Klinik Bangsar South

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Treating Genital Warts

Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts can be a distressing and embarrassing condition for patients, and prompt treatment is essential in preventing the spread of infection and relieving symptoms.

Treatment options for genital warts include topical medications, cryotherapy, electrocautery, and surgical excision. Topical medications such as imiquimod and podofilox work by stimulating the immune system or directly destroying the wart tissue. Cryotherapy involves freezing the wart tissue with liquid nitrogen, while electrocautery uses an electrical current to burn off the wart. Surgical excision involves cutting out the wart tissue.

The choice of treatment depends on various factors, including the number, size, and location of the warts, patient preference, and the expertise of the healthcare provider. In addition to treatment, patient education about safe sex practices and the importance of regular screening for other STDs is critical in preventing the spread of infection.

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