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Treatment For Hpv In Pregnancy
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
Same as younger: The few strains that produce visible warts are treated the same at any age.Non-wart strains have no treatment.Women were doing pap smears to monitor the potential cancer association of those strains for decades before we understood the link to various HPV strains.There is now a vaccine that can help avoid HPV if given before you are exposed but it doesn't "treat"anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important. ...Read more
HIV: Nothing dramatically new or different.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Vaccination is a preventative not a curative measure. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is actually a very weak bacteria that is easy to kill, which will die in the face of most antibiotics. The cdc recommendation is an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. There are many alternative regimens that are also effective. ...Read more
Is there a chance to get hpv-16 in oral sex for a monogamous couple if both partners took HPV vaccines already?
Impossible question: Probably not. Especially if both have gardisil (this one fact makes me very happy for you both). So, I am unsure why you keep asking this question. There can be no 100% guarantee for you since there is no test for this in the throat. You have done everything you can today to make sure your are healthy and that this insidious virus is kept at bay in your life. ...Read more
Thyroid medication: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid. Not treating it during pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, developmental delay in the baby and possible severe health problems in the mom. Any of the prescription medications, synthroid, Armour Thyroid and levothyroxine, are safe in pregnancy. It is important to get your thyroid checked each trimester during pregnancy since your thyroid needs may go up. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
HPV and Gardisil: Some physicians may not be up to date, but there is some evidence that humans with hpv related changes that put a patient at risk for cancer willl improve with the gardisil vaccine. Even if they have been exposed to the virus prior to the vaccination. The complication is that insurance companies may not pay for the vaccine if one is over 26 years of age. But, i recommend it to my adult patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy & scabies: According to the organization of teratology information specialists, many pregnant women are prescribed pyrethrin or permethrin, which is derived from chrysanthemums, to treat scabies. According to otis, these medications are not absorbed into the body the same way other, more harsh scabies medications are. Take the medication as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
Confused by all the changes in recommendations for screening for women. Whats the latest for mammograms?
Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?
Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more