First Aid: Wartsenparents are common skin infections. They generally don't cause any serious problems, so usually don't need to be removed.warts, wart, my child has a wart, I have a wart, my child got a wart, fingers, finger, hand, hands, foot, feet, arm, arms, plantar warts, planter warts, plantar warts, plantar wart, common wart, common warts, juvenile warts, juvenile wart, flat warts, flat warts, filiform wart, filiform warts, human papillomavirus, hpv, perungual warts, itching, bleeding, skin lesions, genital warts, viral infections, close physical contact, are warts contagious, contagiousness, lotions, ointments, plasters, over-the-counter wart remedies, duct tape, treating warts, removing warts, doctor scholls, dr. scholl's, compound w, freezing warts, liquid nitrogen, burning warts off, laser surgery, scraping, sensitive skin, oozing pus, dermatology, CD1Dermatology10/20/200907/10/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD07/02/2018c090fa7f-cfdd-4e48-a072-0a81ecb8e6cb<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="">Warts</a> are common skin infections. They can affect any area of the body, but tend to happen on the fingers, hands, elbows, and bottom of the feet. Warts usually don't cause serious problems, so they may not need to be removed.</p> <p>There are several types of warts, including common warts, flat warts, and plantar warts.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <h4>Of a common wart:</h4> <ul> <li>located on back of hands, around nails, and in the mouth, or at the site of cuts and scratches</li> <li>a small flesh-colored bump</li> <li>a rough surface that looks like cauliflower</li> <li>pink or white soft bumps in the mouth</li> <li>tiny black dots inside the wart</li> </ul> <h4>Of a flat wart:</h4> <ul> <li>located on the face, neck, arms, or legs</li> <li>small smooth bumps with a flat top</li> <li>flesh-colored or pink to light brown</li> <li>may be in groups of 20 to 100</li> </ul> <h4>Of a plantar wart:</h4> <ul> <li>located on the sole of the foot</li> <li>pressed into the skin</li> <li>tiny black dots inside</li> <li>may be painful</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>Without treatment, it can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years for a wart to go away. Ask your doctor to recommend wart removal treatments.</p> <h3>Get Medical Care if:</h3> <ul> <li>a young child or infant has a wart anywhere on the body</li> <li>the wart is on the face, <a href="">genitals</a>, or anal area</li> <li>the wart becomes painful or red</li> <li>the wart is swollen, bleeding, or oozing pus</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>There's no way to prevent warts, but it's always a good idea to teach kids to <a href="">wash their hands</a> and skin often. If your child has a <a href="">cut or scratch</a>, use soap and water to clean the area because open wounds are more likely to develop warts and other infections. If a wart develops, make sure your child doesn't scratch&nbsp;the area.</p>
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