Warts are one of the unpleasant cosmetic defects that can appear in an unexpected place, for example, on the face, neck or décolleté. Due to such neoplasms, a person constantly feels insecure, and a rapidly increasing growth over time begins to cause not only psychological discomfort, but pain.
Causes of Warts
Warts are the first symptom of papillomavirus (HPV) that can enter the body through physical contact with the carrier of the infection or through cuts and damage to the skin. The virus is also transmitted:
- when breastfeeding from mother to baby;
- through other people's personal hygiene items;
- in the process of bearing the fetus;
- through the hair of pets.
Sometimes after infection has entered the body, the symptoms of the disease do not appear for a long time, and a person for decades may not be aware that he is infected and is the carrier of papillomavirus. HPV can be detected in a hidden form only with the help of laboratory diagnostic methods.
Why do warts grow?
In most cases, warts remain at the stage of small nodular neoplasms and do not increase in size throughout their entire existence. A number of adverse factors can provoke a rapid growth of growths:
- mechanical damage (friction against clothing, jewelry);
- direct sunlight (when visiting beaches);
- accession to the papillomavirus of acute dermatological diseases.
An inflammatory process can also cause growth of neoplasms, for example, after a wart is damaged due to an unsuccessful attempt to tear it off. In this case, pathogenic microflora gets into the wound, which begins to multiply rapidly and becomes the cause of inflammation and swelling of the wart.
The growth of growth in cancer
The first signal of the onset of the degeneration of a benign neoplasm into a cancerous tumor is a rapid increase in growth. The cause of the development of oncology in most cases is damage to the location of the HPV in combination with the wrong way of life:
- alcohol abuse
Can also provoke the development of cancer:
- violation of the psychoemotional state;
- decreased protective functions of the body
- hormonal changes.
Getting rid of warts by folk methods
If the wart grows very quickly, then you can get rid of it with the help of traditional medicine, which offers a large number of effective recipes from improvised means.
The most popular way to remove warts on any area of the skin is celandine juice. It should be applied to the growth several times daily until the tumor completely dies. Despite the high effectiveness of this treatment method, the use of celandine has some contraindications:
- allergy to the plant;
- age up to 5 years.
Soda and Castor Oil
A combination of two ingredients – soda and castor oil – will quickly get rid of small warts. The components are mixed in equal proportions, after which the resulting paste-like mass is applied to the growth every day 2 times. The course of treatment lasts until the wart dies completely.
Recommendations for treatment:
- Before applying the drug mixture, the wart should be steamed with a towel moistened with warm water;
- a mixture of castor oil with soda should not be stored for longer than one day;
- After applying the paste on top of the wart, you need to glue the medical patch.
During treatment, the growth may begin to itch or burn slightly. This is quite normal and suggests that the drug penetrated deep into the neoplasm.
Castor oil and soda do not contain any toxic substances and therefore this method of getting rid of growths is suitable for expectant mothers and young children. The only contraindication is only individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
Onions and vinegar
Compresses from onions soaked in 9% acetic acid have long been used to remove warts in patients of different ages. The absence of serious contraindications and the effectiveness of the method makes this recipe the most popular among people with papillomavirus infection.
To prepare a compress, it is necessary to withstand half the middle onion in vinegar essence for 3 hours. Next, the bow is attached to the place where the wart is, with a band-aid or bandage. The compress should be on the body for at least 8 hours, so this procedure should be done at night. The course of treatment lasts about one week. During this time, the growth should blacken and fall off on its own.