A Very Common Virus
Genital Warts, or the Human Papilloma Virus, infects anywhere from forty to eighty percent of all Americans from just about the age of 17 and up. This virus is one of the most difficult of the STD’s to detect and it is one of the easiest to transfer. Not only does genital warts have the ability to be transferred by sexual contact, but it can be transferred through the improper use of medical equipment, toilet seats that have not been cleaned, and even wearing under garments that have been infected. The virus is incurably difficult to detect because of its nature. It can often be present in the patient and not show any sign. In fact only five percent of those with this disease will show a sign of warts, and only two percent will show signs without magnification. Flat genital warts are invisible as these simply just change the makeup of the skin, and normal genital warts usually go missed because of their size.
Genital warts can be detected by using a very effective and simple method. Drop vinegar on around the places you suspect are infected, and then check it out with a magnifying glass. The infected area should turn white and immediately give away the presence of the virus.
You will also find out that you will experience and itching and burning sensation as well as redness and swelling. This is a give away indicator of genital warts, but it could also be something else, so it may be in your benefit to contact your health and wellness professional and figure out what is going on with your body.
There is hope.
It is important that if you do not have genital warts, that you protect yourself from this virus. Make sure that you do not have unprotected sex with a new partner and with a partner that you’ve been with for a long time until you know that the relationship is monogamous. Limit the number of your sexual partners, and it is important to have only one partner at a time as the disease can transmit rapidly if this is guideline is not followed. Be careful about oral sex and use the protection you have to so you do not infect your oral cavities and face. Genital warts can be guarded against; you just have to commit to staying prudent when engaging in sex.
In some cases, doctors will freeze off the warts using liquid nitrogen and other chemical therapies. This most often leaves a scar and makes sex thereafter very difficult. Also, genital warts might return if left unchecked. It is also important to keep your immune system firing on all pistons, because when the immunes system is impaired, that is when the warts can flare and cause very uncomfortable sensations of itching, burning, and redness. Last it is important to note that keeping up with vitamins and sticking to a whole foods natural diet is the key to living healthy, and that includes keeping your genital warts symptoms down.