Warts and tongues: differences and treatment

Shipitsa is one of the symptoms of papillomavirus infection that appears on the feet in the feet and big toe. Such growths are characterized by a deep root system, which penetrates the lower epidermal layers, after which it connects to the nerve endings and blood vessels.

This feature complicates the process of removal of the neoplasm and in especially advanced cases, surgical intervention may be required in which the tongue is cut together with the root with a scalpel.

Causes of papillomavirus

Papillomavirus infection enters the human body in several ways:

  • with bodily contact with the patient;
  • when using other people's hygiene items;
  • at the time of visiting the pool or sauna without replaceable shoes;
  • from mother to baby (breastfeeding, intrauterine development);
  • through the hair of pets.

Leg wart

There are a number of factors that increase the chance of infection:

  • wounds and scratches on the body;
  • the presence of chronic diseases of the internal organs;
  • diabetes of any type;
  • weak immune system.

Shipitsa or wart: what is the difference?

Many patients ask doctors how a wart differs from a tongue. In fact, there are no distinguishing features between them. A solid growth on the leg is an ordinary papilloma, which, under the influence of constant friction and pressure, over time becomes covered with keratinized skin. Under a dense layer of the dermis is a viral neoplasm, which is no different from other types of growths that appear in other parts of the body.

Since there are no differences between the shipitsa and the wart, any known medication, folk and cosmetic methods can be used to remove it. The only thing you need to remember is that the effectiveness of a particular therapy directly depends on the stage of development of the growth and the depth of germination of its root system into the epidermal layers.

Due to the fact that improper treatment of papillomas can cause the degeneration of the growth into a cancerous tumor, it is not recommended to remove them independently. Only a doctor can recognize the tongue and determine the type of virus.

Forceps removal

You can get rid of the plantar wart with:

  • cosmetic procedures (cryodestruction, laser removal of the growth, electrocoagulation, radio wave destruction);
  • topical preparations (anti-wart plasters, gels, creams, solutions).

You need to visit the cosmetology center if it is necessary to remove an old neoplasm with a deep shaft, which can not be removed with medication.


Like any other type of therapy, operations for the removal of herpes have a number of contraindications, according to which their use is not always possible. For more information, the patient can contact your doctor.

What cosmetic procedure to choose?

The effectiveness of the removal of the tongue with an instrumental method depends on the depth of penetration of the growth stem into the lower layers of the skin. Therefore, not every procedure can solve the problem with the plantar plantar wart.

For example, cryodestruction or electrocoagulation is not effective in getting rid of an extensive tumor on the leg. Nitrogen and electric current do not completely destroy the growth, and after it is removed, the papilloma root remains in the epidermis, which causes the disease to recur. Therefore, to remove the running tongs, another procedure will be required:

  • laser therapy;
  • destruction of the growth by radio waves.

Laser plantar wart removal

In medical practice, there are cases when it is impossible to use any cosmetic surgery to treat a patient. The reason for this is:

  • suspected malignancy of the neoplasm;
  • a ban on medical indicators (the presence of a pacemaker, mental disorders, etc.);
  • the presence of tongues with a diameter of more than 3 centimeters.

The only solution to this problem is excision of the plantar wart with a scalpel. The operation is performed in the surgical department of the district hospital under local anesthesia or general anesthesia (as directed by the doctor).

This procedure has a lot of disadvantages:

  • long rehabilitation period;
  • a scar remains at the site of removal of the neoplasm;
  • bleeding during surgery, which is undesirable for people with diabetes.

Therefore, excision of the growth with a scalpel is not popular among dermatologists and is prescribed only in especially difficult cases.

Drug treatment

Cosmetic operations are mainly recommended when it is impossible to get rid of the tongue in other ways. But at the first stage of the development of the plantar wart, the growth can be brought out with local drugs in combination with antiviral and immunomodulating drugs.

External medicines include:

  • Fresol;
  • Verrucacid;
  • Salicylic acid;
  • Oxolinic ointment;
  • Solcoderm;
  • Tea tree oil;
  • Vishnevsky ointment;
  • Antipapillary gel;
  • Papillock Balm
  • Wartox paste.

Wartox from Plantar Warts

These funds help to quickly and painlessly remove the fennel at the initial and middle stages of formation without the need for a visit to the cosmetology office.

If desired, the patient can use the kits for cryotherapy at home. To do this, the pharmacy sells cartridges with a special liquid (not nitrogen). One freezing spray is enough to get rid of 12 small warts.

Elimination of external symptoms of papillomavirus is only part of the course of drug therapy, since the very reason for their appearance remains inside the body. To completely get rid of a viral infection, it is necessary to supplement the complex treatment with the use of immunomodulating and antiviral tablets:

  • Lycopid;
  • Genferon;
  • Isoprinosine;
  • Viferon (tablets).

The components of these drugs stimulate the immune system and help the body cope with the virus.

Traditional medicine against papillomavirus

Alternative methods of treating papillomavirus are quite effective and in some cases can completely replace drug therapy. However, the duration of getting rid of growths with the help of "grandmother" recipes can be up to one or even two months. This is a very long time, therefore, doctors still recommend not to get involved in this technique, since delaying professional treatment can harm health and cause the development of oncology.

The most widely used method was the treatment of the plantar wart with celandine juice, which appears on the scrap of a branch of a fresh plant (pictured). It contains poisonous substances that destroy viral cells and provoke death of herpes.

Acetic essence also has alternative properties, which also causes exfoliation of the growth along with the root. She lubricated the wart 3 times daily for 7 days. This option for the treatment of shipitsa requires precautionary measures, because of this, the area around the neoplasm needs to be generously lubricated with baby cream or petroleum jelly.


Acetic essence can cause chemical burns of the epidermis! Therefore, treatment with vinegar is prohibited for children, pregnant women, as well as people with hypersensitivity to the skin.

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