Papillomas that suddenly attacked the human body are benign neoplasms of a flesh or dark brown color caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Under the impact of papillomovirus, the skin usually appears, but in rare cases they form on the mucous membranes.
It is impossible to predict the size of the neoplasm in advance. Some of them remain small and inconspicuous, others grow and deliver physical discomfort to their “owner" in addition to cosmetic. We get to know the "enemy" closer.
What does the papilloma look like and where does this scourge come from?
The diversity of papillomas is due to the types of virus that attacked the human body. The form of neoplasms varies from round to elongated conical, sometimes they can resemble a knotted knot. To connect with the epithelium of papillomas, a "leg" is used. This gave them the popular name “leg warts”.
The surface of papillomas is also diverse and depends on the location of the dislocation – smooth varieties are found on the neck, and rough ones with keratinized particles on the extremities. Attacking mucous membranes (throat, genitals) of the subspecies are similar to cauliflower and are prone to overgrowth.
Neoplasms can be located on any part of the body. Some can be found in the mouth or anus. Even if you find on your body a neoplasm resembling a papilloma, do not rush to make a diagnosis yourself. Entrust it to the specialist.
Why does papilloma occur?
Papillomovirus can be in the body for a long time and does not manifest itself externally. The following factors contribute to the activation of the virus and its manifestation in the form of neoplasms on the skin:
- Smoking; alcohol abuse;
- Intestinal diseases;
- Acute viral infection;
- Long-term antibiotic treatment;
- The use of hormonal contraceptives;
- Stress and nervous exhaustion;
- Chronic inflammation of the bladder;
- Non-observance of personal hygiene.
The presence of one or more factors leads to a general weakening of the body, which is no longer able to withstand the destructive effects of the virus.
Is it possible to get rid of papillomas forever?
Although in most cases the presence of such growths as papillomas is not associated with pain, they greatly complicate the life of their "master". In addition to the aesthetic problem (especially relevant for papillomas on the open parts of the body), they are highly at risk of injury, causing everyday discomfort. Therefore, the question of whether papillomas need to be removed and how to do it correctly arises inevitably.
Is it mandatory to get rid of papillomas or can it disappear on its own?
Is it worth it to start removing the papilloma immediately after detection, or not in a hurry. Suddenly, she will disappear on her own, without outside interference. In fact, such a possibility exists. Possible short-term malfunctions in the immune system, its weakening due to uneven physical exertion, mental stress are often the cause of papillomas. Such neoplasms do not need treatment and disappear, as they appear on their own.
The second group of papillomas that do not need to be removed include neoplasms in minor children. The causes of their occurrence are associated with the unformed immune system of a teenager.
Do not wait for a miracle from genital warts (found on the mucous membranes of the genitals). Such formations themselves will not be healed. So a visit to the doctor can not be avoided.
Do papillomas need to be removed? The doctor will tell
The best thing a person can do if he finds an unwanted neoplasm in himself is to see a doctor. Only a specialist will establish which papillomas can be removed and tell you how best to do it. The arsenal of an experienced dermatologist has a whole range of diagnostic techniques that can establish a variety of papillomas and which of them cannot be removed because of the risk of developing cancer.
A feature of therapy for human papillomovirus is complex treatment.
- Taking antiviral drugs;
- Getting rid of all existing papillomas on the body;
- Immunomodulating therapy.
Treatment begins with the removal of all available growths. This is due to the presence of HPV in their cells, without removing which it is impossible to cure papillomas.
There are several methods that can effectively remove papillomas:
- Laser method. Its advantages include absolute sterility, quick recovery, safety for intact skin. In addition, after exposure to a laser, there are no traces left.
- Surgical method. It is used for suspected transformation into cancer. The papilloma is cut off with a scalpel.
- Chemical method. The use of drug solutions. The papilloma dries and falls away.
- Radio wave method. The affected area of the skin is dissected using radio waves. A completely painless method.
- Cryodestructive method. Freezing neoplasms with liquid nitrogen. Possible relapse of the disease.
- Electrocoagulation method. Burning papillomas using high-frequency current.
It all depends on the well-being of the woman. The only argument to postpone the manipulation is the increased fragility of the capillaries and a decrease in the pain threshold in “these days”.
Unfortunately, to the question whether papillomas can be completely cured, doctors give a negative answer. But the means available in medicine are able to lower the activity of HPV and prevent its spread throughout the body.
Is it possible to get rid of papillomas on my own?
To be honest, there are few people who have discovered a papilloma, which also does not hurt, immediately went to the clinic. Someone is afraid of doctors, someone considers the papilloma to be too insignificant reason for a visit to the doctor. And then they begin to wage "their struggle." After listening to the recommendations of a neighbor, girlfriend or work colleague, they are trying to tear, cut, pull the growth. Or they experience the power of the influence of "kitchen" medicine – they burn it with soda, vinegar and iodine. Unfortunately, this does not lead to anything good.
Why can not you remove papillomas at home?
The least that a torn or cut house of a papilloma can lead to is the appearance of a new growth in its place. Such amateur activity can “wake up” the virus, and it will begin to proliferate actively. This will lead to the formation at the site of the removed papilloma of a whole colony of formations.
Carrying out the procedure in antiseptic, and often in openly unsanitary conditions, will cause infection to enter the bloodstream and an inflammatory process.
It is impossible to independently understand which type of HPV you are dealing with. Only a qualified doctor can diagnose a virus strain. Trying to remove unwanted growth at home, you "play with fire." If the process of transformation into malignant neoplasms begins, it will not be easy to stop it even for specialists.
Is papilloma treated with folk methods?
Trying to cope with unwanted growths on the body will help recipes of alternative medicine. Is it worth it to apply or is it better to consult a doctor right away? There is no definite answer to this question. You can try your favorite folk recipe, but if there is no improvement, you need to consult a dermatologist.
Here are some tips from traditional healers:
- Celandine. Celandine grass does not just bear its name – it is a powerful tool to combat papillomas. A freshly cut stalk needs to be applied to the infected area of the skin. Repeat every other day. What will happen? The papilloma first turns red, then darkens and dies. For effectiveness, the procedure is repeated up to 6 times. Not recommended for expectant mothers and nursing women;
- Garlic and onion. This recipe uses the antiviral properties of these plants. Chopping the garlic, we attach it to the growth with a band-aid and leave it for 1-2 hours. You can use onion juice, gently applying it to the papilloma;
- Aloe and Kalanchoe. A valuable part of the flowers are their leaves. They are incised and wound to the neoplasm. It is advisable to leave overnight;
- Iodine. Lubricate the damaged area with a cotton swab every day. Avoid contact with healthy skin.
- Tincture of dandelions. Pour flowers and stems with alcohol. Insist in a glass container, protected from light for 14 days. Then store in the refrigerator. Drip on the wart several times a day until completely removed.
Even if papillomovirus is hidden in your body, there is no reason to panic. High immunity will become a protective wall on the path of spread and external manifestations of the disease.
Therefore, the main direction in the fight against the virus is the elimination of neoplasms and the strengthening of the body's immune forces.
To prevent relapse of the disease, you need to organize your day, reasonably combine work and rest time, give up bad habits and balance your diet.