The fundamental approach of any method of natural treatment for genital warts is to strengthen the immune system to fight infections. Warts or infections return when the body’s immune system is weak. So, the key to preventing recurrences is to strengthen the body’s immune system. But there are also topical natural treatments to obtain temporary relief.
Natural Remedies for Genital Warts:
Vitamin C is one of the key ingredients. You can take naturally available vitamin C found in lime or lemon or take vitamin C supplements. Frequent garlic intake is very important. Infected people should crush a handful of garlic and boil it with milk (simmer for 15-20 minutes) and drink it once or twice a day. Replace refined sugar with honey. As much as possible, take an organic natural vegetarian diet (may include fish).
Topical Treatments for Genital Warts:
Natural topical home remedies, such as castor oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar or garlic paste, Aloe Vera natural gel can suppress the outbreak or provide temporary relief. Always keep the area clean and dry. Always wear cotton underwear and the infection area should have free flow or air. So avoid tight jeans. No two people are the same and, therefore, people respond differently to different ingredients.
Some of the Topical Home Treatments for Temporary Relief are:
- Apply pure castor oil three times a day in the area of infection and you can get rid of it in a week. But it can come back when your immunity decreases, so make up for it with a diet. Stop smoking.
- Topical application of pure coconut oil (pressed ejector) helps soften the area of infection.
- Topical application of apple cider vinegar (for some it causes burning sensation due to its acid effect and you will get some white spots or marks on the wart area) at night. Wash it in the morning. If pain cannot be tolerated, wash it after 10 min. This should be done several times if you are requesting a short duration.
- Topical application of raw tea tree oil also helps eradicate warts.
- The topical application of garlic paste helps to get rid of warts. As the garlic paste will fall, hold it in place with a bandage (squeezing it with a sterilized cloth or cotton).
- The application of honey or Aloe Vera gel also helps calm the wart area.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts:
Genital warts are also caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and are classified as sexually transmitted diseases. They are called “low risk” types (Types 6 and 11). But they do NOT contribute to the incidence of high-grade dysplasias (precancerous lesions) or cervical cancer, but they do cause laryngeal papillomas and most GENITAL WARS. Low-risk genotypes can cause changes in benign or low-grade cervical tissue and genital warts. Genital warts are growths in the vagina, anus, cervix, and areas around the vulva in women and the penis, scrotum or anus in men.
What is HPV?
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a small DNA virus, just like any other virus requires a host cell to reproduce and multiply. It cannot reproduce outside a host cell. The DNA virus reprograms the host cell with the help of its cell’s protein, RNA and DNA to make multiple copies of the infecting virus. There are more than 100 types of HPV identified according to the genetic sequence. Some types of human papillomavirus cause warts on the feet or hands. About 40 types are identified to infect the mucosal epithelium. Some other types cause anogenital warts (illuminated condylomas). The types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause external genital warts are different from those that cause oral, anal and genital precancerous changes, and cancer.
“There is no effective treatment for the virus in general and it cannot be eliminated with antibodies”.
HPV is highly transmissible and can affect anyone who has sex with multiple sexual partners. Human papillomavirus (HPV) comprise a group of more than 100 related viruses, some of which can be sexually transmitted. About 70% are non-sexual in nature and cause common skin warts. About 30 types occur as a result of sexual contact. Types of “high risk” (16 and 18 most common) and are associated with cancers of the cervix, anal, vulvar and penis. Types of “low risk” (6 and 11 most common) associated with genital warts and do not cause cancer. HPV viruses are DNA viruses that affect the skin or mucosa. Infections can be high risk or low risk. Infection caused by high-risk genotypes often leads to cervical cancer. Most HPV infections of the cervix are asymptomatic and 90% of infections resolve within 2 years. Once the infection has been removed, the body’s immune system will develop antibodies to that type of virus that helps the body fight that particular type of HPV. The development of immunity against one type of HPV does not guarantee protection against other similar types. A small percentage of infected people persistently become infected; Persistent infection is the most important risk factor for the development of cervical cancer, genital warts and, rarely, throat warts. For most people who become infected, nothing will happen, since the body’s immune system eliminates HPV infection. Even if something happens, HPV can resolve on its own. Most women infected with a “high risk” HPV virus in the cervix are not detectable for up to 2 years (in at least 90% of women). Almost all cervical cases are caused by a genital infection with Human Papillomavirus (it represents more than 99% of cervical cancers).
According to the WHO, cervical cancer is the most common cancer that affects women and is caused by high-risk genotypes of human papillomavirus (HPV). The most common HPV genotypes are 16 and 18, which represent approximately 70% of all cervical cancers. HPV 16 is also common among women who do not have cancer. Genital HPV is not transmitted primarily during sexual intercourse, since they are NOT transmitted through blood or body fluids, but are transmitted through skin-to-skin genital contact. In rare cases, they are transmitted from mother to child during childbirth. The incidence of HPV infection is high when a person has multiple sexual partners. HPV is easily transmitted during acute infection and persistent infection. By using condoms, we can reduce the transmission of HPV, but we cannot eliminate them completely. Avoiding sexual activity with infected people or having genital contact with infected people should be avoided to prevent genital HPV infection. A good and faithful relationship with an uninfected life partner is the strategy to prevent future genital HPV infections.
Genital HPV infection is extremely rare in people who have not had sex. After exposure, the manifestations of the infection may take weeks for some, for others it may be months or even years for some to be visually visible; Or they may never appear at all. For this reason, it is generally impossible to determine the person who was infected with the virus if they had multiple sexual partners. In general, HPV falls into broad categories: high-risk and low-risk HPV. The symptoms are different for each category. Low-risk HPV (genital warts): Most people with genital HPV will not have any symptoms (subclinical infection). But only at an advanced stage can growth or bumps be seen on or around the vagina, anus and vulva, cervix, penis, groin, thigh (as shown in the figure) similar to “Skin tags” and is often confused with skin tags. It rarely causes itching, pain or bleeding. However, overtime is grouped to appear as cauliflower and appear. At some point the changes do not even appear to the naked eye.The treatment option for genital warts depends on the patient’s history. The treatment is not a permanent cure. It may take several attempts to find a treatment that cures with conventional medicine. Even after treatment, the virus can remain in or near the nearby skin and become inactive, so it can happen again at any time. But some people never have a recurrence.
High-risk HPV (cervical cancer): High-risk HPV does not show any symptoms unless it reaches an advanced stage and is not associated with genital warts. For this reason, women should go to regular exams of precancerous cells in the cervix (Pap tests) even if a preventive vaccine has been taken. If they are diagnosed early through a screening test, it can be cured before it becomes cancer.
High-risk HPV (cervical cancer): Early detection of HPV can be done using virological and / or cytological techniques. One of the early symptoms of infections are slight changes in the epithelium that are easily detectable by a screening test, which allows early treatment. If precancerous changes in the cervix are detected early by the Pap test, the number of cases and deaths from cervical cancer can be prevented. The guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the USPSTF of the US Preventive Services Service. UU. The thing that happens first. The incidence of high-risk HPV infection with NO precancerous lesions does not need treatment, as it resolves on its own. There are currently no tests available to detect high-risk HPV in men. If the man has a female partner, encourage the couple to take the PAPS test regularly.