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How to Protect Your Kids From Getting Warts

Unless you’re watching a classic movie like Miracle On 34th Street, you aren’t going to see a kid consistently clean and dressed to perfection. In fact, you are more likely to see a kid covered in dirt and warts than you are to see one worn otherwise. If your kid has recently started to get warts, you may want to know how they got them and how they can be prevented in the future. From encouraging them to wash their hands to avoiding skin contact with other kids, this article will discuss a few ways you can shield your children against warts.

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

Just like with a cold or the flu, one of the best ways you can protect your child from developing warts is by encouraging them to frequently wash their hands. Because warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), it can be easily transmittable. Encourage your kids to wash their hands with soap and warm water multiple times a day.

Use Separate Linens

If one of your children has warts, get them their set of towels to use. The bacteria from your child’s warts can rub off onto linens like sheets and towels and can infect your other children. For example, if your child dries their wart covered hands on a towel and then your other child uses that child to wash their face, your other child is more likely to get warts.

Wear Flip-Flops

Warts on children are most commonly found on their hands, feet, and arms. To protect your child from developing warts on their feet, encourage them to wear flip-flops while using public restrooms or showers. As a prominent place where bacteria is harbored, public showers and bathrooms are a nesting place for HPV.

If your child has warts, they usually go away on their own. If, however, your child is developing more warts or if they aren’t going away, schedule an appointment with Cara Mia Medical Day Spa.

 

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