What Do I Do if I Think I Have Warts?
Warts can be unsightly, embarrassing, and often simply uncomfortable to have, but for the most part, if they don't bother you, you can just wait for them to go away on their own. But this is not the solution for most because of the mentioned reasons, so if you do have warts and wish to be rid of them, and would like to learn more about how they are treated, you can get in contact with your Buffalo, NY, dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee of Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY.
What Is a Wart
Warts are small growths that appear mostly on hands and feet, but are not limited to any body part and can easily spread from one to another, and from one person to another. They are caused by a type, or strain, of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are typically painless and often benign. They take slightly different forms but are often described as cauliflower-like in appearance, anyone who's had them may be able to identify them by sight, but just as with any new skin growth, it's likely best to consult with your Buffalo, NY, dermatologist to be sure it is a wart that you're dealing with.
They Can Spread
If it is a wart and you do decide to leave it alone and have it go away on its own you'll want to take some precautions. Don't pick at it or scratch it, as it can spread to other body parts. At-home treatments sometimes involve the use of tools to slowly remove them, care should be taken when attempting any of these approaches, especially with tools that come in contact with the wart. If treatment is what you seek you should consult with your doctor.
Warts Treatment in Clarence, NY
Your dermatologist may suggest salicylic acid to get rid of the wart over time, although there are faster treatments available in your doctor's office, but any treatment for warts will not be immediate. Your doctor can use liquid nitrogen to freeze it, there is a laser treatment option as well as electrosurgery, but contact your doctor to find out what's available at your local office.
Find treatment for your warts today with your Buffalo, NY, dermatologist, schedule a consultation with Dermatologic Center for Excellence with Dr. Dee in Clarence, NY, by dialing (716) 636-DERM (3376).