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Posted by Chaz (Chiang Mai, Thailand) on 08/25/2008

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar treating genital warts

This site and your postings have been great!

I must have got infected with genital warts (hpv)by the ex-gf about 2 years ago. After a rather scary mis-diagnosis (herpes) at hospital(!), I consulted a general practitioner doctor to double check and he said it was hpv. He confirmed with a biopsy sample after burning off the warts. After a recurrence I used Podofilin, but they came back, so tried Aldara (Imiquimod) but that was expensive, caused irritation and didn't work. I then tried some oil I bought over the internet from a company in USA. The oil did get rid of some warts, but not all. Then I found this site ...

Early this month (Aug 08)I used ACV on specific warts on my shaft using cotton balls and bandaids and they seem to have gone. But something didn't look right on the head. So then I did the full gauze bandage wrap and plastic covering method too. I was amazed at all the tiny little dark spots that appeared in different places after 4 days. ( I used a magnifying lens to get a good look). That was 4 days ago and now the dark scabs are healing. Will keep you posted on results. For me, 4 days consectively of applying ACV is probaby the limit.
Thanks to all.

Posted by John (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/22/2008

[YEA]  Apple cider vinegar is awesome - caught genital warts from my ex wife? and have been suffering from it now for close to 4 years, just one close to the base of my unit. Then it spread to the foreskin :(... I think because of my poor diet and a lot of stress. Started searching on the net and found earthclinic, as the last thing I would ever do is front up to a doctor. But anyway - ACV used was the normal supermarket varity, bought some hydrogen peroxide 20vol and went to work. With a bit of trouble - used small bits of cotton cloth soaked with the vinegar and let the foreskin hold it in place with a bit of tape overnight. True to form the warts went white, next night warts went yellow/grey with no stinging, I should have just kept up with that another night... and then I decided to use the peroxide to clean the area - what a shock. When using peroxide I think you should use a diluted version of it. The stuff I used had pretty spectatular effects the warts fizzed and bubbled where the warts were wow!!. a couple of hours later I ended up with burns over the areas where Id used the peroxide. I spent the next couple of days in a bit... alot of pain. But overall it was well worth all the effort and pain. I now have healing - peeling bits with a few dimples where the warts were. Well happy... I still have one to treat but will hold back on the peroxide I think. Thanks Earthclinic!...

Posted by Dave (Anaheim, California) on 08/21/2008

I got genital warts when I was bout 17. Went to the free clinic and the lady put the brown stuff on some of them and after a while.. most of them fell off. A couple stayed. After a year or two, I had to go to the doctor for the flu or something and at the time, I asked him to do something about the rest. He froze them and all but one went away. I've had that one since then (I'm 28 now) and its been annoying and embarrassing ever since.

I dont have insurance so I was looking around online for a do it yourself remedy and found something on eBay where if you payed the guy like $10, he would send you the instructions on how to fix them yourself for "really cheap ingredients you can buy at your local grocery store" I never did that but I did find this site and its probably the same solution noted here.

Anyway, I just got some Apple Cider Vinegar.. put a bit on a small folded paper towel, applied to the wart on the shaft and wrapped with a couple bandaids so they would stay in place. I'll let you all know how it works out!


Replied by Dave
Anaheim, California
So, it's been a few days of me applying ACV to cotton balls and letting sit on the wart. It turned white and then I took off the dressing in the morning to let the wart dry out thinking that was part of the process. It eventually went back to it's normal color so I put some more ACV on a cotton swab and wrapped up. Left it there without changing it for about a day and a half. Went to change it the other morning before I took a shower and the cotton was kind of stuck to the wart...

As I pulled the cotton away, part of the wart.. like the top part came with it. Kinda gross.. but still.. that seemed promising. It didnt hurt.. but then, I wasnt exactly ripping at it.. it just came away when I took the cotton away. Part of the wart was black as well.

I took a shower and did not re-wrap. I wrapped it last night and this morning it was stinging pretty bad.. not sure if that was the wart itself or my morning wood pulling at the bandaids but that kind of sucked. Still not nearly enough to make me regret anything so far.

Replied by Dave
Anaheim, California
[YEA]   Most of the wart is black now... I didnt wrap it today.. I'm just letting it chill and dry out. Might put a wrap on it tonight.

