This is for two reasons –
the virus causing genital warts is sometimes different to the virus causing finger warts – also, warts growing in a warm moist environment often grown in a different way to finger warts where the skin is much drier and colder.
Genital warts are highly infectious and can be transmissible by sexual contact but also indirect contact as well. An urgent consultation with a skin specialist is required. You can have a private consultation here
Patients with genital warts may sometimes carry a secondary sexually transmissible disease and it is important to consider this option when seeing your specialist. That is to say, treating the warts is of course important but considering additional disorders is also very important as well.
by Dr John Ashworth