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Homoeopathy Treatment Of Periungual Warts!

Dr. Jyoti Singh 91% (1134 ratings)
BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Homoeopathy Treatment Of Periungual Warts!

What are periungual warts?

Periungual warts also are known as nail warts or fingernail warts is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Hpv can enter the skin through a cut or scrape. They are a cluster around the nails (fingernail or toenail). They appear as thickened, fissured, cauliflower-like skin around the nails. Nail-biting increases susceptibility to these warts.

At first, they are about the size of a pinhead smooth, shiny and virtually impossible to spot. But after a week or months, they grow to the size of a pea and have rough, irregular bumps that can affect nail. In the most severe cases, the nail can be permanently deformed and this can lead to fungal infection

Risk factors

Various risk factors for periungual warts include:

  • Periungual warts affect children and young adults, especially if they are nail biters as HPV enters the skin through cuts or scrapes. These warts are difficult to treat.
  • Those who pick nail cuticles frequently.
  •  People with a compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing periungual warts and if they develop it then its very hard to treat warts.
  • In cases of atopic dermatitis due to scratching the HPV can enter the skin.
  • Using clothes and towels of an infected person can also give you HPV and warts would develop.
  • Those who work in water for long in public places are more susceptible to catch the infection.
  • Those who don't maintain hygiene are also at increased risk.


Complications

  • If periungual warts are not treated they may cause permanent damage to the skin and nails. The nails may get deformed permanently.
  • Further infection may also be seen in soft tissues and surrounding areas.


Symptoms and cause

Symptoms

The periungual warts are rough grainy bumps around and under the nail. They are usually small bumps around the toenails or fingernails.
Periungual warts also lead to loss of cuticle and increase the risk of self tissue infection. They are usually skin-toned, pink, tan or white.
Small warts are usually painless but when they increase in size then they develop pain
Periungual warts hinder with the nail growth causing split nails.
The cuticles are also deformed

Causes

  • Periungual warts caused by the HPV (the human papillomavirus). This virus can be present in many people without showing any indication of a warts.
  • Periungual warts found in persons who pick and bite their nails. Broken skin allows easy entry for the virus. Periungual warts often cause loss of the cuticle and paronychia. These kind of warts cause damage to the nail by lifting the nail from the skin or causing the nail to partially detach.
  • Hpv is found on the surface of things used by an infected person so if someone else comes in contact with the surface they also contract the infection.

 

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis

  • Visual appearance and the location is enough for diagnosing a case of periungual warts as periungual warts develop around the finger and toenails. They appear as thickened, fissured cauliflower-like skin around the nail plate. They can cause discomfort or pain and may disrupt nail growth.
  • In case of doubt scrapings of the hyperkeratotic area can be sent for evaluation.


Treatment

  • Conventional treatment for periungual warts include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser therapy, surgical removal, antigen injections but these treatments are not permanent as they can regrow and come back in more fierce form. Thus homoeopathic treatment is the best treatment for periungual warts.


Management

  • Periungual warts are contagious and can infect even during the course of treatment. Following steps would help with the cases of periungual warts:
  • Patient should be advised to maintain hygiene and wash hands regularly.
  • Don't tough warts of other people.
  • Keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately.
  • Wear protective gloves while working especially in water.
  • Don't bite your fingernails or pick your cuticles.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.


Homoeopathic management

  • There are medicines like thuja, natrum mur, graphites, nitric acid, Ranunculus bulbosus etc which can remove the periungual warts completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homoeopath. Homoeopathy has a permanent cure for periungual warts.


Do’s and don’ts

Do’s

  • Wash the hands regularly.
  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Wear protective gloves when washing the dishes.
  • If someone has warts, avoid touching the area or items that have come into contact with them.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.
  • Keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately, don't share them.


Don’ts

  • Do not share towels, nails polish, or other items.
  • Don't bite your nails.
  • Don't pick the nail cuticles.
  • Don't cut the warts.

