How To Get Rid Of Genital Warts
In order to learn how to get rid of genital warts we must first find out what they are. Genital warts are a type of STD, sexually transmitted disease, which grows on the genital area. Genital warts are called HPV, which is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection that can infect the genitals areas of both females and males. There are many types of HPV that can also infect the mouth and throat. Some types have been known to cause cancer of the cervix and vulva. Below you will find out how to recognize a genital wart and steps on how to get rid of it.
- To recognize a STD genital wart you may have abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse, increased moisture or dampness. Itching on the penis, scrotum and anal area, increased discharge from the vaginal area. A cauliflower like growth that is flesh colored in the area of the anus and or genitals.
- The genital warts that are visible can be removed with a self applied medication. These are medications such as Podofilox or Imiquimod which is a safe and easy treatment that is applied to the wart. Be sure to follow the directions on the label.
- Some may find that the self applied creams or solutions are not healing the affected area. Then deciding to go to a health care professional should be the next step for the treatment of the genital warts, these treatments include laser therapy and freezing off the warts as well as other technique. Discuss with your health care provider which treatment is best for you.
Tips: If pregnant check with doctor before using any medication. To prevent HPV related diseases a vaccine is available to protect against getting infected against most genital warts. Condoms may lower the risk of HPV infections. Total abstinence is the best way to avoid getting genital warts.