Q. My daughter is prone to warts and warts, can I do something about it?
A. Most people will get infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their life and develop warts.
However, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting warts and avoid passing them on to others.
To help prevent the development of a wart or wart, you should not touch other people’s warts; do not share towels, washcloths or other personal items with someone who has a wart; do not share shoes or socks with someone who has a wart; Avoid scratching or picking your wart or wart, as this will encourage HPV to spread to other parts of your body; be careful when shaving because the virus can be spread easily if you cut yourself; keep your feet dry and change your socks every day to prevent the development of warts on your feet.
If you have a wart or wart, cover it when you participate in communal activities: wear pool slippers or flip-flops in communal locker rooms and showers; cover your wart or wart with a waterproof bandage or wart sock when swimming or doing physical education in school; wear gloves when using shared gym equipment if you have a wart on your hand.
The time it takes for a wart to disappear varies. They tend to last longer in older children and adults.
In adults and people with weakened immune systems, warts are less likely to go away on their own or respond well to treatment.
Letting the wart go away on its own is an option. However, you may want to consider treatment if your wart is painful, in an awkward position, or causing you distress or embarrassment.
If you have a wart on your face, you may need to talk to your GP to see if you need to see a specialist for treatment.
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