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Apple Cider Vinegar for Genital Warts

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Posted by Margie (Oregon) on 08/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Like many others here I discovered a bump on my region and ignored it. It continued to grow so I eventually assumed it was a genital wart even though my health screen was not positive for HPV. I decided to apply ACV and see what would happen. I dipped q-tips in ACV and spot applied it to what I would consider a large-ish raised bumpy skin tag. I held the q-tip there as long as I could twice a day - on the second day it began to sting and I just thought it seemed like a good thing according to many here. It started to flatten and turn dark red/purple. On the third day I took a small piece of toilet tissue and dipped it in ACV - I folded it up a few times and squeezed out the excess. I put a small band-aid over the bump then tucked the tissue under the padding part with tweezers. I left this in place for a several hours. Next day - woke up and it was completely flat and dark red/purple and dried up - when I picked at it with tweezers it came right off. The skin underneath looks mostly healthy but I think it needs more attention after my skin has a little rest - a tiny bump is there. 1000% improvement - quick, fast and easy.

Posted by Bee (Washington) on 07/23/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hope this helps others since their posts are old. You also need to drink ACV daily to kill the virus from the inside as well as the outside treatment.

Replied by Nk
Coldwater, Michigan
5 out of 5 stars

I had attempted to use aldera cream as prescribed by my doctor. Aldera worked slowly but it really devastated my skin with scabs and very dry skin. I was nearing the end of my prescription and was reading about apple cider vinegar and thought I would give it a shot. While I was very nervous because it's such a sensitive area it worked great. The small warts I had left were gone in less then 24 hours. I hate when people say it's a miracle cure but this works very very well.

EC: In general, Apple Cider Vinegar Should be diluted with water 1:1 when used on sensitive skin.

Replied by William

Thank you so much for this.

All of the side affects were exactly what you described. Although, the burning was quite painful, I'm very happy with the results. I had been treated by my Doctor with a prescription and the burning and severe redness was greater, but the pain was much less.

What do you use to relieve the burning, redness, dryness.

How long does this treatment last?

How long before the warts re-surface?

What preventive methods should I take to keep this under control?

Posted by Anonymous User (Brooklyn, Ny) on 07/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Like most people have mentioned here, I didn't know that I had HPV or genital warts at first. I do not know when I contracted the virus, since I can't really remember the first time I had a growth or mark in my genital area.

When I first noticed something on my lower stomach towards my genitals, I thought that I had a skin tag or an ingrown hair, because I had recently shaved. As I continued to shave, more appeared, and they were all at the base of my shaft, so I had assumed that I had a bunch of ingrown hairs because I'm relatively hairy, and I was shaving with a basic razor. They were flesh colored and not really raised, and looked just like ingrown hairs to me.

However, several years passed and they were still there. I figured they were no longer ingrown hairs, they were skin tags. But after some time, they began to grow somewhat. So I started researching how to remove skin tags with home remedies. As I searched, I found that they could possibly be warts!

So I did the Apple Cider Vinegar test, and low and behold they turned white, and had somewhat of a cauliflower head. I was devastated, but did my research and realized that it's not something to be afraid of.

I was very skeptical, but this site gave me hope because of all of the positive testimonials. I also found a lot of others on the internet. Long story short, I used the Apple Cider Vinegar for 3 days (I'm on my 4th day now), and just about every wart has dried up, scabbed up, and turned black, and now I'm just waiting to heal.

The very next day they started to loosen up and shed a little, and the very next night one of them scabbed up completely.

There are a few little pesky ones that haven't turned black, but I haven't given them as much treatment as the main ones. I'll be taking care of them as soon as I'm finished typing this.

Here is what you need.

1. Cotton Swabs/Q-Tips

2. Makeup remover cotton swabs. Cotton balls are good, but get the flat cotton rounds because they soak easily and can be cut an manipulated.

3. First aid tape

4. Scissors

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

IMPORTANT! AVOID GETTING ACV ON THE UNAFFECTED SKIN! I made this mistake by putting a whole cotton round on my penis, and burned and scabbed up part of my shaft. Currently healing now.

a. Dip the Q-tip in the ACV and dab all of the affected areas as a prep.

b. Soak the cotton round in apple cider vinegar.

c. Cut off small pieces of the cotton round and cover the affected areas only. Do your best to avoid unaffected skin.

d. Place a piece of first aid tape over the cotton so that the ACV can get to work.

e. Repeat this process every couple of hours, and if you can try to leave it on over night.

f. In between treatments, let your genitals/warts get some air for 30-60 minutes. The air will help them to dry out and scab up.

This treatment totally worked for me and I am so relieved that I can avoid the stress and expenses of going to a doctor to get them removed/treated.

The ACV will burn. It stings like hell! Especially if you get it on the healthy skin. But it is worth it because it works. I'm so happy that this works, and I hope that my penis is wart (and scar) free from now on. I bought some coconut oil to moisturize and help with the tone and texture.

Thank you Earth Clinic members for your feedback and help, and good luck to anyone reading this. I hope it works for you like it worked for me!

Replied by Joe
San Diego, Ca

Did you use organic Apple Cider Vinegar or diluted store brand acv?

Posted by Bella (Sedona, Arizona) on 06/22/2015

When I found out I had GW I just wanted to die... I am pregnant and NEVER HAD an std or thought about it before... but having a cheating husband, I guess it was the less that I can get... right? To make it short, I went to several dermatologists and gynecologists..and I was hopeless... some didn't want to deal with me because of my pregnancy, some others try burning them, and nothing happened, other than making them bigger...

I finally found this site and started the treatment right away... even when my warts were INSIDE the vagina... ughhh... it made my baby jump all over my stomach every time I repeated the procedure, but at the end, I was feeling more confident every day, It was impossible for me to put a band aid or keep the cotton ball for the entire day, since, they were INSIDE! , so I just put a Q Tip on them for several seconds, and take it away after every shower, 2-3 times a day. I have been doing so for around 2 weeks, and they didn't fall off, but they faded... I have to keep the eye on them, since I am pregnant and the hormones my body is creating make them grow faster.

