As infection with Human Papilloma Virus is quite a common health problem, individuals are usually concerned about finding out ways on how to get rid of HPV as soon as possible. It is believed that at least half of sexually active individuals are vulnerable to this sort of infection.
There are over hundred varieties of this virus that can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and cause different types of problems like genital warts, plantar warts and common warts appearing on other parts on the body.
Some may also cause cancer; however, this is not too common. Nonetheless, in most of the cases, HPV infection is not characterized by any significant symptoms.
Consequently, the infection remains unnoticed and eventually goes away on its own. Individuals suffering from immunosuppressive disorders, for instance HIV are more at risk of contracting this infection.
Genital warts are usually caused by low-risk HPV. As the name suggests, they mostly appear on the genital areas in males as well as females. They can also appear in mouth due to oral sex.
On the other hand, high-risk HPV is often associated with cervical cancer, especially when the infection stays for a long time and does not go away.
HPV infections are generally diagnosed with the help of Pap test, Colposcopy, Schiller test and Biopsy. Women tend to get worried when they get abnormal Pap test result as it points towards the possibility of HPV infection. However, such results do not necessarily indicate HPV as they may also indicate yeast infection or hormonal changes.
How do you get rid of HPV?
If you are frustrated with HPV infection and wondering, “How do I get rid of HPV” then unfortunately you need to be aware of the fact that currently, there is no treatment available that can get rid of HPV virus completely.
As already mentioned, in most of the cases, the infection usually goes away on its own within a few months or years. In case you are still intent on getting rid of HPV infection because of the nasty warts it gives rise to, then you can make use of certain remedies to help reduce such problems to a great extent.
Effective ways on how to get rid of HPV in women suffering from cervical changes due to the infection are best suggested by doctors. In severe cases, treatments such as Cone biopsy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) and Laser treatment can be used to remove or destroy abnormal tissues.
When HPV induced genital warts cause immense discomfort and itching, doctors can advise the use of topical medications like Podophyllotoxin liquid or cream and Imiquimod Cream that works as an immune response modifier and is recommended in case Podophyllotoxin does not work.
Interferon, Fluorouracil Cream, Trichloroacetic acid and Podophyllin are some other topical treatments for HPV warts. The latter ones are usually administered on patients by doctors in their clinics. Though effective in getting rid of the problem still, some of these chemicals can cause pain, burning, irritation and other side effects.
Apart from this, other methods such as Cryotherapy (freezing the warts by using liquid nitrogen), Surgical Excision (cutting off the warts), Laser Surgery and Electrocautery (burning off the warts by using high frequency electric current) are used when topical medications prove ineffective. Although, it is to be noted that HPV warts may recur even after treatment.
Additionally, a strong immune system is what helps to get rid of HPV and problems associated with this disease. Therefore, strengthen your immune system by having a healthy diet consisting of herbal teas and nutritious fruits and vegetables like carrot, broccoli, cabbage and several other foods, particularly rich in vitamin C and E. Avoid smoking as it tends affects the immune system adversely.
Prevention is better than cure
Females aged 9 to 26 can get HPV vaccine that reduces the risk of contracting infection from certain types of HPV. Cervarix and Gardasil are two vaccines available. They work best when given in three shots to individuals who have never been exposed to HPV. These vaccines can be administered on males as well.
The vaccines, however, are not recommended for pregnant women. More research is needed to rule out the possibility of any ill effects HPV vaccines during pregnancy.
Condoms are also considered useful in avoiding HPV to some extent. Though, this measure can not be relied upon for complete protection as HPV infection may still be contracted through genital area not covered by condom.
Moreover, avoid the chances of developing this problem by limiting your sexual partners and avoiding sexual intercourse with an infected individual.
In case you have further suggestions on how to get rid of HPV warts or how to get rid of HPV faster then feel free to share them with us.
I think I may have HPV and have been freaking myself out about it and reading boards and trying to find out how to get rid of it, etc. The single most intelligent thing I have done is I stopped having sex with my girl friend and I set an appointment with a doctor to find out for sure. (doesn’t look like a wart, more like a pimple but its half way up the shaft). A few things I learned after speaking to my physician.
If it is HPV, there are obviously ways to make sure that it doesn’t turn into a full blow outbreak. Mostly boosting my immune system, using some topical cream, and dillagently cleaning my genitals.
Eventually, (assuming I stay healthy) my body will build up build up antibodies to ward off future outbreaks. The virus will still be there but my immune system will continue to fight it off. Doesn’t mean I can’t pass it on to my partner, especially within 6 months of an outbreak clearing up.
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE HPV, GO SEE A DOCTOR! Seriously, seek medical attention and have it diagnosed and taken care of. There are hundreds of strains and they need to know what strain you have to know the right course of action. By not taking care of it you are putting yourself in serious danger of complications later on. Men, this can spread to your taint, anus, etc. if you don’t take real care of the situation.
