Are genital warts curable?

Yes. Most people will clear all the warts but it is more difficult if they are extensive or have been present for a long time because they may have spread to areas where they are not even visible.
Genital warts. There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months.

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes. There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. Read more...

My hubby was told last friday he has genital warts. What r the risks for me since we r sexually active? Also are they curable?

Contagious . All genital warts are spreadable especially through sexual contact. If exposed , one must seek evaluation and treatment. Tx is very effective especially when diagnosed early. Read more...
Two fold risk. Your immediate risk is getting genital warts caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv). Available treatments can be curative. Females (9-26 yrs) should ask their physician about a preventative vaccine. Left untreated, your second risk if the hpv you get is of the "high risk" (6, 11, 16, 18) type is later on developing precancerous or cancerous lesions in the cervix or genital areas. Read more...
Easy to fix. These aren't usually the strain that causes cancer. A visit to a physician with a laser if he wants something fancy; a visit to a physician with cryotherapy or podophyllin if he's after something simple. Read more...