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Genital Warts (cont.)

Genital Warts Treatment (HPV)

Self-Care at Home

Because genital warts essentially have no symptoms other than their appearance, there is little need for home treatment. It is important, however, to recognize that the warts exist.

  • Take the necessary precautions to prevent trauma to the area, which can result in bleeding.
  • Be careful to prevent transmission to a sexual partner.
  • Because the warts themselves are infectious, avoid touching them. Do not pick or squeeze the warts.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014

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