Doctor Q&A for Dr. Joseph Duvall

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Sun and dyness: The two things you can control that cause aging are dryness and excess sun exposure. Using a moisturizer regulary and using a sunscreen and protectin ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone: You can use Hydrocortisone cream safely for 7-10 days and this should help. Oral steroids are very helpful for severe reactions to medications. Yo ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
No: Powder absorbs sweat, but does not change how much you make. Antiperspirants--try ones labeled "clinical strength"--should help. There are perscript ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Water first: Take a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. It is important that you not put any oil or bubble bath in the water--just the tap water. Get out and pat ... Read More
9
9 thanks
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Zoster or simplex: You should see a doctor and confirm if you have shingles(herpes zoster) or a fever blister(herpes simplex). If you have had shingles it is unlikely i ... Read More
1
1 comment
11
11 thanks
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Acne or staph: A pimple(acne) is not infectious and in not contagious. A boil is usually caused by staph and drainage from this will contain bacteria and is contag ... Read More
10
10 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
No: Discoloration is common after a sunburn. Different skin color will react differently---the darker your skin, the more likely this will happen. If yo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Try hydrocortisone: You may be able to prevent redness and itching(usually eczema) by using moisturizers. Oatmeal products in bath water may help as well. Once you get ... Read More
7
7 thanks
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Try hydrocortisone: Contact in this area is unsual. Something you always keep in your pocket(usually a metal like coins or keys) is about the only thing that would cause ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Duvall
47 years experience Dermatology
Location: Skin cancers in difficult places(eyes, nose, ears) should always be removed by mohs surgery. It is the only procedure that will assure you have had y ... Read More
9
9 thanks
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less