I just wanted to share this, because I understand that this is embarassing and uncomfortable for all of us, but we have to be thankful that we don't have something worst. I just need to add that I used Vaseline after the treatment since my skin got really really dry and it was painful. As for the rest, you just need peroxide water, ACV and Q tips or Cotton Balls.

Replied by Autumn

I'm currently 4 months pregnant and like you, my OB doesn't want to have my genital warts treated. I tried the garlic but it hurt so much! I want to try the ACV. My question is, did the treatment affect your pregnancy? And after the treatment, were you allowed to have a normal delivery? My OB says that if the warts are still there I need to have a C-Section.

Posted by Ryan (Chico, Ca) on 06/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have had what I believed to be a growing mole in my upper pubic area. I did not make the connection of it being GW because I did not see that as an option considering I am always safe when I have sex. Well, I dated someone for 6 months and I'm not sure if they gave it to me since they were quick to not have me use a condom. My mistake. I'm usually more safe and aware of this stuff. Anyways, I'm not sure when I contracted this. I was obvious to what I had but since I kept assuming it was a mole I was okay with it. Well it never changed color and one I got anxious of feeling it down there and I scratched it off. It scabed and grew back and now it looks like a dark cauliflower.. Again I just let it be until a a couple days ago I decided to check to see if I could find a remedy to stop it from growing. To my surprise I noticed it was very similar to GW. How disgusting. I immediately did research and to my disappointment the Internet is very contradicting.. Many sites say you'll have it for ever and medical interviews state that the body fights it off in a couple years. Other say there is no way to diagnose men. Several don't recommend disclosing this information to future sex partners because there is no way to tell if you still have the virus.

ANYWAYS, I tried the apple cider vinegar and it literally worked in less than 24 hours. I woke up in the morning after applying my second doze of the ACV before I went to bed. It was 90% gone and by the third application I applied before going to work it was already black and flat. I'm assuming the next step is for it to fall off and heal. I'm super bummed I got this virus, and also confused on how it happened. I will now change my diet and go more intensely at the gym and me more active. If my body can fight this on its own I am willing to help it out anyway I can. Would going to the doctor be beneficial? I mean, considering that I already dealt with the issue myself? As a male I did read that there is no way to diagnose is there is no symptoms(warts).. Would anyone confirm otherwise?

Replied by Marco Polo

From my research I have discovered that males are carriers of this virus on their penis, without any symptoms or visual identifiers. And that the only way to see if anyone (male) is a carrier is to wrap the shaft of the penis with a paper towel soaked with ACV for about 5 mins. When you remove the paper towel you will see white painless patches/blotches under the skin of the penis where the virus is breeding and replicating. I hope this helps.

Replied by Tiffany
Grants Pass, Or

There is no way for a male to be tested for HPV. The only way to know is if you have a wart or possibly if you have given it to someone. Unfortunately the virus can be spread regardless of symptoms and condoms do NOT prevent the spread. The reason is, is that skin to skin contact is what's needed to spread HPV. Condoms do not provide complete coverage of the penis, testicles, pubic area and anus. Also, it can be spread to other parts of the body. I have warts on my legs from using the same razor to shave my legs that I have used on my pubic area. All it takes is a few cells of HPV virus to collect under the blades (nick a wart or just graze over it) and you have a hand held HPV spreading vessel. A person can have the HPV virus for years without knowing it. I had no symptoms for 3 years. Generally it shows up when the immune system is compromised.

Posted by Jill (Arkansas) on 05/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to share my story to give hope to larger people. I have been battling this for awhile. I had acid treatments every 2 weeks for SEVERAL months, until my skin was so raw and irritated I was getting the next treatment before I was healed. I gave up, decided that life must go on. For 2 months I had no treatment. Then I ran across this information, I thought what have I got to lose. I went and got me some ACV and cotton balls. I am a larger size so I knew to try the bandaids and all was not going to be possible for me. When you get the acid treatment there are no bandaid used then so what did I have to lose?? I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and applied it to the area of my vagina where the WARTS were. I had several many different sizes. I waited about an hour and repeated the process. Before bed I again repeated the process. The next morning, repeated the process. Waited about 3 hours repeated again. By this time applying it was painful, lots of burning and stinging....but trust me, it is nothing compared to the acid treatment. I did not apply again. I did use TAO to begin the healing process if the unaffected skin. That same evening the warts are falling off. The next morning, more came off. The area Is still a little irritated so I am waiting to apply again. This process seems to be working exactly like the acid treatments with less pain and getting results quicker. I plan on continuing this process instead of paying the hefty dr bills. TRY ACV ONCE YOU KNOW FOR SURE IT IT HPV will save alot of money.

Posted by Anonymous ( Texas, United States) on 05/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

So like everyone else on here I was skeptical, but after reading so many reviews I was hopeful! And I had already been to the doctor 4 times to have them painted (which is also very effective) however after the last time they were all gone then returned in clusters which upset me terribly I felt like my life was ending and I'd be stuck and embarrassed with these horrible warts for the rest of my life .anyways, I had some apple cider vinegar at the house so I said why not I first took a shower then poured peroxide all over the warts , got out the shower dried off then got about 3 cotton balls and applied apple cider vinegar over all the clusters of warts. Yes it did burn but after having them painted over my god it was 30x better than that. So I left it on over night then took it off that morning and about had a heart attack because the Apple Cider Vinegar makes all the warts show up and looked like twice as many but I still took a shower and poured more peroxide and repeated the process it was very sore the next day and it hurt to apply but I did it. Next day I took them off and took a shower poured the peroxide but did not reapply the Apple Cider Vinegar bc it was too tender I had not looked at this point bc I was afraid but as I wiped after urinating I noticed brown coming off on my tissue and I felt down there it felt really smooth and so I got the mirror and looked, MY GOD FRESH HEALTHY PINK SKIN!!!!!!!!!! After 2 days omg I couldn't believe it . Also I took vitamin a, c, d and a womens one a day during this process idk of that helped but I know you guys are god sent and I just wanted to share for my people out there with the clusters! It can work for those to. Only took two days for me. Thank you guys so much

Posted by Stock (Aubrun, Al) on 04/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

This is my ACV story.

