How to Remove Condyloma Acuminata?
Condyloma acuminata is the medical term for genital warts, which are an infection spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. The warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus. There are more than 30 strains of human papillomavirus that cause warts, and some of the strains are serious and can cause some cancers, including cervical cancer.
Causes of Condyloma Acuminata
Most cases of Condyloma Acuminata are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). There are 30 to 40 strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that specifically affect the genitals, but just a few of these strains cause genital warts. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) virus is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact, which is why it’s considered a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is so common that most sexually active people get it at some point; however, the virus doesn’t continuously result in complications like genital warts. In fact, in most cases, the virus goes away on its own without causing any health issues. Condyloma Acuminata is usually caused by strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that differ from the strains that cause warts on your hands or other parts of the body.
Risk Factors of Condyloma Acuminata
You have an increased risk of developing and spreading Condyloma Acuminata if you:
Stressed and have another virus infection, like Herpes,
Have a weakened immune system from medications or different health conditions, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS
Use tobacco or drink alcohol
Sexually active at the young age, or have unprotected sex with multiple partners
Have another Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
A weak immune system particularly increases one’s risk for infections, such as for Vaginal Condyloma Acuminatum
Effective Treatment For Removing Condyloma Acuminata
The following treatments are an effective for removing Condyloma Acuminata:
Surgery - The Condyloma Acuminata is excised, or cut out. A local anesthetic will be used.
Laser treatment - An intensive beam of light destroys the wart.
It's very common for our doctors to use more than one treatment at the same time.
Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery Treatment -The warts are frozen and the freezing process causes a blister to form around the wart. As the skin heals, the lesion slides off, allowing new skin to appear. Sometimes, repeated treatments are needed.
People who experience discomfort after treatment and who experience soreness may find that a warm bath helps to relieve discomfort. After taking a bath, the affected area must be dried completely.
Patients should not use bath oils, soap, or any medicines that are not prescribed by your doctors until after the treatment is completed. Genital warts will generally resolve without treatment; however, some presentations of Condyloma Acuminata grow and multiply if left alone. Treating Condyloma Acuminata greatly reduces the risk of transmission and may reduce the risk of you passing them on to someone else Heng Kang Clinic will always provide better treatment and a fast recovery. We always prioritized our patient's health.
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