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I have plantar warts and am afraid to touch my own feet will it spread to hands if I touch it

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Warts are caused by strains of virus that are acquired from environmental exposure. Those strains that infect the skin/foot are specific to those skin ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Warts are caused by a virus and can spread.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Begin Early.: Your description sounds like a wart. The earlier warts are treated, the better the chances of them being gone, fast. Over the counter products are som ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it could be: Since you have a plantar wart, you may have a wart on your thumb but only way you can be sure is have it checked.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Warts: Without actually seeing the skin, it is difficult to say with certainty that these warts. Best to see your doctor for confirmation.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Each strain has its own characteristics and immunity gained by an infection to one does not protect you from the others. The present best protection a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
36 years experience Podiatry
Usually not: Usually not, plantar warts tend to develop a callous layer on the top of them. This causes the lesion to protrude out. This is also why it makes them ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Hmmmm...: Anything goes with plantar warts. Having said that, at your age, there is less of a chance of your problem being a wart. Have it evaluated to remove a ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Visit his doc/derm: These seldom respond to over the counter treatments but there are some available. These are different than regular warts by having most of the wart be ... Read More

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