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Is it possible to give my baby a plantar's wart if I take a bath with him?

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In brief: Yes

Direct contact of baby's skin with the wart will make transmission more likely.

In brief: Yes

Direct contact of baby's skin with the wart will make transmission more likely.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
You should see a dermatologist and get the wart treated. Treatment of the wart will get rid of it. Once it is gone, there is no possibility of transmitting it while bathing.
Dr. Devon Glazer
A podiatrist or dermatologist should be able to treat it easily. Request to send it to pathology to confirm it is a wart.
Dr. Enid Goris
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Contagious

Warts are virus cells caught in the dermis layer of the body and contagious.
Your immune system was not able to fight it off. Your baby is highly sensitive and the immune system is not ready for these encounters. Please get it treated and once it has healed you can resume bathing with your baby.

In brief: Contagious

Warts are virus cells caught in the dermis layer of the body and contagious.
Your immune system was not able to fight it off. Your baby is highly sensitive and the immune system is not ready for these encounters. Please get it treated and once it has healed you can resume bathing with your baby.
Dr. Enid Goris
Dr. Enid Goris
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Do you also have plantar's wart? If you don't have a plantar's wart, it's likely impossible.

In brief: Depends

Do you also have plantar's wart? If you don't have a plantar's wart, it's likely impossible.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Although warts can be contagious, they are not terribly so.
Not even direct touch is likely to transmit the virus.

In brief: No

Although warts can be contagious, they are not terribly so.
Not even direct touch is likely to transmit the virus.
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Dr. Francisco Rivera
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Agree with DR Rivera , virus transmission possible but unlikely can transmit even with out bathing , intact skin will not allow & parent should enjoy the bathing before child grows up
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

As far as is known, no you will not.
Now as for kissing a frog.......? ( just kidding).

In brief: Yes

As far as is known, no you will not.
Now as for kissing a frog.......? ( just kidding).
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Yes

It is not highly contagious.
But the more contact with the warts, the more likely the transmission.

In brief: Yes

It is not highly contagious.
But the more contact with the warts, the more likely the transmission.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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In brief: Yes...

It may show up in other places than just the bottom of his feet too.

In brief: Yes...

It may show up in other places than just the bottom of his feet too.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Yes, it is "possible" to give a 7 month baby a plantar wart, by transmission via the bath water from the parent's wart .
. . But the chances of that seem extremely rare. Plantar warts form on the bottom of the feet, perhaps when there is roughed or cracked skin, and a person steps on a live virus; but little babies don't walk. It is not known if the virus can stick to a baby in warm soapy water.

In brief: No

Yes, it is "possible" to give a 7 month baby a plantar wart, by transmission via the bath water from the parent's wart .
. . But the chances of that seem extremely rare. Plantar warts form on the bottom of the feet, perhaps when there is roughed or cracked skin, and a person steps on a live virus; but little babies don't walk. It is not known if the virus can stick to a baby in warm soapy water.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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