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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to treat genital warts?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not certain: Some people's warts respond in one treatment and others require multiple treatments.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Podophilox self edministered twice daily x days, reat up 3 times with 4 day intervals as necessary. Cryotherapy repeated after 2 weeks if necessary. Surgical removal by excision, curettege &/or electrocautery. No treatment is 100% reliable. Best discuss with dermatologist, urologist, gynecologist or family dr with experience in managing stds.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal up and look normal after treatment of genital warts?

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How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

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How long does genital warts take to go away?

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