Herpes And Genital Warts: The Basics

Genital warts and herpes are two of the most widespread of STD’s around the world. It is very famous despite the fact that these infections are more common among Caucasians. These two infections are very prevalent regardless of your sex, age, race, and social status. Basically, it can infect everyone. These two infections are often considered as the same. However, they are not. To give you an idea of what they are, here are similarities and differences of them: • Both of them are highly contagious. • Both of them are STD’s. • Both experience a latency state wherein the infection slows down and the viruses appear to be dormant. • Both of them have no quick cures. • Both can infect at any places of the body. • Human Papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of genital warts. However, the type 2 human simplex virus (HSV) is the reason for herpes. • The immune system can interfere with the growth of HPV but it cannot affect HSV. • Sores and lesions around the genital area are the symptoms of herpes. However, genital warts are characterized by massive growth of wart clusters around the area. • Herpes is much of a threat especially when the outbreak of sores and lesions already occur. As I have said earlier, both are incurable. Even so, experts have formulated ways for genital warts herpes treatment. This does not cure the real sources of the infections but removes the symptoms and prevents it from growing again as much as possible. Here are examples of genital warts treatment cures: • Cryotherapy – This is a method of curing warts through the use of liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen is then used in order to freeze the warts for it to be removed. This only involves minor pain but there is a risk of the other tissues near it gets damaged as well.

• Electrocautery – This method of genital warts treatment utilizes heat through electric currents. The metal probe is heated by electricity and once it is hot enough, it is applied to the destroyed tissue or warts to burn them. This needs regular attention and can bear pain during the operation. • Cream – Though it may sound cliché, treatment cream for warts is also effective. It is easy to apply, but it may take some time until it takes effect. • LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) – This method makes use of wire loops which are run through with electric currents. This has high success rates and easy to do. It is also cheap. • Laser Surgery – As the name suggests, it uses laser to remove the wart. This is useful, popular, and very fast to do. Before trying any of these methods, it is best to consult your trusted doctor for genital warts treatment advice. Also, remember that the methods only remove the warts and not the viruses causing it. Thus, it may recur.