Treating Warts

Warts are a common skin condition. They are small, harmless growths that may appear on people of all ages. Warts can be found on different body parts but are most common on the hands and feet. Many times, they cause concern or embarrassment for people. The good news is that Dr. Anthony Dee at the Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY, also serving Buffalo, NY, treats this ailment successfully.

Identifying Warts

Warts usually appear as small, hard bumps that may have a black center. They can also look like tiny cauliflower florets or pimples, with a clear liquid at their center. Warts can appear alone or in clusters. They can cause pain or discomfort when rubbed against objects like shoes or pockets. If you find a bump and you're not sure what it is, visit our office for a diagnosis.

Causes of Warts

Warts grow on the skin when a virus attaches to the outer layer of the skin. Sometimes this is done through handshakes, sharing wet towels, or when the virus has entered a tiny scratch on the skin and continued to grow. Everyone comes into contact with a multitude of bacteria and viruses during their life, but not all people will develop warts. Different types of viruses cause different types of warts. Some warts are sexually transmitted, and others are not.

Treating Warts in Buffalo, NY

There are several ways to treat warts in Buffalo, NY.

  • Topical treatments such as salicylic acid (which is available in over-the-counter remedies)
  • Cryotherapy (freezing them off)
  • Surgical excision
  • Electrocautery (burning them away)

Each treatment has unique benefits and disadvantages, so it's best to discuss your options with the staff at the Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY, before deciding which one to use.

If you need treatment for warts in Buffalo, NY, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Dee at the Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY, which also serves Buffalo, NY. Contact our office at 716-636-3376 for an appointment today!

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