Warts on the hands are a common cosmetic defect, which occurs mainly in children and middle-aged people. In addition to the fact that such neoplasms spoil the appearance, they can cling to clothes and cause pain.
Trauma to the growth can lead to the development of oncology, and if it is detected, you should immediately visit a doctor and begin the course of necessary treatment.
Ointments for warts on the hands
Almost all ointments are a gentle way to get rid of growths. Undoubtedly, more radical methods can be used, for example, the removal of warts with the help of laser surgery or cryodestruction, but people resort to these options in especially advanced cases.
To date, in pharmacies you can find many different creams and ointments that will help to cope effectively with the external symptoms of papillomavirus, but each of them has its own contraindications for use, which should be considered when choosing a medicine.
The following drugs are included in the list of the best ointments against warts:
- Salicylic ointment;
- Thuja oil ointment;
Any of these drugs can effectively remove growths not only on the hands, but also in other problem areas, but at the same time they have a number of contraindications and recommendations for use.
Salicylic acid is the most effective way to get rid of neoplasms on the hands. On its basis, solutions, anti-wart plasters, creams and ointments are made. It gained its popularity in the treatment of warts due to the availability and almost complete absence of contraindications for use.
The advantages of treatment with salicylic ointment include:
- It is released without a prescription;
- minimal pain during dissolution of the formation;
- there is in every pharmacy;
- can be used to treat children from 6 years.
The disadvantages of using acid was a long course of treatment, which often takes two to three months.
Recommendations for the elimination of warts with salicylic ointment:
- before applying the drug to the skin of the hands, it must first be steamed using compresses dipped in warm water or a decoction of herbs;
- carry out the treatment preferably at night;
- after applying the ointment, the skin should be tightly bandaged or a piece of bandage should be fixed on top of the growth with the help of a medical adhesive plaster.
The drug Malavit is a combination of cream and gel, which quickly penetrates the epithelial structure to a sufficient depth and destroys the cells of the wart growth. In addition, this tool has no contraindications for use in the treatment of children and pregnant women.
The composition of the ointment includes natural and safe components:
- active biological complexes of silver and copper;
- resin of fir and cedar;
- stone oil;
- extracts of medicinal herbs (chamomile, sage, mint, celandine, etc.).
Malavit can not be used with other antiviral creams, since their combination can cause severe allergic reactions. It is also impossible to attach medical plasters soaked with salicylic acid on top of the treated growth.
The duration of use of Malavit is set by a dermatologist. But, as medical practice shows, one week will be enough to completely remove the middle wart. A quick result can be achieved only with regular use of the ointment, otherwise the growth will recover and increase in size.
Thuja oil ointment
Thuja oil ointment contains a large number of useful components that fight well with various respiratory diseases. Despite this, she has proven effective in removing warts on her hands. It is rarely used as an independent drug, and basically it perfectly complements the main course of treatment for papillomavirus.
In the process of a comprehensive fight against warts on the hands and fingers, an ointment from thuja oil should be applied to the growths until they disappear completely. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects on the epithelium and significantly increases the regenerative functions of the skin.
Contraindications to the use of this drug were:
- allergic reactions to the components of the ointment.
Panavir ointment is the most effective medicine in modern pharmacology, which allows you to forget about growths forever. The composition of the drug includes interferon, a protein produced by the human body to combat papillomavirus.
The ointment penetrates the structure of the skin and activates the local immune system, which begins to actively destroy the infected cells of the wart. As a result, the growth begins to become slightly inflamed and, after the destruction of the viral cells, is rejected from the epithelium.
The complete safety of using Panavir ointment in the treatment of papillomas in pregnant women and children has also become a good feature. Therefore, this medicine is popular with dermatologists, and they very often prescribe it to their patients.
Ointment against warts at home
Despite the large selection of drugs, many people prefer to treat diseases with the help of traditional medicine. In this case, you can prepare the ointment yourself.
To do this, you need to stock up on the following ingredients:
- chopped garlic – 1 teaspoon;
- vinegar essence – 4 tablespoons;
- melted pork fat – 1 teaspoon.
All components are mixed in a ceramic or glass dish and placed in the refrigerator for several hours. After the mixture has adopted a creamy consistency, it must be applied to the wart overnight for one week. If during this period the growth on the arm has not disappeared, then the course of treatment should be extended.