no longer sad but I am sore! The skin around gw very red also when I wipe with wet toliet wipe or should I say dab, there are tiny spots of blood did this happen with anyone else? I havent put ACV on tonight but put round pad with 97% aloe vera gel on for burnt skin, STOP, dont do this it stung as much as ACV. I quickly washed this off and applied bepanthan healing cream. Much better and no pain. Its a baby rash cream with no zinc. Why the blood spots, too scared to put ACV on open spots now??? Ted can you help?
Toronto, On, Canada
SO GOD DAMM HAPPY! It works YEY!! ACV is the best for gw. I had a cluster of anal gw. I got diagnosed 6 weeks ago, I hadnt had sex for 12 months, had some family problems and 2 what I thought were haemaroids but they were a way from opening. Finally went to doctors... Omg what a terrible disgusting thing to hear, got Aldara cream but it gave me migraines so back to a different dr, now I had heaps. How embarrassing to have to show yet another Dr. He told me to go to the hospital and cry to get seen quicker. I live in the country so long waiting lists, I'm booked to have them cut and burnt in 3 long months away. Couldnt cope. Found this site by looking up old fashioned remedies. I read about ACV in the morning so rushed out to buy a bottle. Then shops shut, came home all excited! Only to read posts that said ACV burnt their skin.. I found posts about asprin, castor oil and ACV. I had no asprin or castor oil, shops shut.. So I used 2 paracetamol ground up, dash ACV, lavender essential oil, made a paste, used round makeup pad and wacked it on. It does burn but no more than when you have bm and have to wipe. Left this on 2 hours then when I was ready for bed wiped entire vaginal area with wet cloth and ACV. Put another eye pad over gw sat down real hard on it for an hour, stings, then went to sleep. The area this morning is not sore at all paste still is stuck there and flat bumps WOOHOO. I will let u know how this goes but wow
Kansas City, Missouri
Thought I'd post again: day2: definitely more stingy on 3rd application, but hey anything that works.
Better But With Side Effects
Pittsburgh, Pa, Usa
Hi I'm 33 weeks pregnant and I want to try but the warts are up inside and I'm afraid it will harm the baby. But I'm afraid if I leave them there my child will have them on his skin and I don't want him to have this god awful thing.
About 20 years ago first girl friend gave my HPV. I went to the doctor and using acid and freezing they went away. But I had one wart which was flat and seemed to be gone but it pigmented my skin and I was never really sure. I have an auto immune disorder and I smoke so im assuming that these were contributing factors to my HPV outbreak. Fastfoward 20 years, I had a bout of malaria from visiting africa and after treating it with anti malarias my immune system was weak. One morning I wok up and had a 7 warts flat heads 2 were large and 5 were small. This included my original discolored skin from the ex wart. I took the vinger test and omg, they all turn white even the long term discolored area. I immediately went to work, I took vitamin c 2 twice a day, ate 4 cloves of garlic, b 12 and took vitamin e pills.
I applied apv with q tips 2 to 3 times a day, I scrapped bannna skin and applied it to the warts 1-2 times a day or at night sleep. I used baking soda every two days and alcohol when the warts looked like they might get infected. I also applied crush garlic a few times every 2 days and finally vitamin e and vitamin c applied a few times a day and during night.
The pain was bearable, I hate the warts so their pain my gain. The warts all turned white and their tops broke. They never turned black just white and sickly, I did this for close to 2 weeks the smaller warts healed quick but the last 2 were stubborn. They looked septic, moist and red a little bloody sometimes. At this point I stopped everything I just cleaned them using soap in the shower. I took some tape and taped back my foreskin giving me that circumsized look. Well I spent a few hours naked on the bed and wore loose shorts, the last 2 warts lost their white moist color and have dried out. The gaps in my skin are closing up , I hope by tomorrow they should be almost healed. I am going to applied vitamin e for 1 more week once the wounds have closed. I struggled for 2 weeks and spent hours doing this, but it worked. Heres hope for those infected by long term infection.
