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Warts are skin lesions caused by the human papillomavirus and occur in almost fifty percent of children at some time. The common wart is a small, hard, rough bump that usually occurs on the hands and fingers. Other types of warts include genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, flat warts and plantar warts.

Warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis caused by a virus. Find what you need to know about this annoying skin condition.

Duct Tape for Warts
An increasingly popular home wart remedy involves applying duct tape to warts. Learn more about the duct tape method to treat warts, which may be a good option if you haven't had luck with other more common wart treatments.

Learn about the symptoms and treatments for the different types of warts your kids may get, which can help you decide if you should just observe your child's wart or consider treatment by freezing or salicylic acid, etc.

Parenting Tips
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with warts. What works for you?

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Gardasil is a new, recently FDA approved vaccine being made by Merck against the two types of HPV or Human Papillomavirus that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts.

Molluscum contagiosum - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearl-like papules or nodules on the skin. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this type of wart that is common in childhood.

Warts - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of warts.

American Academy of Dermatology handout about warts, including what they are, what causes them, and treatments.

Freezing Warts
What to expect when your child's warts are frozen.

Frequently Asked Questions about Warts
Frequently asked questions about warts from the AMA, including what they are, symptoms and treatments.

Information from your doctor about Warts
A handout that provides a general overview of warts, including treatments and causes.

Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts
Information about genital warts and the human papillomavirus, including complications such as cervical cancer and potential problems during pregnancy and childbirth.

Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a common type of wart in children that look like small, flesh colored dome shaped growths on the skin.

A discussion on warts and children, including describing how to identify warts, and the prevention, duration, contagiousness, and treatments of warts.

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