To reduce your risk of plantar warts:

  • Avoid direct contact with warts. This includes your own warts.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry. Change your shoes and socks daily.
  • Wear shoes or sandals where it's common to be exposed to a wart-causing virus, such as around swimming pools or in gym showers.
  • Don't pick at warts. Picking may spread the virus.
  • Don't use the same emery board, pumice stone or nail clipper on your warts as you use on your healthy skin and nails.
  • Use a disposable emery board, to avoid spreading the virus.
  • Wash your hands carefully after touching your warts.
May 22, 2014