Sponges – this is one of the symptoms of papillomavirus infection, which can appear on the skin of the foot or near the big toes. Often, such growths do not pose a particular danger to humans, but they cause a lot of trouble when walking, as they are constantly subjected to pressure and friction against shoes. To cure this ailment and return your legs to a good appearance, you need to contact a dermatologist who will prescribe the necessary tests and select the most suitable course of therapy.
Causes of plantar warts
Papillomavirus is a very common disease that enters the human body in one of the following ways:
- during intercourse with an infected person;
- through handshakes or hugs;
- during pregnancy (from woman to fetus);
- when visiting public baths, saunas, open reservoirs;
- through other people's personal hygiene items or clothing.
Weakened immunity, the presence of chronic diseases, the use of potent drugs, and even diabetes can increase the risk of infection.
Today, there is no 100% protection against HPV, so both adults and young children can get it. The only way to reduce the likelihood of infection is to follow the rules of prevention, but if the protective functions of the body are too weak, then preventive measures will be absolutely powerless against the virus.
Shipitsa or corn?
The plantar wart looks like an ordinary corns, which appears due to wearing uncomfortable shoes. You can distinguish them from each other, but it is best to entrust this to a specialist, since in this case it is very easy to make a mistake.
The main difference between Shipigi and callus is a slight pain, which appears when pressure is applied to it from the sides. This is because the coarsened neoplasm has deep roots that are connected to nerve fibers. In turn, with pressure on the corn, there are no unpleasant sensations, since it is nothing more than a simple accumulation of keratinized epidermal cells.
In addition, when you carefully examine the surface of the plantar wart through a magnifying glass, you can see a small white spot in the center – this is its spike (root). Usually it is surrounded by black dots, which are clogged capillaries.
Methods of treating fennel
There are several options that will help quickly remove the plantar wart:
- drug treatment;
- hardware removal of the growth;
- use of traditional medicine.
Each of them has its own advantages and is selected depending on the stage of formation of the neoplasm, its size, as well as on the individual characteristics of the patient's body.
Preparations against herpes on the foot
The fastest and most effective way to get rid of plantar warts was the use of chemical solutions. They instantly penetrate deep into the structure of the growth, destroy the infected cells of the epidermis and contribute to the fall of the spines along with the root. At the end of therapy, a small depression remains at the site of the neoplasm, which is completely delayed in 5-7 days.
The solution contains two chemicals – phenol and metacresol. When it enters the dermis, they cause necrosis of the wart cells, as a result of which it gradually dies and falls off.
In one package of the drug is a bottle with a solution and a dispenser, with the help of which the liquid is applied to the place of localization of the tongue. Doctors forbid dipping fingers into the medicine, because the chemical compounds in its composition lead to necrosis of both infected and healthy tissues.
Before applying Verrucacid to the plantar wart, the area around the neoplasm is smeared with a thick layer of petroleum jelly or baby cream. After treatment, a regular medical patch should be applied to the skin. This will protect the solution from smearing.
In order to remove the fennel with a diameter of 3-4 cm, it is necessary to use the drug twice with a 24-hour interval. After a couple of days, she will begin to change her color and eventually fall off. If it has not completely disappeared, or this did not happen at all, then the treatment will need to be repeated one more time. However, before this, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Solcoderm is a good substitute for Verrucacid and is a highly concentrated solution containing several acids:
Usually, a single use of the drug is required to get rid of a small plantar wart. It very quickly destroys growth cells, after which a faint wound remains in its place. If necessary, the processing can be repeated, but this can be done no earlier than a week later.
Despite the fact that Solcoderm has the same principle of action as Verrukatsid, it has a number of contraindications for use:
- age up to 9 years;
- the period of breastfeeding;
- high sensitivity of the skin.
Another effective remedy for plantar warts was Superchistotel fluid. Despite the fact that its name resembles a plant of the same name, the drug has nothing to do with it. It does not contain plant components and the active substances in its composition are alkali potassium and sodium.
