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Genital Warts & HPV: Home Remedies for STDs

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Apple Cider Vinegar  

Posted by Janet (Monmouth, New Jersey) on 12/12/2007

[YEA]  WOW! I was SO humiliated when I found out, via self-prognosis, that I had genital warts. I immediately started searching for natural, home remedies so I wouldn't have to face a doctor and read about APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. I bought the SUPERMARKET BRAND, despite advice that it's not as effective. BS! It worked like a charm. Did exactly what I read about.. My vaginal warts turned brown in the middle and within 12 hours dissapeared! Miracle. I'm amazed. I have a stubborn wart defying the ACV, but I expected this one to be a pain. However, it has SHRUNK IN SIZE considerably and have hopes it will be gone soon. There was minimal pain and burning and if you use tea tree oil to sooth the healing skin where the warts were, you should be home free. Apple Cider VINEGAR for exertnal care of genital warts! WOW!!!!! NOTE: when ingesting ACV internally, I'd suggest using organic, unpasturized and raw..not supermarket brand. However, when dealing with skin ailments externally, it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Posted by CJ (Southern, Ohio) on 12/08/2007

[YEA]  I had 3 genital warts that came up out of no where! (I've had the same partner for 5 years) I was totally freaked out. I had used a garlic clove strapped with duck tape when I had a wart on my finger and it worked like a charm in a matter of a few weeks, but I was trying that technique and although it had burned one of the GW off when it was very small it didn't seem to work as it got bigger. And it burned! So I was determined to find a cure! And I found your amazing blessing of a website. I' tried the ACV on a cottonball squeezed between my legs. In two days one of the small one fell off. I noticed a change in the other larger ones instantly. They got smooth and were starting to disentegrate. In 3 weeks they are pretty much gone. I will say that it kind of burned... but it was totally worth it. I only held it between my legs for about 20 minutes every 2 nights with a break in between, I also used tea tree oil which i thought would burn but it was actually very soothing. thank you so much! Now I am experimenting with ACV drinks! I sent your website to all I know.

Posted by Bre (St. Louis, USA) on 07/20/2007

[YEA]  I found out I had HPV about 3 months ago. Since then, I have been receiving trichloric acid treatments from the dr. and had no results. After doing a little research on my own, I tried using the apple cider vinigar 3 times a day followed by tea tree oil. I have been doing this for about a week now. Some of my warts have dissapeared and the others have started to scab up. It is amazing how well this works. I have asked my dr. so many times, what I can do to speed up this process and she tells me nothing. I wish everyone could now how amazing this stuff works. Good luck to all of you.

Posted by Shelly (Rochestor, NY) on 05/03/2007

[YEA]  When I first noticed small bumps around my vagina, I actually thought it might be a couple ingrown hairs, in vain I tried to open one in order to pull the hair out, but in the area where it was it was difficult to tell anything... but as the bumps began to increase in number over the next week, I feared I might have genital warts. Sure enough, soon afterward I noticed three clearly visible warts on the outside lips of my vagina. I was too embarassed to talk to my mom or my friends or even my doctor about it, even though I'm not a promiscuous person, I feared that's what I'd appear to be.. So, after extensive online research for home remedies I decided to try apple cider vinegar as it was something I already had readily available... I only applied it for three days before the warts were nothing more then scabs, that also healed very quickly. All I did was soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and swiped it on every time I used the bathroom, then at night, I applied the cotton ball for at least ten consecutive minutes. I warn you that it can burn, which is not very comfortable, but for me.. the fast results were more then worth it. Especially since I often read that most of the home remedies out there weren't very effective on larger warts.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera Gel  
1 User Reviews | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Posted by Danielle (Manchester, Uk) on 07/20/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  For those who are experiencing irritation and swelling after using Apple Cider Vinegar I'd recommend aloe vera gel. I used it on both my anal region and the inside of my labia/opening to my vagina. It is incredibly soothing and I applied it after toilet trips, I massaged it into the sore areas and then left a cotton wool pad with some on placed on top. Aloe vera gel has antiviral properties so in itself it can aid the removal/healing of genital warts. Although used on its own constantly it would take a while I found that for those days when I needed a break from pure ACV, aloe vera gel did work perfect for me. My warts were gone within a week might I add. Unfortunately I also think I have some inside my vagina and although I'm waiting to see my GP, does anybody know a home remedy that I can try for those? I was considering Apple Cider Vinegar but because they are inside I'm scared? Thanks and remember vitamins vitamins vitamins!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe, Cayenne, Garlic, Vegan Diet  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Betty (No ho, united states) on 10/02/2007

