What is HPV?
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects humans by establishing itself in the skin and mucous membranes. There are over 40 types of HPV, many of them causing most people to exhibit few to no symptoms and therefore it is possible to have no realization that you are carrying and can spread the disease.
HPV can cause serious health concerns such as warts on the genitalia or even the throat in some rare cases; but an HPV infection also can lead to cervical cancer in women as well as other cancers of the throat, anus, penis, and vulva as well as head and neck cancer. The HPV and cancer link is very real and a serious risk for not only women, but men as well. A developing cancer can take over 10 years to become apparent, allowing plenty of time to treat any pre-cancerous lesions. For that reason, there currently is an HPV vaccine that can protect against the virus, which you may have been reading about in the news.
Natural HPV Treatment
We have a number of home remedies and natural treatments for genital HPV, but we are always looking to discover and share more with the community. Currently some of our more popular remedies are hydrogen peroxide, castor oil, and the combination of vitamin C, garlic, and a multi-vitamin as a cure for HPV symptoms.
Almond, Tea Tree and Jojoba Oils
02/05/2012: Healer74 from Kaukauna, Wi: "This natural formulation is based on the defeating your HPV topically. It is based on percentage of intake in a Liquid format.
Almond Oil 70%
Tea Tree Oil 25%
Jojoba Oil 5%
This is a topical formulation and is based on frequent as possible use. I would direct you to apply the following way:
Clean the affected area and dry thoroughly. Apply the serum with a cotton swab directly on the affected area every 4 to 5 hours per day."
06/18/2012: "Does this burn? I heard that the apple cider vinegar works but burns really bad. Also, does those percentages you put next to the ingredients represent how you should mix the items? Thank you for posting."
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Genital Warts
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an exceedingly popular remedy and can be very effective against genital warts in just a few days. Simply soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply this to the warts. You can use a band-aid to hold the cotton to the wart for a few hours at a time. This treatment is also okay for internal use, though there will be significant discomfort at first.
12/23/2010: Danny from Dallas, Texas: "Hello. I am a male, 23 and I used Apple Cider directly on my skin (genital area). I have little warts and it got rid of them but unfortunately it left marks there due to the acid effect I guess. I am a pretty dark skin type and now I have these little white spots that look like scars.. My question is whether my skin color will ever return to normal or is there anything I can do to heal it? And for future use: how do I use it properly without burning my skin?"Replies
01/07/2011: Seahorselady from Cleveland, Oh, Usa replies: "I have suffered from HPV in the past with BV's all the time. I had cancerous cervix cells removed and normal paps since then. This was all in between 1996 and 2002. I thought I had cleared the virus and was fine. I've since had episodes of recurring problems with thrush, yeast, chronic fatigue and other things where I knew something was wrong with me but no doctor could find anything. It was like something would activate in me and the symptoms would begin again. They clear up after 3 or months.
I have recently seen a holistic doctor that specializes in women's health and was informed that the HPV virus can live in the body and remain dormant for periods of time with no cervical cell abnormalities. She also said that it can attack other parts of the body such as uterus, throat, intestines, etc. with no way to test for it. She believes my recurring episodes are the HPV virus becoming active in my body again. I would caution you if you think you have cleared it, as I did, because you may not have. A pap can only detect the virus on the cervix, no where else. She put me on Oil of Oregano and Black Walnut Green Hull. I also have to take plant sterols/sterolins to boost my immune system."
01/18/2012: Ss from Richmond, Va replies: "I had hpv warts for almost 3 yrs.. Found out w/my second pregnancy.. I did everything Apple Cider Vinegar, tea tree oil, the painful dental floss trick and they all hurt extremely bad and were very uncomfortable. I researched hrs on end I was starting to get obsessive I just wanted them to go away.
Well I started taking lots of vitamins, garlic pills and echinacea pills all the time 6 mo later they have all cleared up and I had more than I could count of all shapes and sizes and it worked no pain no scars.. I just wanted to post this to give hope to those. God bless!"
