Question: Female: Just diagnosed with Genital warts. Given Condylox
gel for the three inside the Labium Minor OUCH.. freaked out so I did some reading and found that XXXXXXX Cider Vinegar would turn reveal any warts on the surrounding skin white. I noted the bumpy texture of my Labium minor lips and just beneath all around the edges.. I have to confess not having really looked before I didn't note was issue.. I just had Pap Smear
in Aug.. NO DR has ever said HEY you have Genital warts. I am 51. So.. I applied the ACV and the raised bumps on my labium minor lips and below did not turn white (maybe too large?) but suddenly a lot of area did between Vagina and Anus ... so I freaked out and applied for 4 days... as much as I could tolerate also used Tea Tree Oil... all the forums said, Will turn white, then swell, yellow, then black. I had white, white, white... and continued applying vinegar and Tea Tree oil - still white. In the meantime I only did 3 days of the prescribed medication on the area instructed to.. and that one tiny area turned black and fell off.. I took 4 days off and yesterday was first day to apply again (for another 3 days).. I only saw two tiny spots inside and attempted to apply the gel. Very difficult to do. However, the whole ACV all around the outside and below vagina mostly around the bottom and surrounding anus... OUCH. When I just couldn't take any more pain I put on XXXXXXX Zinc oxide
with A&D and Aloe
all over. It is white cream, and thick, so of course, then, when I went to clean the area I couldn't tell if the white places was zinc oxide sticking to dry skin
or white was due to warts I couldn't actually see. Also, suspicious and questioning WHY the unsightly bumps along the inner lips and just below the vagina opening never turned white? I got scared that I was going to spread the virus and actually cause more warts with the skin being so irritated. I've used cotton balls and tried to be careful.. but its all raw so I don't know. To help the skin heal, I purchased a product called Waxelene skin protectant; because its ingredients are all natural, respectively: organic soy oil, beeswax, natural vit e oil, organic XXXXXXX oil. I applied for relief.. now this product is yellow in color. It did seem to help but I became worried about the area being too moist because I read must keep area dry and free from moisture. I'm very confused. I don;t know if the original area that turned white was actually warts (as the ones that appear to be HAD no change) I know I the skin did react to the vinegar - and a lot of white appeared. The next phase was swelling and then the bumps should have turned yellow then black and fell off..I think the Yellow residue I saw this morning was the Waxelene product, not warts changing color. I'm emotionally upset and embarrassed. I'm sore and I don't think I did one bit of good. Except add to the embarrassement of going back to the Planned Parenthood Dr (which was the only place I could get into fast as I'm traveling for my work - another added humiliation). So, my question is CAN I apply Neosporin
to this area to help the good skin heal? I cannot tell which is good and which is not truthfully. Will Neosporin help or hinder with the wart situation? Should I just use the Waxelene skin protectant or is this too much moisture? Or should I go back to the Zinc Oxide cream. AND why wouldn't the larger bumps have turned white with the vinegar? Honestly, I'm distraught. I understand bumping up my immune system - I already do not drink or smoke.. I've added some supplements - but I never even get a cold
.. Help me if you can, please.