About genital warts

What are genital warts?

Genital warts, also called condylomas, are benign skin growths that usually develop in the genital area. They are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). More than 200 different types of HPV are currently known. They are divided into two groups: high-risk and low-risk types. The low-risk types 6 and 11 are found most frequently in genital warts. A total of about 40 HPV types can infect the genital area. The incubation time until the first warts develop is roughly four to eight months. Typically, warts are reddish, brownish or whitish in colour.

 

Appearance and symptoms

You can recognise genital warts, which develop most frequently in the genital area, by their reddish, brownish or whitish colour. As warts develop typically in the genital area, they are also called genital warts. Genital warts typically develop closely together in groups known as wart clusters. At the site of a wart the mucosa grows upwards and typically produces pinhead-sized warts. In rare cases, genital warts cause burning or itching in the affected areas. In most cases, however, there is no pain or discomfort; genital warts are typically a cosmetic problem.

 

Causes and risk factors

Human papilloma viruses live on skin flakes and are typically transmitted through unprotected sex. Shaving the genital area can cause small skin injuries which increase the risk of infection. Infection is facilitated by such small injuries, eczema, small cracks in the (mucosa) or fungal infections in the genital area. In most cases genital warts develop when the immune system and the resistance of the skin are weakened. Viruses can easily multiply when the immune system is weakened.

Our treatment approach is much more effective in such cases. It is, however, less comfortable.

 

Treatment of genital warts

There are various treatment options for genital warts. These include creams, freezing or laser treatment. Suppositories that strengthen the immune system can also be used. Larger growths are removed surgically. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of success: genital warts frequently recur because there is no direct treatment against the virus. Consequently, the outcome should be regularly checked after any treatment.

After a patient undergoes treatment, their partner should be also tested and, if needed, treated.

 
 

The citrimoldin action approach for genital warts

Our treatment approach provides comprehensive long-term treatment as well as internal and external prevention.

  1. Strengthen your defence system.
  2. Treat genital warts externally with our citrimoldin no. 20 - Genital Warts Ex
  3. Ensure proactive protection against infection with HPV by using our citrimoldin no. 4 - Wash Lotion
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