A great playground can let kids be whoever they want to be for a few hours. A knight, a wizard, a superhero, a spy, an astronaut—the possibilities are only limited by children’s imaginations. One free park in Chandler with extensive facilities for kids is Playtopia in Tumbleweed Park. Let your children burn energy and have fun. You don’t even have to worry about unsightly foot warts on your child for a little while.
Of course, if your son or daughter does have warts on the bottom of his or her feet, you probably don’t want to ignore them for too long. While these growths are technically benign, they can be uncomfortable and unsightly. The virus that causes them is also hard to eliminate. Fortunately, there are a variety of methods you can try at home.
These gentle home methods may help shrink and eliminate the unsightly skin growth. They are not guaranteed, of course, and do not benefit everyone. Some people, however, have found they made a real difference for their warts. Here are a few you can try with your child:
- Duct tape – Cut a strip of duct tape and cover the wart completely. You may need to wrap breathable athletic tape around your foot to help hold the duct tape patch in place. Leave the patch on your foot constantly until the wart shrinks, and replace it when it falls off.
- Soak and debride – This can help boost the effectiveness of the duct tape method. Soak the wart in warm water, then gently sand it down with fine sandpaper. Do this once a day. Apple cider vinegar, baking powder mixes, and pineapple juices are alternative soaks.
- Salicylic acid pads – These over-the-counter pads have mild salicylic on a patch that covers the wart. This may also help cushion a growth that is uncomfortable.
If these methods do not seem to be helping, your child may need prescription-strength care for his or her foot warts. Let our team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona help eliminate the unsightly growths. Simply contact our two offices outside of Phoenix for an appointment. You can use the website request form, or you can call or fax us directly: for the Chandler location, call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert office, call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229.