Condyloma acuminata (anogenital warts)

  • Sexually transmitted viral infection
  • Affects the anal and genital areas such as the vagina, vulva, penis and scrotum
  • Symptoms may include wart-like growths on the genital and anal areas which may be painful and itch
  • Spread by sexual contact with infected person
  • Can be spread from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth
  • Affects males and females but growths are more obvious in males and those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Can occur at any age but more common in adolescents and young adults
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe developing into cancer

  • Refrain from being sexually active
  • Encourage monogamy
  • Use latex condoms to help protection and avoid transmission
  • Get vaccinated before becoming sexually active

 

FOR ITCHING

  • Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch
  • Moisturize daily
  • Use creams, lotions or gels that soothe and cool the skin
  • Avoid scratching
  • Cut fingernails short, and consider wearing gloves at night to prevent scratching
  • Use mild, fragrance free soap and laundry detergent
  • Cover area with cold wet bandages or take a cool bath
  • Over-the-counter medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Hydrocortisone cream
    • Diphenhydramine

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