I was very skeptical at first to even attempt this even after reading mostly positive responses but I am sure as all of you know, it doesn't take long until you're desperate to get rid of them. That said, I followed the directions to the postfrom 2008 from El Ahr (copied and pasted below) and although it is early in the healing process they are finally gone! I didn't read much into all the vitamins and pills he's talking about towards the end (though I am sure those would help) but mainly into 'how to' process. Also the entire healing process will take around 2 weeks for the wart(s) to be gone and the skin heal into fresh pink skin. Just follow the steps he gives and continuously keep the area as clean as possible. I will say despite how clean you keep it through out the process it will look pretty gross, no lie & DO NOT have sex while you're in the process of this. My only real tip of advice is to be careful about your piece of cotton is not too big (cotton balls should be no bigger than the area of skin you want gone, so keep that in mind) and also from the piece of cotton obsorbing too much ACV and will start to burn unnecessary skin, so just be sure the cotton ball is dampish but not soaking in ACV.

All you need:


-Hydrogen peroxide

-Cotton balls / Qtips

-LARGE box of bandaids of various sizes (it will help, trust me)

-Zinc oxide ointment (CVS/walgreens)

Other than that, good luck!

05/26/2008: El Ahr from Cairo, Illinois writes: "Genital Warts: (This is long but it is WORTH THE READ. I DETAIL HOW TO MAKE THOSE WARTS DISAPPEAR FOR GOOD!!! Don't waste your money on any gimmicks - this advice is free and it worked for me). I was a HUGE skeptic when I first decided to try a home remedy for my warts. When I first realized I had warts on the shaft of my penis, I cried with shame. I scoured the internet, did tons of research and panic took over as I sought a way to get rid of this taboo STD. And if you stumbled across this website, I'm pretty sure you've felt the exact same thing I've just described. But ladies and gentlemen, SAVE YOURSELF THE EMBARRASSMENT of having genital warts a part of your medical history. Before you go see a doctor, relax, take a deep breath, and from this moment forward, put yourself in a POSITIVE state of mind because everything is going to be alright. I found this site MONTHS AGO, but I have waited to post until now (three months later) just to be sure this wasn't a fluke. To begin, everybody's body is made up a little different, but I swear on everything that is holy and dear to me, this worked for me and I feel like a new man. I followed this procedure and by the third day, my warts fell off: First, start off by taking a nice warm shower. Clean your whole body, and pay special attention to the area with warts. I suggest taking a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the shower with you so that after you're done soaping up and rinsing, you can poor it directly on the area just to kill off any wart particles that may cause the nastiness to spread. After your shower, dry off. Get some regular sized bandages, some cottonballs, and some Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). ACV is cheap and any kind will work. Take a bandage and cut a strip of the adhesive part off the bandage. This strip will serve as "tape" to hold the cottonball in place. Then, take a cottonball, rip off a piece that is about the size of the wart, and roll it up nice and tight. Take your little ball of cotton and soak it in ACV. Squeeze it gently so it wont drip, but don't squeeze it so much that the cotton ball is dry. You want to leave some ACV in there so the wart will drink it up. Next, take the ACV-soaked cottonball piece and put it in the middle of the adhesive strip you cut (on the sticky side). It should stick to the strip. Then carefully, place the cottonball directly over the nasty little wart you want to kill. Gently push the advesive srtip onto your skin, but don't push too hard. Once you've done this, cover that strip with a small bandage to keep in place. I've read some people report that this stings a bit. It stung a little for me by the second day because ACV might take off a little bit of the good skin around the wart. But TRUST ME, it is worth the sting and after a bit, you should get used to it. If anything, put yourself in the state of mind that "the sting is the wart dying. " That will help you to grin and bear it. Do this in the morning after your shower before you go to work/school/wherever. When you get back home in the evening of the first day, when you take off the bandage and adhesive strip, you should notice the wart to start to turn whitish-grey. Take another shower, and repeat the process of soaping up, soaking in the warm water, and pouring hydrogen peroxide on the wart right before you get out of the shower. Follow the same procedure with the cottonballs, the ACV and the bandage strips and leave it on through the night. When you wake up in the morning, you will notice the wart turning a blackish/dark-grey color. That means its working. Do this for two more days or until the wart just falls off in the shower. If the skin around the blackish wart turns whitish, that ALSO means it's working. I think one other person on here has addressed how to take care of your skin AFTER THE WART FALLS OFF. You may notice that when the wart falls off, the skin underneath will be raw. You may see like a little hole in your skin. Thats a good thing, but your REGIMEN DOESN'T END THERE!! Once the wart falls off, if you are in the shower, IMMEDIATELY rinse off the area and pour hydrogen peroxide on the skin. The area will turn white and bubble up (the reaction from the Hydrogen Peroxide killing off the germs). This is a good thing so don't freak out. Then rinse off. You may notice that when you rinse, the raw skin may stay "whitish. " That's okay. Thats just the hydrogen peroxide that is in the skin now. When you get out the shower, dab some hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and hold it on the new skin for few seconds. Then CAREFULLY take a cottonswab and put some antibiotic on it (like an ointment with zinc oxide in it) and dab it on the raw skin. DON'T smear it all over, just dab it right on the raw skin. Cover it with a bandage, and for extra caution, once you are done putting on the bandage, take some hyrdrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, dab it on a cotton ball, and wipe the area where the bandaid is just to be sure you aint spreading wart germs. Repeat this for an additional four to five days and the area will heal up like brand new. You will never even know a wart was there. In total, you can be like new in about 2 weeks time. In addition to this direct method, I have decided to build up my immune system. This not only has prevented new warts, but I swear I haven't gotten sick AT ALL. Im sure that by now, my body/immune system has killed off whatever virus was in my body that caused the warts. On a daily basis (and I take this with food so I don't ruin my stomach), I take 1000 mg of vitamin c, 1000 I.U. Of vitamin E, 25,000 I.U. of vitamin A (as beta carotene), 50 mg of zinc, 500 mg of lysine, an Echinacea and Golden Seal complex pill, a One-a-day multivitamin, and Garlic Supplement pills (2 at a time). I spent only 30 dollars buying all these pills at a drug store, and it has been every bit worth it. They have lasted me already almost four months and I feel great. If you read up on these vitamins, ALL of them are known for either boosting the immune system or helping the body kill viruses. They really really work, I swear by them. For those of you freaking out about your genital warts, TRUST ME you're not freaking out nearly as much as I did. I almost went crazy living with them. But I followed the advice of people who have been through this before me, and I am passing the advice down to you coupled with my own little tricks. It upsets me that there are so many jerks out there that try to charge you for advice to help you get rid of these nasty little things. I learned everything on this posting on my own, and it WORKS. Also, I would HIGHLY recommend trying this remedy first. Don't waste your money on unnecessary doctor visits and prescription drugs that are probably gonna do you more harm than good. However, don't take this message to mean you should not see your doctor. If there is something wrong with you, by all means go see him. But for a genital wart that you can get rid of on your own? In such a short amount of time? Save your money, save your time, and follow this procedure. You are not alone, and you WILL get rid of them. Thank you Earth Clinic for this wonderful site!! Good luck and God Bless

