Introduction to HPV in men
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus and the most sexually active people in America will have it at some time or other in their lives. There are many different types of HPV, over 40 in fact. They can affect any part of the skin, but usually gravitate towards the genital area, since it is a sexually transmitted disease after all. The skin around the penis and anus is usually affected by the condition.
Sometimes a person will have HPV that will not require treatment. In fact, most men who are infected will not notice any symptoms or healthy problems. However, some types of HPV can cause genital warts and more serious types of the virus can cause anal or penile cancer.
Sometimes, people can get genital warts from the virus, but they will go away naturally. However, if a person has a nagging case of genital warts that will not go away, there are treatments that are available to help with this problem. Treatment
If the problem is not that severe, then the person will probably not have to go to the doctor and will be able to treat it at home.
However, there are types, as mentioned previously, that can lead to cancer, so it is probably best to check with a doctor anyway.
The best treatment for HPV in men always depends on how greatly the condition has developed and how severe it is to start with.
There are many home treatments that can be successfully used. It is important to remember that the process of removing these warts is not an overnight thing and that it will take a lot of time, about eight months usually. Also, one should not get discouraged, because HPV is pesky and can return at any time, even if it looks as if the warts have completely disappeared.
There are several home remedies that can be used to get rid of these genital warts. Vitamin E oil is a good one. Apply the oil to the infected area of the skin and then put some crushed garlic over it as well, after which, the skin should be covered with adhesive tape. According to this method, the wart should fall off in about a week.
Juice can also be made from onion slices and then covered overnight with salt and applied to the skin. Another good idea is to use fig juice coming from the fruit’s stem about two to three times a day.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used to get rid of the warts.
If the condition is serious, then the most common treatment is usually cryotherapy, in which the wart is treated with chemicals. This can be very painful and can lead to scarring as well.