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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can aldara (imiquimod) be used to get rid of genital warts?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Several ways: Topical medication, freezing, laser, surgical excision among other things.

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Swansea, SC
A 19-year-old female asked:

Is there any home remedies to get rid of genital warts?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Several: There are several different otc products available for this purpose, although am not sure of the efficacy. You can ask your friendly pharmacist, or go online at google and you can have these shipped to you.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Can you tell me how to get rid of genital warts? Please

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Julianna Bojta
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
See a doctor: You need to see a gynecologist. The doctor can tell you the treatment options. Keep in mind that genital warts are contagious !
A 46-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have genital warts and if so are there any remedies to get rid of them?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Professional exam: If your genital area appears normal, without obvious growths, it is unlikley you have warts. Internal warts (inside the vagina, urethra, or rectum) can occur, but usually there are external warts as well. You can easily find photos of typical genital warts on line. If you see anything suspicious, get professionally examined to confirm the diagnosis. Several effective treatments are available.
Lockbourne, OH
A 38-year-old female asked:

I would like information on genital warts and how to get rid of them?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Seek info here: The Mayo Clinic provides excellent information aimed for the patient. Consider reviewing the below website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/basics/definition/con-20019380
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get rid genital warts..?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Go see your doctor.: There are medications or surgical procedures done at the office that can help remove them. •Take the necessary precautions to prevent trauma to the area, which can result in bleeding. •Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner. •Because the warts themselves are infectious, avoid touching them. Do not pick or squeeze the warts.

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