Replied by Lolita
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just read your post about your experience with ACV and it helped me a lot!! Thank you for putting your story out there for others. I just have a few questions and this is going to be a bit of a novel to get there...

So I've been trying the ACV for a few days now and for me it does sting a lot but like you said, I just think of it as the warts pain while it dies (mwahaha).

Although, Im not exactly sure where the effected area is right now because I'm not currently in a flare up stage, though its always been around/in between the bottom of my vaginal opening and start of my anus.

So I just soaked an eye make up remover pad in ACV then placed that on top of amother dry eye pad then apply it to the general area for as long as I can stand the pain.

This is usually an hour then I repeat again in a few hours. After the first time all of the effected skin turned whitish which made me think it was working!

But now after maybe 4 or 5 times of this process the skin around the wart/s has had a nappy rash like side effect and tbh that F*CKING hurts! So much more than the ACV...

But then I just applied Sudocream (an eczema and nappy rash cream suitable for all areas of skin).

I also want to mention that I currently have thrush as a result of antibiotics for a urine infection...


But I have not thought of using peroxide as a steriliser, does it hurt? Is it safe? I know that ACV actually helps to stabilise the ph balance.

May I ask where abouts your warts were 'inhabiting' haha

also congratulations on ridding yourself of those disgusting little, self esteem killing things!!!!

Replied by Fabe

Mines are a little bit more difficult because they are INSIDE the vagina... what should I do? I am pregnant and I am driving crazy because of this... my life has ended.

Replied by Anonymous

How to apply it if it's on the rim of the head of the penis?

Replied by Mike
Edmonton, Canada
5 out of 5 stars

This advice (El Ahr) worked for me perfectly. The ACV didn't even sting one bit, and it only took off the wart itself, not the surrounding skin, within 2 days! I used a small wadded up piece of paper towel instead of cotton and soaked it, slightly squeezed some out so it's wet but not dripping, and taped it over. Gone in two days, I was looking at it and it seemed completely dead so I took my nail and tried to pull it slightly and it flaked right off. I used peroxyde right away. I am applying some polysporin right away. Thank you Earth Clinic!!!

Replied by Grace
Chicago, Il

I really need some advice. I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with genital warts, a very mild case. My paps are normal, and all so it's just the warts. There were only two near the opening, somewhat small. I applied the Apple Cider Vinegar for about a week for 15 minutes a few times a day, at most I did an hour. I took a 3-4 day break, and while they're MUCH smaller and they did immediately turn white/grayish and harden, they never turned black. Now, I can't really see one of them, and the other one looks kind of like a crater. It was bleeding a very small amount, and I applied hydrogen peroxide 3% and vitamin E oil. It looks like the wart is open maybe? I don't see a black dot, just redness. I gave it a day, and I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar again but it immediately burned. I don't know what to do. I don't know if I made it worse or if this is part of the process. Some advice would be great.

Posted by Mona (Los Angeles, California) on 03/21/2015

Hi I'm looking for advice out there from people who have successfully used Apple Cider Vinegar to cure vaginal warts. I've been trying to apply the vinegar to my warts which are on the opening of my vagina but I can't seem to apply the liquid on the warts without affecting the normal skin around it which is causing the normal skin to become very irritated, painful and itchy. I stopped after a few days because I didn't want to run the risk of damaging this skin but should I continue the treatment? I can't even tell if it is working yet but I have so many in and around the vaginal opening that I'm too scared of damaging my delicate skin down there. Tape doesn't work on such a small and sensitive area. If you have any tips please help, I am desperate!

Replied by Anon

I was raped in the 70's and got vaginal warts, over 100 of them and the prescription creams did not work. They froze them off one by one and they never returned.

Replied by Anonymous

Take a q-tip, put it in the apple cider vinegarand apply directly to each one. This is the only way to ensure that your healthy skin is not affected

Posted by Mary (Monterey, California) on 01/04/2015

A few weeks ago I found out I had several different strains of HPV. I have both kinds that can lead to Genital Warts (HPV 6 & 11) and I also have HPV 16, the kinds that is linked to cervical cancer. I am in the treatment of a doctor, and when I discovered I carried the GW virus, I was disgusted!! And of course, the other HPV strain concerns me as well!!!

I have experienced lots of itching in my genitalia for about a year now. I have asked the doctor each time, pointing to different little bumps and areas that concern me, and she says it's normal. I left feeling like I'm a bit of a hypochondriac. Then last night I tried the ACV routine, soaking the cotton ball and applying directly to my outer labia where I'd experienced itching. After about 15 minutes, I checked and waalaa! There were about 4 very distinct raised white bumps, standing out from all the rest of the areas on my skin! Yikes! So I've been reading this website a little too much and decided to chime in with my own story.

