Genital Warts? Here’s Homeopathy To Your Rescue!August 20, 2019 Posted by: Dr Manoj's Homeopathy 336 views
Consulting with an andrologist (men’s doctor) or gynecologist (women’s doctor) requires mental preparation. Most of you in that position would make a list of ‘correctly-framed’ questions and answers that have been revised again and again in your heads, trying to make the visit as less awkward as possible.
In a society where anything concerning the genital area is a taboo topic, you find yourselves in an uncomfortable position when we have to talk about your bodies, and even more when it’s about sexual health and hygiene. This makes it embarrassing for people to get good treatment.
Genital warts are an example of conditions caused by not taking your sexual health and hygiene seriously. So let’s find out what genital warts are and how not to have them!
What are Genital warts?
Also known as venereal warts or condylomata acuminata, genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and are a symptom of HPV. Genital warts are fibrous overgrowths covered by a thickened outer layer which may appear around a man’s scrotum, anus, and penis, or a woman’s vulva, cervix, vagina, or anus. They are contagious and one of the most common types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
What are its symptoms?
It is absolutely possible to have HPV without showing symptoms. Genital warts often appear about 3 months after infection. However, in some cases, there may be no symptoms for many years, but when they do appear,
- They are painless but bothersome because of their location, size, or due to itching.
- The size may range from less than 1 mm (0.039 inches) across to 1 cm (0.39 inches) when many warts join together.
- Men and women with genital warts will often complain of painless bumps, itching, and discharge.
What are the risk factors for genital warts?
People who are sexually active are at risk of getting HPV. However, genital warts are more common for people who:
- are under the age of 30
- have a weak immune system
- have a history of child abuse
- are children of a mother who had the virus during childbirth
How are Genital warts treated?
While, in most cases, visible genital warts often go away with time, HPV can linger in your skin cells. Which means you may have several outbreaks over the course of your life. So managing symptoms is important because you want to avoid transmitting the virus to others.
With that being said, genital warts can be passed on to others even when there are no visible warts or other symptoms.
Genital warts are treated to relieve painful symptoms or to minimize their appearance. However, genital warts can’t always be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) wart removers or treatments.
The following treatments can prove effective for removing genital warts:
Topical medication: A cream or liquid applied directly onto the warts for several days each week. This can be administered at home or in a clinic and the treatment can continue for several weeks.
Cryotherapy: Warts are frozen, often with liquid nitrogen. The freezing process causes a blister to form around the wart. As the skin heals, the lesion slides off, allowing new skin to appear. Sometimes, the treatment needs to be repeated.
Electrocautery: The warts are destroyed with electric current, generally under local anesthesia.
Surgery: The wart is excised, or cut out through a surgical procedure. A local anesthetic will be used.
Laser treatment: An intensive beam of light destroys the wart.
How can genital warts be prevented?
To avoid catching or spreading genital warts, it is important for sexually active people to take preventive steps. These can include:
- abstinence from sexual contact
- Using protection, such as a condom or dental dam
- women receiving the HPV vaccine
- openly informing partners about genital warts
- quitting smoking
Homeopathy: Fool-proof remedy for genital warts
We, at Dr Manoj’s Homeopathy understand that talking about condition that’s as private as genital warts can be very challenging for you, especially considering how you might have got it in the first place. This is why we have very discreet sessions with you and thanks to the advanced technology that we have embraced, we have special online consultations for genital warts that allow you to be in the comfort of a place of your choice, cutting down the emotional issues that could prevent you from seeking help.
After understanding your health history and the issue at hand, we recommend custom-made homeopathic remedies for you, keeping your health in mind. These treatments are easy to incorporate into your routine and will not interfere with any other treatment that you might be taking. Made from natural, yet potent ingredients, our treatments are designed to not just work on your genital warts but to also fix all the other symptoms that you have.
Talking about sexual health is important for a healthy sexual life. If you’ve observed symptoms and are looking to consult a specialist, reach out to us at at our clinic, or simply book yourself an online appointment