Have you noticed that your child has started to develop warts on their hands or feet? Contracted by a virus that they likely caught at the playground at school or around some of their friends, warts can not only be unsightly but they can cause an element of discomfort as well. The great thing about warts is that the majority of them will naturally subside on their own without any need for treatment. If your child is annoyed by their warts, however, there are several treatment options for you to choose from.
If you walk down the medication aisle at your local supercenter or drugstore, you will come across several over-the-counter wart treatment options to help you get rid of your child’s nasty warts. Available in options including band aids that are already infused with a treatment solution or in a thin paste that you apply to your warts, both of these types of options are fairly effective at getting rid of your child’s warts. Just make sure that they keep using the treatment until it goes away or starts to shrink in size.
Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen)
As one of the most popular in-office ways of getting rid of patients warts, cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to essentially freeze off your child’s warts. By applying a small amount of pressurized liquid nitrogen directly onto your child’s wart(s), it will quickly freeze it off and the wart itself will fall off in just a few days time.
As a treatment option that’s quickly gaining popularity, you can have your warts cauterized which proves to be about 20-65 percent effective. By applying a local anesthetic to your skin beforehand, you shouldn’t feel a thing while your warts are being cauterized.
As you can see there are several ways to get rid of your child’s warts. Depending on how old your child is and how badly their warts irritate them, you and Dr. Fiona Wright can determine the best treatment option moving forward. To learn more about wart treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Fiona Wright today!