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Genital Warts

What to look for

 

 

Growths that are itchy or mildly sore.
Painless flesh-coloured or white growths on the vulva, anus or penis that may develop a cauliflower-like appearance.
And sometimes there are no symptoms
People with a weak immune systems and women who are pregnant are more vulnerable to this infection.
If you discover any such growths you should see your doctor because genital warts are contagious.
In themselves warts are harmless but there appears to be some link between genital warts and cervical cancer. Because of this you should have a pap smear regularly so you can notice any changes in the virus.

Causes

 

This virus is caused by the same virus that causes other warts on the feet and hands etc - the human papilla virus or HIV.

Dietary Considerations

If you want to help prevent infections from recurring, you should eat plenty of foods that contain Vitamins A and C, this helps the body.
Fight off infections, and folic acid, which strengthens the immune system. (Broccoli and spinach are good sources).

Personal Care

 

To help warts heal apply tea tree oil (Melaleuca spp.)
Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Prevention

 

Use condoms that is the best way to prevent genital warts

When to seek further professional advice

If you develop any of the symptoms listed in the description section.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

 

You should see your doctor before looking at any other type of treatment. Genital warts are contagious.

Chinese Herbs : a doctor of Chinese medicine will give you a special herbal prescription to help clean your liver and help to build up your immune system. These ingredients may include Gentiana (Gentiana Scabra ) and Chinese foxglove root (rehmannia glutinosa)

Herbal Therapies : apply garlic(allium sativum) to help heal warts, or the juice of a fresh pineapple, a dandelion stalk, a sour apple, or fresh green figs. Calendula (calendula officinalis) juice applied to the area may be beneficial as well.

Homoeopathy: will prescribe a treatment that will strengthen your immune system. There are some homoeopaths that may recommend that your apply Thuja occidentalis tincture to the warts. Sabina, taken orally is another common remedy.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-21