Is it safe to use Apple Cider Vinegar on genital warts during pregnancy?

by Rachel on September 12, 2011

I am 8 months pregnant and was told I have genital warts in the beginning of my pregnancy. They have gotten bigger (not huge or blocking) and really itchy during the pregnancy. They offered some prescription creams I could use, but I didn’t want to use anything potentially harmful to the baby. I have heard Apple Cider vinegar removes them, and it seems pretty natural/ harmless. Would it be safe to use during the rest of my pregnancy? Thanks!

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mommybear September 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I was diagnosed with hpv during my pregnancy also. I had genital warts removed by cauterization. I wouldn’t suggest using any vinegars down there since it can mess with your vaginal ph levels…also it may burn. I’ve never heard of using vinegar anyways. I’d check my sources beforehand.

? September 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Warts itch? jw.
I have “bumps” down there.
I dont know if its warts or molloscum contagiosum but I had read about acv and tried it.
I dont think it would harm the baby since you dont actually enter it in your body, but i should tell you, it does sting. I read online where people make the sting out to be unbearable but it wasnt that bad for me. oh, and It worked! I was soo suprised. I would definitely give it a try.
Also, I thought it was getting worse but maybe thats how it works? It got worse before it got better.

Cooker September 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm

If you apply it with a Q-tip or a cotton ball only to the spots it should be absolutely safe. Besides, the liquid meds they give for them can cause SERIOUS skin ulcers and burning, too–and other methods are temporary at best.

One method they say works is to apply white vinegar with a Q-tip or cottonballs for 10 minutes 2 times a day. People say it burns some, but it sure does a number on the warts. (See source.)

There are more remedies at the site below.

There are those here who are opposed to home remedies, but truthfully, many of them work just as well as those you get from the doctor.

Ronnie September 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Years ago I read cod liver oil relieved them. Not sure how true that is. Have your GYN burn them.

LINDSEY S September 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Creams shouldn’t cause any harm as they are only going on the skin of the genitals. As long as your not taking the Apple Cider Vinegar orally then it should be safe for you to use.

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