The simple way to avoid getting warts - and it includes your socks

Warts are small lumps that often develop on the hands or feet, according to the NHS.

They’re caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, and are more likely to affect children and teenagers than adults.

Warts are very common, and most people will develop at least one wart on their body at some point in their lifetime.

You could prevent warts from ever developing by not touching other people’s warts, and by keeping your feet dry, it said.

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Most people will be infected by the human papilloma virus (HPV) at some point in their life and develop warts

NHS

Changing your socks every day could help to prevent warts or verrucas from developing on your feet, said the NHS.

It’s also crucial to make sure your feet are kept dry, and to not share socks with someone else who has warts.

If you do have a wart, you should cover it up when using a communal swimming pool, it said.

“Most people will be infected by the human papilloma virus (HPV) at some point in their life and develop warts,” said the NHS.

“However, there are steps you can take to lower your chances of getting warts and prevent spreading them to others, if you have them.

“To help prevent a wart or a verruca developing, you should keep your feet dry, and change your socks every day to help prevent warts developing

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