Warts, papillomas and other benign neoplasms on the skin most often have a viral nature. They can be located in open areas of the body – the neck, under the armpits, on the hands and feet, in the intimate area. This gives a person a lot of inconvenience and gives a less aesthetic appearance. Recommended methods in salons – cryo-freezing, electrocoagulation, radio waves cause fear in many people. In this case, from the papillomas a lapis pencil will come to the rescue.
The name comes from the word "lapis", which means silver nitrate. The composition of the product also includes potassium nitrate. The components of the drug have a cauterizing and coagulating effect. When exposed to tissues, protein coagulation occurs, as a result of which they lose their structure and properties. First, a chemical burn appears on the skin, then the destruction and death of the papilloma occurs.
It has been observed that silver nitrate has an effect:
- Wound healing
The pencil is used to remove warts and papillomas, and will also be useful in a home medicine cabinet as an antiseptic for skin lesions:
- Minor wounds and cracks;
- Peptic ulcer.
In appearance, it represents a colorless or cream-colored rod, devoid of odor. It is 3 cm long and has a tapered tip. Packed in polyethylene and placed in a cardboard box. It is produced by the Russian company Ingakamf, due to which it has a low cost in pharmacies.
Instructions for use
To achieve the effect and not damage healthy tissues, follow the instructions:
- Wash the skin well first and dry. A large amount of dirt and dead epithelium reduces the effectiveness of the product;
- Remove the protective cap and dip the tip of the pencil into the water. Silver nitrate begins to dissolve and acquires the ability to settle on the surface of the growth;
- Lubricate the neoplasm, being careful not to get to healthy areas. Do not press hard, otherwise the pencil will break;
- Processing time is 20 seconds for ordinary papillomas and 40 seconds for plantar growths;
- You do not need to wipe the skin from the remnants of the product. Perhaps a slight burning sensation that quickly passes. After a few hours, you will notice that the papilloma has darkened. This is an adequate reaction of tissues to the effect of lapis;
- On the neoplasm, you can stick a piece of the patch;
- Repeat manipulation if necessary. It is recommended to use a pencil 1-2 times a day;
- Treatment is continued until the growth disappears.
Small and thin papillomas can disappear after 1-2 procedures. To remove papillomas of a dense structure on the feet, fingers, treatment can be continued for a week. Plantar growths turn out to be the most unsuitable in this regard, since they have a dense stratum corneum. Therefore, before using silver nitrate, the skin of the feet should be thoroughly steamed.
Warts and papillomas may have an external resemblance to malignant skin formations, therefore, before their independent removal, you should visit a dermatologist. Only after its approval can you start treatment.
Despite the ease of use and accessibility, the lapis pencil has a number of restrictions on its use:
- Children's age up to 2 years;
- Large growths of skin;
- Neoplasms are located on the face and genitals.
It is forbidden to use a pencil to remove moles and nevuses. The skin structure of the treated area should be considered. So, on the face and in the intimate zone it is very tender, so a chemical burn easily occurs. Scars and scars may form in its place.
For the same reason, you can not use a pencil to treat babies. Their skin reacts strongly to its action of its components, in addition, the child may feel severe burning and pain during use. The probability of a burn in a baby is much higher than in adults, especially if you apply the product to an open wound.
In some cases, an allergic reaction to the action of silver nitrate develops. A small rash, irritation, redness, and itching of the skin appear. If this happens, further use of the pencil is prohibited. A person should be given any antihistamine: Claritin, Loratadin, Tsetrin.
Use during pregnancy and lactation is allowed only after the permission of the doctor and in small concentrations.
When using a lapis pencil, unwanted skin reactions are possible:
- Chemical burns;
- Irritation of surrounding tissue;
If any side effect occurs, you should refrain from using lapis.
Interaction with other means
Silver nitrate is not compatible with many organic compounds: preparations of bromine, iodine, chlorine decompose its components. Lapis interacts with plant extracts and anesthetics (novocaine, lidocaine), which destroys its structure and reduces its effectiveness.
Instead of cauterizing papillomas, you can try to freeze them. Now on sale are funds that are analogues of liquid nitrogen. Their action is based on the freezing of intracellular fluid. The smallest ice floes form, which destroy the neoplasm. After using the cryocaradash, the blood supply and nutrition of the growth are turned off, it dies.
A popular remedy for home tissue freezing is Cryopharma. The preparation consists of a mixture of propane and dimethyl ether and is packaged in an aerosol can.
The Wartner Cryo solution is considered an analogue of Cryopharm and is used to remove small papillomas – not more than 7 mm in diameter.
Solutions for freezing tissues are not cheap, but they help to remove the growth in 1-3 procedures. There are contraindications.
In an effort to crack down on papillomas, people forget about the existing contraindications. Remember that you can not use moxibustion in the following cases:
- A wart or papilloma is damaged, bleeding;
- There are scars and pigmentation on the skin;
- There is skin inflammation and signs of infection;
- Used with caution in diabetes.
Many patients managed to achieve a complete disappearance of the growth in 2-3 weeks from the beginning of the use of a lapis pencil. At first, a benign formation darkens, then its structure changes. It becomes coarser, then disappears. A good effect is achieved in the treatment of thin filiform papillomas. Less pronounced result when exposed to plantar warts.