I have had GW's for 4 yrs. now, and I have tried everything to get rid of them (Freezing, laser burning, topical immune cream, ACV, etc.). All of these got rid of the warts that were there but nothing got them to stay away. About every 2 months they come back. I also read about pumping up your immune system by taking supplements on here: (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)) Which I have done for 2 and 1/2 months and they still keep coming back around the 2 month period. Everything I read says it takes about 2 yrs. for your body to adjust and keep out breaks away but I am at 4 yrs. and still getting them. Anyone else been like this and have found something to keep the outbreaks away? Any help would be appreciated. I am losing my mind over this.
I tested positive for hpv with my first abnormal pap when I was 16 years old. I went in because of a nasty blister looking wart. After 3 days of treatment from some online medicine that I can't remember the name of I was wart free and normal pap's for 3 years. When I was 19, I went to the dr and had another abnormal pap and one skin tag wart, which I was treated for via acid which left a scar. A year later I got two more skin tags and was treated with acid and left with scars again however this time I had a normal pap. I am now 24 and haven't been sexually active in 3 years but got the flu and was sick for a week which I believe brought my immune system down. After that I started eating better and exercising and I got 3 skin tags, but with a normal pap. I was treated first with the 3 week treatment of aldara, I followed directions and nothing happened. Then I was prescribed condoylox for a month which didn't have an effect either. Mind you the cost of these meds as well as the dr visits added to over 500 bucks. After a ton of online research I decided to try the acv treatment of the soaked cottonballs taped overnight. Of course it burned but after 4 days the skin tags turned black and were gone. Immediately after they left I believe the use of acv triggered about 25 small flat warts which I have never had before. I tried the online warts no more treatment dabbing it on the wart for 2 weeks with no results. Then I got desperate and tried rubbing the warts 2x daily with a q-tip soaked in bleach for 2 weeks and got no results. After that I tried 2 weeks of acv treatment overnight which hasn't fixed the flat warts at all. I tried rubbing tea tree oil as well as vitamin e oil on the warts. Nothing. I have been taking apple cider vinegar tablets as well as a multivitamin, folic acid and various other vitamins that claim to help with no results. I really don't want to have anymore scarring but I am very tempted to get the laser treatment because I am coming on month 7 of constantly trying out some new "cure" and as a result getting more- I am sick of this awful problem and doctors who don't seem to care. Life is stressful enough without having to deal with this, and not being able to date is mentally straining... banana peels and duct tape didn't work either. Any suggestions? Anyone had the surgery and zero scarring?