Hmm, I guess this is general health. Well, I have a few little warts on my fingers and my knee. They're not huge and revolting but, obviously, I'd like to get rid of them. So I was wondering if anyone knew any good ways of doing so. The last time I had one on my knee I had it removed with a hot wire by the doctor, but i don't really want to go through that again. At the moment, I'm trying tea tree oil (my mother's cure for absolutely everything!), but it doesn't seem to be doing much. Haven't stuck with it for long though. So, if anyone has any tips please let me know. Cheers! Oooh, also, is it definitely true that you can't contract genital warts from normal warts? Because I would have thought it was the same virus. Posts: 394 | From: Manchester, Lancashire, England | Registered: Dec 2000
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I personally recommend that you go to your doc to have them removed. They can either be burned away or iced away, as far as I know. I know that Tea rea oil has wonderous effects, but I seriously doubt it will help in removing warts.
In regards to warts somewhere on the body and genital warts caused by HPV: All warts are caused by viral infection. However, Human Papilloma Virus is not *one* kind of virus but a whole bunch of them (actually about 60 strains) that cause warts on different areas of the body. Some strains of HPV (about one third of them) do so on and inside the genitals, and others on the hands and the soles of your feet.
So while the warts on your hands can very well be caused by some strain of HPV, you most likely can't give yourself genital warts from masturbating with that hand because the HPV strain on your hand is probably limited to the area where they already are. They generally do not *jump* areas (i.e. from hands to genitals). Same thing but different thing, too.
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There's lotsa stuff at the drugstore you can try. The best stuff is usually clear in a little bottle but you have to be really careful that you only get it on the wart and not any surrounding skin, cause it can burn you. Heh, i know from experience.
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Thank you very much, I think I'm gonna get down to the doctors some time soon. I love having access to such knowledgable people!
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