Treatment of Human Papilloma Virus

There is no cure for Human Papilloma virus. There are treatments available for the health problems which HPV causes. Human Papilloma virus which is sub-clinical, which means the virus is not causing the person any symptoms, does not require treatment. The majority of people infected with HPV do not have or develop any symptoms.

The symptoms or complications of Human papilloma virus are mentioned and their treatment is briefly discussed:

    removing-wart

    Dermatologists can remove warts using cryotherapy , laser therapy or surgery

  • Warts
    Warts which occur on the skin generally do not cause any harm besides not being cosmetically pleasing. If skin warts are left alone they should disappear by themselves. This may take up to 2 years and most people are not willing to leave the warts for so long.   There are many treatments and natural remedies for warts. Warts may reappear, even after treatment by the activation of the latent HPV which is present in healthy skin next to the treated area. There are many over the counter wart medications present. The majority of these are a type of ointment which is painted onto the wart. Dermatologists can remove warts using cryotherapy , laser therapy or surgery.

    • Cryotherapy
      Cryotherapy may be used to remove bothersome warts. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the warts. This may cause slight discomfort and pain but is usually a quick procedure.
    • Laser Therapy
      Genital warts may also be removed using laser therapy. The type of procedure which is used will depend on the doctor’s experience, available resources and the patient’s requests.
    • Surgical Removal
      Sometimes genital warts can be surgically removed. Local anaesthesia is usually used, unless the warts are very extensive in which case general anaesthesia will be given to the patient.
  • antibiotics

    Anti-retroviral drugs improve the person’s immune system which will also help to decrease the size of big genital warts

  • Genital Warts
    Most patients who have genital warts require multiple treatment sessions over a course of a few weeks. This is especially applicable in patients who are HIV positive. It is far easier to treat warts which are small in size and not complicated by infection. If the warts are infected it is first advised that an anti-biotic is taken to help resolve the infection. Patients who are HIV positive are advised to first be started on anti-retroviral treatment before surgery or laser treatment is performed. Anti-retroviral drugs improve the person’s immune system which will also help to decrease the size of big genital warts.

    Specific treatment of genital warts will depend on what resources are available and on what treatment will be acceptable for the patient. Some treatments will need to be applied by the patients themselves and other treatments, like surgery or cryotherapy are done by the doctor.

    Immune Modulating therapy
    Treatment may include immune modulating therapy like Imiquimod, also known as Aldara. This is a prescription type of medication. It is usually applied by the patient.

  • Over-the-counter wart treatment
    Over-the-counter wart treatment and treatments like salicylic acid can be quite effective in the treatment of genital warts. They usually take quite a long time to completely remove the wart. Areas of the skin surrounding the wart should be protected with petroleum jelly.
  • garlic

    Home remedies include the use of duct tape, castor oil, vinegar, onions, garlic and oatmeal

  • Home Remedies
    There are various home remedies which have been suggested for the removal of genital warts. Some of these include the use of duct tape, castor oil, vinegar, onions, garlic and oatmeal. There are many people who swear that certain remedies work. It is still important to seek professional medical advice before attempting any home remedies.

 
 
 
 

Treatment of Cervical Cancer

The treatment and management of cervical cancer depends on when during the course of disease the cancer was identified as well as the woman’s preferences. Treatment can include surgical removal of the lesion, removal of the cervix, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), radiotherapy and chemotherapy.