Genital wart treatment
There is no cure for genital warts.
The goal of treatment is to remove visible warts and
decrease the risk of spreading the virus. There are
many different treatments that your doctor may
recommend, none of which are 100% effective. Most
treatment types will get rid of the warts in 60–90%
of cases, however.
Some treatments are applied by the patient. These include the following:
•Imiquimod 3.75% cream (Zyclara®) – Imiquimod works by boosting your immune system to kill the virus. Apply once daily for up to 8 weeks. This medication may weaken condoms, and you should avoid sexual activity while the cream is on your skin. Do not use imiquimod during pregnancy.
•Imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara®) – Apply once daily (at bedtime) 3 times a week for up to 16 weeks.
•Podofilox 0.5% gel or solution (Condylox®) – This should not be used during pregnancy.
Treatments applied by a physician:
•Podophyllin resin, 15–25% solution – This should not be used during pregnancy.
•Cryotherapy – Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the warts.
•Surgical removal – This may need to be performed by a specialist with local anesthesia; usually for large amounts of warts.
•Laser treatment – Carbon dioxide laser treatment is useful for a large amount of urethral or vaginal warts.
Most of these treatments require multiple applications. If there is no improvement after 3 treatment cycles or if the warts are not gone after 6 treatment cycles, your doctor will usually switch you to a different medication. Common side effects of all treatments include skin irritation and redness. Some people may also develop scars at the site of the warts.
Genital Wart Treatment Clinic İn İstanbul