Genital Warts / HPV
Genital warts is a fairly common condition among those who are sexually active. Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from this condition.
Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus (HPV); the more significant problem is that some HPV strains can eventually lead to cervical cancer. It is extremely important to consult with a dermatology provider to properly assess your condition and get the treatment you need.
What Genital Warts look like
Usually recognizable by their brown or pink bumpy-like appearance, the warts tend to appear in the genital area or sometimes near the anus.
The Most Common Genital Wart Treatments
Your course of treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and the specific type of warts that you may be experiencing. There are numerous options for the treatment of genital warts. Treatment options include:
- Cryotherapy or cryosurgery, which freezes and destroys the HPV virus.
- Prescription creams, such as Imiquimod, Aldara, Zyclara and Veregen
- A physician dispensed application of the anti-mitotic liquid Podophyllin, which is washed off in the office.
- An application of TCA acid.
Seek Treatment for Genital Warts
Genital warts are extremely contagious it is important to contact a dermatology provider as soon as you spot what you may think is a lesion. Genital warts are treatable and we can help provide the best treatment option.