Treatment of warts: medicines and folk remedies

Papilloma virus is easily transmitted from person to person, and the infection manifests itself in the form of warts. Treatment of warts is a complex process that should begin with diagnostic measures. A dermatologist can help you choose the right treatment.

Types of wart treatments. The most effective methods of fighting

causes of warts

Warts or papillomas are harmless, benign growths that spoil the appearance of the skin. Since this phenomenon does not look aesthetically pleasing, every person who has them tries to get rid of warts in all possible ways. But you also have to get rid of them competently, because papillomas can have a malignant connotation, and instead of getting rid of a skin infection, you will get serious cancer.

Warts are dense nodules of pea skin the size of an uneven surface. Warts most commonly affect the back of the hands, palms and fingers. In some people, warts can be found on the face, lips, armpits and legs.

The best are those nipples that are on the sole of the foot. They can reach large sizes and bring a lot of inconvenience to their owners. Plantar warts are most commonly affected by people of retirement age.

Before starting treatment, a person should consult a specialist to confirm that this neoplasm is exactly a wart. Various methods can be used to remove them: from creams and gels, to surgery and the use of traditional medicine. In any case, the doctor prescribes treatment for warts and papillomas individually.


The most common way to remove papillomas and warts from the skin is to destroy them with liquid nitrogen. This process is called cryodestruction. The affected skin is affected by liquid nitrogen, which reaches a temperature of minus 190 degrees. The wart freezes, the neoplasm cells cool, and the freezing of water inside the cell tissue leads to their rupture, which destroys the papilloma. Under the influence of liquid nitrogen, the affected tissue dies, and no scars remain at the site of the former neoplasm.

Operation Procedure

cryodestruction as a method of treating warts

The freezing process is carried out using a cryoprobe or manually using cotton swabs. The manual method is the most popular, because it does not require large costs from the clinic.

The patient may need pain relief in the following cases:

  • The neoplasm is great.
  • Papilloma is located on a sensitive area of ​​skin.
  • Tumor removal sites in children are subject to mandatory anesthesia.

The procedure itself comes down to performing simple mechanical movements: the doctor dips the cotton wool in a vacuum preparation and touches the neoplasm with light pressure. The exposure time is limited only by the size of the neoplasm and its type. Sometimes it is necessary to re-treat the tissue of the neoplasm with nitrogen in order to completely destroy its structure. A repeated moxibustion procedure is necessary for the plantar wart.

Signs of burns, similar to heat injuries, appear at the site of exposure. A liquid blister appears on the skin. It is these conditions that show the process of complete destruction of the papilloma.


A safe and effective way to remove various skin neoplasms, which is also used to treat any type of wart. Electrocoagulation allows you to remove only the upper growth of the skin, but it does not get rid of the human papilloma virus itself. The probability of recurrence is possible in more than half of the cases, so it is necessary to approach the problem in a comprehensive way.

Process characteristics


electrocoagulation method allows you to quickly get rid of such a cosmetic defect, but there is always a risk of scar tissue formation at the site of exposure.

electrocoagulation as a method of removing warts

And no expert can guarantee complete removal of such neoplasms.

Because removal is done using a high-temperature electronic loop, this makes the method less safe than traditional topical preparations.

Therefore, before using serious destructive methods of struggle, it is necessary to try all the means of traditional medicine. Because folk recipes are safer and have a lower risk of creating scar tissue.


For the treatment of warts by electrocoagulation, it is necessary to consult an expert and determine possible individual contraindications.

Common contraindications include:

  • Availability of any cardiovascular assistive devices (heart monitor or pacemaker, pacemaker).
  • Contraindications associated with intolerance to strong currents.
  • Allergic reactions to anesthetic drugs.
  • Inflammatory processes in the body of acute nature, which are the result of the presence of infectious diseases.
  • Hemophilia and vascular disorders at the capillary level.