Homoeopathic Treatment Of Periungual Warts !

Dr. Jyoti Singh 91% (1134 ratings)
BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Homoeopathic Treatment Of Periungual Warts !

Periungual warts

What are periungual warts?

Periungual warts also known as nail warts or fingernail warts is caused by human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv can enter the skin through a cut or scrape. They are cluster around the nails (fingernail or toenail). They appear as thickened, fissured, cauliflower like skin around the nails. Nail biting increases susceptibility to these warts.

At first they are about the size of a pinhead smooth, shiny and virtually impossible to spot. But after a week or months they grow to the size of a pea and have rough, irregular bumps that can affect nail. In the most severe cases nail can be permanently deformed and this can lead to fungal infection

Risk factors


Various risk factors for periungual warts include:

  • Periungual warts affect children and young adults, especially if they are nail biters as hpv enters the skin through cuts or scrapes. These warts are difficult to treat.
  • Those who pick nail cuticles frequently.
  •  People with compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing periungual warts and if they develop it then its very hard to treat the warts.
  • In cases of atopic dermatitis due to scratching the hpv can enter the skin.
  • Using clothes and towels of an infected person can also give you hpv and warts would develop.
  • Those who work in water for long in public places are more susceptible to catch infection.
  • Those who don't maintain hygiene are also at increased risk.

Complications-

  • If periungual warts are not treated they may cause permanent damage to the skin and nails. The nails may get deformed permanently.
  • Further infection may also be seen in soft tissues and surrounding areas.

Symptoms and cause-

Symptoms

  • The periungual warts are rough grainy bumps around and under the nail. They are usually small bumps around the toenails or fingernails.
  • Periungual warts also lead to loss of cuticle and increase the risk of self tissue infection. They are usually skin-toned, pink, tan or white.
  • Small warts are usually painless but when they increase in size then they develop pain
  • Periungual warts hinder with the nail growth causing split nails.
  • The cuticles are also deformed

Causes

Periungual warts caused by the hpv (the human papillomavirus). This virus can be present in many people without showing any indication of a warts.

Periungual warts found in persons who pick and bite their nails. Broken skin allows easy entry for the virus. Periungual warts often cause loss of the cuticle and paronychia. These kind of warts cause damage to the nail by lifting the nail from the skin or causing the nail to partially detach.

Hpv is found on surface of things used by an infected person so if someone else comes in contact with the surface they also contract the infection.

 Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis

  • Visual appearance and the location is enough for diagnosing a case of perungual warts as periungual warts develop around the finger and toenails. They appear as thickened, fissured cauliflower-like skin around the nail plate. They can cause discomfort or pain and may disrupt nail growth.
  • In case of doubt scrapings of the hyperkeratotic area can be sent for evaluation.


Treatment

  • Conventional treatment for periungual warts include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser therapy, surgical removal, antigen injections but theses treatments are not permanent as they can regrow and come back in more fierce form. Thus homeopathic treatment is best treatment for periungual warts.


Management

  • Periungual warts are contagious and can infect even during the course of treatment. Following steps would help with the cases of periungual warts:
  • Patient should be advised to maintain hygiene and wash hands regularly.
  • Don't tough warts of other people.
  • Keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately.
  • Wear protective gloves while working especially in water.
  • Don't bite your finger nails or pick your cuticles.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.


Homeopathic management

There are medicines like thuja, natrum mur, graphites, nitric acid, ranunculuc bulbosus etc which can remove the periungual warts completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopaty has permanent cure for periungual warts.

Do’s and don’ts

Do’s

  • Wash the hands regularly.
  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Wear protective gloves when washing the dishes.
  • If someone has warts, avoid touching the area or items that have come into contact with them.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.
  • Keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately, don't share them.


Don’ts

  • Do not share towels, nails polish, or other items
  • Don't bite your nails
  • Don't pick the nail cuticles.
  • Don't cut the warts.

