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Treatment For Genital Warts

PCPdirect  online service for the treatment of genital warts

This service has been developed for use by men and women. If after reading the information below you have any doubt about your condition you should seek medical advice from your own doctor.

Who can use this service?

The service is available to men and women who have the genital warts that are clearly defined by the descriptions below and  who are aged over 18 years. Overseas purchasers may be restricted by legislation in their own country.

How the service works

The following information is provided for you to determine whether you have genital warts. Should you consider that this is the case you will then be given options for treatment, this includes links to proprietary products marketed for the treatment of genital warts where available and the opportunity to participate in an online consultation to see whether the online GP considers treatment is appropriate. Links are also supplied to provide advice and support on genital warts.

If the online GP decides creams or solutions are appropriate our service will allow you to purchase a short course which should be sufficient to treat your genital warts.

What are the symptoms of genital warts?

 If you have genital warts you might have small, fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes which may appear anywhere in or on the genital or anal area. They can appear from two weeks to several months from coming into contact with the virus.

Genital warts are an infection of the skin of the genital and anal area, and the mucous membranes (lining) of the vagina, cervix and rectum. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Genital warts can be spread during vaginal or anal sex, and by sharing sex toys. However, you don’t need to have penetrative sex to pass it on. The virus is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Condoms do not completely protect you as it is possible to infect the genital skin not covered by the condom.

You can't get genital warts from kissing, hugging, sharing baths or towels, using swimming pools, toilet seats or from sharing cups, plates or cutlery.

You should not use this service if any of the following apply to you:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Pregnant
  • Likely to become pregnant
  • Warts are inflamed or weeping
  • You are uncertain you have genital warts



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