Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Can plantar warts spread through bed sheets?

Plantar wart can limit your movement and make your daily activities a little more difficult. Especially if you're trying to prevent it from spreading. As you might already know, plantar wart is contagious. It can be spread by touching the wart directly.

Contact between the effected area and your bed is inevitable during sleep. A lot plantar wart sufferer are worried about spreading the wart to the other area of their body through their bed sheets. Some people who manage to remove the wart are worried about been infected again.

Since plantar wart are cause by virus that are known to be contagious, there are possibility for the wart to spread through bed sheets. It is advised for any body who manage to remove the wart to wash all the stuff that had make direct contact with the wart such as the bed sheets, shoes and sock to prevent yourself from getting re-infected. Wash those items with some hot water and dry them in the sun.

For those who still have plantar wart, you can try to wrap the effected area using bandage or even cover the wart with duct tape to prevent direct contact with your items. Make sure you clean and dry the effected area first since the virus that cause plantar wart are known to thrive in moist environment.

However, there is no need to be panic and freak out about this. The virus that cause plantar wart are usually killed by your antibodies before it start to form the wart. The virus infect human when our antibodies are weak. As long as you take some preventive actions and keep your antibodies strong, there should be nothing to worry about.

Further reading :
Is it OK to go to the spa if you have plantar warts
Are plantar warts contagious?
Plantar wart treatment


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