Warts in Children
Warts are small, benign growths that appear on the skin. They often have a rough, bumpy texture and can be different colors, ranging from flesh-colored to dark brown or black. Warts are caused by highly contagious agents, which can appear on any body part. Some common places for warts to appear to include the hands, feet, and face. They can be small or large and may occur singly or in clusters.
Flat warts are the most common type of warts in children, usually appearing on the cheeks or forehead but they can also be seen on the backs of the hands and on the legs with the appearance of smooth, flat-topped, yellow-brown papules. They are pink, brown or yellowish in color.
They are also known as juvenile warts as children get them more than adults. These warts do not usually cause any pain or discomfort.
There are many other types of warts
Filiform warts are different from other types of warts. They look like spiky blisters, occurring on the nose or lips. They can be flesh-toned, pink or even darker in color.
Common warts (Verruca vulgaris) are most often seen on the hands and are skin-colored papules with a rough surface.
Intermediate warts are a combination of common and flat warts.
Subungual and periungual warts appear under and around the fingernails or toenails.
Plantar warts (verruca plantaris) occur on the soles of the feet and look like very thick callouses.
Mosaic warts are a plaque of closely grouped plantar warts.
How can you prevent warts in children?
Children of all ages can suffer from warts and in most cases, warts come from direct skin contact or from walking barefoot - particularly if the child has wounds, scratches or any skin openings that provide access to the virus.
Depending on the strength of their immune system, they may go on to grow warts or not.
How can you tackle warts in children?
There are several medical procedures for getting rid of warts including cryotherapy, surgical removal, electrosurgery, cantharidin and immunotherapy - but ideally when children are involved it is far better to use something that is gentle, safe and painless.
Such a product is H-Warts Formula - natural, painless and with no scarring.
H-Warts Formula contains no added chemicals and is especially safe and effective for all types of warts. Warts in children require extra care which the Formula will provide being all natural and of course minus any harmful additives, made up of the highest quality essential oil and homeopathic ingredients.
The Formula is both gentle on the skin and safe for children over the age of four.
It is applied directly to the child's wart using a cotton swab or Q-tip. As the natural product is concentrated, only a few drops are needed for each application. The Formula comes with full instructions.
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