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Genital Warts On Lips
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
How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area
Noticed some genital warts near anus opening. Also cold sore on lip. Any OTC medication I can apply?
HSV no, warts maybe: No OTC medications will have any significant benefit against an oral herpes outbreak (cold sore). For warts, there are OTC treatments, such as "Compound W" in the US; I have no idea about what is availalbe in Kenya. But you shouldn't self treat anal warts without professional care. Your diagnosis may be wrong; and in the anal area, significant irritation and ulceration can result. ...Read more
Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?
Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
HPV: Absolutely. This virus is easily transmissible by any direct skin to skin or skin to mucous membrane contact. But if you are having unprotected sex (and this is a form of that, one need not have penetration), that is not the only std you have to worry about. Hiv and syphilis and other serious pathogens can be transmitted in this manner. Be careful. It is dangerous out there. Get yourself tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a skin color growth on the outer lip of my vagina. My doctor said it was folliculitis but I am worried it maybe genital warts.
Hmmm, hard to say: Folliculitis usually looks very different from a genital wart. If the growth is more 'cauliflower-like', wth irregular skin surface, or if it doesn't go away with application of compresses or even antibiotics, then another diagnosis should be considered. A biopsy may be needed to determine definitely. ...Read more
I'm talking to a guy and he recently told me he had HPV and genital warts he has a wart on his lip if I'm not having sex with him can I catch warts?
Real life: Everybody has a few strains of HPV. Some cause common warts. Some cause genital warts. Some cause genital cancers. The good news is that surveillance keeps precancers manageable and benign warts are easily removed. There are other diseases that are hard to treat. Your friend would do well to put on his brave face and get those problem warts lasered off like a he-man. Best wishes. ...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
Can you tell me if i just discovered small genital warts i know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?
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