Dr. Morris Westfried

Dermatology
Brooklyn, NY
48 years experience

About

Bio

Practices general and cosmetic dermatology in Brooklyn NY . Special interests are tattoo removal , stretch mark removal, acne scar revision. He also offers fillers including Artefill and botox. He has published in several dermatology journal articles and has taught at NY Medical College and local area hospitals.He integrates diet and nutritional supplementation into the treatment of skin disease. The office phone number is 718 8379004 .

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
175 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Flagyl: If this is lichen planus you need to be tested for associated problem as hepatitis c. I have good experience with oral flagul which needs to be used f... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Eventually: If you tan only once only slightly but repeated exposure you will age your skin and increase your chances of getting skin cancer when you are older.Bl... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated.... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Fungus?: This could be fungal infection, candida, bacterial infection or iirtitant dermatitis. See primary care or dermatoologist for treatment.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them.They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Drainage: Incision and drainage will release pus, allow infection o resolve and relieve pain from pressure.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Alopecia areata?: Smooth areas without hair coukd be alopecia areata, an autoimmune reaction against hair which is below the surface. It is treatable with steroid or ca... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Non comedogenic: Makeup will be labels non comedogenic and a product such as bare minerals os well tolerated. Of you are very sensitive patch test to a s, all area fir... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Infection?: If it is swollen and painful it is consistent with infection. In this area treatment with antibiotics is necessary. See your physician for evaluation ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be better otc choice for stuffiness and to help control postnasal drip. Lasts 12 hours and available in drug store or superm... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Skin disease: This can represent vitiligo a loss of color, or other skin conditions such as lichen sclerosis, or less commonly hypo pigmentation following psoriasi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: Extensive rash with shedding skin. Also can involve ocnjunctiva and oral activity.This needs immediate medical attention and hospitalization , prefera... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Uncommon: They do not occur together but people can get two disease which are unrelated.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Lupus support group: She needs to meet other lupus patoents whose dissed is under control. This way she can a light in front of her that the symptoms can be controlled or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No: A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: The pumps can reduce lymphedema but the effects were offf. Compression with support hose at tolerated is helpful although difficult for some people. T... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Maybe: There are effective antifungal creams available containing terbinifine, Miconazole and undecalynic acid. The problem is that fungus can recur. The use... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: Start treatment with vitamin c with bioflavenoids, co q10 and therafresh toothpaste and mouthwash and your gums will improve within 2 weeks. Give this... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Mucous cyst: This can represent cyst from gland in lip. It may be result of trauma from tooth. It will not go away but it can temporarily shrink with the use of a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Coping mechanism: This is a coping mechanism and body reaction due to changesin adrenal hormones. If this is embarrassing you need to develop methods to cope with short... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Cyst, hernia: The small lump from your description could be a benign cyst, a small hernia, or other growths. It is impossible to determine without an exam what it i... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Blue nevus: A blue nevis is a very dark mole. This can not be determined just by appearance. Since moles can be abnormal a very dark mole should be evaluated and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
See dermatolgist: Accutane is a relaible treatment which works for the worst cases of cystic acne. It needs to be prescribed by a dermatologist registered to use accuta... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Nothing: If it is not painful it will grow out. However if the color disturbs you a doctor can makeva tiny hole in the nail to release the blood.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Swelling: The eyelid would be swollen with possible blisters and itchy. Wash the area to remove the allergen and see a doctor for proper treatment. An eye docto... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Mederma,co2: For over the counter products dor fresh stretch marks !edema stretch mark cream will calm the appearance of red stretch marks. If however you want sig... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: Although most people will tolerate these products, it is one more environmental allergen which can cause a skin issue.. Repeated exposure will increas... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Aspirin: Wet an Aspirin u til soft and apply nightly. The acid will eat away at the wart. A natural acid is grapefruit sees extract which can slowly eat away a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Gugulipid: Gugulipid is an ayvurepedic herb from india which lowers cholesterol and triglcerides and it is been shown in published literatueintheindian journal o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Clear part of blood: After the red blood cell portion came out this a mixture of inflammatory cells and lymph.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Progesterone: As discussed the shift in Progesterone along with aerogels gave this effect. One treatment option is vitamin b6 which when taken one week prior to per... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual for acne scarring to result in hair loss on the face. A trial of dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the area may allow hair ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil): The effect of the Depo-Provera shot has caused a hormonally induced hair loss. There also may other underlying issues so a blood work up is indicated,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Change shampoo: You need to change to a shampoo such a t sal that contains salicylic acid and leave in for 30 minutes and then lather and rinse. This will decrease th... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No, not by yourself: Depending on size and location on the face the mole can be removed with a shave excision, simple excision, or if larger with small flap. There will us... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Keralyt gel: This thickening of the elbows can be improved with peeling cream containing salicylic acid. Other optins are scytera, Anthralin or tazorac (tazarotene... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Cysts: This dsecribes cysts which may become infected if they are squeezed. The best option is to remove the area permanently with a minor procedure in the o... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No: Over the counter antifungals include micatin, lotrimin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undeaclynic acid.There is also antifungal in shampoo - Nizoral shampoo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Vitiligo?: White blotches on the trunk could be fungal infection tine versilcolor. White patches that are loss of color is called vitiligo. Other possibility is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
See doctor: It is not possible to tell what this is from brief description, coukd be cyst with opening or you coukd have 2 separate things in same area. Dermatolo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin , or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and ess... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Reflux: If there is no yeast then there could be the result of reflux from your stomach or a vitamin deficiency. B complex is safe to take to see if it improv... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a cyst which is filled with a white material. This is benign but can easily be removed with a minor procedure in the office. Do not squ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition cal... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Location?: If the:diabetes is sever and it is locted on the foot it amy be nes managed b a physician or podiatrist. Otherwise duct tape by itself replaced once e... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Diferent reasons: You could any of another of conditions - genetic, inflammatory, low thyroid, possible oronvdeciency. This needs proper evaluation by a dermatologist i... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Blood thinners?: Aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) placid will cause bruising. Other drugs will occasionally cause bruising. This may also be associated with a low platele... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Urea: Topical urea can reduce the appearance of keratosis pillars. Topical finacea may also help. Useful supplements are zinc amd essential fatty acids.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jan 23, 2012
Thank you for your responses to questions. I learn so much from your many "pearls" of wisdom.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
Dec 5, 2014
I enjoy reading your thoughtful and reasonable responses.
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Thank you. I will keep that in mind. I am 42 and a never smoked in my life. I am very physically fit and do Bikram yoga, lift weights, or do cardio workout at least 4 to 5 days a week. This problem o...Read More
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Thanks Dr. Morris it started after a CT w/contrast last Tuesday and was diagnosed with diverticulitis taking Amoxicilline/clavulaanzuur 875/125 and Metronidazol Actavis 500mg 3 times a day. and it it ...Read More
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my hair is very thick now. i havent dyed or straightened it in a very long time so that i can let the natural oils come in & that is how i was able to get my hair to be thick. now its only grown maybe...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Best Doctors in NY
Most Influential, Third Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Monefiore maimonides
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