07/09/2012: Rupanzal from Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India replies: "Natural therapies such as Homeopathy and Ayurvedic herbs have not made it possible to give quick relief from HPV symptoms and prevent reoccurrence. These natural therapies help to boost up your immune system. Different forms of hpv-treatments-HPV treatment are available such as topical creams containing podophyliin extracts, removal of warts by chemical cauterization or cryosurgery and interferon injections. However, these conventional methods of HPV treatment do not help to cure HPV. They are only a way of suppressing symptoms. Homeopathic remedies work on emotional and mental levels, along with cellular levels, in order to ensure that the entire being is brought into harmony. Natural therapies such as Homeopathic nosodes (OM28, HP - Factor Nosodes, Hyperisince, Wartex Forte Drops). Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs help to bring back complete balance in your body and give you lasting relief."
10/18/2012: Megirly from Scottsdale, Az replies: "Hey guys. I was just diagonosed with HPV genital warts last month. I already had some warts treated with TCA, it removed one of the warts but more came back this week. I am scheduled for another treament next Monday but I'm not sure I want to go back just because I got even more since my last treatment and this is not treating the cause of warts... HPV. Anyways I ordered these Vitamins, I ordered them like 2 weeks ago but there was a back order on them but they should be here tommorow! I have had great success taking them for other kind of warts( not genital warts). So I'm hoping these vitamins will help fight this nasty HPV off! I really don't want to but Apple cider or anything like that down there, I'll let you guys know how long it will take these vitamins and immune system to work.haha"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 03/21/2011: Jenica from Nassau, Usa: "Last year October I was diagnosed of HPV. I have warts on my genital area. I tried some alternative treatment like Castor oil before engaging into medical intervention, I applied it on the area like a lotion and amazingly it peeled off the warts 85-90% in just week. But it came back November and I discovered that I am pregnant. Warts recurrence happens when our immune sytem is low and during pregnancy immune system is low. December I undergo cauterization. After a week I feel bumps in my vagina, ( 2 bumps), I applied castor oil again and used Wartrol. I higly recommend it. After 4 days I think the bumps disappeared. Its been 4 months without breakout. Recurrence is possible if your immune system is low but some says 2-3x recurrence happen. Keeping your body fit will decrease the chance of recurrence. Dont smoke! Aside from castor oil and Wartrol, I am taking vitamins like vit c and vit e that is good for our immune system. If you are at younger age your body could fight the virus because younger people have a good immune system. Most men and women do acquire immunity to their acquired HPV type in a year or three. According to some studies HPV will be cleared by our own body 6month-2 years, but of course we have to help our body. Good Luck! "Replies
10/14/2011: Sam from Durban, South Africa replies: "Hi, The Trick is to apply raw tea tree oil on the affected area after u have gotten rid of, or your warts have fallen off! Do this for a few months! Also Buy Black Seed Oil (Cumin) take orally and apply topically. Have Honey! Red Marine Algea will boost your immune system. Oxygen drops should be added to your daily drinking water! Also Eat Healthy!"
12/31/2011: Hpv? from Fort Mill, Sc replies: "I have read that castor oil is used in some immunosuppressant drugs. So this may not be the best thing to use for HPV because you want a strong immune system to defeat the virus. I have also read it can be helpful with skin issues so maybe it is a toss up. I just saw this on wikipedia so don't take my word for it, do some research.
However, I also just read that taken orally it can be used to induce labor, so if I were pregnant I would stay away from it.
I have read a lot of good things about using Apple Cider Vinegar. Some people have been able to get rid of warts in a few days to a week. I think you have to be careful though, and possibly dillute it because it is an acid and can be rough on your skin. Its looking like these small almost unnoticable bumps are HPV for me so this is my plan of action once I can find a better doctor that will actually be able to tell me what it is. I want to know what it is before I destroy the evidence so to speak."
Dietary Changes, Supplements
[YEA] 05/31/2009: FolicAcidFan from Miami, FL: "I was diagnosed with high risk HPV in 2006. I had a cone biopsy and a leap surgery that removed a carcinoma from my cervix. My gynecologist indicated that in my case there would be no need to get the vaccine since I was already positive. He clearly indicated there were no remedies or cures. however I found out through the American Board of Gynecologists, that a combination of Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Betacaroten could potentially help (although there are no conclusive/proven results).
