Condyloma is caused by papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
There are many strains and varieties in the HPV family, but varieties number 6 and 11 are the main causes of warts.
If you suspect that you have been infected, you should contact a doctor as soon as possible to confirm that these are indeed condylomas.
There are homemade and natural remedies that can be used during the treatment of condyloma, but they do not replace the medical treatment with laser, nitrogen, electric burning, and they only should be used to reduce the appearance of warts. You must inform the attending physician if you choose to use these medications.
Some natural methods for treating Condyloma:
Tea tree oil – In addition to its full range of benefits, the oil helps heal skin problems, including bacteria and fungi. According to the Medical News Today website, tea tree oil can be used to improve warts, but before using it, it’s advised that you check that you are not sensitive to it, by doing a patch test
*Do not swallow the oil! And do not apply it on soft tissues, such as the anus or vagina, as it can cause a strong burning sensation!*
Green tea – Green tea extract has been found to help protect against free tumors and radicals and inflammatory processes. It can be found as part of natural creams and related products. To read about a study that used green tea on condyloma, go to this link
Garlic – Garlic extracts can also help, as garlic is considered the ‘antibiotic of nature’. It has strong antibacterial properties, and can fight infections. It is not recommended to use it directly on the skin, as it can cause minor burns.
Apple cider vinegar – another natural option that can help. It contains malic acid which helps protect against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Also consult a doctor here before starting to use it, as it may conflict with the medications you are taking. Not a lot is necessary to drink as it is vinegar. You can dilute it with water as well.
Certain vegetables – Cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower are part of the vegetable family that contains indole 3 carbinol, the substance that helps prevent the appearance of cancerous growths in the body, supports the immune system and certain tumors caused by the papillomavirus.
Folic acid and B12 – It has been found that there is a connection between the deficiency of these vitamins and the appearance of condyloma.
HAMAMELIS ointment – A well-known treatment for skin problems. Usually does not cause skin irritation, but is not intended for areas with soft tissues.
This study found that using Witch Hazel, could help treat strain 16 of the virus.
Home remedies for the treatment of condyloma
Aloe vera – try to extract from the leaf itself one to two teaspoons of the gel. Apply with a cotton ball on the warts and leave it on for around 15-20 minutes before rinsing with water.
Aloe vera contains “malic” acid which is antiviral, which helps in treating psoriasis and is good for treating warts.
Vitamins– There are a number of vitamins and derivatives that have been found to be effective in treating condyloma. We again mention that before any use of alternative remedies and/or vitamins, consult your attending physician and inform them about it.
The vitamins are:
» Vitamin D3
» Folic acid
» Vitamin A
» Vitamin B12
Why it is important to quit smoking (in general) and especially during treatment
It’s no secret that smoking is unhealthy for us. Studies have found that people who treated condyloma and did not smoke during this period recovered much faster than those who did smoke, and in addition, smokers were found to be more prone to develop condyloma in general, than non-smokers. It is no secret that nicotine weakens the immune system, so these findings of smoking and an increase in the appearance of condyloma are logical.
the only treatments that guarantee the disappearance of condyloma are:
» Nitrogen – Freezing of the condyloma
» Laser / electric needle – heat treatment.
» Creams/suspensions, etc. – treatment is done at home over a certain period.
Alternative therapy exists to relieve symptoms, but it is not a guarantee to help everyone.
Consult a family doctor/dermatologist/attending physician before starting to use alternative remedies.