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Can you get plantar warts from going barefoot in a tae kwon do class?

Can you get plantar warts from going barefoot in a tae kwon do class?

Plantar warts: A wart develops when a human papillomavirus infects the outermost layer of skin and causes the skin cells to grow rapidly. The virus can then spread from an existing wart to other areas of the body, causing more warts. Various types of this virus thrive in warm, damp environments such as showers, locker room floors, swimming pool areas, going barefoot. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

There are many types of warts and all are caused by virus. There are a variety (~46) of different viruses that cause warts thus different type of warts. Different types of warts will have there own appearance. Some are flat and smooth while others are raised and rough with small black streaks or specks in them. Others are ...Read more


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Is it possible to get plantar warts from walking barefoot in an unclean environment?

Is it possible to get plantar warts from walking barefoot in an unclean environment?

Yes: Plantar warts are a virus that is picked up in dirty areas. You are most prone to these when your foot is warm, moist and sweaty. See your podiatrist for treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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How do men get plantar warts?

How do men get plantar warts?

Same as women: It caused by a virus that likes to grow in dark, damp environment. ...Read more

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How or from whom does a child get plantar warts?

Warts are a virus: Warts are caused by a virus and can be picked up from any surface if there is an opening in the foot. ...Read more

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Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Possible: The wart virus is common to the skin area. When you get a break in the skin the virus can penetrated into the epidermal layers and develop into a painful verruca-wart. ...Read more

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How long do warts live out side its host.. I have been diagnosed with plantar warts and i was also told it can get into me cloths and spread.

How long do warts live out side its host..  I have been diagnosed with plantar warts and i was also told it can get into me cloths and spread.

Warts Life Span: As soon as the wart left outside of its host, it won't survive. It lives on moist, warm skin environment. It can only be contagious from skin to skin contact in people with low immune defense system. So to answer your question plantar warts will not get spread through clothing. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts?

How do I get rid of plantar warts?

Various: Treatments destroy warts but not the wart virus! there are several topicals, both otc & prescription. There is freezing, burning, & cutting. None of these always successful. You can try using tape......Any kind......Duct tape sticks well....All day every day until the warts are gone: weeks to months. Many people think they have warts but really have callouses or scars. See a dermatologist if it b. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar warts?

Seek a podiatrist: Plantars warts can be stubborn, and painful viral skin infections to treat. There are a lot of different treatment options, because no one way is best. They include medications and surgical options. Sometimes lasers are employed in treating them. Self care measures include use of duct tape over the warts, or use of over-the-counter medications. See a podiatrist if these measures don't work. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more