Warts and papillomas are neoplasms that appear on the surface of a person's skin and mucous membranes due to their infection with the human papillomavirus. Warts often don't go away spontaneously. To prevent the infection from spreading, it is necessary to physically get rid of the growth and help the body withstand the virus anchored in it. There are many pharmacy remedies available for removing warts. Having familiarized yourself with the properties of the most effective of them, you can choose the best remedy for yourself.
Types of warts
There are several dozen strains of HPV and the percentage of people who have not encountered any of them in their lifetime is very small. Depending on the genotype of the papillomavirus that has entered the human body, the following types of warts can grow:
- Ordinary or vulgar- most often appear on the upper and lower extremities, wrinkles and frequent injuries. These are keratinized neoplasms with a rough surface. Due to frequent damage, daughter growths can appear next to the main wart;
- Flat or youthful- light brown neoplasms that are slightly raised above the surface of the skin and appear on the face, neck, hands and legs. Usually grows in groups;
- Plantar (thorns)- hard keratinized warts with noticeable black spots in the middle. This type of common wart is often confused with a corn. It can cause significant pain when pressed;
- Spitz (genital warts)- soft pink finger-like growths. Can form cauliflower conglomerates. They grow in the genital area, in the folds of the skin.
The papilloma virus attacks the upper layers of the skin. There it penetrates through minor damage such as cracks or scratches. After the virus settles inside, it waits for conditions suitable for reproduction, and when they appear, a wart will grow on the body in a short period of time. Drugs for such growths are divided into several groups:
- stimulatory immunity and antiviral agents for oral administration;
- topical agents that kill papilloma cells and exfoliate keratinized tissue;
- local antiviral agents.
Remedies for papillomas of local action
This group of drugs is represented by a wide range of ointments, creams, balms, pencils, oils, plasters and solutions. Depending on the type of neoplasm, its size and the age of the patient, the best remedy can be selected.
This is one of the cheapest, most effective, and therefore the most popular means of self-removal of various growths. Most of them have a corrosive composition, the one-time application of which on the skin causes a rapid necrotizing effect in the affected area. For this reason, the solutions are not recommended for the treatment of children and people with very sensitive skin.
Medical solutions can not reduce papillomas that are on the mucous membranes. Failure to comply with this recommendation can result in severe burns.
Ointments, creams, sprays
This health insurance group is attractive because, despite the longer duration of treatment, there are usually no scars or scars at the end. The most suitable drug from this group will be recommended by a specialist.
Cryodestruction (or freezing) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This is a painless procedure that effectively kills cells affected by the papilloma virus. There are cheaper analogues of such a service that you can provide yourself. To do this, you need to buy special products in the pharmacy and use them according to the instructions.
Homeopathy for warts
Homeopaths view the human body as an integral system. All skin manifestations signal a malfunction in the work of some internal organs. When treating skin growths with homeopathic preparations, the causes that led to their appearance are eliminated, and the wart itself is not affected. Since the problems in the body are eliminated, the skin is also fine.
The peculiarity of choosing homeopathic medicines is that the doctor takes into account a large number of individual characteristics of the patient (such as physical, psychological characteristics), the symptoms of his illness. After analyzing the information received, the homeopath draws up a scheme for taking medication.
Chinese medicines for warts
Medicines from Chinese manufacturers are rightly respected by those who have tried them. The most effective remedy for papillomas from China is recommended by a doctor.
Woman, 44 years old:
"I'll tell you how I managed to cure the wart. I noticed several small calluses on my foot. I tried to erase them with a pumice stone - without much success. After careful examination, there are dots in the middleGoogling, I found out that these are warts. I liked the most of the removal methods described. I bought a can of a special product. Before cooling down, I was afraid it would hurt, but it was in vainIt turned out. So a slight cold sensation. Two weeks later I tapped the wound and squeezed it again with the applicator. There were no more warts. "