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Treatment of Warts in Children

Warts in the diaper or genital area are uncommon in children. They are caused by different types of human papillomaviruses than warts elsewhere on the body. These viruses may be passed from mother to baby during the delivery or from another caretaker while changing diapers.

In adolescents and adults, these types of human papilloma viruses can be picked up during sexual contact.

The genital area is delicate and genital warts require special treatment. Do NOT try to treat genital warts at home. Call your doctor.


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