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How To Treat Warts On Children

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Warts on children – how to treat them without pain

Warts are very uncomfortable even for an adult so can you imagine how badly they can affect a child? Sadly warts are very common amongst children. Statistics say that between 10% and 20% of children between the ages of 12 and 16 get warts. And they are more common in girls.

How to treat warts on children

Children are more sensitive compared to adults, and even though warts are not painful, they can be extremely uncomfortable. That’s why, as a parent, you need to know how to approach the situation.

Most warts that appear on children’ skin are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, and they can get infected from a simple scratch at the surface of the skin. As we all know that children get scratched all the time, it’s not such a surprise that warts prefer children.

The virus is the one that causes these growths on the skin. They usually have a color similar to the skin but they can be darker (it’s just a difference in color nothing more), and they can be rough or smooth.

Warts are contagious, and they do transmit from one child to another. There are a few measures you can take to try and stop the transmission, but they are not always effective as some children are more sensitive than others.

As a parent, you have to know how to treat warts on children when these appear. If the child is not bothered by the growth, then you can simply wait until it goes away. Still, this is a rare situation, most children feeling embarrassed that there is something weird growing on their fingers.

There are three main ways you can treat warts on children:

  • with home remedy treatments
  • with OTC Wart Removers
  • talk to a doctor

Homemade remedies don’t have any scientific base, but they seem to work sometimes so you could give it a try. You can try applying lemon juice, castor oil or a crushed paste of Vitamin C.

OTC Wart Removers can be found in pharmacies, and they help remove the wart and dead skin around it by freezing the growth of warts on skin then you can remove it easily. The success rate is 75%.

If none of the above solutions have results, it’s time to go to a doctor. They usually apply two solutions: destroy the wart or boost the immune system to fight warts by itself.

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