A 24-year-old female asked:
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can plantar warts be spread in communal bathrooms if you wear socks that aren't necessarily thick?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I'm not sure : Plantar warts can spread. Not sure anyone has conducted such an experiment before with socks in a communal bathroom.
Answered on Aug 25, 2015
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Worry Wart.: Not as well as the ones that are necessarily thick. Don't worry yourself as to whether or not a certain activity will enable warts to spread. Do your best to protect yourself by using common sense. Even then, your best may not be good enough.
Answered on Aug 25, 2015
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Warts: Plantar Warts are viruses that can get transferred from someone with infected hands. Wear flip flops in the gym's shower and don't walk barefooted.
Answered on Aug 25, 2015

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