Note that this is a single fairly large wart.. probably about an 1"8th of an inch across. There is one more small one on the other side of the shaft that I will take care of after this one and I expect the small one to take less time than this one.. but I think it's working! WOO!

Posted by Jacob (NY, US) on 08/17/2008

[YEA]  ACV - I had these like 7 yrs ago and got em froze off. Only to return..I read the posts figured what the hell. I taped 2 gauze pads soaked in AVC squeezed some out and folded in half. Wrapped around my little guy and taped them up tight. I put a little vaseline around the end near the tip so as not to irritate. I have been up for the last 2 hrs and feeling a bit skeptical. Went to take a look and change the bandage..Holy crap! they are already turning white. Same effect the freezing had w/o the pain! I am sure it will sting tomorrow, but I am going to leave them on all night and post again with my results! thanx everybody!

Replied by Jacob
[YEA] 2. wow this stuff really works! In 24 hrs they have almost all turned black! but man does it sting...ouch. I ended up taking a large gauze bandage soaking it in acv and wrapping it around my whole member. i was shocked to see how many little ones there were. i had only noticed like 4 pinhead sized ones but there are like 13 little pintip ones too. well it's really working but man does it sting. i switched on/off dabbing with q-tip cause the areas around my guy are gettin sore. well looks promising and i'll keep posting till they are gone. i also did like 2 shots of acv, one in morning one in night...i figured what the hell, can't hurt. if that's what it does on the outside it must be like clorox through your veins on the inside. here's to frying those little buggers...cheers!
Replied by Jacob
day 3..ouch...raw and tender. they are all black now and lots of red soreness from the acv. gonna give it a day to heal up then attack them again full force. i must say it really works but man does it sting. when i had them years ago and got them froze off, the same thing happened. instead of weeks going back to dermatologist for treatment after treatment, i could have done it myself and saved $ and time. i remember he said that freezing them off actually helps to build your immune system against them. the guy wrote an encyclopedia on dermatology so he knew what he was talking about. they stayed away for almost 8 yrs. oh well i'll post again with more results. still taking 2 shots of acv in morning and night, tastes like hell but suppose it can't hurt. cheers to fryin' those buggers!!
Replied by Jacob
[YEA]   Well what can i say, acv really works!! 98% of them are gone. I have like 4 tiny pin tip ones left and they are really hard to get . wrapping my guy with the whole gauze bandage is a great method but unless i keep half a woodie, the bandage moves, so it's a bit frustrating. i mean who can keep wood with major construction going on down there. maybe i should pop a bottle of viagra and see if that works. anyways it's been 10 days and i am very pleased with the results. i got some tea tree oil and that is very soothing. i haven't been consistent with the wrap, because of the tenderness but using a q-tip soaked here and there for 20 min. at a time. i think the wrap is the way to go but you really have to give yourself some time to heal between treatments. i will post again in a week and give my final results. thanks to everyone and keep frying those little buggers!!!!
Replied by Al
Siler City, Utah
ive been using it for a day and see no changes any suggestions??

Posted by Heinz (Memphis, TN) on 08/16/2008

It is 08/16/08 at 3:20 am. I have applied Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar onto about 10 cotton balls and placed them all around my penis area and holding them with adhesive tape that I had found in a first aid kit. The Genital warts that I have are small but many on the shaft. They look more as if they are under the skin. Though time they look as if they had started either from my testicles and moving up toward the bottom shaft.That is where there are more noticeable ones. I have to be at work at 12 tomorrow so i have about 6 or 7 hour of rest before I have to take the cotton balls off. Tomorrow night I will have written my results of my first day of using ACV. Wish me Luck

Replied by Heinz
Memphis, TN
Day 3: So far I have noticed some of the warts are turning more white and some turning black that I've noticed in the morning, and later that night some more where popping up black. How long does it take for the black ones to go away or fall off I guess. I'm stoping for now to let the black ones heal and there are some burns I want to heal too. I really do trust this method. I was trying the aldera cream but it didn't seem to be working. I was only using samples. A 30 pack of it was over 400 dollars.

