Genital warts are benign growths that appear on the external genitalia and around anus of men and women which is caused by a virus known as HPV or Human Papilloma Virus. This virus is transmitted by sexual contact. Genital warts also grow inside the vagina of women. People who have their suppressed immune system are prone to develop this kind of overgrowth.
Causes of genital warts
Human Papilloma Virus can appear anywhere in the genital region, from the vulva to the perennial are. Most anogenital warts are begin and caused by types 6 and 11. Genital warts and those present on the hands and feet are generally of different types and therefore not thought to be transmissible from one site to another.
Appearance of genital warts
They can be flat or raised above the surrounding skin. In a moist area, they have a softer surface and are known as exophytic warts.
On skin exposed to the air, the wart has a harder, keratinized surface, these are known as sessile or popular warts. Warts can be as small as a pinhead or as large as a sprout.
All sorts of lumps or bumps in the genital area get mistaken for warts and there are six other diagnoses that regularly cause confusion.
Differential diagnosis of genital warts
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Vestibular papillae
- Skin tag
- Condylomata lata
- Sebaceous glands
Homeopathic treatment of genital warts
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat genital warts but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat genital warts that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of genital warts:
Nitric acid – gonorrhea with chancres and warts; small blisters on orifice of urethra and inner surface of prepuce, forming chancre-like ulcers, while urinating smarting; burning in urethra, discharge sometimes bloody; herpes like eruptions or condylomata about genitals; horrible pains, much swelling and tenderness in testicles; patient irritable and vindictive.
Sepia – indolent chancres; burning itching, humid or scurfy herpes preputalis; chappy herpes, with a circular desquamation of skin; eruptions on glans and labia; itching and dry eruptions on genitals, genital warts; chancres on glans and prepuce; wandering rheumatism, amelioration by warmth.
Cubeba – genital warts; condylomata upon the vulva; small burning pimples, ulcers like apthae upon vulva; fissured and bleeding excrescences upon the os; womb swollen and painful as if tumor.
Thuja – genital warts; pointed condylomata; honey like smelling sweat on genitals, especially on under parts of penis; erosions on glans.
Merc. Dul. – Moist, broad, burning warts around female external genitals, perineum and anus, of extreme foetor; copper colored eruptions in spots over whole body, with dry papules in centre, from which skin exfoliates from centre to periphery.
Sabina – itching genital warts; condylomata, with sore burning pains; cysts in vulva, sensitive and with tearing pains during rest; nymphomania; soreness of abdominal muscles; pressing down towards genitals.
Medorrhinum – sycotic genital warts; ovarian pain, worse left side, or from ovary to ovary; breasts cold, sore, and sensitive.
Aurum Mur – warts on tongue and genitalia.