A client calls me about the HPV warts on her cervix. She told me she has had them for about 2 ½ years. My client went on to tell me she had them cauterized about 2 years ago. Now, she has a burning sensation in the vagina after intercourse, along with a dark bloody discharge with an odor. She told me these were the same symptoms she had about 2 ½ years ago when she went to the doctor. Her doctor told her she has HPV and the best way to address her symptoms is to have them burned off (cauterized).
I explained that having warts cauterized does not address their cause, and as you can see, the genital warts and vaginal burning with discharge all returned 2 years later. Cauterizing only removes the warts and offers some suppression of them. This means that in time, the warts will most likely return, as she has seen. This goes for all kinds of warts anywhere on the body that are surgically removed, or when applying a topical medication on them. The warts are temporarily gone, only to return again in the same spot or on another location on the body.
The best way to address common warts or genital warts is to address why you have the warts and what caused you to develop warts. This can come from stress in your life causing warts that are caused by dormant HPV in your system coming out. She asked, “How did I get genital warts?” I explained that she either inherited them from one of her parents who had genital warts or gonorrhea or from sexual contact with a partner that has HPV, even though they may not have any symptoms at the time.
Homeopathy works by boosting your immune system to eradicate the root cause of why you developed HPV in the first place. I went on to explain to my client that I selected the homeopathic remedy Kreosotum 30c, according to the genital wart symptoms she was experiencing. I instructed her to take the selected remedy 1-3 times a day, with 10 succussions, in a Remedy Solution Bottle (RSB). Within a couple of days, the vaginal burning sensation will lessen. In time, the color of the discharge will become lighter red to a clear color, and the discharge will decrease, too. These are all signs the homeopathic remedy is working to address the genital warts on the cervix.
I went on to explain that taking a 30c remedy will address the genital warts acutely, addressing the acute symptoms (burning discharge and foul odor) and in time, shrink the warts. The best way to completely address why HPV is present is to have a chronic health history taken to help select a 6c homeopathic remedy for what caused the development of HPV. This will help me build a timeline as to what had happened in your life 2-3 years ago that caused the development HPV. Some sort of stress in your life (i.e., relationship, work-related, financial, or caring for a loved one, possibly even getting vaccinations) weakened your immune system enough for genital warts to develop.
What is HPV?
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI or STD). You may know it as HPV, which stands for Human Papilloma virus. HPV is a viral infection that causes skin growths known as warts. Warts from HPV appear on the skin (skin warts), on the genital organs and anal area (genital warts), and in the throat. There are over 100 varieties of Human Papilloma virus (HPV). Some types cause warts, and there are 2 strains of HPV, HPV 16 and HPV 18, that can cause cancer in the genital area, such as on the cervix, vagina, penis and anus, and in the back of the throat (oropharyngeal).
Most people with HPV don’t even know they have the infection because they never develop symptoms, or any other health problems from it. In 9 out of 10 cases, HPV goes away on its own within in 2 years, and no other health problems develop. When HPV does not go away, it can cause genital warts and in some cases cancer. This happens when the body’s immune system is unable to defeat the HPV infection before it creates warts. Women may find out they have HPV from an abnormal Pap test (cervical cancer screening). Whereas other women or men find out they have HPV when they develop warts on their genitals or throat.
3 Ways HPV Infection Can Transmitted:
- Broken (damaged) skin is primarily how the virus is transferred by skin-to-skin contact
- Sexual intercourse and anal sex can transmit HPV, causing genital warts
- A mother with HPV can transmit it to the child during childbirth
You can get HPV from someone who has the virus mainly from skin-to-skin contact during sex, providing the virus is contagious to you, if you are susceptible to the virus. You may not develop the HPV symptoms until years later from stresses in life, which may make it difficult to know when you first contracted the virus. If you’re pregnant and have an HPV infection with genital warts, it’s possible your baby may get the virus.
