I have two common warts, one on my pinky toe and one on the
top of my foot. I want to get rid of them, and stop the infection from
spreading. Right now I'm trying a freezing method. Any advice?
Warts are caused not by toads but by an extremely common
virus that infects the top layer of your skin, usually through a scratch or
cut. The most common way to get warts is through skin-to-skin contact with
another person who has warts, or from inanimate objects that have been handled
by someone with warts, like shoes and socks, razors, towels and sheets.
To prevent warts, cleanliness is key (an no, we’re not
saying you’re dirty!). All it takes is touching a keyboard or sharing shower
shoes with a friend on the soccer team. Will you get a wart every time it
happens? No. But it does increase your
chances. A few tips:
- Wash your bedding and towels regularly in hot water.
- Always wear shoes—your own shoes—when you’re at the gym.
- Don’t share razors with anyone, and moisturize your skin
after you shower.
- Don’t bite your nails
To get rid of warts, hit up your local drugstore and pick up
an at-home remedy. What you want to do is suffocate the virus so that it can’t
spread. A salicylic acid treatment and even a coat or two of clear nail polish
can sometimes do the trick. Follow the recommended directions to the letter,
and visit your doc if you’re not seeing any improvement.
Good luck, girlie!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/12/2011 5:36:00 PM
POSTED IN skin problems, get rid of acne, bust breakouts