Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most contagious diseases that can be transmitted from a carrier to a healthy person through domestic or sexual contact.
The main symptom of the infection was the appearance of single or group growths in some areas of the skin, which, without proper treatment, can spread to healthy areas of the body. Today, scientists distinguish more than 100 types of HPV and only half of them have been thoroughly studied.
Papillomavirus: what is the disease dangerous?
Despite the fact that a small neoplasm does not cause much discomfort and in most cases is almost imperceptible, growths on the body can cause a more serious disease – skin cancer.
All types of papillomavirus are divided into two categories, depending on the location:
Papillomas appear on such areas of the skin as the chest, neck, hands and face, and condylomas are located in the genital area. The risk group for contracting such an infection includes not only women, but also men who have an erratic sex life. Also, the transmission of HPV is through pregnancy and breastfeeding, in which the virus is transmitted from mother to child through milk.
The main danger of papillomavirus is that the disease can trigger the development of cancer and therefore it is very important to detect the presence of the virus in the body at an early stage. This can be done with the help of diagnostics, which will detect the infection and establish its type. After determining the type of virus, only a doctor will be able to say which way is best to remove papillomas.
Papillomavirus treatment: professional methods
Professional anti-growth agents include:
Despite the high efficiency, when using professional methods, unpleasant situations often arise, for example, the reappearance of papillomas in the same area or the appearance of scars.
A more radical method of treating papillomas is surgery, which is prescribed in especially advanced cases. Indications for surgical intervention are the following:
- rapid increase in the affected area of the body
- the presence of malignant growths;
- the inability to remove papillomas with other available methods.
The method of treatment of papillomas with liquid nitrogen
Cryodestruction is the freezing of neoplasms with nitrogen, which can be used regardless of the stage of infection. The process of removing papillomas using cryodestruction takes a lot of time, since the patient has to go through several stages:
- tissue freeze;
- waiting for the edema to subside (temporary paralysis of the affected area is possible);
- rejection of frozen tissues;
- long regenerative process.
In total, it will take about six months to fully recover after removal of the papillomas by cryodestruction.
Using a laser beam has established itself as a quick and painless way to remove papillomas. The advantages of laser coagulation are as follows:
- lack of contact of the device with the human body, which ensures complete sterility of the process;
- after removal, no scars remain on the body;
- The laser stimulates the cells of the damaged area of the skin to quickly regenerate.
Removal of papillomas with the help of electric current is the only high-quality and painless process. Basically, this method is used to combat benign neoplasms in the area of intimate zones and on the face.
The essence of the technique is the effect of an electric current on the papilloma, which destroys the vessels that fed it. Compared to cryodestruction, electrocoagulation leaves no visible marks on the body.
Chemical cauterization of growths
Using the method of removing papillomas using chemicals is not very popular in modern cosmetology, since its effectiveness is significantly lower than other methods. In addition, under the influence of chemistry, a burn may appear on the skin, which will lead to an inflammatory process.
Self-removal of papillomas: which method is better?
If for some reason there is no desire to visit the beauty parlor, and the neoplasm does not cause problems, then it is better to remove it yourself. Alternative methods are to prepare various tinctures and ointments, which are regularly applied to the affected area of the body and lead to the death of the growth.
The easiest method to remove papillomas was to use a mixture of kerosene and walnuts. To do this, you need to grind the walnut kernels in a meat grinder and pour the finished pulp with kerosene in a ratio of 2: 1. After preparation, the mixture is infused for three weeks and after this period is applied with a cotton swab to the papilloma.
The next effective means of self-removal of papillomas is the use of celandine juice, which must lubricate the neoplasm in the morning and before bedtime. The only contraindication in this case is the individual intolerance of the celandine.
If the papilloma is large, then it can be pulled by silk or cotton thread. This must be done after processing the growth with an alcohol solution. A week later, the papilloma, devoid of blood supply, will dry up and disappear.