EveAdam & Treated.com have joined to make Treated. Different look, improved site, same great service.  Take the tour

Shipping  Secure delivery     care  UK clinicians

Here’s what's included in the price:
Consultation
Answer a few questions about your health so we can get to know you better.
Free 24h delivery
Your treatment delivered in secure packaging, the very next day.
Aftercare
We’ll check in with you regularly to see how your treatment is going.
Tablet icons surrounding male symbol

Buy genital warts treatment online

Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection that can be hard to get rid of, but it can happen with the right treatment.

Answer a few questions about your health, and our experts can recommend treatments tailored for you. Get genital warts treatment online, when you want it.

Here’s what's included in the price:
Consultation
Answer a few questions about your health so we can get to know you better.
Free 24h delivery
Your treatment delivered in secure packaging, the very next day.
Aftercare
We’ll check in with you regularly to see how your treatment is going.
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.
Filter
Clear all filters
Filter
    Genital Warts: Here's what we've got.
    Dash of Aldara Cream

    Aldara Cream

    Imiquimod

    Simple once a day application that helps to kill off wart cells.

    • Starting from £88.00
    Bottle of Condyline

    Condyline

    Podophyllotoxin

    Easy to remember twice daily treatment. 3 days on, 4 days off. Up to 5 week course.

    • Starting from £42.00
    Bottle of Warticon

    Warticon

    Podophyllotoxin

    Available as a cream or solution. Applied twice daily, 3 days on, 4 days off, for up to 4 weeks.

    • Starting from £46.00

    Your partners in health

    Dr Daniel Atkinson

    GP Clinical Lead
    Smiling Dr. Daniel

    Registered with GMC (No. 4624794)

    Meet Daniel

    Ms Sanjeda Chowdhury

    Superintendent Pharmacist
    Ms Sanjeda Chowdhury smiling

    Registered with GPhC (No. 2202465)

    Meet Sanjeda

    Mr Craig Marsh

    Pharmacist Prescriber
    Craig Marsh smiling

    Registered with GPhC (No. 2070724)

    Meet Craig

    Some treatments can cause side effects

    Always read the leaflet that comes with your medication and tell us about any side effects you get.

    Choose how you do healthcare.

    We know health, but you know you.
    Our experts tell you what’s safe, but you decide what’s best.

    1consult-on-your-own-time-new

    Consult on your own time

    Answer a few questions and tell us about yourself. Get tailored advice from our clinicians so you can choose better.

    2treatments-to-fityour-life

    Treatments to fit your life

    Choose your treatment and how often you have it delivered.

    3Your-health-continued

    Your health,
    continued

    We know things change. It’s the nature of life. We’ll check in regularly to make sure your treatment is still right for you.

    4Control at your fingertips

    Control at your fingertips

    Pause. Change. Skip. Start again. Any time you like.

    Give us the inbox treatment.

    We're making healthcare more about you. Sign up to our newsletter for personalised health articles that make a difference.

    Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please talk to a doctor.

    Reference Popover #ref1

    What are genital warts?

    Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus, usually referred to as HPV. The warts are little growths or lumps that develop around the penis, vagina or anus, and can sometimes be mistaken for pimples. You can have a single one or multiple, and they can even be small enough to go undetected.

    You can get genital warts by having unprotected oral sex, and more commonly through anal or vaginal sex with someone who’s infected. HPV can be spread even if you’re asymptomatic, so anyone who is sexually active is at risk of contracting the infection, even if you only have one sexual partner.

    Who gets genital warts?

    Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of getting genital warts, no matter what their age and gender are. But numerous studies have shown that younger people are at higher risk of contracting HPV.

    The highest prevalence occurs amongst teens and young adults between the age of 15 and 25, with over 75% of cases happening in this age range.

    How common are genital warts?

    Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, and it is estimated that all sexually active men and women will contract the infection at least once in their lives, but most people will be unaware of it since they might not develop any symptoms.

    The incidence of genital warts in adults is similar amongst men and women, with around 195 cases per 100,000 people at any given time, peaking between the ages of 20 and 29. Children can get it too, but it’s rare and mostly stems from the mother passing it to them during childbirth.

    The development of genital warts in HPV cases is the most common complication, and it’s often found to be a risk factor in the development of anal and oral cancers.

    Medically reviewed by
    Dr Daniel Atkinson
    GP Clinical Lead
    on August 02, 2022.
    Meet Daniel
    Daniel
    This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

    How we source info.

    When we present you with stats, data, opinion or a consensus, we’ll tell you where this came from. And we’ll only present data as clinically reliable if it’s come from a reputable source, such as a state or government-funded health body, a peer-reviewed medical journal, or a recognised analytics or data body. Read more in our editorial policy.

    What causes genital warts?

    Genital warts are caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect anyone who is sexually active. The warts are caused by two types of HPV, strains HPV6 and HPV11, which have a low prevalence compared to other strains.

    You can get genital warts by having unprotected oral or vaginal sex, or oral sex with someone who’s infected. Having unprotected sex is always a risk since people can carry HPV without symptoms, and so they may be unaware that they’re carrying the virus. You can develop symptoms years after you’ve been infected, so it can be hard to pinpoint when and how you got it.

    What do genital warts look like?

    Genital warts come in various shapes and sizes. They can be flat or raised, flesh-coloured or whitish, and you can have a single one or multiple in the same area. Usually, when you develop a lot of warts close together, they can develop a texture similar to a cauliflower’s surface.

    The warts are more likely to appear on the vulva, the shaft and head of the penis, the scrotum, the groin, the anus, and the perineum (the area separating the genitals and the anus). But they can also develop internally in the vagina, the cervix, and the anal canal, which will make them harder to detect. Less commonly, they can appear in the mouth or throat if you’ve had unprotected oral sex with someone with HPV.

    Genital warts will usually cause no strong pain. But they may cause some discomfort, mild pain, itching, and bleeding. Itching is the most common sensation associated with genital warts, as bleeding and pain will usually only happen if there’s friction. This can happen when you have sex or wear tight clothes. If you have internal warts you may also feel discomfort and a burning sensation when you go to the toilet.

    Can genital warts lead to other problems?

    Genital warts can cause some complications. If you have warts on the cervix or inside the vagina, these can cause cervical changes which then leads to cervical cancer. That is one of the reasons why the HPV vaccine is recommended for young adults before they even become sexually active. The HPV vaccine could prevent as many as 100,000 cancers, as it’s estimated that 5% of cancer cases in the world are caused by this virus.

    If you’re pregnant, your hormone levels can cause the warts to bleed, get larger and multiply. If that happens, you might need to have a C-section. You can also pass the virus to your baby, which may lead to your child developing warts inside their airways. This is a very rare complication, though.

    Reference Popover #ref2

    What medications are there for genital warts?

    The most common method of treatment for genital warts is topical creams. Of these, we have Condyline, Warticon, and Aldara available.

    • Condyline needs to be applied directly to the warts twice a day, for three days. This treatment can be repeated once a week, for five weeks. If there’s no improvement after that time you might be prescribed something else.
    • Aldara should be applied three times a week, every other day, just before bed. It needs to be used until all the warts are gone, for a maximum of 16 weeks. If they’re still there after that time, you may need to try something different.
    • Warticon must be applied twice a day, for three consecutive days. After that, you need to stop using it for four days. If the warts are still there, repeat this once a week for up to four weeks until it works. If it doesn’t, you will be prescribed.

    Other than the topical treatments, you may need to remove genital warts surgically, or through cryotherapy, a method that freezes and removes the warts using liquid nitrogen.

    Surgically removing genital warts via excision is done when the warts keep coming back after other methods of treatment have been tried. It can be used when warts are widespread.

    Cryotherapy is only used when the warts are limited to a single area. It’s often used when the warts are located near the anus or in the anal canal, and are causing significant discomfort.

    Other than these treatments, there’s a vaccine available for younger people that’s given routinely before you become sexually active. This vaccine is recommended especially to women, who are more at risk of developing cervical cancer caused by some strains of HPV.

