If only I had a dollar for every person who writes to ask how to remove genital warts.
Genital warts are an epidemic currently, but the fact that millions of others are also suffering does nothing to lessen the embarrassment and discomfort, and even shame, that many people with genital warts experience.
If you have genital warts you are not alone and you must not worry. This is a treatable condition. You can get help from a doctor or get rid of genital warts in the privacy of your own home.
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). As well as being very contagious and unattractive, they are dangerous because of the link to cervical cancer. I am not going to try and soft-soap this. If you have had genital warts (and remember, millions do), I am not for a moment suggesting you should feel guilt or shame. However, they spread very easily and cause cervical cancer and horrible complications for pregnant women and babies, so you have an ABSOLUTE DUTY to do something about the problem.
If you are unsure if you have genital warts, be sure to check out the signs and symptoms of genital warts, and well as pictures of genital warts.
You also need to be aware of this warning from the Mayo Clinic: “The underlying virus is never completely eliminated, however, and genital warts may reappear even after treatment.”
This is why it is so good to be able to take control and treat your genital warts yourself.
Your treatment choices are limited to:
1. Expert medical interventions from your doctor or an STD clinic, or
2. A proven home remedy.
DO NOT use an over-the-counter treatment from a drugstore. According to the Mayo Clinic: “Don’t try to treat genital warts with over-the-counter medications. These medications aren’t intended for use in the moist tissues of the genital area. Using over-the-counter medications for this purpose can cause even more pain and irritation.”
Consumer Reports.org has researched the various surgical and other medical treatment options. They rate 2 treatments as the best medical options, rated as “Benefits very likely outweigh harms”
Consumer Reports verdict on how to remove genital warts is to use:
2. Podofilox comes as a gel or solution that you put on your genital warts. It is sometimes called podophyllotoxin and its brand name is Condylox.1. Imiquimod is a cream that you put on your genital warts. Its brand name is Aldara.
Both of these have exactly the same problems:
1. They cannot be used to remove genital warts if you are pregnant.
3. They only work about 50% – 65% of the time.2. They can have side effects such as irritation, burning, itching and other pain. (remember, we are talking about VERY sensitive body parts.)
4. Even when they fo seem to work, warts often come back.
5. They require a prescription and are expensive $70 – $300 at the online pharmacies.
OVERALL VERDICT – If you are worried about how to remove genital warts, you may want to investigate a proven self-help technique.
Genital warts home remedies
As this is a sensitive and very personal issue, and as medical treatment costs can be very high, genital warts home remedies are highly sought-after.
THERE ARE NO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INTERNAL GENITAL WARTS HOME REMEDIES!
It is possible to get rid of EXTERNAL genital warts at home, but you MUST see a doctor to treat internal genital warts.
Any information to the contrary is dangerous, misleading, unreliable, and is bound to be an irresponsible scam you should have nothing to do with.
Obviously, this site is all about home remedies, but please believe me when I say that the only genital warts home remedies you can trust are for external warts, NEVER internal.
To get rid of external genital warts at home, follow the method outlined by Dr. Charles in Chapter 6: Best home wart remover. Pay particular attention to the important tip on page 99 and you will get excellent results.