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Dr. Frank Pinto

Dermatology
Avon, CT
37 years experience

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Dermatology

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Possibly...: To some extent this depends on your own immune status. If you have ever had a cold sore (aka fever blister) you may already have antibodies to type 1... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
No Rx: You may not necessarily have a fungal infection ("ringworm"). Not every annular (circular) rash is automatically a fungal infection. There are other... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Maybe: Normally small asymptomatic lipomas do not need to be removed other than for cosmetic reasons. However if you have a lump under the skin that is tend... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Several: You could pursue a career as a medical assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. All of these professionals can work with, or unde... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Topical treatment: There is also a fairly new topical medication called veregan ointment that contains a chemical derived from green tea that helps to kill the hpv virus... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Tinea versicolor?: Difficult to definitively diagnose without actually seeing it but most likely you have a condition called tinea versicolor. This is caused by a yeas... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are multiple options for treating acne including oral and topical antibiotics, topical retinoids (e.g.: Retin-A and others) and an oral retinoid... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Also known as:: Chilblains is also known as pernio. It's a form of hypersensitivity to cold exposure. Typically presents as painful red or purplish areas on the fee... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ul... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Nerve problem?: The quality of the pain ("sharp, stabbing") suggests inflammation or irritation of a nerve, muscle, tendon, or one of your ribs. Start by seeing your... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Also...: "e" was added more recently. Stands for evolution- in other words a mole that has recently changed it's size, shape, and/or color; or has started to... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Maybe: Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a much safer drug than people think. The risk of liver problems is really quite small. I do, however, recommend a ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Sounds like hives: It sounds like you are having urticaria (hives) and i agree that it is probably an allergy to a preservative in the beer and wine- possibly sulfites. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Possibly: Excess facial or body hair (hirsuitism) in women is caused by over-stimulation of the hair follicles by testosterone. As dr. Finke correctly points o... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Different diseases: Eczema and psoriasis are two distinct hereditary skin diseases that usually differ in their appearance and location on the skin, but at times it can b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
See previous answer: A staph infection (if that is indeed what you have) is potentially contagious by direct contact with the infected skin. If your skin lesions have pus... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the eviden... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Hematoma?: Could also be a hematoma- a collection of blood under the skin from a ruptured vein.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Molluscum?: Hard to say without seeing it but from what you're describing it sounds like something called molluscum contagiosum, which is caused by a benign skin ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Cause unknown: Rosacea ('acne rosacea") is a fairly common inflammatory skin disorder that typically involves the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Patients tend to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Folliculitis?: Sound like either folliculitis- an infection of the hair pores or hidradentits suppurativa- a condition caused by blockage and inflammation of special... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Maybe fungus?: When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 5... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Probably not: Flat warts can be very frustrating, especially on a sensitive area like the eyelids but at the end of the day they are harmless and you want to be car... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Possibly: If the growths are wart-like it could be hpv but it could also be something harmless and non-std related. There is no blood test for hpv. See a gyne... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
In some cases: Oral contraceptive pills (ocp) like ortho-cyclen can be helpful to treat acne in women of childbearing age. Ocp work by suppressing testosterone prod... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist will be able to prescribe some topical medications to heal the acne pimples, prevent new ones from forming, and help lighten the dark ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Several options: Warts, which are caused by a form of the hpv virus, can be a difficult and frustrating problem. You can try an over-the-counter wart remover (e.g.: c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Yes: When localized, psoriasis typically involves the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, or feet. Other common sites for localized psoriasis also include the na... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
May need tests: Most cases of chilblains (pernio) in children are idiopathic (no underlying cause). However some cases can be associated with other diseases includin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Several options: The best treatment for verrucae (warts) depends on a number of factors including the size, number, and location of lesions and the patient's age. Ove... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Things that help: The best topical remedies for blackheads (comedones) are called retinoids (synthetic vitamin a analogues) the most common ones are Retin-A (and simil... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology 37 years experience
Maybe but...: Some patients treated with this type of biologic agent either don't respond or stop responding at some point. It's possible that you may be developin... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pinto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pinto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have psoriatic arthritis also and my rheumtalogist has seen better response from humira than stelara in the treatment of arthritis.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I have growing painful lump in arm. sono says lipoma. idk. ty!!!
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This is great! I didnt know I could use shampoos as face wash. Great advice.

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Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1985MD

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