This question was answered on Sun 20, Dec 2009 09:33pm by Dr. Harsha Priolcar

my 5 year old son has a bump looks like a wart on his private he said it itchesand hurts should i be worried that this is something serious

    
Asked by wandahughes82 (Male; 5; none; Relevant drugs:none ) on Sat 19, Dec 2009 06:10pm

my 5 year old son has a bump looks like a wart on his private he said it itches and hurts should i be worried that this is something serious

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Answer by Dr. Harsha Priolcar  on Sun 20, Dec 2009 09:33pm:

Hi, It is difficult to comment on skin conditions without a proper examination. It could be an insect bite or a superficial skin infection that is itching him. A soothing lotion (calamine) may help relieve the itch. Genital warts in adults, are very common and can spread rapidly even when the affected person is asymptomatic. In small children, genital warts may raise the possibility of sexual abuse but in many cases it is due to vertical transmission (transmission from mother to baby, with the infection remaining sub-clinical for a long time, only to appear when immunity decreases). Transmission from using common towels etc may happen but is not proven. It is best to see a doctor and determine the exact cause. Hope this helps. Take care.
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