There are ways which can be followed to prevent warts from growing and spreading.
Obviously, the best way we can do this is to avoid contact with the virus which is the Human papilloma virus breading warts.
But what does that mean exactly? Consider the below:
7 Ways to Prevent Warts from Coming back
- Avoid contact, scratching, rubbing, or picking at the wart to prevent further self-infection and even infecting others. In the cause of scratching, you might spread the viral particle to another area on the skin. Aside this, when you scratch the surface, it can lead to bleeding and infection might be possible in this case. HPV may also spread by contacting with blood or skin shed from the wart.
- Warts should be covered with a bandage or athletic tape to prevent the virus from spreading to an uninfected area. If there is a cut on the skin or a scratch, it should be covered until it heals up so as to reduce the chance of HPV entering the skin.
- Avoid biting nails to reduce the chances of developing periungual warts most especially. When you bit the nails, you may cause tiny tears on the skin which can allow the virus to penetrate and cause warts.
- Do not share personal care items like razors, towels or nail clipper with another person, especially with an infected person, to avoid HPV from spreading. If you have warts, ensure you do not share your personal items with others so that they will not get infected with the virus.
- Keep your feet dry. Warts grow and develop in areas that are moist. The sweat from your feet can increase the risk of warts development. If you are the type that sweats heavily on the feet, you can be applying foot powder, or wear socks that will help absorb the sweat because warts are more difficult to control in a moist and warm environment.
- Boost your immune system to fight against the virus (HPV) and prevent warts. Someone with weak immune system and low antibody level may develop warts when infected with the virus.
- Use a condom during sexual intercourse. Although the use of a condom does not eliminate the risk of HPV transmission which causes genital warts, it can, however, prevent you from contracting the disease.
By following these 7 tips, you’ll ensure that once you’ve got rid of those pesky warts, they’ll be gone for good.