If the human papilloma virus has settled in the body, and the lion's share of the planet’s population is infected with it, then with the weakening of the body’s defenses, it will certainly manifest itself. In this case, the infected person may notice warts on his body that initially do not cause any inconvenience. Over time, the growth can begin to itch or present other unpleasant surprises.
Why do warts itch and itch, as well as what this may indicate? It is worth more to understand this issue.
Why do warts itch?
Itching indicates serious changes in the growth at the cellular level. Regardless of whether it is on the back or on the arm, measures must be taken.
The main causes of itching in a wart can be as follows:
- Active growth of the neoplasm. When the wart increases, it affects the nearby skin, which causes itching;
- The degeneration of the growth and its malignancy;
- Wart damage;
If the wart itches, it is best not to delay visiting a doctor. Even if this is not a degeneration into a malignant tumor, but simply the active growth of a wart, this indicates that the body is no longer able to fight the human papillomavirus. For this reason, growths can not only grow, but also affect nearby areas of the skin, which will necessarily lead to the appearance of new warts. Do warts itch just like that, without serious consequences? In any case, even if it is just an active growth in education, you need to see a doctor.
Is it possible to scratch warts?
It is quite obvious that if the neoplasm itches, then itching can be prevented by combing the growth. Only in this case can all this lead to very disastrous consequences. First of all, it is necessary to remember that if you comb the growth, then the infection will spread through healthy skin without fail, and this will start the growth process of new warts. Well, and secondly, if you do it inaccurately, although it is also not neat, you can accidentally damage the wart, which will cause inflammation, possibly even bleeding and serious changes in its structure.
When the wart itches, it is better not to touch it at all and consult a specialist as soon as possible. A visit to a dermatologist will make it possible to determine what kind of growth is and how it can be treated.
Cases when you need to see a doctor
If a wart itches or itches, and on an ongoing basis, this is an occasion to visit a doctor, but if it also hurts, then you must, rather quickly enough, go to a specialist, as this indicates its potential degeneration.
If it changes color, shape, size, fluid or pus is released from it, it becomes inflamed and bleeds – all this should be a signal for going to the hospital. It should not be allowed for the growth to cause such inconvenience, and at the same time the problem could not be solved. It is very important to get to a good clinic on time, so that you can remove the wart without resorting to long courses of treatment.
Doctors need to do just one or a couple of tests to understand which growth the patient is dealing with. Samples of growth tissue can be taken, but in most cases, a good specialist is enough to conduct a visual examination to determine if the wart is in a normal condition or any changes occur with it. For its further removal, traditional and traditional medicine methods can be used, but if itching has already appeared, then it is better not to think about treatment at home, since this is a non-standard situation.
Wart Removal Methods
It is most likely that when deciding what to do with a wart that has begun to itch, the doctor will decide on its removal. If we consider the methods used in modern medicine, then a specialist can prescribe one of the following surgical methods for removing a wart:
- Laser removal. Using a laser, the wart is removed in layers. This method is considered one of the best because it is suitable for removing almost any growths of this type;
- Cryodestruction. Using liquid nitrogen, neoplasm cells are destroyed by the influence of low temperatures on them. It is worth noting that this method is far from suitable for all parts of the body;
- Electrocoagulation. A current of a certain force is supplied to the device, which is equipped with a nozzle in the form of a loop (there are other options), which allows the destruction of growth cells by high temperature;
- Scalpel removal. It is extremely rare now to use this method of removal, at least in good clinics, since bleeding during removal can lead to a relapse of the disease;
- Radio wave excision. This method is prescribed in cases where the above options are not suitable for the patient for certain reasons. Using radio waves of a certain frequency, the neoplasm is removed without direct contact with it.
In addition to surgical methods of removal, specialists prescribe antiviral therapy and prescribe immunomodulating agents so that in the future, HPV will not be able to activate and manifest itself again. Alternative methods of removal, when the wart is itched or not, but it hurts, simply can not be recommended, because it is too dangerous.
The main task of the patient is to try to avoid infection with the virus, but if this happens, then it remains only to maintain his immunity at the proper level.
The main preventive measures include:
- Diseases, including infectious, which strongly affect the body, must be treated in a timely manner;
- Proper nutrition;
- Healthy sleep;
- Timely examinations by doctors;
- The intake of vitamins and minerals;
- Rejection of bad habits;
- It is necessary to monitor personal hygiene;
- It is better to avoid stress and heavy overload.
All this will make it possible in the future not to encounter warts and not experience inconvenience from them.