My inmediate action plan was becoming vegetarian (only ocasional fish and seafood), I ceased any consumption of dairy (even organic) and started to take daily dosis of Folic Acid (two caplets), Vitamin C (one caplet) and Betacarotene (1 caplet) for the next year.
I have been having frequent Pap tests (every 4 months the 1st year after my surgeries and then every 6 months on the 2nd year) and since then my results have shown no signs of HPV so far.
I continue taking daily doses of vitamin C and folic acid (1 caplet each) and remain a vegetarian with ocasional consumption of non American organic cheese only."
04/15/2012: Robin from Needham, Ma replies: "Thank you for sharing your story. I have been diagnosed with high risk HPV and am going in for a colposcopy on Friday. I am terrified as to what lies ahead. Any advice is appreciated."
08/20/2012: Alicia from Utah: "Hola, uno mde uds. Sabe si es cierto que para el ano que entra habra una nueva medicina, solamente una pastilla para curar la HPV, esto lo lei en el foro de live extension, no he tenido el change de preguntarle a mi Doctor, cualquiera de uds. sabe algo.
Hello, one mde pcs. Know if it is true that for the coming year there will be a new drug, only one pill to cure the HPV, I read this forum live extension, I have not had the change to ask my doctor, any of you. knows something."
01/02/2011: Whyme2010 from Atlanta, Ga: "I just found out that I have Hpv after getting my check up but the doc said that I didn't have the strand that causes GW. But I been having a painful bump that comes up inside my vag and once it appeared right by the opening of my vag this was happening before I even got my check up but I was too embarrassed to ask about it. It starts off small but get really big and painful after the first week and it is extremely painful when urinating. It usually takes about 3 weeks to go away but comes back right after my cycle. Does any one on here only have one bump instead of many that comes up. I'm about to go crazy they keep coming back it is possible that the doctor was wrong and I do have Gw what should I do?"Replies
01/04/2011: Rem from Brighton, Uk replies: "Dear Whyme2010... I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis! I have suffered with Hpv for many years & yes, I generally get one bump. The meds prescribed by the doctor have never helped. Mine would come around my cycle like clockwork! I did have a mini breakout and used Acetone on the initial small bump... It worked!!! I have very recently tried Lecithin 2x daily for 1 month, as well as the ACV & Baking Soda remedies mentioned on this site. I'm still on trial with these, but I've got nothing to lose. I will post in a month or two with my results. Bless"
01/06/2011: Glight from Hattiesburg, Ms, Usa replies: "Could be from friction if you are prone to boils etc. Be sure to use a safe lubricant with your partner and wash well afterward. Also, could be Genital Herpes. Friction will also cause outbreak and your doctor won't know unless you have the breakout at the time of your visit. But fear not, if this is the case, have heard great results with Olive Leaf Extract among other anti-viral remedies. Good Luck!"
08/16/2009: Anonymous from Brooklyn, Ny: "Hi can you encourage TED to write some of his remedies for HPV?"
02/22/2009: Lola from Fairfax, VA: "Hello ladies, thanks for all your posts. I too was diagnosed with HPV a few months ago and my gyn told me that alot of time it clears up on its own, similar to having a flu virus. She did tell me to make sure I got plenty of rest and ate well and she said smoking makes it worse. Like Janey previously posted folic acid and vitamins are probably also helpful in combating HPV since you're supporting your body in the fight against the virus. As far as BV goes, I've had it off and on for a few years along with yeast infections. I have PCOS, a condition that throws off your insulin and other hormones. This causes your body not to burn sugar easily therefore running throughout the body causing yeast, and other infections such as BV and other symptoms. I'm sure that some of you have probably noticed that the more sugar you eat the more itchy you can get down there. One thing that I'm trying in ACV, it helps with balancing sugar in the body but also it helps keep your body at a balanced ph level, making it difficult for bacteria, fungus or yeast to grow. My gyn also recommended a gel called Rephresh, which is supposed to keep your ph balanced down there too. She said that should work on its own before the BV got out of hand. I've tried it a couple of times if I feel any infection coming or any unusual odor and its worked well for me. You can purchase online from drugstore.com which also has buyer reviews. Good luck to all."
