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Wart Transmission from another person

my nephew has a wart on his leg. He told me to look at it. I streched the skin around the wart to get a closer look..i dont remember actually touching the wart. After i was done inspecting it. I forgot to my wash my hands and i might have touched my face and body..will i get warts like this?
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Thanks for the reply. What if i touched the wart and then forgot to wash my hands and touched my face and body will i get warts ?
This sounds like anxiety with the "what if".

There are hundreds of different strains of HPV, the virus that causes warts. Certain strains cause warts on different parts of the body. I wouldn't worry about this at all.

You'd have remembered if you touched the wart.

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Thanks auntyjessie for replying. I cant stop thinking about if i tocuhed the wart or not. Im worried because after i tocuhed the wart i used the washroom what if the hand that touched the wart touched bum? My butt crack because i used rhe washroom after ?
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Is this type of anxiety normal for you?

The types of warts that affect the genital area, including your bum/butt crack, don't affect other areas, and vice versa. You don't need to worry about this.

You really don't need to worry about this at all. HPV is not a big deal. It's incredibly common, and easily treated if you get a wart.

I'd suggest talking to someone - your doctor, a therapist - about your anxiety. Your reaction to this is not proportional.
I dont know if its anxiety but i do worry about little things in life like this wart situation.

So even if i did touch the surface of the wart with my finger im not going to get warts?

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Hey auntiejessie just to help ease my mind.

Even if i tocuhed the wart surface with my finger just to see if it was rough or smooth im not going to get warts right?
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Never ....warts are  not contagious like eczema .  You will not get warts. Don't worry.  
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Thanks for answering but if you dont mind me asking are you a doctor?  

I thought warts are contagious by touch? I touched the wart surface to see if its smooth or rough with my finger but i forgot to wash my hands after.. i used the washroom after so my hand touched the my bum and butt crack. Im really worried that i will get warts. :(
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