AGAIN, YOU CAN LOOK ONLINE FOR SUPPORT BUT GO SEE A DOCTOR!
I was unaware I had till I saw the signs this sadly means my girlfriendand future wife will have it but after much research I find that pretty much all doctors say it goes away after two years a long as you keep your immune system healthy. I, love my future wife I surely hope she loves me enough to get past this. Thank you all for your advice may god bless you all and keep fighting the good fight
Hi I would like to say god bless everyone.I once thought and felt like I was the only person in the world with this. A doctor once told me I had hpv but did not give any other info about it. I freak out thinking about it and loose sleep I want to live a long healthy life for my children but I feel like my life it over and I’m very shameful to talk about my hpv but I want to also protect my self and others I feel scared and hopeless : (
i was just diagnosed with hpv today and yes like the rest of us i am miserable BUT, after searching the web i have come to find out that the web scares me even more then actually having the virus. its a virus not a disease and your body fights it and clears it up. its not the end of the world you just have to be cautious. people have no idea what they are talking about and this fustrates me to no end. Also, i had absolutly no signs of hpv not even warts i went in for my yearly pap and she said i was positive for hpv but had no genital warts. Some people have no idea they have it until they get their pap. Please anyone who is worried or scared do not go on the internet and search about this virus consult with your doctor and get the REAL RESULTS AND ANSWERS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
I found out today that i have HPV. My question is why did i get it if i already had my three doses of HPV shots before i was sexually acctive. I know its transmitted sexually but I should have been protected by the vaccines?…right?
Hi. I’m 22 now and I have had this Virus for almost 3 years now. I HAVE read almost each and everyone of your comments. Im not a doctor.. but however I am a person that has contracted HPV gential warts just as all of you have and you people that just have HPV. I was also just as you felt alone, scaried, confused, wanted answers search the internet for it and felt like my life was taken from me and couldnt talk to anyone…ALL because of a girl I meet one night and had unprotected sex with her and she had the VIRUS and let me have sex with her…while her knowing, she had it, without telling word… I can say for all of you, DON’T do that to another man or women. I’ve realized out of all of this, that sex isnt the thing you MUST have or need to worry about when you have this VIRUS, even though in your eyes and mind it seem like that it. Threw all my research that I’ve done, seen and collect through people comments and tips, It hascame down to these main facts…..
1. ABSOLUTELY- stop smoking cigs..it does weaken your immune system and allows the virus to linger longer
2. EAT HEALHY- learn to cook your own food and not eat fast food
3. WORKOUT- go to the gym, do cardio, yoga..anything to balance your mind, body and spirit
4. GET TREATMENT- from your doctor especially if you have warts and if your a women
5. STAY POSITIVE- keep a good mind set, keep your family and friends always around they are great inspirtation to help you
6. LEARN! to live life better and correct your ways and actions
7. DONT HAVE SEX- please, this is not something you would want another person to have, because you have it..find ways to go about it, if anything the right thing is too let the person know.
( Smoking cigs is the reason why I believe I still have this Virus, even though I do all these…so I finally stopped a week ago and now I’m ready too use all this information I just gave you and finally get rid of this Virus)
– I hope this helps you people out..I’ve always wanted to say something because everyone is scaried, But dont be.. I was 🙂
In regards to the dispute over HPV causing cancer in men (And I suppose this could apply to women too) …if some 80% of the population has HPV, both men and women, and some of these 80% end up with genital, cervical, or colon cancers – in reality you cannot actually determine that the cancer was indefinitely caused by HPV. There is 20% of the population who do NOT have HPV and they too sometimes develop the same cancers. Just looking at this from a wider perspective. 80% is a huge number. HPV will clear up and you sh
ould be living your life in a proactive way that prevents cancer anyhow! Drink green tea, take probiotics and astragalus (periodically) for an immune boost, eat what is right for YOU (Your body, your environment, locally and seasonally) and exercise. Get acupuncture, do yoga, take preventative measures and stay away from harsh chemicals. You cannot live your life in fear because your fear will only manifest as dis-ease anyway – as above, so below. Take care of your body and enjoy life.
Hi my name is lilli and Im writing this because I need some advice I’ve been so stressed out and worried about my health and my boyfriend . I have 4 years with my boyfriend and I’ve been faithful and committed to him just like he been to me according to him . 4 years ago I went to a free clinic for an Pap smear it came out abnormal I was young I never went back because I was scarred what the GYN might say . Now that I have Medicaid I decided to go for a check up . I went to get a Pap smear mind you I have really bad Irregular periods . 2 weeks later I went for the results and my gyn said everything was normal but that I have HPV . I was reading causes about hpv and it just dont make any sense to me I’m so confused . The week of thanksgiving me and my boyfriend had really rough sex and that while week my vagina inside was burning and that’s the reason why I went to the gyn . Everything was normal but she said I hpv but that those symptoms I had ha nothing to do with hpv . That week that I had sex with ny boyfriend I was with my best friend and she had a wart on her finger she was like eww touch it we didn’t even know what it was so I did . Can that be the cause of my I have hpv virus? Please help me I know that the virus leave it self but I just need someone to talk too . In confused because I had abnormal Pap test before please reply I would be so happy
Worried Senseless says
Ok…so my girlfriend(now ex) told me she had HPV from her Ex before we were dating,and she had got it from him about a year before our conversation about this.Well,I took her and her kids into my house and she said that she did go to the Gyn before she moved into my house and they said that she was clear of it.I have read all of the comments on here and am really freaked out about it,bc now i think that I have it,AFTER SHE SAID THAT I CAN’T AND WON’T GET IT BC SHE IS CLEARED UP OF IT!!!
