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A 21-year-old member asked:

are genital warts curable ?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Most people will clear all the warts but it is more difficult if they are extensive or have been present for a long time because they may have spread to areas where they are not even visible.
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. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best.

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