I have had genital warts now for nearly 2 years. I have rarely had a break from them in this time. I do smoke probaly 15-20 smokes a day and have done since i found out that i had them. I have looked at a few web sites and some of them say that if you smoke when you have genital warts that it lowers your immune system and cause more outbreaks and prolong it. Is this true? If i stop smoking will i have a greater chance of finally getting rid of them damn things?
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replied December 15th, 2008
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HPV infection that causes genital warts is lifelong infection.
It stays in your body, but, usually, within 2 years after initial outbreak, becomes asymptomatic (without visible genital warts).
Immune system is most important for fighting this infection, and, smoking cigarettes lowers its effectiveness.
Acctually, smoking is strongly associated with the initial onset of genital warts, and their relapse after treatment.
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replied December 15th, 2008
Thanks for that. I have sorta thought it for a while, but i guess i just needed someone to tell me...Its been getting me down abit lately. Ill do my best at giving up the smokes, gotta keep thinking its the best thing i can do for myself!
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replied March 1st, 2012
Did u get rid of them?
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