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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more

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My brother is having a lot if warts on hand , leg nd lil bit on face also. On hands they are very hard. Why they are being caused. Nd suggest sum way.

My brother is having a lot if warts on hand , leg nd lil bit on face also. On hands they are very hard. Why they are being caused. Nd suggest sum way.

Caused by a virus: if he has multiple warts and on his face see a dermatologist--they may need to be cauterised--they are caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth? How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth?  How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

There are many...: ...Strains of the virus (hpv) that causes warts. Generally speaking, the strains that cause genital warts are not found in facial warts, although that has never been proven, to my knowledge. Gardisil protects against 4 of the strains of hpv that cause genital warts, so even multiple doses of gardisil are unlikely to have any effect on facial warts, one way or the other. ...Read more

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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Know genital warts are contagious and contain the human papillomavirus
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Have your doctor serotype the viruses to look for cancer
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Use barrier protection
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Are warts caused by bad hygiene?

Are warts caused by bad hygiene?

It can be a factor: There needs to be an opening in the skin for the virus to get in. Poor hygiene could be a factor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep on getting warts on my face area?

Minor mystery: No one will ever figure this out. Warts just pop up and it is almost never apparent why. Just get them removed. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Avoid having unprotected sex with multiple partners
once
Avoid having sex with a partner whose sexual history you don't know
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Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner
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Avoid picking at the warts as they are infectious
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What causes warts on your fingers?

What causes warts on your fingers?

FINGER WARTS: Warts are caused by a virus. They are contagious. If you are sure they are warts, there are many over-the-counter wart medications you can use. If you are not sure that these are warts, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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