How are genital warts usually spread?

Rubbing of skin. Through the skin from friction from skin to skin contact.

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Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Yes. Although it is unusual for HPV induced genital warts to spread to other skin sites, they can spread to mucous membranes and also to the vocal cords. SO, if you have active genital lesions, partner should avoid oral sex. Also can transmit to infant during birth, so make sure to tell OB if you have lesions and you are pregnant. Then you both can discuss options to reduce risk of transmission. Read more...

Can you spread genital warts through a toilet seat? Is my family at risk?

No. Life's hard enough without this kind of worry. Be thankful for a healthy family. Genital warts are easily managed nowadays in any case. Best wishes. Read more...

Can genital warts spread to other areas of the skin?

Yes. Genital warts are caused by strains of human papilloma virus (hpv) some of which cause cervical cancer, anal warts & cancer, pharyngeal warts & cancer. If you are affected, have your fp check thoroughly for other sites, especially the cervix with pap smear & dna testing to prevent/id cervical cancer early. Hpv vaccine protects against these cancer-causing strains. Discuss with doc. Read more...

Can you spread genital warts ny washing yourself with a towel during an outbreak?

Yes. If the contaminated towel were used fairly soon after use and the virus found a break in the skin to invade. Considering the virus can survive and infect from the smoke created by laser treatment, it shouldn't have trouble surviving a wet towel. Read more...

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...

With genital warts -this virus can spread from towels n material? Underwear towel?, is washing them clearing the virus? How do u control this virus,

Unlikely. It is common belief genital warts are transmitted by skin to skin contact only (sexual contact ), other means possible but unlikely . You can control them by various accepted treatments. Read more...