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Comment from: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 03

I applied the gel to my penis and then let it dry. After 3 days of this the skin of my scrotum that the penis rested on is now bleeding and coming off. I was NOT aware that this would happen and I would use this VERY sparingly and not 2x a day. It is very very painful. I can not sleep at night due to the pain. I can not run, walk, sit or even drive without discomfort. It is like having a 3rd degree burn. The warts ARE falling off, but so is the rest of my skin. Use with EXTREME caution!

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Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 27

I had small wart on the shaft of my penis, used this gel twice a day for three days. My wart turned black and scabby and then fell off. After applying get it burned, but was nothing too painful. I suspect that many of the people claiming lots of pain were using it on more sensitive areas? If this is for warts on your penis it just burns and is nothing you can't handle.

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Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 11

Dosage says use 2X a day for 3 days, then 4 days nothing. After 3 days of use, the skin is very sore and tender. The skin is turning white and appears to be working. At times there is some serious discomfort while walking, sitting, or standing. As others have mentioned, even the light contact of panties can create the serious discomfort. Day 4, the discomfort is a little less. I'm hoping next weeks use is less painful.

Comment from: Britney, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: December 13

I was diagnosed with hpv about a week ago and the. I stared the treatment. First of all because it's hard to get to the warts in the foods I ended up with the gel on my healthy skin. The burning is crazy and it hurts so much. Im not too sure if my tears is for the fact that I have the virus or for the pain that comes with the treatment. Anyways it area became very white and I am now on my 4 days of rest. They did shrink a bit I think but I'll keep you guys updated.

Comment from: HPVbummer, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 24

So after doing about 8 acid treatments at my gyno's office my warts kept coming back so we decided to try Condylox so I could just treat at home. I was afraid of the pain but I would by no means call it intolerable. Putting the gel on really only stung a little. But after the second day of treatments I started to get very sore. I couldn't bring myself to do the last treatment on the third day. But I was amazed when I looked by the end of the fourth day. They were all gone! And I had a lot over a large area. Granted, there was some bleeding and definite soreness but in my opinion, if it works, it's worth it. And I'm sure it isn't any worse than having them cut off. Plus I have the added benefit of being able to attack them by myself whenever they come back. There were some good tips on here for using Condylox: use the applicator tip and Q-tips to make sure you only put it directly on the warts. Better to err on the side of using too little than too much. Use a hairdryer to dry the area before getting dressed or moving around. Take ibuprofen while you're on it. And neosporin with the added pain killer is great to use on your off treatment days. On a side note, I don't have health insurance and the tube ran me about $450. I know it's expensive but I still saved money in the long run over constantly going to the doctor's office for treatments. And you really use very very little of it.

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Comment from: lessthanithought, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: May 27

For those of you seeing no results and feeling little pain, don't worry. I read that the pain can be excruciating from many sites and that those with terrible pain usually lost their growths within the first cycle. So by the time I got to the end of my 2nd cycle, with very little change (maybe slightly smaller), and no pain I was convinced condylox wouldn’t work. I was wrong. By the time I got to the 3rd cycle, I was definitely feeling a bit sore, and insanely itchy. I was worried though, because though I bled a bit if I messed with it, not really any “pain”. Just irritation. I had a cluster of four warts that basically looked like four large skin tags. Honestly, since I can’t see it clearly, that’s what I thought it was for a year or so. Anyways my cycle was shower, put on the medicine, stick a fan over it for ten minutes, put on the pain relief Neosporin, and then slap on a bandaid. On my 3rd cycle they disappeared. I’ve read a lot of people talk about them “falling off,” but that’s not what happened to me. I would have seen something large and gross in the bandaid. The small shrinkage I experienced during the second cycle sped up ten times, and within those three days I went from four 1/3 inch “tags” to nothing. It did seem to leak a yellow fluid though, and it smelled nasty without the bandaid. (btw, get one that breathes) But it never fell off. During the 3rd cycle it went very white, and the next time I changed the bandaid most of them were tiny. Seriously, they just shrunk, and I wanted to cry with relief. It’s awful to know you have them. I’m not quite done, and I really want to know how to know that you’re “finished” with the cycle. If I grab the area I can feel a sort of hard lump in it. Do I stop when it’s at skin level? Before? Beneath? No doctor has given me a straight answer. Anyways, even if it just brought them to skin level, the fact that they are no longer these raised masses on my body makes me feel clean again.

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Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 25

This stuff works! But use the head of a straight pin to apply it. Keeps it off your healthy skin. All my warts fell off within four days. It is awkward to apply but well worth it. Glad those things are off my body.

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Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: March 16

I've been using this for years. Yes it does cause a bit of stinging, but the warts drop off in the 3 days it states. I only have to use once or twice a year.

Comment from: lrsa, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 10

This stuff is amazingg!!!! I got cryotherapy twice and it actually made it worse so my dr. Gave me condylox to use, it was 30 dollars if you have kieser and your copay is 15. if you have days where you don't have to do anything or you'll be at home id recommend using it on those days. I put it on with a q tip but I put extreme bare min. 3 times a day and I DID NOT RUB IT IN. I dabbed it with the q tip and dried it with a hair dryer. It didn't sting until I got up but I lounged on the couch for a good couple hours and I didn't feel a thing. I did this for the 3 days and I saw extreme improvement.. the rest days all the warts fell off and trust me.. I had a lot. It made my skins extremly dry though and cracked. I had a few lesions but I put neosporn with pain relief on it and it helped a lot. I didn't feel anything at all. All the side effects and the pain are seriously a small price to pay for getting rid of your warts in just 3 days.. I def. Recommend this for anyone that has warts..

