Papillomas are the only pronounced sign of the presence of the human papillomavirus in the body, so you need to find out in advance whether it is possible to sunbathe with such formations and how the sun generally affects their development.
Ultraviolet rays are harmful to the body, and even if they come to the skin in moderation, you can expect the following:
- papillomas acquire a pronounced dark shade;
- formations begin to actively spread throughout the body;
- neoplasm cells are transformed into malignant.
That is why doctors categorically do not recommend sunbathing for those who have papillomas on their body or face, regardless of their size and number.
Risk factors for sun exposure
In addition to the direct harmful effect on papillomas, exposure to the sun is fraught with:
- The development of basalioma. This oncological disease refers to skin cancer and is characterized by the absence of a metastasis process.
- High probability of infection with human papillomavirus. This is due to the fact that the sun's rays destroy the fatty / protective film of the dermis and the skin becomes available to infectious agents. And summer is dust, dirt, active reproduction of viruses and bacteria in a humid, warm environment.
- Critical weakening of the immune system. This leads to infection with various diseases, including fungal origin. A weakened body is not able to resist ultraviolet rays, so the likelihood of a malignant process in the skin cells increases.
Is it possible to visit the solarium
Solarium - these are the same ultraviolet rays, only artificially created. Therefore, their harm to papillomas is no less. With regular visits to the solarium, the risks described above apply 100%.
When can I sunbathe after removing papillomas
Sunbathing after removal of papillomas is possible only after 4 weeks and only if the recovery period proceeded without complications, side effects. For sunbathing, you need to get permission from your doctor, because there are many restrictions after removal of benign formations:
- you can not use decorative and caring cosmetics until the wounds on the skin are completely healed;
- the formed scab (crust) at the site of papilloma removal should come off on its own, therefore, the use of scrubs, washing with a washcloth is prohibited;
- it is forbidden to treat wounds with pure, diluted alcohol and any disinfectant alcohol-containing preparations;
- contact of the skin and specifically the places where the papillomas were removed should not be allowed to come into contact with any chemicals - detergents, washing powder, and so on.
In addition, within 15 days it is forbidden to take thermal procedures - visit baths, saunas, wash in hot water. Even overheating under the sun can cause complications in the places where papillomas are removed.
Doctors believe that the most successful period for removing papillomas is November and December. - you can withstand 4-5 months of the necessary caution of being in the sun, there is no need to use sunscreen before each exit to the street and wear closed outfits with hats.
How to get a safe tan if there are papillomas on the body
If there are papillomas on the body, then sunbathing is not recommended, but there are several options to get a tan that is absolutely safe for health:
- Do not be in direct sunlight. The best option is to get a tan in cloudy weather or in the shade.
- Sunbathing only in the morning or evening hours. The peak of solar activity falls on the period of 11-00 - 17-00, at this time it is better to be indoors.
- Actively use sunscreen with SPF 50+. But they can be used only after the healing of wounds in the places of removal of papillomas, if such manipulation was carried out at all.
There are clarifications on the last point - creams are applied 15-20 minutes before going to the beach, after each swim, or every 2 hours, you need to renew the protective coating, use sunscreen even in cloudy weather.
Patients with human papillomavirus and its pronounced signs should independently observe the existing papillomas and control their color, size and number. In addition, you should regularly visit your doctor, who will be able to notice even minor changes, and carry out the necessary diagnostic measures.
Causes of papillomas
The main cause of papillomas is the disease of the human papillomavirus, and it can enter the body as follows:
- sexually. It is only about unprotected intercourse. The virus can “live” in the human body for a long time without showing any symptoms - its presence can only be detected by laboratory methods.
- From mother to child during pregnancy. It occurs if the mother already has the human papillomavirus in her body. Therefore, at the stage of pregnancy planning, women must pass all tests and, if the human papillomavirus is detected, undergo a therapeutic course to suppress it.
- Constant and intense exposure to ultraviolet rays. We are talking about people who are overly addicted to solarium, sunbathing. In a special risk group are those who have white skin, frequent irritations from external factors, allergies with manifestations on the skin.
Doctors say that you can get infected with the human papillomavirus when visiting public places where there is frequent contact with water - saunas, baths, pools. Also, the likelihood of the virus entering the body increases with a weakened immune system, against the background of prolonged and uncontrolled use of hormonal contraceptives, when using a towel of an already sick person, “common” hygiene products / items.
Can the human papillomavirus be cured?
It is impossible to completely cure the human papillomavirus, but you should not get upset, panic and hysteria - in most cases, the virus lives quietly in the human body and goes unnoticed.
In general, all patients are divided into three large groups:
- 1 group, which includes 90% of all patients. Their virus is defeated by their own immune system - it is so strong and powerful. Usually, the process of getting rid of the human papillomavirus takes a long time and takes 1,5-3 years. Most patients do not even suspect that they have had an infection.
- 2 group, consisting of 6-7% of patients. They are carriers of the papilloma virus, but there are no manifestations of the disease. But such patients pose a threat because they are contagious.
- 3 group from 2-5% of patients. In them, the human papillomavirus is expressed by numerous papillomas, which causes some discomfort in life.
You need to know that only 600 types of human papillomaviruses are known to medicine, and only 10 of them can provoke the development of malignant processes.
Options for removing formations
Removal of papillomas can be carried out in the following ways:
- laser. The beam acts in a directed way, without affecting healthy tissues. The wound heals within 20-25 days if the patient follows all the recommendations of the attending physician on the management of the recovery period. It is not used during pregnancy and infectious skin lesions.
- Cryodestruction. Treatment of papillomas occurs with liquid nitrogen - it freezes the formation cells. After 2-3 weeks, the affected cells die off, the formation simply disappears, and a layer of new healthy skin grows in its place.
- Radio wave method. Through the electrodes, low-frequency currents enter the neoplasm, which has a detrimental effect on the cells, and they die. After 2-3 weeks, only a small spot with a crust remains at the site of the papilloma, and after another week - only a layer of new skin.
You can also use medications that can literally burn out the formation. These include "Celandine", Ferezol. They are applied pointwise to the papilloma, the skin around it should be protected with adhesive tape or a layer of greasy cream - this way you can avoid burns. Usually a week of daily manipulations is enough to get rid of the formation.
Papillomas are not a strict contraindication to tanning, although doctors do not recommend sunbathing in the presence of such formations. But if you follow all the recommendations of specialists and regularly visit doctors for examination, then getting a beautiful tan will not be a problem.