What is Condylomata ?
Condylomata, being an uncommon skin disorders affects almost all age groups. It is not dangerous and does not bear the risk of being contagious. It is also known as
Condyloma, Condylomata Acuminata, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Penile Warts, Venereal Warts.
Condylomata is a soft wart-like growths on the genitals caused by a viral skin disease. Genital warts are transmitted via sexual intercourse.
What are the symptoms of Condylomata ?
Infection with HPV around the gentials is very common, although most people have no symptoms. Even if you do NOT have symptoms, however, you must be treated to avoid complications and spreading the condition to others.
- Raised, flesh-colored lesions on the genitals, anus, or surrounding skin
- Cauliflower-like appearing growths around the anus or genitals
- Increased dampness or moisture in the area of the growths
What are the causes of Condylomata ?
The virus is responsible for the Condylomata. The virus responsible for genital warts is called human papilloma virus (HPV). It is transmitted by sexual intercourse. Having multiple partners increases the risk of infecting with Condylomata.
Treatment of Condylomata
There are not many treatment options available for Condylomata. Few of them are as follows:
- These warts are flat and not easily visible without special procedures
- Genital warts must be treated by a doctor. DO NOT use over-the counter remedies meant for other kinds of warts. Your doctor may treat genital warts by applying a skin treatment in the office. Or, the doctor may prescribe a medication that you apply at home several times per week.
- After your initial treatment, your doctor will schedule follow-up examinations to see if the warts have returned.
- Total abstinence is the only fullproof way of avoiding genital warts and other STDs. You can also avoid STDs by having a monogamous sexual relationship with a partner known to be disease-free.
- Normal skin near the warts often contains HPV. In fact, the skin around the genitals, anus, and other areas can pass the virus from one person to the next. Therefore, male and female condoms cannot fully protect you