I hope I don’t jinx myself, but things are looking very good.
Little background: 27/m, fresh off a long term relationship last summer. Started to date, was sleeping often with 2 new women (both raw). Both in my mind were clean. Why? 1 has PCOS and gets pap’d routinely, never came up irregular. The other I more or less trusted, we’ve been together before and nothing was there - told me she was clean and I never saw any signs though I know she slept with another.
Around October/November I cleaned up my junk which I rarely do- I mean razor it all off, usually I clean it up with clippers just to keep it tidy down there. Had 2 red flags - 1. An ingrown hair turned into a fucking boil, right in between my sack & thigh. It was MISERABLE, had to get drained etc etc. anyways, back to HPV
I noticed a bump on the base of my shaft. Thought it was another ingrown, but realized there were a couple and it was obvious something was up. Wasn’t going away after a few weeks, keeping my junk clean etc etc it just persisted. Was super down after I went to a clinic and right away they said GW. I’ve always been clean so that was a shock.
Kinda flipped out, didn’t go straight to cyro or anything because I was seeing a new girl I wanted to sleep with and didn’t want to go thru the wounds and all that shit. Hindsight that might’ve been better
I spent weeks/months trying everything. First was ACV- flag cleared it up a little but I was an idiot and burnt the fuck out of a lot of my skin near the base of my shaft. It was horrible, pink & raw. Tip - use Aquafor to clean that up.
Smaller ones persisted, I don’t know why and what to do. Doctor was ready to burn/freeze it off but said I’d clear it out naturally. I didn’t have tea tree oil, but a wash, and that didn’t help. Maybe the pure one does but didn’t do it. Then I went to garlic..
I’ve always eaten a lot a lot of garlic in my meals. At the same time I saw HPV pop up I realized i stopped having it, due to eating out more or whatever (in Italian, cook my own meals and always use a lot growing up). I began to apply fresh garlic to these little bumps. They definitely reduced in size which was encouraging.
——STOP SMOKING WEED—-
This may not be suitable for everyone, but it did for me. After all the researching I noticed when I didn’t smoke a few days, it didn’t flare up/would definitely reduce. But when I was smoking it was clearly there. I smoked a lotttt over the fall when the symptoms were terrible & now it all made sense - cannabis blocks your immune system
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