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Dr. Michelle Chambers

Dermatology
Columbus, OH
40 years experience female

Locations

Elite Dermatology of Columbus

Columbus, OH

Address

1830 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH
Directions

Fax

(614) 754-8924

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hair loss: It is normal to loss up to 150 hairs a day. If you have not noticed thinning of your hair it is most likely normal. Certain medical conditions and ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Eczema: Make sure you skin is well moisturized with sensitive skin products. Where cotten or other breathable fabrics. you can also take a antihistamine. Th... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Clogged pores: This is possible folliculitis. An acne type eruption. Try to avoid hair spray and serums on the scalp. Also using a sal acid shampoo might help. If t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Oil production: The amount of oil you produce is primarily genetic. Extreme low fat diet may cause some decrease in oil production and hot weather may increase oil p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Folliculitis: This is folliculitis. You can try a antibacterial cleanser but usually prescription medication is needed. Make sure you avoid oil on the scalp as this... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
See doctor: Could be viral, could be a drug reaction or could be allergies. You should see a doctor if symptoms don't resolve in a week or so.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hand psoriasis: Its ok to remove skin that is " dead" and ready to come off as long as you don't cause open wounds. Also try products with Lactic Acid or urea in an o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nipple pain: Probably harmless but i would still recommend seeing your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Cat scratch: First see a doctor to ensure correct diagnosis if the swollen glands do not resolve in 6-8 weeks or if associated with severe systemic symptoms. Antib... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Cat scratch disease.: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted by a cat scratch or bite. Usually it will resolve with our treatment. The primar... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Acne keloidalis: You may have acne keloidalis nuchae. This is due to ingrown hair on the back of the scalp, near the neck. The condition is difficult to treat but incl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Antiperspirant.: You can try a clear antiperspirant but prolonged use may lead to acne as it may clog pores. Make sure it is cleaned offf at night and apply a retinoi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Microdermabrasion: Over the counter microdermabrasion kits can be helpful for weekly use, but a microdermabrasion performed in office will be the most effective as this ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): In general, a topical retinoid is added to help turn over skin cells and reduce blackheads, resulting in reduced pimples.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
White spots: This could be vitiligo or a fungal infection ( tinea versicolor). If you are concerned have the condition evaluated by your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Penile sores: One major cause may be genital herpes or some other sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor and have this evaluated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Accutane: Use aquaphor at night. Aboleen cleanser to clean skin and a moistering cream such as cereve in the morning. Also drink plenty of water and a humidifye... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Tea tree oil: Pt depends on the form of tea tree oil and how dry or oily your skin is. You can apply after shampoo and leave it. Or, prior to shampoo leave on for 5... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Photo not 100%: A photo will not give the full picture. (no pun intended). Is the area painful, does it drain fluid or pus? Is there excessive swelling? Are there any... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Ignore: To keep pores clear use a sal acid astrengent and otc benzoyl peroxide cleanser or cream.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Sensitive skin : One cause on irritation on the abdomen is nickel allergy from clips on jeans and belt buckles. If this is your problem avoidance is the best treatmen... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Adult acne: All acne patients will benefit from a topical retinoid. Also try otc sal acid and a vitamin c topical. See your dermatologist for more specific trea... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Heat rash: This could be due sweating but in an adult one possibility is pityrisporum folliculitis. Try a wash with sal acid if this does not help try otc lotri... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Complete physical: You need to have a complete physical exam with this constellation of symptoms.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Topical Steroids: Steroids can thin the skin, dilate the blood vessels and cause stretch marks.
A male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nose lesion: I would see a dermatologist to make sure it is not a Basal Cell skin cancer, These often appear like a pimple that does not go away.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Peri-oral dermatitis is felt to be due to related to hormonal changes so stress can contribute to the condition.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you sh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Finger pain.: This could be the beginning of dupuytren's contracture which is related to contraction of the tendon. See your doctor if it does not resolve.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hepatitis C: Yes you can, also Aspirin or blood disorders. Also thin skin is a common cause of bruising.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Vitiligo: It can be genetic. It can also be seen with other auto-immune diseases such as pernicious anemia, thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Peeling of penis: It could be irriation of an allergic reaction to spermicidal foam or jelly. Try otc 1 % hydrocortisone. If this does not help, see your doctor.
A male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Ingrown hair: At this point you probably have scarring in the area. Try not picking the site and make sure when you shave to shave in the direction of the hair gro... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Non healing lesion: It depends on how much sun exposure you have had. It could just be an inflammed follicle. You can try benzoyl peroxide but it may bleach your hair. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Botox: As far as I know there is not contraindication. You may have a little bleeding at the injection site but it can be easily controlled with pressure or... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Dry nails: They may be dry. If you wash hands a lot, use alcohol gels or nail polish remover or a regular basis the nail plate can dry out. Also some medical con... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Lifted nail: This could be due to trauma, infection or medication. Without seeing the nail it is difficult to determine the cause.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Acne with scarring: You can try OTC benzoyl peroxide and sal acid but if you are getting scarring you may need to see a doctor to get more aggressive treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Topical retinoid.: Over the counter sal acid or topical retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) work best for black heads and clogged pores.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Itraconazol: Sores in the mouth could be an allergic reaction. I would contact the prescribing doctor for other treatment options.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Callus treatment.: It may be a callus ( thick skin from friction) or a wart ( a viral infection). If you are not sure which you should see a doctor or just try using a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Treatment of acne: The primary problem is clogged pores that can be due to excessed oil production. Insufficient exfoliation to keep the pores open and the bacterial com... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Red spots on skin: If lesions are bright red, small (1 to 3mm) with no symptoms they are most likely cherry angiomas. If pink , scaly or itchy, it may be a rash and y... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Accutane: Your dose is way to low. The goal is to prevent recurrance of acne. At this dose there is a good chance that it will not work and an even better cha... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Clogged pores: Use a lotion or cleanser with sal acid and a retinoid cream on a regular basis. Also topical vitamin c as an antoxident.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Back acne: You can try a benzoyl peroxide wash and a sal acid topical but often back acne requires oral medication. Just remember that benzoyl peroxide bleaches ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 40 years experience
Moisturize: Keep the skin moisturized with sensitive skin products. Don't over dry the skin with hot baths. Avoid dryer sheets. And fragranced products.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chambers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chambers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you! No new drugs, but Thursday I was hoarse all day and just kinda feeling crappy in general, so hopefully something that passes quickly.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my question! Have a great day!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for sharing about the lotion and cream. It helped immensely.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Wayne State University
Completed 1989

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Ohio - Spring
2017
Top Dermatologist, First Place, Ohio - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Columbus Region - Spring
2017
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