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Genital Warts & HPV: Home Remedies for STDs

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Posted by Adam (Perth, Australia) on 01/04/2009
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Scarring from wart treatment: If you have a permanent white scar from treating genital warts, you can get it recolored just by having some skin-needling from a tattooist, using no color. These tattooists are used to tattooing every part of the anatomy including, believe it or not, the anus. Anyway, the skin needling will cause the formation of sufficient new melanin to cause the white area to become a normal colour again.

Shitake Mushroom Extract, Turmeric  

Posted by Wren (California, US) on 11/27/2014

Hey, so trying ACV, looks like its working, but so painful. I'm also taking ACV by mouth, lysine, vitamin c, zinc, olive leaf extract. Only on day 2ish and some are already white/black. I have done more research and found these two studies

One talks about AHCC (Shitake Mushroom extract) as being effective in clearing HPV virus (as in curing the virus, which was previously thought impossible) when taken for six months orally.

The second one talks about turmeric in the clearance of HPV, has anyone tried either of these remedies with any success?

These are both scientific studies so I'm more likely to believe the results that just anecdotal evidence but was just curious if anyone on here had any success.

Apparently the turmeric, you make a paste with olive oil then apply and the ACHH is taken orally.

ACV is literally SO PAINFUL so if theres any other way, I would be super keen to hear.

This is the first outbreak I have ever had in this area, I had one early when I was pregnant but it cleared in three days with topical applications of tea tree oil


Replied by Lalaland
La, CA

I don't know about HPV specifically, but since it is a virus, you could treat it like any virus. Look up olive leaf and oregano. I buy a bottle of olive leaf [buy a good quality product so it had enough of the applicable ingredients] and take a few capsules when I get run down...take 2-3 twice a day and its usually gone in 1-2 days.

Also, try applying Coconut Oil [CO] in the area. CO is antiviral, antibacterial, etc. I have used it to treat many small bumps, rashes, etc.

Last, try OIL PULLING...look up how to use it. You can find info here on EC or just do an internet search.

Best of luck!

Just some thoughts.

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Posted by Jaze (NYC, NY) on 06/12/2009
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I was very upset to hear that i hap HPV Genital Warts. i had been with the same man for 6 years last Aug 08. He was cheating and I left him last june 08, but not before he left me with a gift. i had only been with 1 person before him and that wasn't many times. Anyway I was upset to hear that there is no cure. I found 1 bump down there this last Feb 09. When I got the second within a week I knew something wasnt right. The Dr told there really wasnt anything that she could do. Sent me home with nothing but a photo copy of some info on HPV and genital warts. I ended up getting a few more bumps . Then a few more afte that some outbreak I was devasted , so I decided to start researching on the internet. I came across lots of information on home remedies and I put together my own "treatment". And it does work For those who are patient and persistent. I read alot of stories of people and how they irritaded there skin with there " treatments". i am a very busy person, I work 7 days a week, so I needed to be comfortable. First i will list the oils, soaps and vitamins that I have been using, including the ACV. Fist off, I enjoy eating Salads and my favorite thing is Olive oil and vinegar on my salad. I have made it a part of my treatment to have a salad every day with OV & apple cider vinegar. Now to the other stuff. I Started taking vitamins, I take a womens 1 a day type, I take elderberry extract in pill form 400mg 1 a day, I take a garlic oderless extract in pill form 1000mg 1 a day, Antioxidant formula with minerals first 2 weeks everyday then I started taking it 3 times a week. For the first 3 weeks I also took Golden seal & echinacea complex in pill form. BUT YOU CAN NOT TAKE IT FOR MORE THAN 8 WEEKS STRAIGHT IT CAN CAUSE LIVER DAMAGE. So I waited 5 weeks and then took it again for 2 weeks then stopped and plan on doing the same in about another 6 weeks. Will take for 2 weeks again.I also used tea tree oil for the first few weeks because I had started other symptoms associated with it irritated and itchy. I also used the tea tree oil mixed with vitamin e wenever I shaved the area. I found a tea tree oil soap and since I bought it back in the beggining of March I have used it to clean that area, and plan on using the soap for a while longer. The ones that I had were slowwlllllyyy dissapearing. i was fustrated. I decided to research more and came across castor oil, decided to try it. It has been about 3 weeks that i started rubbing it with a q-tip on the area and everything is all gone. No pain or irritated skin. This is for the persistent patient person or *Chicken's* like me. :) Well I hope that this helps everyone. My interest is getting ride of the virus above everything. I dont want another outbreak. My question to anyone is, What has been the results for people who have tried these treatments how long has it been since an outbreak or a positive test? I also read about Job's tears it is a barley. Some people think that it helps kill the virus. That is what i will be working on getting my hands on within the next few weeks and add it to my treatment for a while in hopes of killing that damn nast virus. Good luck to all and I really hope the info helps.

