A wart is a skin defect of a viral nature that can appear anywhere on the body. Sometimes growths are formed in very unpleasant places, for example, on intimate organs. However, the most common area of their localization is the hands, mainly the hands.
Many do not know where warts appear on the hands and explain this by contact with frogs. But this myth is not true. The growths are formed upon infection with the human papillomavirus. No matter how big the wart is, you can always get rid of it. For this, medical treatment and various cosmetic methods are used. But a special place in the fight against them is occupied by folk recipes.
HPV is the main cause of the problem
There are several types of human papillomavirus. HPV infects the body rapidly. From the moment of infection to the peak of its activation, sometimes only 2 weeks pass. The first growths on the skin begin to come out 90 days after infection. It is believed that the ingestion of HPV occurs in childhood, therefore, every adult is a carrier of infection. However, according to statistics, externally, the disease manifests itself more often in children, due to weak and immature immunity. In adulthood, warts can occur only in exceptional cases.
HPV is very contagious and can be transmitted in different ways:
- in direct contact with the patient;
- with frequent visits to public baths, saunas and pools;
- in violation of hygiene rules.
Also, the infection can be transmitted from a sick mother to a child during childbirth.
If the papillomavirus enters the body of a healthy person with a strong immune system, then it is in a sleeping state for a long time.
Activation of the infection contributes to:
- lack of vitamins and other beneficial substances;
- frequent inflammatory processes;
- hormone problems;
- lack of proper sleep;
- injured skin;
- polluted ecology;
- radiation exposure.
Psychological causes of warts
In psychology, there is a separate direction – psychosomatics. It is based on the idea that any disease has its own psychological background. So the appearance of warts is associated with envy and gambling. A person begins to hate himself for these qualities, but cannot get rid of them. There is an internal war that results in skin lesions.
In such cases, a person with psychosomatic causes of the appearance of the virus must first consult a psychologist, and only then a dermatologist.
The patient will learn to relate to himself again. The specialist will help to solve the problems that have arisen, will advise the person how to get rid of bad habits and unworthy character traits. There are cases when it was possible to eliminate growths with the help of psychotherapy alone.
Types and symptoms of warts
Neoplasms on the hands vary in shape and location. Most often, they are located on the outside of the fingers and around the nails.
There are four types of warts:
- youthful flat;
- tongues (plantar, chicken growths).
On the hands usually appear vulgar and filiform warts, which may look like small tubercles. These are always dry and insensitive formations. They often join in groups, and blood circulation between them occurs along thin threads from the skin. That is why this species is called filiform.
The tongues are localized on the back of the palm. They are very itchy and covered with black dots. Appear if HPV enters the body through injured skin.
Another common form is flat warts. These growths are more like plaques or burn marks from poisonous plants. Another name is youthful, because they arise in adolescence. Experts attribute this phenomenon to hormonal changes. They can affect both the back and the outside of the palm.
It is important to know not only why viral formations arise, but also to be able to diagnose them in time. The first sign of the development of HPV is the appearance of small growths. However, tumors on the skin can occur for various reasons, for example, when infected with syphilis or smallpox.
Here are the main symptoms that can help distinguish warts from other formations:
- viral growth pains when pressed from the sides;
- on the neoplasm, there is no pattern characteristic of the skin of the arm;
- young growths are covered with a thin and smooth film;
- old warts are coarse;
- black spots appear on the tubercle (each such point is a rammed capillary);
- the size of the formation does not exceed 5 centimeters;
- darker than the rest of the skin.
Even the smallest wart on the skin can cause serious health problems. That is why the external manifestations of papillomavirus should not be treated independently, but in the clinic. A dangerous symptom is a change in the color of the wart. The phenomenon indicates the oncology or inflammatory process that has begun.
Cases in which you need to contact the doctors:
- rapid reproduction of warts;
- changes in the surface of the growth;
- formations began to bleed;
- the growth began to hurt;
- the tubercle has become very large;
- a wart injury has occurred;
- the viral tumor began to itch;
- the growth on the skin turned black.
You can not try to reduce warts on their own. This will lead to relapse. Inflammation of the wound, and even blood poisoning, can also occur. Damage to any pathological formation can cause oncology. Removal of growths is carried out only by a doctor. After the manipulation, the doctor prescribes concomitant drug therapy.
Wart nodes treatment
There are many ways to remove warts on your hands. If the formation is small, then it can be cured with medications. To remove the viral growths on the hands, caustic substances sold in the form of drops are mainly used. Ointments, creams and other topical preparations in this case have a mild effect.
Despite the name, the product does not contain the juice of the same plant. The medicine cauterizes the wart. This effect is exerted by salts and alkalis, which are included in the composition of the drops. The bottle is supplemented with a convenient applicator, with which one drop of the drug is applied to each growth.
If there are a lot of warts, then it is impossible to process all at once. A six-day break must be taken between the removal of each neoplasm. The course of treatment does not exceed two weeks. When using Celandine, a slight burning sensation may appear.
For ease of use, the drug is available in the form of a felt-tip pen. The dry method is convenient for independent use, it will allow you to remove papillomas without much difficulty.
Verrucacid – an analogue of Celandine
Verrucacid will stop the appearance of new warts and destroy existing ones. This medicine leads to the death of infected tissues and their detachment from healthy skin. The medicine includes metacresol and phenol. It is prohibited for pregnant women and children under 7 years of age.
Solcoderm drops have the same properties as Verrucacid. They burn out warts, which provokes their death.
The composition of the liquid includes the following acids:
- copper nitrate.
