We often think of warts infecting the bottom of the foot due to going barefoot such as in warm weather, near a pool. However in cold temperatures, we often bundle up in layers of socks and thick snow boots that allow our feet to stay in an environment that is dark, holds moisture, and is enclosed - the perfect environment for warts. So especially in the cooler weather, do not let our guard down. It is important to wear socks that are a blend, not 100% cotton, so it will allow the moisture to wick away from your skin. Also, air out your boots and make sure your feet are not sweating inside the boots as boots will keep moisture and snow out, it also keeps moisture from sweaty feet in. Inspect our feet for spots that may appear as hard skin or calluses, but if there are black dots or an interruption of skin lines, then you may suspect a wart. If you have any questions at all, please contact our office and one of our doctors will evaluate your foot and come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
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