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Genital Warts & HPV: Home Remedies for STDs

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Apple Cider Vinegar   167  6   

Posted by Abc665 (Toledo, Ohio, Us) on 12/15/2011

Hi. I was diagnosed with GW about 6 months ago, as well as my long term boyfriend. He had a large cluster under his shaft that completely disappeared out of NO WHERE in a matter of a few months, but unfortunately mine stayed put. Which is quite unfair. So I went to my gyno and got prescribed Zyclara. Which did work once pretty well but they came back a week later, and when I repeated the process they just kept coming back.

My doc said I was going to have to come back to get the burned off, but after reading all the unsuccessful stories on here about people getting them burned off, I decided to do some more research instead and try ACV.

I found it easiest to fold up a few sheets of toilet paper and pour the Apple Cider Vinegar on there and press it against the spot and just lay in bed and hold it there. I tried the bandaid and cotton ball thing but it just killed to rip off the bandaid.

I've done the treatment for 3 days in a row now, morning and night, for about an hour/hour and a half each time. They definitely became white, but never once did I see them turning black or even remotely black? I took a night off from using it last night, hoping that when I woke up maybe they would be black, but they weren't and when I rubbed them the skin just pulled off. Like dead skin almost. I can't really SEE the warts anymore but when I run my finger over the area I can still feel them.

I'm really concerned and don't know what to do from here. Should I just continue over the weekend every morning and night and see if it does more? My boyfriend is on the verge of leaving me because we can't have sex and I need to get rid of them FAST. Should I just be more persistant on using the treatment? Someone please respond to me!

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York, Usa
12/16/2011
Abc665, I have talked about this before. BHT is an effective treatment for genital warts. BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] is an effective treatment for all lipid coated viruses and that includes genintal warts. You can read about what fatchs brute has to say about that here, please do note that within one month of using two capsules of BHT per day his genital warts were gone and he acieved NO VIRUS DETECTED results as to his hepatitis C infection. See here: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=6967512Ã

Posted by Unknown (Unknown, United States) on 12/14/2011

[YEA]  I am a 25 yr old female who contracted hpv from my fiance 5 years ago. That was devastating enough back then but I moved past it quickly especially having no symptoms whatsoever with the virus.. until 3 days ago.

While showering I felt a bump on my perineum above my anus. I immediately got out and looked in a hand mirror and found skin tags surrounding my vaginal opening. It clearly was something std related and seemed to have appeared overnight. I went to the hospital right away - wet hair and all. I was hysterical in the exam room explaining the situation. The doctor checked me out and said to keep an eye on it. Diagnosed me with skin tags and said it probably wasn't genital warts even though I explained that I had hpv.

I didn't believe her, I looked at pictures online and the placement, size and shape were dead on with that of genital warts. Came across this site and decided to take action and try the Apple Cider Vinegar and gentle medical tape. Skipped the tea tree oil to save money.

First night: dipped cotton balls in Apple Cider Vinegar and placed them between my labia against the vaginal opening and against my perineum. Left in for about 2 hours. Not much burning at all, I thought everyone on here was just being wimpy. I checked and the warts had turned white, revealing exactly how many I had. 1 medium tag and some small ones around the opening; plus 3 or 4 trailing down to my anus. great.

Before bed same night: I soaked a tampon in Apple Cider Vinegar and placed it between my labia again in the same spot against the warts. not much burning, I slept fine besides the thoughts racing through my mind..

Woke up next morning: and checked in the mirror, warts were even whiter and some were grayish now. Glad this is working!

That afternoon: I decided to take three cotton balls and really soak them in acv, they were almost dripping. Infact they did drip a bit when I put them in. This session really did it. And this is also where the BURNING came in. 2nd time and twice as much acv. I was whimpering to myself and standing on my tippy toes. The pain did make me queasy but I just stuck it out and it became bearable after ten minutes or so.

After about 2 hours of passing time on the computer and watching tv to take my mind off of it, I pulled the cotton balls out. I'm very sore at this point, jumped in the shower to rinse (still sore but getting relief). I checked in the mirror and now they were black-ISH. Don't take the blackening so literally. Mine were just a darker shade of gray. I rubbed at the warts with a clean finger/small wad of toilet paper and they were wiping off!! THANK YOU GOD. I took the tip of my fingernail and lightly scratched at the surface of the biggest tag, it came right off. as gently as I could I scratched the entire surface off and it was pretty much painless dead skin.

The Apple Cider Vinegar had penetrated the flesh of the warts, making them super soggy. They never scabbed for me, they just wiped away leaving pink healthy skin underneath.

I dabbed a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide on the the affected area to promote healing/kill germs/prevent spreading of the warts.

This is day TWO, two sessions a day and I don't have to see that nastiness when I look in the mirror anymore. I have my beautiful healthy smooth pink vagina back. well sort of! I'm still a little swollen but its going down by the hour.

Thank you so much everyone for sharing your experience with this monster of a disease. Good luck and I truly believe Apple Cider Vinegar can work for everyone. If you didn't have luck, you might not have saturated the cotton ball with enough acv. or maybe you didn't have direct firm contact to the warts (your cotton ball slid away or shifted).

I am aware that I still have hpv and the warts could pop up at any time but this has been a very stressful few months. I will make an effort to stay stress free and take vitamins to boost my immune system. I can always repeat this treatment if I need to. It only took two days and about 10 minutes of REAL pain. Was very worth it, I will sleep peacefully tonight with my confidence and self worth intact :)

Replied by Abc665
Toledo, Ohio, Us
12/15/2011
See, here's my question. Mine basically did the exact same thing as yours. But now when it comes to having sex again, is there any way to spread them when the skin is all healthy now? Every new partner from then on do you have to explain that you USED to have GW? I just don't get it.
Replied by Same Thing
Richmond, Va
02/02/2012
My ob/gyn also said skin tags! I think she saw that I was on the verge of an emotional breakdown and just said that to make it easier for me to walk out of there. She just said to keep an eye on them and see if they get bigger. Well, I grew tired of feeling the little bumps there (right above my anus). It disgusts me. So I researched a bit more online and saw the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment. I just started today and I saw just how bad it REALLY was! They are even closer to the opening of my vagina and I also noticed a larger one on the inside of my labia minora right below my clit... It was impossible trying to secure tape the cotton ball here with tape, and it burned REALLY bad, unlike the small tingling feeling from the Apple Cider Vinegar around my perenium (sp?) Not sure what to do. I am so disgusted with myself. My partner can't really see them himself so he thinks I'm just overreacting. But I refuse to let him see now that the Apple Cider Vinegar has made tons more appear by turning white. I pray this works, and works fast.
Replied by Jess
Nc, Usa
10/11/2014
[YEA]   I did the ACV treatment as well. After the second treatment, they were GONE!! It burnt like hell but it worked. Mine never turned black, they also just got light and peeled off leaving a heck of tender skin. I mixed the inside of 2 vit E capsules, coconut oil, and tea tree oil together to soothe the pain. Also, internally I took 2 tbsp of ACV with honey and water daily, vitamin D, collidial silver, and an herbal immune booster. It's best to attack these boogers from both the inside and outside. I don't see any more warts but I will still wipe down the area with ACV every day and at night run it down with coconut and tea tree oil just to be sure. I felt so gross and demoralized with these. But if you are reading this know there is light at the end of the tunnel. :)

I will always have my vitamin regime to keep my immune system on top of things but I hope I don't have to deal with these horrible little warts ever again.

Posted by Bobby (Los Angeles, California, Usa) on 11/22/2011

[YEA]  ACV works!! I had a bump on my penis, just down on the base of the shaft. I thought it was a skin tag so I did nothing about it. Months passed and I noticed another bump on the underside of my shaft. Of course I was freaking out! The first thing I did was some online research and came across the ACV remedy. So I decided to give it a try. First I wrapped my shaft in a paper towel, dampend with ACV. I put another dry piece over top of that and taped it tight. It started to burn but within an hour, little white warts showed up where I thought there were no warts. I re-wrapped it the same way and went to bed. It will burn! After I isolated where the warts were, I took pieces of cotton and and doused them in ACV and put them directly on the warts, almost in the same fashion you would put TP on your shaving cuts. I wrapped and taped it went about my day. When I unwrapped it at night, I took a q-tip with ACV and just inspected them, one came off right away! I repeated that proccess twice daily and a couple days later, they were all gone but one. The stubborn one took about a week to get rid of. One thing to be cautious of is not to let the unaffected skin sit with ACV, it will burn and scab over. It is very potent. Good luck, drink lots of water and think positive.

Posted by James (New York) on 11/20/2011

I am starting the ACV treatment for anal warts. Since I was diagnosed this summer I've spent a lot of time alone thinking about how this happened to me and why I could have been so stupid to not have protected myself. After a good, long, unhealthy period of self-loathing and hatred, I decided to look forward and find a way to resolve this. Only, in the time that's passed, I've noticed a few more little warts pop up.

So I've been reading all over the internet about treatments and almost spent $100 dollars earlier this week on a cream product out there. Needless to say, I was very happy to find this home remedy and am very hopeful that it works.

I'm a young person without health insurance so hopefully this treatment does work. I'm really nervous about the burning and irritation. This site confuses me - it seems as though either this treatment works for everyone who tries it and the burning has done no real damage or those who've been negatively affected have decided to keep mum.

Anyway, rambling here tonight. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress. I don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about this yet in person so I'll confide in these blogs. Hopefully someone like me will find my success story posted in a few days and be able to find some relief and comfort in it.

"James"

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York, Usa
11/20/2011
Hello James from New York, A person who goes by fatcha brute has this to say about the use of BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] to treat genital warts. In about one month of using two capsules of BHT per day all of his genital warts were gone AND he had achieved a NO VIRUS DETCTED for his hepatitis C infection. Genital warts are caused by a lipid coated virus as is hepatitis C. This BHT stuff really does work for such viruses and very well. Here is a link to what fatcha brute has to say: http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=6967512

This BHT only costs about 10 to 15 dollars for 100 capsules. Many people have been using BHT with amazing results for a large number of viral diseases. It seems to work very well for genital warts and many other viral diseases....Oscar

Replied by James
New York
11/21/2011
Hey there, thanks for the thought. I'm going to stick to the ACV for now. I just saw some posts about the paste. I'll think about using that if this gets too painful.

For an update - I soaked a ripped piece of washcloth in ACV tonight and have that up between mah cheeks, surrounded by a dry washcloth to keep the sheets clean. I'll let this soak all night and hop in an early shower.

I'd love some feedback here - if you are just doing the ACV application (not the paste), how long should you leave the cloth applied. I have a very physical job and I'm worried that I might burn/hurt myself to the point of not being able to work. Can you offer any suggestions/warnings?

I have lotion with aloe - I think I'll try applying that tomorrow if I'm still sore. The area was not sore at all today (first treatment last night) but I only wore the cloth for about 4 hours. Well, looking at the clock, the same will be tonight.

Any thoughts would be appreciated! Looking forward to having a much better prognosis tomorrow!

Replied by Mimi
Vancouver, Bc
12/22/2011
[YEA]   I had unsuccessfully tried treating my warts with TTO, aloe vera, and also colloidal silver for three weeks. They were beginning to spread and multiply at an alarming rate, I almost couldn't bear the site of them. One in particular had grown to about a 3cm diameter. Knowing I had to do something, I picked up ACV, castor oil, and extra strength aspirin as recommended on this website.

I made a paste using just a teaspoon of both ACV and castor oil and then crushed about 5 aspirins into it. Applied the mixture with a qtip, then cotton balls soaked in it onto the affected area and left it overnight. I had slight discomfort but nothing painful.

Woke up the next morning, inspected the area. The majority of my genital area with the bumps was an extremely bright white color, which I had expected to happen. Some that weren't visible at first also appeared. After showering and letting it dry, I used qtips and applied hydrogen peroxide to prevent spreading. I then applied TTO and a bit of vitamin E oil, as the areas around the large ones were bleeding a little bit. Then I went about my day as usual.

That night, got home from work, went to the washroom. When I wiped I noticed bits of warts on the toilet paper. I went to check the area out, applied a bit more hydrogen peroxide, and I was completely shocked. Almost ALL of the warts were gone. There must've been at least 20 that rubbed off. Not even a full 24 hours after starting treatment!!

I am going to let the area have a break for a night or two, then resume the ACV paste on the areas that are still affected. Good luck to everyone, and thanks to all who posted their experiences with this remedy I am forever grateful!

Replied by Stellac1
Hoboken, Nj, Usa
01/18/2012
12/22/2011: Mimi from Vancouver, Bc: What does TTO stand for? thank you

EC: TTO= tea tree oil

Posted by Inlovekelly (Phoenix, Arizona, Us) on 11/09/2011

[YEA]  I am a 22 year old female. I was diagnosed with Genital Wart in June 2011. I was prescribed aldera for 3 weeks it did absoloutely NOTHING!!! I then started under going the acid treatments, which were pretty painful but I wanted to do anything to get rid of these hideous things. I did that for 4 weeks then took a 4 week break and did another set of four weeks, however they still did not go away and they came back worse!!!

I stumbled across some sites that talked about ACV as treatment, I had no idea what ACV stood for. Once I found out I did some research read over 100 stories/post about, googled every site I could find. That same night around 1am I drove to walmart purchased a bottle of ACV $1.17, and thought, well I've already spent over $2,000 in other treatments what could another $1.17 hurt. I will say this was the best decision of my life!!!

The first night I did the treatment I could only do it for 30 min, the next 1hr, the next about 4 or 5 hours. I took a break because I was traveling, however I have noticed that my warts have disappeared faster than ever before, there are still a few left but I am assuming once I start the treatments again they will go away.

DO NOT SPEND MONEY GOING TO THE DR. This is the BEST and CHEAPEST treatment. I will admit it can, no it will be painful, however it will be totally worth it, you will be wart free!!! This was the best thing I could have stumbled across!!!

Replied by Rei
La, Usa
11/11/2011
I have been diagnosed with HPV a couple of months ago, had them cauterized but just a month after that I already had a recurrence. I used aspirin/castor oil/ACV on that and it was gone in a couple of days. Sadly, the one that got cauterized also recurred after that. I used the same remedy, it disappeared, healed, but now I can feel that it is coming back again. So, yesterday I decided to just use pure ACV.

I moistened a cotton with ACV and let it stay on the area for 3 hours. I was so surprised to see afterwards that most of the skin turned white. These are not just spots, but the skin touched by the ACV on my vagina opening. I am wondering now if they are really warts or was it because of my skin's (even healthy ones) reaction to ACV?

Anyway, I continued with the treatment today, and much as I avoided removing the whitened skin, it has turned so soft that some got removed when I applied castor oil to soothe it. The same thing happened when I used the ACV/castor oil/aspirin paste before. I never really saw the skin turn black because it fell off while it was still white. Maybe that is the reason why I have another recurrence now, I may have not killed the root.

I will continue with my ACV until I see this new outbreak turn black, like what has happened to others.

I do have a question though. My GYN has been constantly pressuring me to get the vaccine, but will it still work considering that I already have the virus? I do not want to spend a lot of money for something that will be useless. Has any of you taken the vaccine after being diagnosed with HPV?

For internal treatment, I am now taking Vit. C, multivitamins, and lots of homemade yogurt. I am giving myself a timeline for this. I have to be able to boost my immunity enough to get rid of the virus by the end of this year. I plan to get a Pap smear by January and it has to turn out negative for this virus.

Replied by Elise
Usa
12/13/2011
[YEA]   Wow!!! I was diagnosed with GW last year, and at the time only had one little wart pop up right between my two "openings" down there. I went and had it burned off with acid, which took care of it almost immediately but with a little discomfort and pain and a BIG price tag. About 6 months later, another one popped up in the same spot. I went to the doctor and was prescribed Aldara, started using it for one night and in the meantime, started researching, reading all the Aldara horror stories, and then came across home remedies and the ACV treatment.

I stopped the Aldara and 3-4 days later started with ACV. I applied a small piece of a cotton ball for only about 15-20 minutes two nights in a row, and on the third morning the wart was GONE! I would recommend before leaving it on all night and making your skin raw, to just try for 15 minutes at a time first. This worked and I couldn't be happier!

Thank you SO MUCH!

Posted by Curious And Confused (Western, Carolina) on 09/20/2011

Been living with what I thought to be GW for about 7 years, /-. It looks like a cluster at the base of my shaft half the size of a thumbnail. I read here about the ACV treatment and I tried it. I poured straight(5% acidity) Apple Cider Vinegar over the area, no turning white? No pain? It's been on there for at least 20 mins. And I'm wondering why I have no coloration at all and no burning, not even a slight tingle. Any ideas?

Replied by Mikey
Manassas, Va, Virginia
01/21/2012
Maybe you don't have genital warts. I thought I had the same thing but I didn't react with the vinegar so they said it's just me.
Replied by Anon
Anon, Ca
03/22/2012
If they're not turning white after 15 minutes or so, you may need to use an emery board on them first. First day I used Apple Cider Vinegar, nothing happened. The next day I used an emery board on them, roughing them up just a bit but not too hard. This definitely did the trick. 15 minutes after applying ACV, they were white. I got this tip from another site that said some warts, and older warts need emery boarding in order for the Apple Cider Vinegar to penetrate.

Posted by Going To Try It (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 08/25/2011

Hi there, Jan of 2011 I noticed a small bump on between my vagina opening and my anus. I had a funny feeling that it was going to be GWs. However I ignored it ( SO STUPID ). In June 2011 ( 5months later) I went to get my yearly pap test and had my dr look at the bumps. She told me they were skin tags. I was not satisfied with her answer, as I thought it was something more. I went back at the beggining of Augest 2011. She told me that yes in fact they had grown into warts. At this point I had 2 on the left and 3 on the right. She has been using an acid treatment for the past month, I have been going back once a week. The acid has got rid of the 3 on the right. The 2 on the left are still there at this point but much smaller. I have noticed more bumps come up with in the last week. I am going to pick up ACV tonight and I will post how everything goes.

Posted by Acv-wart-aloe (Eugene, Oregon) on 07/29/2011

A couple weeks after getting dumped, I got a surprise... I discovered a little bump on my anal/rectal area, thought it could be a h'roid. In just a few days, there must have been 100 bumps, and my whole anal area (between the cheeks) was covered. They came on strong and fast.

Since they didn't look like the "cauliflower" shape of a wart, I was nervous it was some other STD. Good reason to get all the STD tests again, which all came back "normal" but a doctor cut-off a piece of wart tissue and confirmed they were warts. She scheduled a much more extensive procedure to cut/burn them all. Even with "insurance" the procedure was going to cost me $$$ a small fortune. Plus I couldn't get an appointment for about two weeks!?!

I read up on Earth Clinic, and decided ACV and Aloe Vera was definitely worth a try.

I'd take a shower and clean my rectal area with Dial bar soap. I'd very gently pat dry. Then I took a small hand-towel, soaked in straight (generic 5% acidity) ACV, folded handcloth in half, and placed in between my butt cheeks. Oh glory did it burn, but I felt some crazy vibe of relief in it. I removed the towel after about three hours, and everything was a bit tender. Sure enough, the bumps all turned white. I rinsed off in the shower, then liberally applied some Aloe Vera gel, which cooled and soothed the tenderness.

The next night, I did the same thing with the towel and ACV, but could only endure the burn about 20 minutes, and then jumped in the shower to rinse off. I tried it a third time, but after maybe only two minutes this time, I just couldn't take it, and had to rinse off again.

My anal region was really red and irritated, but over the next few days, the warts kept turning blackish-blue and falling out.

I let it rest a week, using the Aloe Vera gel, until the ACV "burns" had cleared up. Then I did the ACV-soaked towel treatment two more nights, but this time there was no burn, and I was able to leave that towel in-between my cheeks for the whole night.

This was working so well, I canceled my expensive procedure, and used the ACV twice more in the next week, both times for several hours.

It's been a few months now, and there's no been relapse. My anal area is completely free of any warts. I also soaked all my underwear overnight in ACV, then washed in hot water. Once your doctor confirms you got genital warts, I would highly recommend at least trying ACV and Aloe Vera gel, before you spend good money on some expensive, ineffective, or dangerous procedure.

And I'd bet you they don't say anything about trying ACV! Thanks to everyone here in the Earth Clinic community for promoting all these "common sense" cures.

Replied by N8
Denton, Texas
11/18/2011
[YEA]   I found it difficult when trying to do my whole shaft to get a paper towel to stay after it was soaked so I found if you fold the towel up dry, wrap it around your shaft, use medical tape around it to hold it relatively tight, then slowly pour the ACV on it will soak the towel just the same but not nearly as messy and frustrating. Hope this helps someone.

Posted by 4guys (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 07/27/2011

[YEA]  ACV I love you!

First let me thank all the peope that took the time to share there storys. Having an STD is not fun and because of you I am healed and feeling better than I have in a long time! Thank you so much!

Okay, I'm am excitied to say that organic in the raw apple cider vinagar really works for eliminating genital warts. And it works well, I'm talking I saw results in 24hours. Not gone but going. First they turn white 24hrs, then black 48hours then scab over and fall off. (don't pick or scratch off) should be clearing up in a week and just keep treating to be safe. You don't want these awful things coming back. Wash after the treatments.

Here is how I applied the ACV. I wetted a papertowel with it. Folded it in half. Wrapped my junk in it *( MAKE SURE NOT TO GET IT IN THE PEE HOLE ) bad bad! It will burn like fire. So, wet towel wrapped around shaft not so much the tip(cover the base well) * ALOT OF WARTS I COULD NOT SEE EMERGED THERE. You want to get it all! Then wrap in pastic wrap. It sticks to itself well and will keep your pants drier. I used two pieces one wraped around the shaft with the towel and then one with a hole pulled down around the base to stop leaks. I sat and tried to keep it pointing up. To keep the vinagar out of my pee hole and to keep the papertowl from slipping off my shaft. That is it. Keep it on as long as you can. I wanted mine gone as fast as possible. So if you got the time get some movies and sit your butt on the couch and get rid of your warts. After the first 24 it started to burn when I would reapply but so what! The warts were dieing and that was a good burn to me. I know that this doesent work for everyone :( but it absolutly worked wonders for me.

Thanks again everyone, good luck to those to try. And thank you ACV you are a real natual wonder!!!

Posted by Shannon (San Antonio, Texas, United States) on 07/06/2011

Just want to let everyone know that you can absolutely cure genital warts with apple cider vinegar. All you do is soak a tiny piece of cotton to cover each wart. Then hold them with silk tape or derma-bond transparent gauze. Leave for 12 hours each night. You should start seeing a change in color by the 2nd night. Don't stop until they're all gone. If you have internal warts dip a tampon with Apple Cider Vinegar and insert into vaginal or anal cavity until you start seeing pieces of dead warts come out. Do not do this more than 7 days. Don't be scared. Acv is non toxic to tissues although it will be painful internally. Also, don't believe those who say they're non-curable. Once you are wart free, wait 3 months before having sexual intercourse to be sure you're cured and to avoid transmission. How does it work? It just does!!!

Replied by Miya
N/a, Wa, U.s
10/19/2011
[YEA]   I agree Shannon! This is how I cured my genital warts as well. I had genital warts 2 years ago and have not had an outbreak since. I went to the doctor and they said I had warts and so they said I had genital warts and they applied this solution to it to make the warts fall off. Beforehand, I had been doing the Apple Cider Vinegar solution soaking cotton balls into the solution and taping them to the warts before I went to bed. I would apply cotton balls in between my vaginal opening so as to not let the Apple Cider Vinegar burn and irritate the vaginal lining in my sleep. I applied the cotton ball solutions for about a week or 2 weeks before going to the doctor. Not only that but every morning, I would apply an ACV and alcohol solution mix to the warts as well. It burned but it was a good burn because it got rid of the warts faster and made them fall off. Not only that but I upped my intake of vitamin c and zinc and also practiced the law of attraction. Now when I go to the doctor and get blood tests or any kind of testing, the genital warts virus does not show up at ALL!!! Thank you it is truly a miracle!!!
Replied by Joe
Atlanta, Georgia
12/07/2011
I have a question about the last part of your post. Is there really a way for genital warts to show up in blood tests and such? Because I was thinking that after I get rid of the actual warts, I would go back to my doctor for regular check ups to see if I had fought the virus, but I wasn't sure how to do that. I was told there wasn't a way to test the hpv in your system? So you just got blood tests done?

Posted by Liz (Reading, Pa) on 04/25/2011

I've only been hearing great reviews from using Apple Cider Vinegar on genital warts so I thought Id try it for myself. I have one genital wart... Or a small cluster... I've had it for a few years and went to the gyno... They didn't run any tests but I guess knew instantly it was hpv. But I was uninsured and not willing to pay a few hundred dollars for treatment of such a minor issue... But now after a few years I'm basically just sick of it being there.

So I'm trying acv... It's about an inch from my vagina opening and all the recommendations say to tape a cotton ball to the area... But since it is in between my vagina lips this seems sort of difficult plus it is EXTREMELY painful! So I'm trying to just dab it on basically. This is my first day doing this and I've spend probably 3 30 min to 1 hour sessions applying pressure with a soaked cotton ball for a few second to a minute. Removing it for a minute then reapplying. The wart area is already turning a whitish gray with a few darker gray almost black spots... But... My one whole vagina lip is swollen!

I've eaten/handled Apple Cider Vinegar before without any adverse effects and I'm not allergic to ANYTHING. So I'm wondering... Is the color changing a sign of good things? And is the swelling normal? The selling doesn't hurt... Basically a's soon a's I remove the cotton ball it continues to sting a little then subsides a few seconds later. Does this sound right?

Replied by Kim
Spartanburg, Sc
06/19/2011
Yes... That sounds right. I have treated plantar warts on my daughters feet, warts on fingers and as well as the most recent cervical wart. Stick it out. If you can get past a first few minutes usually the pain will go away. Try to leave it on there for at least three hrs in the am and three hrs at night giving that sensitive area a break in between. It will change colors and it will turn black and should peel off in a matter of three days or so.

Posted by Jennifer (Rockford, Il) on 02/23/2011

[YEA]  I can't believe I am posting on this site. When I first discovered I had this disgusting virus I was hysterical. I immediately went online and did research and ordered some Wartol. I was so anxious however that I could not wait a couple days for my product to arrive so I began researching home remedies and came accross several sites discussing ACV. I never buy anything expensive or try anything new without reading reviews and I must say that everybody's comments were so hopeful so even though this is humiliating I want to provide that same help to somebody in my position. I came accross several comments from people working in the medical field that made it a point to state ACV has not been scientifically proven and is not an approved treatment by doctors. Most home remedies are not approved medical treatments, this would destroy the companies that make pharmacutical industry!! These people also pointed out that getting rid of the warts does not cure the virus, which I understand. We all still have to deal with the fact that we now carry a virus with no cure, need to seek professional treatment, and now will face a life of dealing with treatments and responsibility to disclose. That being said, anyone who is dealing with these disgusting warts understands the devastation it causes and the immediate desire to get rid of the existing warts ASAP. I am a female almost 40 who has been in a committed relationship on and off for almost 10 years. I have had 3 sexual partners in the last decade and pride myself on my appearance, have good hygene, and like many people never thought this could happen to me. Well guess what? It did and I don't know if it was me or my partner, but you can be the virgin mary and hook up with one person and suddenly you have an STD. It's a very sad and scary reality. I noticed several months ago a bump on my rectum on the side closest to my vaginal area. I examined it with a mirror and the bump was smooth and white. I wrote it off as a skin tag or just a raised gland. A couple months later I noticed a similar bump on the outside of my inner vaginal lip. I was concerned but tried to rationalize it in the same way, a raised gland. In the back of my mind I new differently but couldn't accept it. A month or two later I noticed the bump on my rectum started to develp a course texture and another small smooth bump was growing. The bump on my vaginal lip also began to grow in length and become more raised. At this point I had a strong feeling it was a wart but was still in denial. Then one day while I was shaving I noticed the bump on my vaginal wall had suddenly developed a cauliflower like texture and I finally admitted to myself I had genital warts. I was DEVASTATED to say the least. I immediately went online to research treatements and ordered some Wartol. I was too anixious to wait for my product to arrive in the mail so I started reading about home remedies. The apple cider vinegar treatment caught my eye because I have it in my home for cooking. I began reading all of the comments that described exactly what I had and also confirmed that the bumps on my rectum were due to the same virus. That night I soaked two cotton balls and taped them to the infected areas. I won't lie, it burned and it was uncomfortable. I took a Benedryl and a Tylenol PM to help me sleep and suffer through the discomfort. Getting rid of these warts is worth any amount of pain. The next day the areas were somewhat irritated and raw but the warts had turned white just as the reviews I read stated. That next morning I showered and prepared two more cotton balls and applied them to the area from a few minutes to let the ACV soak in. It burned for a couple hours and then I was fine. That day I went to a health food store and bought some tea tree oil. That night I taped taped cotton balls soaked with ACV and the tea tree oil and went to bed. I woke up around 2 am in a lot of discomfort and had to remove the cotton balls. I didn't sleep well the rest of the night because of the burning, but again I was willing to pay the price. That morning I showered and again applied two soaked cotton balls to the infected areas until the liquid was absorbed. The wart on my vaginal wall had turned partially black just as many reviewers had stated their warts did the same. Once I was done soaking I started rubbing up and down on the warts before disposing of the cotton balls and suddenly the warts starting coming off!! What was left was just raw skin but the warts were completely gone. It was harder to examine the rectal warts but it appeared they had come off too. By the end of the second day the burning and irritation was much better by afternoon. I gave the treatment a break to let the skin heal as I was nervous about applying more of the mixture to raw skin. I am SO relieved the warts are gone, however I do realize the warts will likely come back. But at least I know when they do I have a treatment plan. I have used pure aloe vera and tea tree oil on my face for about a year now and they have worked wonders at keeping my skin clear and helping with wrinkles and discoloration. I truly believe natural remedies are often more effective than presciption or over-the-counter drugs. As stated earlier, the medical community doesn't want to admit their effectiveness because it would effect the highly profitable business of pharmacuticals! To anyone out there experiencing this, please find peace in the fact that you can get rid of the warts, it can happen to anybody, and there are certainly worse things that can happen in life. As devastating and humiliating as it is, it is important to tell your doctor as this virus can lead to more serious issues such as cervical cancer. If you have a doctor that will judge you or you feel uncomfortable talking to, then time to find a new doctor. Thank you so much to everyone brave enough to share your stories, without the reviews I read I would have never tried this treatment and still be sitting at home freaking out.

Replied by Tryingtostaypositive
Texas, Usa
11/19/2011
I reacted the exact way you did! I found 3 TINY white head looking things in the shower and automatically jumped to my conclusions that, to my horror, were correct. I was hysterical when the doctor said they are warts as I'm going abroad tomorrow for what was supposed to be a girls trip, but seems now is just going to be a huge effort, the way I'm feeling. Though I'm trying to stay positive. I've told 4 of my good friends who are so supportive and reassuring. I've just applied my third coating of ACV in the past two days and am just really painfully swollen. No real results just yet but hopeful. Gonna give my skin some time to rest tomorrow and start Aladara monday, a cream my doctor prescribed just to get me through the trip and then back to ACV once im back. I'm just really happy I found this blog as I feel like at least, I'm not alone with this problem.

Posted by Urkool (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) on 12/29/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I am currently using a product with the main ingredient of Apple Cider Vinegar. After 2-3 weeks total, I'm better but not cured.. My warts seem to be the stubborn ones that are deeply rooted for they all have a flat bump on them now.. My main question/concern is that my warts turned black and fell off within the first week.. But the left over bump doesn't seem to be turning black.. It still stings when I apply ACV and turns white.. But after a few hours or so it turns back to a fleshy color.. Is ACV only working to a certain point? Any one else with similar experiences? I doubt I will get an answer for no one likes to post responses.. Btw I've had my GW for 4-5 years now and I'm a male.. It seems I just have to give it more time, but every week I grow more impatient little by little..

Replied by Morphicrenaissance
Melbourne, Vic Australia
12/29/2010
ACV works as an antimicrobial primarily by changing the pH environment to a more acidic level which ultimately interferes with the cell wall receptors of the microorganism and preventing it from replicating (A simplified explanation admittedly). From what you have described it is likely that you have managed to get on top of the localised virus that causes the warts, but ACV is unlikely to penetrate deep enough to reach the stubborn ones. The slight sting and 'bump' that you decribe could also be localised inflammation which is necessary for tissue to heal. If you have had this problem for 4-5 years, 2-3 weeks of treatment to expect a cure may be a little ambitious.

You could try a vermont folk medicine remedy of 2 t-spoons of ACV and 2 T-spoons of honey in a glass of water drunk morning and night to give a more systemic approach. You may also want to consider a more potent topical antiviral remedy such as rosemary essential oil which I have used on finger warts with great success. I wish you luck.

Replied by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa
12/29/2010
I have gotten rid of planters warts with baking soda and Castor oil. I make a gum like substance with the two and then put it on the warts overnight. It took about 2 weeks for 9 planter warts to come off my boyfriends foot, but it was worth it, as he was told he needed surgery!

Another remedy I have tried is Camphor oil with baking soda (made into a gum like paste) - both of those worked!

Replied by Urkool
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12/30/2010
Thank u very much for ur responses.. Yes I have tried many other things before ACV.. Expensive Medical gels and creams didn't do much at all.. I have also already tried Castor Oil and Baking Soda for 2 months with pretty much the same results, reduced in size but won't go pass a certain point.. I figured ACV would be more acidic and stronger compared to castor oil and baking soda. I will look into the rosemary essential oil.. Until then I'm letting it heal for a bit more, then continuing with ACV.. I'm going to give it some more time.. These things make me hate the holidays even more than I already do..
Replied by Mrs.pib
Nunya, Mn, Uganda
02/14/2011
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   Apple cider vinegar makes a difference!

I was very skeptical but I wanted to try this because I have no health insurance and Aldara, despite being unbelievably expensive, didn't work for my partner. I developed a wart on my perenium about 5 months ago. At first I thought it was a skin-tag, and believed it for 3 months until it started to grow. A couple months later, when I realized my immune system wasn't going to take care of this, they were breaking out in more than one area.

I had about 9 in total, but it is hard to count since they tend to grow in clusters. The largest and most troublesome was the one on my perenium because it hung just like a skin-tag from a thin tether and the skin there is so thin, just wiping would cause it to bleed. The others clustered right above it just on the inside of my labia.

I started the ACV treatments 4 days ago. On the first day, I just swabbed the visible warts with ACV and left it at that. It stung for a minute or two and the warts turned white.

The next morning, I read about how most people leave the ACV on by taping a cotton ball or qtip tip to the affected areas; so that's what I did next. I tore a large cotton ball into a piece large enough to cover the affected area and stuck it on with medical tape to be left on all day. This was uncomfortable for about an hour or so. But not bad. That evening, I did it again. It stung a lot worse the second time, especially in the perenium area, but I gritted my teeth and an hour later it subsided to a dull ache. I was able to sleep but my stomach was upset from all the vaginal discomfort.

The next morning, I was very uncomfortable down there, like I was bruised in the crotch. I decided I had had enough so I decided to take a break for that day. My vagina felt a lot better by that evening but I felt sick. Turns out, I am coming down with a cold, so I have decided to stop treating the area in case it gets infected and my immune system gets overloaded.

So it's been about 2. 1 treatments, and today is the first time I've really looked down there since it all started. When it started aching, I didn't feel like manipulating the skin anymore than I had to so I hadn't seen the real changes. Well, it's amazing! The majority of the warts have fallen off completely. I am down to three warts, which is maybe more like 2. 5 because they are so small and almost be completely flat. The skin on the inside of my labia looks normal, except for one remaining wart there, about 1. 5 milimeters wide. On my perenium, I have two warts, the original and a small hanger-on right beside it. They are even smaller and flatter than the labia wart, almost invisible, but the original perenium wart still bleeds when prodded.

Unfortunately, the perenium area does not appear as normal as the labia, there is some redness and the skin looks a little raw. I haven't scrubbed at the area, applied any oils, or even wiped vigorously, so this is just the ACV's effect. There is also a darkening of the skin in one spot that is very noticeable. It is about the same size as the cotton ball so I'm guessing it's where the ball was making the most contact. I have read about hyperpigmentation from skin injuries being permanent unless you do bleaching or laser treatments to resolve it. I don't care, but it is a side effect.

Also, despite this being day 4, I still hurt enough that I don't want sex or even to sit in certain positions. I am sure I will heal but if I had to do this over again I would make sure I didn't have much to do. Not just for the pain, but the smell is noticeable, so if you're going to be around people you might want to employ the use of a scented panty liner, or menstrual pad to contain it.

Posted by Fed Up! (Kingston, Ontario) on 12/01/2010

[NAY]  I have tried everything for these little annoyances! Nothing was working so I kind of gave up for a while. Except now I have recently met someone and I need to give getting rid of these suckers another try. I'm sick of seeing no results! I tried to ACV for almost a month with no results, I've just tried the aspirin and ACV paste so we'll see how that works. Is there ANY other option out there?! I'm desperate and getting seriously ticked off!

Replied by Special01
Indianapolis, In, Usa
12/02/2010
For genital warts try vitamin e internally (3 capsules) and an aspirin, blistex paste. Watch your caffiene intake.
Replied by Cmorgan642
San Diego, California
12/12/2011
Check into using colloidal silver for it perhaps?
Replied by Steve
Toronto
05/09/2013
Nay, don't give up. I was skeptical in this method but it truly does work. Make sure to get done Organic apple cider vinegar. The key is consistency, I felt no burn for first two nights but on 3rd it started burning. On 2nd day of treatment, warts turned into black specs. So hang in there and give it another chance. Make sure to use medical tape to tape the soaked cotton balls to the warts. And again, best time to do this is when you go to sleep.
Replied by Julie
New Jersey, US
11/24/2014
So I diagnosed myself with Genital Warts sometime in spring. I was too ashamed to go to my OB. I'm a worrier and go every 6 months and get paps and blood tests for STDs so me finding out on my own something slipped by my OB doc kinda freaked me out. Hell, im still freaked out because I'm careful and don't sleep around. Yeah... Kinda missed my 6 month; annoying my OB and they keep calling for an appointment... I can't go. I'm too ashamed plus what would I say? Your tests didn't work?
I told my boyfriend I could have it and he could get em too so he needs to be checked out but he hates drs. I've done the ACV treatment but on and off. It was working till It burnt the hell out of me so kinda stopped. Now they have spread. Anyways, I can't stop thinking about it. I have em, I can spread em, idk when or where I got em and can't seem to get rid of them. I cry myself to sleep because I'm so worried about my bf. I feel worse because I'm his first and have documents stateing I'm clean when appearently I'm not. Its so depressing. Sex should be happy and I should feel great after, but I feel terrible. I just don't know what to do. I don't want meds for it. I don't want em cut off or acid... I'm a new vegan and dropped all meds except my meds I cant live without... But even cut that in half. So I deff wanna be herbal about curing these. Any suggestions that are effective yet not so burny?

Posted by Laurie (Chicago , Il ) on 08/31/2010

[YEA]  So I figured I needed to do my duty and help spread the word to the others that have genital warts and have not found relief... So I found out I had contracted genital warts from my boyfriend in May. I was completely devastated and could not function. (I still feel horrible when people reference STD's because in my head, "ohhh yeah I have one... Blah! " I got itchy one night and thought I had a yeast infection. So I started to itch down there! To my horror I found bumps! Holy Shit, this is not happing! I saw the warts on my boyfriend prior and asked him about it, he said it was razor burn. Secretly, I thought it was warts, but I went against my better judgement and disregarded it. Bad move, although I'm sure even if we used protection I would have gotten it since it's so contagious. Anyways, I went to the doctor and she's like "no biggie I'll freeze it and give you Aldara and it will be gone before you know it! " Yeah I wish! I was on Aldara with no results for 3 months! So she said give it one more month and if it doesn't go away I can't help you and would need to see someone else! I do not have the time to be running around with warts on my crotch! So that's how I found this site! Needless to say, I now love ACV not only for genital warts, but for many other things that I found on this website can be cured by it! To my story.... I started the ACV thinking it would be gone within 3 days! Well it really took about 9. So I have warts just inside my vagina, so the area is always moist. I had two warts that were about half an inch in when you opened up. So what I did was soak cotton balls in the ACV and leave it there over night. Days and days passed I did see much improvement, but it was still there around day 5! I was freaking out worrying it wouldn't work! So my skin started getting bad because I was burning it every night. So I decided to take a few days off to heal the area. I went out and bought tree oil and vitamin E oil! Soooo glad I did. After a few days of laying off the ACV I realized they actually had gone away, but my skin was soooo swollen and irritated I thought it was still there. Let me say, they never turned white or black or fell off. Since they were inside my vagina it was too moist. They just "naturally" disappeared. Needless to say, I'm wart free in August and after a 9 day treatment! My advise is use try the ACV! Yes it stings a bit, but would you rather have warts?! ?! ? I recommend doing treatment every night for a week then let the skin heal and see where your at. I'm sure it will at least make it better! Don't give up! Genital warts severely suck! But realize that life could be worse! So think and hold on to what do you do have that is positive and good in life! Understand once you figure out how to get rid of the warts it will not rule your life! Just stay upbeat and healthy. I hope I have helped someone... If anyone has questions, please feel free to ask.

Replied by Rebecca
Vernon, Ct
09/01/2010
Colloidal silver works better and faster with no stinging. Use it the same way, soak a cotton ball with full strength colloidal silver.
Replied by Carey
Miami, Florida
09/02/2010
I was using the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment but went a little overboard and soaked the regions next to the wart as well. I am worried now that they will spread to the tender parts I affected with the acv. Will it spread, what are the chances?

I'm going to continue the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment but now I'm going to use a q-tip directly on the wart. My wart seems a little tough though, its not a cornflour shape but rather it looks like a wart you see on hands and fingers. Are these tougher to treat?

Any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Replied by Jena
Dubai, Emarite
10/19/2010
Hi. I have genital warts from 3 months and I just know before 1 week. The problem is I am pregnant and I cannot do freezing or using aldara. Can I use Apple Cider Vinegar inside the vagina and during pregnancy? plz anybody can help? Thank you
Replied by Emma
Baltimore, Md, Usa
05/16/2011
I've had warts on my labia and inside my vagina for 3 years now. I tried ACV treatment for the past two years and it works wonders on the outer stuff. They've never come back. It even worked on one right on my clitoris (painful? yes.) But, I have a lot inside my vagina and haven't found a way to get rid of them yet. I tried ACV last summer by soaking a tampon in a diluted ACV/water mix, but it was SO PAINFUL I couldn't help but scream for the first 5 minutes each time. I tried this for a week or two and then quit. Has anyone found a better way? I'm running out of patience with this. I could deal with it if it was just a couple, but this is just too much. My immune system seems to be great otherwise. I never get sick when everyone around me does. Maybe HPV has benefited me by raising my immune system response? Either way, I need a new solution. Ideas???
Replied by Strawberryred
Singapore
07/13/2011
hi emma! That's also my concern with acv. That's why I'm also visiting forums to find a better solution. So far what I have is wartscide solution. Liquid topicl treatment. No prescription needed and according to their site, it prevents the warts from recurring. I'm still checking on other products but I think using otc products is more convenient--no mixes, pain, side effects, etc.


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