A genital wart manifests itself as a small fleshy bump that is not different from regular warts. Most cases of HPV disappear by themselves and do not need any special treatment.
A genital wart however, although you can get rid of the warts by yourself, the virus causing the wart does not go away. Thus, the warts come back. There are, however, many ways in which you can treat this problem and get rid of your genital warts.
One such way is the topical treatment, applied physically to the warts. What they do is ‘burn off’ the warts. The advantage of this kind of treatment is that it can be done from home and without any help from a third person.
But you should also keep in mind that the medicine can be applied only in warts around your pubic are and not internal warts, which should always be treated by physicians. Consult a doctor before buying the medicine and get proper instructions on how you should use it.
Surgery is also how you can remove genital warts. Most warts can be removed with the help of topical medicine, but in case it fails, you should go in for surgery. There are several methods a doctor might use and these methods have been discussed below:
There is Cryotherapy in which the warts are frozen using liquid nitrogen every one or two weeks. The aim is to cause blisters around the wart. With time, the skin will heal and the wart will sough off, making way for new skin formation.
In Electrocautery, the doctor uses an electronic current to burn the wart. Excision refers to the use of regular surgical methods to cut off the wart. Anesthesia is applied in this kind of surgery. Laser surgery, which is extremely expensive, is used to treat warts that are difficult to get rid of or which are extensive.
Although the genital wart can be removed, the virus, as mentioned before, always remains, causing recurrences. So it is best to be careful and try to avoid genital warts.
If it is possible, abstain from intercourse as much as possible. HPV, the virus that causes genital warts is the most commonly transmitted disease in the United States. In fact, every time you do have intercourse, there is a seven percent chance of getting infected.
When you do engage in sexual activity, always use protection. However, contrary to popular belief, condom is not sufficient to prevent HPV from being transmitted. Condoms merely reduces the risk, does not prevent the transmission. You acquire genital warts by coming in contact with the skin of someone who already has it. The condom covers only a certain part of the genitals while the other parts remain exposed. Be safe and remember that prevention is better than trying to get rid of (curing) genital warts.