Doctor Q&A for Dr. John Ebner

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Excisional Biopsy: Since the X-rays and MRI are inconclusive, it would be prudent to have one of the lumps removed for pathological evaluation (excisional biopsy). It i ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Infection Likely: I would make sure to have this evaluated by your doctor. Given your medical history and the medications you are taking (Humira), you might have a ski ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Be Patient: Acne is a stubborn condition and is a slow responder to treatment for most people. You will need to give it at least 2 months before you rule Bactrim ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Herpes can spread: If you have a cold sore (Herpes Simplex infection), it is quite possible to see it spread to other break out areas around the face. However, this is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Clarification Needed: I am not sure of what you are describing, because sea water does not cause a tan. You may be describing skin darkening after some sort of treatment ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Almost Impossible: If you picked up the bloody tissue with your bare hands and then washed them afterwards with soap and water AND you do not have a fresh cut or a wound ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Sun protection: Allergic reaction to the henna. The most important thing you can do for the next several months is to aggressively protect the skin from sun exposure. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a common wart (verruca vulgaris) on your face would potentially turn into a skin cancer. However the risk is not zero. A ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Should be fine: I do not see a problem with combining permethrin cream and calamine lotion. It may even provide some benefit in spreading the permethrin more evenly ... Read More
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