Have you ever recommended the various herbal remedies…

j0186002Dr. Gian,
Just recently I found a few small genital warts on the shaft of my penis. I went to a urologist for some prostate pain and had him diagnose those as well. He was not 100% sure that this is what I had, but he did prescribe some cream to be applied directly to the warts for the 3 days on/ 4 days off treatment.

I am on round one of the treatment and it appears to be working. A couple few questions for you:

I am recently divorced and would eventually like to date and have kids. How do I best ensure that I don’t transmit the HPV virus for a pregnancy? While the virus does not go away, it is less virulent when there are no warts present? In other
words, is it ever safe to have unprotected sex with a new monogamous partner again?

Have you ever recommended the various herbal remedies that claim to rid your body of both the warts and HPV..such as Goodbye Wart? How effective do you think these really are?
I have had no other systems of any other STDs…no pain, no discharges, no fevers,sweats, weight loss, etc. Would you still recommend a full panel test?



HPV cells become part of you once you get them. In man this is not a major problem ad exception for the cosmetics of the warts themselves. The cream used is Aldara which is indicated for the treatment of warts/condyloma acuminata in the external genital and in the area around the anus in individuals 12 years and older.  It is quite effective although I personally have more experience and I have preferred more Condylox 0.5% solution especially for larger warts. The usual length of a treatment is about a month and, at times, one may need a second cycle of treatment.

You may be aware that is now available a vaccine to prevent HPV infections in young women, Gardasil, and is the only vaccine that may help guard against diseases that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18, the one associated with cervical cancer.

There are some herbal extract which are immune modulators and immune-response modifiers with high concentration of polyphenolic compounds (strong antioxidant) and I do not hesitate to recommend those in addition to other modalities of
immune strengthening such as good nutrition in general, exercise and peace of mind.

I certainly would recommend a full, comprehensive panel of STD test using the time of exposure as the criterion upon which to base your choice.

In good health

Dr. Gian




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