Posted by Susanne (Chicago, IL) on 08/13/2008

[YEA]  After living with genital warts since last October (my doctor removed some in March, but they came back), I've been suffering the humiliation, etc., that everyone else speaks of. Two days ago I found this site (I didn't want to have to go spend money/pain at the doctor again). I tried the ACV (which I use for my hair to make it shiny and soft) and can't BELIEVE how amazing the cure is. It really illustrates the backwards health system when doctors don't suggest simple solutions, but expensive pharmaceutical options. I tried the cotton ball method and at first there was no sting, but on day two and three there is some-so it's a little more painful, but worth it. After the very first treatment some of the bigger warts dried off. I'm hoping they'll all be gone in a couple of days and then I'll try some healing ointment for the skin. Thanks so much to all the posters!

P.S. I'm drinking ACV for my cholesterol too, so I'll post in a couple months my findings. Seems like ACV is the cure for most things?
Good luck to all! And keep sharing your cures...I'm going to educate my doctors too!

Posted by James (Paris, France) on 08/12/2008

[YEA]  Well I am trying to ACV for removal of anal warts--I was diagnosed with them recently (though it was obvious to me what they were). Because everything shuts down in France for the month of August, I couldn't get a laser removal appointment until 3 weeks from now! Forget it! I was not waiting that long to get these nasty things out of my a--!

I started the treatment yesterday and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised! 4 of the warts are now black and crusty and they look like they are about to fall off! I have a bigger one that goes slightly into the anus and that one seems to be taking longer to burn off....but I will keep at it! This is definitely working. I hope a few more treatments will do they trick.

Warning: for me it did not sting too much yesterday on the first treatment, but today the pain has been actually pretty intense. I am bearing it because I am incredibly motivated to remove these gross things. Some people it stung less, for some more. Either way, it is worth it!

I will update in a few days!!

Thanks everybody for the great tips!

Replied by James
Paris, France

Well I am on my 4th day and last!

I am soooo thankful to everyone here for the advice, the ACV worked better than I could have ever imagined.

By day 2 of treatment the warts were black and by day 3 after taking a shower in the morning they were gone, except for one wart that was large and protruding out of my anus. However, that wart was much much smaller...on day 3 I started applying the ACV with a Q-tip right on that wart because my anus was too sore for the cotton ball...and as of tonight on day 4 I can't see anything!! It is gone...even the inside part is gone!

Just to make sure the whole area has been treated I reapplied the ACV with a cotton ball to the entire area for 10 minutes (enduring pretty strong burning!) It is my last treatment...and I couldn't be happier.

Instead of waiting for 3 weeks for an invasive procedure, some apple cider vinegar took my warts away in 3 days. Unbelievable. Granted, it was pretty painful vis-a-vis the stinging and burning....but what a small price to pay to get rid of your warts for super cheap and without invasion of privacy and in 3 days!

I will now apply emu oil and neosporin to the anal area and I'm sure in 3-4 days I will be back to normal!

Bon courage everyone!

Replied by Oh_yeah
Queanbeyan, Nsw, Australia
[YEA]   For those suffering with Genital Warts, ACV is the key, and I have no medical reason as to know why.

After spending hundreds of dollars on creams, drops, tablets - none of them working, a mate suggested aldara. HA! This stuff seem to have 'feed' the warts and made the bigger, and invite their 'friends' for a party on my bum.

After reading the many review on earth clinic's web site. I thought, what's the harm is giving it a go, even though I was highly sceptical.

My treatment consisted of the following items:

1. Dry (not wet) Make up remover pads (I'll explain why later)

2. Cotton Bud / Q-tip

3. Vitamin E Gel Caps (optional), and of course

4. ACV!!!

Total price: $11. 50 ($6.50 minus the Gel Caps)

Now the run down, taking into account, I'm a GUY and these little white headed friends of mine we multiplying on my bum just on the outside, and a few on the inside. (sorry for the description, but after reading the site, I wanted to let everyone know how I went about it to help others out there):

I did my treatments prior to going to bed.

1. Take the Make-up Remover pad and dip the pad half way into the ACV, leaving the other half mostly dry.

2. SQUAT on the floor (sorry guys but this is the only way to get it to stay in place) and with a hand mirror on the ground - so you can see what you're doing, gently separate your bum with one hand and then using your finger push the wet end of the pad into your bum hole, squeeze ya butt cheeks together and stand up - this will keep the ACV soaked pad in place and in contact with the affected area. The dry part on the outside of your bum will act as a barrier to absorb any 'leaks'

3. Leave in there for 30 mins (or as long as you can, depending on how much discomfort you may feel). I wouldn't exceed an hour though.