    Is there a ‘best’ treatment for genital warts?

    The best treatment for you will depend on your individual health needs. You might have to try a couple of treatments before you find one that helps you.

    There’s no cure for HPV, but with time your body will get better at fighting the virus. The treatment focuses on removing the warts themselves, rather than curing people of the virus. Younger people are also offered a vaccine to prevent HPV, especially those at higher risk of developing cervical cancer.

    Do genital warts always need treatment?

    Yes, genital warts always need treatment. Even if they seem to clear up by themselves, the infection will still be in your body, and you can still transmit it to potential partners, or your baby during childbirth.

    Reference Popover #ref3
    Reference Popover #ref4
    Reference Popover #ref5
    Reference Popover #ref6
    Reference Popover #ref7
    Reference Popover #ref8

    FAQ: Genital warts

    Have something specific you want to know? Search our info below, or ask our experts a question if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

    How are genital warts diagnosed?

    Answer:
    Usually, a clinician or nurse can diagnose genital warts just by looking at them, and sometimes using a magnifying lens. They may ask some questions about your sexual life and partners to try and pinpoint where and when you contracted HPV, but this may not be possible since you can be asymptomatic for a long time. They will also look inside your anus or vagina to check if you’ve developed any internal warts. This can all be carried out at your local sexual health clinic.

    How long does it take for warts to disappear?

    Answer:
    There’s no definite time frame for when your genital warts will disappear after treatment. Different treatments will also take different amounts of time to work. For example, you can use Condyline for up to five weeks, Warticon for up to four weeks, and Aldara for up to 16 weeks. And there’s no guarantee that these treatments will work. It can take months for genital warts to disappear, and they can always come back later in life.

    Some people don’t get any relief with topical treatments and need to resort to small surgical procedures or freezing.

    Can you get side effects from genital warts treatment?

    Answer:
    All medications can come with side effects, and genital warts treatments are no different. Some of these may include:

    • skin irritation around the area where the topical cream was applied

    • an itching, burning sensation, and mild pain

    • hypopigmentation, or hyperpigmentation of the skin where the cream was used

    • loss of body hair, exclusively on the affected area


    If you experience any serious side effects such as bleeding, swelling, strong pain, or excessive burning or itching, you need to contact the emergency services as soon as possible.

    Does treatment always work for genital warts?

    Answer:
    Topical treatment methods like Aldara, Warticon and Condyline work by tackling genital warts, but they’re not a cure for the root problem, HPV. So even if these topical ointments work perfectly and your warts are gone, there is a possibility that they’ll return. And even if they don’t come back, you’ll still carry the infection and can pass it on to someone else.

    Sometimes topical treatment doesn’t work as it should, and you may need a more invasive treatment such as surgical excision or cryotherapy. But before resorting to that, it’s better to try the non-invasive treatment methods.

    Why should I buy genital warts treatment online with Treated?

    Answer:
    Here at Treated, our top priority is your health. We make it simple and convenient for you to get the treatment you need and offer ongoing care with our clinicians. Talk to us about your health and choose your medication from our treatment recommendations.

    Our clinicians will reach out to you regularly to make sure that your treatment is working the way it should. And if you have any questions or concerns, you just need to log into your account and send them a message.
    Want to know something else?

    Add a treatment to compare.

    Ask or suggest something.

    Submit your question here, or tell us if you’ve found an issue on our site.

    We may email you about your query, but you can opt out of these communications any time you like.

    Tell us about a problem

    I accept the terms of use.
    We may email you about the problem, but you can opt out of these communications any time you like.

    What did you like about it?

    What didn't you like about it?

    We’ll get back to you very soon. We aim to respond to all queries in one working day.

    You’re signed up to our newsletter. Keep an eye on your inbox for our latest update.

    news-letter

    Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest on Genital Warts and more.

    By clicking 'Subscribe now' you're agreeing to our Privacy Policy.

    Is this your first time with us?

    You can continue as a guest, or sign in with your Treated account if you have one.