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Warts Among Kids – Care needed, To Vanish Them!

Warts Among Kids – Care needed, To Vanish Them!

More than about fifty percent of the kids do get warts at some point of time in their lives. Warts are just benign tumors when a skin cell called keratinocytes gets infected by a wart virus. The most common type of wart is the rough bump which comes on the hands and the fingers. Other types of warts are genital warts, plantar warts, molluscum contagiosum and flat warts. The difference only lies in the location, the painfulness and the type of the wart. The most common type of warts come up on hands and fingers and is of no pain. Warts that come on the soles named plantar warts are painful. Warts on the toe nail and finger are periungla warts and those on the face are flat warts.

Common warts make the skin rough and also develop a surface which is very irregular. A day after you are injected this dome starts appearing. People say warts have roots but this is not true. They grow on the top skin layer called the epidermis. This becomes black as the blood gets clotted and also the veins are broken.

Warts appear and disappear at various points of life. They disappear by themselves. Some however are quite painful and do also spread fast and many of them do stay on for years. These warts need to be treated. Cryotheraphy is the most common treatment among pediatrics. The warts are made to freeze with nitrogen in liquid form. The use of cantharidin is painless but ends up in blisters. The bad thing about these warts is that they may not come off in a single sitting and also cause blisters. Strong salicylic acid, bleomycin or pulse dye lasers are other ways of curing it. In the worst cases you can make use of aldara. Warts do grow on due to a few treatments and hence result in bigger warts or end up becoming a scar.

The duct tape is the home remedy for warts. You can cover the place which is affected by a duct tape for about six days. If he tape does come off by the end of these six days, then a new tape has to be replaced. At the end of the sixth day remove the duct tape and let the wart soak in water. Now use a pumice stone to scrape off the top layer of skin. Once this is done follow the same thing until the wart disappears. This however should be done at a gap of twenty four hours. Some kids refuse to use duct tapes. Use colorful ones to make them use it. Make use of home wart removing kits that are available in the stores.

Warts do spread by direct contact. It may also spread by using contaminated things used by the infected person. As it is contagious do stay away from it. Cuts, bites and rashes need to be covered and kept clean always. Also make use of closed shoes in public spaces.