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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti

Dermatology
Phoenix, AZ
36 years experience

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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: California, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Not common: Blisters are not common from yeast...Contact allergy, herpes, blistering disorders are more common.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Inflammed cyst: It sounds like an inflammed cyst...Avoid shaving on it...A shot of kenalog (triamcinolone) by a dermatologist and antibiotics help.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Ketoconazole shampoo: Get a prescription for 2% Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and leave in for 5 minutes daily until improved...
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Laser: If you have chronic infections, laser hair removal would keep the hairs from regrowing and stop the infections. Oral and topical antibiotics help tem... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
No: If you have acne, bio oil may contribute to more. I would use an oil free non comedogenic moisturized like cerave lotion.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Culture: Get a bacterial culture to see what bacteria is growing.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Several: Consider a different birth control pill. Also, depends on the type of acne you have, there are several different topicals one can use.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Acne: There are several medications for acne. If the lesions are large, they may not respond to topical treatments. You can start with an over the counter... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Birth control pills: Acne that worsens with menses is hormonal and will not go away with accutane. Certain birth control pills will help.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Birth control pills: Hormonal fluctuations occur every month. Vitamins do not help prevent acne; however certain birth control pills do. It is possible you have some horm... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Not much: This is retinol.(a derivative of retin a) ..Retin a (tretinoin) is more helpful.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Zeros is: Dry skin is common in the winter. Is there any reddens or oozing or a persistent rash? Start with a thick emollient like cerebellum cream or aquaph... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Foot fungus: Besides over the counter meds, you should keep your feet dry. If it does not improve, prescription cream or pills may be necessary. If nails are inv... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Moisture: Keeping the wound moist with antibiotic ointment will help it heal faster and prevent infection. Crust attracts bacteria.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Different treatments: Acne treatment is geared towards the type of acne the patient has. Inflammatory papules and pustules (pimples) respond to topical and / or oral antib... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Yes: It can help pigmentation, acne scarring and fine lines.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Yes: Hi, it depends on the extent of the psorasis, and location of it. There are some topical treatments that can be used for short periods. How many mo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
No: There is no "cure" for herpes, whether it is oral or genital or anywhere on their body. The herpes virus recurs in the same are generally as it lives... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Moisturizers: Aquaphor ointment is a better option than vaseline for dry chapped skin. Also cream moisturizers are more lubricating than lotions. Cereve cream, ac... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Lack of moisture: Often just lack of moisture, walking barefoot are common reasons. Sometimes fungus or psorasis are also reasons.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
No: Melasma can be caused by birth control pills, pregnancy or be idiopathic (cause unknown). It more common in hispanics and asians. Avoidance of sun h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Protection: Capture free radicals that cause skin damage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Yes: Apthasol ointment helps, but avoid triggering foods.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Moisturizers: Hydrate the skin as often as possible, and avoid water as much as possible...Cereve cream and restaderm are wonderful1.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Cracks: Cracking is most often occupational or related to overexposure to water or irritants. Moisturizers are a necessity. Depending on the degree of cracks... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Ointment: Aquaphor ointment is great for wound healing if applied several times a day.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Yes: The foam is generally less irritating. Apply to a dry scalp rather than a wet one as well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Emollients and humid: Using topical moisturizers are very useful as well as humidifiers. Also, shorten shower or bath time, as well as use tepid temps only for bath water.... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Options: shave after applying shaving cream at least 3 minutes later. always shave in the direction of he hair growth. use hydrocortisone cream if irritation... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Options: Firstly, you should apply any acne medicine 30 minutes after cleansing and no more than a pea-sized drop in total. If irritation is still occurring t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Options: I suggest staying away from neomycin-containing ointments as many people are allergic to them. Polysporinn does not contain neomycin; however, do not... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Healing/other: most likely from scar healing...could also be a suture abscess, or inflammation along suture site. See surgeon who did the surgery
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Depends: It could be a cyst or fatty tumor called a lipoma. Have it checked by a dermatologist to make sure it is not something else.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogine is over the counter and can help if you have genetic hairloss. This usually occurs over the crown area in females. There are other reasons fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Various: It could be several different growths from a nevus (mole) to other various lesions. I would see a dermatologist for a diagnosis to make sure it is ben... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Depends: Choose oil free products as well as non-comedogenic products (won't cause blackheads) for acne prone skin. Also using suncreen is better than if yo... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Oil: Without seeing your problem, it sounds as if your pores are full of oil. Suggest using a glycolic acid wash and lotion to reduce oil. If that doesn'... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Mole removal: First of all, moles should always be biopsied when removed. Often moles will regrow if the original mole was deeper below the skin and a shave remova... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Bleaching cream: After any procedure, skin may darken, especially if you have darker skin to begin with. Sometimes a prescription bleaching cream can help. Also ca... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Thinning of skin: Stretch marks are common when patients gain and lose a large amount of weight, such as in pregnancy. As the skin stretches, collagen thins, and leave... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
No: Microdermabrasion is used to smooth skin. Fine lines from aging is due to collagen thinning. A retin a (tretinoin) product is best for this.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Other options: Probably you have burned to the second layer of skin called the dermis. I suggest a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream (if you ar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Extraction: Milia are inclusion cysts. The best way to get rid of them is to have them extracted by an aesthetician or dermatology practice
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A member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Blisters: Probably not hand foot and mouth disease. Could b different viral eruption, contact dermatitis...How old is patient?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Moisturizers: Restoraderm lotion by cetaphil is fantastic! any exfoliating ingredients, such as urea, salicylic acid are good ingredients as well.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Many: There are many skin disorders tht can occur in pregnancy, especially itching...Most serious rash is something called herpes gestationis...It is an aut... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patie... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Luchetti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Luchetti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes but not conclusive. I think it was a poor area. I'm now experiencing a bladder infection I think,or coincidence?Ty soooo much!
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Suffering from recurring fungal infection. Clotrimezol cream cures. Recurres again in few months. Blood sugar normal. Pls help get rid
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Thanks!This has been so weird because he hasn't been ill. I haven't given him meds. He was tired a few weeks ago-maybe carrier of a virus.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Dermatologist , Second Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , Second Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
Top Dermatologist, Third Place, Arizona - Spring
2015
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