The formation of warts on any part of the body is an alarming bell about a decrease in immunity. A wart is a benign neoplasm of a spherical shape with a scaly hard surface.
Malleus or wart growth on the foot is the most painful variety. Initially, the discomfort of the tongues is comparable to walking barefoot on small pebbles. Growing into the tissue of the epithelium, the tongues begin to put pressure on the nerve endings, causing sharp pain when walking. A person becomes disabled, he cannot move independently. Therefore, plantar growths should be removed as early as possible.
Causes of occurrence
Such growths have a viral etymology. However, infection with papillomavirus manifests itself in the form of skin defects. Often the patient does not suspect that he is an HPV carrier. The virus can "sleep" from several months to several years. As long as the body's defenses are enough to resist infection. Decreased immunity and the appearance of unwanted growths provoke factors such as:
- Respiratory disease;
- Hormonal changes;
- Exacerbation of chronic diseases;
- Physical or mental strain;
- Taking steroids and antibiotics.
At risk are people who neglect foot hygiene, visit saunas, pools without rubber slippers, use other people's bath accessories, try on shoes in a store without a nylon stocking.
The appearance of sponges or other neoplasms requires mandatory consultation with a specialist. Although most often come across with wart growths in themselves or their loved ones and believe that they can make a diagnosis on their own, this is not entirely true. Only a qualified specialist can make an accurate diagnosis, eliminating oncogenic risks and offer the most effective way to get rid of growths on the legs.
Methods for the treatment of plantar growths
Papillomavirus and tumors, the cause of which it is, are well understood. Therefore, there are a sufficient number of methods to get rid of such troubles as growths on the foot. All these methods can be divided into three categories:
- Radical removal in the clinic;
- Medical burning out at home;
- Alternative methods of treatment.
Many are afraid of medical manipulations, preferring folk recipes or home treatment with pharmacy drugs. Most patients find home removal of tumors less traumatic and painful.
However, cauterization of the fennel with pharmaceutical preparations, which include aggressive alkalis or acids, is a risky event, requiring careful and strict adherence to the instructions. Otherwise, the consequences in the form of burns and pain can not be avoided. In addition, the effectiveness of such treatment can not be compared with the removal of shipigi in a specialized clinic, which employs professionals who value their reputation.
Seek medical attention immediately if:
- It hurts to touch the tongue;
- There is discomfort (itching or burning) in the damaged area;
- The growth begins to grow sharply, changes shape;
- Subsidiary neoplasms appear;
- There was an injury to the wart;
- Kros or pus is released from the damaged area.
Breeding in a specialized clinic
Medical centers offer their clients such methods of dealing with unwanted growths on their legs:
- Laser destruction – wart tissue is evaporated layer by layer under the influence of a laser beam. An effective, safe, but expensive treatment;
- Electrocoagulation – closed in a loop high-frequency current burn neoplasm. A painful method requiring mandatory pain relief;
- Surgical excision. Under local anesthesia, the surgeon cuts the growth and adjacent tissues with a scalpel. A very traumatic method, it is used only for overgrown growths or at the risk of malignancy of formation;
- Cryodestruction – cauterization of the tongue with liquid nitrogen.
Sponges removal with nitrogen
Cryodestruction is the most popular way to deal with growths on the foot. The treachery of the shipitsa is in discomfort, which she can deliver to her “owner" when walking. The growth of a wart in depth leads to pinching of the nerve endings and the appearance of a pain syndrome.
Most often, the shipitsa is deployed on the pads or at the base of the fingers, as well as on the heels. When the doctor cauterizes the tent with liquid nitrogen, the patient may experience discomfort. This is due to the need for additional pressure on the growth and the duration of the cryodestruction procedure.
Despite the fact that the procedure for freezing wart tissues with liquid nitrogen is often well tolerated, there are contraindications for this method. These include:
- Hypersensitivity to nitrogen;
- High blood pressure;
- The appearance of an allergic reaction on the skin near the neoplasm;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Acute respiratory disease;
Stages of cryodestruction
The freezing procedure is carried out by a specialist using an applicator (a long wooden stick with a cotton tip or a special cryoapplicator with a reservoir for the active substance). A small amount of nitrogen is applied to the growth within thirty seconds.
Immediately after cauterization with nitrogen, the growth turns white and becomes hard. An hour and a half after the manipulation, the damaged area turns red, swelling may appear. For tomorrow, a bubble forms, which gradually dissolves within seven to ten days. The wound formed as a result of freezing is covered with a crust of dried blood and lymph on top.
Over the course of ten to fifteen days, the crust will play the role of a natural bactericidal dressing, after which it independently disappears. Do not scratch or peel off the crust. This can lead to scarring, the appearance of a secondary infection in the wound.
The skin after removal of the sponges heals much longer than after the removal of other neoplasms. A person may lose their ability to work for two weeks. This is due to pain at the site of the removed growth. In addition, plantar outgrowths usually have deep roots, the removal of which may require three to four cryodestruction procedures.
The experience and professionalism of the specialist conducting the procedure allows him to assess the strength of the impact. Otherwise, the damaged skin will heal for a very long time, and a dent may remain at the site of the removed neoplasm.
The main care in the postoperative period is the careful attitude to the damaged area. A bubble that appears after cryodestruction is forbidden to puncture, injure or wet.
A punctured vesicle or a torn crust can become an “entrance gate” for pathogens to enter the wound. The development of a secondary infection at the site of a remote neoplasm can be accompanied by an inflammatory process, redness of the skin around the wound, purulent discharge. In this case, you can not do without medical assistance.
It is treated twice a day with potassium permanganate or 2% salicylic alcohol solution for seven to ten days.
Papillomavirus is highly contagious. It is possible to prevent the spread of infection by excluding the patient’s contact with family members during the treatment period and providing him with personal hygiene items (towel, washcloth, soap).
The results of cryodestruction, its advantages and disadvantages
Like any surgical intervention, cryodestruction has positive and negative sides. The benefits of the procedure are:
- Affordable cost compared to laser, radio wave removal;
- Lack of preparatory procedures;
- Short-term manipulation;
- Prevention of the spread of the virus to the epithelium adjacent to the growth;
- The absence of scars with a qualified procedure and proper postoperative care.
Cons cryodestruction tenon:
- Unpleasant sensations during the procedure;
- The effectiveness of treatment depends on the qualifications of the doctor, his ability to assess the depth and strength of the necessary impact;
- Repeated procedure may be required.
The price of services for cryogenic freezing of the shipitsa depends on the clinic, city of residence, the number and size of tumors.
The average cost of processing the growth, the diameter of which does not exceed half a centimeter, is about 600 rubles. Larger – about one and a half thousand.
Of course, how many people, so many opinions. And reviews about cryodestruction, as well as about any manipulation, depend on the pain threshold, the patient’s history of diseases, a tendency to allergic reactions, and even mood.
Most patients who choose cryodestruction as a way to get rid of their tongs note:
- Soreness and discomfort during the procedure and within two to three days after its completion;
- High efficiency treatment with liquid nitrogen;
- Repeated manipulation in most cases may be needed to remove deep old growths;
- The formation of a bubble, the need for its treatment is the main disadvantage of the procedure;
- Affordable price;
- No scars or scars.
The key to successful treatment is the choice of clinic and specialist. The procedure itself, the healing process, the duration of the restoration of the epithelium, the appearance of the healed skin, depend on the qualifications of the doctor.