Genital Warts...Don't Try This At Home!

I'm sure some people might like to believe that it is possible to treat genital warts, or even advisable to treat them at home, either using tea tree oil or any other over the counter method.

You shouldn't. Period. At least, not before getting a PROPER diagnosis.

There are plenty of reasons. Not one of them being that tea tree oil or over the counter methods wouldn't work.

I know, you're thinking: "So what's the big deal...if it works I'll use it".

It's just that they have the potential of being something else. They might not JUST be genitial warts. They could easily indicate cancerous or even pre-cancerous cells among other things.

Also, warts are easily misdiagnosed and could be Molloscum Contagiosum, Hirsuties papillaris genitalis or even Fordyce's spots.

While tea tree oil would most likely get rid of Fordyce's spots and Molloscum Contagiosum it would still be very important to get a proper diagnosis beforehand.

Cancer is NOT something to be taken lightly, as you well know.

Now seeing as genitle warts are an STD...if you are diagnosed, you're going to have to tell all the people you slept with...really. Their life (or lives) might depend on it.

The good news is that (Really there is good news! :-) ) HPV, the virus that causes warts, can be prevented. It cannot be cured though, but visible warts can be treated. Gardasil is a vaccine developed and marketed by Merck Frost, and it protects against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause 70% of cervical cancers, and also protects against HPV types 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts.

While this is not total protection, it is a considerable reduction in risk.

You should talk to your doctor about being vaccinated, it could save you a lot of heartache.

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