Summary: Know to by a contagious sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus, genital warts usually spread through direct skin-to-skin. If you are also terribly in fear of these and want a proper solution to treat them, here is something important for you. Find out details here.
Have you encountered those small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes recently? Are they appearing on or around the genital or anal area? There are good chances that this unwanted skin growth is none other than the genital warts, and these are the result of a viral skin infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Usually, genital warts are painless, and thankfully these do not pose a serious threat to a person's health. But yes, these can appear unsightly and they lead to psychological distress. As far as treatment is concerned, for most of the people the virus will be cleared from the body with the passage of time. Below is stated the information on how to treat HPV infection and advice how to treat these awkward warts efficiently.
How to treat genital warts?
You need to start with the treatment whenever you have visible warts. And what treatment you choose will depend on what the warts appears like, how many there are, location, etc. Remember, the aim of treatment is obviously to remove the visible warts. There are some people who might think that they do not need treatment. However, for most of the people treating warts is likely to make them go away more quickly.
How visible warts can be removed?
Start applying a cream or a liquid onto the warts. You can keep it for a few days each week and it can be done at home itself. You can ask your partner to apply the cream or liquid, in case it is not feasible to do yourself.
Then there are many options like;
- Freezingor cryotherapy
- Heat or electrocautery (it required usage of a local anesthetic)
- Surgery (It will also require using local anesthetic)
- Laser treatment (you will need a topical anesthetic)
At times, applying some creams can weaken latex condoms, diaphragms and caps. So, it is necessary to use polyurethane types and you can ask the doctor or nurse for better advice.
In many case, more than one treatment can be used at the same time. It can be little uncomfortable but often these are painful. However, treatment can sometime lead to irritation and soreness, which might last for a couple of days.