How to get rid of warts?

In their quest to free themselves from painless but very unaesthetic warts, some people resort to all kinds of alternative medicine. But do they know how dangerous it is to carry out self-removal of such neoplasms? The article will tell you about the most effective ways to get rid of warts and papillomas in a medical institution.

Papilloma virus as the cause of the appearance of warts on the human body

the doctor examines the wart on the foot

A wart is one of the most common benign skin growths that many have encountered. They are usually painless and do not cause any harm. However, these neoplasms look so unaesthetic that they cause a completely justified desire to remove them.

The wart can be of different sizes - both a few millimeters and several centimeters. The causative agent of the disease is the human papillomavirus, transmitted through contact with the patient, as well as as a result of the use of common household items - door handles, towels, combs. Since the source is a virus, it can be completely cured only by defeating it inside the body. Today we will talk about eliminating the external manifestations of the disease. The incubation period of the disease can be more than one month, it can be very difficult to determine at what time the infection occurred. Moreover, the carrier of the virus itself may not show visible signs of illness. In addition to the appearance of warts, the virus can cause other types of deformation of the skin - papillomas, as well as condylomas. Children aged 9-15 years are more susceptible to this virus.

There are several types of warts:

  • Simple.A widespread species that accounts for about 80% of all skin growths. These are round, hard, pain-free and rough, gray and yellow warts that can be located either one at a time or in whole clusters. The most common places of their appearance are the hands, less often the scalp.
  • Flat.A rarer species and found mainly in children. These are small, up to three millimeters of various shapes, tubercles, barely protruding above the surface of the skin. Most often appear on the face, hands and mucous membranes of the mouth.
  • Plantar.Observed in people of all ages. These are painful warts in the form of dense formations with a keratinized surface. Their appearance is provoked by wearing uncomfortable shoes. Such warts are the most difficult to diagnose, since they are difficult to distinguish from old corns, as well as other diseases affecting the soles of the feet.
  • Filamentous.Small warts on the leg with a brownish tint. Mostly located on the neck, eyelids and armpits.

Use of medicines for warts and papillomas

celandine oil to remove warts

To remove warts, it is recommended to contact a medical facility where you can get qualified help.

The treatment process begins with an examination. The survey consists of:

  • visual inspection;
  • colposcopy;
  • cytological examination;
  • molecular biological examinations;
  • histology.

The traditional method of treatment is the complete removal of warts or destruction of the structure of neoplasms with the help of drugs or mechanical influences. Medicines for therapy are selected by a specialist, taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient's body.

Removing warts at home using alternative medicine is not a safe procedure and carries risks such as:

  • burns or scars on the skin with ineptly performed actions;
  • the danger of the spread of the disease;
  • the likelihood of infection in the wound;
  • transformation of the wart into a cancerous tumor.

For this reason, it is better to use pharmacy remedies for warts recommended by a specialist.

The pharmacy network has a number of effective medicines to get rid of such troubles as papillomas and warts. When using medications, you should follow the instructions for use exactly. However, the body of each person is individual, so the doctor should choose the most suitable remedy for warts.

Wart removal methods

professional wart removal on the arm

The most effective way to get rid of skin growths is to remove them. Taking into account the type of wart, as well as the area of its location, doctors use the following methods:

  • Electrocoagulation.The action of high-frequency electric current on the surface of the neoplasm. The wart is removed using local anesthesia with a medical device called a coagulator, which cuts it off while treating the surrounding tissue.
  • Cryodestruction.using liquid nitrogen - with the help of an applicator, the problem area is treated with liquid nitrogen, which freezes it and provokes the destruction of damaged cells.
  • Laser therapy.Removal of a wart using a laser occurs by coagulation or evaporation of skin cells. The process does not cause painful sensations, moreover, if performed by an experienced specialist, it does not leave marks on the treated skin.
  • Surgical excision of warts.It is used in a situation where warts turn into large clusters. Surgery is performed using local anesthesia.
  • Chemical removal.This is a method of destroying warts with drugs made on the basis of acids and alkalis. Such medicines are dispensed in the pharmacy network without presenting a prescription, which means that the treatment can be carried out independently, but after prior consultation with a doctor. During treatment, you should carefully treat the wart without affecting nearby tissues.

If, nevertheless, a decision is made to carry out treatment at home, using one or another remedy for warts, it is necessary first of all to visit a doctor in order to make the correct diagnosis. Carrying out the treatment yourself, you must definitely bring it to the end, following the advice of a specialist.