HPV is short for human papilloma virus and it is a very common
virus. HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses.
There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the
genital areas of males and females.
Nearly 80 million people, 1 one in 4 are currently
infected in the United States.
Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number
which is called its HPV type.
HPV is named for the warts - called papillomas that some HPV types
Some other HPV types can lead to cancer including
In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not
cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause
health problems like genital warts and cancer. 70% of HPV cases resolve in 9
months on their own and 90% of HPV cases will resolve in 2 years on their
- touching someone's warts or not wearing protection before contacting
surfaces that have been exposed to HPV, such as public showers or swimming
pools, may increase your risk of HPV infection.
Weakened immune systems - those with weakened immune
systems are at greater risk of HPV infections.
If genital warts show up, it's an indication
of HPV infection. Genital warts can be on the anus, cervix,
scrotum, groin, thigh or penis.
Genital warts can show up weeks or even
months after sexual contact with a person infected with an HPV virus. That
person may not know he or she is infected and is responsible for HPV
The HPV virus lives in mucous membranes
as those in the genital area or on the skin.
Genital warts take on many different
appearances such as raised, flat, pink, or flesh-colored or shaped like
cauliflower. Sometimes there is a single wart; other times multiple warts
appear and they can be small or large.
Some types of genital HPV infections are associated with cancer including
cervical cancer and cancer of the vulva,
anus or penis.
Cervical cancerusually does not have symptoms until it is quite advanced, serious
and hard to treat.
Pap smear screening tests can find early signs of
disease so that problems can be treated early, before they turn into
Other HPV related cancers
from s types of genital HPV infections are associated with cancer but do not have signs or
symptoms until they are advanced and are harder to treat. If infection occurs with
one of these virus types, precancerous changes can occur in cells in the
tissue without causing any symptoms. These include
cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx which are cancers of
the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils.
Paps Smear / Pap Test - this
is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. A Pap smear
involves collecting cells from thecervix which is the lower, narrow end of a
woman's uterus that's at the top of the vagina.
- this is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for
signs of disease. During colposcopy, your doctor uses a special
instrument called a colposcope. Your doctor may recommend colposcopy
if your Pap test has shown abnormal results.
Endocervical curettage (ECC) - this is
a medical is a procedure in which the mucous membrane of the cervical canal
is scraped using a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette.
Calendula Calendula can be taken orally or used as calendula oil on the warts. Calendula
oil acts efficiently in removing the warts caused by HPV infection.
Thuja Thuja is a sycotic remedy for the genitals. It is especially
indicated when there are genital warts. Thuja stimulates the
cells in the immune systems that are needed to kill and search the virus
Symptoms of the sexual organs including vaginitis, cystitis and
related urinary and sexual diseases. Menstrual or reproductive issues including discharges, menstrual
cramps (dysmenorrhea). History of ectopic pregnancies and other
fertility issues. Chronic discharges from the nose and sinuses on this remedy. Hyperactivity, restlessness, guilt and
shame issues and compulsive/obsessive type of behaviors. Worse at night. Better after discharges.
Better at the seaside. Better with movement.
Astragalus This herb acts as immune stimulator and anti-viral agent to fight against HPV
virus. It initiates the p-53 gene that in turn invokes the production of
interleukin-2. This substance kills the HPV virus and improves immunity
Curcurmin Tumeric is the purified form of curcurmin is an anti-oxidant that
acts effectively against HPV virus and protects the body’s DNA cells.
Echinacea This herb is natural cure for HPV virus.
This herb is used in the form of tea
and tincture that provides outstanding results against warts. It has
polysaccharides and phytosterols that improve white blood cells to
destroy this virus.
Garlic (Allicin) Oil Garlic as a strong anti-microbial tendency and contains a substance
called as Allicin which has the ability to destroy pathogens, which
can be applied directly on to genital warts providing relief.
Goldenseal Goldenseal is natural cure for HPV virus that is used along with Echinacea
to remove the warts. This herb has the same effect in stimulating the immune
system by increasing the white blood cells count. Goldenseal produces
twisted stem called a rhizome and is a natural remedy. It has a substance
called berberine that has the composition to kill the strains of microorganisms.
Mushrooms Mushrooms such as reishi and shitake are a natural cure for HPV.
They have anti-viral activity to kill the virus and provide relief from genital warts.
Oregano Oil This is a natural cure for HPV virus that is cost-effective that has to
be applied onto the wart to get relief. Before applying, it is necessary to
dilute the oil as it may sting a bit.
Pau d’Arco The liquid extract of Pau d’Arco has the composition to fight
against the action of HPV virus. This
liquid extract can be applied on the warts infected region and has the
ability to shrink and make warts to disappear.
Tea Tree Oil A natural cure for the HPV virus has the anti-viral and anti-microbial ability
to reduce warts. It is an internal and topical disinfectant that
increases the immunity level in the body.