Don't try to treat a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, yourself. These diseases are contagious and serious. You must see a doctor.
Bacterial STDs can be cured with antibiotics if treatment begins early enough. Viral STDs cannot be cured, but you can manage symptoms with medications. There is a vaccine against hepatitis B, but it will not help if you already have the disease.
If you are given antibiotics to treat a STD, it is important that you take all of the drug prescribed to you, even if...
In rare cases, infants may
develop warts in the larynx (laryngeal papillomas), which is in the throat,
from exposure to HPV during birth.
A doctor should evaluate any warts or other
symptoms that suggest infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) or another
sexually transmitted disease (STD). Avoid sexual contact until you have been
examined. If you have an STD, avoid sexual contact to prevent spreading the
Sometimes, warts may go away on their own. If you have
genital warts, your doctor may observe your condition without using medical
treatment. This is called watchful waiting. This period may vary from a few
days to weeks or possibly months.
The length of the watchful
waiting period is based on:
The severity of your
The progression of the problem if not
The risks and benefits of waiting.
and medical history.
Who to see
In general, your family doctor or any of the following
health professionals can determine whether you have genital warts: