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Is it possible to receive plantar warts from another person?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
Yes : The very nature of warts is transmission from one person to another.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 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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