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What Should I Use To Clean Tub To Prevent Spread Of Warts And Fungus
I had condiloma, removed them with radio waves. My gyn. Suggested that I now use Veregen (sinecatechins) TO PREVENT warts to appear again. Should I buy this medicine?
NO: NO! It is to treat warts. NOT TO PREVENT THEM! Costs $1000!!!!!!!!!!! We have no med to prevent warts. Imiquimod cream (Aldara) 5% may be best treatment with least chance of recurrence. I often use combinations of treatments. Your GYN must have received samples with glowing claims but no comparison with other treatments and no mention of cost. ...Read more
I do martial art with bear feet. How can I prevent plantar wart after exposure to the virus? How should I clean my feet?
Just wash and dry: Just wash and dry your feet well. ...Read more
Can you get any disease (plantar warts, fungus...) from trying on shoes is a store? I never got any but I heard that you can and super disgusted. Help
Unlikely: If you wear socks you are not likely to pick up anything. ...Read more
Just found a bump on the side of my right pinky toe. I also have warts covered with duct tap. How soon before I can distill it from a fungus or wart?
Right now: If you have active warts and a new bump on the skin of the toe, chances are you have another wart. Look closely. Do skin lines go through it or around it? If the latter, it's a wart. I don't recommend duct tape. The reason it reacts with warts is the adhesive was not meant for skin contact and causes an allergic reaction. Thus can be severe in some individals. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
YOU DON'T: There is no way you can prevent them. Why are you so worried about this? There are important things. This is not one of them. When I go to places where people are mostly barefoot, I never see warts on the feet. Relax. ...Read more
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
No prevention: Unfortunately, there's no such medication. Just treatment of warts when they occur. ...Read more
Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more
I have warts but I'm a virgin? Why do I have them? What is a way to quickly get rid of them? And prevent them from coming back?
Complex issue: All warts are from strains of HPV. (skin or genital) If you have genital warts they can be treated by freezing/chemical or laser destruction, but may return at some point. Once you have them they can always come back. There is no permanent cure although many never see them return. This is something that gynecologists do on a regular basis & it is time you consult with one. ...Read more
Do not go barefoot in common areas! Bring a pair of flip flops for areas around the pool and for the bathroom if you shower there.
It also helps to keep your feet as dry as possible as both skin conditions prefer moist environments. If you work out frequently, allow your shoes to dry thoroughly before going to the gym again or have an alternating pair. ...Read more
Exposure/ effect: Genital warts are a non issue while u are pregnant as baby will be protected from the germ by the bag of waters (fetal membranes). After the water breaks, you have some risk baby can acquire the wart germ and get genital warts or vocal cord warts. Some moms have chosen to have c-section delivery to avoid this possibility. Having these warts does not place your baby at risk of birth defects. ...Read more
Barrier protection: Condoms could be helpful but your partner should get them removed. ...Read more
No: Vitamins may help bybuilding up uour immune system. ...Read more
If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?
Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: The present quad vaccine for hpv includes 2 strains of the germ that cause genital warts and 2 that cause cervical cancer. The other hvp vaccine contains only the 2 cancer causing strains. If you receive the vaccine prior to any infections by those strains it will provide protection from genital warts. It will not help if given after exposure. ...Read more
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