Corn, Warts & Moles Removal!

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Fellowship in Medical Cosmetology
Cosmetic Physician, Navi Mumbai
Corn, Warts & Moles Removal!

Corn, Warts, and Moles are not life-threatening. But they can be very ugly and uncomfortable. One should book an appointment with the cosmetic physician for spot removal. There are a number of methods for Corn, Warts, and Moles removal, which are safe and easy on pockets.

Corn, Warts, and Moles can be painful and disrupt in daily life. However, with the appropriate removing method, one can lead a normal and comfortable lifestyle.

Corn: 

Corn typically appears at the bottom of the foot of the person where the surface is hairless and the friction of the body movement is the most. Corn can be painful and may hinder the daily work routine.

The main cause for occurring for Corn is the friction of the footwear people wear or the pressure of the bones. Corn can be hard or soft. It is also caused by repetitive activities like running, climbing, and walking, which cause undue friction in the legs.

Corn Removal Treatment-

There are many Corn removal treatments. Doctors may use the methods according to the condition of the foot Corn. The most effective and common method for treating Corn is using corn pads. Even applicators and plasters may relieve the patient from the Corn. Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision for the same.

Warts:

Warts are small emergence of rough skin on any part of the body. It looks like an emerging lump or cauliflower. People with weaker immune system are prone to have Warts. Warts are caused by a virus called HPV virus, and generally, they require medical help for removal. Also, the appearance of Warts depends upon the thickness of the body skin of the patient.

Some of the common types of Warts are:

  1. Flat Warts

  2. Plantar Warts

  3. Palmer Warts

Treatments for Warts Removal-

To remove Warts successfully, doctors use treatments like salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser treatment, surgery, chemical therapy, antigen shots, and photodynamic therapy. Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision to get rid of warts.

Most Warts get removed with time without any treatment. But, they do not go away; a visit to the cosmetic physician is essential. The best sort of treatment after Wart removal is the use of salicylic acid. Most of the creams and patches contain salicylic acid, which effectively removes Warts and treats the skin.

If Warts do not get treated with standard procedures, doctors also suggest the patients to go for immunotherapy and use of antibiotics that remove the infection.

Moles:

Moles are a pigmented collection of cells on the top layer of the skin. Most of the Moles are black or brown, but they can also be in blue and red in some patients. Moles are caused due to the growth of melanocytes in a cluster in the skin. These cells are pigmented, and hence Moles are seen clearly with naked eyes.

Moles can grow with age and also go away. With a change in skin type and exposure to the sun, Moles appear darker with time.

Treatment of Moles Removal-

Moles are generally harmless. But, when a person notices a larger mole with a rough texture and discoloration, it is suitable for him/her to visit the doctor for the removal of moles. If a person sees that Moles are increasing in size and getting itchy, visiting the cosmetic physician immediately is a great idea. Moles can be treated with shave excision or excisional biopsy.  Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision to remove the moles.

Conclusion

These treatments for Corn, Warts, and Moles removal are very common and give a person great and better results. However, one should always consult a physician before going for any of these treatments.

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Homoeopathic Treatment Of Warts!

Dr. Jyoti Singh 91% (1134 ratings)
BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Homoeopathic Treatment Of Warts!

What is a wart?
Warts are small, rough, hard, non-cancerous skin growth, usually having color similar to the color of rest of the skin and is caused when a type of human papillomavirus infects the top layer of the skin through damaged skin.

Warts are contagious and can spread through direct contact.

Types of warts

  • Common warts: also known as verruca Vulgaris grow most often on the fingers, around the nails and on the back of hands (especially where skin breaks are common) and are rough.
  • Foot/plantar warts: grow most often on the soles of the foot, can grow in clusters, are often flat or can grow inwards due to pressure while walking and can hurt also.
  • Flat warts: can occur anywhere, are small and smooth, can grow in large number.
  • Filiform warts: looks like long threads, often grow on the face (around mouth, eyes and nose) and grow quickly.
  • Genital warts: are sexually transmitted and are found in the genital area.
  • Periungual warts: occur in the cluster (cauliflower-like growth) around nails.
  • Mosaic warts: tightly clustered, commonly on hands and soles.


