What to Do If Warts Grow?


Warts are one of the unpleasant cosmetic defects that can appear at the most unexpected place, for example on the face, neck or décolleté. Because of such neoplasms, a person constantly feels insecure, and a rapidly increasing growth begins to cause not only psychological discomfort, but pain over time.

Causes of warts

Warts are the first symptom of the papillomavirus (HPV) that can enter the body through physical contact with an infection carrier or through cuts and skin lesions. Also, the virus is transmitted:

  • during breastfeeding from mother to child;
  • through other personal hygiene items;
  • in the process of gestation;
  • through pet hair.

Sometimes after infection in the body, the symptoms of the disease do not manifest themselves for a long time, and for decades the person may not be aware that he is infected and is the carrier of the papillomavirus. HPV can only be detected in hidden form using laboratory diagnostic methods.

Why do warts grow?

In most cases, the warts remain at the stage of small nodular tumors and do not increase in size during the entire time of their existence. A number of adverse factors can provoke a rapid growth of growths:

  • mechanical damage (friction on clothing, jewelry);
  • exposure to direct sunlight (when visiting beaches);
  • adhering to the papillomavirus acute dermatological diseases.

It can also cause the growth of tumors can be an inflammatory process, for example, after damage to the wart due to an unsuccessful attempt to tear it away. In this case, pathogenic microflora enters the wound, which begins to multiply rapidly and causes inflammation and swelling of the wart.


See also: Removal of warts by electrocoagulation


Rebirth of cancer growth

The first signal of the beginning of the transformation of a benign neoplasm into a cancer is a rapid increase in growth. The reason for the development of oncology in most cases is damage to the localization of HPV in combination with the wrong lifestyle of a person:

  • smoking;
  • alcohol abuse;
  • obesity.

It can also provoke the development of cancer:

  • violation of psycho-emotional state;
  • decrease in protective functions of the body
  • changes in hormonal levels.


Every third patient dies of skin cancer, and therefore, if the growth of the growths is inflamed and its color changes, you should immediately consult a doctor. Efficiency in treatment will save lives.

Getting rid of warts folk methods

If the wart grows very quickly, then you can get rid of it with the help of traditional medicine, which offers a large number of effective recipes from improvised means.

The most popular way to remove warts on any part of the skin was the juice of celandine. It should be applied to the growth on a daily basis several times until the neoplasm completely dies. Despite the high effectiveness of this method of treatment, the use of celandine has some contraindications:

  • allergic to plant;
  • pregnancy;
  • breast feeding;
  • age up to 5 years.

Soda and castor oil

Quickly get rid of small warts will help a combination of two ingredients – soda and castor oil. The components are mixed in equal proportions, after which the resulting pasty mass is applied to the growth daily for 2 times. The course of treatment lasts until the death of the wart.

Treatment recommendations:

  • before applying the medicinal mixture wart should be steamed with a towel moistened with warm water;
  • a mixture of castor oil with soda can not be stored longer than one day;
  • After applying the paste on top of the wart, you need to stick a medical plaster.

During treatment, the growth may begin to itch or burn slightly. This is quite normal and suggests that the drug has penetrated deep into the neoplasm.


See also: How to remove a large wart?


Castor oil and soda do not contain any toxic substances and therefore this method of getting rid of growths is suitable for future mothers and small children. The only contraindication is only individual intolerance to the components of the medicine.

Onions and Vinegar

Compresses from onions, soaked in 9% acetic acid, have long been used to remove warts in patients of different ages. The absence of serious contraindications and the effectiveness of the method makes this recipe the most popular among people suffering from human papillomavirus infection.

For the preparation of a compress, it is necessary to sustain half of the average onion in vinegar for 3 hours. Next, attach the bow to the place where the wart, adhesive tape or bandage. Compress should be on the body for at least 8 hours therefore, this procedure should be done overnight. The course of treatment lasts about one week. During this time, the growth should turn black and fall off independently.

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