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What Happens After Genital Warts Are Treated With Acid
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
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
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?
Not a podiatry?: Please refer this to your family doctor. ...Read more
Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more
Many options: See your doctor to verify that you have genital warts. If so, the doctor may prescribe treatments you can administer yourself at home, like podofilox, imiquimod, or sinecatechin ointment. The doctor can also treat in the office using podophyllin, tricholoracetic acid, freezing, or excision. Whatever you choose, be sure to get follow-up. ...Read more
Usually go away: 80% of women with genital warts will have spontaneous resolution with-in 12 months. However, treatment with one of the current immune system modulating medications specifically intended for genital warts can decrease that time to a few weeks or a couple months for most women. Genital warts are not usually painful, but if the warts are painful, treatment for a quicker resolution is warranted. ...Read more
Imprecise treatment: If treatment could be confined to just the warts you would not find it painful. Unfortunately this is very difficult to do and some normal skin next to them is also treated, which is why it is painful. ...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 think I may have genital warts but have no insurance...What is the best method to have them treated?
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
Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?
Not necessarily: You run the risk of the warts enlarging and spreading- requiring more extensive treatment if not treated. If treated you should do much better. ...Read more
How much to get genital warts treated and abnormal paps evaluated over my lifetime without insurance?
Looking for what?: Lot of charity facilities are available for free care all over the country, if they can't afford medical bill and will continue to be available. Intent of current health care legislature is to make sure every one has affordable health care coverage, so you don't have to worry you are going to have one soon. ...Read more
I've had genital warts the past 3 months - all have been treated with cryotherapy but recur a couple weeks later. How many recurrences are typical?
Yes if necessary: The only circumstance that requires treatment is if the condyloma are obstructing the birth canal. Otherwise treatment for condyloma is elective during pregnancy, be it for cosmetic or comfort reasons, be they physical or emotional reasons. Usually no treatment during pregnancy is the best approach. ...Read more
Genital Warts: If your warts aren't causing discomfort, you may not need treatment. But if your symptoms include itching, burning and pain or if visible warts are causing emotional distress, your doctor can help you clear an outbreak with medications or surgery. However, the lesions are likely to recur after treatment. Thus, there is no cure. ...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.
Detail? Ask doctor timely.
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Possibly: Warts are strange things, sometimes they go away completely without any treatment, sometimes they get worse with treatment. Living healtier, not smoking, etc, help your immune system fight it off, and there are various treatments depending on size and location. ...Read more
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
I have genital warts which I just had treated. My question is can you get genital warts on your breasts and other parts of your body?
Genital Warts: Warts are due to an infection with human papilloma virus. There are over 75 related viruses in the hpv family. Some of the subtypes are carcinogenic, and other subtypes have a predilection to develop in certain areas. They are transmited by skin to skin contact and minor trauma with breaks in the stratum corneum facilitates epidermal infection. The answer to a "can " question is always yes. ...Read more
After being treated for genital warts and the bumps are gone can you still receive oral sex from someone without spreading it to that person?
Is it possible to get genital warts inside the male urethra, in addition to external areas? When ext. Warts have been fully treated, int. Also go?
Yes.: Internal warts can persist even after eradicating external warts. ...Read more
I have genital warts and am being treated for them, how contagious r they if I have unprotected sex?
I think my husband has genital warts and is not being treated yet. How can we safely have sex without me getting it?
Treatment: He should see his dermatologist for treatment and evaluation first. A condom will give the maximum protection. ...Read more
I had a Pap test a month ago. My boyfriend just discovered he has genital warts and is being treated. Should I get tested again?
Yes: You should have vaginal culture and if positive you should be treated ...Read more
If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away, if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?
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