To understand how HPV in the throat can be cured, it’s important to first highlight that this is a sexually transmitted disease. This illness arises from exposing oral mucosa to the virus and can affect the mouth and throat of a person.
HPV consists of a subgroup of 100 different types of viruses, and these can affect both genitals and the oral cavity, even causing oropharyngeal cancer. For this reason, we are going to answer frequently asked questions and, above all, how it is treated.
What symptoms does HPV have in the throat?
Generally, HPV in the throat does not exhibit any obvious symptomatic condition. In some people, sores or minimal bleeding may become visible, but this is rare.
Many people begin to exhibit symptoms when their infection reaches extreme levels and oropharyngeal cancer is formed.
In this sense, the most common symptoms are:
- Sounds when inhaling oxygen.
- Constant or bloody cough.
- Throat discomfort, even with antibiotics for more than two weeks.
- Inflammation in the area.
- Persistent hoarse voice.
- Visible lump in the neck as well as in some cheek.
- Pain when swallowing liquids and solids.
What type of HPV causes throat cancer?
There are different types of papillomavirus that affect orally. However, it is important to know that not all of these can cause cancer. The type most strongly associated with oropharyngeal cancer is HPV 16.
Similarly, there are other types that may also be related, such as HPV 18, HPV 31, HPV 33, and HPV 35. All other types can even go unnoticed if they do not manifest physical symptoms like sores.
The most advisable in these cases is to have an expert opinion from a health professional to rule out the severity of the disease.
Treatment to cure HPV in the throat
As already mentioned, when it comes to HPV in the throat, symptoms are rarely detected. This is the main reason why many infected people may not even have noticed that they had it and ended up transmitting the infection to others.
However, it is important to pay special attention if symptoms such as mouth sores or any oral lesion appear. In this sense, there are some options to consider.
In some cases, it is possible to use medications to eliminate the symptoms of papilloma in the throat, among these can be found:
- Salicylic Acid. It eliminates layer by layer any protrusion associated with the human papillomavirus.
- Imiquimod. A cream product that strengthens the immune system to eradicate infections.
- Podofilox. Another type of topical solution that eliminates warts or sores from the body.
In case the medications do not work, then the next thing to consider is surgeries and similar procedures to cure this condition in the throat. Here are the most common processes:
- Electrocautery. This process includes the eradication of visible sores by electric burns on them.
- Surgery. A reliable process as it is performed by an expert professional and consists of manually extracting each of the painful sores.
- Use of laser technology. Surgeries that include laser technology are also quite commonly used today. The process involves burning the protrusion with the laser beam to eliminate it.
How to get rid of HPV from the body
It’s important to mention that it’s not enough to eliminate throat symptoms. The most advisable thing is to eliminate the virus completely from the body to get rid of HPV forever.
It is known that the most effective way to completely eradicate the virus from the body is by strengthening the immune system. This can be done through natural medications or diets, which will enable such a system to completely eradicate HPV.
On one hand, natural medicine recommends maintaining a strong immune system through restful sleep, keeping stress levels in balance, and moderate exercise.
On the other hand, another of the most recommended elements to reinforce the immune system is the intake of nutrient-rich foods.
Diet to boost the immune system
Once the sores or protrusions are successfully eradicated through medical opinion, then diets to reinforce the immune system are an excellent option to completely eliminate the virus from the body.
In this same sense, some of the foods that contribute to the strengthening of the immune system to eradicate HPV are:
- Sweet potatoes
- Citrus fruits
In summary, you should eat everything that provides vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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