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I have hpv.. What medicines do I need to prevent wart outbreaks?

I have hpv.. What medicines do I need to prevent wart outbreaks?

HPV therapy: Treatment of hpv include imiquimod(aldara, zyclaria), Podophyllin or podofilox, trichloroacetic acid, cryotherapy, electocautery, surgical excision, and laser treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Does a woman have to have an outbreak of HPV for a man to get warts also, or to contract hpv?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately hpv in a woman can often be present without the women knowing it. Genital warts are usually painless, so you often don't have any symptoms from them. Furthermore in women it is difficult to actually see everywhere that the warts might be. On a related note if you're known to have hpv, don't forget about regular pap smears! ...Read more

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If I have been exposed to HPV and get the vaccine as advised will it prevent me from getting warts I have never broke out before?

If I have been exposed to HPV and get the vaccine as advised will it prevent me from getting warts I have never broke out before?

Maybe: The best time to get the hpv vaccine is before you have any exposure, but even getting the vaccine after you become sexually active is still recommended. Since there are several types of hpv, you will hopefully get more protection against them. ...Read more

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I had sex with this man once and the condom broke. He had HPV +wart outbreak once a few years ago. Did i automatically contract this?No warts so far.

I had sex with this man once and the condom broke. He had HPV +wart outbreak once a few years ago. Did i automatically contract this?No warts so far.

Too early to tell: Exposure to hpv doesn't automatically lead to infection. The transmission rate has been estimated to be 20%, but all it takes is one unfortunate event. Make sure to use barrier protection. ...Read more

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I m 25 male, I have HPV warts small, molluscum contagiosum and herpes outbreak together recently...I am scared too much. I got HIV test negative.Help?

I m 25 male, I have HPV warts small, molluscum contagiosum and herpes outbreak together recently...I am scared too much. I got HIV test negative.Help?

See Your Doctor: It is good that you got tested for hiv, although it can take 6 weeks or more before you may show positive from a particular encounter. You need to be tested for other more common stds (gc, chlamydia, syphilis) and make sure the diagnosis of what you have is correct. Medication can shorten the symptoms of the herpes, treatment can resolve the molluscum, and help control the hpv. ...Read more

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Will stopping your birth control cause an outbreak of genital warts if you have hpv?

Will stopping your birth control cause an outbreak of genital warts if you have hpv?

No: Hpv is a virus (human papilloma virus). Viruses tend to appear or disappear based on our immune system and stress. You didn't say what type of birth control you were using, but hormone birth control won't affect genital warts. Using condoms can help prevent contraction of hpv, but not 100% effective. If you're worried about warts, see your doc, they can help you treat them. ...Read more

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Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?

Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?

Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Boyfriend just found a genital wart on him, we've had sex once what are the chances i will get it? I have not received the shot to prevent hpv!

HPV: I think you may be surprised by the statistics and also what we do not know yet about hpv. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the age of 26. It is likely you have been exposed long before this recent exposure to your boyfriend. This is the reason you get pap smears. I would hope you have been and will continue to get them. But, please get the hpv vaccine anyway! ...Read more

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If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?

If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?

NO: Only when you are free of disease , other wise you will infect your partner , even with condom possible to get infected , as it is virus. ...Read more

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Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Good Hygiene: Good Hygiene means carefully and frequently daily washing of the wart site and if necessary a mid day change in underwear. If signs of secondary infection such as redness. swelling or pus are noted, see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

Yes: If you get the 4 strain vaccine & have not been infected by the other three strains, the vaccine can benefit you in building your immune protection from those strains. ...Read more

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Would Gardisil be of any benefit to a sexually active 33 year old who's already had HPV (a genital wart) that was treated and cleared in the past? Would it prevent against future or high risk strains?

Would Gardisil be of any benefit to a sexually active 33 year old who's already had HPV (a genital wart) that was treated and cleared in the past? Would it prevent against future or high risk strains?

Yes: Gardasil protects against the common high risk strains, so there still could be some benefit from the vaccine, as it could protect you from other strains you did not yet come in contact with. It is usually only covered by insurance/indicated for up to age 26. So, you may have to pay out of pocket. More importantly, be sure to get a PAP smear. As this can detect any early cancers caused by HPV. ...Read more

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Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.

Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.

You: Are correct most treatments are antimitotic or keratolytics. Some vaccines that have antiviral effect on HPV 16 and 18. Also a claim of a Japanese mushroom extract been effective not yet substanciated ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more