May 27, 2009 @ 03:54 PM -- by unknown
Veneral Warts are sexually transmitted warts that occur on the penis , on the bone above the penis, and anal skin and on the thighs. The risk of skin cancer is rare. Just as in women the cause is HPV- human papilloma virus. There are several approaches for treatment. First men should be tested for other sesually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilus, and hiv. Warts can be treated at home with either condylox or aldara. Condylox, an extract of of a plant, is used for three days, twice a day. The area is allowed to rest for 4 days. This can be repeated for 4 weekly cycles with an overall potential cure rate of 85%. Care should be taken to only treat the warts and not normal skin. Aldara is applied three times a week to the whole area for 4 weeks In men. Aldara works in only 38 per cent of cases. For those resistant to either medicine, in office treatments include freezing, electrosurgery, laser, or an acid solution. ( podophyllin). Often it can require several visits over a few months to eradicate the warts. Any treatment may damage the skin color. During and after treatment prevention with a latex condom is essential.Men must consider themselves contagious even when there are no visible warts and their partners must be checked by a gynecologist to prevent retransmission back to the male.