Condylox is a medication that is used to treat external genital warts. It is not a cure for the root causes of genital warts; however, it can help clear up these warts. And Condylox does not make your case of genital warts any less contagious, nor does it offer any protection from other sexually transmitted diseases, so if you have unprotected sexual intercourse your partner may still come down with genital warts. When you find that you have come down with genital warts or growths, you want to have this situation checked out by your doctor. He or she may then prescribe this medication to you.
If you’re unsure of how to apply this medicine, ask your doctor for a demonstration. There are actually two ways you can smear Condylox onto your body. One is with the cotton applicator, an instrument which will come with the medication. The other way is you can simply use your finger. You have to be very careful and precise when applying this topical agent to your body. You do not want to get any of it on your healthy skin, only on the warts themselves. This may mean you will have to pull open with your fingers a fold of skin, in order to get at a wart that is sandwiched inside. If that is the case for you, you’ll want to hold that fold of skin open for as long as it takes the cream to dry. If you were to let go, then some of the Condylox could get on the healthy portions of the skin fold. Also, make sure the Condylox you use doesn’t get inside your body. If it does, you’ll want to rinse it out thoroughly with clean water. You also don’t want to get this medicine in your eyes. For that reason, you’ll want to wash your hands with soap as soon as you are finished applying this cream.
In general, Condylox is used in cycles of seven days. You will apply this medication to your genital warts twice daily for three consecutive days, usually in the morning and in the evening. Then you will not use this product at all for three days. You can repeat this seven-day cycle up to four times, but most likely you will stop once the warts have cleared up. Still, do not make the determination of when to stop using this medication on your own; get approval from your doctor before you stop. And do not apply more Condylox than you’ve been instructed to apply in the hopes that you will help clear up those genital warts faster. In fact, applying too much of this cream can do more harm than good, and can lead to unpleasant side effects. And if your genital warts have not cleared up at all even after four cycles of Condylox usage, make sure you let your doctor know that.
Certain people should not use Condyle. That would include people who are allergic to podofilox. Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding may wish to avoid this kind of medication as well, as it is not known whether or not it can harm a fetus or harm a baby through breast milk, although your doctor will be able to offer you more information in this regard.
Be careful when you’re storing Condylox. You can damage this medication if you freeze it or if you keep it too near a source of heat. It should be stored somewhere at room temperature, and not near moisture. Also keep in mind that this medication is flammable. Do not smoke near a container of Condylox, and don’t place it beside an open flames.