A.H. asks from Manassas, VA on March 11, 2008
My 6 year old daughter has a wart above her upper lip...her pediatrician said to get wart remover and that should do...but all of the wart removers indicate DO NOT USE ON FACE? Besides going back to the doc and clarifying the issue, do any of you have other thoughts or advice on what to do to get rid of it? thanks!
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I want to thank everyone for the great advice! I have so many different options I am going to start with a cream I found (googled facial warts)! See how that goes...again...All of you left wonderful advice! Much appreciated!
D.R. answers from Norfolk on March 13, 2008
Ask her pediatrician about having it frozen off. My oldest son had a mole on his neck when he was young and his doctor froze it off with liquid hydrogen or nitrogen (can't remember which. At any rate, you need to get rid of it before she gets much older and it becomes the bain of her existence. Abuela
A.L. answers from Washington DC on March 12, 2008
Try rubbing pure Melaleuca oil on it once per day. It should take care of it in about a week.
T.L. answers from Washington DC on March 12, 2008
A. - My daughter has 2 little "warts" on her chin and our pediatrician said it is molluscum. Look it up online. There is lots of info and it's common. She said it would go away on its own, but you can go to the dermatologist and they put a juice on it that burns it away. It is painful. There is some painless cream I saw online that I may try.
Good luck. Hope this helps -- Kathryn
B.D. answers from Washington DC on March 12, 2008
I know this is going to probably sound VERY strange, but it worked with my four year old. She had one on her forehead and every night when she went to bed, we would put a piece of duct tape over it. In the mornings we would take it off. After about a week of doing this, it just came right off one morning...no blood/pain/scar or anything. IF you leave it on during the day it should take less time, but with it being on the face she probably won't want to do that.
S.J. answers from Washington DC on March 12, 2008
My name is S. and my son had a wart as well.....Do not use over the counter removers! I tried it and it severely went wrong and burned is unmature skin. Our pediatrician said to do it as well! We went to the a dermatologist who clarified the type of wart that it was and treated it accordingly! My son recieved a couple of "freezing treatments" and all was well in the world and it's been a couple years now and nothing as returned.
Best of luck tp you, I understand how traumatic it can be to you and your child!
A.H. answers from Charlottesville on March 16, 2008
I just recently heard a mom sharing of her children having wart problems. She and her husband own a business called the Bread Beckers. You can get this talk/audio CD for free at http://www.breadbeckers.com/freestuff.htm. I hope you benefit from it.
God bless you,
M.P. answers from Norfolk on March 13, 2008
Get a referal to go to a dematologist, they remove warts. call and get an appointment with one and let them tell you what you can do or let them remove it.
Hope this helps
M.K. answers from Dover on March 11, 2008
Take her to a Dermatologist. He will know how best to treat the wart safely.
L.G. answers from Washington DC on March 12, 2008
As a child I had a few warts on my hands and the only thing that worked at getting rid of them was Cod Liver Oil. I believe you can purchase it at the grocery store or any health food store. It is something that would definitely not be harmful to put on her face. But as other recommended, I would go to the dermatologist just to be on the safe side. However, I would not recommend getting it frozen off, that procedure would definitely be painful.