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Posted by Leah (Winnipeg, Mb) on 10/20/2015
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Tea tree oil on GW works to an extent. I found a few on my vagina thinking they were skin tags and a yeast infection because I was really really itchy. I've been using tea tree oil mixed with aloe gel for a while and it's improved. But it has been about two months and I still have them.

Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 10/25/2014

I found on this site that ACV, garlic , castor oil and tea tree oil can cure genital warts, but I am afraid to use this product (I'm choosing tea tree oil, as this is I see to do not hurt, because my warts are on vagina opening). Please advice if it's okay or safe or I will feel burning on the area? Thanks.

Replied by Despicable Me

Tea tree will not hurt.. Acv is still possible though.. I don't know what it is called in english, I think it is q-tips. Use q-tips to put Apple Cider Vinegar directly on the wart and let it sink in, and repeat until the wart is "filled" with acv
I'm fighting this war as well.. Haven't had sex in over 2 years due to this and it really messed up my self esteem. This friday I got a sxdate so will be Apple Cider Vinegar 24/7 uptill then haha.. It better be gone by then or have to camcel (YES I DO! And if you all have a little moral and common sense you wouldn't go either!! )
with Apple Cider Vinegar I got the biggest of the biggest warts removed in less then a week.. Can't wait for this round to be gone gone gone.

Replied by Shelly

Did tea tree work for you? I have warts in the opening and have no idea what to put on them

Replied by Kate

Tea tree oil is really effective. It works wonders! It was gone after 2days. Just like that. What I did was, I put a tea tree oil on the cotton ball and put it on top of the affected area (skin tags/warts) and let it stay there. Yes, a minty feeling but its fine. Just font let it stay for very long time because I forgot mine and it was crazy.its like if I left it much longer it develops a burnt like looking skin (which was manageabl/tolerable).a day after it was gone. But since its healing, you need to always keep the area dry at all times and can be a little bit itchy while its healing. I hope this helps. Oh yeah, ive also got that idea from a website which I totally forgot which site. :( accudentally cleared the history on my browser.

Posted by Vicky (Lafayette,louisiana) on 05/17/2014
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Tea tree oil for genital warts: After having my third child I had really bad hemorrhoids. Then I developed a couple of "bumps" on my inner thigh that burned really bad. After much research I realized that I didn't have hemorrhoids at all! It was actually genital warts! How lovely...I know. So the first method I tried to get rid of these warts was apple cider vinegar. I applied it to the ones in my inner thigh, too scared to touch my anus with it. I applied for four days twice a day two hours at a time. Burned like crazy so I stopped. Within a week I realized they had completely come off (must've happened when I was washing my self because I didn't realize.) So I was still stuck with a cluster of warts on my anus. Researched again, bought some Dr.Scholls freeze away. Did nnothing. Then coconut oil. Did nothing. Now I've been using hydrogen peroxide when I go to the restroom. And at night use tea tree oil. I kid you not, they are almost completely gone! It's pretty awesome!!! I'm super excited. I've also started iodine supplementing with lugol's 5% iodine to help keep them at bay. I heard that works as well.

