Papilloma treatment: features, methods, patient reviews

Papilloma virus is a common name for a family of viruses that can provoke papillomas and warts on the human body and cause the development of cervical or genital dysplasia.

That is why it is important to start treatment of the papilloma virus and the papillomas themselves in the early stages. We will talk about how to do this in the next article.

Papilloma under a magnifying glass

Causes of occurrence

The main cause of the onset and development of papilloma is HPV - the human papillomavirus. However, this is far from the only factor. Papillomas can appear as a result of the following phenomena:

  • stressful or depressive conditions;
  • lowered immunity;
  • promiscuous sex or neglect of contraceptives;
  • alcohol abuse;
  • tendency to infectious diseases;
  • prolonged diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • undergoing treatment with potent drugs (for example, antibiotics).

If basic hygiene rules are not followed, the risk of neoplasms increases in public recreation areas - saunas, beaches, baths or swimming pools.

How to treat papillomas

Treatment of papilloma by means of modern medicine is rather quick and painless. For this, there are a number of techniques that differ in terms of impact, quality and cost.

In most cases, the patient can choose the method that suits him on his own, but sometimes you have to follow the doctor's recommendations if the situation is difficult.

Laser treatment

This method is considered to be the most effective and safest. Its benefits include:

  • no mechanical damage to the skin, which eliminates the appearance of scars;
  • speed of healing;
  • no bleeding after removal;
  • quickness of removal (the procedure takes less than 1 minute);
  • 100% sterility and safety;
  • painlessness due to control of the level of exposure temperatures.
Removal of papilloma with laser

However, not everyone can treat papilloma with a laser. Among the contraindications to this method, a woman is distinguished for pregnancy, as well as a fresh tan at the site of papilloma, cancer, viral diseases, the presence of herpes at the site of the neoplasm.

Electrocoagulation technique

Common treatments for papillomavirus include electrocoagulation. This method is used to remove various benign neoplasms on the human body and consists in applying a current to the affected area. The specificity of the procedure can be expressed in the following aspects:

  1. Since the removed material is not completely destroyed, after removal, the specialist can analyze it for danger to the patient in the future. For example, if there are symptoms of cancer, then it is imperative to analyze the material.
  2. Suitable for all ages and skin types.
  3. Constant visual control and the ability to adjust settings provide an individual approach to the organization of the procedure.
  4. A fairly quick procedure, requiring up to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the formation.
  5. No infection or bleeding.
  6. A relatively cheap method.
Electrocoagulation of papilloma

If electrocoagulation is not organized correctly, then scars may appear at the site of removal, and there is a high likelihood of relapse. Also, the procedure is relatively painful, and the healing period after it is longer than after others, and is up to 10 days.


To cure papilloma so that it will no longer appear, that is, to reduce the risk of relapse to a minimum, you can use liquid nitrogen.

At the beginning of the procedure, low temperatures pointwise affect the damaged area of the skin without touching the healthy one, then the removal takes place. The action of low temperatures begins instantly, which significantly shortens the process. In this case, the patient does not feel pain.

Moxibustion with liquid nitrogen is not recommended only in cases where the size of the neoplasm is more than 1 cm or if there are skin diseases located next to the papilloma.

Cauterization of papilloma with liquid nitrogen

Chemistry against the virus

Medicine offers treatment for HPV and chemical methods. This option is more aggressive than others, however, not the most. It consists in the fact that the papilloma is cauterized with a strong chemical substance, which includes salicylic acid or a similar ingredient, after which it becomes covered with a crust for several days, and finally, soon the crust falls off.

Despite the fact that the method is even used to remove neoplasms on the genitals or neck, its use is painful, requires special care and significantly increases the risk of scarring and other negative consequences.


In this case, the papilloma is cut with a scalpel under local anesthesia. The disadvantage of the technique, first of all, lies in the healing process - after all, it involves wearing a pressure bandage.

At the same time, the main advantage of the method is that it provides high-quality removal of neoplasms of any size and at any depth.

Surgical removal of papilloma

Treatment of papilloma with folk remedies

Mistrust in modern medicine and other reasons lead people to treat the human papillomavirus at home. For this, no medicine is needed - nature will help in everything.

Essential oils

Tea tree or wormwood oils have an antiviral effect. They help to get rid of neoplasms due to their unique composition and regular use.

An important condition is to apply oil to the damaged area pointwise, avoiding contact with healthy areas. Regularity is also important. A quality effect can only be obtained with daily use.

You should not resort to this method if the patient has an allergy or an individual intolerance to the oil.


The celandine removal method is better than any tablet: it provides a powerful effect at home thanks to the scalding effect of its juice. At the same time, fresh natural plant juice is the most effective option.

