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Plantar warts

5 June, 2018

Question:

I have four plantar warts on one foot that are being treated with a paint on medication. When am I permitted to use the mikvah? Will I be able to leave on the medication? How can I prevent the spread of the virus when at the mikvah?


Answer:

Plantar warts are not considered a chatzitzah  since they are part of your body. They should simply be cleaned well, and soaked and softened during your preparations for immersion.  Remove the medication prior to immersion and reapply after mikveh use.

You should bring your own water shoes, flip flops, or slippers to wear while walking around the preparation room and mikvah area. You should remove them just before entering the mikveh and immerse normally. Spreading the virus is less of an issue in the mikvah itself and more of an issue in the preparation area, shower, or bathtub.

Refuah Shleimah!


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