[YEA]  I had Hpv I had warts in my anal area. I Had to be in vegan diet no soda etc just a vegan diet.I mixed Applecider vinegar and aloe vera the plant getting the clear gel3 raw garlic also water plus mixed all together buy cayenne capsule take 3 times same with apple mixtures just take for two months you will see results in 1 week feel' better it kill parasite in your body also please try to vegan diet try to stay away from eggs milk if can no red meat at all. I don't have virus the trick is to build immune system make your white cells strong

Replied by Daver
San Diego, California
Apple cider works, I got rid of 2 flat skin colored warts with it and rubbed Vitamin E oil on them, they dissapeared after about 2 weeks.. I got really depressed and they came back and worse.. I got like 5 of them, I started rubbing a banana peel on each of them 3-4x a day and then today I rubbed ACV on with a cutip on each wart individually, and the ACV literally turned the wart white and rubbed it off, started bleeding so I applie vitamin E oil immediately with some aloe vera. Hopefully it stays away this time, im taking 3000mg of Vitamin C and 100mg of zinc with 8 garlic pills a day, so hopefully I can conquer this virus and not have to deal with it anymore. Im a firm believer in Zinc for immune system. I usually take 50mg a day, but im gonna do 100 for the next month and see what happens. However the warts did rub off! The skin aroun was unnaffected, I believe the banana peel started softening the wart skin adn the Apple Cider Vinegar just rubbed it off, I hope the vit e prevents spreading.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Crushed Aspirin, Castor Oil  
3 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Anonymous (Hometown, Usa) on 03/14/2013

[YEA]  Lets try to keep it short. I've been fighting this for over 2 yrs. I freeze em and they come back. Found this site and tried Apple Cider Vinegar straight applied with Qtip an hour a day for a week with no results. Decided to try the ACV asprin and oils. Works great. Just chill and watch a movie every night and recharge the paste as it dries out with more ACV on a Q tip. After 3-4 days they noticably dry and start to scab. 4 days seems to kill em. Dont overdo it or its tough on the skin. Put vitamin e neosporin or whatever you have on the new skin. Soon they are GONE. I am going to do the soak in ACV twice a month for awhile to make sure these things never come back. So stoked.

Replied by Mitch
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philipines
How can I cure my genital warts in just at home treatment ? Can't comportable with this and I transfer it in my bf shy to tell him about it and he doesn't know that he has this also ;(

Posted by Catherine (Swindon, England) on 01/17/2013

[YEA]  First of all a massive thank you for all your help! I've had GW for almost a year and my GP would not refer me to a gynecologist and she only prescribed creams that never worked. Here is my story:

-I've had GW for 8 months now, GP thought it was nothing, then diagnosed me with chlamydia and then yeast infection. I did my research and knew it was GW, but my GP wanted me to go to a hospital 1hr away - I don't have a car. And that would mean loads of tests and no direct treatment, so I looked for remedies and found the ACV aspirin one.

-I tried it 3 days ago, soaked cotton balls in the mixture and applied them for 4hrs. I was in a lot of pain, didn't fall asleep until 4am (lesson: do the treatment during the day), but I pushed through it because I really wanted these darn things off.

-3 days later, the skin is grey and wrinkly, took a shower and most of it came off!! I am so incredibly relieved! I know dab some hydrogen peroxide on to keep the raw skin clean, it still hurts a bit because my warts were spread from my labia down to my anus.

-I really hope the warts don't come back but for now I am so happy! Thank you guys sooo much!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Elderberry  

Posted by Nick (Atlanta, GA) on 05/30/2009

I am currently on day 4 of ACV treatment and elderberry extract...