Risk factors:

  • Common in teens and children
  • In subjects with the weak immune system
  • In people who have a habit of nail-biting.
  • Diabetes


Symptoms & causes

Symptoms

  • Fleshy, painless growth on the skin.


Causes

  • Warts are caused by the invasion of the skin by human papillomavirus which causes rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin.


Diagnosis & treatment

Diagnosis

  • Examination of the wart
  • The biopsy is done to rule out other types of skin growths
  • Commonly on scrapping warts appear dark with pinpoint dots.

Treatment

  • Cryotherapy
  • Creams are also prescribed which can remove the wart. Example- retinoid cream, cantharidin, imiquimod.
  • Electrosurgery, curettage, laser surgery can also be done to remove the wart.
  • Chemical peels are also used to remove the warts
  • Although these procedures are used to remove warts but are painful and not a permanent solution for warts.

Homeopathic management

There are medicines like thuja, Silicea, natrum mur, graphites, nitric acid etc which can remove warts completely without recurrence. But medicines always depends on the presentation of the case.

Do’s and don’ts

Do’s

  • Keep warts dry to prevent spread.
  • Wear flip-flops or pool shoes in public showers and pool areas.

Don’ts

  • Don't pick or scratch warts.
  • Don’t touch someone’s warts.
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Warts - Knowing The Causes & Prevention!

Dr. Sandeep Gupta 96% (1756 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, observership Dermatosurgery IADVL
Dermatologist, Delhi
Warts - Knowing The Causes & Prevention!

Warts refer to a type of a deformity in the skin, which refers to the formation of a small, hard, benign growth on the surface of the skin. It is generally caused by a viral infection and results in a feeling of discomfort or pain.

What causes the formation of warts?

Common warts are caused due to infection of the outermost layer of skin that occurs as a result of viral contamination. The virus that is responsible for this condition belongs to the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. This infection is highly contagious and easily spreads from one person to the other. It is most likely to occur on skin that is cut or damaged as that allows easy access for the virus to enter the skin system.

How to prevent the formation of warts? Common warts are contagious and spread very easily. Preventing the spread of the HPV virus can be done through simple steps that will help you avoid getting affected by this condition.

Some of the preventive measures that can be adopted are as follows:

  1. Avoid biting fingernails as gnawing on the skin around the nails makes it more prone to infection.
  2. Grooming, brushing and shaving around infected areas should be done with care.
  3. Picking and scratching on warts should be avoided.
  4. Moisture and dampness should be avoided as the virus thrives on it.
  5. Do not self-medicate with lime (chuna), garliconion or any antiseptic lotion.
  6. Wart removal should be done by a qualified dermatologist. It is simple, safe OPD procedure which takes a few minutes only and does not leave any scars.

There are many methods to treat warts, but recurrence can occur in almost every treatment. It is also worth mentioning that warts can disappear on their own without any treatment.

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Anal Herpes & Warts - How To Get Rid Of It?

Dr. Shailender Kumar Jain 88% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
Anal Herpes & Warts - How To Get Rid Of It?

Anal herpes and anal warts are sexually transmitted diseases. These both diseases affect the genitals. As these are sexually transmitted diseases, these are transmitted through sexual contact.

Anal Herpes:

  • It is an infection caused by herpes virus, which is caused by the sore or blisters formed around the anus. This infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or 2 viruses.
  • The symptoms of anal herpes include red bumps or white blisters, itching and pain around the anal area, development of ulcer at the site of blisters, a coating that covers the ulcers ruptures or is bleeding, any change in the bowel habit.

