How Do You Prevent Genital Warts?
Besides knowing how to remove genital warts, you also need to learn about prevention.
The HPV vaccines Gardasil and Gardasil 9 can shield men and women from HPV strains that cause genital warts, and protect against strains linked to cervical cancer. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking new medication.
The vaccines can be given to those aged 9 to 45, and taken in two to three doses, depending on the person’s age. Both vaccines should be given before someone becomes sexually active, since they work best before HPV exposure.
Wearing a condom or dental dam during sexual contact can also decrease the risk of getting genital warts. It’s important to have a physical barrier to prevent infection.
Routine screening for HPV and cervical cancer also helps.
There is no cure for HPV, but like many illnesses, genital warts that come as a result of the virus may be treated the traditional or non-traditional way.
How to Remove Genital Warts
The traditional way involves:
- Topical creams/ solutions
- Cryotherapy, which freezes and removes the tissue
- Luster therapy
- Surgery to remove infected tissue