I've recently discovered I have had/developed HPV. I had a thick-ish discharge, then itching (consistent with yeast issues)- then the warts appeared. 3 of them. I was concerned about herpes(negative)so went to the doc. I declined freezing as my man had just gotten it done and he regaled me with tales of pain. when i was worried i had herpes, i read that 85% of herpes sufferers respond to licorice root extract. its not very expensive and it was magic for me. for the next 3 nights following I boiled chickweed (LOVES skin) and made a tea, added 1/3 apple cider vinegar and rinsed myself thoroughly with it in the shower, dried off and applied licorice root extract. it worked for my hpv warts, is relatively inexpensive and is natural. you can find chickweed and licorice root extract in most health/holistic stores, and you should give serious consideration to trying this method out. 3 days and they were ALL gone. good luck to you, and stay healthy!
After reading this website I tried acv (which didn't help me, I think it only spread the warts) & started taking a variety of different vitamins :: vitamin A,B12,C,D,E,fenugreek, & a daily vitamin. I thought that taking all of these great vitamins would help and I am sure they are but not as fast as I would like so I read a few different suggestions about making a vitamin c paste and instead of making the paste I bought a vitamin capsule that had both C & E in it and cut capsule open and put the oil on the warts. And continued to apply it about every 2-3 hours. I have been doing this for 2 days now. This morning I applied the vitamin C&E oil from the capsule again and it burned so I washed it off and applied only vitamin E oil and have been applying it about every 2 hours and it worked!!!!!! :) After putting on vitamin E oil about an hour ago 1 of the 3 warts I could see came off. I will keep anyone who reads this posted on my progress I hope this helps anyone who is desperate and looking for help I tried so many different suggestions and this one seems to be working for me hopefully it will work for you too.
Why is it the guy always blames the woman? I found out a few months ago that my bf passed HPV on the me (I was married 14 years prior and never had it til after being with him aq few years). He noticed a few bumps on his penis and has been accusing me of cheating but I had no signs. After he finds them I got tested and found out I have HPV but had no GW. Well here we are 6 months later and after shaving I noticed a bump. Concerned I applied acv and found out the are gw and apparently shaving spread it cause I now have an whole white area that shows up when you put acv on it. I have not told him yet cause the first thing he will do is blame me and accuse me of cheating. We are at the end of the relationship as it is so I figure I can tell him as I walk out the door. I KNOW it wasn't me cause I highly doubt a person can go 14+ years without an outbreak. This time I know it was from high stress levels thanks to the relationship. Anyhow, I have started acv treatments and am going to buy some tto after work as well as vitamins and garlic. I will say that I have ALWAYS used a vinegar/water douche almost daily from frequent sex and am guessing that would keep them at bay. Since we haven't had sex in 3 months I haven't felt the need so maybe using the mixture helped me from getting them sooner. So if you have them internally I would definitely try that mixture. (1/2 and 1/2). It doesn't appear that I have them on the inside but to be certain I started using it daily as well.
Hope this works cause I am a highly sexual (monogomus and in a relationship) person and not havind sex would devastate me, not to mention I am 40 and in my prime. :)
Also, why was the HPV immunization not told me to prior. I seperated from my husband at 36 and apparently that was too old to get it.... doctors should recommend it to everyone married or not cause spouses do cheat!!!
so I woke up two days ago with a daunting feeling that I was having an outbreak. Sure enough,I got my mirror out and they they were again rearing their ugly heads. I was diagnosed with GW about 3 years ago. i had an outbreak, used aldara for a week and they disappeared. Just this past summer, suddenly I had a second outbreak after almost 3 years of nothing. With a lot of vitamins, they disappeared after about 3 weeks.
Anyways, for the past 2 days, I had been trying the banana peel method. While they weren't getting worse, they weren't getting much better. Last night I went to the pharmacy and bought teat tree oil and soap, vitamin c tablets,and zantac. I went to bed last night with a tea tree oil soaked bandage. Woke up this morning...no change.
So here's what I did. This morning, I crushed a vit C tablet, and aspirin, and some garlic. I added a few drops of water and a few drops of tea tree oil and mixed it all together into a paste. I put this o at 11:30 and left to go to breakfast with friends. I just got back home at 2pm and....they have shrunk TREMENDOUSLY! And the pain when I touch the area with a q-tip (which usually is how I know i'm having an outbreak) is completely gone! Thank God! Two and a half hours! I hope they continue to disappear. i will keep you all posted.
