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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian

Dermatology
Ehrenberg, AZ
33 years experience

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Dermatology

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
May be.: If it is directly on your breast, it may not be a skin tag. Skin tags are usually found in folds, such as underneath the breasts, in axilla (armpits),... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Need to remove it: It could be any number of diagnoses, including a synovial (join-derived) cyst, a non-synovial (hair follicle) cyst, lipoma (a fatty growth, but rather... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Depends: The question is if you have "only" furuculosis (which reflect a deeper form of hair follicule infections, also known as folliculitis) or another condi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Annular: They are typically annular or somewhat circular in shape with a more advanced and prominent border and relatively more clear in the center. They are i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the ulcer. If it's due to stasis ulcer (decubitus), then a dressing such as duoderm is helpful. Also, bec there is usualky... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Perhaps?: Certainly, there are make up products that actually clog the pores and worsen acne. They are actually comedogenic. So assuming that you are using a no... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
50-100mg: Most dermatologists prescribe anywhere between 50 and 100mg a day. It is particuarly effective when there is a relatively strong hormonal component to... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Multiple causes: If she's only 21 years old and has anemia, the source of her anemia needs to be discovered and corrected. Most commonly in females, it it is due to h... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
silicone: I would certainly not use neosporin unless the wound is open and possibly infected. There is no good data on vitamin e and coconut oil despite the pop... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Not usually: Genital warts have typical appearances, although in females, they make require application of mild Acetic Acid to identify and make apparent. They typ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
SunProtection&others: Where do we start answering with this question? Do you have a few hours? Best starting advice is sunprotection with a broad spectrum (or micronized zi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Depends on rx: If you are dealing with a superficial fungal infection and are using a prescription medication, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely eradicate it.... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Rarely and temporary: Generally and realistically, this happens very seldomly in clinical practice. When it does happen, it's almost always due to water gain, and it is rap... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Possible Intertrigo: It is difficult to give a definitive diagnosis based on the information you have provided. However, as a general rule, those who are uncircumsied are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Good idea: Any kind of non-healing sore or lesion on the skin should be medically evaluated.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Antibiotic: It is a prescribed topical antibiotic effective against wide variety of skin pathogens/ bacteria commonly encountered in dermatological conditions suc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is certainly more potent in real clinical settings. However, it is quite concentration dependent. I do not find the 2% concentrations to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Ignore: Do NOT pick your acne spots as it can cause scarring Do also wear sunscreen if developing darkspots.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
It depends on exam: It all truly depends on your skin examination and history. The likely possibilities are a phototoxic reaction due to sun exposure brought about by use... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Unknown.: Lamisil (terbinafine) decreases the clearance of caffeine by about 20%. U need to be careful if u have a condition that can be aggravated by too much ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hydroquinone (HQ) +: I find otc hydroquinone based products generally ineffective. Prescription based hq products such as triluma can be effective in many cases of hyperpi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Prescription meds: Prescription medications containing combination products such as benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin can be very effective. Brand names in this category ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Oral meds: If you have already been given oral antibiotics and they have not helped, then low-dose Accutane for a few months can be very effective.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: The question is what is the underlying cause of the discoloration. Usually some sort of inflammation precedes it. This could be due to an irritation d... Read More
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Medical/Graduate school

UCLA
Graduated 1989MD
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