We know that the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and may put us at risk for other medical conditions. Some strains of this virus may cause genital warts, one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections .
Genital warts are soft growths that look like a small cauliflower or flat gray or flesh-colored spots that appear on and around the genitals, including the penis, vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix and anus. They can also appear on the lips, mouth, tongue and throat. There are normally no other symptoms with genital warts but some people may experience increased vaginal discharge, genital itching or vaginal bleeding during or after sex.
Detection of Genital Warts
Many people who have genital warts have no symptoms and never know that they are there as they are not always easy to see without special equipment or procedures. Pap smears and HPV tests are the first tests performed to determine the presence of warts or the HPV virus.
Generic Name: SALICYLIC ACID/FLEX COLLODION COMBINATIONS LIQUID -
TOPICAL Pronounced: (SAL-i-SIL-ik/flexible ko-LOE-dee-un) Wart Remover Top Precautions
Before using salicylic acid, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs-NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen); or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
poor blood circulation (e.g., peripheral vascular
Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly
because they are more likely to have blood circulation problems that may make
it more difficult for the skin to heal.
<p><strong>What Are Warts?</strong></p>
<p>Warts are common, benign skin growths caused by a viral infection. They usually appearing on the hands, elbows, face, and soles of the feet, but may also be located on the genitals. Nongenital warts are harmless and only mildly contagious.</p>
<p>There are a number of different types of warts, named for their location on the body and their appearance: common warts (verrucae vulgaris) are most often seen on the hands and fingers; plantar warts are located on the soles of the feet; periungual warts are located around the nails of fingers and toes; digitate warts are small fingerlike projections that appear on the scalp or face; filiform warts are thin, threadlike projections commonly found around the face and neck; flat warts may occasionally occur in groups of up to several hundred at a time.</p>
<p>Ordinary nongenital warts are only mildly contagious; they spread most commonly from one ...
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