Get that icky wart away from me!!!

Here is a little info on the Plantar Wart…

Warts are viral infections of the skin caused by a specific human papillomavirus (HPV).  Plantar, when referring to the foot, indicates the sole, bottom or weight-bearing surface of the foot.  So a plantar wart is simply a wart located on the weight-bearing surface of the foot.  The probability of a nail tech contracting HPV during a service in that area, based on statistics, is less than 10%.  That figure is reduced to nearly zero if the service doesn’t cause the wart to bleed and the nail tech doesn’t have an open cut or sore on his/his hands.

(This information was provided by Godfrey Mix, D.P.M. and Nailpro Editorial Advisory Board Member from the June 2005 edition of Nailpro Magazine.)

Of course it is always recommended to treat any warts you may have!  IPersonally I would contact my primary care physician to have them remove it, but if you aren’t able to do so…there are many over-the-counter treatments available at the local drug stores.

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