Papillomas on the neck - causes and treatment, methods of removal, folk remedies

Papillomas on the neck are elongated or rounded growths that are very often caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). It is impossible to completely eliminate this infection from the body; various methods of its excision are much more accessible.

In addition to the problem of removal, questions arise about the prevention of the onset and recurrence of the disease, strengthening the immune system. The infection can provoke an increase in the size of neoplasms and an increase in their number.

Most often, people with suppressed immunity at the age of 30 to 40 suffer from the manifestations of the papillomavirus.

HPV symptoms

The papilloma virus can have the following manifestations:

  1. Warts- Warts with ragged edges, similar to cauliflower.
  2. Warts- small growths on the skin.
  3. Bowenoid papulosis- small multiple rashes.

Important!Many people believe that polyps in the intestines are the cause of growths in the neck and armpits, but this is a misconception.

Reasons for the appearance

Papilloma on the girl's neck

Overgrowth of polyps causes HPV. It is quite widespread and occurs in more than 70% of the population.

The incubation period of the papillomavirus can be up to several years, so a person can be a carrier of the virus without even knowing it.

The papillomavirus manifests itself as growths on the neck as a result of the influence of certain factors:

  • Deterioration of immunity. . . This is the main cause of the appearance of neoplasms, which occurs in all patients. The regularity of colds increases, the remission process is long-term.
  • Disorders of the gastrointestinal tractcaused by, among other things, poisoning, dysbiosis or intestinal infections.
  • Allergic exacerbations. . . The human body spends a lot of energy on resistance to the allergen, so HPV can become active.
  • Metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, obesity, gout.
  • Stressful situations. . . Conditions such as overexcitation of the nervous system are inevitably accompanied by the depletion of the body's resources and create an environment favorable for the reproduction of the virus.

Important!The papilloma virus can remain viable outside the human body for some time, especially in an environment with sufficiently high humidity. Therefore, it is important to follow the rules of hygiene on the beach, steam bath, pool, sauna or gym.

Ways of infecting children

The papilloma virus can enter a child's body in the following ways:

  1. Congenital. . . The disease is transmitted from the mother during fetal development or during childbirth.
  2. Contact and household. . . A child becomes infected from an HPV carrier through toys, common dishes, touch, underwear.
  3. Autoinfection. . . A common way when personal hygiene is not followed. Infection is possible if a child tears off burrs and bites his nails, picks out dried sores, does not wash his hands.

Children often become infected in preschool institutions, which is facilitated by a large number of contacts. Also, the appearance of neoplasms on the neck provokes high humidity, so infection is possible after visiting the pool or bath.

Ways of infection for adults

In adults, there are more sources of infection. They can get the virus through:

  • Houseware. . .
  • Handshake. . .
  • As a resultsexual contacts. . .
  • Infection also occurs throughcuts,cracksorerosionon the skin.
  • Active virions appear on the neck, usually due todysfunction of blood microcirculationas a result of wearing a tight bra, scarves, tight clothing. . .
  • Increased sweating withusing various cosmetics in the décolleté areacreates conditions favorable for the spread of HPV. Under its action, the cells of the epidermis grow rapidly, leading to the appearance of papillomas.

Important! The human papillomavirus often penetrates through personal hygiene items, so eyebrow tweezers, manicure / pedicure sets, and a shaving razor must be strictly individual.

Types of papillomas

Multiple papillomas on the neck

Papillomas can have a different appearance, which depends on the type of neoplasm or its size. There are large or small growths, single or multiple, located locally or in clusters covering the entire neck.

The appearance of papillomas is possible in absolutely any place on the neck, and over time they can spread to the chest and face, armpits, arms and back. Such changes mean active multiplication of the virus and the progression of the disease, insufficient strength of immunity.

Skin growth can differ in structure, therefore, there are:

  1. Flat- neoplasms rise above the skin, have a yellowish, pink or brown color. Usually, small papillomas appear on the neck, not exceeding 5 mm in diameter.
  2. Filiform- first, a yellowish bump appears, which lengthens and grows, transforming into a leg with a ball at the end. It resembles a drop.
  3. Vulgarorsimple, usually called warts - brownish and round growths appear on the neck, rise a few millimeters above the skin.

The type of papilloma depends on the type and activity of the virus, and the body's resistance determines the number and size of the formations.


