Hello. I have some questions regarding disinfecting when someone in the home has plantar warts. I've read that the virus resists heat, detergents, alcohols, Lysol...pretty much everything except boiling or bleach. I would like to find an alternative to the bleach, as it is rather harsh.
How long does the wart virus remain infective on dry environmental surfaces and/or in shoes?
Should shoes be discarded?
Do socks provide any protection from the virus on floors?
warts are highly contagious and usually are transmitted on surfaces that have water.
gyms and pools and showers are popular places.
warts can't live on dry surfaces long. lysol your shoes and place them out to dry for 48 hours. keep the warts covered with bandaids or tape to prevent transmission. use flip flops in the showers and try not to go bare foot.
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