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Can a typical wart get infected somehow?

Can a typical wart get infected somehow?

Infected wart: If the wart appears infected: is red, painful to the touch, oozing, smells, or has red streaks radiating away from broken skin see a physician immediately. If there are none of these symptoms, the wart is probably not infected. Always monitor for signs of infection. If warts heal from removal the wart it is probably not infected. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Help! I picked at my wart and now I don't know what to do! Will it spread or get infected?

Help! I picked at my wart and now I don't know what to do! Will it spread or get infected?

Wart: It could do both. Wash your hands well. Clean the area you picked with some hydrogen peroxide and put some antibiotic ointment or cream on it and a bandaid. Try to leave it alone. Warts spread easily when you pick them, ask any parent who has children with warts. Likely yours will be alright. Go see your doctor to treat this wart so you won't have to worry any more. ...Read more

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Are anal warts a good sign of infected buttonhole? Should I be concerned?

Are anal warts a good sign of infected buttonhole? Should I be concerned?

Yes has to be: Concerned, anaal wart is a sign of HPV infection, you may have genital warts as well, if present may lead to carcinomas (and anal) n futures. Must see your doctor and get it treated, at 24 possibly you still could be a candidate for vaccination for 3 other geno types (you already has one type) ...Read more

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I got a wart removed via cryotherapy, if its infected how do I clean or treat it?

I got a wart removed via cryotherapy, if its infected how do I clean or treat it?

Most likely necrosis: After cryotherapy, area will get necrosis (dead tissue), clean the area, apply local ointments like neosporin, will heal, make a follow up appointment o your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy. Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy. Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Anything's possible.: If it can happen it will... But I can find no evidence in the medical literature re: reports of anal warts transmitted by a contaminated colonoscope. First, confirm that anal warts are present please--there are some mimicks. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Warts: Any wart is caused by a virus and is spread by contact. So touching or picking or scratching an area with warts can spread them. Avoid any unnecessary contact--your skin or another's to avoid spread. ...Read more

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I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago I trated by cryo tell now I don't have wart. I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv?

I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago I trated by cryo tell now I don't have wart. I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv?

Hard to say: If your baby was delivered vaginally and you were shedding HPV virus at the time (can happen without visible warts), the baby might become infected. Babies can have genital or vocal cord warts develop within the first 2 years after birth under those circumstances. ...Read more

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My son had a wart on a foot it got infected than removed with tape. He once in a while complains that is foot is hurting. Could it be more sensitive?

My son had a wart on a foot it got infected than removed with tape. He once in a while complains that is foot is hurting. Could it be more sensitive?

Inflammation: Any traumatic removal of a skin lesion including a wart that is not done under medical supervision could lead to a infection and it is possible that if the site becomes increasingly read, warm, tender that it could be developing into a cellulitis and a consultation with an infectious disease physician is warranted ...Read more

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My husband have wart and been infected. Fucidin, cefutil and diclofenac been prescribed for 5dayswhat will be nxt step for his wart? Thnk u. godbless..

It depends: On the characteristics of the wart such as size, location and anatomy. Sometimes they can be removed surgically, other times a wart can be burned off with salycylic acid or liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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I don't see any genital warts, does that mean I am not infected?

Genital warts: While you may not actually see genital warts, they may so small, microscopic even, that there would be no way of seeing them. A dermatologist may be able to spot them and prescribe accordingly. And make sure your partner (s) don't have them. ...Read more

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If I shared pantes from person infected by hpv genital wart can I catch hpv by thes method??

If I shared pantes from person infected by hpv genital wart can I catch hpv by thes method??

Well washed? No: If not washed, perhaps. The most dangerous is skin-to-skin or fluids to skin. Unwashed, recently worn fabric might still be able to spread the disease, so have a test if necessary and BE CAREFUL! Glad you asked. Hope you're fine. ...Read more

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Can u adquired or infected with anal warts, or condilomas even if u nevet have anal intercourse, straight full?

Immunocompromised: Yes, it is possible- if your immune system is profoundly low- you can have wart anywhere- not just perianal. ...Read more

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If I suffer from genital warts do my sex partners are always at risk of getting infected even though I already treated them?

