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Question: Palmar warts


 stardust53 - Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:25 pm

I have what i think are warts on my fingers and palms mostly on my fingers they are small flat and pin head size. they don't hurt unless i touch them. are these warts? Can they be transmitted to my husband and my daughter? as well as can they be transfereed to my genital area? Im so concerd about this please any information will help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:47 pm

User avatar Hello,What you describe look like that of plane warts.These are caused by the wart virus HPV ie human papilloma virus.As to whether one gets infected depends mainly on resistance.Autoinections do occor to different parts of the body.Trauma ie injury to parts predisposes.For example biting nails.This type of spread is known as koebner phenomenon.Moist areas like swimming pools,or moist towels transmit with ease.Most disappear in about 2 years time.Application of salycilic acid,or cryotherapy is the mode of therapy.Best wishes.

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