How to Prevent Your Child’s Warts From Spreading
Let’s face it, it can seem like kids are always sick and because they aren’t exactly professional hand washers, as soon as one of their classmates gets a cold or another virus they do too. If your little one has started to get warts, they likely picked them up from someone in their class at school, church, or even a playdate. Caused by the papillomavirus, warts are very contagious— especially amongst children because their immunities haven’t strengthened against them yet. So, how can you prevent your child’s warts from spreading and getting worse? Let’s take a closer look.
Just like with any viral infection or problem, hand washing is one of the best ways for your child to prevent against getting more warts. Makes sure that they are washing their hands after they play with friends, come home from school, before they eat, and just throughout the day. Good hand washing can go a long way in preventing against the spread of warts.
Do Not Pick or Scratch Them
One of the hardest things to get little kids not to do is pick at their skin— whether they have a wart or not. Try to explain to them that the more they pick at their warts, the more they can spread to other parts of their body— they are better left alone.
Wear Flip Flops In Public Places
Warts can spread all across your child’s body— including their feet. Because public places like public showers and swimming pools are breeding grounds for these types of germs, make sure that your child always wears flip-flops.
Luckily, with treatment from Chevy Chase Dermatology, we can treat your child’s warts and get them feeling back to normal in no time. However, because warts are viral, they can easily come back. If you want to learn more about ways you can prevent your child’s warts from spreading, contact our Chevy Chase office today at 301.656.SKIN.