i have been battling genital warts since 2012.but during that time in 2012 january i was also sick with tb and thats when i noticed the warts for the first time probably due to my immune system being down.anyway they cleared spontaneously after taking the anti-tb meds.last year 2013 they reappeared and i had laser to burn them off and an anti-viral prescription of tablets to accompany the physical ablation.all was okay until their recurrence this year on january.now it has been a nightmare.i have had laser more times than i can count.i am always in pain.they are everywhere in my genitals.my vulva and also in my anus.am depressed.i recently got a boyfriend and between one of my treatment breaks when i thought the warts had disappeared we had sex.later they came back and now am horrified to know i may have passed infection.i expect to be dumped anytime soon.i told my bf i have hpv but he doesnt quite understand about it since he isnt showing symptoms.i have tried natural remedies n i just experience pain.nothing works.i cant even look at my genitals anymore without feeling like i wanna tear up..please advise
I posted this a while ago and want to repost because it worked so well for me.
I had both penile and anal warts, and at first had them burned off by a doctor, but they had returned. I then went on aldera for some months. It slowly got rid of the warts but was becoming very irritating to use with time, and again, they did not permanently go away. I tried a few of the standard home treatments - also with a lot of irritation and no real success. One day I had the idea of googling home remedies for common warts, and found more than one instance of people applying banana peel directly to the wart for up to one hour per day and the warts would completely disappear within 7 to 15 days. I figured it was worth a try and I applied banana peel directly to the warts right after my morning shower daily for 45 minutes to an hour. I began to notice a change to the warts by the next morning, and within 12 days of application all had completely dissapeared and none have come back since! It has now been over one year. It's best to use yellow bananas on their way to ripening...not green ones. As well, when applying, make sure that the inside of the peel makes contact with the warts. Over and above it's amazing success, the beauty of this treatment is that it is completely natural, only irritates very little if at all, and is cheap as bananas :) Of course I couldn't guarantee the same success, but my research showed that it was 100% successful on common warts. All the best in this to whoever tries it.
I've been really grateful for all the great tips and insight I've been able to gain from these types of forums, so I wanted to share what worked well for me too.
For about a month, I had two strange white lines going from my anus to my vagina. At first I thought it was herpes, but I'd tested clear of STDs about a month after having unprotected sex, and everything I read about herpes didn't match up-- they'd have shown up on the test, they'd look different, they'd be painful. But I was bothered by these pimple-like lines, so I kept scouring the internet, and came across genital warts-- which would not show up on a typical STD test, since HPV is not tested for.
I treated with apple cider vinegar and, sure enough, they turned a bright white. In areas where I'd thought I was fine too. It got worse looking, as many have said happened in the first few days of using ACV. And it was PAINFUL! By the second night of day-long treatments, the pain was nearly enough to make me pass out, so I took the cottonballs off and gave it a rest with coconut oil.
I wanted to use all the other great natural treatments I'd read about online, so I whipped one up myself and, alternating with ACV and my antiseptic balm, I've had minimal pain and continued progress. In just a week, the difference is wonderful-- the lines are gone, and there are just a few notable bumps.
The general gist of the recipe is 1 part honey to two parts oil/wax:
1/3 c. coconut oil
1/3 c. olive oil (cold-pressed! for regular olive oil, a carcinogen is used to extract the oil. you're putting this on a sensitive area, be kind to your body)
1/3 c. beeswax
1/3 c. raw honey
2 tbs. propolis
20 drops tea tree oil
15 drops patchouli oil
15 drops oil of oregano
Heat this mixture on low. Add the essential oils last. You can pour it into a new, sterile jar and wait for it to solidify a bit to decide if you like the texture. To get a creamier mixture, add more coconut or olive oil.
You can mix in whatever oils you'd like, just check out their properties. The three that I used are known to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and were the three that I had on hand. I highly recommend the tea tree oil if you don't have it already.
I've been alternating one day of ACV for as long as I can tolerate (usually about 2-3 hours) plus the balm, then one day of just the balm. People have talked about using things like coconut oil, tea tree oil, oil of oregano, etc. as their sole treatment, but I like to keep in the ACV time to speed it up since ACV seems to be the fastest treatment. It's just too harsh for me to handle it continuously. And the honey and propolis has been noted for boosting the immune system. Not sure if it works when applied externally, but it makes a nice base for the oils, which you should not be applying directly to your body.
Once the warts seem to be gone, I plan to apply the balm every night, and ACV once a week. I'm hoping that will keep things at bay until my immune system beats back the virus. That seems to be in about 1-2 years or, unfortunately for some, never. Hoping my immune system will prove strong enough but otherwise, of all the STDs out there, the genital warts strain of HPV seems like one of the most innocuous.
Thought I'd toss my story about after ready others and gathering what I should do.
I'm not sure when I got GW- I had a girlfriend for YEARS and now, in hindsight, I should have recognized all the abnormal pap smears she was getting upset with. Years later we had moved on and I started dating again, and after that relationship ending, I was told by my then ex that she had HPV.
So now, years later of probably piss-poor health, it caught up and I have a small cluster underneath my shaft.
I decided to go the apple cider vinegar route. Picked up some Heinz 5% ACV from my local grocery store and applied it on a light stretch of cotton held on with a couple band aids. I did this for a couple hours 2 nights ago, twice, with a could hours between sessions. The second time stung a bit, so I didn't leave it on all night like some people here talk about.
After removing the band aids they were white and swollen. The were relatively flat before, but now I could see the severity of the cluster.
The next morning I put a little tea tree oil on the in the morning, and gave it a rest that night. They definitely didn't look as bad as they did prior, and I could see some dark spots, which as people have described here should be them withering away.
