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My son has had warts on his legs since he was 2.  He's now 9 years old.  One came up on his ankle and it has spread into dozens since then on his legs and feet.  We've tried over the counter stuff and that didn't work.   We've went to a dermatologist even since everytime we tried something it seemed like more warts came back than he originally had.  They definitely were multiplying. At the dermatologist's office we've tried literally everything: freezing them off, lasering them off, numbing and then cutting them off, and numbing and then burning them off.  None of it worked and they came back worse each time.  He's had eczema on his legs since he was a baby.  The eczema is mild now but I've heard it can be linked with warts.  I've tried the natural remedy stuff you hear about (banana peels, etc) and that hasn't done anything unfortunately.  I've had him start taking vitamins daily, starting about 4 days ago, to help build his immune system due to the recommendation my brother in law (a pharmacist) gave me.  My son gets teased relentlessly about the warts and we live in an area that stays extremely hot from about May until early November and he plays sports so they're easily noticible.  It breaks my heart having him cry about how much it hurts when the eczema is itching and it's hard for him to scratch because of the warts or have him sob because he can't understand why this has happened to him and why kids make fun of him.  Please, if you know of anything that can help them go away I cannot tell you how appreciative we would be.  All he's begged me for is to please help him find a way to make these warts go away before school starts again.  Kids can be so cruel and I know how much this hurts him and how much they physically hurt him when his eczema flares up. Thank you for any help you can give me!
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563773 tn?1374246539
Eczema is a sort of dermatitis skin which may flare up in case of an allergy and warts are very common to recur in case of moisture. In most cases of eczema no one treatment will be effective. Medical research shows that the most effective treatment plan for eczema involves using a combination of therapies to treat the skin and making lifestyle changes(prevention of triggers and application of lots of moisturizers) to control flare-ups. Doing so tends to increase effectiveness and reduce side effects from medications.However take care that there is less moisture on the area of warts.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thank you so much for your reply! I will definitely be asking his pediatrician about Wartol asap.  
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1166723 tn?1310233484
hii! i would very much like to help your son, i do understand how hateful some children are as i used to be bullied all the time about the smallest of things! First off its great that you're giving him some vitamins because busting his immune system is the first place to start! you could try no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. try plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. second of all he could have a serious case of HPV... some people could never have signs of hpv while others grow warts!!! talk to your his pediatrician about this if you havnt already and also ask about Wartrol. its usually used for treating genital warts but thats fine because it works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. best of luck! and i hope i have helped atleast some! let me know how it goes!:)
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