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is it possible to receive plantar warts from another person?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Yes : The very nature of warts is transmission from one person to another.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not that simple: We do not know why many apparently normal people get warts and some do not. We are all exposed to wart viruses every day! i handle warts every day but never get them. I walk around barefoot and shower at my tennis club but never get warts. In parts of the world where shoes are not worn warts are rare. So feel free to ventillate your feet: you you will be less vulnerable to fungus.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can you get rid of warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Destruction: All treatments are destruction whether chemical, freezing, or medicine that cause an inflammation to destroy the warts and hopefully prevent reoccurrence. Extensive warts are sometimes difficult to totally eradicate. The fewer warts to treat the better.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can warts spread from one part of the body to another?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Warts can spread from one part of the body to another. They are caused by a virus.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: There are multiple ways to treat warts and they respond to all of them including freezing, acid, burning, prescription creams, or laser. If it only one wart burning or electrosurgery is very effective. For extensive warts medication is often better to al least decrease the number of warts to a manageable level.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What techniques do doctors use to remove warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Surgery: Surgery, electricity, laser, acid and freezing are all methods that can be used to remove warts, .
A 21-year-old member asked:

Which parts of the body are most commonly affected by warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Everywhere: Hands, feet, legs arms, -genitals and even the face. Non genital warts are most commonly found on the hands followed by the sole of the foot.

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