Warts and Plantar Warts
What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for warts include:
- Having an Reference impaired immune system Opens New Window.
- Your age. Warts occur most often in children and young adults. As you get older, you may find that you get fewer warts or that your warts go away.
- Walking barefoot on moist surfaces, as in public showers and locker rooms and around swimming pool areas.
- Sharing towels, razors, and other personal items with a person who has warts.
- Biting your nails or cuticles.
- Wearing closed or tight shoes that cause sweaty feet.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine