Genital Warts Removal - Which Method to Use?
If you have genital warts, the first thing you need to do is decide how to remove them. Genital wart removal techniques generally fall into two categories: those methods that are performed by a doctor and those methods which can be performed at home. Let's take a brief look at each of these methods.
Genital Warts Removal Performed By A Doctor
There are several methods at your doctor's disposal for removing genital warts. The most common method is to prescribe a genital warts cream. Podofilox and Imiquimod are some of the more common prescription creams. These creams are applied directly to the warts for up to four months.
Other methods your doctor may use to remove genital warts are sugerical in nature. These include cryotherapy, or freezing genital warts, electrocautery, or burning the warts, and using a laser to remove the warts. For obvious reasons, these methods must be performed by a doctor. Even so, these methods can result in scarring as all of them involve changing the surface of the underlying skin.
Genital Warts Removal At Home
Some people prefer to remove their genital warts at home rather than have a doctor do it. To remove your genital warts at home you will need to purchase an over-the-counter genital wart remover. Natural genital wart removers are available online and do not require a prescription. However, just because there are several removal products available, does not mean they are equally effective. It is helpful to look for a product that comes with a money back guarantee as this is a sign that the manufacturer is willing to stand behind the efficacy of its product.
Make sure to carefully follow the product's instructions. There is no point in purchasing a product if you then disregard the manufacturer's instructions. This can cause the product to be ineffective in removing your genital warts.
While other sites will list a variety of genital wart home remedies that are supposed to be effective at removing genital warts, please know that these remedies are not supported by scientific research. Most of these remedies are simply old wives tales and do not work.
However you decide to remove your genital warts, just make sure you take the necessary steps to have them removed. Genital warts are very contagious so you do not want to leave them untreated. And besides, genital warts removal does not have to be complicated. If you have any doubts about what to do, it never hurts to ask your doctor.