Genital Warts, are Highly Contagious and Can Also be Painful and Irritating

October 29, 2009 by admin 

It is a very well known fact that people suffering from Genital Warts will not go advertising about it. Even to there own

sexual partners this becomes a secret and as a result, they are left suffering in silence .Definitely this is not the way

forward due to the highly contagious nature of the Genital Warts disease

As a well known STD or Sexually Transmitted Disease, Genital Warts can be sometimes embarrassing to talk about therefore

causing a lot of pain either physically, emotionally or mentally to the victim. Due to the contagious nature of the genital

warts infection, sharing this with our sexual partners can help ease the spread of it.

As much as we know that Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) which is the cause for the genital warts has no cure, it should not cause

us sleepless nights because the warts themselves can be cured using the various methods that are there. Besides being

contagious, painful and irritating, genital warts can cause disfigurement or scarring to a patient depending on the method of

treatment one chooses.

Genital warts usually appear as flesh-colored or reddish bumps around the external genitals and anus in both men and women.

In women, genital warts can also appear inside the vagina or on the cervix. The warts may be flat or raised, small or large,

and there may be one or many. They may have a cauliflower-like appearance. Genital warts are usually painless, but sometimes

can cause pain, itching or bleeding.

Treatment methods for genital Warts can be in several ways. Chemical treatments such as trichloracetic acid (TEA),

podophyllin and podofilox are liquids applied on the surface of the warts. Cryotherapy, or freezing the infected skin, is

another common treatment. Electrocautery (destroying the infected tissue with electrical current) is another option. Laser

therapy or surgery may be used to treat more extensive or complicated cases. Treatment can be frustrating because of the long

incubation period of HPV. It is common to need more than one treatment to clear up genital warts and it is common for the

warts to recur after treatment

The discovery of genital warts infection can be devastating and shocking and this can cause one to seek over the counter

medication. This is not however advised because most of this medication can only be applied by trained medical personnel.

Main reason fro this is that the ingredients’ used in these medicines is too strong to be used on these sensitive genital


Other than that, we have other methods available too which are natural remedies.

This could be use of herbs, or home remedies like garlic, Apple juice, squeezed onion juice which can help ease the pain and


Detection of genital warts can sometimes be hard to identify since the incubation period of the HPV could be anything form a

few weeks to a few years depending on the immune system of each individual.


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