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Can i infect my children with genital warts by sharing a toilet

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No worries: One can discuss with his primary care provider how to get the HPV vaccine, which is approved for both men and women. Gardasil-9 vaccine gives men and ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is not transmitted through contaminated environments. There is absolutely no risk from this. You cannot catch the genital t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
HPV: The virus does not survive long on inanimate objects, but it can be spread in the short-term if sex toys are shared between partners.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
HPV: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital con ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: It is reportedly pretty unlikely to pass herpes via inanimate objects because the virus does not survive outside the body for long. Genital herpes c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
No: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are transmitted via vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact and cannot survive outside the body, so you cannot pick them up from ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Hpv is sexually transmitted. Causal contact, including sharing towels or taking baths does not transmit hpv.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience in Urology
Unlikely : Hpv is sexually transmitted. 90% can be cleared by our immune system and the ones that are not cleared end up in warts. Most people have no symptoms.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Well washed? No: If not washed, perhaps. The most dangerous is skin-to-skin or fluids to skin. Unwashed, recently worn fabric might still be able to spread the disease ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If the contaminated towel were used fairly soon after use and the virus found a break in the skin to invade. Considering the virus can survive and in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not if washed: Hpv cannot be transmitted if the utensils are washed prior to use. Hpv is transmitted from one warm moist place to another.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
HPV: Is a highly contagious virus, usually transmitted sexually but if you have hpv you should be careful regarding hygiene.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.Genital warts,or,: HPV,is a sexually transmitted disease,and is transmitted by intimate sexual contact.Not usually spread to family or close household contacts in a casu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience in Pediatric Urology
No: Direct skin to skin/ mucous membrane contact is necessary.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Use hot water: Washing in hot water should kill the virus.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk: People are resistant to new infections with the same HSV type they already have. You will not catch a new HSV1 infection anywhere on your body, especi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Unlikely: Warts are caused by human papilloma virus, in order to get them you need constant contact and some small skin abrasion, just using the bath room is un ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Recurrent genital herpes outbreaks usually are similar every time -- pretty much same location, severity, same number of blisters/sores, etc. If your ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Life's hard enough without this kind of worry. Be thankful for a healthy family. Genital warts are easily managed nowadays in any case. Best wishes.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk: This is one of at least 3 questions you have asked about HPV, all of them suggesting you are unnecessarily worried about catching it. You are at risk ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience in Urology
HPV and Oral Cancer: While the number of people with oral hpv infection has increased, the transmission is still considered to be sexual. Sharing a cup with someone with ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Very unlikely...: For viral particles to gain access to body surface, there should be a compatible surface with cells and environment for the virus to harbor and replic ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
In : In short...Yes. These lesions are caused by the hpv virus and can be transmitted by contact like any other virus. Over the last 20 years we are seein ... Read More
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