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Medicine For Warts
Warts: Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. There are different subtypes of the virus that lead to different types and locations of warts. A few of the types are oncogenic. The fastest way to get rid of warts is to have your doctor remove them (electrodessication) however any treatment that stimulates your immune system to recognize the wart as abnormal will allow your body to .Kill the wart. ...Read more
Consider Aldara (imiquimod):
There are 3 medicines that may be self-applied for genital warts:
aldara cream (imiquimod), condylox and veregen (sinecatechins). I think most doctors tend to prescribe aldara, which stimulates the immune system. Other treatments are done in the office--freezing, acid or surgical removal. ...Read more
I doubt it: Two different things: two different methods of treatment. ...Read more
I came across "wartrol" which is a medicine to remove genital wart. Is it safe? I can't afford laser or co2
Yes but: You have to follow the instructions on the package carefully , do not get it on normal skin.. ...Read more
There are no prescription or non-prescription remedies available for HPV. Once you are infected, you remain infected for life unless your body clears up the infection on its own. Genital warts caused by HPV are treatable by removing the warts. The best treatments for this are available in a doctor's office.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5245669_over-cure-hpv-genital-warts_.html#ixzz3459bmkCE ...Read more
No: Most of the otc liquid wart medications do not work well on molluscum, particularly on the penis. ...Read more
What is a good site to buy genital wart medicine to get Reed of warts and stop them from growing back?
Wart medication : Not sure it's really good to "do it yourself" when it comes to genital wart treatment. Sure it's embarrassing but what if the treatment is worse than the disease? You should be monitored for side effects, response, other issues etc. That said, Aldara (imiquimod) or Imiquimod cream would be what I would recommend. There are other treatments too, but please see a doc! ...Read more
There are topical medications you can apply, on a scheduled basis (2-3x/week) for up to 16 wks etc...These are prescriptions.
They can also be treated in the office by your doc/dermatologists.
The current cervical cancer vaccines may help reduce the incidence of gential warts significantly.
Check with your doc..
Good luck. ...Read more
See below: There are many medications that you can buy at the local pharmacy. ...Read more
Growth on Scrotum: Given your age i think it is wise not to guess what is going on but to recommend that you show these lesions to your family doctor. There are numerous reasons for lesions on the scrotum and some are more worrisome than warts. ...Read more
Very: It can be very effective if the wart is fairly new. ...Read more
Screening only.: Screening drug tests occasionally return a false positive for some of the psychoactive drugs (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) valium, etc). But anytime a screening test returns a positive, a more specific confirmatory test is run, and st. John's wort would not cause a false positive on the confirmatory test - or at least, I have never heard nor read of it happening. ...Read more
Does this doctor sound right? I have a wart on my foot and i've tried two medicines for it from walgreens and neither worked. I recently hit and a lot of it came off and it bled badly. I then went to doctor and they froze it and the cut a lot of it out. S
Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1. ...Read more
My husband has warts on his hands that wont go away over-the-counter medicine isnt working what can be done to remove them & keep them from reoccuring?
Not a podiatry ?: Need to see a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 Aldara (imiquimod) for warts considerded a safe treatment? What side effects should I be aware of? Are there any medicines I should not take with it?
Aldara is considered safe (risks outweighed by benefits for many patients), though not for people w/ autoimmune or immunesuppression. Common side effects incl: local redness/itching, ulcers & swelling. There are many less-common effects ( http://reference.medscape.com/drug/aldara-zyclara-imiquimod-343508#4 )
Avoid sex while cream is on skin. Avoid/minimize sunlight. ...Read more
A few choices: There are a number of prescribed medications that can be used to treat plantars warts. Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist to found out what might be the best option for you. ...Read more
I had condiloma, removed them with radio waves. My gyn.suggested that I now use Veregen (sinecatechins) TO PREVENT warts to appear again. Should I buy this medicine?
NO: NO! It is to treat warts. NOT TO PREVENT THEM! Costs $1000!!!!!!!!!!!We have no med to prevent warts. Imiquimod cream (Aldara) 5% may be best treatment with least chance of recurrence. I often use combinations of treatments. Your GYN must have received samples with glowing claims but no comparison with other treatments and no mention of cost. ...Read more
Not safe: Let a dermatologist do it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm looking for a natural way to get rid of a wart on the side of my leg. Are there any alternative medicines/herbs/oils that could help?
Yes.: Thuja occidentalis is a well known homeopathic remedy for warts. ...Read more