A good healthy diet with elderberry extract will help A LOT! Take about 2100 MG throughout the day (2 pills, 3 times a day) everyday for a month. I know this may seem like a pain to deal with, but it will help. You will notice the warts shrink in size and eventually disappear. Elderberry heals from within so instead of burning the surface of the wart (and your skin), the elderberry will cause an immune response to the area infected.

You can purchase elderberry from your local herbal supplement store. Give it a shot!

Just remember to stay strong. HPV is the most common STD out there. 75-80% of sexually active adults get HPV throughout their life. Not everyone shows signs or symptoms, but just remember that you're not alone.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic  
13 User Reviews | 6 YEA | 2 NAY

Posted by Kitty (Hope-land, Idaho) on 04/03/2009

My journey to rid myself of GW: Tonight begins my hope for relief. About a moth ago, I felt a strange growth on my anus as I was finishing in the bathroom. I figured it was a skin tag, and decided to forget about it. Over the last few weeks, I'd began to notice more and more, until about a dozen or so of these things were surrounding my anus and speading along my perinium. Last night I finally got up the courage to examine them. I put the mirror down there and HOLY HELL WHAT THE @#+$ IS THAT??? Immediately I jumped online and searched. It finally all added up. I was diagnosed with HPV 3 years ago while pregnant with my son, but the doc said I didn't have a strain that would cause GW. Guess she was wrong. I'm thiinking it got into the anal region when my ex husband decided to spice up our sex life with anal sex, causing fissures and bleeding. I thought, these disgusting little buggers have GOT TO GO! I found this site and, thank the heavens, I'm beginning a compress of ACW, crushed garlic, and a splash of HP at bedtime. I've also started eating a garlic clove or two a day, along with echinaecea. I have high hopes from all the yeas on this site, and I have been a believer in natural healing for years. Update tomorrow... wish me luck!

Replied by Mad Woman
Key West, Fl
Could you please tell me if it worked. I also noticed a small bump about 3 months ago. It was really small so I thought it would disappear. But lately I have been stressed and I guess they just multiplied. I too was diagnosed with hpv about 3 years ago but never had an outbreak.

I just started using Apple Cidar today and want to know if theres a chance it will work. Thanks

Posted by Shulie (Ottawa, ON, Canada) on 02/17/2009

[YEA]  I am so glad that I found this site yesterday!!

I could not face going to a doctor with this and was getting really desperate

I soaked a baby wipe in vinegar and held it to the area for ten minutes, then thoroughly dried the area using blow drier. Next, I sliced a garlic bulb into thin strips and soaked them in olive oil and then attached one slice to the most affected area with a bandaid. This involved a lot of acrobatics!! I left it on for 3 hours and then repeated the vinegar process and then taped on another slice of garlic. I did this every 3 hours and left the garlic on all night.

Today, the warts have cleared up considerable and there is no pain, I plan to do this procedure for the next few days until they have cleared up.

I have never had these before and would like to know if anyone else has severe stomach cramps at the same time as a break out

Thanks so much

Replied by Holly
Knoxville, Tn
[NAY]   ... You said there is no pain where you put the Garlic?

Because Garlic burns the skin. Cut one, and bandaid it to your hand overnight... It will burn.

I had a two big plantar warts on my hand. I got the advice from a natural medical book. I could not leave the garlic for the full 24 hrs required. I think it was 8 to 12, it was unbareable. The book said that blisters would form and make the wart "fall off. " I got one blister, it was beside the wart where the garlic had laid on my skin. You're only suppose to cover the wart. Also that didnt work for me, maybe because I didnt wait a full 24 hrs. I dont know.

If you want to know the name of the book email me HollyBoston90(at)yahoo(dot)com

Replied by Diamond
Salisbury, Mass.
Plantar warts are on the toes or bottom of the feet. Also warts are a human Papillomavirus. I used to use my mothers corn remover for my hand(warts)it worked wonders but I still have the virus, thats another issue I am dealing with. good luck
Replied by Aliyah
I have bad stomach cramps too. I thought it was just me..I never had this either and it's my first time . I just started the apple cider vinegar thing now. I taped it on and I plan on keeping it on for 4hr but it's burning a little but I can make it through cause a lot of people says it works.

