Re: Anyone know how to cure flat warts on a child safely?
Raven, I know how you feel. My sons forehead was covered with flat warts. First be sure you go to a first rate derm. The treatment was very simple. The derm took a q-tip dipped it in liquid nitrogen and dabbed it on the warts, they formed small scabs and fell off in a week or so. The treatment left no scars. My derm had discussed the retin A treatment, they feel if the warts are irrited, your body will build a resistance to them and they will go away. This treatment can be lenghty and the retin A will make your childs skin peel and irritated. With a child it much easier to just use the nitrogen and be rid of them. There is still a chance they may return, but all you have to do is go back and get them dabbed with the nitrogen again. I am glad to report my sons warts never returned on his face. He did get some more of his feet and hands so we promplty had these removed. My son is now 17 and has been wart free for over 7 years. If you have any question you can post here and I will be glad to try to answer them. I wish the best of luck to you and your daughter. <p>[This message has been edited by moderator2 (edited 09-19-2002).]