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Doctor insights on: Cream For Genital Warts

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Can I use econazole nitrate for genital warts?

Can I use econazole nitrate for genital warts?

No: That is an antifungal medication, used to treat yeast infections. henital warts are caused by HPV, a virus that is passed sexually. At your age, you should be getting the Guardisil vaccine to reduce your per risk of cervical cancer and future warts. In the meantime, there are several treatments for the cueprrent warts, but they require a prescription or a procedure performed by your GYN. ...Read more

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


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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. The last painful is probably topical trichloroacetic acid, which still hurt. ...Read more

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What cream is good for genital herpes?

What cream is good for genital herpes?

No creams work well: No topical treatments (ointments, creams, etc) work well against herpes. Any moisturizing cream may help make lesions less painful as they heal, and anesthetic gel (e.g. lidocaine, benzocaine) may reduce pain if severe. But none speed healing. Effective treatment to prevent or shorten outbreaks requires treatment by mouth, usually valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir (Zovirax and other brands). ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

Over 50 percent: It is effective in over 50 per cent of cases up to about 80 per cent. Typically it is applied three days a week for four weeks. If not totally effective other treatments may be necessary to destroy warts. Regular follow up may be necessary in resistant cases. ...Read more

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Is abreva good for genital herpes?

Is abreva good for genital herpes?

Not so good: Docosanol (Abreva) has little if any effect against herpes outbreaks. It somewhat inhibits the virus in the lab, but has little benefit in shortening outbreaks. (The same is true for all creams or ointments, such as acyclovir or penciclovir, even though these are far more potent than docosanol against the virus.) Effective treatment requires oral therapy, e.g. valacyclovir or acyclovir. ...Read more

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Can aldara (imiquimod) creme be used inside or near vagina? To treat genital warts

Can aldara (imiquimod) creme be used inside or near vagina? To treat genital warts

Aldara (imiquimod): I would not recommend this. It can be very painful and cause a chemical burn. It's best to see your physician to try localized treatment (either by freezing or the physician applying tca acid carefully and only to the affected place) hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Triamcinolone: This steroid cream would not treat anal yeast infections, and in fact might make them worse. If, however, used in conjunction with an antifungal preparation it may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with yeast infections. ...Read more

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Creams for shingles?

Creams for shingles?

Compounding creams: There are some excellent creams for shingles out there. One of the best compounding pain medication ingredients is ketamine. Recent research suggests the receptors ketamine acts on are found in peripheral nerves. Ask your physician if they can prescribe compounding pain cream from a compounding pharmacy and this will help a great deal with shingles pain. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of genital warts by using regular wart topical cream?

Genital warts: Yes in some cases. It depends on the size of the warts and their location and whether you are male or female( wart location) more specific and direct therapy for them is available from your dermatologist, or gynecologist or family doctor for example podophilin, imiquimod, or electrodessication to name but a few. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more


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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more