Treating Warts & Verrucas
Most warts and verrucas are small and don’t cause a problem. You may just have one, or they can come in a cluster. Sometimes they might be in a place that is irritating. Verrucas can be uncomfortable if they are on a weight bearing part of the foot.
There are treatments to get rid of warts and verrucas at home. See your pharmacist to find the best one for your child. They will also be able to check if it is a wart or verruca.
Follow treatment instructions carefully to get the best results. If the first treatment does not work speak to the pharmacist again. They might suggest other options or will advise if you need to see the GP.
You can reduce the chances of catching and of passing on warts and verrucas by washing your hands often. This is especially important after you have been touching or treating a wart or verruca.
You can also reduce the risks by;
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The Lullaby Trust - Baby Check App - This app has simple checks that you can do if your baby is ill and helps you think about whether they need to see a doctor or health professional.
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