Kids tend to get a lot of warts. Facts show that between 10 and 20 percent of children have common skin warts. Girls seem to get them more than boys. That must be because they believe that kissing frogs will help them find their “Prince Charming”. In either case, warts are most prevalent in children between 12 and 16 years old. Although warts are contagious, which probably makes it so common among kids, they are typically harmless.
Warts are going to bother some kids more than others. If they’re the kind of warts found at the bottom of their feet, it’ll likely be uncomfortable. Most parents are interested in knowing what causes these warts and how to get them off their children. With kids, all kinds of weird stuff like this pops up – fungus, diseases, cold, interesting habits – but their safety is of top priority and parents only want the best for their child.
Genital warts typically don’t affect younger children because they’re sexually transmitted in most cases. Here is a list of the different types of skin warts:
Warts on fingers and the back of the hand
Palmer warts – found on the palms
Plantar warts – soles of feet
Flat warts – found on the face in children and can grow to large numbers
Filiform warts – found on the face
There are children that are more susceptible to warts than others. Those with compromised immune systems or ones who bite and pick at their nails a lot (Creating tiny cuts in the skin) are more likely to get warts. Kids can catch the virus causing warts by sharing toys, sharing towels and simply playing with friends.
There are a few home remedies for treating warts on children. One is putting castor oil or crushed past of Vitamin C. Then there’s the usage of duct tape. Leave duct tape over a wart for about six days and then remove the tape and soak the wart in water. This remedy may take a few weeks to actually work. And of course there’s the over the counter remedy known as Wartrol. Although there are a couple of OTC wart remover, Wartrol ranks among the best. It’s painless and clinically proven to work. It just requires applying a liquid solution directly on the infected area. Parents know what’s best for their child so make the best decision on treating kids’ warts.