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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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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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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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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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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause anal warts?

HPV: Anal warts are caused by a sexually transmitted virus, hpv. You should have these evaluated by your doctor and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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