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My Husband Has Gential Warts Can I Get Them And How Long Does It Take
Yes: Chances are you already have the virus that causes genital warts, human papillomavirus, hpv, mostly types 6 and 11. You have a 70% chance of infection with this virus by one unprotected sex with an infected individual via direct skin-to-skin contact. Only 1-5% infected will develop genital warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will aldara (imiquimod) 5% cream get rid of genital warts and how long does it generally take? Or would it be more effective to have a dr. Freeze them off?
I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend
Your doctor can: treat with topical liquid nitrogen or stronger acid substance. Surgical removal can work. I have injected them with something to stimulate the immune system to attack the wart. To get rid of them you need your immune system. Talk to your doc. Freezing has worked well. Get the vaccines for HPV as well ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 or 2 weeks: Depends on size of wart & depth of freeze. ...Read more
Depends: I usually start people by using liquid nitrogen. I cryo these every week to 10 days until gone. Did your doc in miami use the cryotreatment? Theres 3 applications..Podofilox, Imiquimod and sinecatechin. I'm guessing your on the Imiquimod (aldara?)...Max of 16 weeks. Any other medical issues..Like hiv? Bacause it will effect tx. If you have ?'s my email is infections.Specialist@gmail.Com. ...Read more
How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people
HPV: Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes warts including genital warts. Gardasil vaccine covers 4 strains of the HPV virus and in studies has shown to decrease the rate of getting genital warts, thus has been proven to be effective. People with compromised skin, such as people with eczema and also people with immunocompromised immune systems are more likely to contract the virus. ...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
10-14 days: A couple of weeks is generally sufficient for the incisions to heal. ...Read more
Weeks or years: Genital warts are not dangerous, but are contagious. . Once a person is infected, he or she may develop warts in days, weeks or even years. Outbreaks are so very variable. Sometimes so many years after contact that a person has no memory of who infected them. They should be treated - either coagulated in the office or the operating room - depending on how many you have. .Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
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