Reno, NV (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.2 million new cases of sexually transmitted HPV infections are reported every year. At least 20 million people in this country are already infected. New treatments such as DermaTend for removing warts are promising, but the virus can remain for life.
While AIDS continues to dominate the world press as the number one killer in Africa, the human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common cause of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. Health experts at the CDC estimate there are "more cases of genital warts HPV than any other STI" infection in the United States. In the past year more than 543,000 new cases have been reported bringing the number to just under 21,000,000 cases. Many of these are asking their doctors about a natural treatment called DermaTend.
Genital warts (sometimes called venereal warts) are the most easily recognized sign of genital HPV infection. Many people, however, have a genital HPV infection without genital warts. More than 100 different types of warts exist, most of which are harmless. About 30 types are spread through sexual contact and are classified as either low risk or high risk cases. In low risk cases, "genital warts cause single or multiple bumps that appear in the genital areas" of men or women. High-risk types of HPV cause cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus or penis.
Like many STDs, genital wart infections often do not have signs and symptoms that can be seen or felt. Most of those infected with genital warts never even know they have it. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) reported that almost half of women infected with HPV had no obvious symptoms. Sometimes the virus can lie dormant for months, even years before appearing.
Genital warts usually begin as soft, moist, or flesh colored bumps in the genital area. A person can show symptoms within weeks after being infected. They sometimes appear in clusters that resemble cauliflower-like bumps, and are raised or flat, small or large.
Genital warts are very contagious. A person can get them during oral, vaginal or anal sex with an infected partner. It is also possible to get warts by skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal or (rarely) oral sex with someone who is infected. Even without symptoms, it is possible to spread genital warts to a partner.
A doctor can usually tell if a patient has genital warts with a quick examination.Women with genital warts should be examined for possible HPV infection of the cervix. Millions are diagnosed with genital warts every year.
There are treatments for genital warts, some more painful than the others. Although treatments can get rid of the warts, none get rid of the virus. Because the virus is still present, warts often come back after treatment.
Genital wart treatment ranges from natural remedies (DermaTend), to freezing (cryosurgery), burning (electrocautery) and laser removal. The natural wart remover DermaTend uses a bloodroot and other natural ingredients to remove warts. The makers said "DermaTend has been recommended as a treatment for genital warts". Find out more at DermaTend Cure For Warts.
Some doctors inject "alpha interferon" directly into warts that have returned after removal by traditional means. The drug is expensive, and does not reduce the chance of the genital warts returning. "The only way to prevent getting an HPV infection is to avoid direct contact" with the virus, which is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. Consistent condom use by male partners suggests strong protection against low and high risk types of HPV infection in women.
Some types of genital warts can cause cervical cancer. Other types are associated with vulvar cancer, anal cancer and cancer of the penis. "Most genital wart infections do not progress to cervical cancer". It is important for women to have regular pelvic exams and Pap smears. Abnormal cervical cells will show up on a Pap smear.
Genital warts may cause a number of problems during pregnancy. They may be removed to ensure a safe and healthy delivery of a baby. Sometimes they get larger during pregnancy, making it difficult to urinate if the warts are in the urinary tract. If the warts are located in the vagina, they can make the vagina less elastic and cause obstruction during delivery.
About Dermatend for Warts -- DERMATEND is an all natural remedy for removing all types of abnormal skin cells including moles, warts, genital warts, and skin tags. This genital wart research is designed to help prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, including genital warts.
For more information about DermaTend, please visit DermaTend