Warts

  • Alternative Names

    Plane juvenile warts; Periungual warts; Subungual warts; Plantar warts; Verruca; Verrucae planae juveniles; Filiform warts; Verruca vulgaris


    Prevention
    • Avoid direct skin contact with a wart on someone else.
    • After filing your wart, wash the file carefully since you can spread the virus to other parts of your body.
    • After touching any of your warts, wash your hands carefully.

    References

    Warts, herpes simplex, and other viral infections. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 12.

    Gibbs S, et al. Topical treatments for cutaneous warts. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006;(3):CD001781.