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Handling Warts Condition
No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more
Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?
Different strains: There are lots of different hpv strains. The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't stds which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Neurofibroma: Usually inherited disease , some times called elephant man some times extensive. ...Read more
Had unprotected oral sex with a girl who had huge warts on her body, she said it's not HPV or any disease but it I don't believe. what should I do?
Get educated: Skin warts are caused by strains of HPV but not the strains that cause genital warts. The strains that cause genital warts are different & exposure to genital wart strains could give you genital warts during intercourse. Trust your gut.If you believe something doesn't look right you are probably right. ...Read more
Can you get any disease (plantar warts, fungus...) from trying on shoes is a store? I never got any but I heard that you can and super disgusted. Help
Unlikely : If you wear socks you are not likely to pick up anything. ...Read more
Std's: Eye contact with semen is contact of a potentially infectious fluid with a mucous membrane. Thus transmission of many stds can occur--a person infected with HPV may be infected with other diseases. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea--these can all be transmitted in this manner and enter the body through the eye. You should be checked for stds including HIV by your physician. ...Read more
Sir... i hv 5 red persistent bumps on right scrotom which are itchy... is it condition of genital warts?
Male, 25, had trt for genital wart in the lower prt of penis(4-5 warts)by laser.Wil the disease reoccur aftr smetme...Wht medicatn shld I tak?
Maybe: This treatment will eradicate the warts treated but there may be subclinical residual warts that become noticeable in the next few weeks or months. Treatment with topical agents such as condylox, or veregen (sinecatechins) is avaiable for any new lesions. Use a condom to minimize reinfe tion and to protect your partner.Your partner needs to checked.By gyn also. ...Read more
If a person has mouth cold sore and genital warts, what is that means? Is it sign of serious medical condition?
No, not at all: Both oral herpes (cold sores) and genital warts are very common conditions and many people have both. If neither problem is especially severe and if they respond to the usual treatments, it doesn't mean anything about your overall health, immune system, etc. Good luck with both-- ...Read more
WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, for instance, many over-the-counter wart medications like compound w, wart-off, wartaway sometimes work. Dermatologists often freeze off warts. Warts on the soles are very difficult to get rid of. See a dermatologists if they are stubborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: If you wait long enough [months to years] warts will usually go away without a trace. That is the easiest treatment. If you want a faster result you will need to do something painful. There are numerous approaches because there is no single, reliable, easy therapy. The exact treatment depends on the Dr. There are OTC salicylic acid preps. Sometimes tape [any kind] helps. ...Read more
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