HPV Treatment For Men
Looking for information on HPV treatment for men? If you are not familiar with what HPV infection is, HPV infection is a condition that can be caused by over 100 human papillomaviruses that are related. Many people do not realize that HPV infections are actually quite common. Approximately twenty million Americans suffer from an HPV infection. Symptoms of an HPV infection can include genital warts, pre-malignant genital lesions, oral and upper respiratory lesions, and common warts. Unfortunately, there is no cure for an HPV infection, but they can be treated with the assistant of a doctor.
The HPV treatment that is right for you depends on the symptoms that you are experiencing. If you have genital warts that are caused by HPV infections, your doctor may recommend that you apply imiquimod, podofilox, and/or trichloroacetic acid to your genital warts. Cryotherapy, which involves freezing the genital warts with liquid nitrogen, is another HPV treatment for genital warts. If those treatment options do not help you get rid of your genital warts, surgical removal or laser surgery may be an option for you.
If you are experiencing flat warts and/or common plantar warts as a result of an HPV infection, applying imiquimod and/or salicylic acid is the most popular type of HPV treatment. Other HPV treatment options for common plantar and flat warts include cryotherapy, surgical removal and laser surgery. As previously mentioned, HPV infections can also cause pre-malignant lesions. Doctors typically recommend that pre-malignant lesions be removed because they can turn into cancerous tumors over time. HPV treatment options for pre-malignant lesions include electrocautery, surgical removal, cryotherapy and laser surgery.