Genital warts known as genital warts, infections are one of the most common sexually transmitted. At least half of sexually active people will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives.
This virus affects the moist tissues of the genital area. In men may appear on the tip or shaft of the penis, anus or scrotum, while women can be seen in the vagina and cervix. They may be small (sometimes even not seen), or resemble a cauliflower.
Contagion of genital warts
Although sexual transmission is the most common form of infection, genital warts can also be spread by indirect contact through objects intimate toilet, underwear, public toilets, etc.. Therefore, you can not know exactly how and when a person is infected. The first thing you should do when detected is to see a specialist.
Treatment of genital warts
The first thing to consider is that genital warts are not a serious disease and can be cured completely. This does not mean that require specific treatment (determined by the specialist), which varies depending on:
- Location: if internal, external or mixed. To find it you must perform a colonoscopy.
- Number of lesions.
To treat them , there are different options that should always be used under medical description (you should never self - medicate); some of them are:
- Creams, lotions and topical
- Cryotherapy, consisting cauterization cold warts through a liquid nitrogen gun.
- Surgery; It is the most effective treatment. Furthermore, the use of CO2 laser minimizes collateral damage.