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Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

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

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

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


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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 is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

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 (imiquimod) 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 more

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Can treatment for genital warts brought off the internet actually work?

Depends: Most "pop" internet claims are "entertainment only", and many are plain silly. Even in a dysfunctional health care system, you owe it to whoever you're in a romantic relationship with to get these things treated effectively, now, by a competent physician. ...Read more

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If you prolong getting treatment for genital warts are they harder to get rid of?

No but . . .: You might have more to get rid of if you wait. Go see your family doctor for treatment. It's really not difficult. If you don't have health insurance, search online for low cost, even free options. I've listed some possibilities on one of the webpages on my blog. ...Read more

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How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

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I had cryo treatment for genital warts 5 days ago and my vagina is very red and swollen and on the warts now have yellow, pusy wounds around them? It hurts when I sit down, I smell funny down there and there is blood in my underwear. It's causing me so mu

I had cryo treatment for genital warts 5 days ago and my vagina is very red and swollen and on the warts now have yellow, pusy wounds around them? It hurts when I sit down, I smell funny down there and there is blood in my underwear. It's causing me so mu

Patience: The cryo treatment destroys the warts by causing cell destruction and damage. That is how the virus is eradicated. The wounds are your body's response and indicates that healing is underway. They will heal soon and the warts will be gone. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more