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Genital warts: Condylomata acuminita are genital warts (or anal warts). They are caused by the human papilloma virus (hpv). Typically, the strains that cause warts have a low risk of causing cancer. The treatment is the same as for warts in other places: freeze, burn and/or cut them off. Condoms can be helpful but not always effective at prevention as the warts can occur in places not covered by the condom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All sex: Even sex with condoms doesn't completely eliminate risk. I have seen many condyloma at the base of the penis, an area not covered by the condom. So, even protected sex can transmit this common viral infection. Also, some hpv types can lead to cervical cancer for women. Getting the hpv vaccine may help prevent certain hpv infections, but not all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Condyloma acuminata denotes the manifesting skin new growth from the HPV-infected skin. Most of times its appearance coupling with clinical backgrounds brings its diagnosis correctly, but at times the biopsy or excision of the lesion may needed for confirmation. HPV is the abbrev of human papilloma virus. ...Read more
Genital warts: High contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomavirus (hpv). Spread by direct skin-to-skin contact. In females can lead to cervical cancer. Need to see doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Can treat with topicals (podophyllin, imiquimod, veregen), liquid nitrogen, trichloroacetic acid (tca), lasers, electrocautery), . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May I use aldara (imiquimod) creme for condylomata acuminata? Is there any negative consequences?
Aldara (imiquimod) Side Effects: Common side effects of Aldara (imiquimod) include: local inflammatory rxn, application site rxn, headache, influenza-like sx, anorexia, dizziness, pain, chest pain, diarrhea, lymphadenopathy, and dyspepsia. Serious reactions include: exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, and urinary retention. ...Read more