Genital warts are usually flesh colored or could be grey colored growths found in the genital area and in anal region in both sexes. It is highly contagious sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
These are often known as condylomata acumemata or venaral warts. Genital warts are found on penis, vulva, and urethra, and vagina, cervix, around and in the anus. It is common, although most people have no symptoms.
Cause of genital warts
It is a viral infection caused by HPV, human papilloma virus. Warts may take 6 weeks to 6 months to appear after becoming infected with HPV.
Human Papilloma Virus can appear anywhere in the genital region, from the vulva to the perennial are. Genital warts and those present on the hands and feet are generally of different virus types and therefore not thought to be transmissible from one site to another.
It spreads via sexual contact involving the anal, oral or vaginal skin or mucus membrane.
Symptoms of anogenital warts
- The genital warts can be raised of flat and usually flesh colored
- They appear as cauliflower like growths
- There may be variation in the size. They may be as small as difficult to visualize by necked eye to size of a pea.
- Some times increased vaginal discharge
- Itching in affected area
- Vaginal bleeding during or after sexual intercourse
- There is increased moisture in affected part.
- 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.
Diagnosis of genital warts
Diagnosis mainly include
- History of contact with affected person
- Colposcopy is beneficial to visualize invisible lesions
- Routine Pap smear
- Biopsy for unusual appearance of warts or recurrence
- Tests for HPV confirmation
Differential diagnosis of anogenital warts
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Vestibular papillae
- Skin tag
- Condylomata lata
- Sebaceous glands
Cure for genital warts
The conventional treatment is usually cryosurgery or cauterization of warts.
Homeopathic cure for 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 well-proved medicines are available which have a very important role in cure for genital warts that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints.
For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Few important medicines for the warts are given below which are helpful in cure for genital warts:
Antim crud, Causticum, Thuja, salicylic acid, Kali mur, Nitric Acid, Magnesia sulph, Sabina, Nat. carb and many other medicines.
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 warts 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 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 – anogenital warts; pointed condylomata; honey like smelling sweat on genitals, especially on under parts of penis; erosions on glans.
Mercurius 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 anogenital 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 – warts; ovarian pain, worse left side, or from ovary to ovary; breasts cold, sore, and sensitive.
Aurum Mur – warts on tongue and genitals.