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Is there a cure for venereal warts? I've been completely abstinent for 9yrs, not even a kiss-how can this just now appear!? Can u get it from toilets?

Is there a cure for venereal warts? I've been completely abstinent for 9yrs, not even a kiss-how can this just now appear!? Can u get it from toilets?

Viral infections: are usually for life - you may not have symptoms all the time. first make sure these are "warts" - not all genital rashes are concerning - but some are. Have a pro take a look or a culture/swab to confirm HPV versus HSV. Do your blood / urine screens. Toilets are blamed for many infections and some pregnancies, standard hygiene care and safe sex when you do become active is prudent until you know. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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If my partner has caught a venereal wart on the skin of his penis & I don't have it, does it mean that he's had sex with another person?

If my partner has caught a venereal wart on the skin of his penis & I don't have it, does it mean that he's had sex with another person?

Not necessarily: Not everyone gets the physical stigmata of the genital wart, as some may be carriers and just not get the wart itself. However, someone would have gotten the virus somewhere in their lifetime, possibly before your relationship as an example. tough to know for sure in many cases. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to treat flat warts?

Flat Warts: Warts often go away without treatment.Over-the-counter treatments that contain salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time.Imiquimod is a prescription cream may enhance your immune system's ability to fight hpv.Freezing with liquid nitrogen, electrocautery, which uses an electrical current to burn off warts or lesions, surgical or laser surgery. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Vaginal warts please help?

Need to see gyn: Vaginal warts are contagious and there is no over the counter medication for them. You need to be seen by a gyn physician and be treated. ...Read more

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How to prevent planters warts?

No sure way: Since warts are caused by a virus there is no proven way to prevent them. Certainly good hygeine is a start and not walking bare foot in unfamaliar areas, such as shower rooms. ...Read more

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How to remove warts and fungi?

How to remove warts and fungi?

Two different: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on where the fungus and warts are at! please provide a location and we can give you better advice. ...Read more

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How to treat my daughters warts?

How to treat my daughters warts?

Depends: If your child will cooperate you can use otc wart liquids/duct tape/cuticle trimmers to take it down below the skin level.You must get the base of the wart out or it regrows.Physicians have access to liquid nitrogen or n20 applicators that can freeze the wart.After 1-2 treatments its gone in 1-2 wks. Some dermatologists apply material stronger than the otc stuff. ...Read more

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How to cure common warts at home?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Are all type of warts contagious?

Depends: Not warty looking skin lesions are contagious, e.g, seborrheic keratosis looks like a wart but is not contagious. Other types of warts are caused by HPV and are contagious. ...Read more

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How can we prevent getting warts?

You really can't: Just manage them as they turn up. Nobody understands the why's. Genital HPV can be avoided using barrier protection without fail. Everybody has some skin HPV strains and most of us have warts pop up. Deal with them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are warts caused due to papilloma?

Yes: Warts are caused by the human papilla virus. These can be treated a number of ways, but i find that liquid nitrogen works best. Your physician can spray this on the wart in the office - they don't need to be burnt off or cut out. ...Read more

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How do dermatoligists treat warts?

How do dermatoligists treat warts?

Lots of ways: Get it treated! you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more