What are genital warts and how to get rid of them?

Genital warts are common, contagious, and recurring anal and genital warts. They look like small bumps on the skin of the genitals or mucous membranes and are sometimes referred to as “cockscomb.” In our podcast Wait a minute !we find our appointment Everything is explained, and we discuss this topic with Dermato Drey, dermatologist for ten years, very active on social networks with his videos explaining dermatology. She just posted Make peace with your skin (Larousse, 16.95 euros).

Human papillomavirus, highly contagious virus

Genital warts are caused by human papilloma viruses and represent the world’s first sexually transmitted disease, according to the French National Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE). In fact, 5 to 7 out of 10 sexually active people in the world will contract human papillomavirus at some point in their lives Contact. And 2% to 5% of the sexually active population aged 20 to 30 will have warts, the SNFGE specifies.

In this interview, which you can listen to above, Dermato Drey explains what warts are and what causes them. They mainly affect people with a weakened immune system. The dermatologist reminds that condylomas usually disappear within a few years without treatment. However, when there are treatments to overcome it, recurrence is common. Regular monitoring is required.

treatment and risk of recurrence

If condylomas do not pose any health risks because they are not cancerous, hygiene and protective measures can be taken to prevent them: washing your hands before sexual intercourse, for example with a condom. Listen to all of Dermato Drey’s explanations and advice above.

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