Treatment of Genital Warts

We all know that the best way to avoid an STD (sexually transmitted disease) is by not having sex with anyone who has not been tested. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen the way we hope, and carriers of genital warts don’t always know they have them. There is no cure for genital warts, and the only thing that an infected patient can do is treat them and tell all of their sexual partners that they have it.
Genital warts are caused by a virus called condylomata acuminata, and can also be referred to as venereal warts. The virus cannot be irradiated once it is contracted, and it is possible to spread the disease to future sexual partners regardless of whether or not you have visible warts.
In women, genital warts are found on both the outside and the inside of the vagina, as well as on the cervix, the uterus, and around the anus. In men, genital warts can be found on the tip of the penis, the scrotum and around the anus. They are much more common in women than in men. Sometimes, genital warts are small, single warts on the skin, but they can also form in large clusters. A genital wart that has not be treated will usually turn into a large, fleshy, cauliflower-like wart given time.
Although it is impossible to “cure” a patient of genital warts, they can be treated by your primary care physician or gynecologist. One of the methods that doctors use to treat genital warts is by using liquid nitrogen. The doctor will “freeze” the wart from the skin, leaving a reddish abraded area where the wart once was, which is called cryotherapy. Burning the warts from the skin is called electrocautery. Typically, freezing and burning genital warts is reserved for single warts or very small clusters.
Larger outbreaks of genital warts can be treated with a imiquimod cream, a 20% podophyllin antimitotic solution, a 5% percent 5-fluorouracil cream, or trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
Untreated, genital warts sometimes disappear on their own, though they usually form the raised cauliflower-like appearance described above. If you suspect that you have contracted genital warts, you should visit your doctor and discuss treatment options. Genital warts can usually be diagnosed visually, though a blood test will show the presence of the virus, as well.
Women with genital warts are also at an increased risk for human papilloma virus (HPV), which can be diagnosed following a pap smear. Women who discover that they have genital warts should also be tested for HPV.
Even after treatment, genital warts can reappear, sometimes in larger quantities than before. It is important that infected patients keep a close eye for future outbreaks, and consult their doctor immediately when one occurs. It is also important that the patient share the fact that they have genital warts with all future sexual partners.

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Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Common Warts

Common warts most often pop up on your hands, but they can also appear on your arms, legs and face. Warts often stand up away from the skin, but they’re sometimes rather flat like moles. You can tell the difference between a true wart and a mole by checking the skin lines in it. If the lines move through the growth, then it’s a mole. If the lines of your skin stop at the growth and continue on the other side, then it’s a wart. Also, warts feel rough. They’re not smooth. Use these
homemade remedies to get rid of common warts!
Duct Tape Has a Thousand and One Uses
1. There are oodles of ways to use duct tape, and getting rid of common warts is just one of them. Place a piece of duct tape over the wart so it covers it, but not the skin surrounding it. Leave the tape in place for a week. Then, soak the common wart in water until it softens. Use an emery board to gently rub some of the wart away. Repeat this entire procedure for the next three weeks and the wart should disappear!
2. Green Banana Peels Also Eradicate Warts
Another homemade remedy to get rid of common warts is to cut a piece out of a green banana peel. Place the piece over the wart so the inside is against the skin. Then, hold the peel in place with a strip of gauze and medical tape. Keep the area clean and change the piece of banana peel, gauze and tape on a daily basis. Eventually, the wart should dry up.
3. Vitamin E Is Known for Its Healing, Restorative Properties
Use a sharp, sanitized needle to poke a hole in a Vitamin E capsule. Carefully squeeze the oil onto the wart so it completely covers it. Place a bandage over the wart and keep it clean. Repeat this process daily and apply a clean bandage, and the wart should be gone soon!
4. Hydrogen Peroxide Is Another Effective, Homemade Remedy
Douse a common wart with hydrogen peroxide (3.5% grade) every day and allow it to dry. The solution will kill the virus so the growth will vanish.
5. Tea Tree Oil is a Natural Antiseptic That Can Kill Viruses
This homemade remedy to get rid of common warts is as simple as the others. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on the wart every day. Cover the growth with a bandage and keep it clean. Reapply the oil and change the bandage every day until the common wart is gone.
6. Oregano Oil is a Powerful Homemade Remedy for Common Warts
Apply a drop or two of Oregano oil to the wart so it’s completely covered. Cover the growth with a bandage. Reapply the oil every day and change the bandages until the wart disappears completely.
And finally, drink plenty of Echinacea tea, or take supplements, and this natural antibiotic can actually help your body produce an immunity to warts so you will never get them again!

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Medicinal Uses for Jade Plants

Jade plants are beautiful succulent plants that are commonly used as house plants or to add color and foliage to a garden. Aside from being lovely to look at, however, these versatile plants can serve a more practical purpose. Jade plants are thought to be effective in treating warts. Let’s take a look at the most common medicinal use for jade plants as well as some additional cultural uses.
Use Them to Get Rid of Warts
Warts are a very common skin condition that can be embarrassing, unsightly and can cause pain and discomfort if they are located on a frequently used part of the body. Many people opt for commercial wart removal treatments that are available at their local drug store. However, you can also get rid of warts naturally using the leaves from a jade plant.
To treat the wart, start by slicing open a leaf from the jade plant so that the juicy center portion is exposed. Using surgical tape, tape a small piece of the leaf with the juicy side down on top of the wart before bed. Then go to sleep and remove the tape and leaf when you get up the following morning. Repeat this process for several nights or until the wart falls off. It’s an easy, inexpensive and natural way to eliminate warts.
Other Uses for Jade Plants
Although there is little documentation for other medicinal uses for the jade plant, it is believed to be useful for other things besides treating warts. Many cultures around the world believe that this plant has the ability to attract wealth and abundance as well as to bring about feelings of calm and comfort.
In Eastern cultures the jade plant is so closely associated with its ability to attract abundance that it is also called the money plant. It is believed that the small, flat, coin-like leaves of the plant will help to draw more money into your life. Whether or not this is true, it certainly couldn’t hurt to place a jade plant or two around your home or work area. After all, one can never have too much abundance in their life!
Again, in keeping with feng shui principles, jade plants are also thought to have a calming effect due to the rounded shape of their leaves. Whether you practice feng shui or not, placing one of these plants in an area where you regularly spend time could help to make the atmosphere more calm and relaxing. If nothing else just having a beautiful plant to look at could improve your mood and help to clean the air in your home.
As you can see, whether you use jade plants medicinally to treat warts or as a catalyst for more abundance and peace in your life they are sure to be a wonderful addition to any home.

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