How to use Genital-warts in a sentence
Usually genital warts look like little lumps that stand up from the skin.
Never try to treat genital warts by yourself always seek medical advice.
In 2003 cases of genital warts increased by 2% and syphilis increased by 28 %.
It is estimated that two-thirds of the people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop the disease within three months of contact.
As a result, about 1 million new cases of genital warts are diagnosed in the United States each year.Advertisement
Even though genital warts may be removed, the virus itself continues to live.
The general recommendation for women who have a history of genital warts is to see their doctors every six months for Pap smears to monitor any changes that may occur.
However, parents should tell their children that genital warts can be prevented by using condoms and avoiding unprotected sex.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that causes genital warts and can increase the risk of developing some cancers.
Some medications (imiquimod 5% cream, podophyllin, trichloroacetic acid, or topical 5-fluorouracil) can be applied to help dissolve genital warts.Advertisement
Common methods to reduce genital warts include application of a topical cream called imiquimod (Aldara), cryotherapy (freezing of the wart), elecrosurgery (applying an electrical current to the wart), and surgical removal.
Herpes Simplex II results in genital warts and sores and is spread through contact with the sexual organs.
With a small chance of becoming cancerous, genital warts are also caused by the HPV virus and are spread through skin to skin contact.
Some genital warts may resemble the common wart, while others may appear as small pink pustules on the skin.
A small number of genital warts caused by the HPV 16 and HPV 18 strain of virus have been linked to cancer.Advertisement
This subgroup of genital warts have been named bowenoid papulosis.
Those who are plagued with genital warts must seek medical attention for proper and safe treatment.