Thursday, July 5, 2012

Should you limit your child activity because of plantar wart?

Plantar wart is cause by Human papillomavirus (HPV) which is known to thrive in wet and warm environment. If your children love to get involve in sports or martial art activities, they're exposed to the virus. Some kids do get infected and their parent started to get a little worried about letting their child doing these sports and martial art activities since plantar wart is kind of contagious and they don't want their kids to spread the virus.

If you child have plantar wart, you might want to know whether you should limit your child activities because of it to prevent your child from spreading the wart.

It is understandable that you're worried about other people get infected. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you should limit your child activities. Instead of preventing your children from doing healthy and beneficial things that they love to do, you can take some measure to avoid spreading the virus.

Preventive measure

There is a few things that your children can do to avoid spreading the virus. Wearing sock during their activities is one of them. Remember that people usually get infected by having direct contact with the wart, wearing sock can avoid direct contact which reduce the chances of the wart to spread. Wearing flip flop will definitely help too.

However, do keep in mind that using public/other people swimming pool/shower can make other peoples exposed to the virus. To prevent your child from spreading the wart, it is better to avoid swimming in public pool or using someone else shower room.

Plantar wart is contagious but that didn't mean you really have to limit your children activities all together to prevent your children from spreading it. However, there is several things that you child wont be able to do in order to avoid exposing the wart to other people. But your children shouldn't suffer from plantar wart for too long, bring them to the doctor to get the wart removed.

Further reading :
How long do plantar warts usually last?
How do you get plantar warts?
Will Compound W cause any problems to my healthy skin?


eyeDeaList said...

Wow, honestly, I am not aware of this plantar warts existence at all. I have no idea what it is and I couldn't find any elaboration from your site as well. How serious is this plantar warts thing and what is the precaution I should take if I am taking care of an Enrichment Class for Kids

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