Even though many associate warts with old age, kids actually get warts more often than adults do. Warts are contagious — it’s possible to get an infection that causes a wart by touching something that someone with a wart has just touched. However, it’s important to remember that even though warts are uncomfortable, they’re usually not medically problematic.
If your child gets a wart, make sure he or she does not pick, rub, or scratch it. The best practice is to cover the wart, if possible. Here’s a quick parent’s guide to warts and wart care.