How do you know the difference between a wart and a callus? They can appear to be the same problem when looking at your feet. However, warts are very contagious so it is important to know the difference. If you have a bump on your foot that isn't going away, you should have it checked out. The best way to treat a wart is to catch it before it becomes too deep into he skin.

In addition, with warts being very contagious, you will want to know what you're dealing with so you can prevent others from catching it. If you share a shower with others in the house, you need to clean the floor or tub routinely. In addition, you will need to wear shoes in the house to prevent it from spreading.

There are easy ways to help prevent yourself from getting warts. Those include wearing shoes in public areas like locker rooms, public pools. In addition, don't share socks or sandals with other people. Also, keep your feet clean and dry, even if this means changing your socks throughout the day if you sweat a lot.

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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