How to get rid of HPV warts?

by Rachel on July 30, 2011

My boyfriend & I have the HPV virus. He gave it to me when we started becoming sexually active with each other.

How can we both get rid of it? I know we will have it for the rest of our lives, but can we temporarily get rid of it? Whats the process? Where can we do it?
What will they do at the doctors?

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Cake Batter July 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Doctor! You can’t fix it yourself.

Goldfish July 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

burn or freeze em off at health center or gyno. I atcually had surgery on them.

it sucks but they wont go away and the longer you wait the worst it gets

King July 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

exercise

kira_chic2000 July 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

go o the doctor there is medicine’s for it.

i’m not sure they just might look at them and then give u med’s but not really sure.

wengkuen July 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Some HPV infections can cause warts (verrucae), which are noncancerous skin growths. Infection with these types of HPV causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin. Types of warts include:

Common warts: Some “cutaneous” HPV types, such as HPV-1 and HPV-2,[citation needed] cause common skin warts. Common warts are often found on the hands and feet, but can also occur in other areas, such as the elbows or knees. Common warts have a characteristic cauliflower-like surface and are typically slightly raised above the surrounding skin. Cutaneous HPV types do not usually cause genital warts and are not associated with the development of cancer.
Plantar warts are found on the soles of the feet. Plantar warts grow inward, generally causing pain when walking.
Subungual or periungual warts form under the fingernail (subungual), around the fingernail or on the cuticle (periungual). They may be more difficult to treat than warts in other locations.
Flat warts: Flat warts are most commonly found on the arms, face or forehead. Like common warts, flat warts occur most frequently in children and teens. In people with normal immune function, flat warts are not associated with the development of cancer.
Genital warts are quite contagious, while common, flat, and plantar warts are much less likely to spread from person to person.

There is no cure for HPV, but there are methods to treat visible warts. Genital warts may disappear without treatment, but sometimes eventually develop a fleshy, small raised growth. There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear.

Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them.

Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area

A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off

A 0.5% podofilox solution, applied to the affected area but not to be washed off

A 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)

Pulsed dye laser

Liquid nitrogen cryosurgery

Electric or laser cauterization

Condylox

sinecatechins (Veregen) also Polyphenon E: ointment made of several green-tea-extracted catechines and other components. Mode of action is undetermined.It is FDA-approved but very expensive.

Some doctors inject the antiviral drug interferon-alpha directly into the warts, to treat warts that have returned after removal by traditional means. The drug is expensive, and does not reduce the rate that the warts return

The Shadow July 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

You have it too?

I just got diagnosed about 2 weeks ago.
They rescheduled me for another test in a few months.
My doctor told me that if it was still positive, i would have to go to the OB/GYN for treatment.

One thing you could do, is that if you continue to have sex with your boyfriend, you need to use a condom. Even though you both already have it, if you give it the chance to no get re-infected, it can go away on it’s own. But you still need to see a doctor.

jane July 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

There is like a lazer treatement you can get from your doctor. You go something like once a year and get them cut off.

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stephy July 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

You go to the doctor and you can either have them put this stuff on them that looks like iodine, or have them frozen off.
It stings pretty bad when they do it, and it takes about a week to heal. But once they do it they don’t tend to come back.
You will always have hpv. But the doctors want to get rid of the warts because they are contagious and can cause cancer.

Wanderer July 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

you have to find out what type it is – most of them are no big deal .You must see a Dr.

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