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Home Remedies To Treat The HPV Infection Effectively

There are different types of HPV or Human Papillomavirus infections that can develop on different parts of the body. There are more than 100 varieties of it. Today, we will be talking about the HPV infection that affects the genitalia, and how to treat the condition with 7 home remedies for HPV.

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The virus causes mucous membrane growths and growths on the skin. A specific type of HPV infection can even cause cervical cancers. More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus (HPV) exist.

Most HPV infections don’t lead to cancer. But some types of genital HPV can cause cancer of the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina (cervix). Other types of cancers, including cancers of the anus, penis, vagina, vulva and back of the throat (oropharyngeal), have been linked to HPV infection.

Vaccines can help protect against the strains of genital HPV most likely to cause genital warts or cervical cancer.

Symptoms of HPV

The usual symptoms and signs of HPV include,

  • Common warts
  • Plantar warts
  • Flat warts
  • Female genital warts
  • Male genital warts

The best way to defeat the HPV infection is by strengthening the immune system to fight the virus before it can create warts. The warts that appear vary depending on where on the body they develop.

According to the Mayo Clinic,

  • “Genital warts.These appear as flat lesions, small cauliflower-like bumps or tiny stem-like protrusions. In women, genital warts appear mostly on the vulva but can also occur near the anus, on the cervix or in the vagina.In men, genital warts appear on the penis and scrotum or around the anus. Genital warts rarely cause discomfort or pain, though they may itch.

  • Common warts.Common warts appear as rough, raised bumps and usually occur on the hands, fingers or elbows. In most cases, common warts are simply unsightly, but they can also be painful or susceptible to injury or bleeding.

  • Plantar warts.Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet. These warts might cause discomfort.

  • Flat warts.Flat warts are flat-topped, slightly raised lesions darker than your skin. They can appear anywhere, but children usually get them on the face and men tend to get them in the beard area. Women tend to get them on the legs.”

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Causes of HPV

The infection caused by HPV occurs when the virus enters your body. This entry can happen through an abrasion, a cut or even skin-to-skin contact.

The HPV which develops in the genital area is contracted through intercourse. It can also be transferred by anal sex. If the virus is in your partner’s mouth, then it can also be transferred via oral sec.

A large genital wart can even obstruct the birth canal, which is sure to complicate vaginal delivery.

Since warts are contagious that are spread by touch, and can be difficult to control too. However, with these home remedies you can treat the virus.

Risk factors of HPV

According to the Mayo Clinic, the common risk factors of HPV infections are,

  • “Number of sexual partners.The more sexual partners you have, the more likely you are to contract a genital HPV infection. Having sex with a partner who has had multiple sex partners also increases your risk.

  • Common warts occur mostly in children. Genital warts occur most often in adolescents and young adults.

  • Weakened immune systems.People who have weakened immune systems are at greater risk of HPV infections. Immune systems can be weakened by HIV/AIDS or by immune system-suppressing drugs used after organ transplants.

  • Damaged skin.Areas of skin that have been punctured or opened are more prone to develop common warts.

  • Personal contact.Touching someone’s warts or not wearing protection before contacting surfaces that have been exposed to HPV — such as public showers or swimming pools — might increase your risk of HPV infection.”

Home remedies for HPV

Here are the top 7 natural remedies for HPV.

1.      Goldenseal

The first remedy on our list is goldenseal. The Goldenseal root is a topical antiseptic that helps clean warts and heals injuries to the skin. The antiviral properties that this remedy is rich in, makes it an amazing natural treatment for infections caused by HPV.

For the remedy, you can take the root in capsule form, or use it as a tincture and apply it directly on the genital warts.

You can also take it in addition to other medicines offered by your doctor. Goldenseal often enhances the effectiveness of other medicines.

Do consult your doctor for the correct dosage.

2.      Garlic

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The next remedy on our list is garlic which can be eaten raw or cooked with your meals to serve as a treatment for HPV. Legend has that even Hippocrates called this a cure all remedy,

Garlic has strong antimicrobial properties, which make it an amazing remedy for HPV. The allicin in garlic can kill different types of pathogens. It can also kill viruses.

For the remedy, you need to crush a garlic clove, just slightly, and apply it on your warts. That is the most effective way of using garlic as a remedy for HPV. The alternative option is to take capsules made of refined garlic. This will help attack the virus from your bloodstream.

garlic can be applied directly on to genital warts, or less effectively, capsules of refined garlic can be taken orally, which attacks HPV from the bloodstream.

3.      Astragalus

The next remedy on our list of natural treatments for HPV is astragalus. It contains immune stimulating properties that help strengthen the immune system, which in turn, helps treat HPV faster.

Astralagus has antiviral properties, which makes it effective on different kinds of viruses, including HPV. The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements and Herbs, suggests that Astragalus triggers the p-53 gene. This gene causes the production of interleukin-2, which is a chemical possessing anti-cancer abilities. This chemical destroys the virus directly. It also is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

For the remedy, take astragalus in the form of capsule. Do consult a doctor for the correct dosage.

4.      Tea Tree Oil

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The next remedy on our list is tea tree oil. It is antimicrobial because of which it is an effective treatment for HPV. For centuries, this essential oil gas worked as an amazing topical and internal disinfectant.

According to the Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine, tea tree oil makes for an effective home remedy for HPV because it is anti-viral.  

The oil also boosts your immune system, and strengthens it to fight effectively against the virus.

For the remedy, apply the oil on your warts once every day, until it heals.

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5.      Thuja Oil

Another great example of essential oil is Thuja oil. This oil is exracted from the leaf and root of the Thuja plant. According to the ancient system of Ayurveda, this oil is a great antiviral treatment for HPV.

The San Francisco Botanical Medicine Clinic, says that the chemicals in Thuja oil work to stimulate certain cells of our immune system, which helps in strengthening it. The immune system becomes efficient in killing the virus and the disease caused by the virus.

Since the oil is very potent, do not apply it directly on the genitalia. It might cause irritations and burning sensation as the skin around the genitalia is extremely sensitive. You need to dilute the oil properly with a carrier oil first and then only apply it.

  1. Other Essential Oils

Apart from tea tree oil other essential oils also help treat HPV. This oils are extracted from antiviral herbs which makes them effective against different types of viruses, including HPV. Like tea tree oil, these oils are antimicrobial and can work as an amazing topical ointment for your condition.

For the remedy, mic the oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. You need to blend the two in the ratio of 1:1. Now apply it on your warts. Be sure not to use these oils internally, as they can be poisonous.

  1. Dietary changes

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Changes in diet is vital to deal with HPV. You need to increase the consumption of antiviral herbs and foods that help strengthen the immune system.

These include,

  • Foods that are high in vitamin C, like citric fruits, bell peppers and strawberries
  • Probiotic foods, such as, fermented vegetables, like kimchi or sauerkraut
  • Live-cultured yogurt and Greek yogurt
  • Green leafy vegetables that are rich in vitamin A as well as other important minerals
  • High-selenium foods like Brazilian nuts and mushrooms
  • Raw cheeses made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk and cow’s milk

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That is all we have on today’s post on home remedies for HPV. Was this helpful? Will you be recommending it to others? If you have some remedies that you would like to share with us, then please do so in the comment section below.

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Today, we will be talking about the HPV infection that affects the genitalia, and tips on how to treat the condition with 7 home remedies for HPV.
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