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A 21-year-old member asked:

i think i may have genital warts and i am trying to avoid telling my boyfriend. how do i get rid of them fast without going to a doctor?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
You can't. It's vira: Go see a doctor & get treated. Trying to get rid of warts without seeing a doctor is like asking the HPV virus to "be good" - it'll backfire on you. A good Gynecologist can prescribe treatment, which may include cryoablation or medication. Unfortunately, HPV is already in you; you can only control symptoms & it's spread to others. There is no PROVEN cure yet, though researchers are close.

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How do I get rid of genital warts?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Quite a few options: Some warts do disppear on their own, but unfortunately genital warts often don't. Otc such as compound-w/salicylic acid, or home remedies such as duct-tape, garlic juices may help. You can consult doc for better topical meds, or get removal done in office with liquid nitrogen or electrodessication. Some docs use carbon-lasers for severe cases. These do spread to others. Consult doc. Good luck.
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What remedies can get rid of small genital warts?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Many choices: See your doctor --they can be treated with liquid nitrogen or topical anti-viral creams such as veregen (sinecatechins) or aldara.
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A member asked:

If you prolong getting treatment for genital warts are they harder to get rid of?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No but . . .: You might have more to get rid of if you wait. Go see your family doctor for treatment. It's really not difficult. If you don't have health insurance, search online for low cost, even free options. I've listed some possibilities on one of the webpages on my blog.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 21-year-old male asked:

Quickest way to get rid of genital warts?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is a prescription medication that works well. It is applied three times a week and clears up warts in 4-6 weeks.
Newport, KY
A 41-year-old female asked:

How can I get rid of genital warts without going to dr?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Warts without doctor: Warts are caused by a virus. The reason that everyone doesn't have warts is that their immune system recognizes the warts as abnormal and destroys them. The immune system in people who have warts does not recognize the wart as abnormal and does not destroy it. It is possible through hypnosis or suggestion to direct your immune system to destroy the warts. This has been proven experimentally and.

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