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hai friend... Would you like to tell me the mixture of the tea tree oil? Do you blend with something or just the tea tree oil? And what percent of hydrogen peroxide? Thanks a lot...

Replied by Jen
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Did absolutely nothing but burn.

Posted by Hopeless (Jaxn, MS) on 05/07/2009
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Better But With Side Effects

First does anyone else have genital warts that just look like skin tags? I haven't been back to the doctor but I know it has to be genital warts because I was diagnosed with HPV about three months ago. Anyway, I have been applying tea tree oil directly to the warts and taking a mixture of echinaacea and golden seal twice a day for a week and nothing! I only have three of four now but I want these things gone before they get any worse! PLEASE HELP!!!

Posted by Maja (Vancouver, Canada) on 10/25/2007
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this will have been my 3rd post regarding my search and test for genital warts and more specifically vaginal warts. and as mentioned in my previous post, i've tried almost everything to get rid of these suckers. i've had them for 3 years!!!! beat that everyone. i've tried liquid nitrogen, podofolin, raw garlic, garlic gel caps, vitamin e, jobs tears, almost every vitamin and mineral, apple cider vinegar, almost everything. i got so frustrated i was going to throw in the towel and give Aldara a try; i bought it but was to scared to try it in fear of the side effects. but i've been reading some online write ups on Tea Tree Oil and decided either that or aloe would be my last shot so i headed to the health food store and got a bottle. i kid you not, it's been 3 days and i've seen drastic change! i still take my vitamins and minerals and drink my jobs tears every morning but the TEA TREE has done wonders for me. if you are like me and have tried almost everything and still no luck try Tea Tree Oil.

what i've been doing:

1) get a cotton pad damp with the oil and wipe the affected area in the mornings

2) before i go to bed again dampen the cotton pad and directly apply to the affected area for 20mins and wash.

you WILL feel a somewhat minty sensation (like vicks to the eyes) but for me it doesn't hurt. everyone is different so if one thing doesn't work for you try something else, then try something else, and TRY something else. it sucks, but for me the search is well worth it. since i'm only on day 3 i'll write back in a few weeks to keep you posted.

Replied by Joe
Portland, OR
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There has been major clinical research done on Tea Tree Oil for treating yeast-infection, as well for herpes, and warts. You can google it using google scholar. It is an anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. I would personally use this before you try the ACV for 1 month. The reason being is, ACV is very painful the warts may return. With TTO, there is no pain. Just apply 3x a day. Use 100% TTO. You should combine this with fresh aloe vera leaves. Also consume Jobs Tears(Yi Yi Ren), garlic, and take daily multi-vitamins.

TTO should not be used for young children or young person still growing, as it may have estrogen (hormone) affects and can affect their development.

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Posted by Manuel (Porto, Portugal) on 12/30/2007
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Hi everyone...I just want to share my experience with you guys about my genital warts treatment. I have had GW for one year now and I've been trying lots of remedies with no result. I read about this homeopathic treatment and decided to try it. Three months ago I went to the homeopatic pharmacy and bought Thuya Occidentalis 9ch and stared the treatment. Eventhough I might have the virus still the truth is that I do not have any warts now. Just put 5 granules of Thuya Occidentalis 9ch under your tongue twice a day (morning and before going to bed) and let it dissolve by itself. Also take a pill of Vit C twice a day. Good luck.

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Posted by Vanessa (Flemington, NJ) on 12/03/2008
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It is important to have a Pap test often, since HPVs can cause to develop Cervical Cancer. I decided to make an appointment at a Women's Clinic. Also mentioned that I had some bad experiences with rude Gynecologists in the past...

