Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. At least half of all sexually active people will become infected with the virus that causes genital warts at some point during their lives.
Dr. Green Dermatology - Genital WartsAs the name suggests, genital warts affect the moist tissues of the genital area. Genital warts may look like small, flesh-colored bumps or have a cauliflower-like appearance. In many cases, the warts are too small to be visible.
Like warts that appear elsewhere on your body, genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Some strains of genital HPV can cause genital warts, while others can cause cancer. Vaccines can help protect against certain strains of genital HPV
HPV Wart Treatment
Gardasil Injections: The future will be here before you know it. And chances are you’ve already started planning it. If those plans don’t include cervical cancer or genital warts, you should know how GARDASIL can help protect against diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases.
GARDASIL also helps protect girls and young women ages 9 to 26 against 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases.
In the future, the physicians feel that this vaccine will also be used as a treatment for genital warts alongside some common warts.
Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Freezing works by causing a blister to form around your wart. As your skin heals, the lesions slough off, allowing new skin to appear. You may need repeated cryotherapy treatments.
Imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara). This cream appears to boost your immune system’s ability to fight genital warts. Veregen: VEREGEN® is the first botanical drug approved for prescription use in the United States. It is made from the extract of green tea leaves. It’s a powerful natural product that works hard to clear up your warts.
It is proven to:
Provide a complete clearance of warts in most patients (53.6%)
Offer a low rate (6.8%) of wart recurrence for patients who achieve complete clearance
VEREGEN® is also convenient—it’s available in a 15-gram multidose tube that’s easy to carry and store.