Warts : Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Avoid walking barefoot, except on sandy beaches
  • Change shoes and socks daily
  • Keep feet clean and dry
  • Avoid direct contact with warts from other persons or from other parts of the body. 
  • Do not ignore growths on, or changes in, your skin

Watch Out

If the wart appears to be
  • painful
  • red
  • bleeding
  • swollen
  • oozing pus

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if
  • The wart causes pain
  • You have anal or genital warts
  • You have signs of infection (red streaking, pus, discharge, or fever) 
  • You have a lot of bleeding from the wart

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