Also, keep in mind I have been taking garlic pills, echinacea, and a daily multivitamin. I have also noticed that alcohol really weakens my immune system. The past two times I have had an outbreak has been after a night of heavy drinking. I also cut out the coffee this week and switched back to green tea.
I hope this helps
Hi, please, Please, PLEASE read this before you do anything. Do not put ACV anywhere on your genital area. It may work, but you are playing Russian Roulette. (I played and lost). I just got back from my doctor and I have chemical burns with permanent damage. My doctor said it was stupid and was like using a nuclear bomb to kill a mosquito. Please let your immune system fight it. Do everything you can to strengthen your immune system (reduce stress/overwhelm, get sleep, relax, take vitamins A,C,D,E, garlic pills, echinacea, lysine). Go see your doctor. If he wants to freeze it or burn it off, say no. We hate warts and we hate them down there and are eager to get rid of them ASAP. But don't be greedy, be patient. Or you will be very, very sorry, and will feel stupid for practicing medicine with stuff you read on the internet. ACV might be fine for warts on your hands, but please know that the only way to truly get rid of warts is to have your immune system fight them. Keeping them moist with oil or antibiotic ointment can increase circulation which helps your immune system fight them. Once your immune system wins, they will fall off. I tried to do it myself b/c I thought I would have a scar if I went to the doctor and he froze/burned it off. Now I have an enormous scar, and sense of major regret.
I'm 34 years old male - gay. Just for info that I have both herpes and GW, the latter was diagnosed 4 days ago when I woke up and saw this small painless bump (not itchy) on my the shaft of my penis. After freaking out thinking it was syphilis, my doctor spilled out the nasty word CONDYLOMA ACUMINATA, etc. There's no drug for it only topical ointment or liquid nitrogen and asked me to wait and see. I can't wait so I took the matter in my own hands. So yesterday I took my vitamin C powder ( 1/4 teaspoon) & mix it with 2 drops of water and made it like a paste and dab it on the nasty wart. I covered it with cotton ball & bandaid. The next day it shriveled. I repeated the same thing last night and it was a little burning so I took it off and applied antiseptic prickly heat dusting powder. This morning I woke up, the wart has shrunk and turned black like a scab. Completely dried. The nodule is gone and flesh colored center part of it is gone too. So now I'm just waiting for the scab to fall off by itself but I'm boosting my self with 12 grams of garlic softgels & 3 000 mg of Vitamin C daily. Will keep you guys posted....hope it works
ATTENTION LADIES.....I would love to hear how some of you suffering from GW are getting creative with your ACV soaked cotton balls!!
I have decided that you need to have at least 4 hands in order to even TRY to defeat this beast...one to hold the mirror, one to hold the q-tips, one to do the bandaging, and one to figure out if you are doctoring up sensitive skin or the GW!!!
I found out last month that I have Genital Warts. Have been to the doctor twice and have decided that there is no way I can afford to run to the doctor every time I feel a new bump!
I would love to try a full treatment attempt with ACV; however, I just can't seem to get anything to 'stay put'...unless I plan to sit with my hands in place for hours holding a cotton ball in place...bandaids were not meant to go 'there!!''
I've had surgery (and medical creams) twice on my anal warts in a span of 3 years. Surgery is painful and unnecessary. What worked for me was a garlic suppository, it's even better than taking a garlic pill which has been sitting on a market shelf for who-know's-how-long and not as potent. Put the one of the garlic pods (Not the entire flaky garlic bulb!) up inside your anus and continue about your day. It's going to burn in 30 minutes - an hour. It will burn like someone put chiles and hot sauce up your butt! but it is all-natural! nothing your body can't handle. Anyway, if it burns too much, just poop it out again and take a mild lukewarm bath.
Sorry for the long delay, I promised a complete walkthrough of my Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) treatment, and I've been quite busy and I also wanted to thoroughly make sure the treatment was fully successful before giving advice, so here we go:
Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) works! I've spent a while researching the other methods, and this by far is the easiest, fastest, and cheapest treatment! Your other options are many treatments of cryosurgery (i.e. using Liquid Nitrogen to freeze warts) but true liquid nitrogen therapy can only be provided by dr's offices and it's VERY expensive (at about $300 for one sessions (and when you will need at least 5-10 sessions)), which has also been known to leave permanent scars! The other treatment is a cream provided by prescription only, it costs about $250 and takes many months of use, also there is only about a 30% chance of full treatment in studies, so basically it's worthless! With ACV treatment the warts were gone within one week! and the ACV is only about $1! (well, you need some other supplies as well, but still it's significantly cheaper than even one dr's visit!). There's also laser removal, but again, very expensive! and will likely leave scars!
