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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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Can using my old shaver again cause warts?

No: If you had warts and are now free of them, you have immunity to that type of virus. You may wish to clean your old shaver with 70% ethanol for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can u squeeze flat warts on face without consequences?

Can u squeeze flat warts on face without consequences?

Why do want: To squeeze, first make sure it is a wart , if it is con't get rid of it by squeezing , besides it may create a scar on your face , see a dermatologist ...Read more

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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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I washed my face last night after cautery procedure for face warts is there something to be worried about?

I washed my face last night after cautery procedure for face warts is there something to be worried about?

No: As long as the skin is intact, there's really nothing to worry about. It's better to keep the area clean, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are warts caused due to papilloma?

Yes: Warts are caused by the human papilla virus. These can be treated a number of ways, but i find that liquid nitrogen works best. Your physician can spray this on the wart in the office - they don't need to be burnt off or cut out. ...Read more

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