Genital Warts Treatment in Singapore: Genital warts are the most common sexually transmitted disease. They’re caused by a virus known as HPV. They can be removed, but may go away on their own.
There is no treatment for HPV. If you have genital warts, the warts can be removed by a doctor. However, you will still have the HPV infection, so it’s possible that new genital warts will grow. Genital warts are removed if they cause any problems for the patient, such as discomfort, or simply being aesthetically displeasing.
There are several methods that can be used to remove a genital wart. One method is called physical ablation, which involves physically removing the wart. This often involves local anesthesia (usually a topical anesthetic cream), although some people can tolerate the discomfort of wart removal without anesthesia. The wart is then removed with a sharp instrument, with an instrument that uses an electrical charge (this also cauterizes the wound, meaning that it stops any bleeding), or by freezing it with liquid nitrogen. If liquid nitrogen is used, then the wart will die at the time of treatment, but may not fall off right away; it will fall off over the course of a few weeks. If a sharp instrument or electrical instrument is used, then the wart will be gone immediately after treatment.
Another method is to use a topical treatment for the wart. There are several different substances available, and each comes in the form of a cream or liquid. You place the medication onto the area of the wart several times per week. It may take several weeks for the wart to disappear. Some of these topical treatments cannot be used during pregnancy, because they can cause birth defects in the developing baby. If you have genital warts and want to treat them, but you’re pregnant or you suspect that you are, you should make sure that your doctor knows. If you’re unsure, get a pregnancy test before using the treatment. (Your doctor can do the pregnancy test, or you can get one yourself from the pharmacy.)
When any type of treatment is used to remove a wart, there is a chance that a scar will form where the wart was. Sometimes, the skin where the wart was removed becomes lighter than the surrounding skin, and this may last for several months after treatment, and in some cases is permanent. Sometimes, the area where the wart was continues to be itchy or painful for a period of time after the wart is gone.
While there are several home remedies that you may hear about, there’s no science to recommend these remedies. Many of them have been tested, but they simply don’t work, although most of them won’t hurt you either. If you really want to get rid of a wart, you should see your doctor to get a proven treatment.
Many people with HPV will naturally clear the infection from their bodies. This often takes months or even years, but in up to 80% of cases, the warts will simply go away (or stop appearing) on their own within 18 months. This is probably why there are so many home remedies that people swear by; the wart just went away on its own, and the person using the home remedy was convinced that whatever they did caused the wart to disappear.