Genital warts also known as Condyloma, Condylomata acuminata, or venereal warts, anal wart or anogenital wart. G.W. is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection caused by some sub-types of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. Genital warts are the most easily recognized sign of genital HPV infection.
Genital warts may be small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. In men, genital warts can grow on the penis, near the anus, or between the penis and the scrotum. In women, genital warts may grow on the vulva and perineal area, in the vagina and on the cervix. Genital warts vary in size and may even be so small that you can’t see them. They can lead to cancer of the cervix in women or cancer of the penis in men.
- Causative organism- Human papilloma virus.
- Transmission- sexually transmitted.
- Common in- sexually promiscuous young adults, homosexual.
- Occurrence common in children suggests sexual abuse.
- Associated with other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Onset- insidious.
- Urethral meatus.
- Frenum or coronal sulcus.
- First appear at posterior introitus.
- Spread to vulva.
- Peri-anal region.
- Starts as soft moist papule.
- Papule grows rapidly.
- Becomes lobulated and pedunculated(cauliflower excerscence).
- Adjacent warts become confluent.
- Large fungating masses form.
- Surface is eroded.
- Discharge of sero-purulent,foetid matter.
- Chronic,progressive course.
- Prognosis good,with effective treatment.
- Obstinate tendency to recur.
- Maintain strict hygiene.
- Keep affected parts dry
Homeopathy Treatment for Genital Warts
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.
Homeopathic Remedies for Genital Warts
- MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.
- NITRICUM ACIDUM.
It tends to develop warts on palate, near anus, the appearance is brownish & hard to touch. The wart tends to ulcerate easily. Tendency to develop warts in patient with mental & digestive symptoms.
It plays a very useful role whenever warts are inflamed with burning pain. They are hot & tender to touch with characteristic throbbing pain.
Adapted to bilious, lymphatic, plethoric constitutions; persons who are lively and entertaining when well, but violent and often delirious when sick.
Warts are present on face, neck & upper extremities, male genitalia, canthi, fingers. They are black & fleshy, hard & horny, sometimes inflamed & painful; the warts tend to suppurate. Giving an odour of stale cheese. The skin is icy cold to touch with cold & profuse perspiration. Development of warts in patient having history of suppression of eruption & perspiration. Development of warts in individual with scrofoulous diathesis with faulty development of bones. It has a typical physically constitution, i.e. fat, flabby, fair, perspiring, cold & damp.
Warts : round, soft at base, almost the colour of skin; upper surface hard, rough, whitish, horny. Wart appears, itches, bleeds & disappears. Warts : inflamed; stinging; suppurating; form ulcers. Warts thickly studding mouths of sheep. Calc. suits phlegmatic people; large head & features; pale skin & chalky look. Better dry weather, from being touched. Worse milk: from suppressed perspiration.
Leucophlegmatic, blond hair, light complexion, blue eyes, fair skin; tendency to obesity in youth. Psoric constitutions; pale, weak, timid, easily tired when walking. Disposed to grow fat, corpulent, unwieldy.
Warts are present around female genitalia. They have cauliflower shape. They discharge sticky exudation which smells like old cheese or herring brine. The appearance of skin is dry, rough, irritable that breaks easily & exude a gluey moisture which is worse in folds. Warts are present in persons who have tendency to develop erysipelas. The patient is extremely sensitive to cold. Digestive symptoms are important concomitant symptoms to warts.
Lycopodium has two types of warts (1) isolated warts, (2) warts in crops. Warts are situated especially on face, tongue, male genitalia, upper limbs and fingers. Warts are associated with terrible itching. They are large, jagged furrowed, splitted & pedenculated; they exude moisture, surrounded by a herpetic areola, with desquamation. The warts have tendency to bleed easily.
It has tendency to develop sycotic warts which bleed very easily.
The warts appear on female genitals, anus, cervical region inside nose, external throat, sternum, eyelids, canthi. They usually develop after abuse of mercury. The following are the characteristics : moist, cauliflower like, hard, rhagadic, large, indented, inflamed, pricking pain < night. They emit foetid discharge, they bleed on touch.
Warts : sticking & pricking : on upper lip. Smart & bleed on washing; painful to touch. Soft with thin epidermis and moist: large, jagged, often pedunculated, exuding moisture & bleeding readily : condylomata, etc. splinter – sensations anywhere. Worse : touch, jar, cold at night.
Warts are present in mouth, male genitalia. They are hot to touch. They are large, jagged, indented in appearance.
Warts are situated on canthi, around mouth, near male genitalia. There is a sensation of itching < heat of bed. The appearance of the skin is dirty rough, scabby, greasy. It breaks out in folds.
Warts are situated on male genitalia, upper lips, fingers, face. They are small, flat, hard, dark colour and sometimes brownish in colour with a horny excrescences in centre. There is a sensation of itching. Appearance of skin blotched, raw, rough, hard or cracked. Tendency to form induration and warts from constant pressure.
Warts on hands, neck, face with horny excrescences in centre : small, itching, flat. Large, hard seed warts : dark colour; painless. Sepia is indifferent : with emptiness, with nothing satisfied. Bursting pains or cramping and drawing. Internal pulsations. A left sided medicine, generally. Worse from music : milk, fat pork, perspiration, snow, washing, getting wet. Better : motion; walking quickly; when alone.
Warts are situated on iris, on tongue, on male genitalia. They are moist, pedunculated & are extremely sensitive to touch. Warts appear after abuse of mercury & suppressed eruption. Warts in syphilitic individual.
Warts are situated on back, cervical region, upper limb, face, nose, eyebrows, eyes, eyelids, external throat. They are broad, conical, flat pedunculated, indented, fan shaped in appearance. They are reddish in colour, bleed easily. The warts have a tendency to split from their edge or from the surface.
Warts on any part of body, with little necks called fig warts; tubular warts; i.e. long warts of the same size all the way out. Wart-like excrescences on back of hand, on chin and other places. Warts and condylomata, large, seedy & pedunculated; sometimes oozing & bleeding readily. Effects of vaccaination. Dreams of the dead : of falling.
Adapted to hydrogenoid constitution of Grauvogl. Acts well in lymphatic temperament, in very fleshy persons, dark complexion, black hair unhealthy skin. Ailments from bad effects of vaccination; from suppressed or maltreated gonorrhoea. Fixed ideas: as if a strange person were at his side; as if soul and body were separated; as if a living animal were in abdomen; of being under the influence of a superior power. Thuja is one of the most commonly used remedies for genital warts.