Removing warts: what methods are most effective?

December 9, 2011

 Removal of warts
 Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) - is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. This infection can be long "nap" in the human body, does not prove itself. Over time, with a decrease in immunity, it can manifest itself in the form of warts on the skin, as well as genital warts on the genitals and in the mouth.

 Removing warts: what methods are most effective?

What are warts

Genital warts are outgrowths of not more than 6 mm, in which the top extends beyond the base. Warts grow very quickly, sometimes for their growth is just a few hours. Warts can grow on mucous membranes in the anus, genitals, in the mouth, pharynx.

Currently, there are more than a hundred types of HPV, genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11. Infection with HPV is most often through sexual contact, but can not be excluded and the way home, through personal care items - so often infected children. It is believed that more than half the adult population of all countries are carriers of HPV.

The peculiarity of this virus is that it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and can be there for a long time, does not prove itself. But with decreasing immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
   the virus begins to multiply and cause disease.

 Removing warts: what methods are most effective?

How to treat genital warts

How to get rid of HPV has not yet figured out today he will forever remain in the human body. Therefore, treatment of genital warts can be only symptomatic, that is not directed at the virus itself, but only to address the symptoms of HPV infection.

Today it is considered that the warts should be treated comprehensively. For this purpose they are first removed by means of different methods, using surgical techniques and special preparations for the destruction of cell tissue infected with HPV. To this end, methods are also used for photodynamic therapy Photodynamic therapy - expensive but effective treatment  Photodynamic therapy - expensive but effective treatment
   - Activation of the photosensitizing agent under the action of light rays, resulting in formation of reactive oxygen species, tissue degrading infected with HPV and activates the immune system. Apply anti-viral agents, and (after a preliminary examination) adjuvants - drugs, fortifying the individual links of immunity.

 Removing warts: what methods are most effective?

Methods for removing genital warts

Remove genital warts can be a scalpel excised tissue damage cryodestruction, electrocautery, laser surgery and with the help of radio wave exposure.

Surgical excision with a scalpel is rarely used today because of its trauma. Traumatic and painful as electrocoagulation - impact on genital warts shock. Both methods leave scars.

Removing genital warts laser surgery is quite painful (local anesthesia is needed) and often leaves scars. This suspension of virus into the air and on the medical staff.

Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen - is the effect on the tissues affected by HPV low temperature. This is one of the most common methods of removing genital warts Removing genital warts - method is to choose a doctor  Removing genital warts - method is to choose a doctor
 It does not require anesthesia, is well tolerated and rarely leaves scars.

Prospects and removal of warts using radionozha (apparatus "Surgitron") - method requires anesthesia but does not leave scars.

Remove genital warts and can be non-surgical methods. For example, using podophyllin - a preparation containing podophyllotoxin, which is an extract from the plant of the same name. Podophyllotoxin is dying (necrosis) tissues infected with HPV when applied on warts 2 times a day for three days. After treatment do week break and again a course of treatment, and so on until the complete disappearance of warts, but not more than one and a half months in a row. Pregnant women podophyllin is contraindicated.

You can remove genital warts TCA, but it causes a chemical burn and tissue necrosis, leaving sores and scars.

Sometimes genital warts cut away antiviral drug interferon, but the effectiveness of such treatment is low.

5% imiquimod cream is effective for small warts, it is applied to the warts three times a week at night and in the morning wash off with soap and water. Treatment long, sometimes lasts up to four months.

Photodynamic therapy - effects on warts reactive oxygen species, which are released under the influence of light, not too effective.

The choice of method is to remove the warts do a doctor, who will appoint as a comprehensive treatment. Such effects may for a certain period of time to stop the spread of genital warts. Self-treatment of genital warts Treatment of genital warts  Treatment of genital warts
   It does not lead to good results, since they are distributed more.

Galina Romanenko

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Prevention of herpes - what method can be considered as the most effective

January 14, 2014

 prevention of herpes
 To prevent development of the disease to help effective prevention. If you know the possible ways of penetration of the pathogen into the body, it is at all stages you can take steps to prevent it. Preventing herpes not only helps prevent infection with the human virus, but also reduces the frequency of exacerbations of the pathological process.


