Tiny bumps that appear on the top layer of your skin could be warts. Warts are problematic, frustrating, and sometimes painful. Luckily, this skin problem is relatively easy to diagnosis and easy to treat.

Dr. Vivian Bucay specializes in the diagnosis of skin disorders, especially warts. If you suspect you may have warts, Dr. Vivian Bucay can confirm it and help you seek treatment that will get rid of them.

What are Warts?

Warts are essentially small skin growths. These skin growths grow on the top layer of the skin and are caused by a virus. The growths, or warts, are a direct result of the infection of the virus.

Are Warts Contagious?

Yes, warts are contagious and can easily be spread from person to person. People can get warts by coming into direct contact with someone who in infected with the virus. Warts can also be spread by coming into contact with something, such as clothing or furniture that has been touched by someone with warts.

What are the Symptoms of Warts?

The symptoms you exhibit from warts will vary depending upon the type of wart. The most common type of wart, vurruca vulgaris, appears as tiny growths on the fingers or hands. These warts feel like a tiny bump that has formed on or under the skin.

Another common type of warts, planter warts, occur on the feet. These warts often appear in clusters. They can feel like a small bump, but are mostly flat and smooth.

When to Seek Treatment for Warts?

Most cases of warts disappear over time and rarely require medical treatment. However, you may need the help of Dr. Vivian Bucay, if you are experiencing intense pain or irritation, the warts do not seem to go away, or they appear to be spreading.

What type of Treatment is Used for Warts?

Dr. Vivian Bucay has several treatment options that can be used for warts. The type of treatment she uses will depend upon what type of warts you have, your age, and your previous health history.

Some treatment options that may be used include using a medication called cantharidin to kill the wart, cryotherapy which freezes the wart off, and cutting the wart off. Other treatment options that can sometimes be used include chemical peels and laser treatments.

Dr. Vivian Bucay will conduct a brief examination of the wart and provide you with the best recommendation for how to treat the wart.