Warts on the skin are a cosmetic defect and very often appear in open areas of the body. In most cases, they do not cause harm, but very spoil the appearance of a person. In order for such growths to quickly pass, you can use a large assortment of medications, among which various ointments and creams have become the most popular.
Where do warts come from?
Warts are benign neoplasms that occur due to the presence of papillomavirus (HPV) in the body.
The causes of the disease are many:
- contact with a sick person;
- the use of other people's personal items and hygiene items;
- visiting public pools and natural reservoirs;
- transmission of the disease from mother to baby during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
There is also a list of factors that increase the chances of HPV infection:
- chronic diseases;
- violation of the protective functions of the body;
- postoperative period;
- injuries of the skin.
Ointment treatment for warts
Sometimes it happens that the growths disappear on their own, without any treatment, but basically they continue to develop and grow rapidly. This process cannot be started and it is urgent to visit a dermatologist. He will prescribe the necessary laboratory tests and select a course of treatment.
The standard method for getting rid of papillomavirus and its external manifestations includes taking antiviral tablets and using ointments that should be applied to the neoplasm. Also, treatment is supplemented by immunomodulatory drugs that enhance the action of essential drugs.
Ointments are the main tool for removing warts and their range is quite diverse.
The most popular are:
- Oxolinic ointment.
Viferon – the best ointment for warts
Viferon is a very simple and at the same time quite effective remedy against many skin diseases. He fights well with papillomas and is used both as an independent and auxiliary medicine.
Today Viferon is available in three forms:
- rectal suppositories;
- ointment for warts.
Thanks to this choice, you can use the drug when removing any types of growths, including genital warts.
The main active ingredient of Viferon is a protein that is produced by the human body in response to the threat of the virus. Interferon has become this component. It blocks the multiplication of damaged cells and stops the growth of tumors. Under the influence of interferon, the wart gradually stops its development and eventually disappears completely.
The positive properties of Viferon include:
- strengthening local immunity;
- ease of use;
- the treatment process is painless;
- speed of result;
- low absorption of active ingredients.
Due to the minimal absorption, the drug can be used against warts in pregnant women and young children from one year old. It is also completely safe for breastfeeding.
Panavir: effective ointment for warts
Panavir has become another interferon-based drug. It is used in the treatment of dermatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and papillomavirus.
In the pharmacy you can find four forms of drug release:
To remove papillomas, doctors prescribe an ointment that is spread on the wart and the skin around it with a local fight against the virus. The popularity of this remedy is explained by a large list of beneficial effects on the skin, which leads to rapid death and decay of the growth.
These actions include:
The benefits of using Panavir ointment are:
- the possibility of organizing the protection of the skin from viral infection at the cellular level;
- suppression of papillomavirus activity by stopping the activity of harmful protein formations;
- increasing the protective functions of local immunity;
- relieving itching and discomfort at the site of localization of the disease;
- increased epidermal regeneration.
According to the World Research Center, all components of Panavir are not toxic and harmful to humans. In view of this, it can be used in the fight against warts in pregnant women and young children.
Oxolinic ointment is an excellent anti-inflammatory drug that is used not only in the treatment of respiratory diseases, but also for the removal of papillomas. The active components of the drug block the development of viral epithelial cells and disrupt the growth of the growth.
Due to the safety of the active ingredients, there are no rules for applying ointment against warts on the body. Therefore, you can not be afraid of getting it on healthy areas of the body and mucous membranes.
Ointment is used when removing:
- genital papillomas (genital warts);
- facial growths;
- warts on the arms and legs;
- any other skin neoplasms.
The only recommendation for applying oxolinic ointment was the preliminary steaming of the skin surface. This will enable the active components to penetrate deep into its structure and accelerate the treatment process.
Imiquimod or Aldara cream is the best remedy for removing genital warts or anogenital warts. The composition of the drug includes the active substance imiquimod, which stimulates the production of interferon in the body, which destroys viral cells.
Despite its effectiveness, Imiquimod cream has contraindications for use:
- cannot be used to treat papillomavirus in pregnant women;
- It is forbidden to use the cream during lactation.
Also, if you have HIV, you should talk with an infectious disease doctor about the effectiveness of Aldar cream against warts. This is necessary because with an impaired immune system, the active component of the drug may not be effective.
Antipapilloma is a wart gel that is used to remove any kind of growths on the body. The composition of the medicine includes:
- sodium hydroxide;
- potassium hydroxide.
All components have a good exfoliating effect, which leads to keratinization of the growth and its subsequent falling away.
The duration of removal of neoplasms with Antipapillum gel is no more than one week. To do this, you need to smear warts at least 3-4 times a day. If the growth did not pass during the specified period, then the procedure can be repeated until the desired result is obtained.
There are no contraindications to the use of Antipapilloma. However, doctors prohibit the use of wart gel on the face and mucous membranes, as it can cause serious burns. In case of contact with healthy skin, it should be thoroughly washed with 5% citric acid solution.