What is papilloma and how to treat it?

Papillomas are familiar to many people, most live with them for years without drawing their attention. Often these are harmless formations. But exceptions are possible in the disease, there is a viral principle, therefore it is transmitted in various ways.

In medicine, this disease is called papillomavirus infection, characterized by formations on the body, many unpleasant bumps. Converging in appearance with warts, either broad-based or pedunculated. As a rule, these are benign growths on the skin, but exceptions are possible, so when the first neoplasms appear, do not postpone a visit to the doctor. What is papilloma and how is it treated?

papilloma on the face

Characteristics and methods of infection

This type of infection is distinguished from other growths by a rough surface. The color is different: from light, almost white to dark brown. They can appear in various places on the human body: on the face, in the eye area, more often not on the eyelids, on the neck, under the armpits, on the chest and under it, but the most terrible thing is appearance on the genitals. The diameter varies from the size of a millet to 1. 5 cm. Infection occurs during sexual contact, but cases of infection are also possible due to superficial contact with the patient and non-compliance with elementary rules of hygiene. This disease affects people with weakened immunity from various diseases and is provoked by various factors: SARS or influenza, nervous disorders, prolonged use of medications, diseases of the digestive system and others.

Most often this disease affects people:

  • who lead an unhealthy lifestyle - smokers and drinkers
  • have unprotected sex
  • bad healthy
  • women with genital diseases
  • fans of swimming pools, baths and saunas

Even with frequent disinfection of public places, the virus can survive and multiply in a humid environment.


If you have an incomprehensible growth, and what caused its appearance, only a doctor can definitively answer. But judging by its appearance and location, you can guess the nature of the disease. What are they?

common warts

These formations have a different name - papilloma vulgaris. They often occur in the neck, arms, and knees. The growths are not very large in diameter. They resemble medium sized beads, but only on one stem. Sometimes they merge into groups. Rare cases of this species growing to become a malignant tumor are known.


Such a formation appears exclusively on the plant of a person. It causes discomfort when choosing footwear and when walking. It poses no threat. They often go away on their own with a change of season or in the case of an improvement in the body's immunity.


These growths usually form on the palm or foot. Such neoplasms are very close to the skin and have a flesh color. It causes discomfort in the form of irritation, itching and pain.


These warts are often age related. The disease is acquired at any age and is latent. Over the years, hormonal changes and the growth of these papillomas occur. They can be located anywhere in the human body.

How to deal with

If you suspect that you are a carrier of a viral infection, immediately seek specialist help. It is easier to prevent the appearance of new neoplasms than to get rid of those that have already appeared. Using a simple blood test and a smear from the genital organs, a specialist will accurately confirm or deny the presence of a disease in your body. The virus has more than 60 strains. But the real danger is only half.

Get rid of already existing growths in several ways:

  • surgical
  • To be
  • chemical
  • medicinal
  • folk ways

Now let's look at each of these methods in more detail.

If you are a carrier of uterine papilloma, then you cannot do without surgical intervention. The formation affects the mucous surface of the genitals, the doctor cleans the cavity using hysteroscopy. The procedure is carried out under full anesthesia. The doctor uses special devices and cuts the resulting endometrium, after which an excision is performed. The surgical method is not popular in the treatment of affected external areas, since the procedure itself is not pleasant and leaves scars.

Beauty salons use laser treatment. This technology does not cause significant discomfort and does not require hospitalization of the patient. This method is used when it is necessary to remove the growth on the open part of the body. The operation itself is performed without anesthesia. The client lies comfortably in a special chair, and the doctor touches the wart with a special device that emits lasers. The root of the formation is removed and cauterized at the same time, thereby eliminating bleeding. In this way, you can remove one buildup or several at once.

Chemical exposure is carried out in the most extreme cases, if a person is struck by a malignant formation. In this case, a drug is administered intravenously to the patient, which affects the entire body of the patient. It is very dangerous as it has many side effects. When neoplasms appear on the cervix, a chemical method of exposure is used. With the difference that the drug is not injected into the blood, but applied to a swab and applied to the formation. Please note that large doses of this drug are very toxic. This type of treatment is categorically not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.

Doctors also use traditional correction. But before making a final diagnosis, it is necessary to reliably establish the strain and type of virus. After that, antibacterial and antiviral drugs are prescribed. Also, immunomodulatory therapy is necessarily used. Only one doctor will prescribe medications, but keep in mind that both partners must be treated at the same time.

Even famous doctors often turn to traditional medicine, and you should not ignore it. You can try to remove papillomas at home. The first recipe of our grandmothers: garlic and celandine. Celandine is bought at a pharmacy, with garlic, I think it is even easier for any housewife to keep on hand. A few drops of celandine and the juice of a clove of garlic will suffice. Every day, before going to bed, apply a cotton pad soaked in this composition to an unwanted process. We recommend that you apply a new composition again and again.


Now you know in theory what papilloma is and how to best treat it. Remember that it is best to use a combination of medical and laser treatment in the treatment. This is the only true path to health. In no case do not conduct experiments on yourself with self-medication. Only by contacting a doctor can you find out the strain of your disease. It's easy to make mistakes, even with enough information. It is necessary to remove the growths in a timely manner, until they have grown and made your life troublesome.