Posted by: anon | 2005/12/05

What causes warts... are they contageous?

Hi, I would like to know what causes warts? I never had warts and one day i had one on my one finger. A few months later a had about 10 in total on both hands. I've had them burnt off. Now I have a new one again. What causes warts to appear? Another question is: Are they contageous? So if I touch someone, will they also get warts? My boyfriend recons he has one on his leg (knee) and he thinks I "gave" it to him... is this possible? He never had any warts before...

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Dear anon,
Warts are caused by the human pappilloma virus and if they are broken and bleeding can transfer the virus to other people. However, at a certain stage in one's life - usually teenager- young adult - one is more susceptible to the virus and may pick it up easy, just to see it disappear as your immunity takes over. Just freeze/burn it off while it is still small.

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Posted by: ~Wings~ | 2005/12/05

I've heard its a virus in your blood, but lets see what cyberdoc says.

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