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How are genital warts and human papillomavirus (HPV) treated?

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Unfortunately, no treatment can kill the HPV virus that causes the genital warts. Your doctor can remove the warts with laser therapy or by freezing or applying chemicals. Some prescription treatments are available for at-home use. You may need surgery for genital warts that are large or tough to treat. Still, they can come back. You may need to return to your doctor for more treatment.

From: Genital Warts and HPV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

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