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Cream for Genital Warts Removal. Check it Out

Genital warts are caused by certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus), usually strains 6 and 11.

These warts typically appear three months after sexual contact with an infected person, although the average time is usually around 20 months. They are like small skin-colored lumps that vary in size. Fortunately, they are treatable.

Below, we will tell you about the creams or medications that can be used to treat genital warts from HPV.

What cream is best for genital warts?

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Before introducing these medications, it is necessary to clarify that some may not be highly recommended during pregnancy. The doctor will determine if it is advisable or not.

Let’s see what they are:

1. Imiquimod

This is the most commonly used ointment or cream to treat genital warts. Obviously, you first need a doctor to check the area to see if this is the right cream. The action mechanism of Imiquimod cream is strengthening the immune system.

It helps the body’s defenses fight the papilloma virus and consequently get rid of genital warts (click here if you want to know how to completely eliminate the virus).

It should be used very cautiously, following all medical instructions, as it is a fairly aggressive cream and can cause severe damage to healthy skin if used incorrectly.

It is not recommended to have sex while the cream or ointment is on your genital area for a couple of reasons:

  • It can cause skin irritation for your partner.
  • It may weaken the condom, making it less effective.

Also, it is important that you are aware of the side effects that this cream can cause in you. One of them is redness of the skin, as well as blistering and rashes. You may also experience coughing and fatigue.

Of course, if the symptoms are very strong, it is best to pause its use and go to the doctor who prescribed it.

2. Podophyllin and Podofilox

Although their names are similar, it is important to clarify that they are medications or ointments with a different degree of action.

Podophyllin is a plant-based resin, which functions to dissolve the tissue that genital warts are made of. It is a quite aggressive solution, so it is one of the medications that only a doctor can apply.

On the other hand, Podofilox cream has a less severe effect than Podophyllin despite having the same compound. With a prescription, you can get it at any pharmacy. You can apply Podofilox yourself to genital warts, always following medical recommendations.

A major warning when using this cream is that you should never apply it to the inner area of your genitals as it is very irritating and will only cause more harm.

Some of its side effects are skin irritation near the affected area, sores, and pain.

3. Veregen (Sinecatechins)

This medication contains sinecatechins, which are an aqueous extract of the green tea leaf from Camellia sinensis. It is used to treat external genital warts.

Veregen cream differs from the others in that it can be applied internally, but only in the anal canal. It should not be put in the vagina or any other orifice.

Like all the medications mentioned, it causes side effects in the person who uses it, such as itching, skin irritation, burning, and pain.

These symptoms are not very strong, but if they intensify at any time, it is best to contact your doctor.

4. Trichloroacetic Acid

While not a cream or ointment per se, trichloroacetic acid is another remedy for warts on the genitals.

This is a chemical treatment that should be handled with great care. It has the ability to burn all the layers of wart tissue, eliminating them. But, if not used according to the instructions, the damage to healthy skin can be severe.

It can be used for both external and internal genital warts. And, like the other treatments, this one also causes side effects. Skin irritation, sores, and pain are some of them.

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

Contraindications, warnings, and side effects

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Like all medications, creams or ointments for the treatment of genital warts require certain precautions.

They should not be used in children under 3 years of age, pregnant women, or those who are breastfeeding.

Their application is also contraindicated in the following circumstances:

  • Large or open wounds
  • Kidney or liver diseases
  • Thyroid gland disorders
  • Treatments with medications containing lithium.

It’s important for you to know that some of these creams or ointments can cause stains on the skin and clothing.

Avoid contact with eyes, ears, and mucous membranes. Using them on very large areas of the skin or prolonged use without medical supervision is not recommended.

On some occasions, the application of these creams can produce undesired and bothersome effects. Not everyone experiences them, but they can occur:

  • Burning, irritation at the application site, feelings of itchiness and scratching.
  • Bleeding on the skin and swelling.
  • Fever and joint pain.

Generally, these side effects disappear after discontinuing the cream application, but if they persist, you should consult your doctor.

How long does a genital wart last?

Not all genital warts behave in the same way. In some cases, they appear and disappear on their own without treatment. On the other hand, some warts require treatment.

As for the duration, some warts may take a few weeks to disappear, while others can take up to 2 years to be completely removed.

On average, a wart takes about 4 months to disappear once treatment has started.

Keep in mind that the more carefully you follow your doctor’s instructions, the quicker and more effectively the warts will be eliminated.

Genital Warts Treatment with Surgery

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There are various treatments for warts, such as cryotherapy, for both men and women. The treatment to follow may vary depending on the location, size, and number of warts, as well as the patient’s and doctor’s preferences.

For women, the treatment may vary. For example, during pregnancy, certain treatments may not be recommended.

Some of the most common surgical treatments include:

  • Surgical excision: This is the most common treatment. It involves removing the warts using a scalpel or surgical scissors.
  • Electrocauterization: Electrocauterization uses an electric current to burn genital warts.
  • Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy involves the application of liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the warts.
  • Laser: Laser therapy uses a concentrated beam of light to destroy genital warts. This treatment may be an option for warts that are difficult to access or that have not responded to other treatments.

The treatment for warts serves both the anus and the penis or vagina.

Lastly… what should you do if you have HPV?

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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