Remedies for warts. Medical treatment

removing a wart on the arm with a drug

Warts and papillomas are neoplasms that appear on the surface of a person's skin and mucous membranes due to their infection with the human papillomavirus. Most of the time, warts do not disappear spontaneously. To prevent the spread of infection, it is necessary to physically eliminate the growth and help the body resist the virus that has taken root in it. There are many pharmaceutical remedies to remove warts. Having familiarized yourself with the features of the most effective, you can choose the best remedy for yourself.

Types of warts

There are several dozen HPV strains, and the percentage of people who have not encountered one in their life is very small. Depending on the genotype of the papillomavirus that has entered the human body, the following types of warts can grow:

wart on a finger how to remove
  1. Ordinary or vulgar- most often occur on the upper and lower limbs, in places of frequent folds and injuries. These are keratinized neoplasms with a rough surface. Due to frequent damage, daughter growths may occur next to the main wart;
  2. Flat or juvenile- light brown neoplasms slightly raised above the surface of the skin, which occur on the face, neck, hands, legs. It usually grows in groups;
  3. Footbed (spines)- hard keratinized warts with evident black points in the center. This type of common wart is often confused with a corn. It can cause significant pain when pressed;
  4. Pointed (genital warts)- soft pinkish finger-like growths. It can form cauliflower conglomerates. They grow in the genital area, in the folds of the skin.

Medical treatment

The papillomavirus infects the upper layers of the skin. It penetrates there through minor damage, such as cracks or scratches. After settling inside, the virus awaits suitable conditions for reproduction, and when they arise, a wart grows on the body in a short time. Medicines for such growths are divided into several groups:

  • stimulating immunity and antiviral agents for oral administration;
  • topical agents that kill papilloma cells and exfoliate keratinized tissues;
  • local antiviral agents.

Remedies for papillomas of local action

This group of drugs is represented by a large assortment of ointments, creams, balms, pencils, oils, plasters, solutions. Depending on the nature of the neoplasm, its size, the age of the patient, it is possible to select the best remedy.


This is one of the cheapest, most effective and therefore popular means for self-removal of various growths. Most of them have a caustic composition, even a single application on the skin causes a rapid necrotizing effect in the affected area. For this reason the solutions are not recommended for the treatment of children and people with very sensitive skin.


Medicinal solutions cannot reduce papillomas located on the mucous membranes. Violation of this recommendation can lead to severe burns.

Ointments, creams, sprays

This group of funds is attractive because, despite a longer course of treatment, there are usually no scars and scars in the end. The most suitable drug from this group will be recommended by a specialist.

Home cryotherapy

Cryodestruction (or freezing) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This is a painless procedure that effectively kills the cells affected by the papillomavirus. There are more affordable analogues of such a service, which it is quite possible to provide on your own. To do this, you need to buy special products at the pharmacy and use them according to the instructions.

removal of the freezing wart

Homeopathy for warts

Homeopaths see the human body as an integral system. Any skin manifestations signal a malfunction in the work of some internal organs. Treatment of skin growths with homeopathic preparations involves the elimination of the causes that led to their appearance and do not affect the wart itself. As the problems within the body are eliminated, the skin also comes in order.

The peculiarity of the selection of homeopathic drugs lies in the fact that the doctor takes into account a large number of individual characteristics of the patient (such as physical, mental characteristics), the symptoms of his disease. After analyzing the information received, the homeopath draws up a regimen for taking medications.

Chinese drugs for warts

Medicines from Chinese manufacturers are deservedly respected by those who have tried them. The most effective remedy for papillomas from China will be recommended by a doctor.


Woman, 44 years old:

"I'll tell you how I managed to cure the wart. I noticed several small calluses on my foot. I tried to erase them with a pumice stone - to no avail. After examining them carefully, I noticed spots in between. Googleing, I found them. discovered that it is warts. Among the removal methods described I liked the most. I bought myself a can of a special product. Before I cooled down I was afraid it would hurt, but it was in vain, as it turned out. So, a slight sensation of cold. Two weeks later, I removed the sore and pressed it again with the applicator. No more warts appeared. "