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Can I use over-the-counter wart medication to treat genital warts?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Because the skin of the genitals is thinner and more sensitive than that on the hands or feet, using over the counter wart treatments is not recommended for genital warts.

In brief: No

Because the skin of the genitals is thinner and more sensitive than that on the hands or feet, using over the counter wart treatments is not recommended for genital warts.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Nisha Chellam
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

In compliant patients self application of Podofilox as instructed twice a day for 3 consecutive days can be recommended.
Exceptions are it cannot be used during pregnancy, it also should not be used for vaginal, uretheral warts and warts around the anus.

In brief: Yes

In compliant patients self application of Podofilox as instructed twice a day for 3 consecutive days can be recommended.
Exceptions are it cannot be used during pregnancy, it also should not be used for vaginal, uretheral warts and warts around the anus.
Dr. Nisha Chellam
Dr. Nisha Chellam
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine

In brief: No

While it is certainly possible to get a reaction from the over the counter treatments, genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection and warrant close medical observation.
In general the over the counter treatments are not nearly as effective as either the prescription treatment or professional cryosurgery.

In brief: No

While it is certainly possible to get a reaction from the over the counter treatments, genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection and warrant close medical observation.
In general the over the counter treatments are not nearly as effective as either the prescription treatment or professional cryosurgery.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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