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I think I have genital warts how do I get rid of them


You need to see a health professional (make an appointment at your local sexual health or genitourinary medicine clinic) as genital warts need to be properly treated. You cannot get rid of them by yourself. Over-the-counter wart creams are designed to treat warts on the hands only, so will not work.

If you are diagnosed as having genital warts, do not have sex (of any sort!) until your genital warts have fully healed, otherwise you will pass the infection on to others. Genital warts can be spread during penetrative sex, and by sharing sex toys, but penetrative sex is not the only way to pass on the infection because HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Condoms do not provide complete protection as the skin around your genital area that is not covered by the condom could become infected. Abstinence will also help speed your recovery. Also avoid sex until you have the diagnosis.

There is a good rate of success from the several treatments that are available, but many can take up to three months before they are fully effective.

After infection with the virus (HPV), it can take up to 12 months for warts to appear, and the virus can be passed on before the warts have developed. So it does not necessarily mean your partner has been having sex with other people. It is also possible to pass the virus on after the warts have disappeared. However, HPV is most likely to be passed on when warts are evident.

Hope this helps.