The use of the electrocoagulation method is not recommended for plantar-type warts, as there is a high risk of scarring with such exposure. Hard scar tissue will interfere with proper walking.

Recovery period

No additional medical treatment is required after electrocoagulation. But rarely is additional wart prevention carried out with the help of antiviral drugs.

Antiseptic wound treatment is all it takes to recover after surgery.

The only thing to do for a few days is to treat the site of exposure with any skin antiseptic.

Laser treatment

Anyone who has ever looked for methods to effectively treat warts knows that laser exposure is the safest. The use of lasers in aesthetic cosmetology will help you get rid of various neoplasms and not leave a scar. The advantage of this design is the precision of the beam.

Before treating papillomas with this method, you should consult a specialist and undergo a specific examination.

Execution process and consequences

The operation is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient will be required to undergo a blood disease examination and tolerance to such effects. Those who are concerned about possible complications due to laser exposure should approach the choice of a specialist carefully, as the safety of the procedure depends only on his qualifications. The doctor selects the required depth of laser action and performs moxibustion.

Exposure to high laser temperatures allows you to completely destroy harmful neoplasm cells without damaging healthy ones. After such exposure, no bleeding occurs because the laser closes the blood vessels and no blood comes out.

After the procedure, in order to avoid the appearance of scar tissue, it is necessary to use traditional medicine - marigold tincture. Do not apply alcoholic lotions to the site of exposure, this can cause irritation and complicate tissue healing.


laser wart removal

Despite the safety of using this method, it is not recommended to use when:

  1. Pregnancy. During the period of hormonal changes at the site of exposure, a tumor-like neoplasm may form in the form of a scar that will be difficult to remove.
  2. The procedure is impossible for cancer patients.
  3. Hormonal changes in the body during puberty and menopause are as contraindicated as performing surgery during pregnancy.


Modern medicine has made great strides in the treatment of warts. Therefore, in every pharmacy you can find a wide range of drugs to remove the external signs of human papilloma virus.

The use of these agents is possible without consulting a specialist, but such self-medication can cause skin cancer. Therefore, not every wart can be treated on its own. It is best to seek expert advice and then use papilloma medications.

Preparations of the phenolic subgroup with antiviral effect

Each of the drugs in this group contains antibacterial and antiviral components that provide a surface effect on the neoplasm.

The necessary medicine is chosen by a specialist, but the use of such means gives a visible effect only after a month of use.

Traditional medicine

To eliminate the visible manifestations of the presence of human papilloma virus in the body, it is necessary to use folk remedies. Since these are gentle methods of exposure, they should be tried first.


The scope of celandine application is not limited to the effect on the skin. A powerful and poisonous plant that contains a large amount of alkaloids, it has been used effectively for many years to remove warts. Treatment can last from a few days to several months, depending on the severity of the tumor.

Celandine juice is applied to the nipple several times a day. The visible effect with a mild manifestation of the virus is noticed from the first days of application.

wart removal with celandine

From celandine you can prepare a healing ointment based on glycerin, which can be stored for a long time in the refrigerator.

It can be applied to a maximum of five neoplasms at once, because celandine contains strong components that can cause burns.

Some patients may experience allergic reactions to the use of celandine, so a skin reaction test should be performed on a small area.

Acetic acid

Concentrated acetic acid solution can also be used to remove skin lesions. This method is both affordable and affordable. Daily treatment of the wart with acetic acid will help get rid of the neoplasm in a few days, without harm and consequences.

Ascorbic and salicylic acid

Taking a few balls of ascorbic acid a day helps boost immunity and increase the body’s resistance to the human papilloma virus. Some time after taking the drug, a decrease in the number and size of neoplasms is noticed. But ascorbic acid can be used not only inside, but also to erase the very place of accumulation of papillomas.

Salicylic acid, like other anti-warts, helps to stop their manifestations if they are applied for more than two weeks. The tool is applied to the nipple with a cotton swab overnight, gluing with plaster.