Throughout this post, we’re going to analyze whether it’s advisable to remove neck warts and what methods are recommended for doing so. While in most cases, these skin lesions are harmless, they represent an aesthetic issue for many.
And beyond this reason for removing neck warts, it is advisable because these lesions are highly contagious.
Is it wrong to remove neck warts?
Yes, it’s wrong to remove neck warts on your own if you don’t know what you’re doing, as it could be worse.
There are many home remedies to remove neck warts, but they have no scientific validation. The most risky aspect of these alternative procedures is that they can increase the contagion spots of the virus.
Although HPV is mainly spread during sexual activity by contact with genital mucosa, coming into contact with objects that have been exposed to warts also increases the risk of contagion.
Also, removing neck warts with home methods can accelerate the spread of the lesion to other parts of the body if you do it incorrectly and are not careful. Generally speaking, this is not recommended due to the risks involved.
How to remove neck warts?
The following are some certified treatments that allow you to safely remove neck warts. And these procedures are key to preventing more parts of the skin from being affected by the lesions.
- Laser treatment: The laser is an outpatient treatment and under the use of local anesthesia, consists of applying a highly precise vaporization. Thanks to this, the wart tissue is eliminated without damaging other skin layers.
- Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy involves applying a dose of liquid nitrogen; the exposure of the affected tissue to this component causes it to freeze. And thanks to this reaction, it is much easier to remove the skin lesion.
- Surgical removal: This is often used to remove larger warts and involves performing minor surgery to remove the affected tissue. Although it achieves very optimal removal, it can leave a scar.
Are you looking for an effective method to remove neck warts with good aesthetic results? In that case, laser treatment will be very useful, as it minimizes the appearance of scars.
Why do warts appear on the neck?
Many people believe that warts that appear due to HPV only occur on the genitals. But the reality is that these lesions can also appear on other parts of the skin, such as hands, scalp, or neck.
Particularly, the neck, being an area of great external exposure, is predisposed to the appearance of warts due to HPV. Often these lesions disappear on their own once the body fights off the virus (click here to get rid of the virus as soon as possible).
However, health specialists suggest in all cases receiving a medical evaluation. And from this visit with the doctor, it is also possible to get recommendations to remove neck warts using different methods.
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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