What are warts?
How to treat warts?
Fever helps the body remove virus infections
Papiopad creates local fever with heat pads by heating the wart (s). By doing so the body’s immune system is switched on to remove the virus, causing the skin to recover in about three months, while the wart disappears. In case of water warts recovery time will be shorter.
Heating the infected skin in five treatment sessions for 30 minutes, is sufficient for the half of the users. However, a higher success-rate is obvious when treatment is repeated until the warts are completely gone. Your body needs time to repair the skin.
Papiopad Skin contains the Skin-bandage, the Papiopad Foot contains Foot- bandage and Papiopad Professional treatment-set contains both bandages and a regeneration pocket.
Press the metal disc until it clicks.
The Papiopad heatpad is now activated.
The heatpad is opaque and warm.
Knead heatpad a little to make it completely milky and smooth.
For warts on the body for example in your neck for footwarts
Put the skin bandage around the heatpad. Press the activated heatpad against the wart.
Push the heatpad with your hand onto the wart.
Apply the foot-bandage as shown in the pictures.
The Papiopad-heatpad needs to directly touch the wart.
The bandage avoids heat loss to the outside. The wart is heated to about 44 C.
After 15 minutes, the Papiopad-heatpad is replaced by a second activated heatpad.
A complete treatment session lasts for 2 times 15 minutes for a total of 30 minutes.
Treat every other day.
Tip: The used heatpads can best be collected in the lockable regeneration pouch.
The Papiopad treatment sets are reusable.
Heat treatment should not be painful
Papiopad causes a local fever by heating the wart (s). This stimulates the skin to remove the HPV virus so that it recovers in approximately three months and the wart disappears.
The Papiopad heat compress heats the wart to around 44 C. Most people tolerate this temperature well. But if the heat hurts you, you can lower the temperature to around 42 C.
Use the supplied companion covers for this.
Compression cover and a Papiopad heat compress.
Place the activated Papiopad heat compress in the case.
Put the bandage on the heat pack in the case and continue the normal instuction.
The compoesoesje around the Papiopad heat compress presses against the wart. The temperature of the wart now becomes around 42 C. Almost everyone can tolerate this temperature well. If you still find it too painful, you must stop treatment.
After 20 minutes, the Papiopad heat compress in the case is replaced by a second activated heat compress in a new case.
The treatment takes 2 times 20 minutes, so a total of 40 minutes (instead of 30 minutes without a cover). Treat every other day.
Reuse of Papiopad
Papiopad can be reused. For this, the used Papiopad heat compresses, compuse cases and bandages must be boiled in water. This prevents the spread of the wart virus and reactivates the Papiopad heat compresses. Even the case of the treatment set is resistant to cooking.
Prepare for reuse
After cooling, the heat compresses used are hard. You prepare them for use again by boiling them in water. Proceed as follows:
1- Put the hard heat compresses in a pan with sufficient water so that the compresses are just submerged.
2- Bring the water to the boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes until all crystals have dissolved in the compresses. The compresses are completely clear again.
3- Allow the air compresses to cool to room temperature. The compress is again ready for use. Keep the compresses in a clean place.
Tip: use the Papiopad regeneration bag to boil up and cool down the compresses, bandage and companion cases. The compresses, bandage and companion cases are then all disinfected and in a clean bag. The Papiopad regeneration bag is also available separately.
Cause of water warts and warts
Warts are caused by an infection of the skin by a wart virus.
The name of this virus is Human Papilloma Virus or HPV for short. HPV can cause abnormal cell growth of skin and mucous membranes that leads to the development of warts. There are more than 100 types of HPV known in 5 sexes and 6 types. HPV types do not have a name but a number.
Hand and foot warts are mainly caused by HPV 1 (of the mu genus) and HPV 2, 27 and 57 (of the alpha genus).
