I don’t know when a “small bump” suddenly appeared on my neck. At first it was just a small bump, not painful or itchy. However, as time went by, the “little flesh bumps” not only did not disappear, but grew and became more numerous and densely packed. Some people say that this is a manifestation of skin aging; others say that it is caused by infection with the HPV virus, and may even be contagious… Many people have this confusion, especially middle-aged and elderly women.
What are these “little flesh bumps”, why do they “find” me, and can they be picked out? Let’s learn about these three types of “little meat bumps”.
”Small bumps” on the neck are more common soft fibromas that grow on the neck, also known as skin tags. Usually, with age, loose skin, or due to local obesity and friction, the loose connective tissue in the dermis proliferates and gradually sag under the action of gravity, forming small pedunculated skin tags on the neck.
It can be a single, but often multiple, small skin tag. It is a benign connective tissue hyperplasia. It is generally harmless and not contagious and does not require treatment. Of course, if the number is too large, it may affect the appearance, and physical therapy can be used to remove it, such as freezing, laser and other methods.
It is worth noting that there is also a kind of “little flesh bump” that is very similar to skin tags – filiform warts. Although the two are similar, they are different. If you compare the two and find that the length of the “little bumps” exceeds 5 mm and is elongated in shape, then it is likely to be filiform warts.
Filamentous warts are benign growths caused by human papilloma virus infection of the skin and mucous membranes. They commonly occur on the neck, forehead, eyelids (i.e., eyelids), etc. They appear as skin-colored or light brown slender filamentous protrusions, often accompanied by It has apical keratosis and is contagious and can be spread by direct or indirect means. This disease is more common in people who are obese, pregnant, lactating, and have reduced immunity. Young people are also susceptible to filiform warts due to high work pressure, staying up late, feeling anxious, and not getting enough rest.
How to correctly treat filiform warts?
Some small filamentous warts often disappear naturally when immunity improves. When topical drugs are not effective, physical therapy such as carbon dioxide laser, electrocautery, and freezing are the fastest and most effective treatments.
For filiform warts, preventive measures should be taken at ordinary times: pay attention to personal hygiene and avoid using public toiletries, etc.; develop good work and rest habits, eat a light diet, eat more vegetables and fruits, calm your mood, avoid staying up late, and do physical exercise regularly Exercise to improve your own immunity against viral invasion; try to reduce irritation to warts, avoid scratching and wearing necklaces, and reduce collar friction.
Flat warts are a viral skin disease caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which mainly occurs in people aged 16 to 30 years old. Flat warts are highly contagious and can be spread through direct or indirect contact.
After suffering from flat warts, some flat papules higher than the skin will appear on the patient’s forearms, back of hands, face, neck and other parts, which are the size of rice grains or soybeans, with smooth surface and hard texture, and the lesions will also be accompanied by There is redness or mild itching.
So, how to treat flat warts? First, we need to regulate our personal immune function and eliminate the virus by enhancing our own immune function. Secondly, some topical drugs can be used to treat flat warts, such as recombinant interferon gel, tretinoin cream, and imiquimod cream. In addition, for flat warts with a small number of skin lesions or in a stable stage, physical therapy may be possible after a doctor’s evaluation; for large-area flat warts, photodynamic therapy is a good choice and can effectively prevent recurrence. Patients with flat warts should try not to scratch the rash and follow up regularly after treatment.
The doctor reminded that no matter what kind of “small flesh bump” it is, it is not recommended that patients deal with it by themselves. If you have flat warts and you pick out the “little warts” by yourself, the HPV virus present in them may be carried to other parts of the body, causing the infected area to spread and even be transmitted to others. At the same time, methods such as picking out and cutting off on your own carry the risk of bleeding and infection. In addition, medication should be used correctly under the guidance of a professional doctor, and it is not recommended to use medication at will.