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Dr. Donald Shenenberger

Dermatology
Newport News, VA
26 years experience male

Locations

Dermatology Specialists

Newport News, VA

Address

11844 Rock Landing Drive, Suite B, Newport News, VA, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

Dermatology Specialists 11844 Rock Landing Drive, Suite B Newport News, VA 23606 Assistant Professor of Dermatology Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Former Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Navy Medicine East and Staff Dermatologist, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA Fellow, American Academy Dermatology Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians Editorial Board Member Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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Dermatology

Doctor Q&A

524 Answers
164 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
What medicine?: I can only assume your daughter is on Accutane (isotretinoin). The symptoms you describe can be associated with isotretinoin. My suggestion would be t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Good question: I only am just aware of the concept of "caterer condoms". However, if you are getting a reaction to them then one can consider a latex allergy or even... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Several options: Without examining you i cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Don't know: I am not sure what exact "remedy" you are using. Olive oil by itself will not likely cause dark spots to fade. Things like tretinoin and hydroquinone ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Be examined: It is possible the diagnosis of scabies was not correct. Also, if this was scabies the itchiness can take a few weeks to calm down. Your body's reacti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Maybe: Accutane can and does cause dryness of the nasal mucosa. This can cause irritation and possibly easy bleeding. If this happens farther back in the nos... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Topical antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is a topical antibiotic that is useful for gram positive bacteria, including mrsa.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Is this a cyst?: It may be more likely that this is a common cyst and the material you express is not calcium. Calcium deposits don't really come out of the skin like... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Difficult to say: It really depends on what specific problem you have. Acne can be treated to give you clearer skin. I would see a dermatologist to determine what exact... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
?Web space: I can only assume you mean a rash in the webspace when you say "between fingers". If i saw a rash in the webspace that is exactly how i would describ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
?Folliculitis: This sounds like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Staph can cause it. But there are other things that can cause a folliculitis. You s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Insoluble proteins: Cryoglobulinemia is a condition in which a person's blood contains a large amount of a specific type of protein called cryoglobulins. This type of pr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Depends: The chances of you having problems in your situation are pretty low. However, i cannot guarantee that given the limitations of this forum. If you ca... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Possibly: If someone's active herpes lesions come in contact with your skin there is a possibility of transmitting the virus to you. It is more likely to happen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Slow healing: The loss of a nail can leave the finger (or toe) rather unattractive. The new nail will grow from under the nail fold and out from a place called the ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Probably not: A dirty washcloth might be a more likely source of bacteria than a bar of soap. And if the soap contains benzoyl peroxide then it is pretty much not g... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: This sounds like a deeper, more inflammatory lesion and will not likely respond to topical treatment. Sometimes these lesions respond to oral antibiot... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: This could any one of a number of things so i would really recommend you see a dermatologist. It could be something as simple as dry skin (winter itch... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: The post-inflammatory darkening that can happen after lichen planus lesions heal can be a problem. Sometimes the strong topical steroids we use to tr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what kinds of acne lesions you have. Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, topical retinoids, oral and topical antibiotics and, ultim... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Report this: I'm not sure how this is regulated in the national health service but it should, in my opinion, be reported. Universal precautions are a non-negotiabl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Do you mean: "why" do molluscum bleed? If so then like any lesion on the skin, if it is scratched off the resultant injury may bleed. However, molluscum generally ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Stop the med please!: If you are on Accutane but not also on some primary form of contraception, and you are late then i would strongly suggest you stop the med and get a p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Possible: Some people can get a "heat rash" that worsens when the skin is hot and usually gets better when cooled. However, to really be certain you should have... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Depends on the med: Grapefruit juice inhibits an enzyme called cytochrome p450. If you take a medicine that is metabolized by this enzyme it could cause the levels of tha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Not a guarantee: Once this type of mark occurs on the skin then it is often permanent. Over time stretch marks will fade but the mark it leaves on the skin may always... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
A few options: Sore skin in a limited area may be a sign of a pending shingles outbreak. At 26 you are a little young for that but it not impossible. You should se... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Growth of cells: A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cel... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Not usually: I agree. Although I have seen a number of patients whose itchy rash was eventually their seroconversion reaction. I think about it with each "itchy ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a common substance used in over-the-counter and prescription medications. It will cause fading of skin color. However, the skin will ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Remove earrings: If these are infected the best thing to do is remove the earrings and treat the infection along with gentle cleansing of the sites. If it doesn't begi... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
It is possible: However, you should see a dermatologist to examine you. There are other conditions that can resemble eczema. One often cause of an eczema-like problem... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: See someone to help you determine what may be going on and recommend proper treatment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Ask one: Most dermatologists will tell you on their practice website what lasers they employ. You can certainly call an individual practice and ask also. Visit... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
A good first try: Benzac ac (http://www.Benzac.Com.Au/why-it-works) is basically benzoyl peroxide with an added combo of absorbing beads and glycerin all act to dry up ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are several things that can be used to treat hyperhidrosis of the palms. A dermatologist can help you with this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
A number of things: This could be benign or could also be a precancerous lesion (actinic keratosis) along with a number of other things. This should deb examined by a der... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Peroxide: Most commercial ear piercing places give out (or sell) a cleaning solution that contains hydrogen peroxide. That is probably fine but warm water is pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Resistant bacteria: Mrsa stands for "methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus". Staph aureus is a common bacteria that can cause skin and other infections. D... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Not really so: Other than covering up a bit and time that is about it. There are not really any ways to "reverse" your tan. High spf sunscreen may help reduce the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Wound care: Covering a wound does help protect against bacteria. And keeping it a little moist will help reduce scarring. A good general recommendation is to si... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Many: There are several things that can help. Probably the most common things are otc, like calamine lotion and topical steroids. Sometimes patients need ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
He needs to be seen: Your child should be seen for treatment. In the meantime oatmeal baths can help with the itching. You could also try otc topical steroids until you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Depends: If this in on you then a laser may help to get rid of it. If you are talking about a child of yours then often time will allow most to fade. It migh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Many things: Since warts are caused by viruses, often doing nothing will eventually lead to their resolution. However, lots don't get better on their own. Surpri... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Cyst: Cysts generally are well-circumscribed. Often they have an opening in the skin (called a punctum) from the skin pore it originated from. They are be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Drug reactions: While most medication reactions will occur fairly early in the course of treatment an allergic reaction can happen at any point in therapy. Any suspi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Many things: Acne is a consideration. However, I am also wondering if this is something you may be coming in contact with. This could involve many things. I would... Read More

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Jan 3, 2014
Thank you so much for bringing your expertise to this community!
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
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Oct 2, 2014
Contacted your office today for appt..Believe I sexually contracted Leish from Gulf War Vet 30 years ago. Only military docs would understand this.Hope you can help me get diagnosed and treated.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr. Donald Jacobson was also VERY helpful & his comment definitely made me feel safer/better. ☺ Again, thank you both for your time!! R.M.
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Ok have tried dandruff before. But note every day. I'm white so it might work. Using tea tree shampoo now it's slowly helping. Thx for ur time
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Thank you but I put peroxide and clindamyacin cream on and they drain green puss but seem to have gotten better. I absorb puss w pad

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Completed 2007

Residency

Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL
Completed 1999

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Norfolk Region, VA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Family Physicians
Association of Military Dermatologists
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