01/30/2009: Janey from Auburn, NY: "I got BV back in 2006... they told me it was nothing and that some women get it once and it goes away, others live with it the rest of their lives on medication... that person on the medication was me. after every period i got, the BV showed up. i knew it was going to come around so i started taking my medication as soon as my period was almost over. they [prescribed me to 500mg of metronidazole. i was taking this every month . In march of 2008 i had my annual pap done.. all was good and well until i got a letter in the mail stating they found irregular cells on my cervix..this made me very worried. i was told to make an appointment for a colposcopy.. i never did which was very bad. i finally got the courage to get it done (very scared), i had the test done in November. they took 2 biopsy's told me i should boost my immune system with some folic acid and sent me on my way being scheduled for 3 weeks to come back for my results.. i went and got some folic acid and a multi vitamin and have taken them everyday since.. unfortunately something came up and i wasn't going to make my appointment, the next available appointment was yesterday.. January 29th 2009... i went in and it got very serious.... i was diagnosed with HPV.. i am only 19 years old but have been sexually active since i was 14. This information was scarey to me, though i knew very little about it.. with women under the age of 25 my doctor told me it is very likely that when taking a multi vitamin with high dose folic acid or a folic acid tablet that it will clear up on its own.. i felt much better... now that i have read all your feedbacks with BV being in common with HPV and stating that the BV went away when the HPV went away.... i actually did NOT get BV this month which was very very shocking to me since I've had it at age 16...every month... i have been strict to sex with men and men only.. but recently i met this girl who totally blows my mind, nothing has happened but i just cant help but think that all this couldnt have happened at any worse time, i had the guts to tell her before anything happened, which was courageous she said... i feel alot better i'm going in march to have my PAP done again.. hopefully it will be clear.. you guys gave me hope after saying all your thoughts and experiences... good luck to all.. i feel your pain now."Replies
10/28/2010: Cerissa from Saint Louis, Mo replies: "What is BV?"
EC: BV= bacterial vaginosis
03/25/2012: Leslie from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "Hey Janey... I know this is an old post and you may not get to read but I had to reply... I had BV for about 1 year and battled a vicious cycle of being on and off antibiotics-going crazy to find any possible remedy.. Read millions of blogs and spent hundreds of dollars on herbs only to discover the one thing that helped for good! Tea tree oil suppositories.. It's a bit costly.. It's around $12-14 for a small box with 6 suppositories.. Anyhow, I used it everyday and the heavy oily eucalyptus scent overpowered the nasty BV smell and eventually BV was gone for good... I then used it sparingly and realized it's apparent just a few days before my period... Now I only use it once or twice before my period but it's been a few years now and the situation has basically disappeared let's say by 90%.... I know once someone has BV it usually comes up every now and then... I hope you get a notification for my post because it really saved my life and think you may find this useful! Peace"
12/24/2008: Rose from Greenwich, Connecticut: "Hello, I love your site and I think it is so helpful to so many people. Could you please put an ailment listing of just HPV? There seems to be some comments here and there about HPV, but not enough information about it. There are so many women and men with this and really not enough information about it. Alot of these women who seem to suffer from BV may also have HPV and not even know about it! Thank you"
EC: Thank you so much the suggestion, Rose. New page has just been created.
06/09/2012: Elle from Blc, Nevada replies: "Good point here. I'm glad that someone mentioned this in subject. Its important if bv comes back might be signs of other problems such as HPV.
