- What are the symptoms of condyloma?
- The various medical treatments
- The 10 best natural solutions to treat a condyloma
- Precautions to avoid recurrence
- Conclusion on condyloma
Have you ever heard of condyloma? Itching, irritation or growths on your crotch, do not neglect these symptoms. If you notice any of these, you may be suffering from what is called a genital wart.
Small benign tumor usually found on the genitals (vulva, vagina, cervix, anus, testis, penis), it is caused by the human papillomavirus (PVH or HPV in English).
Sexually transmitted, condyloma can also lodge in the mouth or throat if oral sex with an infected person. (1)
Not being a doctor and not wanting to give you false information, I did some research to find out what the alarming symptoms were. condylome and what are the best natural methods to treat it.
What are the symptoms of condyloma?
Generally speaking, condylomas are painless. However, whether you are male or female, you may experience itching, irritation, or a burning sensation.
For women, it is important to see your doctor immediately, if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- pain during sex
- increased vaginal discharge
- pelvic or lower back pain
The HPV can be very dangerous, they should not be neglected. But how should you go about treating a condyloma?
The various medical treatments
Warts will not go away overnight, so it is important to see your doctor or gynecologist for treatment. Depending on the extent of the problem, the treatments will be as follows:
- creams like Condyline, Aldara or Warticon.
- Cryotherapy or cold therapy, using liquid nitrogen, removes warts after a few weeks.
- Electrocoagulation, which is performed with an electric scalpel, eliminates warts using heat.
- Surgery in more severe cases may be necessary.
The 10 best natural solutions to treat a condyloma
Warning ! These methods that I have found on the internet may help you get rid of warts faster, but they should not replace medical advice.
Apple cider vinegar
Thanks to its concentration of acetic acid, it is an effective remedy against skin diseases. However, check if you take this powerful product well before applying it to delicate areas.
Just a little on the inside of the wrist (where the skin is very reactive) and you will quickly see if you have any irritation or not.
Put a few drops of apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply it to the infected area.
The vinegar being very strong, I advise you to start by leaving it for a few minutes during the day and if all goes well, you can keep it overnight.
Baking soda solves so many problems you might almost think it’s magic. Its reputation is well established and its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, make it ideal for treating your problem.
Sometimes our grandmothers’ remedies are the most effective.
Create a paste by mixing the baking soda with water and then apply to the area to be treated. Leave on overnight and rinse thoroughly in the morning.
Since the baking soda is strong, you may experience a slight burning or tingling sensation, but nothing too bad.
Tea tree essential oil
Known for its antiviral and antiseptic properties, this oil is a powerful ally against warts. Place a few drops in a lukewarm bath and bask for 15 to 20 minutes.
You can also apply, 2 to 3 times a day, a mixture of essential oil and olive oil (4 drops for a tablespoon) on the wart.
Soak a sterile compress, dab gently and leave to act for two hours. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and do not use the oil in its pure state.
The onion speeds up healing and stimulates blood circulation. It is therefore ideal for the treatment of condyloma. An antimicrobial agent, it strongly slows down the spread of the virus.
Cut an onion into slices, sprinkle it with salt and let it sit overnight. The next morning, squeeze the mixture and collect the juice that you will apply on the warts. Wait an hour, rinse and repeat the process several times a day.
If bananas are already an excellent stimulant for the immune system, their skins also have very interesting virtues. Rich in antioxidants, they will allow a healthy elimination of warts.
Cut a piece of banana peel and place the inside of it over the lesion.
Make sure it is properly held in place, either with a bandage or an adhesive bandage (pay attention to free hair removal when removing the bandage.) and wear cotton panties or boxers.
Leave on overnight and repeat daily until disappeared.
Renowned for its medicinal properties, aloe vera is a natural healer. Excellent against irritation and itching, you just need to cut a leaf, extract its gel and soak a cotton ball that you will put directly on the area.
The next morning, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Apart from topical application, you can also drink aloe vera juice which is excellent for health.
Thanks to its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil is frequently used to treat skin problems. You can either use it as is or combine it with baking soda to create a paste.
Soak a cotton ball with castor oil (easily found in any drugstore), place it on the wart and let sit overnight. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and repeat the operation until the condyloma has disappeared.
Oatmeal has very interesting anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties for soothing itchy skin. Doctors often recommend it for the treatment of chickenpox.
You can use it locally in the form of a paste (oatmeal + water) or add two nice cups of flour to your bath. Depending on the extent of the problem, you may be able to soak up to three times a day.
Just put a little water in the tub so that all the warts are covered.
The milky sap of the fig tree has soothing properties and therefore helps relieve irritation due to condyloma. The enzymes present in this sap would also be a brake on the growth of HPV.
Cut a fig leaf in half, collect the sap, apply it to the area to be treated and leave to act for a few hours before rinsing. You can repeat the operation up to 3 times during the day.
Antibacterial, antiviral and fungicidal, the virtues of garlic have been known since the dawn of time. I agree with the smell, we will come back to the glamorous side, but the results seem more than convincing according to Internet users.
You can cut a pod in half, rub it gently on your condyloma, and repeat the treatment for about two weeks.
Another possibility is to let it macerate in a little oil and apply the mixture to the area. You are free to choose your method
The list of solutions is not exhaustive, because I have noticed during my research that natural treatments are in fact numerous.
Precautions to avoid recurrence
Put the odds on your side to avoid the reappearance of these unwanted hosts by following these few rules:
Vaccination against HPV is highly recommended by the WHO to prevent warts, but especially to avoid the risk of cervical cancer (2). Today there are two recognized vaccines: Gardasil and Cervarix.
Condoms, aside from abstinence, are the safest way to keep the infection from passing on to your partner.
Treat everyone involved
Treat everyone involved to make sure you don’t spread the disease, especially if you have multiple partners.
Gynecological examinations should not be neglected. I know the speculum is not our best friend, but the smear is still the most effective test for finding infection.
Wear cotton panties or briefs
Wear cotton panties or briefs, as they let the skin breathe properly, unlike synthetics or lace.
Cut down on tobacco
Cutting down on smoking will also help reduce the risk of HPV infection. I can hear you screaming an anti-smoking conspiracy already, but these are facts that have been scientifically proven. (3)
Conclusion on condyloma
Many of us suffer from these ailments, because about 5% of the French population have condyloma. More and more people are unfortunately affected by HPV, especially young women between 15 and 25 years old.
Browsing discussion forums can help you feel less alone. It is sometimes difficult to talk about this problem which affects your privacy, but on the internet you will find people who have been there and who can be of great comfort.
However, never hesitate to consult your doctor who will be able to provide you with the best advice and the most appropriate care.