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How can I build my immune system to get rid of hpv?

How can I build my immune system to get rid of hpv?

Stop smoking: We don't know the best way to help your body clear an hpv infection--aside from getting the hpv vaccine (gardasil) and not smoking. I encourage patients to eat dark green, leafy vegetables and brightly colored fruits and veggies--they are usually higher in anti-oxidant levels. Smoking definitely hinders your ability to fight an hpv infection. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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If my immune system is strong enough can I get rid of HPV ?

If my immune system is strong enough can I get rid of HPV ?

Yes: In young women at age 21, this is almost always what happens. It's just a very small percentage of woman who become chronic carriers for the virus. One of the most important factors is smoking so quit if you smoke. Eat a diet high in fresh fruits & vegetables. Usually the virus will be gone within 3 years but in many women much faster, even as quickly as 3 months. ...Read more

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How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read more

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Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Can men be cured from HPV that causes warts? Will their healthy immune system get rid of it? And will warts go away by themselves or surgery needed??

Not really: Once you've met a particular strain of HPV, it's yours for life. Warts may come and go. Anything you read about "strengthening your immune system to fight HPV" is by crooks. Warts are best removed by your physician. ...Read more

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How true is that 100% pure oregano oil diluted in coconut oil (example) that's taken daily (few drops orally) can help immune system get rid/cure HPV?

Not true: The only thing known that might help the immune system clear HPV is for smokers to stop using tobacco. Nothing else is known to help, and certainly this treatment is not effective. But your immune system will clear the infection over a few months. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the immune system to rid the body of hpv?

Primary/long term: Primary clearance usually occurs within 2-3 years. However, this family of viruses is well known to have the ability to hibernate in your tissues for your lifetime. You can have recurrent warts (if that is your strain) or the cancer associated strains could trigger changes decades later.You may also shed active virus intermittently. ...Read more

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If my husband has hpv, can his immune system rid itself of it or is it lifelong?

If my husband has hpv, can his immune system rid itself of it or is it lifelong?

Yes and NO: Yes the immune system will clear HPV in of 90% of people. And no, for that 90% it is not lifelong. The other 10% are the ones that are at increased risk for HPV related dysplasia / cancer - many of that 10% will be able to clear the infection with treatment using immune system modulating medications. ...Read more

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What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

Varies: About 80% of those who contract hpv have cleared if by 1 year after getting it. By three years about 90% have cleared it. About 10% of people will not be able to cleaf the virus, or it will take longer than 3 years. ...Read more

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After genital wart removal is there any chance that immune can clear hpv completely some say it last lifelong but some say 90% can get rid in 3 year?

Here are some...: The quoted statements are largely correct. Besides, the odd to have recurrence after wart removal may mount to 50% over time since HPV is invisible and at times personal humoral immune ability does suffice to take control of the invading virus that takes entrance through the broken skin or mucosa-the first line of personal defense. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more

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Can taking a nutritional supplement help my immune system to get rid of abnormal cells on my cervix?

Can taking a nutritional supplement help my immune system to get rid of abnormal cells on my cervix?

No: No, there is no current well-studied data to demonstrate that any dietary supplement will have any effect on pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix. Anti-oxidant type products certainly can't hurt but dont expect any grand change in your prognosis. However, many abnormal paps will clear without any grand life change. 80% + of young women with hpv will "clear" the infection in 1-2 years no matter. ...Read more

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Do recurring hives suggest a problem with your immune system? I have had them 5 weeks, steroids improved them, but didn't get rid of them completely.

Do recurring hives suggest a problem with your immune system? I have had them 5 weeks, steroids improved them, but didn't get rid of them completely.

See below: You could have an allergy, autoimmune disease such as vasculitis, or celiac has rarely associated with this. You need a workup in light of your symptoms. Start with your primary, but you will probably need to be seen by a allergist and possibly a rheumatologist as well. ...Read more

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Need a conclusive firm final answer. Got CIN1 & Dr will do laser. Is this right? Should I go for the surgery? Will immune system get rid of it 100%??

 Need a conclusive firm final answer. Got CIN1 & Dr will do laser. Is this right? Should I go for the surgery? Will immune system get rid of it 100%??

Nothing is 100%: Getting laser treatment will not do any harm. There is nothing to choose between laser and surgery. Waiting may be just as safe, as long as you keep getting repeat PAP tests done every year. If it were me, I would wait and keep repeating the PAPs. ...Read more

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Thank you, but i heard steroid can suppress immune system and hpv can get triggered?.

Thank you, but i heard steroid can suppress immune system and hpv can get triggered?.

High doses only: On with quite high doses for a long time, i.e. the steroid doses used for chemotherapy and very serious immune disorders. Even then, recurrent HPV is uncommon. ...Read more

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I've had my spleen removed so naturally I have a weakened immune system. Can my HPV get worst?

I've had my spleen removed so naturally I have a weakened immune system. Can my HPV get worst?

No: Your spleen is involved with protection against bacterial infections, especially serious infections of the blood called sepsis. Hpv is a chronic viral infection. The cells needed to fight this infection, lymphocytes, are not depleted by splenectomy. ...Read more

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If I have unprotected sex with a wart will my partner get warts if he doesn't have them or will he just get hpv. Is it based off of his immune system?

If I have unprotected sex with a wart will my partner get warts if he doesn't have them or will he just get hpv. Is it based off of his immune system?

Possible: Genital warts are very contagious. If you have warts and have unprotected sex, he has a good chance of getting warts because you are spreading that viral strain. A strong immune system does prevent breakouts. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies. If allergies are caused by overactive immune system, why do I get sick so easy? 2 staph, sinus infect, HPV, MANY colds & flu.

I have bad allergies. If allergies are caused by overactive immune system, why do I get sick so easy? 2 staph, sinus infect, HPV,  MANY colds & flu.

Good question: allergy causes inflammation of mucus membranes /skin, this inflammation invites bacteria which colonize sinuses, skin and other areas causing chronic infection with frequent flare-ups, sometimes with the allergy there could be a subtle defect in the complex immune system which adds to the problem, you need to see a qualified allergist/immunologist for management,keep follow up with your doctor/ENT ...Read more