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Castor Oil Genital Warts
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
Planters wart. Tried t. tree oil, menthol, iodine, castor oil and grape s. ext. To kill virus. Any ideas other than burning? Thank you!!!
Not reliably: Nobody really knows. Tee tree oil is a common folk remedy but has never been studied scientifically. It's a skin irritant, so it might help. However, attempting treatment risks changing the appearance of the warts, making it more difficult for a doctor to accurately diagnose the problem. You would be much wiser to not treat yourself, see a doctor, then follow her professional advice. ...Read more
What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?
See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more
Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more
See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more
Destructive methods: There are a variety of topical treatments that can be used, or they can be frozen or burned off. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of the human papilloma virus and can potentially go away without treatment. Warts that recur or do not respond to treatment should be biopsied to rule out cancer. ...Read more
THe one: Who did not have immunity, only 1% will have them rest will get rid of them with 2 years, in those warts will not go away with out treatment, 4 out 5 had them by the age of 50. Of course immune compromised are very susceptible ...Read more
Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read more
Yes and No: They can be precursors to cancer if due to certain types of human papilloma virus. They cannot be cured in the sense of complete eradication, but the lesions can be treated and healed over. See a doctor who deals with stds about this since they may also suggest that you should be tested for other stds and since you are placing your sexual partners at risk. ...Read more
HPV is common: 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv. ...Read more
No: Nothing is a guarantee in wart treatment. ...Read more
Genital Warts: First do not have sex with others because genital warts are contagious and could undergo transfomation to cancer. Fortunately they are usually very easy to treat. Treatment requires evaluation by a physician. You can contact your local health department to assist with getting treatment and appropriate referral if you do not have insurance. No sex until cleared by a physician. ...Read more