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How to cure genital warts?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cannot: Genital warts are due to infection with human papilloma virus (hpv), for which some treatments can reduce the lesions, but if you have them there is a risk that you have other sexually transmitted diseases, and also this virus has the potential to predispose you to cancer. You should see your doctor and not neglect these.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Genital warts can be treated with a medication called Aldara (imiquimod) - a topical cream. It can also be treated by freezing them off. We can not cure hpv, the underlying virus which causes genital warts but the warts can be treated.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cannot: Genital warts are due to infection with human papilloma virus (hpv), for which some treatments can reduce the lesions, but if you have them there is a risk that you have other sexually transmitted diseases, and also this virus has the potential to predispose you to cancer. You should see your doctor and not neglect these.
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
No cure: There is no cure, but there are many treatments and 2 vaccines.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
See your doctor: Serious contagious disease , you may spread to your partner, see your doctor and get it eradicated.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Various methods: Genital warts are treated in many ways including creams, acidic solutions, immune modulators, surgical excision, and laser ablation. Speak with your doctor regarding which treatment is right for you.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fabulous article on HPV (human papillomavirus inc. genital warts), and it discusses who gets them and how, and which ones go away on their own and that condoms don't completely prevent them and some go away on their own in time! Great article! I learned a ton! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus
Oct 16, 2015

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are genital warts dangerous and can they be cured?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes and No: They can be precursors to cancer if due to certain types of human papilloma virus. They cannot be cured in the sense of complete eradication, but the lesions can be treated and healed over. See a doctor who deals with stds about this since they may also suggest that you should be tested for other stds and since you are placing your sexual partners at risk.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Using what products can cure genital warts?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not a good idea: Due to sensitive location , it is not a good idea to use the outer the counter medications , best option is you and your partner ( possible may be infected also ) go to a professional ( doctor ) and eradicate them.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the best cure for genital warts?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Rx meds if active: No cure but control of break outs with rx will shorten the outbreak & shorten the duration of the outbreak. Contagious is high with outbreaks.No sex, condoms help but not the greatest. Abstinence is best.
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A 45-year-old female asked about a 45-year-old female:

Is there any home cure for genital warts?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
There is no cure: for any wart virus whether it is genital or other area wart. You can only treat warts with prescription topical in the genital area or cautery or liquid nitrogen. Do not try to treat at home and you need pelvic exam to make sure any warts in vaginal canal or on cervix are treated
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is genital warts?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Viral infection: These are warts caused by a virus. This is common this day and age and is a sexually transmitted disease. They may be very visible or not visible at all. Guardisil is an immunization used to prevent certain sero types of the virus so as to help prevent cervical cancer. It is given to young females and some give it to males. The wart is caused by the human papilloma virus.

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