Bacteria and fungus can spread in many ways, including through shoes that multiple people try on while at the store. If sweat collects in a pair of footwear, or if the footwear is stored in a humid area, then the fungus that causes athlete’s foot could develop there.
Another foot problem that could be contracted at the shoe store is plantar warts, which occur when the human papilloma virus enters the body. However, these conditions and others can be avoided as long as you wear a good pair of socks on your feet when trying on new pairs of footwear.
Wearing socks while in public is one of the best ways to defend yourself against the development of plantar warts. If you think that warts might be growing on your feet, consider seeing Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate forms of medication to make your unsightly skin problem disappear.
About Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.
If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.
Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart. You can soak your feet in the vinegar for 20 minutes before using a pumice stone to remove any loose skin from the wart.
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