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what medication is used to treat genital warts to prevent outbreaks?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No medication: Unfortunately, there has been no approved medication to use in people infected with hpv to prevent outbreaks. So far, only actual lesions can be treated. There is hpv vaccination available, though, which is most useful in those who are not infected, however, it can be used in those who are infected, although, it doesn't guarantee 100% efficacy in either group.
Answered on Aug 1, 2012
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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No prevention: Unfortunately, there's no such medication. Just treatment of warts when they occur.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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