Currently, HPV (and its symptoms) in the mouth and lips (also called oral HPV) can be treated through highly efficient methods, such as certain surgeries that speed up the recovery process for the patient, without major complications.
Among the surgeries that can cure oral HPV are:
- Cryotherapy: which involves the use of liquid nitrogen on warts located in the mouth.
- Surgical excision: a surgery performed with a scalpel by the specialist in less complex cases where it is necessary to remove the warts more simply.
- And Interferon injection: which is applied in the patient’s mouth with the aim of weakening the warts.
How is HPV transmitted through the mouth?
HPV can be acquired through the mouth in various scenarios, which we will be explaining below:
Through sexual acts
Sexual relationships carried out orally are one of the scenarios in which HPV can be contracted, either through oral sex practiced on the genitals or through direct kissing with people who already have the virus in the mouth area.
Despite seeming like a simplistic and very unlikely scenario, the fact is that science has been able to determine that some patients have even contracted the virus from childhood due to contact with objects that have been handled by people with HPV, either with the soles of the feet or the hands.
Another situation in which it is possible to contract HPV through the mouth is during pregnancy, as the virus can cross the placental barrier and subsequently infect the baby.
What are the symptoms of HPV in the mouth?
Among the main symptoms of HPV in the mouth, the following can be easily identified:
- Small warts in the throat, which can accumulate to form plaques in the injured area.
- Certain reddish wounds or with a hue similar to the patient’s skin.
- Formation of sores on the tongue, cheeks and even on the palate.
- Frequent sore throats, especially when consuming food or drinks.
- In addition to pain, there may be difficulties when swallowing food.
- Strong hoarseness when sleeping.
- Blood when coughing.
- Earaches with varying degrees of intensity.
- Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the neck area.
At the appearance of any of the previously mentioned symptoms, seeing a specialist will be the best step to follow in order to perform the relevant studies and thereby ensure efficient treatments against the Human Papilloma Virus.
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. Amy Wilson. Dr. Amy Wilson, born in the United States, obtained her medical degree from Lincoln University School of Medicine. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, she’s dedicated 15 years to women’s health, becoming a distinguished gynecologist and serving in various U.S. medical institutions.