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  1. #1 Virus warts (HPV) - an interesting case 
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    Well, whomever I talked to IRL couldn't provide a good solution for my case. Actually, all solutions made problem worse than it was. Here's the problem in short:

    I've got a wart on my finger from early childhood - I got it from my granma, who couldn't get rid of hers the whole life. During the childhood a few people got the wart from me, and they went to liquid nitrogen terapy and the wart was gone in a week or two. I tried the same, but instead of making my one wart go, I got 10 new over a few years - whenever I hurt it's surface, it just spawned new warts.

    Now it's geting interesting: at one point (7 years ago) I got a disease that was misterious to my doctors at that time - Chron's disease. They started treating me after 5 years and after I almost died of malnutrition - so during the last 2 and a half years I'm taking immuno supressants. I think that this terrapy isn't making easier my "War on warts".

    So after I got my life back I tried liquid nitro terrapy again, than tried electricuting warts and I got to 30-40 warts, which were now not limited to hands only. So I cracked, spit all the money I could get and went to laser terrapy. At the first it looked as if the problem will get better finally, but after a year or so I have over a hundred warts - they are smaller than their predecessors but they are growing...

    I don't have to tell you that my social life is pretty bad. I don't want to risk giving HPV to any girl. Also, it becomes harder to keep regularly jogging, driving bicycle, playing guitar, even write with pencil. I've reached critical mass of warts, so now at every time some of them are physically hurt so they are multiplying all the time. At the same time, I dare not try to remove them physically, because every way I tried it was bad. One more thing - I have dry skin, especially during winter, and it's also contributing to the problem..

    Summa summarum: low resistance to warts, dry skin, immuno supresants, limited ammount of money.

    Can science offer some solution? If not, I'm gonna try dancing naked on the moonlight, and if THAT doesn't help, than I'm left with terrapy of good 6 feet clay above me - it cures everything, 100% sure


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    You need to try contacting various doctors.

    You may have some sort of genetic trait that makes you more susceptible to the HPV. From what I've read they don't react well to anti-virals. Have you consulted any doctors about surgical removal? This won't cure the problem, but can make it more tolerable for a few years.


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    Well everything I've been offered is physical removal - laser surgery (doctor beamed warts one by one, but half of them returned, and soon I got new ones), liquid nitro, and removing them by electrical power, which is also some kind of surgery.

    I guess that I could try old fashion surgery - get some doctor to cut out infected parts of skin. But there are 2 problems - such operations are really rare here, and they would have to transplant some skin, because a lot of my skin is affected.

    So I thought that there might be some way to help my immune system fight the virus. If I could do that, than physical attacks on warts would stop being contraproductive. As it is, every time I try to hurt warts I just help them spread


    edit: I did contact at least 7 doctors, all specialists, and they all offered me the same therapy that failed so many times on me - liquid nitro. Even laser and electricuting was on my own initiative, and it took some arm twisting. Some people can't understand that if a therapy works for 100 people, it might not actually work for one hundred and first
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    What kind of specialists were they?

    There are genetic traits which can make people more susceptible and yes immunosuppressive therapy ca worsen their spread.

    However if you saw a specialist & emphasised their effect you may be able to make a plan to temporarily hault any immunosuppressants while undergoing treatment for the warts definitively.
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    Well they were all dermatologists or dermato-venereologists...
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