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A 41-year-old female asked:

Noticed some genital warts near anus opening. also cold sore on lip. any otc medication i can apply?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
HSV no, warts maybe: No OTC medications will have any significant benefit against an oral herpes outbreak (cold sore). For warts, there are OTC treatments, such as "Compound W" in the US; I have no idea about what is availalbe in Kenya. But you shouldn't self treat anal warts without professional care. Your diagnosis may be wrong; and in the anal area, significant irritation and ulceration can result.

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