I slept with a cotton ball wedged between my labia all night...yeah, that was comfortable.

This morning, no raised spots, but I can still see something there. I've read where people have overdone it and burned themselves, and I can see a patch of really delicate skin that's irritates. Yet I'm determined, so this morning I soaked another cotton ball and applied it I type it clings to my skin. Do the trick, please!

I see a few other bumps of concern on my skin outside my labia, and the dreaded anus has been itching as well, and today I see a little bump. When I pluck up the nerve, I'll test that with ACV.

More later...

Replied by Nutritionforlife
St. Louis, Missouri

Keep us posted on your results

Replied by Sam

Take colloidal silver from GNC, take it by mouth and use it as a douche, by mouth one cap full three times a day, as a douche 2 teaspoons of silver in 1/4 a cup of water in empty douche bottle three times a day along with super green veggie vitamin which you take by mouth, do that for a week or two should clear it up completely :-) then practice safe sex cheers! All is well with you

Posted by Experienced (Columbus, Ohio) on 11/21/2014
5 out of 5 stars

How badly do you want these to go away and stay away?

I was one of those that doubted ACV for GW [Genital warts]. Especially after one bad experience, but do recommend it highly now. [I still do not know how it would work out for a cluster of warts.]

Bad experience: I did not follow recommended procedure and burned my skin badly. I had only one and it looked like a skin tag. I went searching online and discovered what it was. I had no Q-tips but had the Vinegar. I soaked a rolled up piece of bathroom tissue in the vinegar, squeezed out the excess, and applied it to the area in a U shape [it was between vagina and rectum, the area there]. I left it there from about midnight to 8am. I wiped the area many times that day with vinegar tissue without squeezing out the excess vinegar and I did the same the next night as the night before. I was in misery, swollen, etc, but the GW fell off in about another day and no more came until recently [over a year]. But at that time I was burned. Slow down! Don't over do it! I also told the guy I was seeing who, it turns out, was the giver of it. He had one and did the same, set himself on fire too, but the GW [his was a anal wart] fell off about the third day.

I foolishly kept seeing him, discovered he has cheated sooooo bad. Has been like this since he was a teen, lots of females! All unprotected sex [I'm getting tested for EVERYTHING soon! ].

This time I went searching the internet again. I tried the banana peel thing exactly as it said. Scraping the stuff off and applying it as a paste, leaving it there all night. I broke out, was on fire, etc. So after that simmered down I tried the Vitamin E, diaper rash meds, and more, no results at all [but oils and diaper rash stuff will help protect the skin around the wart from vinegar burn].

I returned to vinegar one more time. But still I had no band aids or tape or Q-tips. [By the way, this time I had 2, now the anus and the same location as before.] I did the same as before but only one night this time. These swelled, turned white, and several more appeared. You can have more than what appears and vinegar can make them swell and appear. I was frantic till I discovered that fact. It simply raises up the ones you can't see and you want it to do this so you can get rid of these also. These new ones go away fast without becoming big because your attacking the HPV virus in them before they grow bigger. I kept using vinegar soaked tissue strips to wipe these about 3 days several times per day. Don't use this much!!! Drain the excess!! The warts went away fast! But I had burned myself again! I had two raised blisters or what looked like blisters. They were not warts but vinegar can turn things white that are not GW. These vinegar lesions turned flesh color in two days. Takes longer to get rid of these [vinegar damage] than the warts! I painfully douched out my rear three days [about 4 tbl spoons vinegar, the rest of it in water in douche bottle]. Warning: this works like an enema. Do this at home and not before work or school. You might have to run to the bathroom a few times after! Do not use a lot of vinegar in your butt! I read where one guy blistered himself and it got infected and he had to go to the ER, explain, be medicated, had scars after, etc! I commonly douche the front [vagina] with white vinegar and have many years [by the way I think ACV would be better on the warts but both times all I had was white. And I use more vinegar in vaginal douche but do not advise it for those who do not douche regular with vinegar]. I did this once per day for 3 days. I do not want any GW inside my self in either area. I don't want GW's ever again period.But HPV does not get cured. You can keep warts at bay but the virus is with you for life. Let your immune system be weak and you will have recurrences. Keep your immune system up, you might never have one again.

During this time I have changed some things about myself, too. I'm eating far more veggies and fruits, I replaced meats with eggs [you can just cut down on meats except liver and fish], I drink a lot of water, orange juice, Apple juice and Green Tea per a day [do not over do green tea if you have a heart problem of any kind or AFIB. Consult you physician]. I also put 4 table spoons of vinegar in a 12 ounce glass of water in the morning and drink it down, [but posts I have read recommend 2 table spoons]. Three weeks later there is not a spot on my body of any kind anywhere, I feel better physically, am not tired in the day no more and don't require any naps at all. At the time of the first problem over a year ago I had started doing the same because of a diet. This time the same reason but also read fantastic things about drinking vinegar water in the morning and 2-4 cups of green tea per day. I have read even by doctors your body will fight HPV that causes these, maybe even prevent any occurrences if you pick up your immune system. I also cut back to 2 cups of coffee per day, my cravings for sweets quit with the tea intake so there has been no junk food and I don't drink pop or anything with sugar. For that matter the recurrence happened when I drank alcohol several days heavily. I was not eating a bite of food, was smoking heavily, was very depressed. Stress will trigger these too from what I read. Poor diet, stress, heavy intake of bad things such as alcohol, coffee, smoking, sugar, junk food, lack of vitamins, etc. But the tea and vinegar cleanses the body of much bad and kicks in gear the good needed to ward these off.

So, this is my remedy for you. Worked fast as can be for me.

Morning: 4 tablespoons of vinegar to 12 ounce glass of water. Drink it down. If you get a belly ache, cut down to 2 table spoons or just use the recommended dose of two.

Start your day with cup of green tea, nothing added to it. Drink at least one to two more from then before bed time.

