After the specialists removed the tumor, you got rid of only part of the problem. In order that wounds after removal of papillomas do not inflame, causing a return of viral infection or new troubles, they need to be properly taken care of.
There are a huge number of requirements in this case, and violation of even one of them can lead to the tumor growing again.
First of all, you need to consider the following important recommendations:
- When washing in the shower, you need to close the wound so as not to wet the crust on it;
- The place to remove the papilloma must be hidden from the sun;
- The wound after the operation should be completely protected from any mechanical impact.
Following these instructions will help you eliminate complications after removal of the papilloma and do everything possible so that the growths do not form on the skin again. However, these requirements do not mean that you do not need to wash and close yourself from the outside world.
It is because of the violation of personal hygiene rules that people often grow papillomas, and the lack of sunlight, due to the content of vitamin D in it, negatively affects immunity.
Actions after removal of the papilloma: how to process the damaged area
At the site of the removed papilloma, a cavity forms, the diameter of which corresponds to the growth removed by the doctor. Within a day after the operation, the most likely consequences are swelling and redness of the treatment site. This is a completely normal reaction of the skin, so do not panic.
Due to the fact that healing takes place without a bandage, after a while a scab forms in the area of removal of the papilloma. This process takes an average of 3 weeks, after which the crust from coagulated blood and lymph clings tightly to wound surfaces, preventing pathogenic microorganisms from penetrating into them.
In order for a seal (scab) to appear on the wound, it is very important to provide it with constant and high-quality ventilation. Thanks to the intake of fresh air, the removal site is dried and the lymph fluid hardens. As a result, a so-called biological dressing is created that protects you from the likely return of skin tumors.
After removal of the papillomas, you can not touch the crust formed in its place. If you do this, the consequences will be very unpleasant:
- severe bleeding;
- the appearance of scars;
- the formation of age spots;
- infection of the wound.
At the same time, the separation of the scab is possible not only because of intentional or accidental physical impact on him, but also for other reasons. So it can fall off the wound on its own due to excessive drying or softening.
For this reason, it is impossible not only to let the wound get wet, but it is also forbidden to apply creams and other cosmetic preparations on it. To avoid overdrying, it is necessary to limit the effect on the skin at the site of removal of papilloma ultraviolet rays.
If you nevertheless accidentally tear off the scab and infection occurs, which inevitably leads to the release of pus and other problems, then completely remove the crust. However, this procedure should be performed only under the strict supervision of your doctor in charge, who is able to provide you with timely assistance in case of any complications.
It can also help you remove the crust, although this procedure can be performed independently in this way:
- First, the affected area must be soaked with peroxide or furatsilinom.
- After the crust has softened sufficiently, it needs to be lifted.
- The scab carefully peels off. Excessive efforts in this case do not need to be made, and if you can’t remove the crust formed on the wound easily, then it is better to soak it.
- After the scab has been removed, you need to carefully trim with a pair of scissors its well-fixed part.
Prohibited means for treating the site of removal of papillomas
Proper and quality care after removal of the papilloma plays a very important role, so do not ignore the advice and instructions of your doctor. First of all, you should forget about alcohol lotions, skin ointments, peeling and scrubs.
In the same way, it is necessary to completely eliminate the contact of the wound with any household chemicals (for example, detergents for dishes) and other aggressive cleaning products that are in your home.
When hygiene procedures also need to be extremely careful. So the appearance of complications very often is preceded by sloppy bath procedures, during which the crust is damaged by pumice or sponge. It is strictly forbidden to use them, like a razor in the just operated zone.
Almost never, after removal of papilloma from the face, the wound normally does not heal in the case of using foundation creams or other varieties of decorative cosmetics. Girls need to be careful when putting themselves in order. It is better to temporarily abandon cosmetics altogether than then suffer from complications in the form of significant rashes on the face and neck.
However, at the same time, the treatment of the wound after removal with sunscreen is not only allowed, but also very important. This should be done not at all places of removal of growths, but only on those that are constantly exposed to sunlight (hands, face and neck).
Immediately after surgery, the site of the cut of a benign tumor is incredibly sensitive to ultraviolet light, so its tendency to burns and the formation of age spots increases.
What complications may appear after removal of the papilloma?
In most cases, any unpleasant consequences occur only if the patient ignored the doctor’s instructions during treatment after surgical removal of the papillomas.
In order to prevent such consequences, just consider all the recommendations of your doctor. An experienced specialist will be able to tell you exactly what is better to treat the wound after removal of the papilloma.
It is strictly forbidden to select any medications yourself. Their choice depends on the individual characteristics of your body, the current condition of the skin and other nuances.
Two invariable points in therapy are only:
- Antiviral agents.
If you want to treat the wound yourself, then you can choose a remedy among such popular in any home as zielonka or iodine. Potassium permanganate will also be an excellent choice. However, they must be used in combination with medications prescribed by your doctor, otherwise you risk delaying treatment and causing other unpleasant consequences.
Improving the regenerative abilities of the skin
An important part of rehabilitation is to enhance the natural regenerative function of the skin. To do this, improve the elasticity of the skin and the quality of resistance under the influence of negative external factors. To do this, you can use the following tools:
- Vitamins A and E;
- Hyaluronic acid. It is often included in all kinds of creams and gels that can create a thin protective film on the skin, but at the same time do not limit the air supply that is so important for the period of wound healing. This acid also contributes to improved production of elastin and collagen, and also renews the coarsened skin tissue;
- Glycolic acid. The only peeling allowed in which healing is not impaired. The advantage of glycolic acid lies in its ability to remove dead skin particles and smooth its surface without damaging effects.
However, although these remedies are very important for therapy, they should only be used after consultation with your healthcare provider. At certain stages, a wet crust on the wound after removal of the papilloma is a very serious problem, even if such delicate products are used.
Prior to this, the production of elastin and collagen can be improved with the help of a properly designed diet. Due to the intake of vitamins and minerals, the skin integuments will also begin to regenerate and recover faster. But radical methods of eliminating neoplasms are strictly prohibited, because they lead to more serious problems.
Papilloma removal options
It is important to know not only what needs to be done after removal of the papilloma, but also about the available options for the operation. Most people are well aware of the usual surgical intervention for which they apply:
- local anesthesia;
- the loop;
- electric knife (in some cases).
After the doctor excises the papilloma in this way, the patient is cauterized with the cut site. This is necessary to clog the wound and prevent the further spread of infection.
Alternatively, you can choose the cryogenic method or electrocoagulation. However, none of them is distinguished by being absent after the completion of the procedure of scars and scars, which is definitely not a dignity when removing neoplasms from the face and other visible places.
At the same time, both the effect of electricity and, in particular, the use of liquid nitrogen cause unpleasant sensations.
You can do without pain and a single scar with the help of laser and radio wave removal of papillomas. After these methods, care of the disposal site is also greatly simplified. The disadvantage of these procedures is only the high cost, but it is quite justified.