The diagnosis takes into account the characteristic appearance. Usually, the body of the neoplasm is attached to the body with a thin leg, sometimes it resembles flat warts. However, to make a more accurate diagnosis, a smear or scraping is done, which allows you to examine the biomaterial for the presence of virus particles.

At this stage, not only the virus is determined, but also the risk of papilloma degeneration into a malignant neoplasm is predicted.


Before starting treatment for papilloma in the neck, it is recommended to consult a dermatovenerologist, since HPV can have oncogenic properties, and in the case of a malignant form, home therapy is contraindicated.


Medicines for the treatment of papillomas

To get rid of papilloma, you can use special pharmaceuticals. However, handling such drugs requires extreme caution, since it is strongly recommended to avoid contact with healthy skin.

Careless use of the product can cause burns, scars, keloid scars.

At home, the following modern means of treating papillomas can be used:

  1. Cauterizing solutions.Apply pointwise with a thin wooden stick or toothpick. For the treatment of small formations with a diameter of no more than 2 millimeters, a single use of the product is sufficient.

    To remove larger growths, the solution is applied 3-4 times, 1 layer is applied, then they wait for drying and repeat the procedure.

  2. A mixture of dimethyl ether and propane.The principle of action of the tool is cryotherapy. The drug is applied to the papilloma with an applicator (after use it is thrown away), usually one application is enough. The kit includes 12 applicators, so you can use it to treat multiple growths at once.

    If there is no result after a single application, you can repeat the procedure 2 more times.

  3. Special plaster for papillomas, which contains salicylic acid and sulfur in the composition. Their action has a keratolytic effect.

    Before treating growths with a plaster, you should steam the skin after taking a warm bath. The plaster should be kept for two days. The neoplasm can immediately go away with the plaster, and if it remains on the neck, you should steam its skin and rub it lightly with a hard washcloth or pumice stone.

  4. Salicylic acid- ointment and 10% solution. The solution is dotted with a match, daily until the formation softens. After processing it, it is recommended to apply a bandage for several hours.

    Salicylic acid ointment is applied in a thin layer, then covered with a napkin and fixed with a bandage. The duration of therapy is usually 2 to 3 weeks, procedures should be carried out every 2 days.

Important!To avoid damage to healthy tissue during the application of solutions, the adjacent area should be treated with zinc paste. After the procedure, it can be easily removed with a gauze cloth.

Removal in the clinic

Removal of papilloma by electrocoagulation

If the growth increases sharply, then this is a sign that you should contact a specialized clinic, since no doctor can immediately determine the causes of the growth. The reasons for the aggravation of the situation are always individual and are identified through a blood test and biopsy.

There are several methods for the clinical removal of papillomas:

  1. Cryodestruction.This method involves freezing the papilloma with low temperatures.

    The procedure is carried out with a cotton swab soaked in liquid nitrogen, which is applied to the neoplasm for a few seconds. The procedure delivers unpleasant and somewhat painful sensations, however, it is quite tolerable. Anesthesia is not applied.

    One day later, at the site of cauterization, you can see a bladder, which should be opened independently with a needle of a disposable syringe, having previously treated the skin with an antiseptic. Then, for a week, the wound should be treated with brilliant green twice a day.

  2. Laser surgery.This is a modern painless method that does not imply contact of medical instruments and skin. The laser beams cauterize the polyp, simultaneously stopping the bleeding and disinfecting the growth site. The procedure does not cause complications and does not leave scars or burns.
  3. Electrocoagulation.The build-up is burned out by electric current. On the third day after the procedure, a dry crust appears, which falls off within a week.

    The advantages of this method include the possibility of histological examination of papilloma.

  4. Plasma coagulation.The papilloma is removed with a plasma beam. The neoplasm evaporates slowly, by 0. 1 mm, when exposed to a bactericidal ozone flow. This is a non-contact method of treatment that excludes infection of the lesion site.

    After the procedure, it is forbidden to steam the skin, moisten the site of the removed polyp, remove the crust that has appeared, and exclude the sun's rays.

    The regeneration process can be accelerated by lubricating the neck with an antiseptic. You can also use an antibacterial powder for external use.