Stop the junk food immediately at least till this occurrence has passed. Stop the coffee at least temporarily. Stop sugar. Cut waaaaay back on meat. Eat lots of veggies and fruits. I am presently only on fruits, veggies, juices, eggs 4 times per week and no meat. If you stop meats as I did it is recommended to replace this with eggs 4 times per week. You should maybe throw in some vitamin supplements.

3 to 4 glasses of 100% orange or apple juice per day. Four 12 ounce glasses of water per day.

Drinking so many liquids may cause your appetite to be as mine which has went from extreme to practically none, mainly because of the tea from what I read. Eat!!! And eat healthy.

Use ACV "properly" on Q-tip applied to wart overnight a couple nights in a row held in place by tape or band aide. During the day wipe the wart with q-tip that has vinegar on it.

If your a woman douche three days in a row with vinegar douche, two to 4 Table spoons of white vinegar [not sure how much if you use ACV]. If there is an anal wart [you're male or female], decide for yourself about vinegar enema, two table spoons to douche bottle of water [do not know how many ounces that is]. I'm no doctor! But what I have read about this means you could wind up with an infection so decide for yourself. I'm not a back door person either so this was very painful for me. No harm from vinegar though. I did as recommended online and only inserted the tip an inch to 2 inches, not the whole thing! You need the holes on the nozzle inserted enough to release the mix inside.

I douche twice per week with vinegar, I have done this several years. Doctors advise against over douching. Over douching might cause the vagina to not do its own proper cleansing, is what I read. I will also keep up with the back door cleansing once per week though it is painful cuzz I never want a recurrence. I will also use a paper towel, damp with vinegar every other day to skin ward this off.

HPV is a skin thing. Keep it clean.

Experiments have been done with chlorine bleach in labs but not on people! I have read where some have used it on warts or as a cleaning process, merely damp paper towel as I am doing with vinegar like every other day for merely washing, wait a few minutes, clean it off. As a preventive measure. The bleach destroys the HPV in the lab in the cylinders they use [again, not tried on people]. I read some people do the same steps as you would with vinegar. I'm just not going to myself since I already have something that works and works fast. Things I have read did not say how long it takes to get rid of a wart with bleach.

Go to the doctor if you have more than say 5 or if their large or if you burn yourself with anything you experiment with trying to get rid of these!!!!!! You should go to the doctor anyway. And please please tell any sexual partners! You have no right to spread this to another. Because of where these can be located a condom does not prevent you giving it to others. You have no right to infect others. Please care and please don't have sex without telling your partner. If you have a present partner, please tell them what has happened. What my mate has done to me has harmed me in self esteem, emotionally, mentally.

Don't just right out blame your partner. These can take from 2 weeks to months to years to pop up on you. You may be the one that has given it to them!

Do not, do not, do not shave the hair below!!!!!!!!!!!!! It can cause a recurrence and also cause it to spread. Do not shave pubic hair ever again!

Do not pull or shave a wart off. You will probably get an infection and it will spread and can bleed a lot!

Men, you need to clean your whole every thing, under sack, anus, the sack, shaft, rim, head.

Men and women, I now soak three times per week in vinegar bath. Bath tub of water at least several inches deep, one cup of vinegar. Soak at least 20 minutes, I soak 30 minutes. Found this online, too. My skin feels great afterward, too.

How badly do you want these gone? How badly do you you not want another occurrence? How badly do you not want to give it to another? [But remember, even with these gone, you can spread HPV by unprotected sex. You are now doomed to condoms the rest of your life! ]

Treat yourself inside and out. Put your towels in a safe place [hamper] out of reach of children and anyone and especially wash cloths used to wash these areas.

If you do oral, chances are you could have these in your mouth whether you see one or not, rinse your mouth in evening before bed with diluted vinegar or with peroxide. Personally I rinse with straight vinegar followed by straight peroxide [do not swallow]. Swish it around. Don't panic if the inside of your mouth turns white all over. Vinegar and peroxide either one will do this. Again, vinegar can make things whaite that are not GW and peroxide in the mouth will turn much of the inside white. It's not white when you wake in the morning. Use peroxide first, swish all over, spit it out but do not rinse. Wait 5 minutes, rinse, then swish vinegar, then rinse immediately after you spit it out. Or just use vinegar. I use both cuzz I smoke and peroxide is a great yeast killer and kills some types of bacteria. Can even be used in a douche to tackle Vaginosis, Yeast Infection, and the std Trichomonasis. Again, you can be hurt by such if not done properly. Never douche with straight vinegar. Never douche with bleach at all. Only use recommended amounts of peroxide or vinegar in douches.

You have a responsibility to protect others. GW and like 100 strains of HPV has become insane in the US today. You know people with it without realizing it. All sexually active people who have had several partners in their life will have one strain or another in their life. The person who gave it to you might have been a person who knew and did not care, and may have had suspicions they were infected and did not care, please don't be as they were. You yourself could have hadit for years and not known. But apparently you know now so be careful!

With genital or anal warts there can be extra moisture to the vagina and rectum that was not there before. It is of utmost importance to keep these areas clean and dry! This moisture can cause a whole lot of itching and prevention of healing and a recurrence. Some use paper towels to keep things dry. They say it takes a lot of getting used to. With myself I have had no more of this since they went away and had none in between the two occurrences. I read in one place you should use a hair dryer to dry things down there after baths, after douching, etc.

Replied by Sami
Okc, US

Doing these remedies, I want to ask one question. What about Pap smears? Does it come back negative after a while of getting rid of genital warts... Does that mean we are free from virus after 6 to 12 months? And we can have normal sex life ???

