The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most contagious diseases that can be transmitted from a carrier to a healthy person through household or sexual contact.
The main symptom of infection is the appearance of individual or group growths in some areas of the skin, which without proper treatment can spread to healthy areas of the body. So far, scientists have identified more than 100 types of HPV, only half of which have been studied in depth.
Papillomavirus: what is the danger of the disease?
Although a small growth is not very uncomfortable and in most cases almost invisible, the growth of the body can cause a more serious disease - skin cancer.
All types of papillomavirus are divided into two categories depending on their location:
Papillomas occur on areas of the skin such as the chest, neck, hands, and face, while condylomas are in the genital area. The risk group for such an infection includes not only women but also men who are promiscuous. HPV is also transmitted during pregnancy and breastfeeding, with the virus being transmitted from mother to child through milk.
The main danger posed by papillomavirus is that the disease can provoke the development of cancer. Therefore, it is very important to detect the presence of the virus in the body early on. This can be done with the help of a diagnosis that will identify the infection and determine its type. After determining the type of virus, only a doctor can determine the best way to remove papillomas.
The process of converting a benign neoplasm into skin cancer begins with damage to its growth. After an injury to an infected area in the body, an inflammatory process begins, which can smoothly turn into oncology.
Treatment of the papillomavirus: professional methods
Professional means of dealing with growth are:
- freeze nitrogen;
- laser removal of papillomas;
- chemical moxibustion;
- Electric shock to the affected area.
Despite the high efficiency, unpleasant situations often arise with professional methods, e. B. the recurrence of papillomas in the same area or the appearance of scars.
More radical methods of treating papillomas include surgical operation, which is prescribed in particularly advanced cases. The indications for an operation are as follows:
- rapid increase in the affected area of the body;
- presence of malignant growths;
- Impossibility of removing papillomas using other available methods.
Liquid nitrogen treatment for papillomas
Cryodestruction is the freezing of neoplasms with nitrogen, which can be used regardless of the stage of infection. The removal of papillomas by means of cryodestruction takes a long time because the patient has to go through several phases:
- Freezing the substance;
- waiting for the edema to subside (temporary paralysis of the affected area is possible);
- rejection of frozen tissue;
- long-term regeneration process.
In total, it takes about six months for the papillomas to be completely removed by cryodestruction.
The use of liquid nitrogen is not acceptable in cases of inflammation of the internal organs and exacerbation of infectious diseases. Before visiting a cosmetic center, it is worth consulting a doctor who will tell you about the possibility of using cryodestruction in a specific case.
The use of a laser beam has been shown to be a quick and painless way to remove papillomas. The advantages of laser coagulation are as follows:
- Lack of contact of the device with the human body, which ensures complete sterility of the process;
- No scars remain on the body after removal.
- The laser stimulates the cells of the damaged skin area to regenerate quickly.
The removal of papillomas by means of an electric current is the only qualitative and painless process. Basically, this method is used to combat benign neoplasms in the genital area and face.
The essence of technology lies in the effect of an electric current on the papilloma, which destroys the vessels that fed it. Compared to cryodestruction, electrocautery does not leave any visible traces on the body.
Chemical burns of growths
The use of the papilla removal method using chemical means is not very popular in modern cosmetics, since its effectiveness is much less than other methods. In addition, under the influence of chemistry, a burn can occur on the skin, which leads to an inflammatory process.
Self-removal of papillomas: which method is better?
If for some reason there is no desire to visit the cosmetics office and the neoplasm does not cause problems, it is better to remove it yourself. Traditional methods consist of making various tinctures and ointments that are regularly applied to the affected area of the body and lead to the death of the growth.
The easiest way to remove papillomas was to use a mixture of kerosene and walnuts. To do this, you need to grind the walnut kernels in a meat grinder and pour the finished porridge in a ratio of 2: 1 with kerosene. After preparation, the mixture is infused for three weeks, after which time it is applied to the papilloma with a cotton swab.
Do not use kerosene tincture on the face or genitals. This can cause tissue burns and severe irritation.
The next effective means of self-removal of papillomas is the use of celandine juice, which must be lubricated in the morning and before bed. The only contraindication in this case is individual intolerance to celandine.
If the papilloma is large, it can be tightened with silk or cotton thread. This must be done after processing the build-up with an alcohol solution. After a week, the blood supply deprived papilloma dries up and falls off.