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Doctor insights on: Childhood Warts

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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Can you tell me if warts are hereditary in children?

Can you tell me if warts are hereditary in children?

No: Warts are caused by an acquired superficial infection by a wart virus. They are not inherited. ...Read more

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Can I use deufilm to treat warts in my 5years child and why not?

Can I use deufilm to treat warts in my 5years child and why not?

May work OK: As long as the warts are not in an area where the material could transfer and cause a problem. This is a brand of otc product that has been around in many forms for decades. Duofilm has gell/liquid& patch forms using a caustic pealing agent derived from salicelate.It produces an acid peal or burn on whatever skin it is applied.Most failures are due to inadequate treatment. ...Read more

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How should I treat a child with molluscum warts?

Visit the doctor: Who can prescribe a medication for you. The medicines are usually very effective and the problem goes away rather quickly. ...Read more

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How does a child get warts on his knee?

How does a child get warts on his knee?

By contact: Warts are obtained by contact and he may of fallen or scraped his knee. ...Read more

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How or from whom does a child get plantar warts?

Warts are a virus: Warts are caused by a virus and can be picked up from any surface if there is an opening in the foot. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to see plantar warts in younger children?

If they walk they gt: Plantar warts are exposure related intrusions of the wart germ on the bottom surface of the feet. I've seen & treated them in toddlers. They are unlikely if the kid never walks barefoot, but when is that likely with a toddler? ...Read more

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What are the practical steps for a male with HPV warts who wants to marry and have children? How does one approach a woman if he has hpv?

Truth,treatment,cond: First use a condom to decrease transmission. Second be consistent with treatment to reonve the warts although in some case recurrences are possible. Lastly tell the truth .If you love her you must be honest erly, even see doctor together. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Yes: But be careful because they burn when they get on your skin. Over the counter wart remover solutions are usually salicylic acid solutions. You can put vaseline on the good skin around the wart to keep the salicylic acid away. Covering the wart (after applying medicine) helps. Multiple treatments are usually necessary depending on the size of the wart. ...Read more