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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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Viral warts on face and neck, around that I hav. Itching. Acid didn't work. Should I go for laser.

Viral warts on face and neck, around that I hav. Itching. Acid didn't work. Should I go for laser.

Go for proper treatm: You tried self treatment already, now is the time to her eradicated from one of methods by your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has viral warts on his anus. Could it have been caused by my planter wart on my foot when he takes a bath?

My son has viral warts on his anus. Could it have been caused by my planter wart on my foot when he takes a bath?

No: Anal warts are a different strain or the wart virus. It comes from the same group as genital warts. The germ can be passed during delivery from an asymptomatic mother and not show up for a couple years. They can also be transmitted by sexual contact. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has viral warts on his anus. Could it be caused by my planter wart on my foot when he takes a bath?

What do you suggest if my son has viral warts on his anus. Could it be caused by my planter wart on my foot when he takes a bath?

Unlikely the issue: Wart strains tend to be specific for certain tissues they infect. Anal warts represent 2 strains of HPV that inhabit the genitals. They are not the warts of the foot or skin in general. Anal warts suggest sexual transmission.Anal skin tags can have a similar appearance to warts. ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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IS hpv contagious after warts are gone?

IS hpv contagious after warts are gone?

Yes: There are many types of HPV and most people who have it never see warts. So, some types of HPV would show up as warts, but virus lives deeper. ...Read more

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Following the freezing of a wart is it still contagious?

Following the freezing of a wart is it still contagious?

Maybe: If warts still present after liquid nitrogen treatment, it is contagious. Liquid nitrogen cannot kill the virus, it creates a separation between warts and skin underneath. ...Read more

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How long does a wart remain contagious after it's been pealed/fallen off the body?

How long does a wart remain contagious after it's been pealed/fallen off the body?

Varies: Warts are caused by a virus- a subtype of the HPV (human papilloma virus)- and treatment of warts is not always effective in completely removing the virus from the skin, even if the actual wart and callus-like part of the infection has fallen off. It can take up to two years for the virus to leave your system and you could be contagious until it leaves your body for good. ...Read more

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Is a plantar wart contagious?

Is a plantar wart contagious?

It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks.... ...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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If you freeze your warts are they still contagious?

If you freeze your warts are they still contagious?

Possibly...: The skin containing the wart virus is killed and shed eventually. I, personally would consider them to be contagious until they are gone! ...Read more

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I know this is going to seem like a really dumb, but if warts are contagious, how come you get get hundreds?

Warts are a virus: Warts are a contagious virus that will spread through the epidermis layer of your skin, thereby getting larger and moving into other surrounding areas. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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