Dr. Thomas Balshi

Dermatology
Delray Beach, FL
24 years experience

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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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32 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
HSV: The most likely cause of isolated blisters on the genital area is HSV 2 (herpes) especially if on a red base.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Ulcer: If the lesion is small, it will likely resolve on its own, but often the skin breaks down leading to an ulcer which can become infected. When patient... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Zinc oxide: Look for a sunscreen with zinc oxide (preferably micronized zinc oxide). That will give you a physical block and protect your skin from skin cancer a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Yeast: If they are located on the back, chest or neck, there is a possibility that they are a yeast called tinea versicolor. Sometimes the shampoo selum blu... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Inflammatory: Often the redness is a sign of inflammation and increased cellular activity.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Itchy: Have the coworker get treated so that the risk of spread to other employees is minimized.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Otc cream: You could try rubbing over the counter Hydrocortisone cream into the feet twice a day for two weeks. If not improved then see a derm.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Hand eczema: Dyshidrotic hand eczema has symptoms as you have described. It usually responds to a prescription strength cortisone cream or ointment.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Antibiotic: Because the skin on the back is so thick, its difficult for topical medications to penetrate to a level in the skin that would be effective. Often an... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Cortisone cream: I agree that there is an increased risk for infection, so make sure you cover yourself for that. Burn need cortisone cream. Over the counter may not... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Flea bites : Flea bites are relatively common, and usually appear as small red papules from the knee down. Pet owners are more likely to have bites, as animals ar... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Nizoral (ketoconazole): Antifungal medication known as Nizoral or ketoconazole can be taken by mouth to clear t. Versicolor. It works well.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Antibiotics: Use ice for swelling and discomfort, but watch closely as animal bites can introduce a bacterial infection not only into the skin, but into the blood ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Hydrate: Keep your skin well hydrated with a topical cream like cetaphil. Taking daily Aspirin may lead to purpura (bruises) on the skin surface, so ask your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Latex?: A sensitivity or allergy to latex is possible if a condom was used. There is usually a delay after sex before an std manifests.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Tanning beds not: While tanning beds can cause skin cancer, they do not usually cause random hair growth.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Not too Clean: Often times "germaphobic people" wash there hands too frequently and it stripps the skin of its natural oils that are there to protect agains bacteria... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Eczema: Dryness can be a sign of eczema or atopic dermatitis. The subtle inflammation that is associated with dryness can cause the skin to darken in color. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Too short: Sometimes hair that is shaved too close will start to curl on the way out of the pore. Shaving with the grain rather then against will help.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Let it clear: I'd take some Claritin in the day time, it won't make you drowsy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is better at night.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Invest: There is no way to stop or cure male pattern baldness. However there are several things that have been proven to slow the process. Rogaine (minoxidi... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
I+D: If you are unable to express the contents on your own, you may need a physician to incise and drain the lesion.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Try shampoo: While some believe that diet can effect t. Versicolor, the practical nature of doing it is a bit extreme. Have you tried rubbing selsum blue shampoo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Snip: Going to a doctor is always recommended to prevent potential side effects that could occur at home. If the skin tag is small enough you could just sn... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Yes: I agree that healty diet composed of fresh fruits and veggies is optimal for health, but you can certainly use retin a (tretinoin) (although you may w... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Olive Oil: Other than the over the counter dandruff shampoo that is available there are prescription strength which can work even more effectively. Since drynes... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Yeast: Any area were skin meets skin tends to become moist. This can allow for our own natural surface bacteria and yeast to grow. Yeast often tend to over... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin) and lighten: You may need to see a dermatologist for a prescription for retin a, (tretinoin) which is still the gold standard to improving skin tone, texture and a... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Psoriasis: Psoriasis does occur in and on the genitals. It can be dry, scaley, and irritating.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Diet changes: Sometime if you eliminate spicy food, alcohol and acid foods (tomatoes) from your diet, you can decrease the severity.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
UV block: The thing that causes most of the aging look on the face is sun light over many years. One of the most cost effective ways to prevent wrinkles is dai... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 24 years experience
Hand Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by itch bubles or vesicles filled with clear fluid. You do... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Balshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Balshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Skin results Dryness of the skin can caus many reactions if you do not use suntan loationRedness in the eyes makes it itch.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
Graduated 1999MD
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