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Children's Skin Conditions Atlanta GA

Did you wake up one morning and discover your child was developing warts? Warts can seem to appear overnight on children. Children tend to get a lot of warts. Between the ages of 12 and 16 the likelihood of your child getting warts increases by 10% to 20%. If you have a daughter, she is more likely to get warts than your son.

The good news is warts are typically harmless. However, they are contagious. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are noncancerous skin growths. When the virus enters your child’s skin through a tiny cut or scratch, it spreads rapidly and creates a growth of cells on the outer layer of their skin.

Types of Warts

1. Common warts – typically on fingers or back of the hand
2. Palmer warts – appropriately named because they are on the palm of the hand
3. Plantar warts – on the feet (soles)
4. Flat warts – small and smooth, and grow in large numbers and are usually on a child’s face.
5. Filiform warts – face warts that protrude straight out

Preventing Warts

Preventing warts is challenging. If you’re exposed to the virus it could be months until a wart develops, so tracing it back is difficult. However, you can help by having children have their own towel. Encourage the use of flip-flops when your child walks in public places. If your child bites their nails or picks hangnails, they are more susceptible.

If you or your child discovers a wart or a group of warts, call Medical Dermatology Specialists today. Dr. Weisman works with kids to give effective treatment with the care and comfort they require as a child.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

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FAX: (470) 312-2157

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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