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Dr. Mitchell Bressack

Dermatology
Crown Point, IN
44 years experience male

Locations

Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana

Crown Point

Address

70 West 94th Place, Crown Point
Directions

Fax

2196628833

Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana

Crown Point, IN

About

Bio

Mitchell Bressack, MD graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973. After spending a year in graduate school at Washington University (St. Louis), he returned to New York to complete medical school. He completed a residency in dermatology at Chicago's Cook County Hospital in 1978, and became board certified in dermatology that same year. He has been in private practice in northwest Indiana ever since, where he is consulting dermatologist at Southlake Hospital in Merrillville and St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point. He practices general dermatology, with a special interest in the management of psoriasis, acne, and skin cancer at the Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana, 70 West 94th Place, Crown Point, 219-662-8822.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
1 Agree
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hydrocortisone oint: You have 3 cortisone ointments, but 2 of them (dermovate and dovobet) should not be used in the genital area, because the skin is too thin. The Hydr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
? What is natural ?: There are several treatments available for axillary hyperhidrosis. Aluminum and chlorine are natural elements found in the earth, and the combined al... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Wash, apply vaseline: Superficial burns need to be kept clean and moist to heal. They should be cleansed gently with soap and water once or twice a day, then covered with ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Maybe: there are several good medical treatments (prescription strength antiperspirants, anticholinergic medications (topical or oral)), several good surgica... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
No they are not.: Cellulitis is a potentially serious infection of the skin that can be caused by several different bacteria, including staph aureus. Mrsa is a type of... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Preventing infection: Ringworm (fungus infection) of the scalp is common up to the age of puberty, at which time it becomes much less common. One theory is that the oil pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
A dermatologist: A dermatologist may be able to diagnose these nodules based on appearance; if the appearance is not diagnostic, a skin biopsy can be done to make a de... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
None: Rosacea is usually a visual diagnosis, and diagnosed based on appearance. In rare cases a blood test (ANA) may be done to be sure it is not lupus (wh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Periodontal abscess: Sounds like a dental problem, probably an infection in the space between the tooth and the gum. See your dentist asap.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Psoriasis: It is also somewhat helpful for vitiligo and morphea.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Psoriasis can worsen: Like everything else in the world, psoriasis will get better, worse, or stay the same over time. There is no way to predict how one person's psoriasi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Calluses from trauma: calluses usually come from repeated trauma to the skin; the feet generally experience more trauma than the hands, so calluses are more common on the f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: Contact dermatitis comes in 2 forms, allergic (like poison ivy), and irritant (like "dish-pan hands"). There are hundreds of chemicals that are known... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Excimer laser: Vitiligo is a difficult condition, and there is no cure or treatment that works on everyone. Treatment options include topical corticosteroids (like ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Unrelated: Having gynecomastia surgery has nothing to do with a person's chances of getting skin cancer. They are two unrelated events.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes: Cyclosporin is a systemic medications used for severe psoriasis. It works quickly, but is toxic to the kidneys with long term use, so it is recommend... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Sometimes: you are correct in thinking that Aldara works by stimulating the body's immune response, it is most effective when applied directly to the involved le... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
But are they warts?: Warts are a common viral infection of the skin, but they are not often seen in the armpit. More common causes of growths in the armpit would be mollu... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Avoidance: the best way to avoid contracting herpes is to avoid contact; however, you may have already contracted it, but never actually broken out; it might be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Tetracyclines: The most effective treatments for rosacea are oral tetracycline antibiotics, with Doxycycline and minocyclines being the most effective. Topical medi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Antibiotic: If the insect bite is infected, it will usually require either oral or topical antibiotic, in addition to topical steroid cream to treat the inflammat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hormone-Induced Acne: Acne is most often idiopathic (meaning we really don't know the cause). But in women, it can be a sign of hormonal abnormalities, especially when ass... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Won't help, may hurt: Keloids are overgrown scars that form in response to injury to the skin. A peel won't get rid of these deeper scars, and the injury to the skin cause... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Psoriatic arthritis?: Dovonex (calcipotriene) shouldn't be causing lower back pain. However, psoriatic arthritis often involves the back. Discuss your joint symptoms with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dermatologists: A dermatologist spends 3 years in training about the skin, care of the skin, and treatment of abnormalities of the skin. While we need the products d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Clotrimazole cream: Tinea cruris, commonly called jock itch, is a fungal infection of the warm, moist skin in the groin. Over the counter anti fungal creams such as Clot... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
If it's an infection: Duricef (cefadroxil) is an antibiotic, and will treat an infection of the skin that is caused by a bacteria that is sensitive to duricef (cefadroxil).... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology 44 years experience
Urine infection: the most likely cause of this would be a urine infection; you probably need to get a urinalysis and urine culture and be started on appropriate antibi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bressack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bressack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much.Got it on my tummy and hands and very bad .Jean
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

COOK COUNTY NORTHSHORE HOSPITAL
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