I will share my story: I was diagnosed with HPV in 2005. The problem was found when I got infected with genital warts. Time after that I had no idea there was more to come. In 2008 when my pap smear came back abnormal I was so scared. It was crazy scary to find have bad news and someone tell you there is something wrong. Worst news ever, I was informed my biopsy came back cancerous I was to come for coloposcopy (procedure). My doctor said after the procedure I would be ok. I wasnt sure what to think what about few years down the line??! I've tried to hold some sort of hope and get thru this. The procedure sucks! Let me tell you im not trying to scare any of you but make sure you take pain killers cramps!!! So about year passed and I start to get really bad discharge! I start going to see doctor and they tell me it was yeast infection. I then had several repeated visits for YI and BV, to treat bv and then more meds for YI since I was told it could come back. Going back time after time. Hearing same story over I started loosing hope. Doctors will prescribe antibiotics but only help temporary. At this point I m like great doctors dont have answers and im really sick of spending $$ for same problem??! Only thing she said do reasearch and I was welcome to seek second opinion. I'm thinking oooh great! Glad she knew bpv is the cause of it, but no answers was really geting to me. Did my research and stoped for while.
Oh btw YI can be spread to partners!! I'm not sure about BV but if anyone knows do write what you know. Meanwhile doing my search.
So about 3 months ago I come to earthclinic! Super hope somewhere outhere for me. Reading on I had to try it naturaly. There were solutions that worked others so yeah not giving up yet. My first attempt, I started with a Acidophilus orally and insert internaly in vagina for 7 days plus supplyments. That didnt work. I decided I will try Femdophilus, orally and inserted internally in vagina and with bio yogurt on tampon for 10 days. This regime was doing something different with my body I could feel it but not quite there. I think it tried to balance ph in my body but I can still smell not alright down there. So after that not working for me. I dont believe in douching. So heres my plan 3. I will do combo. I soaked in bath with Apple Cider Vinegar for 20 minutes. Today drank 2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar dissolved in 8oz of glass with honey. Take B-100. Boric acid with vegan 00 capsules. During regime I will monitor my progress. I also have sinuses so im going to treat that too. I will keep yall updated how it all goes! Wish me luck!!! I know we can fight this thing all! Keep the faith. I'm trying. There is hope for all of us. Leave feedback or/and any advice is apprechiated!"
03/21/2008: Lynn from Akron, OH: "I've suffered from BV for about three and a half months now I tried all the usual suspects, flagyl, metronidazole, in pill and gel, and nothing worked. I also around that time was diagnosed with low risk HPV. I had BV once before, a long time ago and it responded well to the antibiotic treatments, but this time, no go. I'm inclined to think that its because of my HPV, anybody else thought of this? If not, get checked for it...now to the current home remedies I'm trying...I'm doing the full 3% hydro peroxide douches, which knocks out the odor really well, but I haven't been doing it long enough to see if its making any difference, I'll keep everyone posted. I'm also doing a round of supplements, including folic acid, acidophilus bifidus capsules, as well as echinacea (more for the HPV than anything else) and alternating days with my WOmen's 1 a day supplements. I'm also looking into Goldenseal, its a little pricey, but I'll try anything at this point. Doctors are stupid and make you feel stupid, so I'll do anything not to deal with that. Hope it all works, and hope I helped, I'll keep you all posted!!!!"Replies
02/11/2012: Searchingcure from Milwaukee, Wi replies: "BV, which I have gotten on occasion, I have taken a vitamin called yeast cleanse. My OB told me it's an imbalance in the PH in your vagina. She of course offered some medication which I refused, beause I am tired of taking medication that doesn't solve the problem. So when afflicted, I take yeast cleanse, load up on echinacea and also probiotics. I was diagnosed with HPV when I got pregnant. It was a horrid experience. I was embarassed and ashamed. After thinking I was clear, I passed it along to my now husband, who is struggling with with being afflicted by it, so I am determined to find a cure and not just resolve to believe what the doctors are telling us, that there is no hope. Our heavenly Father put all these herbs on this earth for a reason and I know in my heart there is hope for all of us. And if and when I find it, I will share it with everyone on here.
I've had abnormal paps for the last 6 years thanks to hpv. I need to forgive myself and the person I believe gave it to me. I think half the battle is in our minds.
-A better diet, not smoking, drinking, no caffine, low fat/sugar intake, exersize. All things that help. Pau d' arco, grape seed extract, up to 10, 000 mg of vit c, beta carotine, garlic, selenium, shitake mushroom, echinacea, oregano oil, applying apple cider vinegar topically.