Replied by Deree

Hi. I was diagnosed with Genital Warts in e early beginnings of January 2015. Fast forward to April and the warts are in clusters now!! I was using Podophylln or whatever as according to my doctor but no results! So I stopped because it burned a lot yet no results plus it's expensive. I bought ACV weeks ago n started applying it on the biggest wart ever. I felt no pain (like e others complain about | I was waiting for the pain ), rather, just a sting each night I apply it. Looks like it's shrunk but I'm not sure.. what's the vinegar to do actaually? It turned white first time I applied it. Is there a particular way I'm to apply it ? (I soak a gauze in e vinegar, drain it, place it on e warts, put a ducttape on it, den a plaster ) or I shud change e brand of ACV ( I'm using a Safari type ) I'm in so much pain. I really need help. Pleeease. I'd also like to know how to deal with the itchiness??? I'm in so much pain! I'm 20 n I've only had one guy who I had sex with. I regret it now :'( :'( :'(.pls help

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada

Dear Deree----

Diamond G Forest Products in Georgia, US, have 4oz. 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine. With a dropper apply a few times. They disappear.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Annon

Oh my gosh, why don't you guys just go to your GYN and get them removed by him/her instead of putting yourselves through so much torture? It's a quick trip to the dr!!!!


Because going to the doctor is A) Expensive and B) burning or freezing them off, doesn't mean they don't come back, again and again. and C) burning or freezing them off, doesn't mean there aren't ones you can't see on the skin yet. Vinegar always you to see them all and treats them all. that is why. so why don't you do some research before you bark up peoples trees. Thanks

Batavia Ny

Some don't go to the doctor cuz others said that they did and the doctor did not help. They used cream and such and still the warts stayed or more popped up, and the drug Alderal has very bad side effects. So rather than waste their time and their money they decided to try the acv.

Replied by Wen

There are issues drinking fruit juice, even without added sugars the fruit sugar is high. The only way this fructose/fruit sugar can be processed by the body is through the liver. The same way liquor is processed. This is very hard on the liver, can lead to cirrhosis and/or fatty liver, high triglycerides (fat in the blood), and fat storage in the body. So for better health, DON'T drink fruit juices. Vegetable juice is fine. If you want fruit in the form of juice, blend the whole fruit leaving all the pulp/fiber in it.

Replied by Cindy

About the bleach....can you use those bleach wipes you buy at the dollar store to wipe kitchen with? I mean to wipe down the skin so as not to spread the virus? Would those bleach wipes work?

Posted by Metoomagoo (Usa) on 10/01/2014

I feel so stupid. My labia look horrible. I've let these warts develop for years. Years!

I first noticed them after having a baby. During my pregnancy, I developed a lot of skin tags (one of those things I had no idea could happen.) After delivery, they just went away on their own.

I actually thought my warts were some kind of skin tag. I also assumed that my already-large-labia were stretching from friction with sex.

I ignored them. About 6 months ago, I went to the ER with stomach pain. They did a pap. Normal. They did not mention the warts so this just reaffirmed my thoughts that it was somewhat normal.

I recently bought a light-up-magnification mirror and finally took a good look. I am so mortified. I look like one of those photos that are used to scare kids in to safe sex. I look like Ive been in a 3rd world country with no access to health care.

I am a meticulously clean person. Im nearly 40 and my body is rock hard. I take great care of my body, my home, my family... How did I let this go on so long?

I am currently using the ACV treatment. I am on day 2. I refuse to even consult a doctor until I can get my vulva looking human again.

I guess, for me, the strange part is that my warts are on the outer edges of my labia. I was able to convince myself that it was just part of aging.

The ACV is painful. I am raw. My labia are VERY swollen. After 2 days, nothing is black or falling off. I so badly want these gone, but I must be patient.

Also, I spread open my labia and revealed that the hidden skin is covered in the flat, ugly warts.

Unlike most, I cant just apply ACV to the wart - because I am so horribly covered in them. I just want one to fall off so I know its working.

I just had to tell this to someone. Thanks for listening. I'll update when I finally see some results. (fingers crossed)

To summarize:

Topical: ACV applied around the clock.

Supplements: Multivitamin, biotin, B12, D3, vit C

Replied by Metoomagoo

an update from the woman with the 3rd world genitals... I am updating on the morning of day 4.

The good news: The skin surrounding my labia majora went completely raw and bloody and then returned a bright, beautiful pink. It is true that the skin regrows in about 24 hours. No clue how the body does that.

Something weird: The larger warts had white roots sticking out of them. I used 2 q-tips to squeeze them and the root came out. Then I googled if I should squeeze those roots out and everyone says thats a bad thing to do.

Tip 1: Add fiber to your diet if you are taking a bunch of supplements. You will have diarrhea. This is not a good scene when you have a bloody vulva. Get some metamucil and the next day you will have a solid BM.

Tip 2: Use the aspirin/ vit e/ Apple Cider Vinegar mixture instead of the ACV straight. It works just as good. When people talk about the day2 sting of ACV, they are essentially saying that they have open wounds on their genitals and then they pour acid in the wounds. It is every bit as horrible as it sounds.

My really huge warts dont seem that bothered by any of this. Im still fighting though.

I really hate myself right now. Im having trouble getting out of bed because of the depression, but I keep applying the mixture.

I would estimate that 60% of my vulva is covered in some type of HPV growth. I know most people would say, "HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW! ?! ?" But most of this growth is hidden in the folds. I swear, I didnt know.

Day 4:

Nothing has turned black. I do have some grey specs when I wipe. The flat warts are the first to go.

The big ones arent doing much. I find it so hard to believe that these things are going to fall off - they seem to be an extension of my flesh.

Revised supplement list: multi-vitamin, biotin, b12, d3, garlic capsules, calcium mag zinc, echinacea, l-lysine, probiotic, liquid vit d drops, 3 glasses of emergen-c, 2 green smoothies with kale, spinach, fresh fruit, carrots

Topical: ACV/ aspirin/ castor oil applied around the clock.

Replied by Metoomagoo
4 out of 5 stars

Day 6: I did not apply any apple cider/vit d/aspirin on day 5. Just put on some antibiotic cream and let things have a day off.

Most (if not all) of the plaque-like warts are gone. They wiped off. Not all at once. Gradually, little bits of tissue come off when I wipe.

The large warts are somewhat hard and noticeably smaller.

It is definitely working!

Still depressed. But keep telling myself I just caught a virus and there is no real shame in that.