Treatment

  • Antiviral therapy is one of the primary treatment for anal herpes. The virus responsible mainly for herpes is herpes simplex virus type II. Antiviral medications are given to patients, these medicines fight the virus. The symptoms of herpes are reduced with this therapy.
  • Regular use of antiviral medication is referred to as suppressive therapy. As the name suggests, people on suppressive therapy, reduce the risk of passing the infection to their sexual partner.
  • In severe anal herpes, the doctor might give intravenous antiviral therapy to control the infection.However, the herpes virus cannot be cured as it is considered a lifelong infection. The virus stays in the nerve cells for lifelong and is inactive for long periods of time. It only outbreaks when it is triggered by an external factor such as illness, stress, or sun exposure.

Prevention
As anal herpes is transmitted through sexual contact, one can lower the risk of this disease. Safety measures can be used are:

  • Wear a condom or use barrier protection during sexual intercourse, including anal or oral sex.
  • Reduce the number of sexual partners.
  • If one maintains monogamy, the risk is minimal for transmitting anal herpes.
  • One should abstain from sex altogether, if possible.

Anal Warts:
Anal warts are small warts that occur around the anus. Another name for anal wart is condyloma acuminate. In many cases, anal warts don’t cause any pain or discomfort. But, they cause irritation when they grow in size and might be itchy and/or bleed. However, if there are no symptoms seen, people suffering from anal wart might not even know that they have warts. Anal warts might occur only at a spot or even spread to different parts of the genitals such as buttocks, anus, and inner thighs over a period of time.

Symptoms
The anal warts are small bumps initially, a size of the head of a pin, which is not even noticed. However, as they grow, they can develop to the size of a cauliflower-like appearance, when several warts are clustered together to form a huge lump. These warts are peach colored and the color may vary from yellow, light brown, or pink and it might even blend with the skin color. Usually the anal warts are without any pain or discomfort, however, other rare occurring symptoms are itching, discharge from the anus, or bleeding. Anal warts in women might appear on vagina, vulva, or at the cervix, whereas in men it can develop on penis, scrotum, groin area, or thighs.

Treatment
Topical medication can be used to treat anal warts, such as imiquimod, podofilox, podophyllum, etc. Another treatment of anal wart that depends upon the location and severity of the condition:

Surgery can be recommended for larger warts that do not respond to medications.

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4 Symptoms Of Corns And Calluses

Dr. Nitin Jain 90% (276 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
4 Symptoms Of Corns And Calluses

Corns and calluses are defined as thickened and hardened areas of the skin, which are formed due to excess pressure, friction or rubbing in a particular area. They generally form at the bottom of the feet and can cause discomfort and pain while walking. Corns usually form on the sides and tops of toes. There are several variants of corn such as hard corn, soft corn and seed corns. Calluses typically form in areas which undergo high friction. It can appear on hands and feet. Read on to find more about corns and calluses.

Causes
1. In some cases, corns or calluses may form due to improper walking motion but in most cases corns and calluses form due to wearing shoes which fit in an improper manner.
2. High heels in particular are a major reason for the formation of corns and calluses. Other reasons include foot deformities or wearing shoes and sandals without socks.
3. Corns and calluses have a risk of being infected by bacteria which causes the infected region to secrete pus or fluid.

Symptoms
There are different types of corns and calluses and each of them have different symptoms during their formation.

1. A callus is a small patch of dead skin which can form anywhere in the body but usually in places which undergo friction.
2. A hard corn is a patch of hard skin which is located outside the little toe or on top of a toe.
3. A soft corn is a sensitive red patch of skin which is typically found between toes.
4. A seed corn is a painful patch of dead skin which typically forms on the ball of the foot or on the heel.

Treatment
If you have developed a corn or a callus it is advisable to consult a doctor as they can correctly differentiate between warts and calluses. Use of moleskin around the corn or callus usually reduces the pressure from the affected region. Oral antibiotic medication can also be prescribed by your physician. Certain moisturising creams also help treating corns and calluses. Opt for stronger moisturising creams after consulting your doctor if regular ones are not helping. In certain instances corns and calluses may need to be surgically removed.