4. After the time, take it out and throw it away. Don't wipe your bum, or wash. Leave as it. Sure you will smell like a pickle, but believe me it's worth it.

OUCH! So my bums a bit sore on Night Two. But stick with it. Had a shower, and gave it a good scrub down there.

All my warts have turned a bright white, however there appears to be more than I first thought. The ACV has exposed even the smallest hard to see ones.

I repeated the Night One treatment on the second night, however this time before the pad, I used a ACV soaked cotton bud / Q-tip and brushed the warts with a bit of pressure.

Alright, Night Three's treatment there is some progress, the smaller ones have turned black and when I wipe a makeup remover pad on my anal area, the black ones fall off. There are a few stubbon ones, that are either layered or just tougher to move. But I stuck through it. Night Three, I repeated the treatment process.

OH DEAR GOODNESS!! My bum is super red, and raw. I gave the treatment a rest and just focused on the Vitamin E gel caps.

I gave the treatments a rest for a few days, and I have noticed when I wipe my bum area after a shower, little black dots / warts are falling off. After having a look with the mirror. The only ONE that's left is the larger layered one. WHOO HOOO!

Night Six's treatment, I just used a Cotton Bud soaked in ACV to wipe firmly but not aggressively the larger one, sitting the cotton bud on the wart for a few minutes.

And we are done. After tonight's shower, the larger one has gone, it's a little red from the ACV but I gently wiped the anal area with a pad soaked in ACV, stung a bit but and used a cotton bud on the area that had the larger one - just to be sure.

I kept this process up every second night until I was happy with the Vitamin E gel caps soothing and restoring the areas, while the light ACV wipe keeps in all in 'check'.

So my recommendation. Give it a try. It's cheap, and while it can be mighty uncomfortable it's worth it. All up the process took about 2. 5 weeks - maybe a little longer for the larger layered one but it give me the most amazing feeling knowing they are not there anymore.

Replied by Gal429
Ottawa, Ontario
whats acv? is this anal wart removal remedie? So I went to get checked at the sexual health center yesterday, I showed the doctor what I thought was an STI, she said it was a common wart? So she froze it off, was pretty cold and not painful at all. She told me to use Polysporin (Heal fast formula, nongreasy cream it was 6$... A yellow and red , it says clean the area, apply polyspori then put a banddage... On my genital? Do I apply it to my genital wart? Is it safe? am I using the wrong product? How do I treat a common genital wart?PLEASE any help out there... Are common warts even possible? how do I treat it?

Posted by Jonathan (LA, USA) on 08/12/2008

[YEA]  ACV has worked for me. First noticed two warts about 2 months ago. Within days they were gone. But a few more came back recently. I once again used the cotton ball wrap method (they are on the shaft of my penis, just under the head). One has turned black, so it will be gone soon. The others are gone, but in their place it looks like I have a chemical burn. The skin is gone in some areas, and the skin immediately surrounding that area is white and moist. It doesn't look too pretty. Any idea on how I can heal this burn? Because of where this area is, the burn doesn't get any air. It's covered by skin...

Replied by Jay
Cleveland, OH., USA
I'm glad I found this site..I just hope that this works. But first...

1 - How do you "file back" the wart? Do you file down the caulliflower top or around the diameter of the wart, filing at the area where it meets the skin?

2 - I've been using Aldara for just over 2 months.

Two of the original three warts that I had are gone, the last one is just about 1/8 inch in diameter, but very stubborn which is why I'm considering the ACV.

How long should I be off of the Aldara before starting the ACV? The area around this wart is irritated from the Aldara but the wart itself has been minimally impacted by it.

Replied by John
San Sebastian, Spain
Hi Jonathan ........... you could try aloe vera gel ....... rub it gently on the sore, irritated areas of your skin as much as you feel ..... better if you can get a fairly developed plant in any nursery (leaves should be about a foot long) and scrape a little gel from the inside of the leave with your finger and apply it on your skin ........ rather than buying the processed products in the market (more expensive and less effective)
...... it heals and soothes the acid burned skin...

