The virus can survive in shoes and other surfaces for periods of time. Because of these ‘reservoirs’, it is important to avoid sharing socks or footwear with anyone. Sharing shoes with someone who has the warts themselves puts you at increased risk of catching it. Not to mention the bacteria, yeasts, and fungus that can cause athlete’s foot or discolor your nails.
There are many different options for treating plantar warts and Dr. Thomajan will discuss the best treatment option for you. Because some individuals are more sensitive to the virus and your body has little immunity, re-infection is common. The best way to avoid it from happening is prevention through proper foot care and footwear. Inspecting your feet and identifying warts early is a great way to make the treatments most effective and least painful!