Home Remedies for Genital Warts
Fleshy skin growth in any part of the body is known as a wart. A wart can be of any shape and size. Warts in and around your reproductive organs or even around the anus in females are termed as genital warts. Genital warts are commonly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
The HPV virus spreads through sexual contact thus genital warts spread quickly from one partner to others through sexual contact.
Both males a female are equally at the risk of developing genital warts.
What are the Symptoms Of Genital Warts
Genital appear as soft bumps and flesh-coloured membranes on the private parts. It may develop within the vagina, cervix, urethra and around the anus, in females and males, they may appear around the anus and within the penis. They are usually present in multiple numbers and the cluster. Genital warts may also cause itching, redness, discomfort, painful sex, bleeding during intercourse and burning sensation.
What are the Home Remedies to Get Rid of Genital Warts
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is used to treat a lot of skin issues including genital warts. It is antibacterial and antifungal. It is anti-inflammatory and a natural antiseptic. Te tree oil is a potent oil and may cause irritation and burning sensation, but it eventually decreases the size of the wart.
Astea tree oil is very potent you should not use it without diluting. Add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon olive oil and apply to the affected part. After few hours wash it with warm water. Appl it three times in a day until wart completely disappears.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another effective home remedy to get rid of genital herpes naturally is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid. It maintains the natural pH of skin and kills bacteria and fungi. Being acidic when it comes in contact with abnormal skin, it was off abnormal skin growth and treated genital warts. Apply glycerine to the wart and then with the help of a cotton ball apply acetic acid to it. With the help of adhesive half the cotton ball at the place. Remove it after an hour and runs the affected part with warm water. Repeat this three times in a day for a few weeks to months.
Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It has the property to soothe the skin and also relieves burning and itching. Extract fresh aloe vera gel and apply it directly to genital warts. Leave it overnight and then wash the affected area with water in the morning. Repeat this every night for a month.
Just like tea tree oil witch hazel is an excellent home remedy to get rid of genital warts naturally. Regular application of the witch hazel on warts makes it a wall and removes the undesirable tissue. But like tea tree oil you should not apply witch hazel directly to the skin. Dilute witch hazel by mixing it with coconut oil and then use it to the affected area. Repeat this two times in a day.
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which is anti-inflammatory and antiviral. It aids in the treatment of genital warts. Apply castor oil to the affected part with the help of a cotton ball. Repeat this three times in a day.
Baking soda contains active antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It creates an unfriendly environment for the virus and helps it in preventing from anchoring. Clean the affected area with lukewarm water and sprinkle baking soda on warts. Leave in overnight and then rinse it off in the morning.
Banana peel is rich in potassium. The enzymes present in it dissolves warts completely. Cut a piece of banana peel and cover your warts with it. Secure it at its place with a bandage. Leave it overnight and remove it in the morning. Repeat it every night for about two weeks.
The home remedies listed above to get rid of genital are sure to help you. Still, we recommend you to consult your doctor and have treatment of STD that has resulted in int genital warts. We also support the use of condoms to ensure protected sex.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.