Preparations and medicines for warts

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It is necessary to acquire wart remedies with knowledge about the matter. The best solution is to consult a doctor who will examine your condition with papillomas and prescribe appropriate medications. Self-medication can worsen the situation and cause a number of side effects. For the treatment of warts, drug exposure is considered by many to be the most optimal. Therefore, we will look at some drugs and help you choose wart drugs.

Drug release forms

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For warts, most people prefer to treat them using drugstore products. However, the possibility of using traditional medicine should not be excluded.

In fact, in terms of the effectiveness of the effect on the wart, traditional medicine is able to demonstrate results no worse than a number of pharmaceutical products. Traditional medicine removes the wart gradually and safely. But for many, it is the duration of treatment that becomes the main reason to abandon traditional medicine in favor of drug treatment.

Going to the pharmacy kiosk to buy drugs, you should know that there are a number of drug release forms. Which drug you will use depends largely on the doctor's conclusions and your financial capabilities.

There are the following forms of release of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of papillomas and warts:

  1. Solutions for papillomas and warts. For the most part, these are cauterizing, keratolic or mummifying drugs that have a devastating effect on the body of the papilloma. They should be applied carefully without affecting healthy skin. Some over-the-counter wart solutions are sold by prescription only or require professional application. That is, they are not used at home, only a doctor administers the medicine.
  2. Ointment and cream. They have a fatty base that allows the active substances to be gradually absorbed into the skin. They are second in popularity among pharmaceuticals for papillomas and warts after solutions. The objective disadvantage of creams and ointments is that after their application the skin dries for a long time and absorbs fat, which can leave traces on clothes.
  3. Tablets. For warts, doctors usually prescribe complex treatment. Antiviral drugs and immunomodulators take the main place here. Some of them are sold in the form of tablets. They can be used as an independent medicine if there is no need to quickly get rid of papillomas.
  4. Gel. It is characterized by a fast action due to its composition and ability to be absorbed. Gels are not used so often, since their scope for fighting papillomas is insignificant. But it has some advantages over ointment or cream.
  5. Butter. Despite the greasy consistency, these drugs can be characterized by an aggressive effect. They do not include essential oils, which are often used to treat and remove papillomas.
  6. Freezing spray. Freezer is becoming more and more popular. Such means replace a trip to the cryodestruction clinic. Home freezing with liquid nitrogen does not require special skills. It is only necessary to strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions for use.
  7. Patches from warts and papillomas. Their advantage is that they perform two functions at the same time. The impregnation of the patch has a destructive effect on the papilloma, and the patch itself closes the growth from external influences or possible accidental damage. And they rarely need to be replaced, which simplifies the treatment process.
  8. Pencils. Intended for spot application on wart-affected areas of the skin. Pencils are easy to use, but potentially harmful to healthy skin. Therefore, it is not recommended to apply the drug from a pencil to the skin near the papilloma.

Popular drugs

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It is immediately worth noting that the treatment of warts in children without appropriate experience or knowledge at home is not recommended. If your child has warts, take them to the doctor first.

The child's organism is able to quickly adapt and resist the papillomavirus in a natural way. That is, in many cases warts do not need treatment. They are self-absorbed within 1-2 years after appearance.

If the doctor considers it necessary, he will prescribe antiviral agents for the child, local preparations to speed up the healing process. In situations requiring surgical intervention, the best solution will be radio wave excision, laser removal or professional cryodestruction.

If you, as an adult, encounter papillomas, then you should not rely on their self-absorption. First try medical treatment for warts and if that doesn't help, then you should resort to removal.

How can warts be removed? We offer a list of some drugs that are popular and effectively affect the problem of papillomavirus. But the use of any of them requires prior consultation with specialists.

  1. A solution with a cauterizing effect, which is characterized by an oil base and a rather pungent smell. But the unpleasant smell can be tolerated, since the drug is very effective and is able to get rid of small papillomas literally with one application. The medicine for children is contraindicated. Do not forget to treat the skin around the neoplasm, on which the solution is applied, with an oily cream or ordinary oil.
  2. Antiviral drug for warts. The effectiveness of the drug is due to the fact that it is based on synthesized interferon. This is a substance that our body produces to fight pests, including papillomavirus. By increasing the concentration level of the protective protein interferon, it is possible to get rid of papillomas in a relatively short period of time. In addition, the product is safe for healthy skin. The course of treatment is prescribed individually, but should not exceed 30 days.
  3. The most popular, effective and therefore popular pills for warts. The drug helps to increase the protective functions of the body and restore the immune system. The course lasts 2 weeks, after which you need to take a break for a month and repeat the course again to consolidate the result.
  4. Herbal medicine for papillomas presented in the form of a gel. Its application allows us to improve the production of the body's natural protective protein interferon. Thanks to this, the warts disappear in a week. The course of treatment lasts up to 10 days. The skin should be treated no more than 5 times during the day. The gel is characterized by its composition, which allows the active substances to penetrate deep into the skin and have an adverse effect directly on the root of the papilloma.
  5. Castor oil. A fairly inexpensive drug for papillomas, which is best shown in the fight against hand neoplasms. The oil is rubbed into the skin every day until the growths disappear completely. But the treatment may take about a month.
  6. iodine. Another cheap pharmacy drug that destroys the wart, helps it dry up and fall off. Iodine should be applied no more than 2-3 times during the day, and the course should last a maximum of 10 days.
  7. Freezing pharmacy spray with applicators for applying the product and detailed instructions for use. Contraindicated in persons under 4 years of age.

In no case should you self-medicate papillomas and warts. Consult a doctor who will give specific and optimal recommendations for the choice of pharmaceutical preparations and drugs.