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Can common skin warts or plantar and palmer be passed through toilet paper if one of these warts touches it and then another person touches it?

Can common skin warts or plantar and palmer be passed through toilet paper if one of these warts touches it and then another person touches it?

Probably not: The HPV types that cause common hand or foot warts rarely infect the genital area. And HPV is generally not transmitted by indirect contact, only with direct skin-to-skin contact. And a light touch is never enough anyway. Don't worry about this. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Can water suffocate plantar warts?

Can water suffocate plantar warts?

No. See a podiatrist: Plantar warts are viruses which embed themselves into the skin. Water will not suffocate the virus.

If you have a concern about a lesion on your foot, don't self treat, have it checked properly. ...Read more

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How do doctors remove plantar warts?

How do doctors remove plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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How should I duct tape plantar warts?

How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area. ...Read more

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Can you use a dust can on plantar warts?

Can you use a dust can on plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What to do after plantars wart falls off?

What to do after plantars wart falls off?

Change liner: Change insole in your shoe if possible. Planar warts are due to a virus that may very well be present in the shoe's insole. There are many availaable otherwise may get re-infected. ...Read more

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How to prevent plantar warts at home? From gym shower

How to prevent plantar warts at home? From gym shower

Plantar warts: You should wear shower shoes in public showers or if you share a shower with a person who get athlete's feet often or has plantar warts. ...Read more

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Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Possible: The wart virus is common to the skin area. When you get a break in the skin the virus can penetrated into the epidermal layers and develop into a painful verruca-wart. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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Plantar warts and duct tape method. How effective is this?

Unknown...: It is a treatment recommendation that has spread over the internet. As far as I know, there are no scientific studies to show any degree of effectiveness. You are basically just tearing the upper layers of the skin away as the tape is removed. There are better ways... See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What's the most effective method of treatment for plantars warts?

Ther is not just 1: Warts can be treated with topical meds, surgical removal, laser removal. ...Read more

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For how long is the recover process of getting a plantars wart surgically removed?

For how long is the recover process of getting a plantars wart surgically removed?

Depends: It depends where on the bottom of the foot it is and how deep it is.
Generally about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of plantar's warts and why do the cause so much pain?

What is the best way to get rid of plantar's warts and why do the cause so much pain?

There is no: Magic way, but there are many ways. You can try the over the counter topicals like salicylic acid, but be careful not to get it on normal skin.
They hurt as they are growths that are being stepped on so the pressure is painful. You may want to see a podiatrist or dermatologist as they usually have a bag of tricks to get rid of these faster than you could on your own. ...Read more

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If I shower with slippers would plantar warts be spread to other people who use the bathtub?

For what it's worth.: I know it sounds hard to believe, but.....I have treated warts for almost 40 years and I cannot remember when I could confirm one family member spreading warts to another by way of the bathtub. It might have something to do with the smooth surface of the tub. Possibly the flowing of the water. Go figure. ...Read more

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Can you get plantar warts from going barefoot in a karate dojo that's not being properly cleaned?

Yes: Plantar warts are the result of human papilloma virus infection, virus can implant on body (they are present everywhere) even by a microscopic break of integrity of surface (your foot) of body. ...Read more

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I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

I had plantar warts was completely gone, and now warts come back and grow bigger. Please help! ?

Not Uncommon...: If the warts appear in the same location as before, then the previous warts probably never totally went away in the first place. When warts are under treated, there is a good chance that they will reappear. They are caused by a virus, to small to be seen. By time your eye can actually see them, it's too late. Looks like you must begin treatment again. ...Read more

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How long do warts live out side its host. I have been diagnosed with plantar warts and I was also told it can get into me cloths and spread.

Warts can spread.: Warts can spread through entire gym classes. So they must be able to survive lying on damp shower floors for a period of time. Oddly enough, I have rarely seen two members of the same family with plantar warts. ...Read more

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Do scars from plantar's warts ever go away? I had one a couple of years ago & have a scar, it doesn't bother me but I'm just curious about that

Do scars from plantar's warts ever go away? I had one a couple of years ago & have a scar, it doesn't bother me but I'm just curious about that

Likely not: There are ways to augment the scars and help them fade. But, likely there will be some residual scar from the plantars wart... ...Read more

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What do I do about plantars warts?

To do or not to do: I can tell you what not to do: that is to do nothing. The sooner you begin treating warts the better. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts hurt?

Do plantar warts hurt?

Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more

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How do plantar warts spread?

By contact: Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied make sure it is a viral infection only. There are multiples ways to remove them. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do men get plantar warts?

How do men get plantar warts?

Same as women: It caused by a virus that likes to grow in dark, damp environment. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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