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Trichloroacetic Acid For Genital Warts
Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Blister or peeling: There can be blistering followed by sloughing of the skin, peeling or scaling or exfoliation of the skin. There can be swelling, warmth and tenderness after treatment. The blistering forces up the viral particles underneath the skin which is the cause of the wart. ...Read more
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.
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Will genital warts turn white when 5% acetic acid is applied? How long do you need to leave vinegar on?
Bad test don't do it: The vinegar or acetic acid "test" to detect warts or HPV is a very poor test. Knowledgeable health professionals rarely use it except on the cervix, to help guide biopsy and treatment of HPV affected tissues. Elsewhere, some HPV tissues don't whiten and many white spots are not HPV. Far better to look at the many available online photos of warts and compare with what you have. Or see a doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I have genital warts. I heard hydrogen peroxide works wonder but I'm using the acid method?
Genital warts: THere are various topical chemical agents used to treat genital warts; hydrogen peroxide is not one of them. Trichloroacetic acid is a commonly used treatment option, but should be used under the care of a physician. Genital warts have a fairly high recurrence rate after treatment, and it is very important that your treatment and post treatment course are monitored. ...Read more
Could salycilic acid cream once make genital warts grow smaller and change its shape and hard to identify? Only once? .....
Yes: But if they are warts they will grow back. ...Read more
Warts: If they are gone they should be flat. A few reasons for bumpiness are that wart is still present or healing is still taking place or treatment created scar tissue. ...Read more
I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?
No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are over 100 strains, though only several strains cause genital warts. Topical application of acid (usually bi- or trichloracetic) is commonly used to treat visible warts. Other than good hygiene with soap and water until the treated areas heal and use of a condom for protection, generally no other specific care is needed. ...Read more
I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?
Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?
What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?
See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?
Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more
See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more
Destructive methods: There are a variety of topical treatments that can be used, or they can be frozen or burned off. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of the human papilloma virus and can potentially go away without treatment. Warts that recur or do not respond to treatment should be biopsied to rule out cancer. ...Read more
THe one: Who did not have immunity, only 1% will have them rest will get rid of them with 2 years, in those warts will not go away with out treatment, 4 out 5 had them by the age of 50. Of course immune compromised are very susceptible ...Read more
Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read more
Yes and No: They can be precursors to cancer if due to certain types of human papilloma virus. They cannot be cured in the sense of complete eradication, but the lesions can be treated and healed over. See a doctor who deals with stds about this since they may also suggest that you should be tested for other stds and since you are placing your sexual partners at risk. ...Read more
HPV is common: 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv. ...Read more
No: Nothing is a guarantee in wart treatment. ...Read more
Genital Warts: First do not have sex with others because genital warts are contagious and could undergo transfomation to cancer. Fortunately they are usually very easy to treat. Treatment requires evaluation by a physician. You can contact your local health department to assist with getting treatment and appropriate referral if you do not have insurance. No sex until cleared by a physician. ...Read more