Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Warts in Children

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Children's warts often disappear without any treatment. Specific treatment will be determined by your child's physician based on:

Treatment of warts depends on several factors, including:

  • length of time on the skin
  • location
  • type
  • severity

Treatment may include:

  • application of salicylic and lactic acid, both of which soften the infected area
  • freezing with liquid nitrogen
  • electrodesiccation, or using an electrical current to destroy the wart
  • immunotherapy
  • laser surgery
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