Replied by Metoomagoo

I've decided to let things heal and then go to an ObGyn. I'm not convinced that these are warts because the apple cider just doesn't have the same effect it has with all of you.

I am sore and raw. But nothing ever turned black or fell off. I even mutilated a few of the growths with a scalpel and they still aren't budging.

I give up. As soon as all these wounds heal, I'm going to the doc.

I'll update this page when I find out for sure. Best wishes to all of you struggling with this nightmare.

Replied by Nelly
St. Louis, Missouri

I'm also fighting genital warts/HPV battle for more than 2 years. The main problem is that warts are always coming back :( Because HPV stays in your system and it can activate at any time. Some researchers say that it is connected with immune system. Have you tried any supplements for boosting immunity? Or do you have some experience with some herbal treatments? Herbs like: yarrow, tea tree, horsetail, lady's mantle, centaury, can be more than helpful when they are applied topically.

Replied by 1947hoppy

It seems ironic to read your post this morning, after reading an article by Dr. Mercola about your problem. He suggest that shiitake mushroom extract has been found to be a possible help. Here is the link.

Posted by Gemma (Chicago, IL) on 09/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Safety (-abu Dhabi) on 12/15/2013

I just want to know it is effective to use ACV to remove genital warts. I don't know what to do and seems like I couldn't find any cure for this. What product can I buy over the counter in Abu Dhabi to remove it. Please I need your help.

Replied by Bernadette

Try coconut oil. Not the pure virgin coconut oil - the other one that smells bad. I have used that and this is over a year or more and they have not returned.

Replied by Reg

I also have genital warts and I've been using Apple Cider Vinegar and it was very effective. I shaved my area 2 months ago and since then these ugly warts started to appear all over my genitals. They almost covered the entire thing from the tip of my labia to my anus with ugly bumps. I found out I have genital warts just 3 days ago. I started with Apple Cider Vinegar on the first 2 days then I used an acv+aspirin+castor oil solution the following morning. While I was washing my area that night, I noticed the warts started to fall off! What a beautiful sight! Thank God!

Posted by Ixsy (Borneo) on 08/31/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I am so glad I found this page! I noticed some growth that increase rapidly in size and grew another 3 next to it in 1 week! I soon realized it's GW. soaked cotton pad in ACV and plastered it overnight on 3rd day it all fell off including 3 other small ones that I didn't realized it was there!

I continued repeating the same process despite the pain (though the stinging pain caused by the ACV actually relieved me from scratching the itching area around the open sore where the warts used to be)

i also used tea tree oil, especially during the day time when I need to move around a lot, it helps soothes the sore/raw area.

it takes about 1 week until the pinkish raw skin turned whitish and I only spray the area with ACV instead of dabbing it with soaked cotton ball

if you dont want to do spraying, dabbing it with ACV-soaked-cutex tip also would do.

It's all good now and I think I'll be back to normal again in the next 2 weeks!

hope sharing this will help others.

Note: I am using Bragg ACV

Replied by Bri

So here's my quick story, and It's not over yet.

Self diagnosed that I have GW about a month ago, but it was only one, and it was small, so I though I would be okay until I could afford to go see a doctor. Terrible idea. In this last month, they have just exploded and I am dealing with quite a numerous amount of GWs, so as they kept multiplying, I kept freaking out, even broke up with the guy I have been seeing, after refusing to sleep with him for weeks, then just breaking it off out of nowhere. I was to embarassed to say anything. Anwyways, I went on a search of a way I could handle this as many of you have.

I started my first treatment last night, and I have so many outbreaks all over the place I've decided to only tackle a couple areas at a time. I soaked one GW on my Labia last night for about 3 hours, but didn't want to leave it overnight because I'm really afraid of burning my skin to badly, but it had already turned black and most of the wart has already fallen off and now I'm just working on the root (its flat to the skin, but still has a black color to it?)

So far I havent really dealt with any of my actual skin burning, I have large clusters so I really have to put the ACV on healthy and unhealthy skin, which is also why I'm avoiding long soaks. The one on my labia was just an individual GW. The clusters are already hardening, but are in a difficult spot to see so I'm not quite to sure what is going on, but it feels good (aside from some slight stinging on the wart that has already started to fall off)

This stinging and burning didn't really start until I started having open sores, and I havent experienced any swelling or burning thus far. My big concern is it itches, bad! Does that happen to many of you, or is it just a sign of healing/destroying the GWs??

Doing a short soak as we speak on my labia, where a couple other GWs did surface last night, did my anus earlier, and will post back with more results in the near future. Really hoping this is my miracle cure, I'm a full time college student with no job, thus no insurance, and don't have the means to pay expensive medical bills.

Replied by Brianna
Reno, Nv
5 out of 5 stars

So I posted awhile ago about my battle with GW and I have been on and off working on them for about a month now with ACV. First off, I must say this has been amazing. I was completely riddled with GW and all of my warts are gone now except for two by my anus, that I imagine may have been there for awhile and are just being stubborn, but they are much smaller and should be gone soon.

While treating all of my external warts, I usually did one day on, one day off, and only a few hours per treatment, no over night, twice a day. I experienced minimal discomfort and burning, and on my days off I treated with vitamin E oil, and it worked like a charm. They weren't gone in 3 days, but still took only about a week for 90% of my warts with no scarring, and it really never hurt to bad

I did want to post and let people know that I am starting to work on my GW inside my vagina now, and not alot of people have posted about this so I thought I would offer some insight..

First off, I tried to use just a plain ACV soaked tampon, and no way. To painful. So I got a glass and dilluted it about 50/50 ACV and water, probably just a touch more water, and it is much better now. The burn is still there but it is bearable. I know this might take a bit longer but I have patience if that means less pain, and no long-term damage to my lovely lady.

I will post again when I have conquered this next step in my battle against hpv.

Only question I have to all of you is that even though I have no visible GW I still get itchy in places where there is nothing to be seen. I have done spot checks and nothing shows up, could the itching be caused just from having the virus in general down there or what am I doing wrong? Hoping this itching goes away after my cervical warts are gone.