Moles, papillomas, warts — all these growths on the skin. Which ones are threats? And when it is necessary to immediately consult a specialist?
Nevus, or nevus, is a benign flat or slightly convex pigmented mark on the body. Scientists still don’t know exactly why moles are formed. Least of all their newborns. They are formed throughout life to about 25 years. If the mole does not hurt, it will not bring any anxiety and can even decorate the human body, sitting in the right place.
And yet moles require our attention. Especially if they are located in such areas of the body where often hurt the clothing. If you have on the back there is a convex moles, ask someone close to them periodically to see.
If the mole is flat turned into convex if increased in size, changed color or shape is a reason to immediately contact a specialist.
It was noted that close relatives are often formed similar moles on the same places. This suggests that the occurrence of moles is hereditary mechanisms.
Warts is the most harmless kind of papillomas. But they’re also very unsightly. From moles warts differ in color (warts colorless, yellowish or pinkish). Besides warts to the touch thick and rough. It is believed that to remove the wart you can own. Is not difficult to buy over the counter specially formulated to combat these unpleasant growths. But remember that each wart is a papilloma. If it is large and deep, there’s a chance that you will not be able to remove it all, and the remainder is threatened by the development of cancer. Therefore, the expert advice in this seemingly simple fact is very necessary!
The reason for the appearance of papillomas on the body are known accurately. These tumors are caused by a virus. In recent years, found that varieties of this virus in the world there are more than 100. Often warts are different from moles. They protrude above the skin, connecting with the body of thin «legs». Today, almost 60% of humanity is infected with the human papillomavirus.
Papillomavirus is transmitted by contact. But recently scientists have isolated those types that can be transmitted through clothing, linens, or household appliances.
Most often the disease is transferred from mother to children upon contact of the skin and also through kissing and sexual contact. The incubation period can last from 2 to 4 months.
Papillomas are most often pink in color, soft to the touch. Each papilloma is composed of modified skin cells or mucous membrane. Penetrating into the cell, the virus changes its DNA, causing the cells to actively divide. And there are these nasty growths on the skin.
The risk of papilloma — virus first of all is that it can cause cancer.
Therefore, for the treatment of papillomas, it is necessary to consult a doctor. Only he can accurately diagnose the disease and to choose the right treatment.