Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan

Dermatology
Agawam, MA
59 years experience male

Locations

J. Lawrence Dohan MD

Hudson, MA

Address

101 Coolidge , Hudson, MA
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9785621200

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Specialties
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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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4.3K Answers
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Relax: Dog ticks do not carry lyme disease. Was the tick engorged with blood? It is not absolutely essential to remove all the head. The body will shed it. S... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Duofilm is high strenth salicyclic acid for warts. It causes redness & peeling. You won't like it on your face. There are low strenth sal-acid lotions... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: But best results with twice a day every day for years. Generic minoxidil is just as effective at lower cost. Some people respond much more than others... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Want the truth?: You can live in a fantasy world of biotin, vitamins, diets, etc. wasting your money forever. None of these will give you stronger or longer nails. A d... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No, but: All these are a useless waste of money ; sometimes harmful. Why a hair follicle test? Collecting hairs for how long? There must be a special reason as... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Why?: Abrasion? Where? How deep? How large? Using any med on it? There is nothing magic about a scab. Wounds heal best if kept moist, not dry. Avoid peroxid... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: NO homemade facial will help you. Prescription meds and mechanical extraction of them will help. Tretinoin and adapalene gels are very useful for this... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Inflamed cyst: Sounds like an inflamed intradermal cyst which can be cleaned out with local anesthesia. See your DR.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Must begin with accurate diagnosis. Be prepared to discuss ALL birth control, all meds, all vitamins or supplements. Be prepared to discuss menstrual ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Typical ivy: Not serious but very annoying. Water is good for it. Soap or laundry detergent not relevant. Ivy reaction is allergic, not contagious. When you lie fl... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
OK: OK to use daily. Can use a conditioner rinse after. There are several shampoos to try, including ketoconazole (Nizoral), DHS-Zn, DHS-SA, Head & Sh... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Time: Post-inflamatory pigmention will resolve very slowly after the dermatitis is gone.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Balanitis: The most important thing is to be sure no urine incubates under the foreskin. Keep the skin back when you pass urine, blot or wash when you are throug... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Maybe: It will certainly wake you up. Why do you wish to "speed" metabolism? I suggest you define your real goal. Weight loss? Lack of energy? Other? Then yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Be specific: You fail to indicate WHICH antihistamine. All antihistamines need time to see effect. Some are more effective than others. What type of hives, what sp... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: No itch is ever helped by changing laundry soap. Probably not your body wash but you could change to a wash for dry skin (Dove, many others). Start wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Different: Allergy to the sap of certain plants ("poison ivy") causes itchy areas in lines and patterns. There are likely to be small blisters. The distribution ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See your DR: Need exam to determine if virus, other infection, eczema, etc. You must indicate that it is URGENT when you call.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Exterminator: Are other people also getting the same thing? Any animals? Are the spots in lines? Do you have little brown/red blood spots on the sheets? If you turn... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Sucker bait: Don't believe everything you hear or read. Drinking water is not related to aging. An "antiaging" cream???? Use it if it feels good but do not expect ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
OK but why?: Why apply clotrimazole to scalp? Also note that 2% is about as effective as 5% but costs much less.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Some foods can make the face flush. Alcohol. Hot drinks such as tea or coffee steaming. High capsaicin foods such as jalapeno peppers. But they are no... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: You will need surgery sometime. Best get it over with sometime soon.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: Check everything with your DRs, even vitamins. Consider ablation to cure your SVT. It works very well. Otherwise the SVT will get progressively worse ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
WAIT: In case of infection or other complication from tattoo it could cause cancellation of surgery. What is the hurry? Also keep in mind that most people e... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Probable acne. This is a matter of genetics and hormones, not hygiene or stress or diet. Some birth control makes it worse, some makes it better. PCOS... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Neither of these should be applied to a wound. Details matter. What kind of wound? Where? How deep? Caused by what? Clean or contaminated? Most wounds... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Do NOT use clobetasol on your face. If your problem is "dry skin" you can use vaseline or Aquaphor or any moisturizer. Clobetasol causes problems on t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not likely: But this plant is related to ragweed and may cause allergic reactions of various sorts. You probably have something else and need a DR. Echinacea is u... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: Recent zoster is more effective than the shot. Shingles may occur a second time but this is uncommon. Consider getting a shot in about 15 years. There... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Low: This med is not 100% effective but will greatly reduce the frequency of symptoms and the shedding of infective virus.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Where dark?: Pigmentation inside mouth + lower lip is sometimes due to this antidepressant. You may also have darker skin from other causes. Your DR can change you... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Ask the cardiologist: Sometimes a cardiogram comes with a computer-generated reading. Your cardiologist is probably more sophisticated than the computer, thus is able to pu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
NO: Not normal to have any fever after tattoo. If infected tattoo, there will be a reaction where it was done. If contaminated needle, it might be serious... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: "Birthmark" is not a diagnosis. It is not possible to speculate about this from your description. An exam by a skin specialist is the best chance for ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: But no benefit for varicella. Chicken pox at age 24 will make most people very ill with a high fever and thousands of sores all over the body. Acyclov... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See GYN or dermatolo: May be intertrigo, lichen sclerosis, or other. Diagnosis requires exam and treatment depends on diagnosis. Meanwhile, use a lubricating lotion after a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Unusual: Unusual to remove lymph nodes from groin unless pain, drainage, rapid growth, rock-hard consistency. The term is meant to convey the idea of lymph nod... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Perioral dermatitis is a distinct rash on the face, seen mostly in young or middle-age women. It has NOTHING TO WITH VITAMINS!!!. The most common caus... 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: ????TCA= tricyclic antidepressant???? Skin changes probably not related. Unfortunately you omit any details. Imipramine (which do you take?) may cause... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not aspirin: Localized marks on thigh due to something you experienced and forgot.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not enough informati: "Staph" is a bacterial species, not a diagnosis. Cultures from perfectly normal people often grow these bacteria. If he had impetigo or cellulitis you... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not so simple: Vaginal yeast is not an "infection". It is a proliferation of yeast which is already present in small numbers. The yeast proliferates because of sugar... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Relax: Most people have this virus by puberty, usually with no symptoms. The virus is shed periodically in the absence of symptoms so most transmission is fr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
NO!!!: Why injecting B12??? No harm, but is there a reason? No benefit except for specific B12 deficiency due to pernicious anemia, celiac disease, intestina... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Common: Best way to prevent scar is prompt institution of therapy within 3 days, preferably on first day. This is 7 days of valacyclovir 1 gram 3x a day or ac... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Not effective for th: The intestinal absorption of nystatin is nearly zero. It is used for yeast in the mouth and throat. It is applied as a cream or powder to external gen... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Hyperventillation: No point in ANA since ESR is normal. Need an experienced DR. Anxiety may result in overbreathing with respiratory alkalosis. You may also have spells ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Yes: This is quite common. Repeat infection occurs for the same reason it happened already. This has nothing to do with sterilizing sheets & footwear. ... Read More
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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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