TREATING WARTS FOR CHILDREN
Warts are small raised bumps which typically develop on the skin on the feet they are known as Verruca Pedis. It has been found that they majority of warts are caused by the human papillomaviruses (HPVs). Children often come in contact with this virus at the pool and sand pits and are a result of direct contact with another individuals wart.
It is important to have warts treated as they are contagious and can be passed on to other family members. Try to avoid sharing towels and using thongs in the shower and around the house is the safest option if your child has a wart.
You may also develop one or more of the following symptoms:
- Small deep reddened dots within the wart
- Cauliflower appearance
- Warts can be raised of flat
- They may form in clusters
- Pain can usually be experienced when squeezed
Treatments vary depending on size and pain levels. A gentle approach will be taken to ensure your child's pain is reduced as quickly as possible.