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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang

Dermatology
Mission Hills, CA
52 years experience male

Locations

Healthcare Partners

Mission Hills, CA

Address

11600 Indian Hills Rd, suite 200, Mission Hills, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 12am - 12pm
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Fax

(818) 838-7565

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Carefirst Inc

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang has been a sole dermatologist at Healthcare Partners Mission Hills Office since 2014. HCP has many offices/clinics in Los Angels and Orange Counties. In Mission Hills Office alone, there are over 30 physicians and nurse practitioners, majority of them are family practitioners. He is obliged as Clinical Professor at the University of California Dermatology Program, Los Angeles supervising residents/medical students running teaching clinics. He has been full professor of dermatology at the University of Indiana, Indianapolis during 1995 through 2001; associate professor of dermatology at the Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, from 1990 to 1995 and assistant/associate professor of dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, during 1984 through 1992. He was named Arthur L. Norins Endowed Professor from 1999 to 2001. He was Medical Director of the prestigious Melanoma Program at the Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis from 1996 through 2003. He has given lectures at many national and international meetings from U.S., U.K., China, Taiwan, Thailand to Philippines as featured speaker including the distinguished Hubert and Mary Moss Lectureship in Madison, Wisconsin in 2002. He has received eleven grants from 1985 through 2004 in supporting his research in skin cancers and psoriasis. He published 78 peer-reviewed articles in journals, 58 abstracts and 11 chapters in books. He has seated in the committee which developing Melanoma diagnosis, treatment and follow-up guideline for American Academy of Dermatology (the current Guidelines are published in Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 2011) Dr. Chuang grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from Chiang-Kuo Senior High in Taipei. He attended the prestigious National Taiwan University in Taipei and completed his residency in Dermatology at the National Taiwan U

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Dermatology

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398 Answers
172 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Not easy.: it may be normal freckle-like pigmented spots around that area, if they are "flat" and smooth. otherwise, if they are raised/elevated, could be skin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Don't know: We cannot tell what's the insects causing the eruptions you described. Use cortisone-10 or calamine lotion. They would go away eventually.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Biotin: 3000~5000mcg Biotin "might" help, no guarantee. it's a kind of "vitamin".
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Allergic reaction?: could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. see dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
See your doc.: It's better let your doc dealing with it. Dermatologist is the proper one. You might need surgical removal of it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: Usually lipoma only gets bigger. "move around" would not make it smaller.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: It would not cause any problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No: It might remove flakes/scales, though.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Check it out: You'd better check it with your doc. Sometimes it might be serious. Lung infection(pneumonia, tb, etc.) and heart condition could have this symptom/si... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No good or bad.: Swimming has nothing to do with acne. However, stress, like running into swimming competition, may worsening your acne.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Maybe: if warts still present after liquid nitrogen treatment, it is contagious. Liquid nitrogen cannot kill the virus, it creates a separation between warts... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Different answers: Only dermatologists can answer you both. In general, right kind of (medicated) shampoos is the first step for dandruff control. For alopecia, you prob... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
5-7 days: Usually within a week no more than 10 days. But there would be exception.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No magic: Sorry to say that there is no magic: cream, peeling even laser have been tried. No satisfactory solution.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: But always take precaution by applying sunscreen and don't expose too much too long.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Some could.: We don't know why. But maybe autoimmune disease?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Masking: Hot water may cause irritation/burning sensation. Such nerve signals would mask the itching sensation from the bites. You feel good because you don't ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
See a dermatologist: It's hard to say what's going on. The lesions on penis may not be related to the one on stomach. Sounds like a infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a stand... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: Dyshydrotic eczema is most likely. It causes severe itching, with small blisters around palms and fingers and eventually developing dry peeling erupti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Depends: Usually 1~2 weeks. But for elders and someones taking blood-thinning meds including aspirin, it may last longer.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes.: It caused by virus. Repeat exposure may have repeat episodes. Watch out the persons she comes into close contact with.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: But it may soothing the skin, decreasing itching, feeling better.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: Aquaphore, like greasy vaseline, no significant impact on bacteriae.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: I don't think that would help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Never: I 've never heard of lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide would work on scars.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dermatologist: See your dermatologist. There are multiple ways of controlling it. Injection of Botox is one of them. Oral Robinul (glycopyrrolate) is another.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Tinea Versicolor: Most likely it's tinea versicolor, a fungal infection blocking uv light and turning skin color of the lesion site into "white".
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Not me.: It has never been proved working.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Salicylic acid ointm: Use ointment containing 6~12% salicylic acid plus good moisturizer, daily.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Folliculitis: May be an infection at/around hair follicles called folliculitis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Let doc do it.: Dermatologist can do it for you. It's a normal "excessive" skin growths, commonly on neck, armpits, groin and sometimes around eyes like eyelids. No p... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
It is safe.: Yes. It is safe to use Clindamycin topical. It is also safe to use differin (adapalene), (adapalene) even though drug info suggests "precautious, cate... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Depends: Dermatologists unlikly would "misdiagnose" pr. No one knows that statistics.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Limited: Most dermatologists would prescribe potent topical steroid cream/ointment to "control" it. My personal experience? Very good. Patients usually had a v... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Hand eczema: Hand eczema is my best guess without seeing it. There is a kind of hand eczema calle dyshidrotic eczema can cause pain, itching, blisters, little whit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Not shaving?: I don't think your ringworm is from "not shaving". It's infection, catch it from someoneelse. Next, the recurring problem might be due to inadequate ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide and retinoids usually can do the job.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No treatment: Unfortunately, this is a genetic disorder. No cure, no treatment, only supportive regimens.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Rare,: Very uncommon, unless in immunocompromised persons.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Hard to say: Sometimes a fungal infection can cause "dry" flaky rashes at inner thighs and at/around genitalia. It could be itchy, you did not say. Check it with d... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes.: It may also be pimples.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Soap won't help: You may need oral antibiotics to stop this "spreading". Dermatologists would help you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No good way: Milia usually is deep. It is not easy to squeeze out. It may eventually go away.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Let dermatologist do: Dermatologist would use oral acyclovir.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
A normal reaction: This is a normal reaction when using acretin. It would irritate and peel the skin. If you stop using it, in a few days it would be back to normal. Yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Use Neosporin, etc.: Use neosporin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or triple-antibiotics to prevent from secondary infection. The right way to treat pimples is use ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Don't wash it off: If not too much trouble, put make up over 'dry' clindamycin.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes, many.: if your general condition is not good, slow healing would happen. Poor nutrition, too thin, chemotherapy, genetic diseases, Immune deficiency, poor (b... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My hair began to fall out months ago. After much research, this is the first time I realized how much the autoimmune system is affected. I have problem with my diges...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have severe bruising and was informed by my mp to wait until it is healed before next blood draw. It's good to know it will last about another week. Thank you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you , I have been ride it out self treatment. Clorox bath & baking soda past. Still spreading. I.ll go to Dr. today. Again thanks for

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

University of Chicago
Completed 1984

Residency

National Taiwan University Hospital
Completed 1976

Residency

University of Washington
Completed 1978

Awards

Moss Lecturship, Meriter Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin (2002)
Lectureship, China-Japan Joint Meeting of Dermatology (2004)
Lectureship, IX International Congress of Dermatology, Beijing, China (2004)

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of dermtological Surgery, International Society of Dermatology
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