Toronto, On, Canada
Hey guys, just thought I would share my story. I'm a 22 year old female, I was diagnosed with HPV GW when I was 18, I had only had 2 sexual partners and for the first one we were both virgins so I know the pain of being one of the unlucky ones when it comes to getting this crap. When I was 18 my gyno tried freezing some off and then prescribed me Aldara cream, I used the cream every night. The freezing did not work, the Aldara did but it took me about 5-6 months to be wort free and honestly I believe it was my body's own immune system that eventually eradicated the warts all together. I have had regular check ups and all my paps have been clear and I have had no sign of GW for over 3 years. About 2 months ago I had Pneumonia and was very sick for a long time, completely compromising my immune system. 2 weeks ago I noticed a flat slightly raised patch near the entrance of my vagina, I could barely see it and it was slightly grey (hard to tell if my mind was playing tricks on me or not) but upon feeling it I knew it was GW because it appeared in the same location as the ones I had over 3 years ago.
I have been using the ACV and cotton balls for 2 days now. The flat course feeling skin was gone after day one but I have since noticed some white bumps appearing after the second treatment. I'm guessing I couldn't see or feel them prior to treatment and maybe the ACV is bringing them out.. ?? I'm going to continue treatment and will update on the results but I have no worries in the process. Getting rid of your warts the first time is always the hardest because your body is still building up an immunity to them. It's like any illness; if you've had it before your body will know how to destroy it faster and easier as long as you maintain good health and treatment. I want to shed some positivity out there to people; we are not ugly or disgusting simply because we contracted GW. Do you consider someone who develops any other type of virus an ugly person I. E. the flu, hepatitis, or something as common as chicken pox? Stay positive, depression will weaken your immune system and the key to freeing yourself of GWs is strengthening your immune system.
On another note HPV is VERY common, more so than people realize so don't feel alone or that you're an outsider, 1 in 4 people have it. I went through a lot of feelings of bitterness that my bf gave me this virus but truthfully he probably didnt know he had it and most people don't. The good news is it is treatable and from what I've read when the virus is in a dormant stage it is not contagious to your sexual partners. I still love my body and having this virus is just another life situation I must cope with. I could have it a lot worse and am grateful that I didn't get HIV or Herpes instead. Anyway, hope this helps! Be patient and let your body take care of it, and as for the ACV treatment so far everything everyone has posted about it has been accurate!!
I have been reading your posts for the past day and a half and am SO glad that they are here! I discovered my warts just above my anus about 6 weeks ago. Freezing didn't work, neither did HEAVY doses of salicylic acid. Without insurance, the prospect of laser treatment was scary and wasn't sure of where else to turn. As a matter of fact, I saw ACV as treatment and my doctor advised me against it, saying that it doesn't work. I am desperate and looking for some relief so I can get back to my life. There are four of them in a tight cluster anchored by a fairly large one, maybe half a centimeter across. I hate looking at them and hate even more that they got through depsite my rigid safe sex practices.
I got some ACV this morning and soaked a cotton round (cotton in a flat disk) and applied it to my wart area. The cotton round fit perfectly and I was able to hold it between my cheeks and let the vinegar soak in. I was used to pain from the salicylic acid, and this was no where near the sting. I left it on for two hours. When I removed the round, the warts were bright white as I hoped. I gave them a break and let them dry, but the sting was still there, so I feel that the ACV had soaked in.
An hour later, I went back at them. This time, I soaked them for 4 hours with the round. Now, they are sort of gray and the big one looks raised. Does that mean that they are dying?
I plan to admisiter some Terrasil to the area and let that do its work overnight. I'll update tomorrow with my progress. If anyone can answer my question about the color change, I would be grateful. I HAVE to get rid of these eyesores.
