Warts are contagious and can spread from person to person or from one body part to another by touch or direct contact. While most warts will eventually go away, it can take a very long time. During this prolonged time, the virus can spread to other parts of your body or you can spread it to other people. While warts are nothing you should be overly concerned about from a medical standpoint, they are unsightly and irritating, and will continue to spread as long as you have them.

Avoid spreading warts:

  • Don’t rub or scratch your wart.
  • Keep the wart covered with a bandage, tape, etc.
  • Never brush, comb, shave or clip areas with warts.
  • Wash your hands immediately after touching your wart.
  • If the wart is on your hand, wear gloves at the gym so you don’t spread the virus.

No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to get a wart some time or another. But don’t worry, Compound W® is available so you can treat warts at home and get back to looking and feeling great.


*Drugstore Canada & L’actualité pharmaceutique 2013 Survey on OTC Counselling & Recommendations