4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
Thank

In brief: Yes

It is possible to pick up the virus causing warts from a mat if you have an open spot on your foot for the virus to enter.

In brief: Yes

It is possible to pick up the virus causing warts from a mat if you have an open spot on your foot for the virus to enter.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors