Posted by YAY to ACV (Much Better, NY) on 03/12/2009
[YEA] This site's such a blessing! It's amazing how well ACV's been working, I'm so happy I'm trying this remedy vs medical treatments that odds are won't make me better.
I developed what I thought was a skin tag over a month ago. Went to the doctor who said it could be either a tag or a wart (which was the furthest thing from my mind). My pap & cultures both came back negative so I didn't give it another thought. But when the original small tag started spreading out a little I began to worry. Soon after another bumpish looking thing started to grow next to it. Both were in the crease of where my thigh meets my groin. Now I've been online looking at pics of genital warts & none matched what I had. Now it's been a month--Saturday I decided to do the white vinegar which I know can cause false positives but I needed to know. Sure enough both bumps turned white and surprisingly more white bumps showed up. Also, once I applied the white vinegar the first bumps looked more like the online pics. The white vinegar really did draw out the wartish side of these things. I could clearly identify 5 warts... as of now thanks to ACV 3 are gone & I'm working on the last 2 (one's the first wart that I thought was a tag, it's stubborn as hell but breaking down more and more each day).
After reading other testimonies here's my wart kit
- tea tree oil
- Mederma and aloe vera gel alternately
- paper tape
- half a Q-tip
- hydrogen peroxide
- positive attitude
There was a lot of trial & error with taping the ACV-treated cotton to my skin. So I went out and got first aid paper tape. It's easier to adhere and comes off much easier than using a band aid. Next thing I did was use Q-tips instead of cotton. I broke the Q-tip in half, dipped it in the ACV and taped it over my warts.
ACV burned my good skin pretty badly. I'm using Mederma and think I'll be fine in a week or two. I'm also using aloe vera gel in between. Tried my Vitamin E oil but it's so thick.
The 3 that are gone never turned black but stayed white (1 turned whitish-gray). I never picked, pulled or tugged. One came off in the shower and I think the other 2 just fell away. I continue to apply tea tree oil to those areas to make triple sure that nothing grows back.
One wart that appeared on my vulva was trickier. I tried dabbing ACV over it nightly because it burned too bad to keep ACV on it longer than 10 seconds. But after 4 days there was little improvement and actually took on the cauliflower look. Deciding to step it up I knew I had to have the ACV on overnight. Using my Q-tip/tape method worked and I just kept my legs closed and went to bed. IT BURNED LIKE HELL but I breathed through it !!! Woke up with some broken skin on my vulva where the ACV burned through. Skin's so sensitive in that area so this isn't entirely a surprise. Thanks to another post I put hydrogen peroxide over the area then used Neosporin since it's has antibiotic properties. But the good news is that in one night it looks diminished and my main concern is to treat that broken skin since I don't want it to develop into an infection.
So here's my process that has evolved over the past 5 days. At night when I come home from work I take a shower. I dry off and put some hydrogen peroxide on some cotton. I squat over a mirror and clean the warty areas. They turn white but that's what's supposed to happen. I follow up with tea tree oil and apply it to pretty much my outer vagina but paying close attention to the old wart/newer wart areas. I give myself a break and fix dinner etc. At night I break a Q-tip in half and dip it in ACV then tape it to the warts. Good night.
I take another shower in the morning. I dry off and squat over a mirror and do the cotton/hydrogen peroxide application. I let it dry and apply Mederma but to the good skin only (that burned from the white vinegar on Saturday). I don't use ACV or tea tree oil because it's so strong and I don't want to go work smelling.
This is a process and requires tons of patience!!! But stick with it. If it burns let it!!! That means the ACV is working. I can say that the warts that got the Q-tip/tape are gone and the ones I was dabbing are still hanging around. I am getting more aggressive but don't want to tear my vagina up. I think I'm going to take a day off from ACV today/tonight. I will report back with hopefully 100% wart-free news!!!
Take what you can from previous posts but you'll find a process that works for you in time especially if you have stubborn warts.
I haven't had sex with anyone for a while and don't know why these warts appeared. But I can tell you that at this point it's a moot question. I'm not going back to those relationships and I want to get my vaginal health together so this won't affect future relationships. I'm deciding on celibacy for the time being so I can heal and give HPV a chance to prayerfully disappear. I know it's a virus but I also know that in a year or 2 it may clear out on its own. I pray for everyone's good health and am very grateful for everyone's posts. I read all previous posts and there was so much great advice. I hope my post can be helpful to someone too.
Lastly, here's what I remember
- Wash your hands frequently!! I'm so paranoid about spreading these nasty things that even if I think about them I feel like I should get up and wash my hands!
- Spray out the crotch of my pants with Lysol before putting them in the laundry
- Wash wash rags, towels and pantyhose with bleach and if not colorsafe then ammonia or vinegar. Let them pre-soak first but don't soak anything in bleach too long.
- Clean your bathroom or wherever you're treating yourself every day!! I am extremely conscious of keeping this space clean. Spray it down with Lysol. You should also be conscious of when you touch your bottles of tea tree oil, ACV etc. I always use clean hands but take the extra step of spraying down my bottles etc. with Lysol.
- Don't feel bad!! This is a problem that thanks to ACV can be treated. Be patient and be very thankful that it isn't worse regardless of how many warts you have. Persevere, get healthy and get over it :)