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Dr. Edward Young Jr

Dermatology
Tarzana, CA
42 years experience

Locations

Office

Tarzana, CA

Address

5204 Melvin Avenue, Tarzana, CA
Directions

About

Bio

Born April 27, 1954 in Long Beach California. Grew up in Tarzana, CA (Los Angeles). Attended UCLA1972-6. Attended UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical School 1976-80. Surgery Internship UCSD, Dermatology Residency 1981-1984, UC Irvine Dermatopathology Fellowship 1985. Private group practice in Sherman Oaks, CA 1985-1996. Solo private practice in Tarzana 1996-present.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
322 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
You can't: Removing pigment blotches requires prescription creams or laser. The over-the-counter fade creams such as Porcelana and Esoterica may help a bit.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Warts can spread: Warts are caused by a virus, HPV or human papilloma virus. Yes, they can spread to other body parts. Get the hand warts treated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
1-2mm a month: Nails grow 1-2 mm a month. So a fingernail can take up to 6 months to completely grow out, a toenail up to 18 months.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Be sure you are not applying alcohol or other irritants to open sores.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Rosacea-telangiectas: Acne Rosacea causes redness of the central face. It is treated with prescription metronidazole cream and other agents. Telangiectases are dilated capi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Warts can spread from hands to genitals. It is a virus called HPV or human papilloma virus.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cetaphil lotion: Cetaphil, Lubriderm, Aveeno (oatmeal) are 3 gentle facial cleansers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
See dermatologist: Dermatologist can drain it or inject it with a mixture of antibiotic and cortisone. If you squeeze it, the pimple may explode deeper into the skin, ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Dermatologist: Dermatologist can drain or inject a persistent pimple and make sure it is not something else, such as a skin cancer (modular melanoma ).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Switch shampoo: Try rotating different dandruff shampoos....Head and Shoulders, selsun Blue, ketoconazole 1%. Scalpicin for itchy areas.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Hair follicle muscle: Each hair follicle has an attached erector pili muscle. Goose flesh occurs when those muscles contract, pulling the hair vertically and producing a sm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Erythema: Red skin, called erythema, is caused by dilated blood vessels with increased blood flow to the skin. It is usually due to inflammation, infection, or ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Freezing won't work: No, the fungus could still persist. Either get it dry cleaned r better to discard it...if it truly is the carrier of the ringworm fungus!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Neurofibromatosis: Cafe-au-lait (french=coffee with milk) spots are tan patches at least 1cm. Multiple such spots occur in hereditary neurofibromatosis or von reckling... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Vaniqa cream: Ask your dermatologist to prescribe Vaniqa cream! It inhibits hair growth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Tanning: Melanin is produced in response to ultraviolet light UVA and UVB. So tanning is one way to increase melanin pigmentation, but it can lead to skin canc... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Burst blood vessels: These can be petechiae which are burst capillaries (tiniest blood vessels ) or angioma (growth of benign vessels). They will probably go away on their... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
PR Pityriasis rosea: PR can occur about 6 weeks after a gastrointestinal virus infection. It is usually self-healing and cannot be prevented with medications.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Get Minocin (minocycline): Take brand name (not generic) Minocin (minocycline) capsules with soothing food such as yogurt or ice cream!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Sun damage persists: Sun damage to DNA can persist forever, long after burned skin appears healed. Epidermis (top layer ) completely sheds about every 30 days. So in a mon... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Probably not: Have never heard of these effects from acyclovir. You may need a neurologist if the symptoms persist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Laser: Creams will NOT work on cafe au lait spots because the pigment is not bleachable. Lase may lighten them.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) rocks!: Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) antifungals cream successfully treats most dermatophyte and yeast infections. In rare case of antifungals resistance, another... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes...but...: Noes poring is antibacterial, not analgesic ( not a pain reliever). If the irritation is other than bacterial, such as herpes virus, then Neosporin wi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Dry skin: Hot water removes oil and results in itchy dry skin. Better to use warm water and less soap.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
More likely a pimple: Herpes is usually a clear blister
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Avoid the virus: Warts are cause by HPV, the human papilloma virus. HPV is spread by direct skin contact. So avoid touching people with warts!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Need more info: Is it acne, eczema? Dermatologist can help!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Mouth lesions: Skin tags are outpourings of skin. They do not occur in the mouth. White patches in mouth can be canker sores or aphthous stomatitis. Not caused by H... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
See a dermatologist: These symptoms are too serious to ignore. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Serum and pus: Serum is clear, pus is opaque yellow.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Rarely osteomyelitis: Deep staph infection can penetrate skin, fat, muscle and enter the bone as osteomyelitis. This is rare. MRSA or methicillin resistant staph aureus is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Eczema: Eczema or dermatitis is easily irritated, itchy skin. Minimize hot bathing and soap, apply gentle moisturizer such as Lubriderm to control scratching.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Vague question: First step is to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and cause of the rash. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Infections need antibiotics... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. It may need an antibiotic if bacterial infection occurred. If the skin turns dark, if you get a fever, or pain worsens, the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Virus Coxsakie A16: Caused by a pox virus, coxsackie a16. Sometimes erroneously called "hoof and mouth disease".
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
Dermatology 42 years experience
Big difference: Collagen is a protein fiber in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate, a thick liquid that surrounds collagen. Both are essential to normal skin.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Young Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Young Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Dermatologist , Second Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
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