Is there a way to make staph and HPV go away?

by Rachel on January 17, 2011

I have staph infection and HPV and I’m really scared that I may get cervical cancer because of the HPV. The doctors say that theres nothing they can do to help me when it comes to staph and hpv but that cant be true can it? There must be something I can do to make my body fight them off? Are they permanent? Can I still have sex or will my partner get staph and hpv?
help!

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Rebecca January 17, 2011 at 6:01 am

Not sure about staph, but HPV has various strains. It often goes away by itself, but you must be very vigilant about having regular pap tests. Often they will recommend that you have a LEAP procedure (which is removal of the damaged cells), but you need to discuss this with your doctor. If they have told you there is nothing they can do, they are probably monitoring it to make sure it doesn’t get worse. It takes 10 years for HPV to turn into cervical cancer, and that is only the untreated HPV strain that specifically causes the cancer. Good luck.

Ninja January 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

Don’t know about the staph

as of right now, there’s no cure for HPV. In some cases it appears to go in remission – but I think a partner can still contract it from you.

Re: cervical cancer, just make sure you’re getting routine paps to check your cervical cells. The cells will go through stages of dysplasia before they progress to cancer – so annual check-ups should be able to catch it early on.

If you have warts, there is treatment to remove them, but the disease will remain.

Also, don’t feel bad about the HPV. Something like 75% of all sexually active people between the ages of 15-24 have HPV. Just use protection.

cowboydoc January 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

You can practice safe sex, you can keep yourself clean and wash all the time. Use a condom. Carry these with you if your partner may forget. Go see your doctor and get regular check-ups, your partner should do the same. that’s about it.

KristenOne January 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

I don’t know about the staph infection, but please know that just because you have HPV does not mean you will get cervical cancer. In fact, it’s estimated that by the age of 50, 75-80% of sexually active adults will have had some form of genital HPV…it’s just that most of them never know they have it because a) it never manifests itself in “visible” symptoms, like warts or cervical dysplasia, and b) their immune systems suppress it before any changes occur. As the commercial says, most women will fight this off on their own. Keep your immune system healthy by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that are high in Vitamins A, C, and folic acid. Get enough sleep every night and exercise regularly. You can still have sex, but use a condom until you are with a committed life partner, not only to prevent your partner from getting it, but to protect you from getting another strain, as there are many out there. Make sure you get a Pap smear yearly so that the doctor can check to make sure there have been no abnormal cell changes. And please, don’t try to beat yourself up emotionally over this. This is an extremely common virus (almost as common as the common cold!). Take care of yourself.

KIMBUR January 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

wow I have both of those things, the HPV has to be monitored about every 4 months hopefully you have insurance if not try to go as much as you can anyways the point of that is when you get pap test and they come up abnormal, as happened to me they do a procedure that lasers off the bad cells before they become cancerous this is the only way to prevent it maintenance vary important, also I contracted it at 18 years old i’m now 29 and have not had an outbreak since I was 18 its only passed on when its active anyways point being they say smoking and stress can irritate it. OK the staph it takes a long time to go away and the only thing you can do is be really clean w/yourself like wash more often after sweating go in and wipe off, if you pick at any blemishes clean them w /peroxide or alcohol after, any sores or pimples keep vary clean and try to get rid of quickly ofcourse w/the staph any of those things takes months to go away for me even if its not actually an infected sore its basically sucks, and if you see in any sore like a white w/greenish tint center to it go to the doctor right away for antibiotics because it only takes like four days for it to eat like six inches into your skin I know, ok sorry after time of being clean like this the amount of staph gets less and less and eventually go away but from what I could gather theres always gonna be alittle bit of it, again try not to pick or scratch and ofcourse dont pick or scratch on others it stays in your nails you might touch your arm and have staph on your finger and then scratch a sore and your putting the staph in it also it lives in warm moist areas the nose, arm pits, privates so put w/q tip like peroxide in your nose every couple days you’ll get used to it but its worth it because every time I got a bad infection in a sore I was hospitalized for 3-4 days for iv antibiotics bags of it Good LUCK KIMBUR

robbet03 January 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

HPV is a virus, so there is nothing that can be done for it. (Antibiotics only work on bacteria) As for the staph infection, that DEFINITELY requires some medical attention and some pretty heavy duty antibiotics.

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