Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Keri | 2010/05/21

Q.

Stubborn Warts

My 10 year old had a break-out of warts on his hands and knees. He has had them frozen off on at least 4 occasions, as well as using over the counter wart treatments continuously for the last 2 years, he has also had the ''wart injection''. There are 3 left on his fingers which are just not budging. The freezing doesn''t even cause them to blister. Could I ''string'' them until they fall off? and then continue with the wart creme to see if this will get rid of them?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is worthwhile trying a new treatment for the difficult and recurrent warts that your son has.This treatment is called Aldara. The Aldara cream is applied at night after bathing and is left on for at least 8 hours if possible.You will need a prescription from your doctor for Aldara cream.

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