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STDs - Can Homeopathy Treat It?

Dr. Shweta Badghare 95% (2122 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Thane
STDs - Can Homeopathy Treat It?

STDs can have adverse effects on the human body, if left untreated. The challenge with these diseases is they can be silent and present with absolutely no symptoms for a long time. The disease, however, does its damage on the body with even infertility and death being extreme results.

Homeopathy as with all other diseases treats not just the symptoms of the disease but treats the root cause of the problem as a whole. After a long chat, the homeopath will identify the whole set of symptoms and then provide treatment. The following are some common STDs and their homeopathic treatment options.

  1. Genital warts: There are more than 40 types of viruses that can cause genital warts which can vary in size, shape, and appear within weeks to months of exposure to the virus. A tincture or paste made of bloodroot or comfrey can be used to treat most genital warts. They can be quiet for weeks to months sometimes and therefore it is very important to get treated if there is a suspicion.
  2. Genital herpes: Caused by both type 1 and 2 herpes viruses, they also affect other parts of the body including oral cavity and throat. The type 2 is almost always limited to the genital area. This can be transmitted through oral or genital route and in most cases, the first lesions appear about a couple of weeks after exposure. It is very important to clean the bathroom and shower area if it has been shared with someone who could be infected. These can be very painful, and though there is no cure, some topical treatment in the form of paste of licorice root and rice can be helpful. Peppermint tea also helps soothe the pain in the genital area. Bicarbonate of soda can be used on a cotton ball to clean the area and prevent itching. Cotton balls soaked in milk are also useful for topical relief. Using ice packs or cold used tea bags also provide topical pain relief. In herpes, it is essential not just to treat the person but also the partner(s) who could be involved.
  3. Chlamydia: Another silent disease which can affect the internal organs leading to serious issues like pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility without showing any symptoms. About 50% of the females and 40% of the males do not show any symptoms and diagnosis is usually delayed, prompted by other symptoms. Coptis and Scute are two homeopathy components which are shown to provide relief in chlamydial infections.

Sexually transmitted disease, if suspected, needs to be discussed so that the disease can be managed at an early stage and serious complications can be prevented. It is also important to get your partner tested for the disease as well.

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Genital Warts - All You Should Know!

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 90% (18372 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Genital Warts - All You Should Know!

What is Genital?

Genital warts are soft growths that appear on the genitals. They’re a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. They’re especially dangerous for women because some types of HPV can also cause cancer of the cervix and vulva.

HPV is the most common of all STIs. Men and women who are sexually active are vulnerable to complications of HPV, including genital warts. Treatment is key in managing this infection.

Causes:

Most cases of genital warts are caused by HPV. There are 30 to 40 strains of HPV that specifically affect the genitals, but just a few of these strains cause genital warts.

The HPV virus is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact, which is why it’s considered an STI.

In fact, HPV is so common that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that most sexually active people get it at some point. However, the virus doesn’t always lead to complications such as genital warts. In fact, in most cases, the virus goes away on its own without causing any health problems.

Genital warts are caused by strains of HPV that differ from the strains that cause warts on your hands or other parts of the body. A wart can’t spread from someone’s hand to the genitals, and vice versa.

Symptoms:

Genital warts are transmitted through sexual activity, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex. You may not start to develop warts for several weeks or months after infection.

Genital warts are not always visible to the human eye. They may be very small and the color of the skin or slightly darker. The top of the growths may resemble a cauliflower and may feel smooth or slightly bumpy to the touch. They may occur as a cluster of warts, or just one wart.

Genital warts on males may appear on the following areas:

-penis
-scrotum
-groin
-thighs
-inside or around the anus

Genital warts in females may appear on the following area:

-inside of the vagina or anus
-outside of the vagina or anus
-cervix
-Genital warts may also appear on the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat of a person who has had oral sexual contact with an infected person.

