Monday, May 7, 2012

Are plantar wart and genital wart the same?

As a plantar wart sufferer, fear of spreading the wart to the other part of your body is inevitable. This fear is understandable since plantar wart are very well-known to be contagious and do have a possibility to spread. It become even more frightening when you're thinking about getting it spread to your “private” area.

But the question is, are plantar wart and genital wart the same?

Technically, the answer should be no. But to answer the question properly, lets take a lot at the virus that cause plantar wart and genital wart. Plantar wart and genital wart are both caused by some sort of virus that come from (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV family. However, the HPV that cause plantar wart and the HPV that cause genital wart are two different type of HPV. 

The HPV virus that can cause plantar wart is HPV types 1, 2, 4, or 63, while genital wart are cause by HPV 6 and 11. As you can see now, both plantar wart and genital wart are cause by viruses from the HPV family but the type of HPV are different.

Both type of wart are contagious but it is said that the type of HPV that cause plantar wart prefer the condition on your feet more than the other area of your body. So it pretty much mean the type of HPV that cause plantar wart are more likely to spread around your foot instead of other area.

To prevent the possibility of spreading plantar wart to the other area of your foot, some plantar wart removal methods can be done. There a few home remedies for plantar wart that you could try including plantar wart duct tape or banana peel treatment which is pretty easy and cheap. Beside that, you can also refer to your doctor for some advice and treatment.

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1 comments:

Nancy Kathlene said...

Yup i agree with you and it's estimated that half or more of you will eventually get the genital HPV virus. While many with this virus will show no signs of infection, the rest of us aren't so lucky genital warts

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