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I have a question about a topical solution used for genital

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Hello, I have a question about a topical solution used for genital warts. The solution is called Podofilox it says to apply three days on take four days off for no more than 4 weeks. My genital warts have not gone away however they have gotten smaller. I have taken a three week break after the 4 week cycle and was wondering if another attempt at the 4 week cycle will make the warts go away?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, however i am in italy for 2 years and it is pretty difficult as an american to get treated for anything short of an emergency visit.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no not at all
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Based on what you mentioned,you may use podofilox again ,apply twice daily for 3 consecutive days, then discontinue for 4 consecutive days.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Okay thanks, ***** ***** this medication needs to make it on safe sex posters "If you get warts you will have to endure this!" One moment of weakness in Belarus and now this.Will there be marks left over after the medication that go away after relative amount of time, I just do not want to mistake warts for after treatment marks.
Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

Treatment may leave scars.

But over time they may not be much noticeable.

If you are unsure between after treatment scar and small wart you may not try more than 1 week cycle.It can cause irritation on normal skin.

Expert:  DermDoc replied 11 months ago.

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