Syracuse, New York
Canberra, Act, Australia
Silver Spring, Usa
Durban, Kzn, South Africa
Better But With Side Effects
I thought I'd better leave my experiences after trying the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) treatment on the genital warts I had, so here it goes:
I contracted the genital warts (GW) virus about 2 years ago, although it then took another 2 months to actually come out as a wart on my "member". At first I thought it was an ingrown hair, so for ages I didn't do anything about it, as I'd looked up GW on the internet and they didn't look anything like the bump I had. Luckily, I wasn't sexually active at this time. I then noticed a few more small fleshy pimples show up on my shaft, but again I just thought they were nothing, and that they'd vanish of their own accord - the mind can play tricks on you with your health by the way! Some more months passed by and I realised that they weren't going to shift on their own, so I did a bit of research and after realising that I potentially had GW, I booked in for an appointment with a GP. Surprise surprise, he confirmed I had GW, and prescribed me Warticon. I used this treatment for 4 weeks as directed, but it didn't make a lot of difference. I pursued with it for another 3 weeks, and although the GW were a bit smaller, they were still clearly there.
So, I decided to try the ACV treatment before either going back to the docs, or going down the chinese medicine route (this method had previously got rid of warts on my hand with no regrowths - 8 years and counting). I stuck small cotton balls dipped in ACV to each wart with a plaster (use medical tape to keep in place), for 8 hours daily, for 3 days. They all turned black and scabbed over - result! I then gave myself a rest day, as I'd heard about scarring issues, and then did the same 8 hour treatment for another 3 days.
By this time all of the black scabs (the GW's) had fallen off, but the ACV had left the skin around them a bit damaged, so you should really try and keep the ACV only on the GW's. Saying that though, a week later, the scarring has all but gone, and I look like I did down there before I contracted this annoying virus. It's early days of course, but I've only got good things to say about this alternative treatment. You must be careful with it though, as it's strong, therefore if you're sore take a break, and limit the ACV to only the GW's! Good luck.
St. Petersburg, Florida, Usa
I am a healthy 51 year old man with a long history of warts on my hands, fingers, etc. , and I now suspect that I have genital warts in the anal canal about 1/4 of an inch inside my anus. I can feel it with my finger when taking a shower but I cannot see it (unfortunately). At any rate, I am mortified of going to the doctor about this and I have read horrible stories online from people that have had these removed in doctor's offices. Being a huge believer in alternative medicines and treatments, I am now reading countless articles about Apple Cider Vinegar placed on a cotton ball and then applied to warts for their removal with a high degree of success.
I've been a Collidial Silver user for years (this is great for most things - trust me) and have been soaking a cotton ball with it and placing it as far "up there" as possible without losing it inside (if you know what I mean) and leaving it over night. I cannot really tell that there has been a change so I am ready to try the Apple Cider Vinegar. How safe is it to use the same procedure with the ACV? Remember that this is not in an open air area. Does anyone have any experience using this is an enclosed environment (so-to-speak) or have any suggestions or comments that can help? Heaven forbid..... I do not want to go to the doctor! Any help here is appreciated.
New York, Ny
YOU GUYS ARE A GOD-SEND!!!! I've had GW appearing about 3 months ago, and after much searching the Net I came accross this blog. I read through the latest page and thought "Apple cider vinegar - yeah right! ". About days later I bought a bottle, and I just dabbed one of the bigger ones with ACV on a Q-tip, and left it just like that. About a day went past before I looked (I was actually too afraid to be disappointed), and mercy! The one I dabbed had turned white! I then bought some cotton balls and applied the ACV the first night. The next morning in the shower I had a look, and one of the smaller ones had already disappeared (probably washed off), and the bigger one was pure white. I continued this for 4 days, and ALL ARE GONE!!! I was a bit sore (because in my enthusiasm I put it on in the morning after my shower, and again at night after showering), but a day or so with Vit E oil saw that right.
I can't say THANK YOU enough, guys - your advice changed my life around!
