Doctor Q&A for Dr. Christopher Crosby

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
It Depends on Type: "Skin cancer" refers to literally dozens of specific cancers. The 3 most common types are Melanoma (MM), Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC) , Basal Cell Car ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
See your doctor: Medications may help shingles but it will usually resolve on its own. One exception is when it is located around the eye. If the eye is involved, it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Identify heavy spots: Change body position regularly to avoid pressure in the same areas. Use cushioning to distribute the weight evenly and over a broader area thus reduci ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Yes: There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares. However both patients and psoriasis experts have no ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
See below: Healthy skin is designed to maintain the proper amount of moisture. Many factors including age, genetic, and environmental factors can make the skin b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
See Below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
See below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Clinical exam: Actinic keratoses are early precancerous lesions caused primarily by sun exposure over time. They are usually diagnosed by your dermatologist on clin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Wait: If you nail falls off due to a presumed fungal infection, see your physician. If it is indeed a fungal infection, you may be treated to help eliminate ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Ringworm (tinea corporis) is actually caused by a fungus. There are no 'worms' involved. This fungal infection can be spread by direct contact with in ... Read More
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