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Comment from: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 05

Only a brief period of burning is present immediately after application. Seems to work well and if you let the gel dry completely before getting dressed, you will not (or be less likely to) run in to the problem of the gel effecting other areas. I was surprised to see others having such problems with this treatment. It does burn a bit, but gets rid of the problem fast.

Comment from: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 16

This is the most unimaginable pain that I was not at all prepared for. If your wart is anywhere near skin-on-skin contact I wouldn't recommend using this. It caused bleeding on my scrotum. It seems to work by dissolving your skin. I lightly rubbed the area this AM and it started bleeding. This is rough.

Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 28

I applied the gel to the foreskin and the pain was terrible for about a half hour. Subsequent treatments were worse. It was hard to walk with even the gentle abrasion of briefs.

Comment from: shouldaknownbetter, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: January 29

I use it for the groin area/side of scrotum. Pretty straightforward, apply gel, warts gone in a few days. It does kind of burn and make the area sensitive during treatment, but it's worth it.

Comment from: 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 02

This gel burns badly, but for a very short period of time. Wart fell off within the first 24 hours of use.

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Comment from: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 08

It tingles to burns as they fall off it can leave abresion as you have to reaplly it onto the sensitive area .. it was like 70(with blueshield) for the tube so its not cheap either..

Comment from: eileen, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 19

Females listen up!! Second week on medication. You absolutely need someone to apply it to areas you can not reach, or areas that need to be held open to DRY! If you have them on your rectum...You will need monostat, clean wipes, and panty liners. Hold area open and apply ONLY to warts. Keep area open to air dry at least a full minute or you get it on skin that doesn't need it.That skin will die!A fan helps a lot! They do start to come off after the first week, usually when you wipe and it does hurt. You can get skin tears. If you do and it is on your rectal area, you must keep it clean and dry or you will get a yeast infection there. The areas weep and cause wetness. A yeast infection has a noticeable odor and the area turns white. Here is what I did. Cleaned area three times a day and applied monostat. The areas were bleeding and weeping so I used a panty liner. Peel off the back and fold it in half . Put it in between the buttocks to keep the area dry at all times. You may need to change it a few times a day till the area heals enough to stop doing it. Yes it is uncomfortable. BUT please listen to me and this will get you through it. I am on my second week. All 7 of my vaginal warts fell off the first week. 5 of my rectal warts fell off as well. You can do this!!! Remember that once they are gone you still have the virus and you can get more warts...and spread it to your partner. The quickest way to know if the virus is gone is a pap smear. Wait a month or two and get checked. Then get checked again when your doctor suggests it. You can carry this virus for up to two years. Do others a favor and use condoms!!! Check yourself often. One wart on the rectum and be spread to your partner through skin contact. So get on top!! Yes I am explicit but you need to know. Best of luck to you. Hope you take my advice so you do not suffer like I did the first week. BEST of luck!

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Comment from: 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 20

works great.

Comment from: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 09

bleeding burning swelling pain unimaginable

Comment from: Lester, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 01

I had a total of 16 warts some were around the base of my penis and some on the shaft. I used the solution not the gel. It worked very well. After 3 weeks all warts were gone and the skin healed. I applied the solution then used a blow dryer to dry it quicker. There was a good amount of burning at times but you know I would of withstood any pain to rid of these. If any come back I will defenitly use this solution again. Hope this post helps.

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Comment from: HelpfulDude, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 31

This stuff works. And fast. But, you pay for that effectiveness in spades. I had between 50 and 60 warts on and around my genitals, the biggest clusters being right in joint of my leg and groin. I applied this stuff and...well, it was a lot like putting napalm on your crotch and letting it dry. Super intense pain. After 3 days of treatment, i could barely walk and had burns and sores all over. BUT, around 20 warts had already disappeared. My advice is to take your time. Never use it more than 3 days in a row, take your full 4 days of rest (or more if you feel you need it). Try to apply the gel only to the wart, cause this stuff can and WILL burn through your skin.

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Comment from: oneless, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 25

it really burnes alot make sure you let it dry good because it will burn other areas of your skin. But its worth it and it works.

Comment from: TMC, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 08

this definitely works but it's the most painful thing i've ever felt in my life. i can barely sleep because of the pain and simple things like just standing or sitting or driving is almost unbearable. i used it for 3 days of treatment and it's lucky that the warts are gone because i would not continue to use it

Comment from: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 30

I have used this medication but it burns very bad, but as i've checked my warts it has shown great progress.

Comment from: burnedagain, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: December 18

Penis was diagnosed HPV very mild case. Treated now on second treatment. Most was gone in first, maybe all. Burns my penis and it is white dead skin then new flesh sensitive.

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Comment from: femaleneedsreleif, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 17

I had a bump really close to the vaginal opening, very sensitive skin. I believe women experience a lot more pain than men based on these reviews because it's impossible to see where the gel is going, perhaps I've applied too much. The first 3 days were ok, no change, but not a lot of pain either. The second week I applied again for 3 days and by the 3rd day here I was crying just attempting to shower. Even during the 4-day rest I wasn't able to wipe or wash the area. It was swollen and bleeding. I swore I wouldn't start the 3rd round but after 5 days of rest I started again because I really want this to go away. I guess I'll enlist the help of my partner to apply the gel, it seems key to NOT get it on the healthy skin...Mine is so small, I really don't see why it isn't gone yet.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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