Symptoms of papillomas on the skin
The duration of the incubation period for infection with the papilloma virus depends largely on the overall health indicators of the patient and according to the average statistical data is approximately three months. During this period of time, no signs of disease are observed. Visible signs appear much later, when suitable conditions for the virus come.
Papilloma is the same wart, which is a benign neoplasm of the epidermal skin layer. Papilloma can germinate by itself or by a small group. The shade of formation is more often neutral: the papilloma in most cases has a skin color and can be localized anywhere, including the outer surface of the extremities, interdigital spaces, eyelids, near-lips, neck,
Education, provoked by papillomavirus, differs from other tumors in that after a while they can disappear on their own, and then appear again. Such a course of the process is typical for sudden fluctuations in the state of the patient's immunity.
What does the papilloma look like on the skin?
The papilloma is more often localized on the open surfaces of the body, mainly on the outer parts of the hands and feet. Papilloma is a clearly defined, prominent nodule over the skin, which does not show signs of inflammation (redness, pain, swelling). The nodule is characterized by rough uneven surface (sometimes with small papillae), covered with signs of hyperkeratosis. Nodular formations are quite dense, small, hemispherical, color - with a hint of skin, or varying from yellow to gray.
Papillomas can be located multiple, with the first tumor emerging is larger than those that appeared later. Nodules are capable of fusion, which leads to the formation of large tuberous formations with clearly marked hyperkeratosis.
Papillomas can appear on the lips and even in the mouth or tongue. Any sensations (soreness, itching) of the papilloma do not cause, unless they are located in places where discomfort is inevitable - it is the tongue, the subungual part, etc.
Papilloma on the skin of the penis
Papilloma on the skin of the penis is formed mainly in the head and foreskin area. Formations can be separate, or settle down on several pieces or even tens simultaneously. Nodules are often not the same in size and shape.
Papilloma rarely brings discomfort: in most patients, education is associated only with a cosmetic defect.
However, the appearance of papillomas in the genital area represents a considerable danger to the patient's health. The location of the neoplasm on the penis contributes to frequent trauma to the papilloma - this can happen during sexual contact, or even during the shower. An injured nodule is a finding for pathogenic flora, because an additional, fungal or microbial infection can penetrate through the wound.
Among other things, papillomavirus in combination with frequent traumatization of education can lead to malignancy - malignant tumor degeneration. For this reason, it is recommended that when the papilloma is first detected on the penis, consult a doctor immediately. The doctor during the examination can accurately indicate the good quality of nodular education, as well as the possibility and necessity of its removal.
Papilloma on the scalp
Papilloma on the scalp is not immediately apparent, as it usually covers the hairline. However, such education is more likely than others to be traumatized - when combing, shaving or washing your head.
Papilloma on the head can be congenital in nature, or appear later; color - from pale cream to brown, can be placed on a foot or on a wide base. As a result of external damage, the nodule can turn red, bleed, sores or swelling may appear.
You can not scratch, comb or rub the papilloma, because frequent trauma to the tumor can lead to its malignant degeneration. Therefore, the best way is to remove the papilloma: visit the doctor and discuss with him this question. There are a lot of options for removing the tumor on the scalp, and they are all effective. We will talk about this issue below.
Papilloma on the baby's skin
A child can get infected with papillomavirus in different ways:
- from mother during pregnancy and labor;
- from family members, if other carriers of the disease live next to them;
- if the rules of behavior and hygiene are not respected (if the baby gnaws at the nails, pulls out burrs, scratches acne and sores, and does not wash his hands or does it rarely).
According to observations, congenital disease in most cases appears in the mouth or on mucous membranes. If the baby is infected in the home, the papillomas are more often located on the hands, on the fingers, underarms, in the face or on the feet.
If the child has good immunity, then for a long time it can be a carrier of the virus. The disease manifests itself only with a sharp decrease in immunity: after infectious diseases, prolonged use of medicines, with pathology of the digestive system.
In order not to aggravate and not to provoke further development of papillomas, it is necessary to talk with the baby and explain to him some rules:
- It is impossible to damage the papilloma formed, as this will give impetus to the further spread of the virus;
- it is necessary to ensure that the area of the papilloma is not injured by clothing, otherwise the formation may increase;
- In the future, you should monitor the state of immune protection, as well as follow the rules of personal hygiene.