Once I met my super-nice lady doctor, I told her about my two Genital Warts... She did not judge or make me feel dirty at all, instead she said it is nobody's fault. She applied some kind of acid to the warts, used swabs to make sure the acid went to only the spots that needed it, but before that, some vaseline to protect the rest of my good skin. The whole experience wasn't bad at all!

I have to go back to see her after two weeks from the treatment, but only one week after, my Genital Warts fell off.

Now, my boyfriend got Somoxal cream and accelerator on the mail today, it came from New Zealand and it doesn't look like something that is going to work to me. Even if it does, this treatment will take 6 weeks before the blemishes disapear. In the meanwhile, we can't have sex and pass the warts back and forth from each other.

Personally, I'm glad my problem is gone for now. Hopefully it won't come back!

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Posted by Louise (Sydney, Australia) on 02/12/2008
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I am a nail technician who favours gel set under a uv lamp. A couple of years ago I had a regular wart on my left 2nd toe. This dissapeared about 1 month after I had gel toe nails done. The wart then came back on my right 2nd toe about 12 months later. I got my toes done again and it dissapeared. About 2 years later I got a wart on my finger. This wart has now disappeared what have I done - started using UV Light cured gel again. I only just put it all together in the last week or so it is the only thing in common with each other. I am now trying this out on my genital warts. I had tried Aldara until I read about the side effects and now my man wont let me use it either. I have just started trying to use it on my genital area as I am lucky enough that the lamp lid comes off so I can shine it on my genitals. The other ones took a couple of applications of the gel (the gel takes 2 minutes a coat to set and you need 2-3 coats for each hand or foot, an infill of the same time frame is about every 2-5 weeks depending - the strength of the lamp is 27 watts 3 x 9 watt light bulbs and there is normally about 5 minutes between UV blasts.) Asked my doctor about the ones on my fingers and he said it would make sense so I am test driving it on the genitals I have read keep them out of UV light but if it cured the ones on my fingers and toes with no pain then I am willing to try it on the genitals. I am lucky as they are on the outer lips and inner thigh not in the pink bits phew. This is totally pain free and I will keep everyone posted with how it works. Not sure how you'll go getting a uv lamp but try looking around for any second hand Creative brand lamps as the lid comes off making it accessible to the vag area. If anyone finds a portable style one then keep in mind that this one is 27 watts and needs about 6 minutes in 2 minute bursts would be interested to hear if anyone else has tried it or does try it and I will keep you all posted on my progress. Good Luck

Vitamin C, DMSO  

Posted by Tim Up (La) on 10/29/2013

This is good remedy for genital and all other kinds of warts and face wrinkles too :)

Put quarter cup, half deciliter of clean non tap water (you don't want fluoride or other poisons) I use rain water, into a glass cup. Add one tee spoon of vitamin C crystals or powder into it. You can find vitamin C powder in vitamin store. And then add 10-20 drops of DMSO. Store in fridge, and make it in small patches.

Then apply it to warts 2-3 times a day. This solution will stain your underwear and can turn palms of your hands and finger nails yellow if they get in contact with it. But if you use your fingers to apply it, just wash your hands afterwards. I use this on my face too. For some reason it doesn't stain face. But it can stain pillow cases and clothing. But it comes off in the wash. I use small, cigarette size roll-on. It is handy. You can use small perfume bottle or dropper.

I think it is the vitamin C that gets rid of warts, but DMSO helps with absorption. This could also work without DMSO. I always use DMSO with it.

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Posted by Young&hopeful (Brooklyn, New York) on 12/21/2016
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I'm telling y'all! If you don't want to go to the doctor and go through the painful treatments, or spend months doing natural home remedies, just go to drugstore and purchase generic regular wart remover-you know the ones that say "not for use on genital warts"!! I'm telling you I could've saved money and an embarrassing trip to the doctor had I just used the regular cream for like $7. It almost makes me laugh how simple it was. I'm 19 years old (quite young, so if anybody reading this is young, don't feel ashamed), I had warts in my perianal area and some on the inside of my buttcheeks (NOT anus). I was prescribed a painful ass prescription of $675 condylox and my life was HELL, particularly around my homecoming time. Most of my skin peeled down to the flesh (particularly because I used it incorrectly but also because the shit spreads). When it only got rid of two warts, I sought out another prescription to take care of the rest. After a while I said what the hell and purchased GENERIC Wart Remover and voila! My warts were removed!

