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Oral Hpv Treatment
Can you tell me the best treatment for Severe Squamous dysplasia? Can my body cure itself of this? Will the HPV vaccine help?
Severe dysplasia: The HPV vaccine is to prevent dysplasia and does not treat it once you have it.The best treatment depends on many factors including your age, your desire for more children, and the resources/treatment options available where you live as well as the expertese of the practioner.Some treatment is advisable since it would be rare but not impossible for your body to take care of this atage of dysplasia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes and no: Many (most? all?) HPV infections persist indefinitely, in that HPV DNA remains in cells in the previously infected area. However, the immune system usually controls the infection to a point that the DNA cannot be detected, actual disease (e.g., warts, abnormal pap smear) do not return, and the virus can't be transmitted to partners. So for practical purposes, it's cured and gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat only symptoms: There is no treatment for hpv infection in men if no symptoms.If there are genital warts those can be treated with variety f treatments with creams locallyor surgical removal.If there is advanced hpv infection like anal cancer it can be treated early treatments of warts is not recommended ue to increased risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Several options...: Hpv therapy falls into two general categories. The first is direct destruction of visible lesions using either cryosurgery (freezing), mild acids, podophyllum, electrosurgery ("cauterization") or laser. The second is prescription topical medications used to destroy the lesions and/or eliminate the virus. These include Aldara (imiquimod) cream, veregan ointment and condylox (podofilox) gel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me and my husband had condilomas (HPV) 3 years ago. Since the treatment then I do not have any but his reappear beside treatment each time. Why?
It happens: Unfortunately this germ comes from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your system for your lifetime. While the initial lesions may clear with treatment or naturally, they can reappear. ...Read more
Long term issue: Hpv is a member of a class of dna viruses that tends to stay in your system long term. Like a cold sore it can surface & disappear many tomes. The warts that some strains cause can clear spontaneously over a few years, be lasered off or distroyed by topical meds but they can return years later. ...Read more