Male Client Has Genital Warts on His Penis
A man contacted me about having a wart on his penis. He said the wart doesn’t bother him, but a few months ago he noticed a very small bump on his scrotum. I asked him if he had warts anywhere else on his body. He said, “I had a few on my right hand and I used a topical wart remover on them, several years ago. That stuff worked great. It completely took away the warts.” I went on to tell him that the warts were only suppressed, and now they are coming out in his genital area. I asked if there was ever any discharge from the penis, he said yes did while in the army, yellowish-green. He went on to say he was embarrassed that the doctor told him he had gonorrhea and he was put on the antibiotic Amoxicillin. I reassured him it was nothing to be embarrassed about, but having gonorrhea and suppressing it with the Amoxicillin is now bringing out warts on your hand and in the genital area.
I selected the homeopathic remedy Natrum Sulphuricum 30c to take at bedtime with 10 succussions in a Remedy Solution Bottle (RSB). My client reported that after taking Natrum Sulphuricum 30c for 1½ months, the small bump on his scrotum is gone, and the wart on his penis may be a little smaller. I explained to him the little bump on his scrotum would go away first since it is the most recent wart to erupt. It will take another month or so to see a change in the size of the wart on the penis because it was present a lot longer.
My client had his complete chronic case history taken a few months later. I selected the homeopathic remedy Calcarea Carbonica 6c, because he is a very responsible person on which many family members depend on. For the last couple of years, he has been taking care of his parents (i.e., doctor appointments and grocery shopping) along with his wife and 4 children. He said taking care of his family, including his parents, can sometimes be overwhelming.
How Do You Know it is a Genital Wart?
The common kind of skin warts you find on your face, hands and body may appear in clusters or as a single growth, and in various types of appearances. They can be tiny, large, smooth, rough, raised, flat, or cauliflower-like. Warts can be painful with a needle-like pain, and may bleed when bumped or scraped.
Genital warts, (also known as condyloma), venereal warts, anal warts, or anogenital warts, can vary in appearance and location depending on which sub-type of HPV virus you have. Genital warts can be small flesh-colored growths or cauliflower-like growths and can be painful, itchy, and may bleed. Genital warts in women can appear on the vulva, vagina, or cervix. Men’s genital warts develop on the shaft of the penis or the scrotum and rarely cause discomfort or pain, though they can itch or feel tender. Both men and women can have warts in the anal area.
Homeopathic Remedies for Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
An acute 30c homeopathic remedy can be selected to address the acute genital wart symptoms you are experiencing (i.e., painful sex, bleeding, or foul vaginal odor) 1-3 times a day, as needed. You will look for improvement within the next 3-4 days such as less discharge, the color of discharge, vaginal smell, and pain.
- Calcarea Carbonica – These kinds of warts in the vagina are cystic growths that are soft and spongy and can easily bleed. The genitals may have burning and soreness. Those that need Calcarea Carbonica are overworked, over responsible kind of people who crave carbohydrates, dairy, and eggs.
- Calendula – Has warts on the opening of the cervix with vaginal discharge.
- Causticum – These warts can be large, jagged, sensitive to touch, and bleed.
- Dulcamara – Is a large flat wart that is smooth.
- Kreosotum – Cauliflower-like warts that bleed easily. These kinds of warts can be found on the opening of the cervix. The wart is painful during sex, which can burn and excrete a dark, bloody discharge the next day. The vagina has a foul smell of decomposed tissue.
- Mercurius Vivus/Solubilis – A wart on the vagina or on the cervix, especially on the opening. The wart can be itchy and burning. A greenish and bloody discharge from the vagina causes a raw feeling on the genitals that is worse from contact with urine.
- Natrum Sulphuricum – There is a tendency to get warts that are soft, red, and fleshy. You are worse in humid, damp weather, near water, and in damp, moist underground dwellings (i.e., basements). Genital warts in males appear on the penis, and the scrotum often is itchy. There usually is a history of gonorrhea symptoms, and or possibly their parent had gonorrhea before conception.
