Although kids are prone to bumps, scrapes, and colds – it can be alarming for a parent when something goes wrong. Childhood warts are one of these worrying conditions that can cause stress for you as a parent and anxious feelings in a child. At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois, we provide pediatric wart care that is comforting and effective, to reduce your child’s anxiety and your concern over their condition. Warts are a common occurrence for many children and understanding their cause and what to do about warts can help in keeping your child calm.
What Are Childhood Warts?
Warts are harmless growths on the skin, but can sometimes be painful and annoying depending on their location. They are typically most common in children and teens, but can also occur in adults. Warts are contagious, as well. Meaning, as soon as you detect a wart on a child, it is important to seek the advice of a trained professional on how to deal with a wart to keep it from spreading to other children or other body parts.
What Causes Warts In Children?
Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and can be passed from one person to another through close contact. Children with a weak immune system are more at risk of getting warts. If your child’s wart is painful, interfering with their daily activities, or is a source of embarrassment, it is important to contact our experts.
How Can Childhood Warts Be Avoided?
Because warts are passed from children in close contact, it is important to ensure your child keeps to themselves. Additionally, if your child has developed a wart it is important to ensure they:
- Do not touch the wart to any other body part
- Do not touch the wart to other people
- Refrain from sharing objects that may touch the wart, such as towels
- Wear socks or slippers if a wart appears on the feet
FASI Is A Leading Provider In Children’s Foot Care
Our experts provide a comfortable and welcoming therapeutic environment, where your children can get the care they need without the anxiety behind a doctor’s visit. To learn more about our solutions for children’s foot and ankle conditions, contact our medical professionals today. We provide care for the whole family.