God bless you all! Kiwi
St Pete, Fl
Auckland, New Zealand
Hello, I enjoyed reading about ACV on this site. Here is my question. I have large genital warts (about 8 large ones and 6 medium to small ones) on my scrotum. They are at the point of, What is the best way/method and supplies I will need to apply the ACV to get these removed. Can someone step me through this process please. I have never done this and the scrotum is a harder area to apply... Isn't it?
Please also tell me what Vitamins exactly I should start taking for the future. Its time to end this madness that has affected my life so badly.
Thank you in advance! I know so many of you that posted are just like me and it's nice to at least see people who have gotten better. I want to start this right away
Los Angeles, California, Usa
Abbotsford, Bc Canada
I met my bf 2 years ago and after 1 1/2 years of fighting and thinking there was something wrong with me of why he rarely wanted to have sex, wouldn't let me touch him during sex and never sex with lights on, never getting undressed in front of me, etc... So I had no clue he had these. Finally he told me he has GW. I was extremely upset and angry that he didn't tell me sooner and I didn't know anything about GW but I got on the comp right away and started searching for info.
My bf had them since he was 18 he said and when he did show me I felt sick to my stomach as to how they looked but I didn't want to hurt his feelings or anything and from what I read on the net I was worried since he hadn't had them taken care of, I thought they could cause cancer. The doc gave him Aldara and they got smaller but didn't go away.. I didn't notice anything on me any different til a couple months ago but now I believe I may have warts myself but can't tell? There's one small white (looks like a pimple) on the inside of my lip, hasn't got any bigger but hasn't gone away.. Also on both sides of my vagina opening I can feel a few tiny bumps but can't see them and they haven't grew or shrunk in size either. I have also another on the bottom of my butt cheek close to the crack which looks like a wart and a skin tag which is larger but doesn't seem to be getting bigger or anything. I went to the doc right after my bf told me about this and the doc said I have no warts and that this larger thing is just a skin tag.. A month or so after that I started having issues with my period so I went to a gyno and I told him everything too and he said it's a wart and wanted to burn it off but I didn't go back cuz that scares me and it's embarrassing. Also I don't want to have this done if it's just a skin tag and could be removed simpler and less painful way. I came across this site and read all these stories of this ACV that has helped many so. I think I will get my bf to try it but I would also like to know if anyone could tell me if I should try this if I'm not 0 sure about me and what it would do if I don't have warts?
So basically, I never went to the doctors to get diagnosed with GW I have had sex with 8 different people in the space of 2 years I went to the clinic twice in those two years with the all clear. I noticed the lumps quite a long time ago but I thought that it was damaged skin from where I used a toothbrush to masturbate regularly before I was old enough to go buy a vibrator. It wasn't til a few months ago possibly 5 or 6 months that I looked in detail at the area, just to the left of my vagina right at the top in line with my clitoris , a small cluster of clear bubble like lumps I left them for a long time thinking that it's unlikely to have actually contracted something, you never think it would happen to you, right! Well I looked at some google imaged of genital warts and decided that it exactly what I have, I paid £29 something for a cream on the Internet and it still hadn't come 2 days before I was due to have sex with this man I'm seeing.
I read about the apple cider vinegar on this site and at 11pm on Thursday night I put a soaked cotton wool ball on the infected area I didn't feel the burn to begin with I left it there for a couple of hours and took it off to go to sleep, they looked white ish like how your skin looks when you sit in the bath for too long. I woke up early that morning 7.30am and I began the process again left It on there for a good 4 hours they were then dark grey and with my pubic hair disguising them I was more confident to meet my guy that evening. Friday night came and went and all went well with sex- I wasn't found out. I'm now in bed at 11pm Friday night exactly two days later and I have no warts on my vagina I just took a mirror to look, bearing in mind I hadn't put the vinegar on since friday morning, they were a brownish scab and I gently pulled it off revealing slightly rough but healthy skin :) I'm so happy I don't feel it's necessary to tell my sexual partner about this as with warts there's no huge harm as long as you can't see them. I don't care if I have the virus :/ this may seem bad but I can't even imagine telling anyone about this ever! But seriously this treatment is amazing I didn't think it would actually work but 2 days later I'm looking beautiful down there again it's just relieved me so much hope this account helps anyone in a similar situation :)
I am shocked. I was trying castor oil and it could not remove my GW. I stumbled upon this site and could not believe seeing so many positive experience so I bought some ACV at a health store and soaked with cotton ball and band aid, changing bandaid quite regularly as it was weekend. To my shock, by Monday my wart on my shaft went away. It never became white, it became black after couple of days.
