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Verruca and Wart Prevention

How to avoid verrucas and warts.

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Here are some tips that’ll help prevent you getting and spreading verrucas and warts:

  • Try not to touch other people’s verrucas and warts.
  • Don't share your towels, shoes or socks with someone who has verrucas or warts.
  • Wear flip-flops in communal showers.

What to do if you have a verruca or wart:

  • Cover your verruca or wart with a plaster or glove, or simply use Bazuka.
  • Wash your hands immediately after touching a verruca or wart.
  • Don't scratch or pick your wart as it is more likely to spread.
  • Change your socks daily if you have a verruca.
  • Take extra special care to avoid cutting a wart.
  • Avoid direct contact with warts on other people or on other parts of their body to avoid spreading.
  • Don’t bite your nails or suck fingers with warts on as this could cause spreading.

How to preventVerrucas and Warts

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There is no reason why you shouldn't take part in activities such as sports or swimming if you have a wart or verruca.

If treating with Bazuka gels there’s no need to cover your wart or verruca with a plaster, as Bazuka gels form a water-resistant layer which helps inhibit the spread of infection.

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