Posted by Dan (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 08/10/2008

[YEA]  Noticed recently that I had some strange little bumps under my foreskin and around base of the head of my penis, they were very small. At first I thought they were just skin tags and I scrubbed them off with pumice BIG MISTAKE! Because when I found this site days after and started treating with the apple cider vinegar, I had infected a large area of skin in two places. Have to say though that the cider vinegar works amazingly. One area has gone black and is in the process of falling off, the other area got quite burned by the ACV and I had to stop, its spread a little more, but Im going to let it heal completely and then attack anything that grows there later. Originally I was putting my penis into a small jar of ACV and leaving it to soak for a couple of hours, then I heard about medical tape and band-aiding, this is much better option, you can expose the virus for a far longer time. SO YES, it works, so thankful I found this site.

Replied by John
Chiang Mai, Thailand
[YEA]   Hello. Just started the Apple Cider Vinegar technique and after 3 hours can see differences. I have a depressingly large number of warts, and after this time period I find I have even more. I am Pretty sure this is a good thing to see. Just before I tried this I had a go at just wrapping my gent in stickytape which is another new one I found. I think it might have got rid of one (it's like a blood blister which i'm sure you all know means one deed wart), but then again it could be just a spot from sweating under the tape!

I have tried pretty much every technique of getting rid of them; all through the doctors. It seems to me that doctors in general do not have a clue about genital warts! The first was being given a dose of Aldara. 6 petite packages. The instructions read "apply a thin layer of Aldara cream onto the treatment area and rub it gently into the skin until the cream vanishes. Do not use more Aldara cream than is needed". Well my doc didn't give me any idea of how much and the instructions give you less. When I went back to that doctor with a serious fungal infection eating away at everything he told me 'you used too much but I think we have cortorised that wart". Hmm? There was another hundy bucks down the drain. Even I knew that wasn't how Aldara worked.

And so (I've been travelling) I got to the next doctor. This guy was actually good; he told me STRAIGHT that what I have will take a while to get rid of, if at all. He tried freezing them off and I'm sureyou all know by now that when you do that in patches, after a couple of days you see more pop up in the surrounding areas. I tried to get him to just do my whole gent in one go, however I (and I can put up with a fair amount of pain) let him stop when he thought he was done due to the agony. Wuss.

Then the next place I went to just wanted to give me Aldara again! Even after telling him that it didn't work and gave me fungal infections. He insisted that it would if I tried a more gentle aproach. He actually gave me instructions that wern't in the aldara packet. "Apply a tiny bit to the whole area over night (6-10 hours), wash and repeat everyother day". Well, I just had to use antifungal cream everyother day!

The next place and perhaps the most rediculous gave me a vaccine jab against it and said I should take another 2 at $100 dollars each! I was that depressed that I didn't want to tell the useless bastrd that a vaccine only works before you have it. Oh, and he prescribed me more Aldara.

I've gone on long enough, but will keep writing for my own need elsewhere. Also do you all notice the difference in statistics that are written all over the internet and articles in magazines?

I actually think this Apple Cider Vinegar might work! Have had genital warts for 3 years. Don't know who I got it from and don't really care. Apparently it can pop up years after sleeping with anyone and with me it popped up a year after sleeping with anyone.

Wish me luck!

Posted by Al (Somewhere, USA) on 08/08/2008

[YEA]  ACV is really a miracle! I had several small warts and one about the size of a dime. I was to embarrassed to see a doctor and was looking on line for a cure. This really worked! I applied the first ACV with a gauze pad and kept the application for 24 hours changing the pad several times. The next day I did the same. The third day I applied the ACV over night only. By day four all the small ones had fallen off and the top of the large one had turned gray and was pealing off! The larger one was the most difficult and by day five I was irritated but changed my application to simply dabbing ACV on 3 times a day only to the one area. (I used A&D ointment on the surrounding area to get rid of the irritation and allow for healing.) Day six everything was gone! I have no scars and thankfully no warts! THANK YOU for your help!

