Warts and papillomas are growths that appear on the surface of the skin and mucous membranes of a person due to their infection with the human papillomavirus. Most of the time, warts do not go away on their own. To prevent the spread of infection, it is necessary to physically remove the growth, as well as help the body to resist the virus that has entrenched itself in it. There are many drugstore remedies to remove warts. Having familiarized yourself with the characteristics 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 one 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- occur most often in the upper and lower extremities, in places of frequent folds and injuries. These are keratinized neoplasms with a rough surface. Due to frequent damage, daughter growths can occur alongside the main wart;
- Flat or youthful- light brown neoplasms slightly raised above the surface of the skin, arising on the face, neck, hands and legs. Generally grows in groups;
- Planting (thorns)- Hard keratinized warts with noticeable black dots in the center. This type of common wart is often mistaken for a corn. It can cause significant pain when pressed;
- Pointy (genital warts)- finger-like growths of a soft pink color. Can form cauliflower conglomerates. They grow in the genital area, in the folds of the skin.
The papilloma virus infects the upper layers of the skin. It penetrates there through minor damage, such as cracks or scratches. Once settled inside, the virus waits for the right conditions for reproduction, and when they do emerge, a wart grows on the body in no time. Medicines for such growths are divided into several groups:
- immunity stimulants and antiviral agents for oral administration;
- topical agents that kill papilloma cells and exfoliate keratinized tissues;
- local antiviral agents.
Local action papilloma remedies
This group of drugs is represented by a large variety of ointments, creams, balms, pencils, oils, plasters, solutions. Depending on the nature of the neoplasm, its size, the age of the patient, the best remedy can be selected.
This is one of the cheapest, most effective and therefore popular means of self-removal of various growths. Most have a caustic composition, even a single application on the skin causes a rapid necrotizing effect on the affected area. For this reason, the solutions are not recommended for the treatment of children and people with very sensitive skin.
Medicinal solutions can not reduce papillomas located on the mucous membranes. Violation of this recommendation can lead to severe burns.
Ointments, creams, sprays.
This group of funds is attractive because, despite a longer course of treatment, in the end there are usually no scars and scars. A specialist will recommend the most suitable drug from this group.
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 more affordable analogues of such a service, which it is quite possible that you can provide yourself. To do this, you need to buy special products at the pharmacy and use them according to the instructions.
Homeopathy for warts
Homeopaths view the human body as a comprehensive system. Any skin manifestation indicates a malfunction in the work of some internal organs. Treating skin growths with homeopathic preparations involves getting rid of the causes that led to their appearance and not affecting the wart itself. As the internal problems of the body are eliminated, the skin is also put in order.
The peculiarity of the selection of homeopathic medicines lies in the fact that the doctor takes into account a large number of individual characteristics of the patient (such as physical, mental characteristics), the symptoms of his disease. After analyzing the information received, the homeopath develops a regimen for taking medications.
Chinese medicines for warts
Medicines from Chinese manufacturers are deservedly respected by those who have tried them. A doctor will recommend the most effective remedy for Chinese papillomas.
Female, 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 result. After carefully examining them, I noticed spots in the middle. Googling, I discovered that it was warts. . Among the described removal methods, the one I liked the most. I bought myself a can of a special product. Before I cooled down I was afraid that it would hurt, but to no avail, as it turned out. Then, a slight sensation of cold. Two weeks afterwards, I removed the sore and pressed it again with the applicator. No more warts appeared. "