- Nitric Acid – Large cauliflower warts that are jagged and bleed when touched or washed, or after sex. The wart has a splinter-like pain when touched. Warts can be on the opening of the cervix and uterus. The vagina burns and is itchy with cold application or touch.
- Sabina – This kind of wart is a fig wart anywhere on the genitals (i.e., vulva or cervix) with itching and burning. There is a foul smell with an acrid thick yellow discharge that is excreted after a period.
- Sarsaparilla – Has moist fig warts on the genitals and groin area with a tendency to emaciation. The warts are worse on the right side of the genitals and have an offensive odor. Warts erupt from hot weather or after vaccinations.
- Sepia – For flat warts on the genitals, with pain in the uterus and a bearing down sensation in the pelvic organs.
- Staphysagria – Has dry pedunculated fig warts on the genital area. There is a history of rape or sexual abuse and suppressed anger.
- Thuja Occidentalis – There are large, jagged, cauliflower-like warty growths on the cervix, the labia and around the anus, especially on the left side of the body. Warts can itch and bleed from the clothing rubbing against the wart. There is a honey-sweet odor from the vagina. Thuja is for pedunculated warts, also warts appear after vaccinations.
Homeopathic Steps in Addressing Your HPV Genital Warts
While taking your chronic health history, I will ask you what your genital wart symptoms are now and when you started having warts, especially if you are have done other treatments to get rid of warts (i.e., topical medications or freezing them to remove them).
- A Chronic Fundamentalhomeopathic remedy will be selected to address who you are and how you developed HPV genital warts.
- In taking your case history, you will give me a complete health history and a snapshot of your general health from birth to the present.
- The main focus would be on what was going on in your life before you developed HPV genital warts, looking back at the last 6-12 months of your life for stresses (i.e., relationship, work-related, financial, caring for a loved one, getting vaccinations) and in some cases further back, as to what happened in your life that could have triggered you to have a HPV.
- I will also take into consideration other physical symptoms of your menstrual period, vaginal discharges, and sexual relationships. You will be asked general health questions about your digestion, sleep, and mental and emotional state.
- Acute Symptoms – A homeopathic remedy will be selected for any Acute symptoms you are having with your genital wart’s symptoms (i.e., description of warts, any discharge or bleeding).
- The Acute homeopathic remedy will be selected according to the acute symptoms and what makes the symptoms any better or worse.
How to Administer a Homeopathic Remedy and Results for HPV Genital Warts
- A 6c Chronic Fundamental homeopathic remedy will be taken daily with ten succussions (ten taps) for a period of time.
- Three “Signs of Health” must occur within 5-7 days after taking a homeopathic 6c remedy.
- Increased or Balanced Energy – Children’s energy needs to be balanced, and adults need increased energy.
- Well-Being Feeling – A mental and emotional shift (i.e., the day seems easier in some way).
- Sleep Cycles Improve – Falls asleep easier, stays asleep, or wakes up refreshed and ready to go each morning.
- A 6c homeopathic remedy will be selected according to your genital wart characteristics and will be taken to stop any additional warts from erupting. The next step will be shrinking the warts. This process may take several months. However, you will see improvement in the physical symptoms you are experiencing, such as decreasing any pain, bleeding, or discharge.
- A 30c or 200c Acute homeopathic remedy selected for the acute symptoms (i.e., bleeding, discharge, pain) will be taken 1- 3 times a day as needed.
- The acute symptoms will start to improve within a couple of days.
Don’t look at having HPV genital warts as something you will have to deal with for the rest of your life. As stated, most HPV warts can go away on their own within 2 years when your immune system is strong and can fight off anything that invades it. Taking a 30c homeopathic remedy for your acute HPV genital warts is one way to help strengthen your immune system. Taking a complete chronic health history is the best way to be proactive in strengthening your immune system to help boost your overall health and address why you have HPV genital warts.