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treatments for Genital Warts

Genital warts can be distressing to have, not to mention unsightly and uncomfortable however there are treatments available to help you treat the symptoms. Genital warts are a result of type 6 and 11 of the Human Papillomavirus, otherwise known as HPV. The HPV can be caught through sharing sex toys, skin-on-skin contact, and vaginal and anal sex. There are many treatments available to help fight the symptoms of genital warts varying from topical treatments through to surgery. The most common forms of treatment are topical medications, electrocautery, surgery, laser treatment and cryotherapy.

Topical medications are widely available and offer a discreet way to effectively treat visible wars. The cream or liquid, depending on what product you go for is applied directly or indirectly to the wart daily. The healing process can take a few weeks but it is a safe and discreet method. Electrocautery sounds a little scary and many people opt away from this as the patient will be put under a local anaesthetic and an electric current is applied to terminate the wart.

Surgery and laser treatments are increasingly in popularity as technology betters. In surgery the wart can be cut out using a sharp scalpel, in many cases the patient is put under local anaesthetic. Laser treatment uses a high intense beam to terminate the wart.Cryotherpy is a very similar treatment to those suffering from foot verruca's.

The warts are treated with liquid nitrogen that freezes the warts causing a blister and over time the wart slides off. You may have to repeat the treatments as new skin is formed.There are man forms of treatments available for genital warts, choosing the right one for you is up to you and your doctor who will analyse how many there are, there location and the severity.