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How To Prevent Genital Warts
If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?
Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Exposure/ effect: Genital warts are a non issue while u are pregnant as baby will be protected from the germ by the bag of waters (fetal membranes). After the water breaks, you have some risk baby can acquire the wart germ and get genital warts or vocal cord warts. Some moms have chosen to have c-section delivery to avoid this possibility. Having these warts does not place your baby at risk of birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No medication: Unfortunately, there has been no approved medication to use in people infected with hpv to prevent outbreaks. So far, only actual lesions can be treated. There is hpv vaccination available, though, which is most useful in those who are not infected, however, it can be used in those who are infected, although, it doesn't guarantee 100% efficacy in either group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The present quad vaccine for hpv includes 2 strains of the germ that cause genital warts and 2 that cause cervical cancer. The other hvp vaccine contains only the 2 cancer causing strains.If you receive the vaccine prior to any infections by those strains it will provide protection from genital warts. It will not help if given after exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read handsoap isnt enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?
Tissue specific: These germs tend to grow only in certain locations.The HPV genital wart strain likes the skin of your genital/anal region. It is not going to seed onto areas of your other skin (arms,legs,face,etc.) In people with AIDS it has shown up an areas like the lips, but with normal people it seems contained to those areas. ...Read more
If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?
If already infected with genital warts, will Gardasil 9 help prevent an infection of the anal region?
Multiple viruses: There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV -or human papilloma viruses, so any protection you can get from a vaccine is highly recommended. If there is any good news, having some warts already should protect you to some degree after your body 'recognizes' they are there. (That usually takes about 2 years). There is an antiviral cream -Aldara (imiquimod)-that may help. Also freezing, laser, etc ...Read more