What is HPV?
One of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United Kingdom is genital warts which are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are many different types of this virus; however, only two types causes genital warts – type 6 and type 11. This virus is transmitted from one person to the next through sexual contact. In most cases, just skin to skin contact is needed in order to transfer the virus. Contracting the virus does not necessarily mean that you will automatically develop genital warts. Sometimes you contract the virus and it will go away without any treatment and without you developing genital warts. If the virus does lead to you developing genital warts, you will see small and fleshly bumps or growth around the genital area. The warts can grow internally as well as externally and will require treatment in order to go away. For further information regarding genital warts and visit this Emabarassing Illness Website.
The Importance of Medical Intervention
If you are suffering from genital warts, medical intervention can prove to be very helpful. Two of the proven medical interventions that work quicker for genital warts are Aladra and Warticon. These are the two leading products; however, they are only available on prescription. Aldara is a cream that contains imiquimod which is an immunomodulator. An immunomodulator is a medicine that works by stimulating the immune system and this is exactly what the Aladra cream does. It binds itself to the immune cells in the skin of the affect area and causes them to release a natural defense chemical known as cytokines which fight viral infections by preventing the multiplication of the virus.
Warticon which is also a cream contains podophyllotoxin and is also used to treat genital warts. This cream is applied to the infected area twice a day for three consecutive days. It is then not used for the next four days and then applied for three consecutive days again. This process is repeated four times after which it will be decided if you need to continue further treatment.
As mentioned earlier, both of the above mentioned medications are only available on prescription. A quick, easy and convenient way of getting a prescription for either drug would be to get a prescription from theonlineclinic.co.uk.
Tips for Buying and Using Warticon and Aladra
Here are a few important things that you must remember for buying and using Warticon and Aladra.
Do not share your medication with other as it might not be suitable for them and may harm them. Warticon for example is not suitable for everyone. It should not be used by some people while others should only use it with very special care. For more Warticon information, you can visit the NHS website.
Always follow the instructions on the label given by the pharmacy so you know how to use your medicine.
Do not change your medicine and used another one unless you have been advised to do so.
Japanese Mushroom Extract Cure for HPV
Although the above mentioned drugs are quite effective in curing genital warts, doctors are also looking into other cure for the infection. This is because there are certain HPV infections that persist and cannot be cleared by the body’s immune system. It is the hope of doctors that persistent HPV infections can be cured by a Japanese mushroom extract known as active hexose correlated compound (AHCC). In order to test their theory, a small pilot study was conducted on ten women infected with HPV. They were administered a daily oral dosage of 3 grams of AHCC for six months and fifty percent of the participants were tested negative for the HPV infection. The other fifty percent of the women who were not tested negative did not receive the full six months of treatment. In order for the extract to work fully, it needs to be given at least six months.
It has been clinically proven that AHCC which is prepared from several species of the Basidiomycete mushrooms can eradicate the HPV infection. It is currently available as an over the counter drug and does not really have any adverse side effects.
The main purpose of the study was not to determine whether or not it can be used for treating genital warts. It was more to define the appropriate dosage and the total time needed for the treatment. The study has been deemed a success and a second phase is underway with the main focus of determining if AHCC can prevent the infection or prevent reinfection by building up the immune system to the point that it resists the HPV infection completely. For more information on this study, please refer to this Medscape article.