Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: anon | 2012/06/04

Q.

warts

my 4yr old daugther has 2 small warts on her top lip.
was given cream by our GP, supposed to take them away and make her immune to them, it didn''t work. he now says he''ll have to burn them off.
Will this not be terribly traumatic for her? is there anything else I can try??


Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your GP must certainly not try to burn these warts off if they are on her lip.It will be very painful indeed. In any case it is unusual for warts to occur on a child's lips. More likely is that these are signs of a virus infection of the skin called molluscum. It would be best to take your daughter to see a dermatologist.

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