What is papilloma?

Papilloma are lumps which appear over the skin, usually raised an outward-growing. Papillomas are non-cancerous, non-aggressive and do not spread. They are also known as warts and can be formed on side of the body on moist tissues lining such as guts or airways and they do not cause long term health problems.

What are the causes of papilloma?

Human Papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the cause of papilloma. Damaged skin can also cause papilloma. Scratching or picking a wart can lead to infection.

People usually get them treated as they cause low self esteem due to their appearance and are not concerned about the growth as they are benign unless the doctor confirms it. People treat it, as they cause pain, irritation and the appearance starts to change. Many a times they do not show any symptoms.

Things to Know

The different treatments available to treat papilloma are:-



Laser surgery


Liquid nitrogen

  • Cautery, which involves burning off the tissue and then scraping it away using curettage.
  • Excision, in which a doctor surgically removes the papilloma.
  • Laser surgery, a procedure that destroys the wart using high-energy light from a laser
  • Cryotherapy, or freezing off the tissue
  • Applying liquid nitrogen onto warts or injecting them into the papilloma

One must visit a dermatologist if the growth spreads to other regions

  • Apply sunscreen lotions quite often
  • Maintain healthy diet.
  • Follow up is a must.

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