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Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Warts

These suggestions may help

(HealthDay News) -- Warts are small bumps, caused by a virus, that are highly contagious.

The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to reduce your risk of developing warts on the feet:

  • Don't walk around barefoot.
  • Each day, wear a clean pair of socks and alternate your shoes.
  • Wash feet regularly, and dry them thoroughly.
  • Regularly inspect children's feet.
  • If someone else has warts, avoid direct contact with their skin.
  • Let your doctor know about warts, growths or other changes in your skin.
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