They certainly aren't pretty but they are just a cosmetic concern and not a health risk. If after a year of treatment and you aren't getting lasting results I'd ask for a consult to someplace else to discuss other options. I know some folks even end up getting interferon treatments to be rid of them even though it's not really a recommended treatment any more. Also be sure to ask about cimetidine along with your topical treatments - it's useful about 30% of the time which isn't the best of odds but it's cheap though taking it 4 times a day is annoying ( but at least you can tell folks you have acid reflux to cover it ). Also if you smoke - stop.
I hope these clear up soon - I"m sure it's annoying as all get out having them there and having to go for treatment so many times :(
Thanks for the reply Grace.
I am going to try the warticon for another 4 weeks, if no change then I will make an appt with another clinic. I'll be sure to ask about these 2 treatments.
I have looked up Cimetidine, it doesnt say it is for treatment of HPV, it does mention Reflux as you said. Can you tell me a bit more about this treatment. Thanks.
Also since beginning treatment for the HPV I have been with the same partner. She is aware of my problem and we use condoms, however due to the position of the warts I cant be certain that the comdom covers the area. Again she is aware of this and she regularly checks herself, is she likely to get HPV eventually or can we do anything more (other than absitance) to prevent her from getting it.
Again many thaniks for your help.
chances are good she also has it and is just lucky enough not to get getting obvious warts thru it all. I'd still keep taking the precautions are you are just in case since there isn't any easy way to determine if she has the same type of hpv or not. Is the hpv vaccine available in the UK yet?
I was looking for the study on hpv and cimetidine on pubmed where I read it before but I'm not finding it now ( the one that showed a 30% rate of success ) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=14693487&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_docsum is one I found easily though your eyes will probably glaze over like mine did over the technical parts of it ( I'm sure the full article is a cure for insomnia...he he he ) Lots of other info out there on cimetidine and it's effects on the immune system to look at too. My theory always is - unless you are on a medication that interacts with it - why not try it and if nothing else you'll have 3 months of no heartburn :)
Thanks again Grace,
Will my local GUM clinic supply this Cimetidine then? Or will I have to visit my GP?
Sorry to be a pain!
it's otc here in the US - not sure about over your way. Just ask the pharmacist at your local drug store and they can tell you :)
Have you ever tried a pill that is called viralfree? Viralfree isnt a cure for HPV but it helps the immune system to fight off the infection naturally, it seems to me the reason why the warts wouldnt go away because your immune system was suppressed meaning going under stress and usually the HPV infection shows up in a suppressed immune system. So try not to stress and eat healthy to try to build the immune system up and if that doesnt work try Viralfree just visit the website i think one bottle cost $36 just take them until the warts are completely gone but know that HPV can also be dormant and the only way to tell if it is completely gone is to get an test done
After everyting i used before (include aldara), i decided to try Viralfree (it only cost 40$ anywai), and even after only one week you can already see the skin (only on the warts area) peel off by itself, and MsNewBooty09 is totally right that you have to help yourself too, being active is a good way to reduce stress and eliminate toxines, do it for yourself and please dont smoke!