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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan

Dermatology
Agawam, MA
59 years experience male

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J. Lawrence Dohan MD

Hudson, MA

Address

101 Coolidge , Hudson, MA
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9785621200

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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
TAPER: Must slowly taper off, withdrawing gradually over 2 weeks, to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The 1/2 life is about 1 day, meaning that 1 day without it re... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Allergy to polyspori: Allergies to antibiotics applied to skin wounds is common. Bacitracin, neosporin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin), (bacitracin and polymyxin) tr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Anything over 30 is : Spf stands for sun protective factor. Spf 15 means it takes 15 x longer to burn. It is measured by the time it takes to turn red in uv light. Sunburn ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: You will get nowhere using a worthless product. They should be ashamed of selling this. ORAL acyclovir [valacyclovir is better] is effective if used c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Probably not bad: Probably irritation. Possibly acne. Piercing the tragus goes through cartilage, which is more traumatic than piercing the ear lobe. If it becomes sign... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Incomplete question: "Alopecia" means hair loss. There are various types. The approach depends on the type. Alopecia Areata? Telogen alopecia? Androgenetic alopecia? etc.... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower whic... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Pityriasis alba: Eczema and dry skin often show as pale areas of the face at this age. Continue to use Cetaphil or any cream with ceramides. If the baby is scratching,... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
NO!!!!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. It will make you sleepy. Even if you do not feel sleepy you are prone to accidents, same as alcohol. It... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Low dose: You must be on first month. The low dose is effective. Best chance for permanent cure is a much higher dose for 5 months or continue the small dose fo... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are several types of blistering skin diseases. Don't fool with anyone but a skin specialist as this requires special knowledge & experience for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Since this is a contact reaction rather than a histamine reaction, no antihistamine will help you. A cortisone cream will help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Depends: Depends on type of stress. The stress of excess radiation ( mostly sun) ages skin. So does smoking. If anxiety makes you pull your hair or smoke, then... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
NO: Not useful for anything. Save your money.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Relatively safe: There is always some risk of unwanted effects with any antibiotic. This one is safer than many. You neglect to provide enough details for full evaluat... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: These have been in common use for many years.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Ignore: They can be snipped of with a fine scissors, numbed with Lidocaine through a 32 g needle. Heal in 5.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
A dermatologist: Dermatologists are much more sophisticated about skin disorders than any other practitioners.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not so simple: You don't "catch" yeast. It is already there. The problem occurs with excessive proliferation of yeast often because of local conditions such as suga... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: You have not named your soap or lotion. Use a skin cleanser with a ph of 7 or less: dove is easy to find. Use a cream with ceramides such as eucerin,... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Blame your ancestors: Unless you are taking certain meds, your skin darkens in the sun. Most people enjoy this. Don't become a recluse: get out & live in the world. You can... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
10 days: Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Probably just moistu: Avoid scrubbing. Use a mild soap in shower. Apply something for dry skin immediately after shower.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Massing: It's a myth that massaging the scalp can stimulate hair growth.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
You may recall incid: Maybe a hickey, a pinch, a blow? Do you have pain? Are you sick? Receive an injection?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Ventilate the area and avoid any sparks or flames. The danger is explosion.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Osteosarcoma: Cancers are rare in adolescents. Most common are bone cancers, leukemias, lymphomas.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: This is a common combination.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
When all scabs are g: When all scabs are gone. Most people already have the virus or immunity from a shot. You may transmit chicken pox to a susceptible person but shingles... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
What is the question: If you want to know if you have hiv, get the blood test. I recommend it. This test is not done unless specifically requested. Can you catch hiv by get... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Freckles???: "Beauty marks" is not a medical term. If you have freckles, they are due to sun (or lamps). They may be related to hormones from pregnancy or birth co... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: When was the injury? Nature of injury? Type and size of mole? Treatment so far?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: First determine if it is herpes or something else. DO THIS TODAY. If it is herpes, the sooner you get treated the better. Oral acyclovir and oral vala... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: Throw away the Bacitracin or neosporin. They are not effective. They may cause allergic reactions. Your dr will give you mupiracin ointment or a pill ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not likely: The oral tretinoin causes headaches. There is not enough absorption of your product to give headaches. See your dr for diagnosis.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Perioral dermatitis: See a dermatologist. Why using clobetasol on face? It may cause perioral dermatitis. STOP IT!!!. You will benefit from oral minocycline and tacrolimus... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not that contagious: Usually transmission requires more prolonged, closer contact. If you live with this person or have close contact, you should be treated. Even if you h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are a variety of treatments. Much depends on what the child will accept. If you do nothing, they will heal, usually in a few months.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Depends: Depends on the kind of skin you have, the nature & location of the surgery. If you have dark skin the area of surgery may get darker than the surround... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Usually these are benign and will stop in time. Sometimes it is worth an evaluation with treatment in mind. They are not herpes. They are usually not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Confusing: Has the rash been gone for 30 months? You tried Effexor (venlafaxine) again? Any rash since you resumed use? Why keflex?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: You are correct it is not ants or spiders. Maybe it is not bites of any kind. See a skin specialist.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Anything you like: Some creams contain a green tint in addition to sunscreen. The green screens the red of rosacea. If you burn in the sun & live in miami, use a sunscre... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Several months: For skin, 10 days. Fingernails are fully replaced in 6 months. 12 months for toenails. For toenails about 60% of people see complete clearing in a ye... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Take a look: Shingles will present a band of clustered small blisters ; sores with scabs extending from the spine to the middle of the abdomen, including 1/2 inch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Probably not: But avoid vit a. Foods are ok. Avoid vit a pills. Avoid multivits except as approved by ob.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Safe: The dose is not relevant. No dose is effective for anything whatsoever. Save your money. You have enough problems with the parkinson's. If hair loss i... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Ignore: Cool water will feel good. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. Avoid antibiotics and antiseptics.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See your DR: Peroxide is not useful in the ear. Sometimes vinegar is.
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Testimonials
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Jul 23, 2015
Dr. Dohan is the kindest, clearest-writing dermatologist that I've met here. I've learned a great deal from him.
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Feb 9, 2014
Do your penis suppose to feel like it's irritated or tingling after a couple of days you took your chlamydia medicine n plus I stay peeing allday
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Jan 27, 2017
Dr. Dohan was able to answer my concern about PDT Treatment for Actinic Keratosis with a calming reassurance..
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I did some research online, and believe I may have a small venous ulcer caused by edema, which I do have because of polycystic kidney disease. Recent bloodw...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for responding. I used it on my eyelids. A friend said it worked great and i saw her results, they were significantly improved. I looked it up and tons of revi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I started to use it one week ago, under my mouth. I don't using other products, and I use it at night, I don't go outside. I'll keep your advice, I'll use it just 3 time...Read More

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Springfield, MA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
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