|Home remedies for urethral wart
Jul 24, 2009
Hi Dr. Bob,
I noticed that I had a small amount of blood in my semen about a month ago and didn't think anything of it until a week later it happened again. Upon the second occurrence I spread the opening and noticed a small cauliflower-like growth at the tip of the urethra. I could not get a short notice doctor's appointment at my hospital so I went to Planned Parenthood and verified that it was certainly HPV but I was negative for gonerea and chlamydia.
My question is regarding home remedies versus surgery. I have read that a few things work wonders and clear up genital warts within a couple weeks: Elderberry extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
Are these worth a try in your opinion?
Thank you very much in advance,
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello T, USAF,
Unfortunately home remedies are not effective for treatment of HPV genital warts. In fact some may cause additional inflammation and discomfort. I strongly recommend you have this problem definitively treated by a knowledgeable specialist (surgeon or dermatologist).
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