I was diagnosed with genital warts about a month ago. I had uncontrollable itching in my vaginal area, and one day I felt around my vagina only to come across some swollen patches of skin. I don't really know how to describe what my warts look like. But I knew when I saw them that they had to be some STD. I thought they were herpes. The doctor looked and said they didn't look like herpes. I was relieved only for her to follow it with, "It looks like genital warts." I could have fainted.
So here I am. Afte hearing that they were genital warts I looked at this site and came across using apple cider vinegar (ACV). So I used that until I was able to make it to my doctor's appointment. ACV was not a strong enough treatment for me. The most it does is reduce the itchiness of my warts. However, I will say it was extremely successful on a few anal warts that popped up a few days ago.
Anyhow, for my other warts, my nurse practioner treated me with TCA. That stuff really, really burned. She told me to keep it on for 45 minutes then wash off. But I think I should have left it on for a few hours. The warts had turned white, then tuned black, then peeled off or simply disappeared after 3-5 days. However, they have come back with a vengeance. Let me just say this...do not have sex or masturbate when you are dealing with warts. They will spread and grow pretty fast.
So I have put some ACV on the new warts until I see my nurse practioner in a week.
My lifestyle: I am pretty active. I drink apple juice every day which gives me 100% of the recommended Vitamin C. I think I may add a multivitamin to my diet, but I am leary because I remember those things used to break me out.
I will continue to update the thread. Hopefully, I only need to update for a few months and not years. I'm not sure who or when I caught HPV. But I'll just measure my progress from the time of diagnosis. Currently I have about 20 warts in the genital area after the TCA temporarily cleared some of them. I started with 2 warts until I started to treat them. This is one crazy virus.
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