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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have what i think is a plantar wart on pad of my foot below my toes. its itchy dry skin spot, my husband got them from his sister who got hers confirmed. it looks exactly like it. we have a daughter that crawls can she get them on hands/mouth?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 types. They do not infect the mouth. Your husband may or may not have got them from a sister or just from a contaminated floor surface. The virus does not pass easily & most occurrences are random. It is not like a strep germ.
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