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Doctor insights on: Planters Warts In Children

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Not necessarily : You run the risk of the warts enlarging and spreading- requiring more extensive treatment if not treated. If treated you should do much better. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to see plantar warts in younger children?

Is it unusual to see plantar warts in younger children?

If they walk they gt: Plantar warts are exposure related intrusions of the wart germ on the bottom surface of the feet. I've seen & treated them in toddlers. They are unlikely if the kid never walks barefoot, but when is that likely with a toddler? ...Read more

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How to remove flat genital warts at home?

How to remove flat genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Since warts are caused by a virus, hpv, it is best to be seen by a doc to get proper treatment. There are many at home treatments available. ...Read more

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Can my husband's plantar wart actually toe, spread to become genital wart for him? In other words spread elsewhere or even to me?

Can my husband's plantar wart actually toe, spread to become genital wart for him? In other words spread elsewhere or even to me?

Warts: The simple answer to this question is yes. But, it is not highly contagious. Plantar warts are more common in people with cuts or open sores and in children aged 12 to 16 years old, though plantar warts do appear in all age groups. Although the strain of HPV that causes plantar wart is not very contagious you should avoid contact with warts (even your own) and do not share nail clippers or other.. ...Read more

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Do genital warts recur in the same place?

may recur: Yes, they can recur, if human papillovirus persists. ...Read more

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Can we have plantar wart on hands?

Can we have plantar wart on hands?

Wart on hand: You can certainly have a wart on the hand just drop the word plantar. Plantar wart is specific to bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

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

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Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Yes: Approximately 75% of children seem to "outgrow" their atopic dermatiis. I offer that positive encouragement to parents as this can be a challenging and stressful time for the patients and their families. ...Read more

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Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Not dangerous: Flat warts usually remain painless and cause no important health problems, but sometimes those on the sole of the feet can become larger "plantar warts", which can be painful and more difficult to threat. If in doubt, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. Warts do not become freckles; they are entirely different. ...Read more

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Do genital warts multiply in number, covering the entire genital area?

Do genital warts multiply in number, covering the entire genital area?

Yes: Since genital warts are a viral infection they can spread as any other infection. It is possible to have them be extensive enough to cover the area. This problem needs help by a dermatologist as this infection can be spread to others. ...Read more

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If one gets rid of their genital warts with aldara, (imiquimod) how many times can the warts reappear before it seems "unlikely" that they will?

Genital warts: Genital warts, are caused by hpv, human papilloma virus, and they come from contact with another person. The incubation time is long and you can have sex and not see warts for many weeks or months. Aldara (imiquimod) gets your immune cells t kill the virus, but they may seem to be gone for weeks or months, from aldara, (imiquimod) but are not yet all. Killed. Wait six months before you beleive that they are all gone. ...Read more

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Causes of genital warts in men?

Causes of genital warts in men?

Human papillomavirus: All warts are a sexually transmitted disease caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 100 types of HPV that are sexually transmitted, but only two of them (HPV6, HPV11) cause most warts. A highly effective vaccine prevents infection with HPV 6 and 11, as well as 7 other HPV types that cause the large majority of genital, anal, and throat cancers. ...Read more

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All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?

All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer.  No way to targethpv in men?

Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing hpv, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college). ...Read more

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How come pinworms often infect children the most?

How come pinworms often infect children the most?

Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care centers, etc, where the eggs are shed from a diapered bottom. The more finger to mouth activity the higher likelihood of infection.When you add a ready source of eggs in their environment, the chances also increase. ...Read more