Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mel | 2012-04-12

Q.

Arovit vit A and warts

Hello! I had a terrible amount of warts all over my fingers as a child and fever blisters that would cover my whole lip when I was sick. Eventually a Dr prescribed Arovit, Vitamin A, for me and within a short time every last wart had disappeared, I also didn''t have fever blisters for about 15 years after that. (i was about 9 at the time) My little daughter is 5, and she keeps getting warts on her face that have to be taken off, but keep coming back. she also has a lot on her hands. Is it dangerous to prescribe Arovit for her? At what age would it be possible to give a high dose of Vit A to a child? Thank you so much.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Arovit provides a very high dose of Vitamin A. Children were given a single high dose of Vitamin A about 2 years ago when there was an outbreak of measles in SA. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in the body for long periods. One can take too much vitamin A and this can cause very unpleasant side effects.If you want to give your daughter a good source of Vitamin A in a safe dose you can give her Scotts Emulsion once daily.

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Posted by: Mel | 2012-04-17

Thank you so much, I''ll do that.

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