A 52-year-old member asked:
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how can i remove genital warts w/over the counter meds?

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Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital warts: You cannot use OTC meds to treat genital warts. Any treatment, whether it be chemical, cryotherapy, or surgical excision, needs to be done under the care of a physician. The medications used are prescription only.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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