Treating warts while they are still small may prevent them from spreading.

  1. Avoid brushing, clipping ,combing or shaving over areas where there are warts in order to avoid spreading the virus.
  2. Don't walk barefoot in public areas, such as pools and locker rooms. Wear shoes or sandals in these public places to avoid coming into contact with the virus.
  3. Avoid using the same nail file or nail clipper on warts as you use on healthy nails.
  4. Avoid biting your fingernails if you have warts near your fingernails.
  5. Don't pick at warts. Picking may spread the virus. Consider covering your child's warts with an adhesive bandage to discourage picking.