Good luck, I pray some of it helps. I am going to try Aidance skincare next. BBB accredited and great reviews!"
11/12/2007: Keisha from Birmingham, Hamstead, West Midlands: "my name is keisha, i am 18 years old, and had BV for over a year now. i reckon i caught BV from my ex boyfriend, however doctors claim that BV is not an STD/STI. apparently men cannot get it. i have tried using ph balanced shower gels such as: nivea, folic acid tablets, cranberry juice but it only works for a while. eating sweet things makes BV much worse. apparently bv is covering a more serious health condition if it keeps on coming back such as: diabetes, pelvic inflammatory disease, or HPV which i have from my ex. so be careful who u sleep with, ladies."Replies
08/25/2008: Veronice from Brooklyn, US replies: "I'm glad someone finally said that BV could be covering a more serious health condition because I never had any trouble with infection before and i used all kinda of lotions, never douched or showered after sex and had a healthy discharge. Since the point where i believe I was exposed to the HPV virus is when my bv started and has not gona away since. I pray that when the HPV passes the BV will as well."
01/12/2009: NB from Washington, DC replies: "HPV/BV
I too have been battling on-going BV with monthly meds from GYN. I knew it was not normal to get the same odor each time after being treated for BV. After my third treatment, my DR. finally informed me that I tested positive for HPV. I'm still not clear on how this is suppposed to heal itself...nonethless I am also now wondering it HPV and chronic BV are related. I want to use something natural because the Dr. will not give me refills for any of the BV meds. I have to pay to see him for him to treat me for the same infection every month. Please continue to post any success you have with home remedies.Thanks."
01/17/2009: Rosemarie from Norwalk, CT replies: "I have had the same problem on and off. I was diagnosed with BV and then afterwards was told that i had contracted HPV. I started recently taking something for the BV called Yeast Arrest by Vitanica. They are suppository and they help with the PH balance and fighting any infection. Since then I havn't had any BV. I am now working on building my immune system to fight the HPV virus by taking MMS solution and Primrose oil. Wish me luck!"
05/05/2009: Lynn from Detroit, MI replies: "I was diagnosed with HPV in May of 2007, which was devastating since my Drs. office really didn't have any information for me. They told me that its incurable and will probably go away, not very comforting. They said to research it on the internet, which I did. I've been raised with vitamins and the importance of nutrition. After 6 months of not doing anything very aggressively, I was retested, and still had it. A biopsy showed no abnormal cells. I went to a website that had natural remedies for HPV. Two different HPV kit options including homeopathic drops and vitamin capsules. Two products helped the most I believe. One strengthened the immune system and the other helps with viruses. I was retested in May of 2008 and my pap was clear of HPV. I also did a colon cleanse during that year that my boyfriend had ordered, that may of helped as well. Just don't give up and feel like theres nothing you can do."
08/15/2009: Christy from Mesquite, Texas replies: "I recently was diagnosed with high-risk HPV after a ASCUS reading on my pap. I am a bit of a health-nut and very leary of "modern-medicine" unless absolutely necessary. I also have had slight BV off and on. In addition to the wonderful info already in this discussion about building your immune system, exercising to build health, increase oxygen/toxin elimination, and doing various body cleanses, I just wanted to share one additional method that has worked wonderfully for me. Some of you may think "she's insane"...but it is safe and most importantly works! Garlic is the miracle herb. It is the allicin in the garlic that is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial. I both eat it often and take it as a daily supplement. But here's the biggie. When I get any vaginal itching or other symptoms indicating BV I will for several nights in a row take a single clove of garlic, carefully remove the papery skin, and insert the entire whole clove into my vagina. If you cut the clove it will release more allicin and could be irritating - I haven't experienced that, just read it. I will then remove the clove in the morning and flush it away. And just like that, itching is gone, odor/discharge is normal. Had to share...it's worth a try for anyone who's tried drugs/antibiotics and keep having the problem."
