Papillomavirus Infection Treatment
- Oral antiviral medications for genital warts
- Medications for genital warts:
- Cryotherapy for genital warts:
- Lesions are removed by freezing the skin
- Laser therapy for genital warts:
- Laser is used to burn the lesions
- Surgery for genital warts:
- Removal of the warts
Papillomavirus Infection Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of HPV infection.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for cervical cancer?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Papillomavirus Infection Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat HPV infections:
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