Genital warts, also called condylomata acuminate are very common, with up to one million new cases of genital warts diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
Most cases of genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). You may have to consult your doctor for treatment of genital warts. Alternatively, you may also want to treat your genital warts at home. There are seven effective home remedies that may help treat genital warts.
The application of garlic extract to warts can aid eliminate them, according to a study. You can soak some gauze pads in a mixture of garlic and oil and apply on the warts.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is effective against genital warts, according to Mayo Clinic. Combine a drop of diluted tea tree oil (mix one drop of the oil with a drop or two of a carrier oil, such as coconut oil) and apply on the wart directly.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Another potent remedy for genital warts at home is apple cider vinegar (ACV). This remedy is similar to prescription medications that use acidic ingredients to destroy the virus. To use ACV, soak a Q-tip, cotton ball, or gauze in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the warts.
4. Green tea
Green tea is also effective against genital warts. The green tea is concentrated into a compound in an ointment called sinecatechins (Veregen), which is available by prescription. Green tea extract can be purchased over the counter. Apply one or two drops of coconut oil into the green tea extract and apply to the warts.
5. Folate and B-12
Deficiency of folate and B-12 can lead to a high risk of getting HPV. You can increase your chances of getting rid of genital warts by taking a multivitamin or folate and B-12 supplements. This will help your body fight off an HPV infection and get rid of warts.
Vegetables are good for you in a number of ways. Try eating crunchy vegetables like:
- Brussels sprouts
These vegetables contain Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which can help clear up genital warts. It’s recommend you eat 4-5 servings of veggies every day.
7. Dietary and lifestyle support
Your body may find it hard to deal with any other health problems along with genital warts. So, to help your body heal faster, get rid of any immune stressors like tobacco smoking or a diet that is heavy in unhealthy foods.
Foods you should eat include:
- foods rich in antioxidants like cherries, blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and squash
- whole grains
- dark leafy greens like kale and spinach
- lean meats
These foods can help boost your immune system and help reduce the return of HPV.
Foods to avoid include:
- red meat
- refined foods like white bread and pasta
- caffeine and other stimulants
- processed foods with trans fats
- food allergens (dairy, soy, corn, food additives
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