09/30/2009: Serendipity from Orlando, Fl replies: "Yes, I have been getting chronic BV which often lead to yeast infections, taking the BV medicine will give you a yeast infection, and taking yeast infection medicine, will often cause BV... so don't get trapped in the vicious cycle of antibiotics, which only serve to deplete your body of any chance of fighting off the problem, I have just read that getting these infections are a result of having HPV, which effects your mucous membranes, and cause vaginal discharge and infection... the only thing that got me out of taking all those pills, was garlic... Leave it in all night, and when you wake up your mouth will taste like garlic... I also recommend douching with Organic "with the mother" Apple Cider vinegar... the filtered stuff will not work, make sure you dilute it about I part ACV 3 parts water, and it will probably burn, especially if you have genital warts on the inside of your vulva... if you don't believe in douching, drink 8oz of water with two tsp. of ACV 3 times a day... I even take a bath with a cup of it in there... it will replace the need for moisturizers, as it helps maintain a healthy pH in your skin and body... Use tea tree oil to wipe the outer area of your vulva, it it a natural antiseptic, will tingle a lot... and if you have genital warts hiding in wait... it will get them before they become a problem... hope this helps... stay away from antibiotics... and get some probiotics, I recommend lactobacillus sporogenes, if will do the most good, some of the other ones don;t even make it past your stomach acid... and QUIT SMOKING... that is the number one way to kill your immune system... it doesn't cause cancer, if lowers your ability to fight cancer... hope this helps... I know it took me years to figure all this stuff out..."
03/22/2009: Kim from Riverside, CA: "I have a question: I keep reading about HPV with warts, but I'm needing some information on a different strain of HPV. HPV can cause warts but some strains can cause cancer. I was diagnosed with with CIN 2, which means there are pre-cancerous cells in my cervix that may in time lead to cancer. This was caused by HPV. Before undergoing surgery to have those cells removed, I wanted to know if Hydrogen Peroxide has worked for anyone out there. I was thinking of douching with half 3% h202 and half water. I'd inhale if that'll work too. Does any one have any feedback on this working for you?"Replies
03/24/2009: Helen from Athens, Greece replies: "Kim, e-mail me if you want. I have a few suggestions for you."
12/10/2009: Deborah from Sydney, Australia replies: "To Helene of Athens, Greece: I would be grateful to hear what suggestions did you have regarding clearing HPV with hydrogen peroxide?"
12/15/2009: Ben from Portland, Oregon replies: "Helen from Greece my name is ben how can i email i have a few questions . i would be exsremly greatful if we could chat thank you hopeful in oregon"
12/24/2009: Health Lover from Eden, Usa replies: "I too am interested in your suggestions. Thank you."
01/18/2010: Caiti from Tampa, Fl replies: "Helen from Athens, could you share with me to? Thanks!"
04/26/2010: Katy from Port Elizabeth, South Africa replies: "Please give advise on douching with hydrogen peroxide treating VIN 2. Anyone with positive results? Any risks? Thnx"
07/28/2010: Renee from New York replies: "Helen - are you able to provide this information via earthclinic? If not, can you provide your email address? I'm eager to learn as well. Thank you so much."
11/23/2011: Eric from Panama City, Fl replies: "Can you please tell me all about Peroxide and what my wife can do to get rid of HPV."
01/18/2012: Kimberly from Stafford, Va replies: "Hello, I see this is an old thread, but I am interested in information regarding using peroxide to help heal HPV. Thanks in advance for your help!"
[YEA] 01/16/2009: Cured from Anonymous: "I was diagnosed with HPV (the kind that causes genital warts). I inhaled the peroxide for about 2 weeks, and put one cap ful of Rite Aid peroxide in a 20 ounce bottle of water. I went to the doctor for my annual in Nov, and the HPV was gone."
EC: More about the hydrogen peroxide inhalation method here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html
More about hydrogen peroxide here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/hydrogen_peroxide.html
08/13/2009: Anonymous from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "Hi there,
Did you drink this 20oz mix in the morning on an empty stomach or through out the day? Did you drink this more than once a day?"
10/14/2009: Anon from Nashville, Tn, USA replies: "How often did you drink the peroxide? Can I do this more than once per day?"