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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, which produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...Read more


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Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

None: Mulluscum cantagion does not cause symptoms. They are small , about the size of a pencil eraser and flesh colored . They are not not painful , itchy , or inflamed. ...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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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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Warts on eyelid contagious?

Warts on eyelid contagious?

Yes: All warts are contagious no matter where they are located as they are caused by hpv virus , need repeated body contact to get infected, how ever due to many sub varieties and they have location fetish ...Read more

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Is verruca like genital warts?

Is verruca like genital warts?

Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv cause the common warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital (or venereal) warts. ...Read more

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Viruses: Nope. Not in any way. Warts are caused by either the human papilloma virus or the molluscum virus. Herpes is not in any way related to these viruses. ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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Hi,is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hi,is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hpv: certain strains of the HPV virus 58,70 and 31 have shown that women infected with these strains are at a higher risk of developing HIV, this is from a study done by UCSF OB/ GYN dept using 2000 women aged 27 from Zimbabwae over a period of 2 years. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Can molluscum contagiosum bumps spread without being open?

Can molluscum contagiosum bumps spread without being open?

Yes: Molluscum is transmitted via direct contact and by contact with infected items like clothes, towels, etc. Reports of transmission from swimming pools, wrestling matches, tattoos (rarely), and even sexually have been mentioned. ...Read more

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Can genital warts virus spread from bed sheets?

Unlikely: Need repeated body to body contact , theoretically possible as it is is a virus but unlikely to happen considered as sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more