The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes genital warts and has been linked closely with the development of cervical cancer. Thankfully, a vaccine has been developed that can prevent most cases of HPV. Unfortunately, the 20 million people who already have HPV weren’t able to benefit from this vaccine.
If you’ve been diagnosed with HPV, I’m sure you are experiencing a plethora of concerns and worries. STD’s carry with them some emotional baggage. You may be angry with the partner who you suspect gave you the virus. You may feel guilty that you didn’t practice safe sex. It’s senseless to beat yourself up over something you can’t change. It’s essential that you take the appropriate measures to treat your condition; one such measure is to remain positive about your future.
Although I’m a huge proponent of alternative medicine, it’s important that you use these natural genital warts treatment for HPV alongside the advice and guidance from your medical practitioner. Routine pap smears are very important to detect any signs of cervical cancer. Caught early, cervical cancer is highly treatable.
It’s also important that you inform partners, past and present, of your condition so that they can make informed decisions regarding their health. It may be difficult, but this is a responsibility we all face in regard to having responsible sexual relations. Obviously, it’s very important that you practice safe sex as well through the use of condoms (male and/or female) so that you don’t spread HPV or contract anything new. HPV creates an environment that is more susceptible to STD’s and infection including HIV.
All is not hopeless, however. Natural remedies can boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment for HPV. Used in a complimentary manner, natural remedies can enhance conventional treatment and produce a better outcome. In some cases, natural remedies may eliminate the need for invasive genital wart removal such as cryotherapy.
Natural genital wart removers & reducers
Genital wart removers and reducers should only be used on the outside of the body. Because genital warts can be present and generally asymptomatic deep inside the vagina, it’s important that you are regularly screened for HPV by your physician or gynecologist. For warts on the outside, the following topical treatments may help. Never apply straight essential oils to any part of your body least of all the genital areas or delicate membranes. You MUST dilute any essential oil as they are all very potent.
- DILUTED goldenseal and tea tree oils both have anti-microbial properties.
- Aloe Vera soothes irritation and is a natural healer.
- Garlic oil or raw garlic increases white blood cell activity and boosts the resistance to infection.
These supplements may be used to boost your body’s immune system and they may help suppress HPV.
- Probiotics (create a healthy environment for restoring natural, desirable bacteria in the body)
In addition to the above natural remedies, it’s essential that you support yourself with proper nutrition. Though you may not feel ill, HPV is a virus that is attacking your system. You can take all the supplements in the world, but if you’re not nourishing your body with nutritious foods, you’re immune system will still be compromised opening the door to more increased outbreaks.
Avoid refined, processed foods. Avoid high fat foods such as fatty meats and deep fried foods. Eat plenty of fruits and especially vegetables. The recommendation is 2 servings of fruit and at least 3 (more is desirable) servings of vegetables. Eat lean protein and whole grain carbohydrates. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or green tea throughout the day.
This article was penned by Mary Franz of www.HealthyNewAge.com, the natural healing blog and web site.