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Treating Genital Warts in Children

Genital warts in the diaper or genital area are uncommon in children. They are caused by different types of human papillomaviruses (HPV) than warts elsewhere on the body. HPV is a virus which can affect mucous membranes, causing warts to grow in the anal, genital and oral cavities or in respiratory areas of the body. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It can affect the genital area of men and women. However, it can also be spread from mother to child in the birth canal.

Most research indicates that if a child develops genital warts before the age of two, she probably got the disease from her mother possibly during childbirth. If the child develops the disease when she’s a little older, there is a possibility she got the disease from a different source including sexual abuse…

Over the counter treatments. These often contain salicylic acid, and research shows good results with these treatments. They come in various forms, including paints and gels.

Because genital warts are caused by a virus, most of the time they are bound to surface again because the virus that caused them is always lurking somewhere in the system. So treatment can usually take a long time requiring a lot of commitment from the patient.

If your child is plagued with a wart, it’s not a cause for alarm. Warts aren’t deadly and people have been treating warts with natural remedies for many years, driven by the desire to simply get rid of them. Some natural treatments stand out, having the benefit of logic and science behind them.

Laser treatments for wart removal are used in rare cases as well but these treatments are extremely expensive and usually used only when all the other treatment measures have been used.

For the genital warts in children, mom and dad should watch their daughter and her siblings to make sure she doesn’t touch her genital warts and then touch her siblings…doing so could spread the disease. Prevention is always cheaper than cure but once you have been infected then you have no option but to seek treatment as soon as you can.