Between 10% and 20% of children experience warts on their hands and feet. Warts typically aren’t serious, but they can be painful and affect your child’s quality of life. At Academy Park Pediatrics, the team of experienced pediatricians regularly uses cryotherapy to treat warts. This quick procedure can provide lasting results. To make an appointment for your child in Lakewood or Highlands Ranch, Colorado, call the nearest office, or request a visit online today.
Warts are small, skin-colored growths that develop on your child’s hands, fingers, or feet. They’re caused when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters your child’s body through cuts or other breaks in the skin.
Most warts take several months to form and go away on their own. Still, if your child has multiple warts and they affect their confidence or quality of life, it’s important to seek treatment. One outpatient procedure can eliminate warts once and for all.
Symptoms of warts include:
Warts can appear anywhere on the body, but they’re especially common in weight-bearing areas, like the soles and heels of your child’s feet.
Make an appointment for your child at Academy Park Pediatrics if their warts:
It’s also important to visit the team at Academy Park Pediatrics if your child has skin growths and you suspect they might be something other than warts.
To diagnose a wart, your child’s pediatrician asks about their symptoms and carefully examines the wart. Your child’s provider might also remove a few layers of skin and send them to a laboratory for analysis. That’s especially true if your child’s provider suspects the growth is something other than a wart.
At Academy Park Pediatrics, the team treats warts using cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze a wart. Freezing the wart kills the virus and causes the wart to die and peel off.
If your child has warts, make an appointment at Academy Park Pediatrics. Call the nearest office, or request a visit online today.