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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

Freezing (Definition)

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


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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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Are warts contagious?

Are warts contagious?

Can be: Warts can be passed from person to person. ...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?

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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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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How contagious is HPV of there are no visable warts presence?

How contagious is HPV of there are no visable warts presence?

The virus can still: Be transmitted even if there are no visible warts. ...Read more

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Are the warts on my feet contagious to others?

Are the warts on my feet contagious to others?

Yes: Do not walk bare foot and treat the warts so others do not catch them. ...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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My friend has warts, I heard they are contagious. How can I prevent myself from getting them?

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

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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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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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Are the warts on my hand contagious?

Are the warts on my hand contagious?

Yes: Warts are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus), of which there are many different strains. Since it is a virus, you can pass it on to others, and vice versa. ...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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Am I contagious years after genital warts gone?

Am I contagious years after genital warts gone?

NO If completely: Eliminated from body, but some times infected, it may not be seen by naked eye then is contagious. ...Read more

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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

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How long it takes for an HPV wart to appear after contagious?

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

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If I had genital warts but they are completely gone can they still be contagious?

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

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What to do if I have multiple warts on my feet, can these warts so contagious that they can grow on my face?

What to do if I have multiple warts on my feet, can these warts so contagious that they can grow on my face?

Yes: If you pick at them and touch your face you could spread them. Warts are a virus. There are many treatments including over the counter medications. ...Read more

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After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

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

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My girlfriend had genital warts 5 month ago. Are they contagious? Can I still get them?

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

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Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?

HPV: Hpv is transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. You will not get the virus by sharing a cigarette. Lastly remember to protect yourself against hpv and other viruses by using condoms or dental dam. ...Read more

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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

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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

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My bfs roomate jus had genital warts removed can that be contagious if they share a bathroom?

My bfs roomate jus had genital warts removed can that be contagious if they share a bathroom?

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

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I have genital warts and am being treated for them, how contagious r they if I have unprotected sex?

Very contagious: Having unprotected intercourse with documented genital warts (despite ongoing treatment) is highly contagious. Best to abstain from sex if you care about your partner and don't want him or her to get infected. ...Read more

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I treated my hand wart with oregano oil. It turned black now what do I do. Keep it covered? Is it contagious?

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

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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

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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

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Could a singular wart between the testes and anus be an STD? Is it contagious and under what circumstances? Is it necessary to have it burned off?

Could a singular wart between the testes and anus be an STD? Is it contagious and under what circumstances? Is it necessary to have it burned off?

Yes: Any wart in the genital area is an std. Yes it would be contagious. It will usually resolve on its own within a couple of years so it's not necessary to burn it off, it might lessen transmission but unlikely. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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