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How can my child's wart that disappeared come back again?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your child's wart can return -- and sometimes bring many little warts with it. Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), old warts leave the virus on the skin before treatment begins. Once the wart is treated and slowly falls off, you may think everything is resolved. Then you might notice new "infant" warts on the child's body. These tiny warts grow around the original "mother" wart. The best way to manage this is to seek treatment for new warts as soon as they develop. Don't allow the warts time to leave their virus on your child's skin. Check with your pediatrician or a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin, nail, and hair conditions).

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