Prevention of Plantar Warts

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the following may help to prevent plantar warts:

  • Avoid walking barefoot whenever possible.
  • Change shoes and socks daily.
  • Keep feet clean and dry.
  • Check children's feet periodically.
  • Avoid direct contact with warts on other persons or on other parts of the body.
  • Do not ignore growths on, or changes in, your skin.
  • Visit a podiatrist as part of your annual health checkup.

Publication Review By: J. Michael Lunsford, D.P.M.

Published: 31 Dec 1999

Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015