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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.
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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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Depends: Depends on your immune competence and virulance of the virus.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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...
Untreated or treated: Untreated genital warts take a variable amount of time to go away, with only 20-30% gone by 3 months. Treatment also takes a variable about of time: up to 16 weeks with imiqumod. With all treatments, there is a risk of recurrent warts.
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