What are the causes of genital warts? Genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus, often referred to as HPV. There are more than 100 strains of HPV, but not all of them cause genital warts. Some strains cause warts on other parts of the body and some don’t cause warts at all.
Genital warts are usually spread through sexual contact. In fact, HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. There is no cure for HPV and you can spread the virus even if you have no visible warts, although it’s more likely to be spread when warts are present.
Anyone can get genital warts, and the following things are not causes of genital warts, but you are at increased risk if:
Now that you understand the causes of genital warts, you can take steps to prevent them.
There are no cures for the viral causes of genital warts. However, there are treatments that can remove the warts so they don’t cause discomfort or bleeding, so that they are less likely to be spread to sexual partners, and so that mothers don’t transmit the warts to their infants during childbirth.
Many people see their doctors for treatment for genital warts. There are some over-the-counter remedies available for genital warts, although many over-the-counter remedies aren’t safe for use on the genitals, so read the label carefully before using anything you buy at the store or online. Check with your doctor if you have questions.
One over-the-counter remedy that is safe and effective for genital warts is Terrasil Wart Removal Ointment. We like it because not only is it available without a prescription, it’s made from all natural ingredients like essential oils and oxygenated minerals that remove warts naturally while also soothing irritated skin. To learn more about our favorite over-the-counter remedy for genital warts, follow this link to the Terrasil Website.
Ref: Planned Parenthood