The need for compliance with hygienic measures

Since herpes infection is transmitted by contact, in the first place should be hygienic measures orientation. Herpes Prevention is aimed at compliance with the rules of personal hygiene person. If you are using anti-virus cream for the treatment of the affected area of ​​the skin or mucosa, it should be washed thoroughly with soap and water after completion of the procedure. The virus has the ability to be stored for a long time in the contents gerepticheskih rashes, so you should make it a rule to wash their hands after every contact with the hands of the affected skin, which has a rash.

It is recommended to use individual toiletries. Each family member must have his towel, which is especially important when a family member suffers from a form of genital infections. No need to use shared with the sick person mugs, cutlery, especially at the stage of active herpes sores on the lips. The virus has the ability to be transmitted even by brief contact with the skin of a healthy person, so you can prevent infection by observing simple hygiene measures.

Most people know how you can get infected with herpes, but few know that the virus is well maintained on plastic surfaces (up to four hours). This obliges to handle the toilet seat surface after each visit to the toilet, if a person suffers from genital herpes manifestation in the active stage of the disease.


What factors can be triggers for viral diseases

Get rid of the herpes virus is not possible, the person becomes a carrier of its life. For the disease characterized by periods of exacerbation, the frequency of which determines its severity. Naturally the question arises in humans that triggers cold sores. There are a number of trigger factors that can cause aggravation of the pathological process. These include the following factors:

  • supercooling
  • transferred colds
  • prolonged exposure to the sun
  • exhaustion, overwork
  • stressful situations
  • diet, poor nutrition, drinking excessive amounts of coffee
  • smoking
  • a state of immune deficiency due to severe disease

Sometimes acute herpes occurs for no apparent reason. In most cases, you can determine what the impact has been provoking factor that helps further prevent relapse if people try to completely eliminate the pathological influence of this factor on the body.

Prevention of recurrence of herpes is to organize your daily routine, work and rest. Make sure that the food was balanced, try to avoid stressful situations, severe fatigue. It is recommended to pay attention to sanitary measures, which include gymnastics, sports, walking outdoors. Strengthening the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   the body is a guarantee that the virus will be in the inactive state, respectively, herpes episodes of exacerbations become more frequent.


Is the vaccine effective in preventing

Given that herpes is a disease that can not be completely cured, there is a question about how people can protect themselves from the disease itself, how to prevent herpes. With prophylactic vaccine was developed against the herpes virus, which can prevent human infections. Vaccination against herpes is recommended as a reliable means of protection, it can be carried out even in the case when a sexual partner, there are clinical manifestations of genital herpes Genital herpes: eliminate sex  Genital herpes: eliminate sex
 While it is at that time not receiving therapy.

Herpes vaccine is effective in nearly 75% of cases. It is recommended to vaccinate those people who have not had previous herpes infection. Vaccination against the virus can be done if a person is a carrier of the herpes virus, but its effectiveness will be greatly reduced. It is recommended to carry out preliminary laboratory tests to exclude the presence of herpes virus in the body, which can be carried out blood-linked immunosorbent assay Blood tests: a mirror of health  Blood tests: a mirror of health
   or PCR diagnostics. The latter method of laboratory diagnosis is considered the most reliable, has the highest diagnostic value.

During clinical trials it was found that this type of vaccine could have a preventive effect only on women. The man was insensitive to the vaccine. This surprising conclusion, identified the need for research to be able to answer the question of how to prevent the occurrence of herpes among the male population. The lack of effective prophylactic agent in the form of a vaccine requires men to pay great attention to hygienic measures.

Vaccination person does not mean that you can forget about observing hygienic measures or not to adhere to a certain sexual culture, culture of behavior. Before the planned vaccination is necessary to pass the corresponding examination to exclude not only the presence of comorbidity, as well as other kinds of infections that can be combined with the viral disease. Combined mix-infection should be treated, only then can you make a decision about the need for vaccination in view of all contraindications.

Marina Solovyov

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