Yes: Yes if you are not cured, hpv virus that cause when warts are completely eradicated from you, then only you will not transmit to your partner (s). ...Read more

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Does oral HPV cause warts first then cancer? Or a sore then cancer? Or once you get infected you get cancer?

Does oral HPV cause warts first then cancer? Or a sore then cancer? Or once you get infected you get cancer?

Vaccination: Oral HPV usually does not cause warts, though it can. Vast majority of the people clear the virus and none the worse for it. Only a small minority get cancer.
You are young enough for vaccination and should ask your doctor for HPV vaccination.
See this site for more info.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpvandoropharyngealcancer. Htm ...Read more

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Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.

Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.

Manage it: There's no way you can prevent genital warts from becoming more numerous unless you are willing to get them treated scientifically. You're almost an adult now. Please get with your physicain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Weeks or years: Genital warts are not dangerous, but are contagious.
. Once a person is infected, he or she may develop warts in days, weeks or even years. Outbreaks are so very variable. Sometimes so many years after contact that a person has no memory of who infected them.
They should be treated - either coagulated in the office or the operating room - depending on how many you have.
.Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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How much time does it take genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Months to Years: Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur, during which there is no evidence of infection.
Generally, about two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts develop them within three months ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Unique to individual: The time gap between exposure to hpv and subsequent possible development of warts or precancerous changes is unique to each person and in part depends upon the strain of hpv. A person with impaired immunity (hiv / organ transplant recipient / other immune dysfunction) will have a more difficult time fighting off hpv infection. Hpv is also more aggressive in cigarette smokers. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV?

How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV?

Weeks: It can take several weeks after exposure. You will get genital warts if you have been exposed to the specific hpv strains that cause warts versus cervical dysplasia. ...Read more

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My Dr told me that most persons having this wart on the vagina usually r infected with HIV is that true........

My Dr told me that most persons having this wart on the vagina usually r infected with HIV is that true........

May be HPV?: Genital warts as well as warts on hands and feet are known to be caused by low risk HPV viruses which are not the same as HIV. ...Read more

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So basically the only way to acquire hpv (genital warts) is coming in contact with someone who is already infected?

Yes: Hpv is from sexual and or skin to skin contact as far as we know. However, since by age 25 up to 65% of men may already be positive and 35% of women, it is very difficult to pinpoint the source unless one person in a couple has never had any prior sexual contact. So, if you're looking to point the finger, its probably not worth your time. ...Read more

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How does the skin underneath a gential wart scab become infected? Was it really a gential wart? It worsened with TCA fell off with herbal.

How does the skin underneath a gential wart scab become infected? Was it really a gential wart? It worsened with TCA fell off with herbal.

Genital wart sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make skin sores, and we dermatologists have one important tool to ...Read more

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A wart on my finger became infected & I treated it with neosporin for 2 days. Swelling went down, Now it turned brown? Safe to peel off? Is it dead?

A wart on my finger became infected & I treated it with neosporin for 2 days. Swelling went down, Now it turned brown? Safe to peel off? Is it dead?

Hyperkeratosis: The wart virus causes the development of thickened skin like a callous. The treatment is to remove the dead skin by paring it down. Can be done at home with care not to cut too deeply into the skin (and not cause bleeding) ...Read more

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If a biopsy of my scrotal warts are done, can it show all the hpv strains that I'm infected with? As it is also skin?

If a biopsy of my scrotal warts are done, can it show all the hpv strains that I'm infected with? As it is also skin?

Here are some...: Biopsy (usually with excision) only shows microscopic tissue features indicating or suggesting if such lesion is HPV-related, but will not "normally" do special tests to verify which types you may have since the value of its use in practical application is too low. More? Seek counseling or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login for a session of audio/ video counseling for faster... ...Read more

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If you share a sex toy such as a dildo a day or two after a person infected with genital warts used it, is there a chance I may have gotten it?

If you share a sex toy such as a dildo a day or two after a person infected with genital warts used it, is there a chance I may have gotten it?

HPV: The virus does not survive long on inanimate objects, but it can be spread in the short-term if sex toys are shared between partners. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more