Folk remedies

Dry herbs to get rid of papillomas

The following are considered effective methods for eliminating neoplasms:

  • Infusion of dry herb celandine, young potato sprouts and thuja shoots. . . All ingredients must be taken in equal proportions and filled with alcohol. Insist for about 2 weeks, after which the growths are lubricated once a day. In this case, you should apply the product, wait until they dry, then repeat the manipulation.
  • Juice of freshly cut celandine, string, dandelion or chaga. . . They are applied several times a day until the formation softens. Next, the treated area should be sealed with a plaster. You can also use castor oil, sour apple pomace, ammonia.
  • Infusioncelandine and olive oil. . . The herb should be collected during the flowering period, cut into pieces and filled with oil in a 1: 1 ratio. The remedy is insisted for a month. Papillomas should be lubricated at least 4 times a day.
  • An effective anti-inflammatory agent isinfusion of herbs: horsetail, nettle, lemon balm, dandelion root and plantain leaves. . . For cooking, pour 3 tbsp of boiling water with a liter. l. dry collection. Take 20 g before meals for 10 days.

It is also recommended to use decoctions that enhance immunity and have a tonic effect. For example, decoctions of echinacea and rose hips are useful.

Treatment features

The scheme of any treatment should be agreed with a specialist. He will draw up a course in such a way that it includes the removal of the papillomas themselves from the patient's neck and the intake of antiviral drugs.

Hardware removal alone will not bring a permanent result, and the neoplasms will return after a while. And the use of only antiviral agents will not allow you to quickly eliminate the growths, since the elimination of this virus from the body is a very difficult process.

An important step in the treatment of HPV is to strengthen the human immune system. For this, various teas, infusions (chamomile, echinacea, rose hips, lemon, currants) and pharmacy vitamin complexes are suitable.

Treatment should begin with concomitant chronic diseases, if any, then it is easier for the body to cope with the virus without wasting energy on solving minor problems.

In addition, growths must not be ripped off, punctured or cut off. However, if this still happened, then it is necessary to take all measures to avoid getting the infection:

  1. Wash the hands.
  2. Take a cotton pad, moisten with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Next, you should attach the disc to the wound, get it wet well.
  4. You can apply a special antiseptic to the wound.
  5. Cover the affected area with a bactericidal plaster.

If you have not started treatment and are just planning to visit a doctor, it is better to keep the torn papilloma so that the doctor can examine it and establish the HPV parameters.

If the growths itch and the skin around them hurts, you should inform your doctor about it. These symptoms may be evidence of the degeneration of the formation into a malignant tumor. In this case, the current treatment measures may be ineffective and require replacement.


The papilloma virus can cause complications. These complications not only bring a feeling of discomfort, but can also pose a serious threat to human life and health.

These complications include:

  • Inflammation of the papilloma- with inflammation of the wart, the skin around it becomes swollen, becomes red, the person feels discomfort and pain. Such a phenomenon must be eliminated, and the most common ones can help with this. hygiene products-peroxideandsoap, as well as on the neck should fallFresh air. . .
  • Papilloma injury- a punctured, torn off or cut wart is dangerous with the risk of infection and the onset of an inflammatory process. Frequent injuries can also contribute to the degeneration of healthy skin cells into cancers.
  • Malignancy- the process of transition of papillomas to a malignant form, as a result of which the appearance of a cancerous tumor is possible. If left untreated, it can affect lymphatic and blood flow and spread to healthy neck skin.


Clean neck of a girl without papillomas

It is impossible to completely protect yourself from human papillomavirus infection. It easily penetrates the human body and parasitizes, usually without manifesting itself in any way and without causing disturbance.

To reduce the risk of infection, the following rules should be followed:

  • Wipe your hands and neck regularly with antibacterial wipes.
  • Keep your hands clean at all times. Wash them after using public toilets, air dry or dry with disposable towels.
  • Do not wear someone else's clothes or slippers, do not use someone else's bathroom accessories.
  • Watch your skin - heal microtraumas in a timely manner and remove burrs.

Summing up, it should be noted that today there is no therapy for the radical removal of the papilloma virus from the human body. However, the growths that appear due to HPV infection can be cured with hardware, pharmaceutical and traditional methods.

Simultaneously with the main course of treatment, it is necessary to carry out a general improvement of the body: to increase physical activity, strengthen immunity, stop drinking alcohol and smoking.