A Look at Vaginal Warts
Once again, the human pappilloma virus (HPV) rears its ugly head. This time transmitted through sexual contact, it has landed and taken up residence in a woman's vagina. And knowing that it's the most frequent virus in life, understanding that there are 50 million people infected with HPV, does not help. There's a level of shame and humiliation after it's recognized that forces a great deal of people to not find a doctor and makes others feel strange about sex. There are at least one hundred distinct kinds of HPV and thirty of these are transmitted sexually.
With that many HPV bugs flying around and with a sexually active population, it is a wonder the whole world is not infected by now. Fortunately, there are a variety of medications and herbal remedies for this embarrassing issue that are specially formulated for women and that work fairly well to kill the virus and stop the disease from spreading. 1 treatment technique attacks the wart itself with alkaloids. This has the effect of alerting the body's auto immune system that something isn't right. It then sends out armies of white blood cells to eliminate the intruder and in the process, it rids itself of the HPV virus and the wart it has generated.
Like all other HPV infections, the virus remains in the host's body. But now that your body knows it is there, appropriate maintenance, boosting the immune system and regular washing of the affected area can keep repeated attacks to a minimum.
Other treatments for vaginal warts include using acids, dry ice, freezing, burning or laser treatments and surgical removal. While these are mostly helpful in eliminating the offending tissue, they do almost nothing to eliminate future outbreaks and they are expensive and can be very painful. There are a variety of treatments that needs to be discussed with your physician so that you may decide which is the right for you.