stubborn warts that have yet to disappear from the warm, humid months. Warts are highly contagious and can easily be spread through indirect and direct contact. The virus is human papillomavirus (HPV) that can be stubborn and difficult to completely ignore. 

Here are some tips from our foot surgeon in Joliet on how to minimize your chances of developing a wart. 

Avoid Contact with Other Warts

This sounds simple, but avoiding contact with HPV is essential in protecting yourself from developing warts. All it takes is a small scratch in order for the virus to enter your system. 

Keep Your Own Items Organized

Even something as simple as using someone else’s towel or razor is an easy way to contract HPV and develop a wart. Make sure that you have your own towels, washcloths, socks, razors, nail clippers and any other personal items that could spread HPV. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Prevent Dry Skin

Now that cooler temperatures are approaching, make sure you do your best to stay moisturized this winter. Dry, cracked skin can be a breeding ground for HPV to slip into, eventually causing a wart. Applying lotion after you shower is an easy precaution to take. 

If you have a stubborn wart that won’t go away, schedule an appointment with our team.

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Two Convenient Locations

Plainfield

15724 S. Rt 59 Unit 100

Plainfield, IL 60544

815-439-1188 phone

815-439-2453 fax

Bolingbrook

215 Remington Blvd., Suite A2

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-226-9860 phone

815-439-2453 fax