Genital Warts-Medicines For Treatment And Uses

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Genital Warts-Medicines For Treatment And Uses.

Genital warts is known as a sexually transmitted infection which is being caused by human papilloma virus. Genital warts can also be an out growth which is being covered by a thick skin .It can be found in the male (genital warts on penis) or female genitals (genital warts vagina) like the penis, vagina, vulva etc.

Like i said, these warts are caused by a virus which is spread by sexual contact.

 

GENITAL WARTS SYMPTOMS

  • You will see a small, hard, whitish or brownish skin growth that have rough surface.
  • In men, they usually grow on the penis but can also grow on the scrotum or anus.
  • In women, they grow on the lips of the vagina, inside the vagina or around the anus.

 

GENITAL WARTS PREVENTION

The man should always wear a condom during sex if either he or his partner is having genital warts.

 

GENITAL WARTS TREATMENT

Apply a small amount of bichloroacetic acid or podophyllin to each wart. If possible, first apply vaseline or other greasy ointment to the skin around each wart to protect the healthy skin. Podophyllin must be washed off 6 hours later. Several treatments are also necessary. The warts will slowly shrink and go away, but often returns if not treated properly.

 

GENITAL WARTS MEDICINES

The medicines which can be used in treating genital warts are :

PODOPHYLLIN

This medicine often comes as a solution containing 10 to 20 percent podophyllin mixed with benzoin. This is used to shrink genital warts. Podophyllin is very irritating to healthy skin, so it should be used with care.

It helps to protect the area around the warts with petroleum jelly (vaseline) or some other greasy ointment. Apply solution to warts and let dry completely. This is especially important to areas where normal skin may touch the wart, such as the foreskin of the penis.

Wash off thoroughly in 4 to 6 hours. Treatment can be repeated in one week; usually several weekly treatments are needed.

CAUTION : If severe skin irritation develops, do not use again. Podophyllin should not be used on bleeding warts. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not use podophyllin.

 

BICHLOROACETIC ACID

This medicine comes as a clear liquid. If podophyllin is not available, bichloroacetic acid can be used to shrink warts. But it also dissolves healthy skin; so it must be used with great care.

Protect the skin surrounding the warts with vaseline or some other greasy ointment. Carefully trim off dead tissue from large or thick warts. With a toothpick, apply a small drop of acid to the wart. Gently work the acid into the wart with the point of the toothpick.

Several treatments are usually needed and can be repeated weekly.

CAUTION : This acid can cause severe burns. Protect the hands and other healthy skin from the acid and wash immediately in case of contact.

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