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How to Remove Genital Warts Fast
Genital warts are caused by skin-to-skin sexual contact and is by far the most common STD in North America and Europe. 90% of all genital warts have been identified with the HPV (Humano Papillomavirus) types 6 and 11. HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35 can manifest in the genital areas but are associated with those who are HIV positive. HPV 6 and 11 can also produce warts around the eyes, mouth, nose and throat.
Procedures for Removing Genital Warts
Generally, if the genital wart is located in moist areas and those where the skin tends to rub together, the topical application of genital wart cream should be the preferred method of addressing the condition.
- comply with the treatment regimen
- be capable of identifying genital warts
- be capable of reaching the location of the genital wart
Patient Applied Treatment
- Wartrol – One of the best options available if you want to start an effective and natural treatment of genital warts immediately. You can by it over the counter or to avoid having to ask for it in a pharmacy, just purchase online and receive it discretely packaged in the post
For external warts this liquid can be easily applied and used Salicylic Acid as the active ingredient to destroy the warts. By using it for up to 12 weeks you simply apply the solution once or twice a day. Before application the area should be thoroughly cleaned and dried to make the product most effective. It is a fully FDA approved product, but if you encounter any sudden side effects you should talk to a doctor.
- Podofilox – This is an anti-mitotic drug that is inexpensive, easy to use, generally safe and has been proven to effectively remove genital warts. Podofilox should be applied to the visible genital warts twice a day using a cotton swab. A Podofilox treatment cycle usually takes 3 days followed by 4 days of no therapy. 4 cycles should be sufficient to remove the genital wart. As the virus cannot be cured it is possible that the warts will reappear so you should keep some of the product available.
- Imiquimod – This is a type of genital wart cream that stimulates production of interferon and other cytokines. It must be applied once daily at bedtime, three times a week for 16 weeks. After 6 to 10 hours, the treated area should be washed with soap and water. It is advised not to engage in sexual activity when using Imiquimod. It may cause condom breakage and weaken vaginal diaphragms.
- Sinecatechin Ointment – This is made from green tea extract with catechins as the active product. It should be applied three times a day with your finger to ensure a thin layer is applied on the genital wart. You should not use this ointment for more than 16 weeks and unlike Imiquimod, it should not be washed off after treatment. Sexual contact of any type should be avoided. Sinecatechin ointment is not recommended for HIV- infected persons.
All of these options must be administered by a medical professional and should be discussed with your doctor so that you fully understand the treatment and possible side effects encountered. Some will result in pain for a few days, but will take of the problem immediately if you find yourself in such a situation.
- Cryotherapy – This method destroys genital warts using thermal induced cytolysis. You should ascertain the credibility of the service provider because over-treatment can result in complications. You will experience pain after the application of the liquid nitrogen. Local anaesthesia is only applied if there are a large number of warts present.
- Pedophyllin Resin – The area where this Pedophyllin Resin is applied must be air dried before any contact with clothing. Treatment using this method must be limited to less than 0.5ml of podophyllin and it should not be applied to open lesions or wounds. The solution must be thoroughly washed off after 1 to 4 hours. Your doctor will give you advice on how to successfully use this treatment option.
- Trichloroacetic (TCA) and Bichloroacetic (BCA) Acids – These acids destroy warts though the chemical coagulation of proteins. Only a small amount should be applied and air dried before any physical movement is undertaken or contact with clothing. If intense irritation or pain occurs, talcum powder can address the situation.
- Surgery – This form of treatment has the advantage of eliminating the wart after only one visit. Once local anaesthesia has been applied, the surgeon will use electrocautery to remove the genital wart. Other surgical methods include the use of fine scissors, a scalpel or laser therapy. Surgery is recommended if the patient has a large number of genital warts or has not responded to other treatments. It should not be the first option undertaken.
Factors that Determine Type of Treatment for Genital Warts
There are a number of ways to remove genital warts. The methodology will depend on a host of factors such as:
- Size of the genital warts
- Number of genital warts
- Anatomic site of the genital wart
- Form and makeup of the genital wart
- Preference of the patient
- Financial considerations
- Potential adverse effects
- Experience of service provider
The patient’s response to the treatment would depend on the overall condition of his or her health. Treatments can vary from a single session to multiple sessions. It is very rare for complications to occur if treatment is administered properly.
You can always try the natural remedies above first if the signs and symptoms are not severe and are not affecting the mouth or throat area. Most natural treatments are not suitable for internal treatments and that includes the best option available called Wartrol.
The most important thing to remember is that you should not ignore the symptoms as the warts can quickly increase in size and number. The longer you ignore the facts the less likely natural treatments are to work. If you have any doubt about the types of warts then you should seek medical attention immediately.