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Genital warts can be treated, but they can’t be cured. So while you can remove the warts, you’ll still have the virus that causes them.

There are a number of treatments to remove your genital warts. 

Your doctor or nurse can:

  • Put chemicals on the warts to make them go away or stop growing. Usually you get this done once a week for a few weeks.

  • Give you a prescription for a cream that you put on the warts yourself for several weeks.

  • Freeze the warts off (cryotherapy).

  • Burn off the warts using an electric current.

  • Remove the warts with a knife or wire and electricity (LEEP).

Removing your warts can lower your chances of passing the HPV infection that causes them to anyone else.

Tags: HPV, genital warts, STD