Warts are common. They are caused by a virus and are not serious. You can treat warts two ways:
Warts will eventually go away by themselves. If your child is not bothered by the wart, it does not need to be treated.
If your child has a wart that is painful or has lasted more than two years, make an appointment with your health care provider. A variety of treatments are available.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic