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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Anita | 2019/06/18

Q.

Tiny warts on infant eye

Two year old has a wart on the left eyelid. It is spreading upwards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/06/19

The warts you describe are called ‘filiform warts’ These warts are caused by a virus known as HPV and are contagious. These warts can spread to other parts of the body. These warts are spread by skin to skin contact. In most cases the warts will go away by themselves with time as the immune system learns to deal with them. Filiform warts on the eyelids are not easy to treat as they are in a very sensitive area on the eyelids. As they may take a long time to disappear by themselves, it would be best to consult a paediatric ophthalmologist for an opinion about removing them.

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