My question has two parts.
1. I would like to know how long the hpv (wart) virus can survive on dry surfaces, i.e. countertops, clothing, books, etc.
2. I also have a few, very tiny clear looking bumps/bubbles on the palm of my left hand. I can lift the skin with a sterilized needle and the skin comes up as if it just peels right off. Sometimes they reappear, sometimes they do not. I am curious as to what you think this may be. I do wear latex gloves a lot, I also wash my hands very often. Could it be that I do not rinse my hands well enough or the latex gloves?
Your professional opinion concerning both of my questions is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the service you are providing.
I don't know how long HPV can survive. Most warts behave in a noncontagious fashion. By that I mean that when I see people with warts (many times every day), rarely do other people around them have warts. Also, warts don't spread where skin touches skin--for instance, if warts were contagious, hand warts would spread all over the body just from taking aa shower. They don't.
So I wouldn't worry about countertops Or showers, or locker rooms, or pools).
As to the little bumps on the palms, those are most likely blisters of mild eczema. I wouldn't bother them or with them unless they become itchy or obtrusive, in which case a doctor can prescribe cream for symptomatic relief. Otherwise, I'd ignore 'em.
I have one more question concerning the bumps on the palm of my hand. IF you remember, I indicated that I would take a sterilized needle and lift the bumps--they would just peel off like dead skin or something. Well, I have done this many times; therefore, the skin in one particular area is now rather hard. Can this occur from peeling the skin too much? How should I attempt to rid myself of the hard, tough skin in that area of my palm. (it is a relatively small area that I just "peeled" too much)
Thank you again for providing answers to my questions.
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