Posted by Nicole (Rego Park, NY) on 08/07/2008

[YEA]  ACV is a life saver!! at least so far. im on my second day, third treatment and i can SEE and FEEL it working!!!! at first i didnt feel any stinging or burning as everyone had mentioned so i was dissapointed, but I applied it again and noticed one wart had turned white and the other black. i was sooooo relieved because after reading all the other posts i knew this meant it was working! the third application burned, but its soooo relieving because you know they are going to be gone in no time!

i would suggest using medical tape instead of bandaids because i tried using bandaids the first time and after the soaked cotton ball touched the bandaid it lost it's stickiness. it was quite frustrating. with medical tape you can kinda pin down the soaked cotton ball in place.

i cannot tell u how happy i am to have found this cure. i had been using aldera for some time with NO results. do not spend your money on anything else but ACV!! you can find it at any supermarket for only $2!!!!!

it's nice to know that there are so many others out there like me. i felt soooooo disgusted when these warts appeared because of HPV. i've only had 3 sex partners and i couldnt believe i was a victim to this!!!!

good luck to all :)

Posted by Jeremy (Uptown, USA) on 08/07/2008

[YEA]  This is the first review I have written, ever. For me I noticed bumps around the anal region. After some research realized they were indeed anal warts. Scared me to death! I am not very sexually active and have been abstinant for a long time. I had no idea how I had gotten them or when. At first I looked online for a remedy and ran across a somewhat expennsive oil. I had every intention of trying it once I got the funds. But without it I still kept looking til I found this site. I tried the acv remedy and it worked like a charm. You wold never know now that I had a wart in my life.

I used the cotton ball method of soaking it in ACV then just placing it on anal region and leaving it. I did this during the day since the stinging would've made sleeping a bit difficult. After 3 days, maybe 2-4 hours per day all the warts just fell off while i was talking a hot bath! Yes It does sting a little bit, but nothing compared to the relief of having them gone.

Also i have an idea for the removal of them if they are a little ways inside the rectum. I think that if one was to insert a cotton tampon, then remove the cardboard thingy and soak the cotton with ACV it should still work. Havent tried that but sounds feasible.
Thanks so much for peace of mind J

Posted by Kara (New Bedford, MA) on 08/06/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Thank you, thank you, thank you! I don't want to speak too soon, but I think this is actually working. I am on night two of ACV treatment-- a couple hours of holding cottonball to affected cluster, and pieces of the larger ones have already fallen off and there is new skin underneath. It doesn't burn as much at all, it's just the smell that gets to me. But I'm hoping in a couple more days they will be completely gone. I also treated them a bit this morning. I make sure I sure before or after and I use aloe vera after every treatment. I was just diagnosed yesterday and was so afraid I would have to pay a large amounts of money, not to mention they could not see me for another THREE MONTHS at the OBGYN. I will update in another couple days to let you all know how it's going.

Replied by Bops
Reading, Pa, Usa
[YEA]   I am soo happy I found this site. I had these for almost a year now and had two acid treatments at the gyno that didn't really work. They got smaller but never went away. I tried the ACV yesterday. For two or so hours I had cotton balls soaked in ACV on the spots where I had the warts. Minimal burning and discomfort, just as much, if not less than what I had with the acid treatments. After sitting for a couple hours, the warts turned white and a couple of the really small ones just basically wiped right off. This morning, one of the bigger ones came off in the shower. Right now I'm sitting with Apple Cider Vinegar soaked cotton balls applied where the remaining warts are. There's a little more burning and discomfort today because the skin is sensitive from the treatment yesterday, but it's not bad at all. The rest of the warts are in a sort of cluster and are noticeably smaller than they were yesterday. I am so happy that this worked I absolutely had to leave word on here and add to the people saying it works.
Replied by Mary
Sacramento, California
How do I soak little bumps without affecting the surrounding skin?
Replied by Beedee
Durban, Kzn
I read this forum yesterday after endless trips to the doctor and 2 months of aldara which only made the genital warts worst. I got them in June 2012 and since I've been to different doctors who've not succeeded to remove them. I tried ACV yesterday at night for 2 hours, soaked in a cotton ball and secured with a pad. It stung a lot, can't stand pain... I did the treatment again this morning for 4.5 hours and when I removed the cotton ball it came off with a small one.

After the first treatment though, a few more appeared which I didn't know I had. I'll do the treatment again this evening and aim to leave it overnight as I have 1 big wart that looks like multiple growths in one area. The other small one left should disappear by tomorrow.

ACV works but you have to bear the pain.... Stinging and burning

Posted by Pete (San Diego, CA) on 08/01/2008

[YEA]  This is a follow up on my October 13, 2007 posting.

