Warts on the eyelid are caused by the human papilloma virus. They can be spread to other people through contaminated objects and can affect any area of the skin that includes the neck, face and even on the eyelids. They can be painful.
Warts on the eyelids are usually in the form of filiform warts. They are common warts. The warts are colored flesh, and long. They can be in clusters or as a single wart. They grow rapidly on warm and moist areas of the epidermis and some forms of warts are very contagious.
Causes of warts on eyelid
- Infection due to human papillomavirus 1, 2, 4 and 29 or the infection stress. These can be spread by sharing of personal belongings such as the towels. Touching the warts and touching other people with the contaminated hands. Sharing facial items own by a person with eyelid warts.
- Infections due to HIV or AIDs
- Infections due to herpes zoster infections
- The virus enters the skin through cuts and breaks in the skin and then settles into the epidermis or the upper layer of skin and grows rapidly.
- Warts found in eyelids are usually elongated and looks like the bristles of a toothbrush and can develop around the eyelids. They can be single or in clusters.
- Becomes long and droops over the eyelids
- Sometimes cause itchiness and result to bleeding when scratched.
- Do not cause pain but when they form in areas where the skin is usually rubbed, they will cause pain and soreness.
- Apply warm compress on the affected area. Soak a clean face towel in warm water and then place it directly on the eye for at least 10-25 minutes to lessen the pain and the inflammation.
- Apply the prescribed over-the-counter salicylic acid. Avoid getting it inside the eye to prevent making the condition worse and delays the healing. Remove the dead skin using a nail file or a pumice stone. Repeat this procedure for at least 2 weeks until totally disappears.
- Use the technique in removing the wart such as freezing it using liquid nitrogen. Apply the liquid on the wart; let the skin thaw in a couple of seconds. In a couple of days the wart will just fall off.
- Open a fresh aloe Vera leaf. Scrap off the juice and then apply it on the wart on the eyelid. It dries up the wart and for fast healing of the condition.
- Apply moisturizers regularly to keep the skin in good condition and lessen the risk of developing warts.
- Boost the immune system of the body
- Avoid sharing towels. Warm and moist towels are perfect place for the virus of warts to live for a prolonged periods of times. Wash used towels in hot water to kill any virus present in the towel.