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Dr. Morris Westfried

Dermatology
Brooklyn, NY
47 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 .

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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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Abdominal pain: Could be shingles, or referred pain form appendix, see promary care for exam and possible sonogram for evacuation.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
B,folic acid and c: Vitsmin supplements can help in some case, but vitiligo is best safely treated. Ybexcimer laser or narrow band uvb in office.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Coq10: Coq10 is fat soluble and is better absorbed with peanut butter.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Redheads: Redheads have less hairs than other hair colors.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Get rid of bugs: Bed bugs cause bites which will resolve with Hydrocortisone cream, but you must get rid of bedbugs.
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Laser,IPL: Many differnt lasers can be used q switched ruby, alex, or nd- yag as well as ipl. It should require 1-3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart. There is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Yes,no: It is effective for sweating and it is safe.It lasts up to one year and may be covered by insurance. Other options include miradry, radiofrequency, bu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Simvistatin,laser: Two treatments that work for resistant cases is the excimer laser used for psoriaisis and vitiligo as well as oral simvistatin a cholesterol lowering... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Scabs?: If you have multiple non gleaming lesions with rash and or itching seek treatment. Over the counter products will not be strong enough and a proper di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Where is progesteron: Where are you using Progesterone cream on face? Progesterone cream is be use on abdominal areas, and quality varies widely.Vstop Progesterone cream te... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Glands: These are probably normal variants. But at next routine gyn exam bring these to attention of gynecologist to rule out atypical venereal warts or cysti... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): However systemic or internal treatment is a better choice because the virus is under the skin in the nerve root. Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex (valacyclo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
ShoCk to system: It is excessive shedding of resting hairs, after shock, such as surgery, weight loss, emotional upset. Hair does regrow but may unmask family pattern ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Slightly: Exilis infrared can tighten loose skin however there are limits and hanging skin requires surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Lupus,seborrhea: This could represent facial lupus with or without systemic features. This could also be more common rash of seborrheic dermatitis or even rosacea. The... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Nerve trauma: Trauma to nerve at level of elbow would cause pain and sensory nerve loss. This is usually temporary. Check to make sure there is no infection and swe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Several days: Avoid direct contact until infection resolves and he should wash his hands .Infection will improve in 2 days but he must complete course of antibiotic... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Malignancy: Dermatomyositis can be associated with cancer 5 years prior to diagnosis or 5 years after diagnosi. A workup for breast stomach, ovary and other canc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Lightens marks.: It helps lighten hyper pigmentation but the strength is i portent and it must be used only on light skinned individuals. Glycoluc, physicians choice o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Location?: Basal cell carcinomas rarely ever spread. If this is not in sensitive area such as corner of eyelid a 2 month delay will possibly cause a slighter lar... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: Thyroid replacement should not increase facial hair. A low thyroid can contribute to hair loss so that replacing thyroid would stabilize and regrow th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Sometimes: Some women are prone to melasma, darkening of skin on lips cheeks, forehead. This can occur in pregnancy, with the pill or spontaneously on susceptibl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Cant tell: Moles need to be evaluated in person.It is impossible to tell by description. A whole body exam is indicated if there any concerns, history of excessi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Back,sides of head: Hair is removed from areas that are genetically resistant to hair loss and moved to front. A large micrograft session will cost about 4-5, 000. Depend... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Drug reaction: This could represent reaction to medications given around time of surgery. If limited to hands it will resolve. However contact doctor and make him aw... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: This is probably skin infection from staph. This is not necessarily from your partner. Some people have a local poor immune system which allows a norm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Varies: It depends on depth of melanoma at time of excision and whether any lymph nodes are involved. Early melanomas less than .75 millimeters have close to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Scabicide: Scabies is almost always easily treatable with safe prescription lotion which is used once and repeated if necessary in one week. Other family members... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Derm or plastic: This requires surgery. Laser can improve red birth marks only. Dermatologist will have more expertise in diagnosis of different kinds of birth marks a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Avoid: Lice aw caught from other people. Wash clothes on hot water and if you re infected you must. E treated with prescription product which kills lice such... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
See md: The area needs to be irrigated and the foreign body removed. Tetanus toxoid if not received in 5 years and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Location?: Short term cover up if possible. Arms? Neck? Longervterm laser tattoo removal but this will require about a year. If necessary investigate makeup cove... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
After: It will keep water in amd you decrease chances of accident of slipping on oil.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
More noticeable: Loose skin in thin individuals is more apparent than in someone with a thicker neck. In. Early cases skin tighten ot can work, however for very loose ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Stilll swollen?: If it is still swollen or hot it amy only be partially open amd need to be drained by physician. You can try hot compresses in interim to promote drai... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Trauma, lo albumin: Rhis most likely represents trauma to nail several weeks ago but can be associated with heavy metal exposure as well as low Albumin levels. If helatht... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Pdr: What drugs cause allergy? Rash or other symptoms? Drugs allergies can. E. I'd to severe. It is best to determine drugs, and a ok'd those drugs and dru... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Infrequent: This is not common but may occur as reaction to change in hormones. Try Hydrocortisone and oral antihistamine if necessary.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Type of rash?: Treatment will vary with cause fungus, bacteria, virus, allergy? If mild combination of micatin (miconazole) and hydrocrotisone. Ream could be used. I... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Moisturizer, vit e: Vitamin e can help reduce dryness form accutane. Non comedogenic moisturizer can be used to decrease dryness and resulting redness. This will resolve ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Cause?: It will depend on cause - allergy, drug reaction, infection. Cold compresses and Hydrocortisone will give you temporary relief. If it persists see md ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Varies: Spray tans vary in their quality. By covering the skin ot may make white stretch marks look less noticeable.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Works well dark hair: If the hair is brown or black the area can be treated with long term to permanent hair reduction. Expect 4-6 sessions about 4 weeks apart. For caucasi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
No: Topical or oral antifungals will work, but a dilute bleach 1cup to whole tub of water can decrease bacteria and fungi in area. For foot bath a teaspoo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Local only: This can be used selectively for acute cysts but are only part of more comprehensive treatment with oral and topical medications. For severe cases Acc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Low thyroid: Hypothyroidism or reaction to certain medications are possibilities. Check medications and possible side effect profile. Also get blood test for thyro... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Maybe: Disocoid lupus can cause localized s raring but 5 per cent of the cases are associated with systemic lupus which needs monitoring and approriate treat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Broken skin.: A ulcer is a while in the skin on the foot of a diabetic. See podiatrist for proper treatment and control sugar better with primary physician.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
See doctor: Scabies can be diagnosed under microscope. It requires prescription to treat. If you have been exposed and have severe itching at night especially at ... Read More

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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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