Warts - germ of cancer?
May 24, 2009
- Warts - germ of cancer?
- Why is there
Warts - it growths on the skin that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Although they are considered contagious, often they suffered only one member of the family - that is, warts do not convey to those who live with him in the same house. Warts often formed by only one part of the body (e.g., arms or legs) do not apply, and eventually to other areas.
In most cases, warts are benign tumors. The probability that they are transformed into malignant tumor
Malignant tumor: cells are mad
Very small, and usually it is promoted by a variety of injuries.
Types of warts
- Common warts - convex skin tumors usually do not differ in color from the basic color. Most often appear on the hands, toes and knees.
- Plantar warts are formed on the soles of the feet.
- Flat warts can appear on the face, legs and other parts of the body, often in large quantities.
Treatment of warts
Although warts are generally harmless, they can cause discomfort suschestvuenny, particularly - psychological. There is a lot of money for the treatment of warts.
Preparations with salicylic acid
They are sold in mind solutions, gels, ointments, and patches. With salicylic acid can be treated with all kinds of warts (except genital warts, but this problem is not discussed here). Salicylic acid is a keratolytic drug; this means that it dissolves protein (keratin), which makes up most of warts, and a thick layer of dead cells that are often found on the surface.
OTC means for freezing the wart
Some drugstores aerosols that warts are frozen to a temperature of -57 C. The action of these agents is comparable with the effect of liquid nitrogen, which is used by most dermatologists, but he freezes the cells, which affects up to -196 C.
Some believe that warts can "choke" if they close up duct tape, which does not allow air to pass, such as electrical tape. The effectiveness of this treatment has not been proved, in addition, it is difficult to use, as to limit the flow of oxygen, tape should remain in one place for a long time; it is possible to remove only a few hours once a week. In most cases, the tape quickly come unstuck.
Safety of OTC
When used properly, non-prescription treatment for warts is very safe. Even if you accidentally cause salicylic acid to healthy skin
Healthy skin - daily program for skin care
This may cause burning or reddening, but never - infection or scarring. As a rule, the usual over the counter wart removers are not suitable for use on the face and in the genital area.
Usually salicylic acid is not recommended for people with diabetes; Also, do not apply it on skin with poor circulation (skin in such places tend to heal rather slowly; in practice, however, people stop using salicylic acid only when the clear signs of inflammation of the skin).
Use OTC drugs for freezing warts also should be in compliance with all precautionary measures. If signs of adverse reactions to treatment should discontinue use and consult a doctor.
Treatment of warts requires patience. To see the desired result, it may take a few months or even weeks. In addition, funds for their treatment does not always help, even if before using them managed to treat this type of wart.
Basic tips for the treatment of warts:
- If you can ignore the warts - ignore (for example, if they are invisible and painless, easy to not pay attention to them than to spend time and money on treatment). Eventually, most of the warts extends itself, though usually - a long time later - after several months or even years.
- In simple cases (for example, if you only have a small wart on the face, or more hands), it is best to consult a doctor. He will be able to quickly freeze the wart - the procedure is simple, virtually painless, and after it is left scars.
- If multiple and / or deep warts have to use the above OTC drugs.
Dermatitis - what to do with the inflamed skin?
July 13, 2008
Dermatitis - this is a general term used to refer to various inflammatory skin diseases. There are various types of dermatitis; It is a common disease that is usually not contagious and is not dangerous. However, its symptoms can cause the patient significant psychological distress.
Types of dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis - a rash, appearing as a result of repeated contact with irritants or allergens.
- Neurodermatitis - chronic itching, localized in certain areas of the skin.
- Seborrheic dermatitis - a common disease of the skin of the face and head, often causes dandruff
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- Statis Dermatitis - a disease which is caused by accumulation of fluid under the skin of the feet.
- Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema or atopic eczema - a chronic rash that sometimes appears and disappears.
- Perioral dermatitis - a rash around the mouth.
Symptoms of dermatitis
Each species has its own special dermatitis symptoms; common symptoms of this disorder are:
- Redness of skin
- Swelling, edema
- The appearance of spots on the skin
Consult your doctor if symptoms of dermatitis caused you a very strong discomfort when touching the affected areas causing pain, if you suspect you have an infection of the skin and / or the domestic and non-prescription treatments have not yielded any result.
In dermatitis can have many causes, including allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stress.
The cause of this disease is contacted with one or more allergens or irritants. The most common contact dermatitis cause: soap (including liquid soaps, shower gels and other hygiene products), cleaning products, rubber, metals, particularly nickel, perfumes, cosmetics, some plants, neomycin - a common ingredient dot antibiotic ointments.
Allergens cause contact dermatitis is significantly faster than stimuli. Once you develop hypersensitivity to any substance, enough of his brief contact with the skin to appear symptoms of contact dermatitis. Once emerged hypersensitivity persists throughout life.
Dermatitis this type occurs when at certain areas of the skin for whatever reason, there is itching. This leads to the fact that people often combing these places, then there is often a rash. The most common symptoms of neurodermatitis appear at the ankles, wrists, forearms and outside of the arms, back and neck. Likely reasons for this disorder are: dry skin
Dry skin: care and treatment
Chronic irritation of the skin, eczema, psoriasis.
In this disease, the skin appeared yellowish and oily-looking flakes. The most common seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp; it is particularly common among people with oily skin. Exacerbation of seborrheic dermatitis associated with the time of year. An important role in its development played by heredity. In addition, it can develop as a result of physical stress during travel (especially in countries with hot and humid climates) and in connection with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease
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Stasis dermatitis develops when due to poor blood circulation under the skin of the legs, fluid builds up. Possible causes of this disorder is varicose veins
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And other chronic diseases and recurrent infections that disrupt the blood circulation in the legs.
This disease is often associated with allergies and is often inherited in families, members diagnosed with asthma and / or hay fever. Typically, the first episode of atopic dermatitis happens in infancy; Lifetime force display its symptoms can vary. The main causes of atopic dermatitis are considered to be a violation of the immune system and the genetic predisposition to allergic reactions. Stress can aggravate the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, but did not cause their appearance.
The most common causes of perioral dermatitis are: makeup, moisturizers, corticosteroid ointments and point products for oral care, containing fluoride.