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Genital Warts Self Treatment
What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?
Warts: Warts can be treated either by "burning" them using concentrated special acid solution, using creams like Aldara that stimulate immune response on your skin where the wart is, or by freezing them. Each one treatment should be tailored to specific manifestation of disease in your case, and to your desire as well. So best thing get an appt with a gynecologist and discuss in detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Topical: Gential warts are caused by hpv or human papilloma virus. Warts are benign but can be annoying. They can be surgically removed or treated with topical chemicals. Even if warts are treated, the virus never goes away. The real concern is if high risk hpv is present or not, which can present risk for cervical or other genital cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No.: It is an abnormal skin growth. It will not go away with time, it has to be removed with medications, or skin procedures that can de done in the doctor's office. ...Read more
Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more
2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom. Detail? Ask doctor timely. Best... ...Read more
Is it possible if exposed to genital warts that u r bound to get them too? And if I end up getting them..what is the least painful treatment? Thanks.
No: Most of the wart viruses that one meets never produce actual warts. Do keep an eye on your body, but everybody meets a few strains of HPV and if you do end up with some warts, we can manage them. None of the treatments is especially rough, and your physician can help you choose. I'd opt for a laser. ...Read more
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