Let your doctor carry out an examination and determine which treatment is best for your case. In attempting to cure genital warts with home remedies, you might end up worsening the situation or even opening yourself up for other infections unnecessarily.
Keep in mind it is rare for “high-risk” HPV to lead to cancer. In 2010, for example, the American Cancer Society estimates only about 2,000 cases of anal cancer will occur with men and that penile cancer will account for approximately 0.2% of all cancers in males.
Warticon is a cream that also contains podophyllotoxin – the same plant extract found in condyline. You put Warticon cream directly on the warts. Because it works best on small clusters of warts, by dissolving them and stopping them multiplying, it is normal to experience some skin irritation during treatment.
Genital warts: Genital warts can appear in the pubic area, on the genitals, in or around the anus, and/or in the vagina. They look like small flesh-colored, pink, or red growths. The warts may look similar to the small parts of a cauliflower or they may be very tiny and difficult to see. They often appear in clusters of three or four, and may grow and spread rapidly. They usually are not painful, although they may cause mild pain, bleeding, and itching. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in North America and certain forms of the virus can cause cervical cancer.
Along with other health benefits, essential oils have been studied for use as antifungal agents. Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has been found to be useful against fungus and other organisms, including head lice. The Mayo Clinic lists tea tree oil as a remedy that might be useful against genital warts. You can apply a drop of diluted tea tree oil (mix one drop of the oil with a drop or two of a carrier oil, such as coconut oil) and apply directly to the wart.
A nurse from Ermelo Town Clinic, who asked to remain anonymous said t was critical for people to seek treatment as it could lead to cervical cancer in women. “My advice to people who suspect they have contracted any sexually transmitted disease, is to immediately go to your health facility for consultation and get treatment. It is free and the sooner the better.”
Garlic: Compounds found in garlic may have antiviral activity and help stop viral cells from growing. Chloroform garlic extracts applied to warts are reported to have clear the growths in 3 to 4 months. Whether rubbing garlic on a wart will have the same effect is not confirmed.
HPV infections are usually temporary. A person may have had HPV for many years before it causes health problems. If you or your partner are diagnosed with an HPV-related disease, there is no way to know how long you have had HPV, whether your partner gave you HPV, or whether you gave HPV to your partner. HPV is not necessarily sign that one of you is having sex outside of your relationship. It is important that sex partners discuss their sexual health and risk for all STIs, with each other.
Genital warts have been described since ancient times. The viruses that cause the warts are varieties of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These viruses have an incubation period (interval between exposure to infection and appearance of the first symptom) of one to eight months. The infectivity (risk of infecting others) is highest soon after development of the lesion. Transmission is usually sexual, with more than 50% of contacts being affected. Their appearance around the anus may be related to anal intercourse, but not necessarily. The entire lower genital tract is usually involved, although it may be without obvious symptoms.
It may be necessary for you to visit your doctor for treatment for genital warts. You may also want to treat your genital warts at home. Read on to learn about seven home remedies that may help treat genital warts.
If you know you carry the virus, you should try to boost your immune system. It is exactly when your body is weakened that genital warts tend to appear. Take extra care when suffering from a disease (including chronic diseases such as diabetes) or undergoing chemotherapy. An unhealthy lifestyle increases your risk of developing genital warts if you have contracted the virus. You should avoid smoking, binge drinking and stress.
For women, it’s important to have regular pelvic exams and Pap tests, which can help detect vaginal and cervical changes caused by genital warts or the early signs of cervical cancer — a possible complication of genital HPV infection.
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Updated by: David L. Swanson, MD, Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
Cryotherapy is typically performed when men have multiple small warts on the penis shaft. The procedure freezes the warts using liquid nitrogen. The treatment is known to cause a mild to moderate burning feeling in many male patients. The healing process takes one to three weeks, and sex should be avoided until the skin around the wart has completely healed. Please see detailed descriptions here.
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