Treatment of papillomas with celandine juice

Cauterize the papilloma every day and, depending on its depth and size, you will be able to get rid of it within 15-30 days.

The technique is not recommended for people with sensitive skin, as the risk of irritation is high.

Salicylic acid

Why salicylic acid is effective against neoplasms:

  • suppression of the secretion of sweat and sebaceous glands;
  • neutralization of the focus of inflammatory processes.

To make the acid work better, steam the damaged area before the procedure and wash it well using laundry or toilet soap. The papillomavirus will respond to exposure only with regular exposure before bedtime.

Castor oil treatment

This folk method is considered the most effective and safe. However, it is important to work with it correctly:

  1. Soak a cotton pad in castor oil and rub the growth with massaging movements. The action should be repeated up to 5 times a day.
  2. For a better effect, the papilloma is sealed with a plaster from above.

With the best outcome, it will be possible to make the skin clear of "build-up" within 3-5 days.

Treatment with kerosene and walnuts

A mixture of kerosene and walnuts will help get rid of neoplasms in 7 days. It is prepared as follows:

  1. Take green walnuts and kerosene in a 2: 1 ratio.
  2. The nuts are crushed and placed in a jar, filled with refined kerosene.
  3. The solution is well filtered and stored in a dark place.

The affected area should be treated daily in the morning and in the evening.

Hydrogen peroxide

It is recommended to use hydrogen peroxide as the main drug with multifunctional action. There are 2 ways to treat it:

  1. Classical. Every day, 2 times a day, papilloma is pointwise treated with hydrogen peroxide as much as necessary. Sometimes the course of treatment can last up to 1 month.
  2. Compression. Once a day, a gauze or cotton swab is moistened with hydrogen peroxide and applied like gauze to the damaged area. It is important to change the compress once a day.

This method has proven to be painless and effective, however, it is important to take into account that hydrogen can cause irritation, especially on sensitive skin.

What doctor treats papillomas

Several specialists are involved in the treatment of papillomavirus at once:

  1. Oncologist. To exclude the likelihood of the development of oncological diseases at the site of removal or to prevent the danger if the neoplasm is of poor quality, it is the oncologist who conducts the primary diagnosis.
  2. Dermatologist or cosmetologist. Specialists in this area are engaged in the removal of papilloma where cosmetic "jewelry" work is needed - face, neck, shoulders, chest area.
  3. Surgeon. Complex procedures and methods of removal (for example, surgical) must be performed by a professional surgeon to prevent complications.
  4. Dermatovenereologist. This specialist treats and diagnoses papillomas in the genital area.

Usually, they turn to dermatologists for the initial diagnosis, and for the subsequent, if there is a suspicion of a malignant formation, to the oncologist.

Disease prevention

Treatment of human papillomavirus infection is not always limited to the removal of neoplasms. If the virus has already spread in the body, then the process of combating it can be delayed for a long time. That is why it is better to neutralize and prevent disease than to cure. For this, doctors have developed a number of useful preventive measures:

  1. Refrain from bad habits as much as possible, especially alcohol consumption.
  2. Always protect yourself during sexual intercourse, including anal and oral sex. Remember to be hygienic and be careful about sharing sex toys.
  3. In some cases, vaccination is carried out. It is possible to vaccinate from the age of 9, it is unreactive and non-aggressive, does not require a preliminary examination.

It is also recommended to go for routine examinations once a year in order to recognize the disease in the early stages. Statistics show that sexually active people by the age of 50, one way or another, become infected with one of the forms of HPV in active or passive form.

Treatment reviews

  • "The ugly papilloma on my neck prevented me from wearing dresses with bare shoulders, constantly made me feel uncomfortable. When I went to a dermatologist, he advised to remove it with a laser - it scared me very much. Then I decided to remove the papilloma for myself on my own. I bought castor oil and rubbed the papilloma 3-5 times daily. After a couple of weeks, the papilloma began to shrink, and then dried up completely. "
  • "I didn't notice a papilloma in an intimate place right away: once when walking there was discomfort, after which I paid attention. I was immediately scared and turned to gynecology. There, the doctors examined everything, conducted a visual analysis and concluded that the neoplasm was benign. I sighed calmly. I chose the laser removal method. Removal went quickly and did not hurt, now I am not worried about my health, but I decided not to give up scheduled examinations anymore ".
  • "A large papilloma on my leg prevented me from living for a long time: it constantly rubbed against my clothes, causing painful sensations. Came to the decision to remove it. After the examination, the doctor said that for such large papillomas, only the method of surgical removal can be used. It scared me at first, but there was no choice. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia, no pain was felt. After removal, a small speck remained, but after a couple of weeks it disappeared. I am completely satisfied. "