Concerns about genital warts can be heard every now and then from people who know the disease. They are a type of viral infection that is majorly transmitted through intercourse. It causes stalk like warts formation to grow on the genital and anal area of an infected person.
Men, women and children too can get affected by the infection. Those that are found in women frequently grows in and around the vaginal opening while those genital warts on men can be found on the tip and shaft of the penis and the scrotum.
For adults, most of the transmission of this infection is via intercourse and it is really necessary to be careful with any sexual contact that you may have. It is easily transferred from an infected partner and having one can be a serious dilemma.
Genital warts can be very persistent. The safe medical bet for removing it for good is through a laser treatment or by surgical removal. But these methods can be very expensive and scarring always ensues. If you are infected, ask your doctor to clarify your wart type and the treatment options. There are medications which carry adverse side effects and there are some that are dangerous for the fetus if you are pregnant.
Also, inquire about genital warts on children. They can be at risk if one or both of the parents have the infection. If they are under three years old, they can have it from being handled by one or both of his parents. Ensuring that it is not transferred to the children is an important step on the prevention of the infection.