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Can building your immune system cure genital warts ?

Can building your immune system cure genital warts ?

No: Contrary to the claims on many of the supplements you find in the health food stores, there is no such thing as "boosting" the immune system. The best way to handle this problem is to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

Most of the time wil: Most of the people will develop immunity to hpv virus , will get of it wit in 1 to 2 yeas, only 1% of population will not able to get rid of it without treatment . 4 out of 5 woman had it by the age of 50 , and a compelling reason to have vaccination for young woman to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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If you get genital warts is it to late for the immune system to fight off hvp?

Not necessarily : Sometimes the body can fight infection with genital warts but better to have them evaluated and treated by a physician to ensure that they don't persist and remain unmonitored. ...Read more

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If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it?

If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it?

"Fight" HPV, yes: Your immune system can "fight" HPV by mobilizing antibodies and white blood cells but it may not contain or suppress active genital wart lesions. ...Read more

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Does HPV (genital warts) stay with you forever? Or does you immune system ever clear it out for good?

Does HPV (genital warts) stay with you forever? Or does you immune system ever clear it out for good?

Possible clear out: Unlike herpes virus , hpv virus could be cleared out of body by tremens, even wart is cleared can stay on the body as non exfoliative ( not as wart ) state ...Read more

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When genital warts have been fully eradicated, does the immune system now have greater resources to devote to completely clearing HPV from the body?

When genital warts have been fully eradicated, does the immune system now have greater resources to devote to completely clearing HPV  from the body?

Not likely: This does not mean that you would not have another infection when exposed again and thus caution is needed. I would consider hpv vaccination on patients like you. ...Read more

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If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it so that it does not come back ?

If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it so that it does not come back ?

MAYBE: These strains often clear eventually with or without treatment. However, they are from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your body for life, seen or unseen. The potential for a recurrence of visible lesions remains.Unfortunately, these strains are not killed off or suppressed by current anti-virals. Vaccines given prior to any sexual activity remains the best way to avoid the issue. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more