Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gemma (Chicago, IL) on 09/05/2014
[YEA] About two weeks ago, I noticed a few bumps on my upper labia. I didn't panic at first. After all, they could be a lot of things. I reasoned I'd see where they were in a week. I thought they could be skin tags, irritation, anything but HPV. I'd been seeing a girl for 10 months, and we'd just started long distance. However, I'm supposed to see her next weekend, and I was panicking, because I didn't want to have these gross warts when I saw her for the first time in a month.
I finally accepted they were probably GW after they didn't go away for a week, and I pulled the top off of one and it looked cauliflower-like. Great. Just what I needed. I had seen ACV as a solution, so I went to the store and picked up some Bragg's ACV. I went home and put some on a cotton ball and put it on the biggest clump of them. It stung a bit, but nothing worse. I kept that on, changing the dressing before I went to bed. When I changed the dressing, the warts were white, confirming that they were, in fact, warts. It was a little hard to secure the cotton balls, but I finally just took really long pieces of sport tape and made it work. I went to bed, and there was nothing but a mild soreness.
I woke up today and they were black. It looked like a few smaller ones were gone, but I didn't check too much, just cleaned the area and let it be. I planned to do the ACV treatment again tonight, but as I cleaned the area to get ready, one pulled off and the other was half off, so I just tugged it completely off. There was beautiful healthy skin underneath. It was a miracle. It took about 24 hours total, with only overnight soaking.
I have one more small one that I am now treating overnight, and I assume it will go in the same way. I plan to give the big patch overnight to heal with aloe, but I want to attack it one more time with ACV tomorrow, just to make sure it's all clean.
It's not ideal I have HPV, but it doesn't matter as much...I have a foolproof way to get rid of these warts quickly when they appear. For me, pain was very mild, probably because the warts were new and hadn't had time to take root. This was a lifesaver. It was so much easier to tell my girlfriend that I had HPV (of which she was very understanding) but that there wouldn't be any visible warts when she saw me.
I'm not the type to post in forums, but I had to share my results, as they astounded me.