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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan

Dermatology
Agawam, MA
57 years experience male

Locations

J. Lawrence Dohan MD

Hudson, MA

Address

101 Coolidge , Hudson, MA
Directions

Fax

9785621200

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

5.5K Answers
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: A dermatologist will help you with the dots. No food will cause this.
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Instead of spray inside nose, apply a drop of afrin on your face. The generic -oxymetazoline----will work as well for less $. Try it before a social e... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a lung specialis: Do not go to er. Do you smoke? Work in a smoky or dusty place? Take any meds? Had a TB test? Hiv? Start with a pulmonary dr.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Breast milk: Do not experiment on your baby. Ask the pediatrician about formulas.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Could be blisterbug (where do you live?) or contact with some irritant. Possible shingles.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Exact diagnosis determines treatment ; outlook. Possible dyshidrotic eczema. Skin specialist much better than podiatrist for this.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Look up: Look up pink pearly penile papules. Look up Fordyce spots. Notice exactly where they are. If you find an exact description of your bumps, then you hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Stops growth: Miconazole is good treatment for several yeasts and fungi. Get the generic otc which is as good as the brand but costs less.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
There is no 100% saf: You are always exposed to some radiation at all times. The uv from these lamps is not very much. Pay attention to important risks such as care crossin... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are several classes of nsaids. Probably you can find one which does not cause hives. You may benefit from an antihistamine. An arthritis dr can ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Maybe eczema. Need to be seen to get best treatment. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Closys: Some people with this symptom are cured by changing to closys toothpaste which has fewer medications (chemicals). You can also brush with simple bakin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Emmolient: Rub in the cream of your choice, especially after in water.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Tell people to avoid: Do not invite anyone to "kiss my buttock" unless you are truly angry & prepared to make an enemy for life. Nothing vague about impetigo. Frequently im... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Artificial skin: Neosporin & denivir are useless & may be harmful. Liquid bandaid is useful. I use bioclusive membrane for this, but you need experience to know how to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Elevate legs as high and as long as possible. Cool water and lubrication will help. It will feel better every day & be ok in 10 days.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Probably you will be: Probably you squeezed just a pimple which will heal faster now that the pus is out of it. An infection is possible but not likely. Wash well. Antibiot... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: If both legs, probably not cellulitis. This type of infection usually causes fever & pain. If she has pus, fever, pain she will benefit from antibioti... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Unusual: Diagnosis? Very unusual to use this at your age. Typical use is for 5 five months for severe cystic acne. Primary risk is for birth defects, so y... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: But it will not hurt. The best way to get a cold sore to heal faster is to take prescription valacylovir 2 grams or Acyclovir 4000-8000mg at the very ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
IT hurts: The longer you live, the more likely you will regret it. Act silly in some way less harmful.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Safe: But may be irritating. Also useless, a complete waste of money. Best remedy to be determined by precise diagnosis: exam by dermatologist. Meanwhile tr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See your DR!!!: Kidney infections are never simple. There is always a predisposing factor which must be identified. There may be a mistaken diagnosis. There may be b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Why injection????: This is one of several nsaids. They are generally used orally & most are otc. There are always risks including allergy & stomach bleeding. They are po... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Throw away the neosp: Leave it open & wash it. The bandaid is macerating it so it is gooey. Throw away the neosporin as it is a common sensitizer which should not be used o... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Give it a few days: It will heal in a few days. No medicine is indicated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Yeast are there normally. Symptoms occur when they proliferate abnormally, often because an antibiotic has reduced the bacteria which compete with the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Balanitis: Balanitis is due to tiny amounts of urine under the foreskin. Wash it. Blot under the skin after passing urine. Castellani solution and Miconazole (cl... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Treat the warts: Treatment can clear the warts but is not likely to clear the virus. If you have sex with others you may transmit the virus even if your warts are gone... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Antibiotic therapy determined by the particulars of the case. Cellulitis is a serious infection. Not the same as sunburn, irritation, dermatitis, or c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Maybe: Eucerin redness relief contains green pigment. Green cancels red.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Normal: It does not cause hair loss. It will not make you blind, either.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
2 completely differe: Utterly different things. Each has significant effects. Both are treatable. See a dermatologist. Condyloma is a viral wart std. Prurigo is a nodule ca... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a urologist: A very simple proceedure will solve your problem.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Soak ; smear: Warm gloves outside in winter. Soak in hot water at least 10 min. Then rub in vaseline or aquaphor. Carry chapstick, rub into cracks frequently. Use l... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: These are the symptoms you hope to alleviate by using nasacort (triamcinolone).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Probably: It makes eyelashes larger. It will cost a lot of money for very small result. Do you have eyebrows? Alopecia areata? If you have a real problem, see a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Seborrheic dermatitis or eczema are likely. You may need a prescription for Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic oint. Do not use cortisones on eyelids. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
You can shampoo ever: Every day. Use a conditioning rinse if you like. Head ; shoulders make zinc pyrethium ; selenium shampoos. Selsun (selenium sulfide). Nizoral (ketocon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No harm: But no benefit. Waste of money. A 15 year old girl needs guidance so she will not do something she later regrets such as breast augmentation. Discuss ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not a spider: Unless you took the spider to an expert for identification, assume it is something else. Find a better dr. A spider bite on eyelid will cause a huge r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
UV: Sun, UV lamps, pregnancy, Addison's disease. Genetic variation is the big difference. Melanocyte stimulating hormone does not work on red-haired peopl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: How do you know it is allergy? Most rashes are not allergies. You need to start with a precise diagnosis.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: Why taking antihistamine? Which one? Hives for over 6 weeks is considered "chronic urticaria" which is usually not allergy. See a dermatologist for pe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Keep the cat inside: Observe the cat for 10 days. If it dies it must be checked for rabies. Check with your vet for record of shots to prevent rabies in the cat. Check wit... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Terbinafine pills: Take the pills. Short haircut. Shampoo daily with ketoconazole (nizoral). Head ; shoulders or selsun are also beneficial. Dhs zn is twice as strong as... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are many possible causes. Shingles will be painful ; on 1 side, not itchy. See a dermatologist. You may benefit from prescription cream.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Soothing: Used in the mouth or on skin it can be locally soothing. As a tranquilizer it does not do much. You might like it as a flavoring herb in food. If you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Spironolactone: Why stop it if it works so well? You may have pcos. You can take spironolactone instead but it is not a contraceptive and it is not likely to regulate... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Stridex ; 10% BP are drying. There are numerous products to rub on dry skin. You may like one of those including salycilic acid. Prescription spironol... Read More

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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 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
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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

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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