A 24-year-old female asked:
Can you treat hpv genital warts with any over-the-counter treatments. the dr confirmed it was from hpv and attempted to freeze them off.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: There is really nothing over the counter that will work. Genital warts are treated with freezing, laser removal, excision and prescription creams.
4.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dermatology 57 years experience
See GYN or dermatolo: It can be a frustrating experience requiring combinations of treatments and prescription cream at home. Without a prescription and attention from an experienced physician you are less likely to clear the warts. Forget about otc for hpv.
4.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 23, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.