So here is my thorough walkthrough of my success (as well as my painful mistakes) that should provide you adequate knowledge of the treatment:
First off, the Supplies needed:
-Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) (no, other vinegar will not work).
-Cotton Balls (at least 50, must be cotton balls and no other substitute will work since cotton balls are the most absorbent and will suffocate the warts).
-'Q-tips' (at least 100, used to apply meds)
-Gauze Rolls(Highly Recommended!)(Either 2' wide, or 4' wide and you can cut it)(You will probably need 2 rolls for full treatment).
-Medical Tape (Highly Recommended!)(Don't use duct tape people! get this water resistant medical tape from the first aid aisles, like a curad brand, you will probably need 2 rolls).
-Tea Tree Oil (Highly Recommended!)(this is an antiseptic, it will help prevent spreading and will help diminish pain, It's sold in small liquid bottle by vitamins)
-Vitamin E oil (Highly Recommended!)(Used to help hydrate your skin since ACV will eat the shit out of it, so this will greatly help your healing! Sold as a liquid usually in vitamin aisle)
-Vitamins & Supplements (Highly Recommended!)(Vitamin C pills, garlic pills, multivitamin pill) (To help your body heal and to fight off the warts)
I paid about $40 for all these supplies at walmart, which is a bargain compared to even one dr's visit!
Day 1 (And the proper cotton ball process):
Get all your supplies ready and laid out in a suitable surface (I highly recommend you practice proper sanitation and hygiene, use only clean supplies and make sure your work surface is clean or lay out a plastic sheet). Plan on how you will properly secure the cotton balls to your warts. I wrapped the gauze around my penis for my warts on my shaft, and I wrapped it behind my balls to secure the cotton balls towards the base of my penis (ladies, you likely won't have this luxury so you'll have to get creative).
Estimate the number of cotton balls you will need to completely cover your warts, you may want to pull the cotton balls apart if your wart isn't that big and to make it easier to secure the ball. You want the cotton ball to be about twice the diameter of the wart. I also recommend covering the entire area to be treated with vitamin E oil as it will help to keep the area hydrated (I recommend you apply the vitamin E oil with a q-tip and allow about 10 minutes for the oil to soak in, and DO NOT DIP THE SAME TIP OF THE Q-TIP BACK INTO THE VITAMIN E JAR ONCE YOU HAVE RUBBED IT ON YOUR WARTS! This will contaminate the oil and you may spread warts this way).
Despite what I've read on here, it is NOT A GOOD IDEA TO COMPLETELY SOAK THE COTTON BALLS IN ACV! I found that it's better to use less than to use more, and I recommend you only put enough on the cotton ball so that it will be able to fully cover the warts with the amount of ACV that you used. Using this technique will give you the results you want and will reduce your chances of major harm.
Now, after you have the cotton balls with a proper amount of ACV on them to cover your warts, you simply place the balls over the warts and then wrap the gauze around the balls to hold them in place. You may either tape the end of the gauze to hold it secure, or wrap the tape completely around the gauze no more than one time, or you may gently tie the gauze strips in loose knots to hold them secure. DO NOT COMPLETELY COVER THE COTTON BALLS WITH TAPE!!! YOU WILL END UP IN DIRE PAIN! You need to allow plenty of room for the ACV fumes to be released otherwise the fumes will stay between the tape and will completely destroy your skin and it will take many days to heal! This is why I recommend using Gauze! because it allows the fumes to be released through the gauze, and for oxygen to get in so that the skin around the cotton ball can breath.
Also, to avoid major pain, TRY TO AVOID LETTING THE ACV SOAKED PORTION OF THE COTTON BALLS TOUCH ANY SENSITIVE PARTS OF YOUR GENITALS!!!! This treatment was almost completely painless for me until I made the mistake of drenching a cotton ball and allowing the ACV portion to be resting on the head of my penis... this is what caused the most pain of the whole treatment, and it's still sensitive a month later! So avoid ACV contact to any sensitive parts if you want to avoid the major pain. Ladies, I'm not sure where it's going to hurt your lady parts the most, but it would probably be pure hell if you let acv soak on your clit.
