Common Warts Treatments

Common Warts What You Need To Know

Common warts are a type of wart caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Common warts are small raised spots on the skin with a rough surface. They can be flesh-colored, white, pink, or tan. The size of the wart varies and may appear anywhere on the body, especially the hands. They may also be called “seed” warts because blood vessels in the wart look like black dots or “seeds.

What are the treatment options?

There are several painless options for treating genital warts including:

Laser Cauterization – Genital wart cauterization is the medical practice of burning the tissue with a laser to get rid of the infection. This genital wart treatment is highly effective, healing and recovery is faster, immediate cure with less chance of recurrence.

Freezing – This genital wart treatment otherwise known as cryotherapy involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is applied to and around the wart, freezing the wart. As the skin heals the lesions slough off, allowing new skin to appear.

Creams – Prescription genital wart creams are to be applied directly to the wart, they work by boosting your immune system’s ability to fight genital warts.

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How common are they?

According to mayoclinic.com at least half of all sexually active people will become infected with the virus that causes genital warts at some point during their lives. Greater than 60% of population is infected with this virus.n.

How do people get them?

The Human Papilloma Virus causes genital warts to be spread by skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. You can still get genital warts even if you use condoms. Condoms protect the shaft of the penis; however, condoms do not protect the penile base. His area includes the pubic area and the scrotum area. It is prevalent for genital warts to form in these regions and then spread to the shaft of the penis. Genital warts are the #1 viral sexually transmitted disease.

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