The appearance of warts is the first symptom of papillomavirus infection. Usually, growths do not bring a person discomfort, but they can cause the development of a more serious ailment – skin cancer.
If warts are found, you must immediately visit a medical institution where the doctor will determine the type of disease and help to draw up an appropriate course of treatment.
Types of Warts
All growths on the body are divided into several categories depending on their shape and location:
- genital (genital warts);
Genital wart growths are localized in the genital area and can appear in both women and men. The main route of infection with genital warts was unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Plantar papilloma develops on the lower part of the foot. Due to the constant pressure on the wart, it condenses over time and turns into a solid neoplasm with a keratinized upper layer. Such an outgrowth differs from simple corns in small droplets of blood that appear after its cutting.
Other types of warts can appear on any part of the body, for example, on the arms, in the armpits, on the face or chest.
Papillomavirus can be infected in different ways:
- through a handshake;
- after visiting public saunas or pools;
- during sexual intercourse;
- when using other people's personal hygiene items (washcloths, towels, toothbrush, etc.).
The presence of diabetes, skin lesions and a poor immune system can increase the chances of papilloma infection.
How to get rid of warts?
The range of medicines that help quickly and effectively eliminate growths on the skin is quite diverse. To cure papillomavirus, ointments, tablets, and even freezing sprays can be used. However, such methods are relevant if there are many growths on the body, and a patch with salicylic acid from warts can be used to remove single neoplasms.
All patches have a softening and antiseptic effect on the location of the infection, due to which they received many positive reviews from doctors. The drug penetrates deep into the epithelium and allows you to gently remove rough skin along with the wart.
All plasters are based on salicylic acid, which creates an unfavorable environment that prevents the development of fungal and viral infections. The second component was sulfur. It dries the epithelium and helps restore skin cells.
Advantages of using plasters against growths:
- low cost;
- ease of use;
- almost no contraindications;
- lack of scars after removal of the wart;
- possibility of use at any time.
In addition, this tool has a wide range of actions:
Rating of effective wart plasters
All existing adhesives are equally effective in combating various growths and they differ from each other only at the cost.
The most popular means were:
- Suda Epitact;
- House Hi Tech.
Each of them has its advantages and contraindications for use.
Today, a salipodic patch is the most common tool for removing any warts, regardless of their size and place of occurrence. The main active ingredients were sulfur and salicylic acid. They penetrate deeply into the structure of the skin and act on the growth from the inside. Due to this, the virus begins to die in the epithelium, and the wart gradually dies.
To completely get rid of papilloma, three plasters will be enough, and the entire course of treatment takes no more than seven days. If after this period the wart does not fall off on its own, then you can tear it off with tweezers.
A contraindication to the use of a salipod patch from warts was:
- period of breastfeeding;
- pregnancy at any time;
- allergy to components;
- age up to 10 years.
The composition of the patch Mediplast includes 40% salicylic acid, which fights well with all types of growths. Basically, it is used to remove warts in those areas of the skin that are under pressure, for example on the feet.
To avoid irritation of the epithelium, before using Mediplast, the skin around the growth should be lubricated with a baby cream. A cream layer will protect the body from the effects of salicylic acid.
Contraindications to the use of salicylic patch from warts Mediplast was:
- allergy to the active substance;
- age up to 10 years.
Suda Epitact Pads
Suda Epitact is a German-made patch based on thuja extract. The patch consists of a sticky base and a pad impregnated with the active substance. It must be glued so that this pad gets on the wart.
It is recommended to use it on those areas of the skin that are under pressure, for example, on the foot or the inside of the palm of the hand. A good feature is that Suda Epitact can be used even by children. This is due to the hypoallergenic substance of thuja, which does not contribute to intoxication of the body and irritation of the skin.
Despite all the advantages, this tool has one drawback – the high price. In most pharmacies, the patch will cost at least 2400 rubles for 5 pieces.
There are no contraindications to the use of Suda Epitact patch.
Patch Dr. House hi tech
Dr. House Hi Tech has become the Chinese counterpart to Salipoda warts, which included 40% salicylic acid. It is used to remove corns and growths on any part of the body.
The kit includes a patch and a protective disc that protects healthy skin from the adverse effects of the active substance.
Contraindications to the use of the patch Dr. House Hi Tech has become:
- the presence of skin diseases;
- damage to the surface of the body (wounds, abrasions, scratches);
- allergy to salicylic acid;
- age up to 10 years.
How to use the patch
Before gluing the patch on the affected area of the skin, it must first be steamed in warm water for 5 minutes. Next, the body should be wiped dry with a cotton towel or napkin.
After the anti-wart patch is fixed to the problem area, a regular medical adhesive plaster should be glued on top of it. This will allow you to reliably fix the lower layer with the active drug and prevent it from falling off. You need to change the medical patch after a certain time interval, which is indicated in the instructions for use.
When using any patch for removing warts, which is based on salicylic acid, you should exclude the use of preparations containing zinc and resorcinol. The combination of these substances can negatively affect human health and cause irreparable harm.
Wart Treatment Recommendations
Removing growths with a patch relieves only of the external symptoms of papillomavirus. Therefore, treatment should not be limited to the use of topical agents.
Together with the patch, the location of the infection should be periodically treated with antiviral creams and ointments, which will protect healthy parts of the body from the spread of the disease. It is also advisable to take pills that will fight the papillomavirus from the inside. Such a comprehensive treatment will help to quickly get rid of the infection and forget about it forever.
In addition, you need to take care of the state of the immune system. For this, doctors recommend taking vitamin complexes and eating fruits and vegetables. These measures will help maintain the protective functions of the body and protect against relapse of the disease.