How long should you leave the cotton balls on?
I think it depends on the area you're treating, and the amount of pain you're experiencing. For me I experienced almost no pain while treating the shaft of my penis, so I suggest you leave the cotton balls on for at least 3 and no more than 6 hours if you're not experiencing major pain. If you're treating a sensitive area or you feel major pain (like a 5 or above on the 1-10 pain level), then I suggest you only leave the balls on for one hour. As long as the warts are glowing white after you remove the cotton balls on the first day then you are effectively treating them! This is not a race to see how fast you can get the warts off, it should be seen as a marathon... so as long as you have progressive progress you will eventually get rid of the warts. Also, try to leave your pants off for the entire time you have the cotton balls on! This will allow for more ventilation... and it will be much better for your skin.
So like I said, on day 1 you should see the warts glowing white after you remove the cotton balls, congratulations you have had a successful day 1! You should immediately apply Tea Tree Oil on and around the warts at this point using a Q-Tip (and don't double dip the q-tip after contact with warts), allow the Tea Tree Oil to completely dry up from your skin before putting pants or underwear on! You may even want to gently wash the remaining Tea Tree Oil off before putting pants on. If you don't allow the Tea Tree Oil to dry before putting your pants on, the fumes will stay in your pants or underwear and it will totally eat up and damage your entire groin area, and your skin will be very badly damaged! (I learned the hard way!)
ACV and Tea Tree Oil are very powerful chemicals! When used properly they are harmless, but if you don't follow these precautions you can cause yourself major harm!
Apply the vitamin E oil after you use the Tea Tree Oil, this will help to dehydrate your skin. Try to apply the vitamin E oil every couple hours if you can.
Give your skin at least 24 hours to heal before going on with the ACV applications. If your skin is still red or sore do not proceed with the ACV and allow your skin to heal! Make sure your skin has a regular color since this is a good sign that your skin is healthy. Take a day or two between applications, and maybe even a week if your skin is really damaged!
After your second treatment your warts should be glowing white again, this is a good sign!
The day after your second treatment you may see your warts starting to scab over, if so, you have successfully finished the first phase of treatment. DO NOT EVER PICK OFF A SCAB!!!! The whole goal of ACV treatment is to fry your skin so that it will scab over the warts and so that they will suffocate and die! Once you get a scab that covers the whole wart, leave it alone! It may look ugly and it may look like you've made everything worse, but once that scab naturally falls off you will be left with the beautiful clear skin that you want!
After the first time you scab over, and after leaving the scab on for at least 2-3 days, you may do another ACV cotton ball soaking directly over the scab, This will naturally remove the scab and will give you a larger stronger scab after a day or two.
The scabs should eventually turn blackish, this is a good sign. Eventually the large warts will shrink and the small ones will just disappear.
After days of treatments and healing, the warts should be gone! You may still have some discoloration after the warts are gone, but that should heal up in a few weeks.
I'm now about 3 weeks post treatment and my skin where my warts were is now completely flawless!!! I'm so relieved! and I feel much healthier and less tired now that my body isn't constantly having to fight these warts!
I should also note that you should be taking the vitamins daily throughout this entire process and for months after! (even ongoing if you can). Also drink plenty of water! at least a gallon day. Get plenty of sleep, cut back on junk food, and try to eat some healthy foods.
I thank everyone on this website who helped me discover this treatment after 10 years of living with these warts! And I hope my guide will help many people to get treated the proper way, and to finally move on with their lives.
Take care all, and I may try to come back to this page if anyone has any further questions.
I went to the doctor to have them removed;he frozed them hurt like hell, and weeks later they came back out with avengance; so I was exploring and looking for answers right now like you are, and I found this forum, I tried the apple cider vinegar (bought it at the grocery store for 2 bucks) I used it the following way:
I treated them one at the time, they usually take 5-7 days to complete the process,I applied once in the A.M and once at night, I got the wart bandages ( they are round small regular bandages,nothing espetial) and applied 3 drops on them and covered them. Must admit once they star burning and good, just counter attack them by thinking they are making you better. They turn black and fall off!!! AWESOME!! Make sure you shave around the are before you put the bandage on, or it's your skin lol!! Thank you !!