Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV virus affects the tissues of the genitalia. The top home remedies for genital warts include apple cider vinegar and crushed aspirin, according to hundreds of posts from Earth Clinic readers over the years.
What Are Genital Warts?
Warts can appear too small to be visible, but appearance can range from small, flesh-colored bumps, to large with a cauliflower-like appearance. Not all strains of HPV will cause genital warts, but some forms of the HPV virus can additionally cause cervical cancer, so it’s an STD of substantial concern. HPV is spread through sexual contact, but usually the immune system kills and prevents HPV from developing signs and symptoms.
Warts can occur on the vulva, the walls of the vagina, the anus, the cervix, and in the area around the external genitalia in women; it can also occur on the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, or on the anus in men. Genital warts can also grow in the mouth or throat after oral sexual contact with an infected area. Other symptoms of genital warts are gray swellings in the genital area, itching and discomfort, and bleeding with intercourse.
Natural Remedies for Genital Warts
On Earth Clinic, over 1,000 readers have submitted feedback on the natural remedies that effectively got rid of genital warts. The most popular natural treatment is apple cider vinegar (296 positive reviews), used alone or with aspirin.
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