While the condition may clear on it’s own, many patients require medical treatments for genital warts. Even with treatment, patients may still be able to spread the condition to sexual partners. Speak to your doctor before engaging in sexual intercourse.
Whether the patient needs treatment or not, doctors at Florida Hospital strongly caution patients not to use over-the-counter wart medications meant for other kinds of warts.
Depending on the patient’s condition, different treatment options may be recommended. These are some of the treatments for genital warts:
- Skin treatment by doctors
- Topical medications prescribed for use at home
- Removal of the genital warts by surgery, including cryosurgery, electrocauterization, laser therapy and surgical excision.
Prevention is the best way to avoid the complications caused by HPV.