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papilloma of eyelid

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with a papilloma of my lower left eyelid. I am confused. Is this due to the HPV virus. I have heard conflicting views. Someone told me it could be from rubbing my eyes and allergies. Any help would be helpful. I am worried about getting more warts. Thanks
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It could very well be caused by the HPV (human papilloma virus) virus, of which there are multiple strains/species. It's not sexually transmitted so don't worry. Try to not touch your eyes, but if you must then always clean your hands well first.

Best wishes,
Timothy D. McGarity, Medical Doctor
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thanks for your answer. i already have std hpv. just wondering if the eye papilloma was a different strain of virus or if it could be from an allergy
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One more question when you have a moment. Could this papilloma could have been gotten from a makeup consultation if they didn't clean brushes or eyeliner? Thanks
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