Posted by Pete (San Diego, CA) on 10/13/2007

[YEA]  This is follow up on my posting from 10/8/07. I was going to post feed back one week after I started treatment. However, I already have results to report, so here I am, 5 days after.

In my previous posting I explained that I had warts between the buttocks that had been criogenically removed in two session at a clinic. But that recently some new ones had come out in and around the anus, with intense itching. After a ACV rub, I had counted a total of 10 warts, all small except two that were medium size (about 1/8 inch).

For the first 2 days I spot treated the warts for 10 minutes with full strength organic, unpasteurized 6% ACV. It burned for the first 5 minutes, but then it was ok. Then I followed with the liquid gel content of a garlic pill during the day. At night I put a wedge of raw garlic on the warts.

Daily I also took the following:
Vitamin E 1000 IU: 1 pill 2 X day
Vitamin C 1000 IU: 1 pill 2 X day
Multivitamin: 1 pill 2 X day
Garlic Pills: 3 pills 3 X day
Echinace: 1 pill 2 X day
Gingseng: 1 pill X day
4 glasses of water with 2 spoons of ACV a day.

The 3rd day I could not use the ACV application because the anal area had become raw and it hurt too much. So I just kept the area clean and apply the content of a vitamin E as lotion.

The 4th day I checked and it appeared that the area was healing, and I could not see the warts but wasn't sure.

The 5th day, the area was very much healed (that fast !) and I definitely cannot see any warts whatsoever.

However, I will point out that the itching has started to happen in a new area, just outside the anal area, especially at night. I apply the content of a garlic pill on the itchy area and it takes about 90% of the itching away Immediately, upon contact. If I want to geto 100% if the itchin away, I put a wedge if raw garlic.

I will continue taking the vitamins and supplements and applying the garlic on the itchy area. If I see any significant developments, I will post again. I just want to thank the site owner for this wonderful website, and the people that shared this remedy, which works incredibly well and so fast.

If anyone has comments for me as to what else I can do about the itchin or warts, please email me. Thanks !

Posted by Pete (San Diego, CA) on 10/08/2007

[YEA]  I was diagnosed with genital warts in the anal area about 3 months ago. I know I had had intense itching for a couple of years but I did not know what it was, until about one year ago I saw a small growth between the buttocks, and over the months it grew and I had it diagnosed in a clinic. Initial treatment was cryogenic. The first two visits (one week apart) removed them completely (two warts).  But they started to grow back again after about a month. So they treated them again and they were gone. That was about a month ago. However, last week I had severe itching in the anal opening, and I was horrified to see several small warts. I went to the doctor and she said I needed to see a different doctor with adequate tools for that location. I found this website yesterday, and I started a treatment suggested here by other readers:

First, I did a 6% Apple Cidar Vinegar (ACV) test: I smeared the anal area with ACV for about 10 minutes using a soaked Q-tiped, making the warts clearly visible (they turned whitish). I counted 10 of them (ten !!!! ).

I went to the store and bought garlic soft gel pills, vitamin C, vitamin E. Am taking one multivitamin daily, plus one of C, and E. Also 3 garlic pills in the morning and 3 at night. I am also drinking 2 spoons of ACV in a glass of water, 4 times a day. I am applying the content of a garlic gell pill directly on the affected area during the day and at night I left a small slice of garlic on the warts. It burned for the first 5 minutes, but then it was ok. I noticed that the intense itching was about 98% gone immediately and hasn't returned. Relief !!

Daily I am also applying full strength (6%) of ACV on the warts, twice a day for about 10 minutes. It burns but it is tolerable, especially because I really, really want to get rid of these disgusting things. I will post an update weekly with my progress. I hope my case will also help others. So far the only progress I can report is that I got relief from the itching. Almost completely gone.

