Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common viruses in the world. It infects the skin and causes growths on it. Skin lesions may be sharp, flat, or domed, protruding from the surface, or ingrown into the skin.
HPV is also called the wart virus. Wart growths can be single or multiple, like cauliflower. They can affect any part of the body, including the genitals (pointed papillomas). Certain types of infections, such as human papilloma virus 16, can lead to the development of cancer, especially cervical cancer.
Human papilloma can be present in the body for years and does not cause any external symptoms. Appearing on the surface of the skin, papillomas can disappear on their own, without any treatment and pain, however, this does not happen immediately, but, for example, within six months.
Human papilloma, disease prevention
Warts are contagious, they are transmitted by contact with infected skin, papillomas in intimate places are transmitted sexually. The risk of transmitting the infection to a sexual partner can be reduced by using a condom. However, this is not 100% protection, because the disease can occur when unprotected areas of the skin are in contact. During periods of papilloma virus activity, it is better to completely refuse sexual contact. The partner must be safely informed of the presence of HPV.
Papillomas on other areas of the skin, for example, on the hands and soles, can also be transmitted by contact: by shaking hands, touching an infected simulator handle, walking barefoot in the shower, using someone else's towel, cloth or cosmetics. In these cases, the prevention of the disease can be respect for personal hygiene.
Sometimes the human papilloma virus is active again. In some people these are rare and isolated cases, while others repeatedly suffer from multiple papillomas. It depends on the nature of the virus and the condition of the human body. Weak immunity, hormonal problems, stress and an excessive lifestyle with bad habits contribute to the increased activity of the virus.
To prevent recurrent attacks of the papilloma virus, the immune system needs to be strengthened. This requires proper nutrition, exercise, good sleep, refusal to smoke alcohol and tobacco, control of stressful situations. Taking care of your body’s health will allow you to avoid recurrences and over time you will be able to deal with papillomas completely.
How to treat papillomas
Drugs to destroy the papilloma virus have not yet been found. However, human papilloma is in most cases removed by the efforts of the immune system from the body and without treatment. Although the human papilloma virus itself cannot be cured with drugs, the wart formations that result from an infection are curable and quite effective. Removal of papillomas may be required multiple times, because if HPV remains in the body, they will reappear over and over again.
There are various medical and traditional methods of treating papillomas. For example, removal of the affected layers of the skin with salicylic acid or cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). The skin may briefly change color and texture after exposure to nitrogen, but recovers quickly. One of the ways to fight against papillomas is immunotherapy, ie strengthening the body's defenses. This method of treatment injects antibodies (vaccination) into the body that destroy the virus
Acid cauterization and surgical removal with a laser or scalpel are also practiced. Spiked papillomas are removed by medical methods in medical institutions, during several repeated procedures. It should also be noted that medical methods of treating papillomas are much more effective than traditional ones.
Laser surgery is used when other methods have not helped to solve the problem or it is necessary to get rid of the papilloma quickly. Laser therapy can be applied to any part of the body, with its help it is possible to remove papillomas in intimate places. The laser works selectively without damaging healthy skin or creating wounds. A slight redness or hyperpigmentation may occur, but this passes quickly and the skin heals. Depending on the nature and size of the tumor, 1 to 3 laser procedures may be required.
After successful treatment, you should visit a doctor every year for preventive examinations. In accessible places, the inspection for the presence of characteristic growths is performed independently. It is also recommended to take preventive measures against disease recurrence, strengthen the immune system, physical endurance and resistance to stress.
Papillomas, treatment with folk remedies
In addition to medical methods to treat the external signs of human papilloma in the body, there are proven folk remedies that can speed recovery. Natural recipes must be used long and regularly, only in this case it is possible to achieve a stable positive result.
- Traditionally, folk medicine suggests treating papillomas with fresh celandine juice. An incision is made in the stem of the plant, and the affected skin is smeared with the released "milk" 2-3 times a day. Papillomas very often disappear within a week or less, but sometimes it takes a longer period of time.
- Known for its bactericidal properties, garlic can also be used to remove papillomas. Garlic juice is applied to papillomas several times a day. You can apply a small tile to the affected area of skin at night and fix it with a sticky patch. Remove the garlic in the morning, repeat several times if necessary.
- Mix the garlic mash with the vinegar, add a little flour to make the mixture creamy, apply to the papillomas, wrap in plastic wrap and leave overnight. In this case, healthy parts of the skin should be protected with an adhesive patch.
- Cold thyme soup, which is infused for 40-60 minutes, cools slightly and uses in the form of lotions. It takes 10 or more treatments. The cooled broth should be heated to a temperature of approximately 39 ° C.
- Steam the skin and apply softened propolis on it. Provide plaster for 2-3 days. Then the procedure can be repeated.
- Apply a fresh cut of kalanchoe leaf to the affected area of skin and apply with a band-aid overnight. For treatment, the procedure must be repeated within 3 weeks. Similarly, you can use banana peels to remove papillomas.
- Australian tea tree oil, due to its antifungal and antiviral properties, can be used to treat papillomas. Moisten a cotton pad with a drop of oil, apply it to the skin area and fix with sticky plaster. The treatment takes a long period, at least 1 month.