Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Mouth Warts

warts-mouth-6There are hundreds of types of warts out there. They can be caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).  Some times these warts are really just cold sores, which can be found in the mouth or on the lip. Warts are very contagious and there are many treatments like creams or gels that can be applied directly to that are and can clear up warts quick and painlessly.

Mouth warts can be caused by kissing someone or coming in close contact with another person who has an infection. Symptoms of a mouth wart can be color changes in the skin or maybe just an irritation in that area. Mouth warts can make swallowing difficult, and some foods or drink can irritate the infected area.

Most times when a mouth wart is found it can fall under the STD category. A mouth wart can be transferred from your partner by kissing, engaging in oral foreplay, or by touching the affected area and then touching their partner’s mouth.

Oral warts have a variety of appearances and usually very small. There is usually a small cluster at once and can be flat and raised, rough or smooth, and large or small. They are usually painless, but should be treated quickly since they are highly contagious and you would not want to infect others.

Physicians can treat specific oral warts in the mouth, but since HPV has no cure, future outbreaks are quite possible. You should ask your doctor to be sure you are using the right medication for your particular outbreak. The only prevention is to practice safe sexual habits and most importantly practice good hygiene.