Then during the week, I applied to a fairly big one by my pubic hair. I cannot change bandaid so often as I work during the week. And to my shock again, the one by pubic hair has turned black and is almost completely gone. The volume of this one decreased and it is dark and very hard.
Thanks for all who posted reviews as it helped me so greatly. I am forever thankful.
Hi, first of all I want to thank everyone for taking thier time to post thier stories, you all honestly saved me from suicide. I discovered bumps in the entrance to my vagina a few weeks before christmas last year. I got a mirror like most of you did and I examined them. I hadn't heard of genital warts before but I was certain it was something different from the usual yeast infection.
I quickly did an internet search on my symptoms and the answer "Genital warts/HPV" kept re-occuring, I looked at pictures and read up hpv, and I decided to believe that it was different from what I had. I went to see a doctor the very next day, I didn't let him examine me, I told him my description was good enough because I wanted him to tell me it was a yeast infection, I wanted him to commonise what I had, I wanted him to give me drugs that I would take for 2 weeks and that would be the end of it. Well he did, he gave me something similar to canesteen, and I left happy, relieved, but with a nag at the back of my mind. I took the drugs religiously, added vitamins, was extra healthy and the "rash" spread.... Drastically. It was in my vagina, in my anus, at the side of my vagina, leading into my anus, it was a mess. I knew, and I couldn't doubt that it was infact GW.
It took me 2 months but I finally summoned up the courage, and I went to another doctor. I let him examine me and he did a pap smear. I wasn't even surprised when he told me I have the warts. I just told him I want to remove them. He recommended aldara, I couldn't afford it, he wrote a prescription for podofyllum, the pharmacy didn't have that kind. Finally, he wrote a prescription for podofilm, and that's what I got.
I was terrified of the podofilm cos all the search I did on it produced scary results - toxic, seeps into skin, major side effects, very dangerous, ony doctor can use, cancerous.... Etc. I didn't exactly know how to use it, the doctor was very unspecific, he was busy/ it was a walk in. But in all he was very un helpful. All the facts I know about this virus, I read up myself.
Anyway back to my story, I finally used the podofilm but very sparsely, and very carefully. I didn't go near the warts on the inside of my vag cos all the sites instruced against it. I had given up all hope, I was already going through some serious stuff in my life, so I just concluded that this GW was the icing on the cake.
Yesterday night I prayed for death to come, and I was planning on taking a lethal overdose this night until I just decided to check for herbal remedies for this thing. The thing that really helped was reading so many reviews, which told me I'm not alone. Secondly, how many of you have managed to move on, even cure yourselves. I cried because I was happy, I wasn't alone, God hadn't abandoned me, cos I truly believe he directed me to this site.
I went to examine myself for how to use the Apple Cider Vinegar on myself, and miraculously I can't find any of the warts that led from the front of my vagina to my anus. It's crazy, I'm crying as I'm typing cos I feel so much love from God right now. And all of you who took the time to write your experiences. I'm going to use the Apple Cider Vinegar for the ones on the inside of my vagina and I'm positive they will clear. I don't know if the virus wil remain but I know I'm going to clear these warts. I'm going to be positive, and I'll be happy. So all I'm saying is live your life, virus or no, but please try not to spread it to others. I'm sure with time a full cure will be made. And most of all be prayerful.