Genital Warts are also known as Condyloma or Condylomata acuminata.
It is one of the most common and highly contagious sexual transmitted diseases and is caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
The most common types of HPV that cause genital warts are HPV-6 and HPV-11.
Currently, you have no cure for genital warts. On the other hand, you have genital wart treatment options to treat the condition.
However, the treatment option for your condition completely depends on the factors such as severity, location and symptoms of the warts.
Genital warts generally form on the genital areas: in the vagina, on the vulva, cervix, or anus. The warts generally appear as single or as a bunch of gritty, hard bumps. However, if the warts are left untreated, they can develop and resemble as cauliflowers.
It is better to have genital wart treatment in the beginning only. But, in general, you will be unaware of the warts because of having no symptoms. Remember that genital wart treatment can be done at home or at doctor’s clinic.
Always keep in mind that regular warts differ from genital warts. The genital warts generally develop on sensitive areas of your body. So, never make use of regular warts treatment options for genital wart treatment.
The warts can be removed through topical medications or surgery. Topical medications contain elements that dissolve the wart. These medications usually come in the form of gel or cream.
Podophyllin is one of the topical medications that first attack the wart and breakdown the wart tissue completely. This type of genital wart treatment will be done in the presence of your doctor.
Condylox (podofilox) and Aldara (imiquimod) are two topical medications that are generally prescribed by the doctor to apply at home.
Remember that Aldara should be applied on external genital warts only. Also, these medications can cause birth defects in your baby when used during pregnancy.
Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) and Bichloro-acetic acid (BCA) are two safe topical medications that are generally prescribed for pregnant women because it causes some simple local reactions.
Genital wart treatment with topical medications is very easy and painless but takes a long period of time. The treatment needs to be continued for several weeks until the warts are removed completely.
On the other hand, genital wart treatment through surgery can remove or dissolve genital warts very quickly. Surgical genital wart treatments include Cryosurgery, Electrocautery, or surgical excision.
All these surgical genital wart treatment options will be done in doctor’s office under local anesthesia.
If your genital warts affected larger area and it is hard to remove, then laser surgery is the best genital wart treatment. It is the most expensive genital wart treatment option for removing genital warts.
Always consult a trained health care professional when you prefer to have laser surgery to remove genital warts.
Remember that genital warts can reoccur although you have removed them completely. The only way is to prevent the occurrence of genital warts or to remove them immediately with genital wart treatment options.