Papillomas on the neck are elongated or rounded growths that are very often caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). It is impossible to completely remove this infection from the body, various methods of its removal are much more accessible.
In addition to the problem of removal, there are questions about preventing the onset and recurrence of the disease, thereby strengthening the immune system. Infection can provoke an increase in the size and number of neoplasms.
Most often, people with suppressed immunity suffer from the manifestations of the papillomavirus at the age of 30-40.
The papillomavirus can have the following manifestations:
- WartsWarts with jagged edges, similar to cauliflower.
- Warts- small growths on the skin.
- Bowenoid papulosis- small multiple rashes.
Important!Many people believe that polyps in the intestines are the cause of growth in the neck and armpits, but this is a misconception.
Reasons for appearing
Overgrowth of polyps causes HPV. It is widespread and occurs in more than 70% of the population.
The incubation period of the papillomavirus can be up to several years, so a person can be a carrier of the virus without knowing it.
The papillomavirus manifests itself as growth on the neck as a result of the influence of certain factors:
- Deterioration in immunity. . . This is the main cause of the appearance of neoplasms that occurs in all patients. The regularity of colds is increasing, the process of remission is long-term.
- Gastrointestinal disorderscaused, among other things, by poisoning, dysbiosis or intestinal infections.
- Allergic exacerbations. . . The human body uses a lot of energy to resist the allergen so that HPV can become active.
- Metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, obesity, gout.
- Stressful situations. . . Conditions such as overexcitation of the nervous system are inevitably associated with a depletion of the body's own resources and create an environment that is favorable for the virus to reproduce.
Important!The papillomavirus can remain viable outside the human body for some time, especially in an environment with sufficiently high humidity. It is therefore important to comply with the hygiene regulations on the beach, in the steam room, in the pool, in the sauna or in the gym.
Ways to Infect Children
The papillomavirus can get into a child's body in the following ways:
- Innate. . . The disease is transmitted from the mother during the development of the fetus or during childbirth.
- Contact and household. . . A child becomes infected from an HPV carrier through toys, normal dishes, touch, and underwear.
- Auto infection. . . A common route when personal hygiene is not followed. Infection is possible when a child tears off ridges and bites their nails, chooses dried wounds and does not wash their hands.
Children often become infected in preschool settings, which is facilitated by a large number of contacts. The occurrence of neoplasms on the neck also leads to high humidity, so that an infection is possible after visiting the pool or bath.
Routes of infection for adults
There are more sources of infection in adults. You can get the virus through:
- Housewares. . .
- handshake. . .
- Resultingsexual contacts. . .
- The infection also occurs throughcuts,Cracksorerosionon the skin.
- Active virions appear on the neck, usually due toDysfunction of the blood microcirculationas a result of wearing a tight bra, scarf, tight clothing. . .
- Increased sweating withwith various cosmetics in the cleavage areacreates favorable conditions for the spread of HPV. Under its action, the cells of the epidermis grow rapidly, which leads to the appearance of papillomas.
Important!The human papillomavirus often invades personal hygiene items, so eyebrow tweezers, manicure / pedicure sets and a razor must be strictly individual.
Types of papillomas
Papillomas can have a different appearance, depending on the type of neoplasm or its size. There are large or small growths, single or multiple, arranged locally or in groups that cover the entire neck.
Papillomas can appear anywhere on the neck and over time can spread to the chest and face, armpits, arms, and back. Such changes mean active reproduction of the virus and the progression of the disease, insufficient strength of immunity.
Skin growth can differ in structure, so there are:
- Just- Neoplasms protrude above the skin, have a yellowish, pink or brown color. Usually, small papillomas no more than 5 mm in diameter appear on the neck.
- Thread-like- At first, a yellowish bump appears, which elongates and grows, and at the end turns into a leg with a ball. It resembles a drop.
- Vulgaroreasy, usually called warts - brownish and rounded growths appear on the neck, protruding a few millimeters above the skin.
The type of papilloma depends on the type and activity of the virus, and the resistance of the body determines the number and size of the formations.
The diagnosis takes into account the characteristic appearance. Usually the body of the neoplasm is attached to the body with a thin leg, sometimes it resembles flat warts. However, to make a more accurate diagnosis, a smear or scrape will be done, which will allow you to examine the biomaterial for the presence of virus particles.
At this stage, not only is the virus determined, but the risk of papilloma degeneration into malignant neoplasm is also predicted.
Before starting treatment for the papilloma in the neck, it is recommended to consult a dermatovenerologist, since HPV can have oncogenic properties, and in the case of a malignant form, home therapy is contraindicated.
To get rid of papillomas, you can use special medicines. However, extreme caution is required in handling such drugs, as it is strongly recommended to avoid contact with healthy skin.
Careless use of the product can result in burns, scars, and keloid scars.
At home, the following modern means can be used to treat papillomas:
- Cautery solutions.Apply selectively with a thin wooden stick or toothpick. For the treatment of small formations with a diameter of no more than 2 millimeters, a single use of the product is enough.
To remove larger growths, the solution is applied 3-4 times, 1 layer is applied, then wait for it to dry and repeat the process.
- A mixture of dimethyl ether and propane.The working principle of the tool is cryotherapy. The drug is applied to the papilloma with an applicator (after use it is thrown away), usually one application is enough. The kit contains 12 applicators that allow you to treat multiple growths at the same time.
If after a single application there is no result, you can repeat the process two more times.
- Special plaster for papillomas, which contains salicylic acid and sulfur in the composition. Their action has a keratolytic effect.
Before treating growths with a plaster, you should steam the skin after a warm bath. The patch should be kept for two days. The neoplasm can go away immediately with the patch. If it remains on the neck, consider steaming the skin and gently rub it with a hard washcloth or pumice stone.
- Salicylic acid- Ointment and 10% solution. The solution is dotted with a match every day until the formation softens. It is recommended that a bandage be put on for several hours after treatment.
Salicylic acid ointment is applied in a thin layer, then covered with a napkin and fixed with a bandage. The duration of therapy is usually 2 to 3 weeks, interventions should be carried out every 2 days.
Important!To avoid damaging healthy tissue during application of the solutions, the adjacent area should be treated with zinc paste. After the procedure, it can be easily removed with gauze.
Move to the clinic
If the growth increases sharply, it is a sign that you should contact a specialist clinic, as no doctor can immediately determine the causes of the growth. The reasons for the aggravation of the situation are always individual and are identified through a blood test and a biopsy.
There are several methods of clinical papilloma removal:
- Cryodestruction.In this method, the papilloma is frozen at low temperatures.
The procedure is performed with a cotton swab soaked in liquid nitrogen, which is applied to the neoplasm for a few seconds. The procedure gives uncomfortable and somewhat painful sensations, but it is quite tolerable. No anesthesia is used.
A day later, at the site of cautery, you can see a bubble, which should be opened independently with a needle of a disposable syringe, having previously treated the skin with an antiseptic. Then the wound should be treated with bright green twice a day for a week.
- Laser treatment.This is a modern painless method that does not involve any contact between medical instruments and skin. The laser beams cauterize the polyp while stopping the bleeding and disinfecting the growth site. The procedure does not cause complications and does not leave any scars or burns.
- Electrocoagulation.The structure is burned out by electric current. On the third day after the procedure, a dry crust appears, which falls off within a week.
The advantages of this method include the possibility of histological examination of the papilloma.
- Plasma coagulation.The papilloma is removed with a plasma jet. The neoplasm slowly evaporates 0. 1 mm when exposed to a bactericidal flow of ozone. This is a non-contact method of treatment that excludes infection of the lesion site.
After the procedure, it is forbidden to steam the skin, moisten the site of the removed polyp, remove the resulting crust and exclude the sun's rays.
The regeneration process can be accelerated by lubricating the throat with an antiseptic. You can also use an antibacterial powder for topical use.
The following methods are considered effective methods of getting rid of neoplasms:
- Infusion of dry celandine, young potato sprouts and thuja sprouts. . . All ingredients must be taken in equal parts and filled with alcohol. Insist for about 2 weeks, after which the growths are lubricated once a day. In this case, you should apply the product, wait for it to dry, and then repeat the manipulation.
- Juice made from freshly cut celandine, string, dandelion or chaga. . . They are applied several times a day until the formation softens. Next, the treated area should be sealed with a plaster. You can also use castor oil, sour apple pomace, ammonia.
- infusionCelandine and olive oil. . . The herb should be collected during the flowering period, cut into pieces and filled with oil in a 1: 1 ratio. The remedy is for one month. Papillomas should be lubricated at least 4 times a day.
- It is an effective anti-inflammatory agentHerbal infusion: horsetail, nettle, lemon balm, dandelion root and plantain leaves. . . To boil, pour 3 tablespoons of boiling water with a liter. l. Dry collection. Take 20 g 10 days before meals.
It is also recommended to use decoctions that improve immunity and have a tonic effect. For example, decoctions of echinacea and rose hips are useful.
The scheme of treatment should be agreed with a specialist. He will create a course to remove the papillomas from the patient's neck himself and take antiviral drugs.
Removing the hardware alone won't produce a permanent result, and the neoplasms will return after a while. And the use of only antivirals will not allow you to quickly eliminate the growth, since the elimination of this virus from the body is a very difficult process.
An important step in the treatment of HPV is strengthening the human immune system. Various teas, infusions (chamomile, echinacea, rose hips, lemon, currants) and pharmacy vitamin complexes are suitable for this.
Treatment should begin with concomitant chronic illnesses, if at all, then it will be easier for the body to deal with the virus without wasting energy solving minor problems.
In addition, growths must not be torn off, pierced or cut off. However, if this still happened, then all measures must be taken to avoid infection:
- Wash your hands.
- Take a cotton pad and moisten it with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
- Next, you should attach the disc to the wound and soak it well.
- You can apply a special antiseptic to the wound.
- Cover the affected area with a bactericidal plaster.
If you have not yet started treatment and are only planning to see a doctor, it is better to save the torn papilloma so that the doctor can examine it and determine the HPV parameters.
If the growth is itchy and the skin around it hurts, you should tell your doctor. These symptoms can be an indication of the degeneration of the formation into a malignant tumor. In this case, current treatments may be ineffective and need to be replaced.
The papilloma virus can cause complications. In addition to causing a feeling of discomfort, these complications can pose a serious threat to human life and health.
These complications include:
- Inflammation of the papilloma- If the wart becomes infected, the skin will swell, turn red, make the person feel uncomfortable and painful. It is necessary to get rid of such a phenomenon, and the most common ones can help. Hygiene products- -peroxideandSoap, as well as on the neck should fallfresh air. . .
- Papilloma injury- A pierced, torn or cut wart is dangerous with the risk of infection and the onset of an inflammatory process. Frequent injuries can also contribute to the degeneration of healthy skin cells into cancer.
- malignancy- the process of transition from papillomas to a malignant form, as a result of which the appearance of a cancerous tumor is possible. If left untreated, it can affect lymph and blood flow and spread to healthy neck skin.
It is impossible to completely protect yourself from infection with the human papillomavirus. It penetrates the human body easily and parasitizes, usually without manifesting itself in any way and without causing interference.
To reduce the risk of infection, the following rules should be followed:
- Regularly wipe your hands and neck with antibacterial wipes.
- Always keep your hands clean. After using public toilets, air wash them or dry them with disposable towels.
- Don't wear someone else's clothes or slippers, don't use someone else's bathroom accessories.
- Watch your skin - heal micro-injuries and remove burrs in a timely manner.
In summary, it should be noted that today there is no therapy for the radical removal of the papillomavirus from the human body. However, the growth that occurs due to HPV infection can be cured using hardware, pharmaceutical, and folk methods.
At the same time as the main treatment, it is necessary to carry out general improvement of the body: increasing physical activity, strengthening immunity, stopping alcohol consumption and smoking.