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How To Prevent Flat Warts

flat warts

Flat warts are small skin-colored or brown bumps that appear in groups commonly on the face and hands.  It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and is contagious.  Some of the risk factors for developing flat warts are a weakened immune system (like in pregnancy, persons with autoimmune diseases, or diabetes), having open cuts or wounds, and coming in contact with articles that are infected with the virus. Treatment is by electrocautery.

Here are 5 Tips on How To Prevent Flat Warts:

Exercise good hygiene.

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Always wash your hands especially after touching a flat wart.

Use own items.

towels and slippers

Bring your own towels and slippers when going to a public pool or shower.

Avoid touching or "beso".

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Avoid skin to skin contact with a person with flat warts.

Avoid sharing personal items.

razors and face brush

Avoid sharing personal items like towels, razors, facial brushes, etc.

Ensure make-up brushes are clean.

make-up brushes

Always clean your make-up brushes regularly and never share them with other people.

It is easier to remove and control flat warts when they are few in number, so if you suspect you have a flat warts, schedule a consultation with your board-certified dermatologist for earlier intervention and management. Call our hotline at 0917 576-2326 to schedule a consultation with a HOO Dermatology board-certified dermatologist.