After I tried garlic/ACV the warts disappeared but about a month later they reappeared, with old ones and new ones coming out, and lots of itching. I was desperate, and was ready to go to the doctor again as I thought the home remedy was not being effective after all.

But I decided to give it another chance. I left out all vitamin supplements, and the garlic, and ONLY use ACV. I soaked a piece of cotton in ACV, and left it in place where the warts were, for a full two days and nights, which was painful and had to take a couple of days off from the treatment to allow the place to heal. Then I did again two more days, but this time the area became too raw and painful, so I stopped the treatment. The superficial layer of skin peeled off, and the warts literally came off. A dark patch where some warts had been cryogenically removed some months before (and where the warts had come back too) came off also.

It is very important to keep the area as dry and clean as you possibly can. Remember that the ACV is an acid, and it will cause a chemical burn. Depending on how long the ACV contacts your skin, the ACV can damage the skin, so be careful not to push it too much. Apparently, the tissue the warts are made of is more susceptible to acid attack that the surrounding skin, nonetheless, the surrounding skin will definitely be affected as well, so be very careful.

It took about two to three weeks for the area to totally heal. No scars were left whatsoever, and the area that had been darkened by the cryogen treatment was regenerated to normal skin. So no marks of any kind anywhere.

I have been symptom-free for more than 8 months since that ACV treatment. Am so happy I decided to stick with the ACV, which saved me from embarrassment at the doctor, and from some very expensive bills. I feel better about myself not having these darned warts that made my life miserable and made me feel ashamed. I know, however, that the virus may still be in my system, but I know how to treat it now.

Best of luck to all.

Replied by Bret
Phoenix, Arizona
I had been trying to stay on oxygen therapies for chronic prostatitis. I use how I feel as a measuring stick. I also use a wart on my finger as a measuring stick. If it grows, I am missing something. Lately, I tried olive leaf extract, as I substitute oxygen donors from time to time just to test their effectiveness.

Adding olive leaf to my protocols and calcium citrate and this started my wart shrinking almost withing 12 hours. 48 hours into the olive leaf/ citrate my wart is 50% less in diameter.

I use whole aloe, coq10, molasses, low dose vitamin c, mangosteen as part of my everyday protocol, this keeps me pain free, symptom free, but the wart on my finger slow to shrink, unless I go with hand- fillet, whole aloe.(To Drink)

My next move is to take away either the olive leaf extract or the citrate and see what happens. Trying to see if citrate is doing the trick instead of olive leaf.

ACV on cotton does burn for genital warts, the acid will peel the skin. I don't know the consequences of doing an acid peel on mucous membrane but I would be uncomfortable recommending it to others. Personally, I would drink the ACV with an alkaline buffer to try and prevent or shrink papilloma. Warts on mucous membranes are quicker to respond to oral medications than those on feet or hands.

I personally would also take 10,000 mg of buffered vitamin c daily if I had wart on a mucous membrane. But if you can take the pain and you don't cause injury to the tissue, and it works. Hell, why not apply acv externally.

Posted by Jane (Charlottetown, Canada) on 07/31/2008

[YEA]  After having weird bumps around my vagina that felt like ingrown hairs, I found a bunch of little genital warts inside my vagina almost all the way to my cervix.

I read about using apple cider vinegar on this site, so I thought I'd give it a try before going to my doctor who is always booked for weeks.

At first I tried diluting it and using it as a douche, but that didn't seem to work (about 2 tsp in about a cup of water). So then I tried putting straight ACV on cotton balls and putting them directly on top of the warts. I used the cheapy ACV from the grocery store and left the cotton balls in place overnight. This worked perfectly - they started to disappear within 12 hours and are now almost completely gone.

It definitly burns when you first put them in (especially if you get any on your labia etc.), but it goes away after about 30 seconds and is totally worth it. The whole area also gets a bit tender after its been exposed to a vinegary environment for two days, but I'm thinking that will settle down when I stop using it. I'll report back when they're all gone.

Also, I tried using ACV on the ingrown hair-ish bumps, but that doesn't seem to do anything. They seemed to start going away when I just left them alone.

Replied by Kara
New Bedford, Massachusetts
I started using the ACV tonight on a few warts located between my vaginal and anal region. They seem to have gotten bigger as well. They definitely turned white and looked inflammed-- it stung a little too. It worries e that they are larger. Is this a normal reaction the first time ACV is used?

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