We have had unprotected sex many times.And I just read that you can not COMPLETELY get rid of it 100%,but it can go away??That’s what freaks me out!
So…should I go get tested now(which I’m going to go do now after reading everything that I just read) OR do I 100% for sure have it now bc it never “fully cleared up” bc there is no cure?
Tottaly trippin rt now!!
A larger percentage of the population has the virus. Just to make that clear ok. Sooo you may have been apart of that percentage. 😕 Anyways…. Now if your ex had it and she did her follow up with her gynae, im sure they would not have mis informed her re having no symptoms of the virus. Further more a test called a “PAP-SMEAR” wud tell you if the virus is present and thats what the gynae wud do after the colposcopy is done with any patient every six months for atleast 2 years. OR it cud be that she just lied to you… But then again if you are worried that u have contracted the virus, to be on the safe side, visit your doctor and ease your mind.
i found out i had hpv when i was 18 is was my second time having sex and the first unprotected…………….when i found out i was scared did not know what to think and stood quit for a while……then i did not cared about my self i was sad this guy had left me..after a while me and my mom talked and i told her about my problem that i had hpv…………….she got more scared then i did and started finding natural remedies for hpv in the internet ….she would tel me to drink this natural things but i did not care cause i had give up……but i drank it anawys and i started seeing results wart started faithing away and i was surprise that it actully worked i still drink it till today and works great i do not see them coming back but ill never stop using this natural remedies……..i drink 5 spoons of this every day morning noon and night……………is 1 whole head garlic pell it, 1 whole savila pill it only the pulm and wrenst out, and 5 to 6 spoons of honey, and put it in the blinder and mix it ……………and drink 5 spoons morning noon and night………and the rest put it away until you finish and then do it all over am 21 now and fel great ……………………………you can always got to google or youtube to find natural remedies and they work but also know that in my opinion it could go away for good …..i thank the god for giving me a good mom ……………
This was the worst news I got from my doctor when he said that I have the virus. After 1 year, I am still depressed, angry and sad at the same time when I think about it. Even tho I am 23, I almost start to cry when I think about it.
I had to have the surgery for removing the genital warts half a year ago as the cremes didn’t work. They still came back. Now there are only a few really small ones left and I hope to get rid of them this year. Sadly the virus will not go anywhere and I hate myself that I didn’t do research on STDs before I came sexually active. I had the chance to avoid this by being vaccinated. I am a very sexual person and because of that it has been one of the hardest things to cope with in my life. I can not even go to sauna with friends without wearing trunks. I can not have the skinny dipping experience. I can not have any sexual intercourse as I do not want ANYONE to know and of course I never want to do that to another human as it was done to me. It is unbelievably frustrating to not be able to connect with a woman in sexual levels anymore.
From time to time I look up some information – hoping that maybe, just maybe there now is a cure for HPV. I have so many allergies, I have problems with my lungs because of the many allergies, I have bad sight and now this… I would just like to reset my whole life by being born again in different life. This whole thing is a huge fight with your mind.
***People who also have the warts – DO NOT SHAVE your genital area with razor blades! If you’re using sex toys – STOP USING THEM! it reduces the spreading/growth of the warts***
Everyone has their own personal way how body works. So you can try different cremes, freezing-, surgery- and burning procedures done by doctors, but you have to find the way that works for you. The bad part is that none of these works on you. So try to be strong in your mind and find yourself some activities. Work-out to get a ripped body, study, start a hobby, start a career etc. Until the day the cure is found or you meet the woman of your life who will accept you and have had the vaccination. It is hard – you are not alone!!!
Shwan Martin says
HPV or Human Papilloma Virus belongs to a group of viruses that affect the skin and mucous membranes of human beings. Most people who have HPV will not have any symptoms. However, certain types of HPV strands can cause genital warts in men and women, and other types can cause cancer.
A Healthy lifestyle, right nutrition and regular sleep; foods containing Beta Carotene, Folic Acid or Yeast free B Complex, Vitamin C like tomatoes, garlic, fish and herbs such as ecinecea, Phyllanthus emblica, Hyperisince Mysorense are known to boost immunity. Most plants of the Hypericum family have also been studied to have anti-viral effects.