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Warts Contagious After Freezing
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
I know this is going to seem like a really dumb, but if warts are contagious, how come you get get hundreds?
The virus can still: Be transmitted even if there are no visible warts. ...Read more
Who cares?: Everybody has strains of HPV. You very likely already have the same strain of warts that your special BFF has -- it's said the average person harbors perhaps a dozen. The common wart strains aren't dangerous. There's more to live than avoiding germs. Friendship is one of life's greatest treasures. Give your friend a big hug and who cares if you catch warts? ...Read more
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
What is the best medication for vag warts? Can it dissapear with out treatment? If warts are treated and gone is it still contagious?
Several remedies: Genital warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus. Once an individual has been infected, the virus may or may not give rise to warts, which may go away with and without treatment, and may or may not come back. Treatment options are chemical cauterization with acetic acid, application of podophyllin tincture, or imiquimod lotion, or laser ablation. ...Read more
See below: The average incubation period starting with the sexual contact with an infected person is 2-3 months but can range from 1 to 20 months. The virus invades the top layers of the skin and can remain inactive for months and sometimes years before warts appear. Hopefully the girl you had sex with did not have HPV. ...Read more
Rarely: The wart virus is with you for life, but when they are clinically gone, your immune system keeps them in check and they are not normally communicable. It is not unusual for stray warts to reappear occasionally over a few years and then be gone. To reduce communicability, it is also best to be sure no virus remains on the cervix or vagina with colposcopy or pap smears. They can be hard to detect. ...Read more
What to do if I have multiple warts on my feet, can these warts so contagious that they can grow on my face?
Well: The problem with warts is that they are viral and contagious. Now you need to have excellent hygiene and be sure they are all gone and none remaining and none remaining and you stay very clean and then will see. ...Read more
Yes: Until it is gone it is contagious. ...Read more
Perhaps: If the warts are no longer present she would not be able to spread the infection. The question whether or not warts are present would have to be answered by a gynecological examination. ...Read more
My bfs roomate has genital warts just removed can that be contagious if they happen to use the same toilet?
Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?
What is the best way to get rid of a small white looking wart on my finger? Will over-the-counter topical medicine work? Is it contagious?
Possibly anything: If your lesion is a wart, most anything may help. You can cut, burn, freeze and bite them off. You can wish it away or sell it. We colored a wart with flourescent dye and took him in a closet with a blacklight. We said some magic words and the wart was gone at 2 week follow up. Try using a nail file daily followed by compound w. ...Read more
Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?
Different warts: (Human Papilloma viruses) tend to be on different parts on the body. So, a wart from the foot is not likely to become a wart on the genital area. ...Read more
Unlikely: Warts are caused by human papilloma virus, in order to get them you need constant contact and some small skin abrasion, just using the bath room is unlikely to get warts, especially genital with normal sanitary precautions. ...Read more
I have genital warts and am being treated for them, how contagious r they if I have unprotected sex?
I treated my hand wart with oregano oil. It turned black now what do I do. Keep it covered? Is it contagious?
Just watch it: The next time you need a wart removed, get with something scientific rather than a "pop" remedy that looks like an internet prank. Any irritant can stir up a wart so that the immune system removes it. If it gets red / hot / infected, get with a scientific physician. Leave it open and see what happens. All warts are somewhat contagious. Best wishes. ...Read more
How contagious are warts on hands? I shook someone's hand who had them. And how long can the virus live outside the body?
No risk: Adults don't catch warts by shaking hands. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?
Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. ...Read more
Good day. How long are common warts contagious?? I Are genital warts contagious after 15 years if there are no signs? Pap smears show no trace? E
It's moot: Everybody has at least a few strains of HPV on board. Life's too difficult already, and love is too precious, to focus on 'Can I catch a wart? ' Barrier protection is the norm for smart people nowadays for many even better reasons. If you've found someone special, don't let this stand in your way. And if it helps... 'nobody knows.' Best wishes. ...Read more