Are there any free home remedies that can be used to reduce the outbreak of genital warts?

Genital warts may occur due to infection from a virus known as the herpes simplex virus. The virus lays dormant in the human body and may flare up periodically to reveal sores and fever blisters all over the body-especially around the mouth and the genitals. Most of these warts disappear over a period of time, but there are some which will require treatment and medication.

Among the home remedies for genital warts, the best is Vitamin E. Genital warts break the skin and cause infections. Applying vitamin E oil on the affected areas can help you deal with these skin problems. Simply apply some Vitamin E oil on the wart and cover it with adhesive tape. As the wart becomes dry and scabbed, it will fall off on its own and removing the tape will remove the ward right off the skin.

The juice of crushed onions is also one of the best genital warts natural cures. You can crush the onions and apply it on the warts. Keep applying this on the warts periodically till the warts disappear completely. The onion juice may sting, but do not let that deter you. In case the warts are ruptured, it is advisable to seek medical attention as using home remedies at this stage may increase the risk of infection and cause the wounds to fester.

answered by S S

Is it possible to contract genital warts without sexual contact?

Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV. This virus is transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse. If you are sexually active and have anal, oral, or vaginal sex with anyone who is infected, you can get infected. The surest way to prevent getting infected with this virus is to avoid having intercourse with anyone who has been infected. Since the causes of genital warts are basically sexual in nature, it is not possible to contract the virus without sexual contact. Having sex with only one partner who is known not to be infected is the best way to avoid the infection. It should be known that HPV cannot be cured completely. Since there is no permanent cure for the condition, it is best to take all the preventive measures that you can.

It may be difficult to know if someone is infected with HPV because the symptoms are not always present. The symptoms of the condition are intermittent and may not be visible at all times. Even if the virus is transmitted to you, it is possible that you may not get the symptoms immediately. Mostly, the symptoms remain dormant for some time before you get the first breakout. It is usually only at this stage that a genital warts diagnosis is made.

answered by G M

What are the symptoms of genital warts?

Genital warts are caused by the transmission of the human papillomavirus. If you are infected with this virus, you can see many different kinds of symptoms. The symptoms of genital warts in women and the symptoms of genital warts in men are the same.

Small pink or white colored lumps are seen on the skin—especially the skin around the mouth and the genitals. The larger warts are shaped like small cauliflower-like growths on the skin. These sprout up near the penis and scrotum/vagina, and the anus. They may even be present around the thighs. It is best to prevent these genital warts from being ruptured. While in men the warts are limited to the outer surface, in women they can form even inside the vulva.

These warts are usually painless, but if they rupture they can bleed and become infected. The pearly penile papules often appear in a ring like formation around the tip or the head of the penis. Similar looking papules are also found in the vulva. This condition is also characterized by bright purple or red colored spots which form all over the skin. These are known as angiokeratomas. Often, the sebaceous glands get infected and form little white or yellow colored bumps all over the skin.

answered by M W

How long does it take to recover from genital warts?

Genital warts are caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus. This virus can stay dormant in the blood for long periods of time and get activated periodically to cause episodes of fever blisters and genital warts. The virus is incurable and you may never recover from the condition. It is important to understand that the duration of the outbreak of a symptomatic episode is not constant. The episode may cause the appearance of symptoms for a few days or even a few months.

Genital warts complications may occur if the warts rupture and begin to bleed. In such a case, the recovery may take a longer period of time. Depending on where the genital warts have occurred, it may take some time for them to get cured. Genital warts usually take longer to heal and cure than fever blisters, which usually only occur around the mouth and the face.

If you have had a genital warts removal surgery, it may take varying amounts of time for you to heal and recover completely. This depends on the number of genital warts that have been removed from the genital area. Genital warts are contagious when they have been ruptured. Weeping and crusting warts may cause the spread of infection on the skin. Having sexual intercourse when the blisters are ruptured may increase the likelihood of getting infected.

answered by G R

Some home remedies for treating genital warts:

  • Try applying castor oil.
  • Take an oatmeal bath to soothe genital itchiness that may occur from warts.
  • Genital warts may reappear even after treatment. Doctors can help you get rid of an outbreak of warts with topical applications or surgical treatments. But the underlying virus is never completely eliminated.

answered by P P

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