Treatment will depend on your child's symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
In most cases, the bumps will heal without treatment over a period of 6 to 12 months. The virus can last up to 4 years and leave scars. Additional treatment choices may include:
Some treatments sold on the Internet may not work and may be harmful, according to the CDC. For your child’s safety, talk with your child's healthcare provider before trying any alternative treatments.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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