Genital warts are caused by the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear in both men and women infected with the virus and are characterized by small lumps on the genital or anal areas. Genital warts can be treated with topical medication, although the virus can't be cured completely.
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What are Genital Warts?
Genital warts are small growths that appear on the genital area. They are the result of an infection caused by HPV (human papilloma virus).
This disease is also referred as condiloma acuminata or venereal warts. In men, flesh-coloured or grey growths develop normally in the penis, scrotum or anus, while in women they can show up on the vulva, vagina, cervix or anus.
What are Genital Warts symptoms?
Symptoms can take up several months or even years to develop after the contact with the virus. Although this is a sexual transmitted disease that is consequently spread trough sexual contact with an infected partner, it can also be transmitted to skin-to-skin contact, even though barrier protection like condoms is used.
Some people can have the virus and show no symptoms, while others have recurring infections, where warts show frequently, even after treatment.
What causes Genital Warts?
Genital warts are in 90% of the cases caused by two strains of HPV – type 6 and 11. These strains can remain inactive in the body for a long time before they cause symptoms. It is also possible that they do not cause symptoms at all. Some strains of HPV are responsible for cancer, others cause warts on other parts of the body that don’t include the genital area, however, they are not the same as the ones responsible for causing genital warts.
What are Genital Warts common treatments?
Genital warts can be treated easily, however the virus cannot be eliminated, which can cause several future outbreaks. Although genital warts aren’t normally serious, they have an unpleasant look and can sometimes become uncomfortable and painful.
In some cases, genital warts disappear on their own, however this could take several months. In order to speed up the process there are some treatments available. Getting treatment also reduces the risk of passing the infection to other people through sex.
The treatment for genital warts depends on the size and number of warts present and it is normally applied directly on the warts. Topical treatments include Aldara (Imiquimod), Warticon (Podophyllotoxin) in cream or solution, or Condyline (Podophyllotoxin). All these treatments for genital warts treat this symptom, however they do not cure the virus responsible for the infection.