Papillomas are neoplasms on the skin, consisting of squamous epithelium. Such growths are benign in nature, but they create discomfort and can provoke derivative ailments due to damage to the papilloma.
The appearance of warts on the skin provokes a virus that lives in the blood, so the complete elimination of the disease requires an integrated approach, but there are methods that will help get rid of this unpleasant phenomenon. In a wide variety of anti-papilloma products, oxolin ointment has gained great popularity.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
Along with hardware methods for treating papillomas, there is a group of special ointments for their elimination, but they are all quite expensive, while oxolinic ointment is available to everyone. This is one of the main reasons for the popularity of this tool.
Also, papillomas, even after removal, often appear on other areas of the skin, and not everyone will want to experience the hardware procedure again, and with the help of an ointment, their removal occurs quickly and does not require unpleasant manipulations.
The main active substance in the preparation is oxolin, and to create a creamy consistency, petrolatum and petrolatum are added. All these components are absolutely safe for the body and have virtually no contraindications.
Oxolin is an antiviral agent of synthetic origin, which is able to successfully fight the external manifestations of herpes, influenza and other infections. The main influence of this substance is that it is able to stop the development of pathogenic cells.
At the moment, manufacturers of ointments offer 2 options for the release of the drug:
- Tube with a volume of 10 g with a concentration of the active substance of 0.25%.
- Tube volume of 30 g with a content of 3% oxoline.
To remove papillomas, a 3% ointment is used. The product is characterized by a pure white color, and may also have a yellowish tint.
The effectiveness of the drug in the fight against papillomas is explained by the antiviral effect of oxolin directly on the virus, which caused a neoplasm in one place or another. According to doctors, the therapeutic effect of the ointment is that it blocks the nodes of the connection of pathogenic cells with the cell membrane, which stops the growth of papilloma.
The product has a local effect, and is absorbed into the skin by only 5%, which is a guarantee of the safety of the drug. Oxolin is already eliminated from the body within a day, so cases of overdose during the use of the ointment are impossible. Local negative reactions are also excluded, and there is no need for a complex selection of concentration.
The mechanism of action of oxolinic ointment on papillomas
Those who are faced with the problem of the appearance of papillomas leave a variety of reviews about oxolinic ointment, but even with conservative methods of treating this problem, oxoline is a good helper.
Therapy of the problem with this ointment takes quite a long time, but at the same time it is completely painless and safe. The first positive changes are observed a week after the start of treatment.
If you treat with ointments or alcohol solutions, then spots or even scars may remain on the skin, from oxolinic ointment, such consequences do not occur. Many products for burning papillomas can leave burns on the skin; ointment with oxolin does not cause skin injuries.
This drug contributes to the effective removal of papillomas due to several positive properties:
- Therapeutic, which is provided due to the penetration of the active substance deep into the skin;
- Painless effects on warts and the skin around them;
Such a complex effect has ensured the widespread use of oxolinic ointment in the treatment of papillomas, both as a concomitant medication and as the only medicine.
How to apply ointment in the fight against papillomas
There is no specific information on how oxolin ointment is used specifically against papillomas.
But using it is very simple:
- The ointment should be applied to the papilloma with a thin layer, with a slight movement, so as not to damage the formation;
- You can cover the treated area with a piece of gauze;
- The area near the papilloma needs to be lubricated with any cream. This will prevent burning and irritation;
- The procedure must be repeated 3-4 times a day;
- The treatment period is from 2 to 4 weeks.
If neoplasms occur on the hands, then after treatment with ointment, it is advisable to wear gloves to prevent washing off with water. In the affected area, the product should remain for at least 15 minutes. It is very important to systematically apply the product without missing.
Some people who used this ointment to remove papillomas noted that there may be a slight burning sensation or tingling in the treated area. This is not to be afraid, within a few minutes the reaction should pass. If the discomfort intensifies, the product must be removed and its use stopped.
If the treatment is successful, the formations simply dry out and fall away. In this case, a light pink spot may remain on the body, which will pass in speed. Do not treat unaffected areas of the skin, this can lead to overdrying of a healthy skin. If, after a month of treatment, the papilloma remains in place, you need to see a doctor for more serious therapeutic recommendations.
Treatment of papillomas in intimate areas
HPV can affect any part of the human skin, and the intimate organs of men and women are no exception. In such cases, when used correctly, oxolin ointment can also help.
Men need to treat the surface of the entire penis with ointment for a long time. At the same time, you need to regularly monitor hygiene to avoid diaper rash in this zone and the presence of pathogens of a different nature.
Where else is oxolin contained
The arsenal of drugs for treating papillomas is very large and diverse. The most popular are 3 types of funds:
- Having acids;
- Based on extracts from plants;
- With antibacterial action.
The latter are the most effective and gentle, ointments with the addition of oxolin belong to this group. There are a lot of similar drugs at the moment, but the simplest and most effective is simple oxolinic ointment. It is also possible to treat papillomas with other drugs based on this substance.
There is an analogue of the available oxolinka – “Viferon”, which costs several times more, but it has a completely identical effect, like other similar means, so most patients prefer a proven and cheap version.
What are the benefits of ointment?
The composition of the ointment is quite simple, therefore contraindications are minimized, but the positive properties are brought to the maximum possible:
- Affordable price.
- High efficiency.
- Low allergenicity.
This ointment not only helps get rid of unpleasant neoplasms on the skin, but is also widely used as a means of preventing viral diseases transmitted by airborne droplets. It can easily treat the nasal mucosa during influenza quarantine.
An important advantage of the tool is the possibility of use during pregnancy, since oxolin does not affect the health of a young mother and baby. Children from two years of age are also shown the use of oxolin-containing ointments.
Despite the many advantages of this tool in the fight against papillomas, it is better to consult a doctor before using it. Those who use this drug against any neoplasms on the skin make a big mistake. In appearance, the same growths can have a different nature, so it is important to make sure that you have the usual papilloma, and only then you can decide on the use of oxolinic ointment for its treatment.
Sometimes, for the effective removal of papillomas, a more complex medical treatment is needed, which can only be prescribed by a qualified doctor after a thorough examination.