When the solution gets on the tongue, a chemical burn of infected tissues occurs, which provokes the wart to peel off within 3-4 hours. In some cases, Superchistotel is not able to completely get rid of the growth in one application, so you will have to lubricate the fennel several times.
Today, this solution is the most inexpensive and effective tool against various types of papillomas, but with its help it is impossible to treat spines on children's legs and in expectant mothers.
Hardware treatment of the tongue on the foot
To quickly and painlessly get rid of plantar growths, the best solution is to contact a cosmetology center. There, the client will be offered a wide selection of techniques for the hardware removal of tongues, after which no traces will remain on the skin of the foot.
Today, a wart on the foot can be removed in one of the following ways:
- cryodestruction (neoplasm freezing with liquid nitrogen);
- laser therapy;
- radio wave surgery.
All methods of removing outgrowths on the sole using cosmetology equipment have a single list of contraindications:
- inflammatory processes at the site of localization of the wart;
- high body temperature;
- acute skin infections of the feet;
- suspicion of degeneration of the tenon into a cancerous tumor;
- high blood pressure.
If there are any prohibitions, other methods of combating the neoplasm are prescribed to the patient. Basically, in this case, they resort to chemotherapy or surgery.
Removal of Shipig folk methods
If you find small tongues on the sole, you do not have to rush to the pharmacy or cosmetology center. You can get rid of this minor problem yourself with the help of recipes used by our ancestors.
Garlic and Potato Compresses
Compresses made from garlic and potato tubers are the easiest way to remove the tongue at home. To do this, you need to take a couple of garlic cloves and one potato. The ingredients are crushed in a blender, after which the resulting slurry is wrapped in several layers of gauze.
The finished compress is applied to the site of the wart and is fixed with a bandage or a wide medical plaster. This procedure must be done overnight for several weeks. The duration of treatment depends on how deeply the root has grown into the layers of the epidermis.
Acetic acid copes well with sponges that have grown by no more than 3 centimeters. Often it is applied to the growth in its pure form, but it is best to prepare an ointment with its use.
The recipe included several components:
- one chicken egg;
- half a glass of 9% undiluted vinegar;
A chicken egg is placed in vinegar essence and left in it for several days. During this time, the shell should completely dissolve. Then a shell-like film is pulled out of the mixture and a small amount of flour is poured into the container for thickening.
The finished product is applied with a cotton swab to the plantar wart twice a day for 10 days. At the end of the specified period, the tenon softens and begins to exfoliate from the body. If she still clings to the skin, then it can be tucked with manicure scissors, previously moistened with alcohol. However, it is not necessary to tear it off by force, since part of the root will remain in the depths of the epidermis.
Shipitsa removed, what to do next?
After successful removal of the growth on the sole, it is necessary to take a course of taking antiviral drugs. This is the main condition for the complete suppression of the activity of human papillomavirus infection. Otherwise, the symptoms of infection will continue to appear on the skin.
To prevent the re-awakening of the disease, a person should take one of the following drugs:
In addition to suppressing the activity of papillomavirus, you need to take care of strengthening the protective functions of the body. To do this, you should start eating as much fresh plant food as possible or acquire vitamin and mineral complexes. A sufficient dose of beneficial substances will support the immune system, which in turn will protect the body from a recurrence of the disease.
Additional preventive measures
Prevention of human papillomavirus consists of several points:
- compliance with all rules of personal hygiene;
- regular visits to the doctor and testing for the detection of papillomavirus infection;
- timely treatment of pathologies that cause a rapid weakening of the immune system;
- wet cleaning of the housing at least twice a week;
- visiting pools or saunas only in replaceable shoes;
- rejection of bad habits;
- transition to a healthy diet.
Only observing all these recommendations can significantly reduce the chance of the disease returning to the active phase and protect your loved ones from the virus.