Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker of Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL can help if your child needs a wart removed. Warts are benign but they can be unsightly or uncomfortable, and if your child wants one removed we can help.
What are warts?
Warts are harmless bumps that develop on the skin. They develop when the human papillomavirus, or HPV, penetrates the outermost layer of skin. Warts are common in children and they can develop almost anywhere on the body. Some of the most common places people want warts removed from are the feet and hands.
Warts are benign and may actually go away on their own, but that could take years. Some warts you may want to be removed because of the location. They can rub against clothing and be uncomfortable. Warts can also be contagious and spread to other parts of the body so you may want them removed. There are a few different options for wart removal for children and your Moline, IL pediatrician can help.
Removing your child's wart can be done in several ways. The best option will depend on the kind of wart, the location, and how many warts need to be removed. These are a few common methods:
- Cryotherapy: Freezing the wart off with liquid nitrogen
- Salicylic acid: A topical treatment containing salicylic acid can be applied repeatedly
- Laser therapy: In certain cases, laser therapy is used to target and destroy the wart
It can often take more than one treatment to get rid of a wart completely. After a wart removal, it could take up to two weeks for the skin to heal completely, depending on the location of the wart.
If your child has warts, give Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker of Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL a call at (309) 762-0777 to discuss wart removal options for your child.