Not so long ago, genital herpes was considered the most common disease in gynecology, but several years ago the human papillomavirus took its place. It is an infectious disease, manifested in the form of benign tumors that are localized on the surface of epithelial tissues. According to medical statistics, more than 65% of women infected with one or another type of papillomavirus live in the world, but only 45-50% of them are aware of their problem.
The danger of genital papillomas
Very often, when HPV enters the human body, it does not manifest itself for many years. At this time, the patient becomes a carrier and transmits the virus to other healthy people. The latent form of the disease represents the greatest danger, since it is very difficult to diagnose. Being in a latent state, the infection disrupts the immune system, which makes the body more vulnerable to other ailments.
Papillomavirus can wake up such unfavorable factors as:
- taking potent drugs;
- change of environmental conditions;
- frequent emotional experiences;
- the appearance of serious diseases of the internal organs.
At this point, HPV begins to appear externally, in the form of small growths on the skin and mucous membranes. In men, genital papillomas form on the penis and near the anus. They cause inconvenience during sexual intercourse and reduce self-esteem, because few people like to contemplate single or group clusters of neoplasms on their genitals.
In women, they develop on the surface of the vagina, labia and cervix. In this case, there is a huge risk that even the smallest growth can degenerate into a cancerous tumor and cause oncology.
If a woman has papillomas, the gynecologist appoints the patient to submit the biomaterial for analysis. After receiving the results of laboratory diagnostics, the doctor selects the necessary treatment and conducts a conversation regarding the prevention of HPV in the future.
Treatment of papillomas in gynecology
Any course of therapy in identifying genital growths in the fair sex consists of three points:
- Decreased HPV activity;
- Removal of all available growths;
- Strengthening the immune system.
Gynecologists categorically insist that their clients do not self-medicate, as this can lead to the rapid development of a cancerous tumor and death. The only thing that is allowed to be used is traditional medicine, however, they belong to additional methods of fighting infection and cannot completely replace standard methods of therapy.
Drug fight against the virus
Regardless of the stage of the formation of the disease, the patient is primarily prescribed antiviral drugs that inhibit the development of the disease and prevent the appearance of new growths on the genitals. Basically, doctors prescribe the following medications:
- Intron A;
Together with tablets, it is necessary to use drugs for external use:
- Aldara cream;
The components that make up their composition stimulate the work of local immunity, which helps to more effectively fight the disease and speeds up the healing process.
Basically, the duration of treatment for genital papillomas takes from one month to six months, depending on the stage of development of the disease. In some cases, the treatment time can be reduced by switching to a healthy diet, abandoning bad habits and using medicines prepared according to traditional medicine recipes.
Removal of papillomas
The process of removing growths on the genitals is a complex procedure that requires not only professional equipment, but also the presence of certain knowledge from the staff. Therefore, this matter should be trusted exclusively by specialists in a medical center or a large cosmetology salon.
You can get rid of papillomas using the following methods:
- electrical destruction;
- laser therapy;
- radio wave coagulation.
Another client may be offered freezing neoplasms with liquid nitrogen, but doctors do not recommend using it to remove genital growths. This is due to the fact that during cryodestruction, there is a chance of partial removal of papillomas. As a result, its root will remain inside the epithelial tissues, which will cause a repeated relapse of the disease and nullify all the results of complex treatment of HPV.
Getting rid of papillomas by cutting them with a scalpel becomes relevant only when other techniques cannot be used. The indication for this operation was the following:
- large growth (more than 5 cm);
- suspicion of the degeneration of papilloma into a cancerous tumor;
- the presence of a deep root in the neoplasm;
Prohibitions on surgical intervention:
- late pregnancy;
- venereal diseases
- acute inflammatory processes in the pelvic organs.
The decision to appoint an operation is made only by the attending physician in extremely severe cases. Failure of the patient from this procedure can cause serious harm to health.
Strengthening the immune system
After undergoing treatment for human papillomavirus infection and removal of neoplasms, a woman should take care of her immunity. This is a guarantee that the disease will not return again.
Vitamin-mineral complexes are able to restore the protective functions of the body:
Natural products rich in vitamins A, B, C, E will also help to fill the lack of nutrients:
- sunflower and pumpkin seeds;
- olive oil.
In addition, decoctions from pharmaceutical herbs will positively affect immunity. They can be drunk not only after recovery, but also during treatment. They will well complement the course of therapy, and will increase the effectiveness of drugs.
Feminine papillomas and traditional medicine
The popularity of alternative methods of treatment is increasing every day. This can be explained by the fact that all the "grandmother" funds are based on herbal components and do not contain any chemical compounds. Of course, in terms of effectiveness, they are not able to compare with pharmacological products, but using them as an addition to the main course of therapy is quite acceptable.
Tincture of elecampane root
Elecampane has strong antiviral properties and can help the body cope with any infectious diseases, including papillomavirus. When diagnosing any type of HPV, tincture from this plant should be drunk daily before each meal during the entire treatment period.
To prepare the medicine you need to take:
- 40 grams of ground root;
- half a liter of strong vodka;
- several chopped cloves of garlic.
All ingredients are mixed, poured with alcohol and infused in a cool dark place for about 5 days.
Calendula has long been known as a good way to prevent the development of cancerous tumors and treat various diseases of the internal organs. Regular consumption of drinks prepared from this plant can protect a person from a whole list of viral sores, as well as configure the body to combat the symptoms of papillomatosis.
From calendula, you can prepare decoctions, tinctures, lotions, but the best solution is to make tea. To do this, take two tablespoons of grass flowers and pour them with one cup of boiling water. After 10 minutes of infusion, you need to drink the drink with the addition of natural honey.
To get good results, you need to use calendula tea at least once a day. To enhance its properties, you can add lemon or a few lemon balm leaves in a drink.