The next day I repeated what I had done before. They flamed up a bit but then when I went for a second round and pulled the band aid, they were flat and dark. I washed them off and tossed on a little more tea tree oil.
So here I am now, present day, and I've given them a couple more hours. It burned a bit but after taking off the band aid again, they looked much closer to scabbing and falling off. I think I'll give it another ago later this afternoon.
I should also mention that during this, I have quit smoking (it's been days and I don't anticipate smoking again [fingers cross]), and I've started taking vitamins in the morning as well. I believe C, B12, Garlic, and a couple others that I can't think of.
I'll respond to my post with updates.
It's the forth time in 8 years that I got the warts. As I'm breastfeeding, I can't use the stuff the doctor would give me so I tried tea tree oil. I put it on 1-2 times a day with a cotton swab but also on the surrounding area, rubbing it on the warts. I also tried to cut out all sugar because I knew I had too much recently. Within a week I had 1 of 4 warts left and 2 weeks later all gone. Before you consider surgery I definitely recommend tea tree oil, cutting out sugar and alcohol, taking a multivitamin and get good sleep! Good luck!
I have had good success using ACV for genital warts. For the smaller ones, the apple cider vinegar alone was enough to kill them (turn white, then black, then flake off). For the larger warts at the base of the penis, the ACV would turn them white, they would become enlarged and itchy but they would usually not die. It wasn't until I saw my dermatologist with the warts in this enflamed state, and had him do my usual hyfrecation treatment, which burns them off using a small electric metal needle. Usually this treatment would get rid of the wart for a few months only to have it come back, but in COMBINATION with the ACV, the treatment worked and I finally have relief.
ACV + Hyfrecation = Success!!
fyi It can be pretty painful if you aren't numbed up first, but it's worth it!! GOOD LUCK!
What Apple Cider Vinegar brand would you guys recommend? To the guys using it. I have a couple of small warts around the head of my penis. Will applying ACV help? Anyone else had successful results with the ACV and that area? Thanks for your replies.
I finally got rid of my last one today. I have used the apple cider vinegar before as well.
But I think the way to beat it is a multi-level attack.
You need to use an acid: applecider vinegar, carmex (has the salicylic acid in it on a low dose), etc. This causes the wart to turn white and become less sensitive and start to dissolve. However, just acid alone just keeps them in check, you'll never get the root.
You need to cause damage. If they are big enough to grab onto, start twisting. Keep twisting multiple days till you finally get a tear. Due to the acid you won't bleed much.
Now its time to dry out the area. Make a sea-salt paste. Get some sea salt and just add enough water to make it a rough 'scrub'. Let it sit for 10 minutes, take a shower and dry off completely.
If no more damage can be done and you can't take any more pain let it rest, and the next day repeat with the acid. You want to do it twice a day at least.
So by causing the physical damage it creates more surface area for the acids to get in and attack the root.I find the salting helps keep the area clean (as its a natural disinfectant) and it really shrinks them.
I've found a gluten-free diet, low sugar/salt diet seems to help. Your natural immune system has to be helping. I don't smoke, drink wine rarely, etc.
You gotta get physical with these things. Even the doctor is going to laser, scrape, freeze, etc. But the key is weakening them with the acid first, and i liked carmex in particular as it had a numbing effect due to the analgesic in it as well so i could cause damage easier without pain or much bleeding.
Ok-- so I have read the testimonials on this site very often, and with skepticism. Finding out I had contracted GW due to a bad situation was and sometimes is still very difficult for me, hearing its commonality never really soothed that nerve. So first off- that's normal! I felt the first thing I should do was to see my doctor to confirm diagnosis, which I did. My doctor prescribed me podofilox, which I used faithfully. It hurt, sure, but for me it was not effective. For a while I got a bit depressed that the prescription that was so expensive wasn't working, so I kinda checked out, even after reading this site. The GW spread and became worse. At this point I was ready to finally try anything, and so I went out and bought ACV (not even the recommended organic- just store off brand) and some cotton balls. I soaked the cotton balls and stuck them in direct contact with the infected areas for about 3ish hours. I couldn't stand much more after that- the burn was intense, uncomfortable, and lasted for about a week after the short application, even though the intensity lessened and was manageable. It took about 1-2 days but I was shocked- although sensitive, my GW were gone and I had healthy skin. It sounds crazy but I felt I should pay it forward and post my results on the site that I read a thousand times before trying it. I will admit that I have had a recurrence, but with another single application I had the same results. Because of the viral nature, I assume I will continue to struggle with outbreaks on and off. Research is split - some argue that your body can naturally fight off the virus for good- others claim there is no 'cure' natural or otherwise. I know this was long, but I recommend to anyone who is miserable and reading to give it a go. God bless.
I'm a 25 year old female who has been suffering from genital warts for over 3 years. Over the years I have tried many things; Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, crushed vitamin c with baking soda(most painful) turmeric. None of it had permanent results and was extremely painful. Recently for the past two weeks I have been treating the affect areas with OREGANO OIL & COCONUT OIL every other day after a shower, which is a great combo for its ANTI-VIRAL properties, and the warts have disappeared! I also consume OREGANO OIL AND COCONUT OIL internally which isn't very pleasant but it treats HPV from the inside as well. I have combined this regimen with complex B vitamin, high dose of vitamin c and spurlina. I've also been learning how to manage my stress by working out consistently and eating healthier foods cooked at home. Which has improved my weak immune system. You're life isn't ruined because you have HPV. it's just a sign to focus on yourself and your body, so you can heal self and focus on your well being. Hope this helps someone. :)