The occurrence of these viruses in the Netherlands has recently been investigated by Bruggink et al. (2012) Cutaneous wart-associated HPV types: prevalence and relationship with patient characteristics. J Clin Virol vol. 55 (3) pp. 250-5 .(read a summary in PubMed)
Warts on and around the genitals or anus are also caused by HPV. These wart viruses are usually not the same as the hand or foot wart viruses. Most genital warts are caused by HPV 6 or 11 (of the alpha gender).
HPV infections are common in humans and are generally cleared away by the body over time.
Water warts are also caused by an infection of the skin, but then by the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus for short MCV. MCV is a pox virus and is not related to HVP. Water warts are common in children from 1 to 16 years of age. Water warts are cleaned up by the body itself in an average of 1 year, but it affects 1 in 8 children for more than 2 years. Water warts are contagious and spread to the other children in the family.
Treatment of foot warts
Recent research by the Leiden University Medical Center shows that freezing with liquid nitrogen or treatment with salicylic acid does not help with foot warts.
(Bruggink et al. (2010) Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen versus topical salicylic acid application for cutaneous warts in primary care: randomized controlled trial. CMAJ vol. 182 (15) pp. 1624-30. .(read full article in PubMed))
There is a need for a treatment for foot warts that does work.
Research with local fever treatment of warts led to the publication in 2010 of “44 C local fever for foot wart treatment: a randomized, placebo-blinded, placebo-controlled trial for patients.” (Huo et al. (2010) Local hyperthermia at 44 degrees C for the treatment of plantar warts: a randomized, patient-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. J Infect Dis vol. 201 (8) pp. 1169-72) (read the full article in he Journal of Infectious Diseases)). The conclusion of this study is that local fever on foot warts (44 degrees C for 30 minutes a day in 3 consecutive days, plus another 2 days 2 weeks later) heals 54% of patients after 3 months, while only 12% of Heals patients in the control (placebo) group.
Treatment of genital warts
Building on the treatment of foot warts with local fever, patients with genital warts were also treated in a similar way. Huo et al. (2013) (Clinical and immunological results of local hyperthermia at 44 ° C for extensive genital warts in patients with diabetes mellitus. Int J Hyperthermia vol. 29 (1) pp. 17-20) (read the summary in PubMeb) treated three patients with diabetes and extensive genital warts. The treatment consisted of a local fever on the warts at 44 degrees C for 30 minutes a day in 3 consecutive days plus another 2 days 1 week later. Then once a week until the warts disappear. The warts were gone in 6, 4 and 9 weeks respectively.
Handwarts Wart on foot
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Question and answer
Question: What do I do if the use of Papiopad heat compresses on the skin is painful?
Answer: If heating is painful, the supplied cover can be slid around the Papiopad compress. The temperature on the skin will now be lower. Do not continue if the pain does not disappear. Look at Too hot? For more information.
Question: Why does it take several months before the wart is gone?
Answer: The skin tissue of the wart must be replaced by healthy skin. The skin renews itself continuously and replaces itself completely within two months.
Question: Are warts contagious?
Answer: Yes. Warts are caused by a virus infection of the skin. The wart always secretes viruses in the dander coming from the wart.
Question: Are water warts contagious?
Answer: Yes. Water warts are also caused by a virus infection of the skin. The water wart secretes viruses in the wart’s pus.
Question: I have many (water) warts. Do I have to treat every wart?
Answer: You do not always have to treat every (water) wart. If you treat the largest or most annoying wart (s) with Papiopad, then all warts often disappear. Remaining warts can be treated again with Papiopad.
Question: Can I also treat steel warts with Papiopad heat compresses?
Answer: Steel warts are not real warts, because they are not caused by a virus. Treating steel warts with Papiopad heat compresses is not recommended.
Question: If a Papiopad heat compress gets a leak, is that dangerous?
Answer: No. The Papiopad heat compresses contain a non-toxic saline solution. Rinse the salt with water. The broken Papiopad heat compress can be disposed of with the household waste.
Wart on the back