Monday, May 22, 2017
As the temperatures start to rise, people are more eager to be outside and to be active. This is concerning for a nagging foot condition like warts. Warts are caused by a virus that thrives on warm, sweaty feet. During warm weather, warts can spread and flourish. It is important to seek treatment of these annoying and painful bumps or spots on the feet with a podiatrist. There are many in office and at home treatments that can be curative over time, as warts usually do not go away after just one treatment. In addition to treatment by a doctor, the patient should make some changes as well. First, it is essential to keep the feet as dry as possible by changing socks regularly, using powder or spray on the feet to keep them dry, and drying them thoroughly after bathing or sports. Second, airing out the shoes, and even spraying them out with lysol is helpful as the virus that causes warts often lives in our warm, hot shoes along with fungi and bacteria. It is also important not to touch the warts with your hands or fingers, and if you do, the hands should be washed to prevent spread. Have a nagging wart? Give us a call, 708-763-0580, or visit us at oakparkpodiatry.com for online scheduling.