Even if you cannot see genital warts, they may still cause symptoms, such as:

-vaginal discharge
-itching
-bleeding
-burning

If genital warts spread or become enlarged, the condition can be uncomfortable or even painful.

Diagnosis:

To diagnose this condition, your doctor will ask questions about your health and sexual history. This includes symptoms you’ve experienced and any times you’ve engaged in unprotected sex, including oral sex.

Your doctor will also perform a physical examination of any areas where you suspect warts may be occurring.

For women only:

Because warts can occur deep inside a woman’s body, your doctor may need to do a pelvic examination. They may apply a mild acidic solution, which helps to make the warts more visible.

Your doctor may also do a Pap smear, which involves taking a swab of the area to obtain cells from your cervix. These cells can then be tested for the presence of HPV. Certain types of HPV may cause abnormal results on a Pap smear, which may indicate precancerous changes. If your doctor detects these abnormalities, you may need more frequent screenings to monitor any changes.

If you’re a woman and concerned that you may have contracted a form of HPV known to cause cervical cancer, your doctor can perform a DNA test. This determines what strain of HPV you have in your system. An HPV test for men is not yet available.

Role Of Homeopathy In 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.

Diet And Non-Diet:

To help your body heal faster, you should cut out any immune stressors like smoking or a diet that is heavy in processed or unhealthy foods. Foods to incorporate into your diet include: antioxidant rich foods (blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, bell peppers, squash) dark leafy greens like spinach and kale.

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Skin Problem - How Homeopathy Can Resolve It?

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Ernakulam
Skin Problem - How Homeopathy Can Resolve It?

Blessed are the people who enjoy a healthy, flawless and glowing skin with minimum effort, throughout their life. Of late, dermatological problems like acne, pruritus, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, have been affecting all and sundry. People, irrespective of their age, sex and occupation suffer from skin diseases. While some of the ailments are minor problems, others might be grave enough for one to seek an expert opinion. A number of factors, both internal as well as external, contribute to the skin ailments.      

The dermatological problems, if not treated timely, can leave a person physically, mentally and emotionally drained out. In such cases, a person's self confidence is the worst affected. A lot of conventional and Allopathic options are available to treat the skin disease. Ointments, antihistamine tablets and antibacterial medications, though effective, often provide temporary relief. In many cases, it has been observed that in due course of time, the problem tends to relapse. The disease, thus, never really leaves the body, piling on the agony.      

In this regard, Homeopathy has been a revelation, taking the medical world by storm. It works effectively to completely eliminate the dermatological problem out of your system, providing permanent relief. Homeopathy adopts a holistic approach in treating a disease. It lays great emphasis towards identifying and treating the underlying cause. Homeopathic treatment can be a little time consuming, but the time is worth waiting for. Over the past few decades, homeopathy has been the most sought after and reliable medication to deal with dermatological problems. Problems as grave as psoriasis and herpes can be completely cured; all thanks to the goodness of homeopathy.

Some of the homeopathic medications that have effectively dealt with skin diseases include:

- Natrum Muriaticum and Rhus Toxicodendron: Both the medications, Rhus Toxicodendron in particular, are very effective against eczema. Natrum Muriaticum has been found to soothe a person suffering from mental depression greatly.

- Thuja Occidentalis: Acne problems, warts, freckles, dry and itchy skin, ulcers (anogenital region) can throw life in jeopardy. Embrace the goodness of Thuja Occidentalis and the mentioned skin problems will be a thing of the past. 

- Arsenicum: If psoriasis and chronic urticaria are giving you sleepless nights, Arsenicum is what you need. Arsenicum is equally effective against chronic eczema.

- Sepia: Herpes can make life miserable. Sepia is a powerful medication that gives one a lot to cheer about. People with psoriasis and dry skin can greatly benefit from Sepia.

- Cantharis: It provides great relief from blisters, skin eruptions and burns (second and third degree).     

To enjoy the everlasting benefits, one needs to be a little patient with the treatment. 
 

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