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How do you treat external genital warts?

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Treatments for external genital warts include:

Which treatment your doctor recommends depends on things like how many warts you have, where they are, how big they are, and your own treatment preference.

  • Creams, gels, and ointments
  • Cryotherapy (freezing off the warts)
  • Surgery
  • Acid solutions

SOURCES:

CDC: “Genital Warts,” “Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Management of Genital Warts,” Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Genital Warts: Overview.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Genital Warts,” “Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Management of Genital Warts,” Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Genital Warts: Overview.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 23, 2019

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