Genital warts are caused by HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, these warts appear in and around genital organs and anus, these can be flat or raised and small or large, these are flesh colored. In men these warts appear over male organ, scortum, groin or thigh whereas in women these are in and around vagina, around anus and over cervix. Males and females suffering with genital warts may also have similar bumps around or inside mouth, around lips, nose, throat and palate. Genital warts cause serious discomfort during lovemaking, also cause itching and burning sensation in genital region. Males and females can see blue or red areas due to these warts in genital region and women may also face excessive discharge.
HPV is highly contagious virus; the one causing genital warts spreads through skin to skin contact even if for short duration. It does not show any sign immediately after infecting a person and can stay dormant for few weeks to few months, infected person can infect others even when virus is dormant. Home remedies for genital warts are excellent ways to curb viral activity and vanishing warts.
Home Remedies for Genital Warts
Genital warts are most problematic when they appear on delicate parts like tongue and inside vagina, one need to be choosy in picking-up home remedies of genital warts to treat the lesions occurring at such places. Aloe vera gel works as one of the effective home remedies for genital warts occurring at delicate places. Scrape out fresh aloe vera gel by cutting two-three leaves and apply on the warts, let it stay for some time and repeat it few times in a day. This is mild but effective remedy to treat the problem.
Banana peel is also one of the best home remedies for genital warts occurring at sensitive places. Though aloe vera and banana peel both can be used for warts at other areas too but these are suitable for sensitive places more than other remedies. Rub inside of banana peel over warts and let it stay. It will curb viral activity and remove warts in a short duration, repeat application few times in a day.
Pineapple contains bromelain; this enzyme has been found effective against virus causing warts and makes pineapple one of the effective home remedies for genital warts. Take a piece of pineapple and mash it to form a paste, either cover the warts with paste or tie it over the warts for some time. Repeat this few times in a day to cure the problem. Papaya paste also work as one of the best home remedies for genital warts which is mild over surrounding skin.
Though this is one of those home remedies for genital warts which may feel harsh to some people but it is very effective. Prepare a garlic paste by crushing few bulbs of garlic. Add two three drops of vitamin E oil to the paste and mix them well. Apply this paste over warts and let it stay. It is one of the best home remedies for genital warts but try it on other part of the body in small quantity to check for sensitivity.
Cut an onion into two halves, take one half and cut it into smaller pieces, sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over the onion pieces and mix them well so that salt spreads evenly over pieces. Let the mixture stay overnight, in the morning take the mixture in sieve or clean piece of cloth and press to gather its juice. Apply this juice over warts to vanish them quickly. This is another one of the useful home remedies for genital warts but check for discomfort if using over sensitive areas or for the first time.
Wash genital warts few times in a day with apple cider vinegar, this works as one of the simplest home remedies for genital warts. If undiluted apple cider vinegar is harsh for skin dilute it with water.
Application milk of fig leaves also work as effective home remedies for genital warts, cut few leaves of figs and squeeze the milk out, collect it in a teaspoon and apply over warts, let the milk dry out. This is will curb viral activity and also soothe skin around the bump.
All of these home remedies for genital warts are quick in curing the symptoms and also curb itching and burning sensation to provide relief, but these cannot prevent infection from spreading neither these shield any incoming infection. Taking precautions is the only way to stay away from HPV infection. Proper precautions during lovemaking and staying loyal to one partner provide efficient protection. Fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, banana, India gooseberry and oranges are excellent for curbing virus; leafy vegetables, red colored peppers, lemon are also effective in curbing the infection; avoid foods high on arginine, cereals, coffee and alcohol. Avoid skin to skin contact with strangers or infected person.