Hi there Confused1912,
Thanks for your post to our message boards. CondyloxÃ‚Â®, a form of Podofilox, is a topical solution that comes in a cream or gel form, destroys the tissue. Condylox is only indicated for use on external genital warts, and is not appropriate for difficult-to-reach places and may cause some localized irritation. This cream or gel is typically used for twice a day for 3 days a week, up to 4 weeks. Your health care provider can direct you to repeat this cycle, if needed.
Warts do recur in some cases, but by no means all. When they do recur, they show varying degrees of persistence. Some people may experience only one episode, while others may experience several. However, most people's immune systems, with time, seem to gain control over HPV, making recurrences less frequent and usually eliminating them eventually.
Some experts believe that removing genital warts may lower the risk of transmission since it reduces the areas of tissue that contain most of the virus. Removing warts cannot guarantee that the risk of transmission is removed. However, if no symptoms recur in the subsequent months following treatment, the chance of transmission dramatically decreases, and some researchers consider the possibility of being contagious during this time to be greatly diminished. It's difficult to be more specific than that, sorry to say, and no test exists to determine if the virus is able to be transmitted to a new partner or not.
Review our information about genital warts at http://www.ashastd.org/hpv/hpv_learn_warts.cfm#7
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