-I applied the gel to my warts which stung like hell I have to admit.

-I let them dry to a white film like substance, it kinda looked like dry toothpaste. This is recommended before pulling up your undies, let them dry completely first.

-When I showered, I cleaned it and applied some more product after drying off. I noticed with each application the warts got smaller and smaller until eventually it was all gone. OR what you can do is just peel and pick at the white substance until you just end up ripping the wart off!! Keep in mind in ripping the wart off, you're ripping off the skin. It'll look simply like a very small scab, remember warts are the virus under the skin. If you're reluctant to try, sure I get it but just try it on one or two warts to test it's effectiveness if you'd like.

-Repeat as desired!! It's been a happy 3 months since my first and so far only warts outbreak.

Also try looking into Echinacea and Goldenseal supplements, it's a powerhouse for your immune system.

Trust me everyone, I hope this treatment finds you well, I too felt hopeless and depressed looking for natural remedies myself that's how I know about this website in the first place. As previously stated I'm 18 and I was SCARED so I wouldn't purposely try to steer anyone wrong. Mind you this is for "EX"ternal warts ONLY (meaning warts on the outside of the body)! And living with HPV is NOT bad, there's far worst conditions to live with, especially in the black gay community this is the least I can have.

Anyway practice safe sex all! :)Happy living without warts everyone!

Posted by Sam (Atl) on 02/23/2016
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I literally tried everything. I started with tea tree oil and vitamin c to going to the doctor to have them removed to buying warto online. The only thing that slightly made a difference was going to the doctor.. but they didn't go away and came back times five. The thing that FINALLY got rid of them was over the counter liquid wart remover that I got from Kroger. It hurts like hell and you have to keep putting it on until it scabs and its not a pretty sight but I promise you that it gets rid of them. When the skin grew back it was patchy and miss colored but after a few weeks its all back to normal!

Posted by Jake (Glassboro, New Jersey) on 04/13/2008
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Despite regular condom use, I ended up with genital warts at the sides of the base of my penis and in the pelvic region. At first, I tried podophyllin treatments at the dermatologist's. Nothing happened. Then, he froze them off with liquid nitrogen, which was quite painful and left the areas raw and bright red for a while. Several months later, I had either a recurrence or new warts (4 or 5) but no medical benefits, so I tried Thujia as reccommended by a naturopath. I followed the directions on the tube but got no results after weeks, so I tried oil of oregano and then taped garlic. No results with any of those treatments either...just pain and redness. Finally, I was so frustrated I got a do-it-yourself kit (from CVS I think) for freezing (burning) warts. Use on genital warts was contraindicated in the directions, but embarrassed and with little recourse, I tried it anyway. I followed the directions and after fifteen seconds or so the warts dimpled and make a popping sound. It definitely hurt, but not as much as the nitrogen treatment though they basically died off and scabbed over the same way. I did each wart weeks apart and got the process down better each time. I picked the first off and a small scar remains. So in consequent freezings I let the scabs fall off naturally. Warts in the pubic region were less sensitive and seemed to heal faster than the ones right on the penis. Infection was a concern, so I put some triple action antibiotic cream where I froze and took some internal echinacea and reccommended amounts of vitamins after topical surgery (consult google and the net for those). I had a few more recurrences for the next year but in slightly different areas. Nothing regrew on the scar tissue, which, fortunately, except the area that I picked, isn't visible unless I shave the pubic hair down entirely and look quite closely under bright light. Hope that helps.