Tips to prevent the spread of warts to you and your family
Warts are a viral infection of the top skin layers. The virus is known as HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and is spread by coming into contact with skin cells infected with the virus.
Don’t touch, scratch or pick at a wart as this causes infected skin cells to be deposited under your fingernail and easily transferred to other parts of your body or people you may come in contact with.
Protect the wart with a dressing when in communal areas like showers or swimming pools, as the wart infected skin can be easily shed and picked up by an unsuspecting person.
Don’t share shoes or socks if you have a wart.
Have your wart promptly treated. Experience tells us that warts treated early have better outcomes.
Here at Doubleview Podiatry, we recommend all warts are treated with the Swift Microwave, the most effective treatment we have encountered.
With no down time after treatment, no need for fiddly dressings and a very high success rate, the Swift Microwave clearly out performs all other treatment options.