Posted by Maja (Vancouver, Canada) on 10/06/2007

[YEA]  so i'm into my 3rd week of ACV application and am seeing change...finally! i have had HPV for the last 3 years and as i mentioned in my previous post i have tried everything. for the last 3 weeks i've been taking 4-8 garlic pills daily along with my ACV. i'm not sure the garlic pills are doing anything. my warts are small and fine (chicken skin-like), very' stubborn. what i have noticed is they're turning white and peeling off like an onion...layer by layer. i'm going to try the Job's tears and report back in a couple weeks time. although i still have the warts and none have officially vanished i can see the ACV fighting. in week 1 i would soak a cotton pad of ACV on the wart for 10mins. i'm in week 3 and and bumped that up to 30mins. i feel a burn but it's tolerable and it tells me it's working. my case seems to be different than others as it's not 1 big wart. its clusters of small ones and i hate them! i can't wait till they're gone. thanks EARTH CLINIC! who have definitely opened my eyes to alternative treatment.

Posted by Victor (Srakaew, Thailand) on 09/27/2007

[YEA]  Wanted to get back to you all. I was writing a huge posting just a minute ago, I don't know if it posted or if my computer erased it, but here is the info again.
For the last 2.5 months I've been taking garlic pills, the last 1.5 months, I've been using the liquid inside the softgels and applying it as a lotion plus taking the pills. I've seen great results using the cream, but for the month that I was only taking the pills, they did absoulutely nothing. About 2 weeks in to using the lotion I ran out of the pills I had been using (Sundown Odorless Garlic) and bought another, less potent brand. All of the reaction that had been going on in the area affected by GW stopped and started to heal. After it was pretty much healed up, I noticed that a lot of the warts were gone, and some were barely visible. I don't know if they are still warts, or if what I'm seeing are just little scars. Anyhow, thinking that the job wasn't done, I went and bought the Sundown brand, and started using it again for the last 2 weeks. The reaction hasn't been as dramatic as before, but, some of the skin is starting to flake off again, and it appears that the warts/scars(?) are getting smaller.

In my previous posting I mentioned that I was using ACV as a wash 2 times a day on the affected area. Two days after I wrote that, I had to stop doing it. The pain was almost unbearable. However, the wart I had been spot treating with a swab was gone. After about a week of healing, the skin was healed and no sign of the wart, except for some very light, minimal scarring.

Using my experience, this is what I recommend to you guys:
1. Take 3 Garlic Soft Gels (Sundown--73.5mg, if you can) twice a day for good measure, but I really don't think it's doing anything for you, but keeping your cholesterol levels low
2. Apply the gel from one soft gel to the affected area twice a day to stop and eliminate many small warts.
3. Spot treat larger warts with a ACV on a swab directly applied to the wart twice a day for 10 minutes each time.

One last thing, when the skin starts flaking off when you are using the garlic gel, it will be a little painful. On a scale of 1 to 10, the ACV I was doing hurt at about an 8; the garlic gel treatment, at about a 4 and only when I was washing in the shower.

This method is working for me, and I am seeing results. I hope this helps. Once again, good luck to all of you.

Replied by Victor
Sra Kaew, Thailand
[NAY]   Hello everyone. I wanted to get back to you all in reference to my two previous entries into this web-site. Well after a year of trying multiple different organic cures for Genital Warts I gave up. I tried Garlic (useless)/Coconut Oil (useless)/Tea Tree Oil (useless)/ACV (effective-but not 100% for me). So, I broke down and went to see a dermatologist and there was some good news, some bad news. The majority of the "warts" I had weren't warts in the first place, they were something called "Pearly Penile Papules". Harmless, non-contagious growths. However, there was one genital wart. He froze it with liquid nitrogen, and said that in a couple of weeks it will probably be gone. Now, I ask you, was a years worth of torturing myself with different medications, thinking I had a more severe case of warts than what was actually the case worth it? No. I could have been done with this 1 year ago, instead my life was stilted for that whole year. Go see a dermatologist and he will take care of the problem, and tell you what it is you have. Looking at pictures on the web, and trying to figure out what you have will leave you like me-wasting a lot of time, frustrated and depressed. The procedure was relatively painless and quick. Save yourself the heartache and go see a doctor. Nothing to be embarassed about, as some statistics say that 50% of the population has genital warts at least once in their life. Doctor's respect your privacy, and will get you taken care of as quickly as possible. Good luck everyone. I hope that my story helps/convinces some of you to go see your doctor/dermatologist. Take Care!