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A 28-year-old female asked:

How does a male treat his hpv genital warts? what creams/ointments should he apply to it to make it go away ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Several options: Several are available. The trade names are those in the US and may be different in your country: podofilox (Condylox®), sinecatechins (Veregen®), imiquimod (Zyclara®, Aldara®). Treatments in a doctor's office include freezing, acid treatment (bi- or trichloroacetic acid), podophyllin resin, cautery, surgical removal. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get advice on best Rx for you.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Avoid self-Rx: A guy needs prescription-strength Rx or laser Rx, supervised by a physician with a specialty interest here. There are a variety of good options. A gentleman uses a condom in any case, warts or no.
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