Q. Will I frequently get genital wart if affected once?

Answered by Dr. Rabia and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

I have a question about HPV. I am a 28-year-old male with one genital wart and I wanted to know if this is for life? Will this keep coming back every so often? What are the best ways to get rid of the wart and a way to prevent them from coming back? I also read that the immune system plays a big part in clearing the virus. I was thinking about taking medical mushrooms and Inosine Pranabox for immune boosting.

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Dr. Rabia


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Warts are treatable. Kindly always attach the picture of the lesion for reference. It is not necessary that warts come and go. Once you are treated properly it does not mean you have to suffer from it again and again. It is human papilloma viral infection. This virus has 150 types because our immunity has to fight with this. That is why it is very important that our immune system should be healthy.

The best treatment for genital wart is cryotherapy. Other can be CO2 laser. Sometimes a small wart can shed off itself but that depends upon the type of the wart. To boost your immunity you can use Zinc preparation. It has a role in preventing further warts.

Probable diagnosis:

Genital wart.

Treatment plan:

Cryotherapy for wart. Use Zinc preparation to prevent it.

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