Tried ACV on anal warts….. Here’s my experience….
First, a little background: I’m a 49-year old, heterosexual male that contracted genital warts when I was about 19…. Dealt with them popping up here and there over the years…. A lot in the last few years for some reason….
I exercise several times a week, am a distance runner and health food freak… still, my immune system can’t seem to keep the virus totally suppressed….
Anyway, apparently over the years the virus has migrated to my ass… Oh, joy…. Noticed something different back there when showering several months ago, but just this month felt like a wart… Just inside the anal cavity about half an inch, I’d say… Then feeling around I noticed a couple smaller ones about same location…. I’ve zapped the gen warts for years with freeze-off from the pharmacy, but no way would I be able to even contort around and see these things, even with mirrors, let alone zap them with any kind of accuracy with some cryo…. So I hopped on the web and landed here…..
ACV?? Cool…. I actually eat a lot of that in my diet… amazing stuff…. I gave it a shot…
Instead of cotton balls that I thought would get stringy and messy and stick to every damn thing, I bought quilted (not woven) gauze pads and just cut them down to a little larger than an inch square…. Then I soaked it in straight ACV and stuck it up my ass…. It burned pretty good… More than I thought it would…. Ouch….
Kept it in all night till nxt afternoon, then out and cleaned up…. Went for a run and couple hours later followed same procedure….
OHHHHHhhhhh MAMA!!!! Lol…. Holy shit, guys…. I liked to think I have a pretty good tolerance for pain… probably above average… I’ve had concussions, broken ribs, gaping lacerations… even been stabbed in the chest… …. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was the worst pain I ever felt… But holy shit, guys…. Seriously… My asshole was already bleeding a little and plenty swollen and a little distended… When I shoved that ACV-soaked pad up there the second night, after a minute or two the pain was so intense that I got very shakey and knees a little weak….
Like I say… used to like to think I was pretty tough… Now, reading how you guys are gung-ho for this ACV for days or even weeks at a time…. Now I’m thinking I’m just a big pussy!! Lol…
But seriously folks… I DON’T want to scare anybody off from pursuing this treatment necessarily…. I see now that I made a couple mistakes…. 1) I didn’t realize until after the second night that a lot of guys here were significantly diluting the ACV… Big difference…. And 2) My warts are inside the anal cavity on skin that is much more sensitive and exposed…
Well…. I diluted it the next time around, the next morning…. Not near as bad…. Then on the third night, I added some tea tree oil (prob too much… also only recommended for external use…) and upped ACV ratio to water… Burned pretty bad, but not near as bad as night before…. Woke up a few times at night, tossing around… Seemed like maybe that tea tree was really burning, as ACV had tended to dissipate when applied before…. Early morning I took it out…. And decided I was done….
If they had been external, no problem… I could burn ‘em with acid all day long for weeks or however long it took…. But internal….. I just couldn’t do it anymore….
Like I say, don’t want to dissuade anybody from trying ACV…Just for me, where my warts are (internal), and the way I went about applying the ACV (undiluted and liberally)…. My ass was a swollen, bloody warzone and this was a “scorched-earth” tactic….. lol….
…And I eventually began to wonder if what I was doing wasn’t just painful, but unhealthy…. That question began to wear down my resolve…. My asshole was bloody, raw and “weeping” by the second day, like a severe burn or roadrash…. Weeping so much that I felt lucky that I was on an extended break from work…. If I had had to venture out in public I might’ve needed diapers…. Lol… Also, I think the physical trauma gave me an elevated body temp over the last few days….
Perhaps I’ll try it again eventually beginning with much more diluted concentrations of ACV from the start to try to minimize swelling…. But I think that ACV is prob not as well suited to treating internal warts… AM I WRONG, GUYS?? Please tell me…. I sincerely hope that I am wrong…. But it seems that ACV, as an acidic substance, essentially burns the wart out…. Just like cryo or other acid mixtures that used to be prescribed by docs…. Therefore if you are able to apply it repeatedly, directly to the wart (preferably without too much collateral damage to surrounding tissue), you’ll eventually kill it at it’s root…. Hooray!!
But…. In my case, it seemed like bloody scorched-earth devastation…. Like I was gonna have to burn off all the inner lining of the top of my anal canal to do the job…. Am I wrong?? Did I just whimp out?? Please give me some recommendations or opinions…..
Anyway…. Just wanted to vent a little about my little adventure and share my own experience…”warts and all,” as they say…Lol… … Perhaps it was more trial and error than success… But we’ll see if the warts are still there after all the bleeding and swelling is gone…. Maybe they’ll slough off…
Finally…. My heart goes out to one and all suffering through genital and anal warts…. Like I said, I first contracted nearly thirty years ago and I know that having them can be a depressing thing…. It fucks with your head… But however embarrassing or stubborn, it’s really just a treatable illness…. Hang tough boys and girls!!