Posted by Cahj22 (Grand Rapids, Mi United States) on 02/07/2012
[YEA] I am a young male and after discovering the genital warts I was desperate to get rid of them. I really wanted to avoid the doctor because I had read many reviews about the poor results with prescription creams, etc. I found ACV and gave it a try. At first, I just applied ACV soaked cotton balls and wrapped them in band-aids. Long story short, the band aids fell off halfway through the night and I never got the full effects of the ACV. I knew it was working because they hurt and turned white, but the ACV duration just was not long enough.
I upgraded to strong adhesive waterproof medical tape and instead of just ACV, I made a solution of ACV and added a few splashes of Tea Tree Oil. I soaked the cotton balls in the concoction, covered the several areas of warts and covered my penis with tape. I mean covered. The tape was not coming off this time (I did tape a little tighter near the head of my penis to avoid any irritation caused by excess fluid. ) I didn't sleep much that night. I have a high pain tolerance but that was some of the worst pain I have ever felt. I tossed and turned but I knew a few nights of suffering would be worth it. I woke up the next morning in pain and immediately tore off the bandages. The areas covered with cotton balls were greenish/bluish gray. I was quite nervous. I thought maybe I had wrapped it too tight and cut off some circulation or not allowed any air to penetrate. Needless to say I did more research online and didn't find anything strange. I kept going with the treatment. The next few nights I couldn't even keep the bandages on all night due to the pain, but I wore the ACV and tea tree oil mixture for several hours during the day. The whole time I made sure to keep the area clean and put neosporin on when not saturating with ACV and TTO. Within a week or so my skin was raw and hurt. I decided to stop treating the area, but continued wearing neosporin.
After the area healed some I treated again, but focued more on using tea tree oil. In fact, I rarely wore ACV again and found TTO to be generally more pleasant, although it still hurt.
I finally stopped all treatment after a little over a week of vigorous treatments and a lot of pain. The skin took over three weeks to heal back, but two months later I am completely wart free.
However, I must warn that I do have one small scar and a larger sized scar on the shaft of my penis. If you are going to do this treatment get some scar reducing cream right away and apply as soon as the wound has healed enough.
I pray the warts don't come back because this treament is PAINFUL. However, it was completely worth the pain for me.
I don't have a certain recipe for the TTO and ACV mixture nor a certain schedule I followed.
1) Start with the mix at night and wear for as long as possible
2) Let breathe during the whole day or do another round of treatment for a few hours
3) Make sure you are constantly keeping the area clean and use triple antibiotic cream (Neosporin)
4)Shift towards TTO once the skin is raw
5) Neosporin and scar gel
Good luck and stick with the treatment!
I also want to thank everyone for their input. This disease is embarrassing, but thanks to everyone that submitted their story, everyone can hopefully treat, if not cure themselves. Thanks to everyone and Earth Clinic