Collomac has an anti-inflammatory effect, has a keratolytic effect and destroys bacteria.
The components of the drug:
- lactic acid;
- salicylic acid;
The medicine has no contraindications, except for individual intolerance to the composition. The use is permissible during pregnancy, breastfeeding. The tool can be used from a year old.
For those who do not want to use caustic medicines, the Salipod patch is suitable. It gently affects the infected area and leads to exfoliation. The only drawback of this tool is its low efficiency in case of an old neoplasm.
Folk recipes that will help get rid of warts
Experts advise starting treatment of growths with the use of plants. The advantage of this method is that folk recipes have been tested for centuries and do less harm than using medicines. It can even be used to treat a child. Given the young age of the patient, this feature is a significant advantage.
Remove growths capable of:
- camphor oil;
- acetic acid;
Celandine will help remove warts. You can meet the plant even in the city. Inflorescences, stems and roots of the bush have healing properties. Juice has a sharp specific smell, in its structure – liquid and bright orange. The bush contains more than 30 types of toxic acids.
Tinctures, ointments are prepared from the grass and used fresh. The easiest way is to apply one drop of juice to each growth. The procedure is repeated 4 times a day. It is necessary to treat warts in this way for several weeks. But precautions must be observed, as celandine is a very poisonous plant. The juice of the stems causes a skin burn, so the method is not valid for the treatment of children under 3 years old.
Also, celandine is not used to remove damaged papillomas. Grass is forbidden for cancerous tumors and a large accumulation of warts.
This method has virtually no contraindications. Onions are able to fight any kind of papillomas, whatever the cause of their occurrence. The recipe is effective in the initial stages. As soon as the wart begins to creep out, it is necessary to lubricate the affected area with onion juice. This procedure is best done before bedtime. The treated growth is sealed with medical tape, which remains all night.
If there are a lot of neoplasms, then another recipe will be effective. A large onion is taken, the middle is pulled out of the root crop. The core is filled with ordinary salt. It is necessary to wait for the allocation of juice. The resulting liquid is lubricated with papillomas. Processing is carried out every morning.
In Russia, it was customary to remove warts with garlic. This plant fights germs, infections and viruses. All thanks to volatile and sulfur, which are found in large quantities in root crops.
One recipe suggests rubbing garlic. If it is very small, it can be chopped with a knife. The resulting slurry is applied to viral growths and bandaged. It is advisable to leave such a compress overnight.
You can squeeze juice out of garlic. It is necessary to smear them with problem areas 4 times a day. After this procedure, warts will stop growing.
Effectively the use of garlic-honey gruel. The root crop is peeled and chopped. Add 50 grams of honey. The mixture is infused for 2 days. Ready paste is treated with all the growths. It is recommended to wrap oiled papillomas with a film and a bandage. As practice shows, it takes 2 weeks to remove one wart. It is noteworthy that after this method, tumors will no longer recur.
Garlic compress is prepared from root vegetables and alcohol. Several slices are crushed, the finished slurry is poured with vodka at a ratio of 1: 1. The medicine is infused in a dark place. A bandage is lowered into the finished mixture, which is then applied to the warts. The course of treatment is 10 days. After this remedy, the outgrowth dies.
It is worth trying to fight with tumors using iodine. The liquid can cauterize infected tissues and kill germs. Contaminated areas are lubricated with a 5% solution several times a day (at least 2 treatments). Papilloma first dies, and then falls away. Sometimes the result becomes visible after a week of use, but traditionally the course of treatment is 30 days.
A good result is given by iodine baths. A few drops of solution and 2 tablespoons of salt are added to warm water. Everything is mixed up. In the healing fluid for 20 minutes, the affected hand is lowered. After the procedure, all growths are lubricated with vitamin A oil.
Another tool in the fight against warts on the hands is acetic acid. It is worth mentioning right away that this method is not suitable for children under 2 years old. Vinegar burns baby's delicate skin. The solution concentrate should be weak, namely, such as "dumplings." Compresses are made from liquid. Dressings are changed several times a day. Manipulations are carried out until the growths completely disappear.
The use of acetic acid is preferably supplemented with other traditional medicine. For this, lotions of warm camphor alcohol are suitable. They relieve pain and eliminate warts.
Ways to remove growths in the cosmetology center
If the drug method and traditional medicine did not help to cope with the growth, then it is removed in the cosmetology center.
Removal of warts is carried out by the following methods:
- Laser destruction. The laser solves the problem once and for all. The beam acts gently, does not cause bleeding. With this method, the risk of infection is reduced. Recovery is fast;
- Nitrogen Therapy Nitrogen is often used to destroy growths on the hands. This substance freezes the formation, it blackens and falls off. The operation is performed under local anesthesia;
- Electrocoagulation This is a way to eliminate warts by exposure to high current frequencies. Electricity destroys the cells of the growth, after which it dies and falls off on its own;
- Radio wave destruction. Radio waves evaporate the warts. Intracellular fluid comes out of the problem areas of the skin. As a result, the neoplasm literally dries;
- Surgical intervention (excision with a scalpel). The scalpel is used to remove large growths or entire colonies, as well as in cases of suspected degeneration of the wart into oncology.
Removing the warts does not mean at all that they cannot grow again. To prevent the reappearance of skin diseases will be strong immunity and compliance with simple rules of prevention.
Recommendations that will help prevent the emergence of new growths:
- you must adhere to a healthy lifestyle;
- Do not violate hygiene standards;
- hands should be regularly treated with antibacterial soap after being in public places;
- care must be taken when dealing with people suffering from wart disease.