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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener

Dermatology
Cochecton, NY
10 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a Dermatologist in practice in Yardley, PA and Philadelphia, PA. My interests are in general dermatology especially dermoscopy, skin cancer, complex medical dermatology, psoriasis, rashes, contact dermatitis, and other skin problems!

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: New York, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

298 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Trauma?: Most likely, it is from trauma that may have gone un noticed. However, there is a condition called erythema nodosum which appears like bruising over t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
See dermatologist: At home treatments consist of scar massage and making sure you put sunscreen over the scar. Dermatologists have other ways they can lighten and thin s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They a... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
No, See your doc: Risk of infection is increased and Enbrel (etanercept) and other biologics should be avoided until you are healed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Not likely: Unfortunately, even if you did see a doctor, there's very little that can be done to get rid of stretch marks. Some methods of treatment include weari... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Ulcer: It sounds like your boil, or furuncle, ruptured and has no ulcerated. This requires frequent dressing changes as well as drainage if an abscess has de... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They a... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
It can: A hysterectomy by itself involves removal of just the uterus and should not lead to these symptoms. However, if your hysterectomy also involved remova... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effectiv... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Generally not much: Genital herpes generally has little effect on a patient's physical health, but may impact them psychologically due to the perception of having a sexua... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
? epidermoid: Epidermoid cysts are common cysts that occur from an invagination of the outside layer of the skin into the underlying tissue. These are benign cysts,... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
As prescribed: Generally, it is prescribed to be used once a day in combination with another medication such as benzoyl peroxide in the treament of acne.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Get it checked out: Moles should not be painful. A hard lump underneath the skin may be due to a deep component of the mole, but it is hard to say without seeing and exam... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is b... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing an image of the lesions you are describing. Maybe you can post them somehow or perhaps give a more detailed descripti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Transmission: Transmission of nail fungus is by direct contact with someone that has a nail fungus or with an object that has the fungus on it (fomite).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the siz... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Sun protection!: The best way to lighten skin tone uniformly and with no side effects (benefits actually) is to practice safe sun habits ( wearing and reapplying sunsc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Don't rub it!: Not sure what this question is asking, but try to avoid rubbing your skin if painful and see a doctor if you feel the pain is not usual or you see a r... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Time course?: If she has teligen effluvium she may lose hair diffusely a few months after her illness, although ivig should not cause hair loss as far as i know. It... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
?Psoriasis: Dry flaking skin on your belly and back may be psoriasis, particularly if the flakes are coming from raised red areas with thick scaliness. If you hav... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Steroids & preventio: This dermatitis may be treated conservatively, but severe symptoms may require topical steroid treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Several: Puva therapy, or psoralen plus uva, is an effective therapy but unfortunately has some side effects. It can make you sun sensitive, and it is very imp... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Endogenous insulin: The c-peptide assay is an indirect way of looking at how much Insulin a person's pancreas is producing. If you measure a type 1 diabetic's c-peptide l... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Genetic: Pxe is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning when 2 unaffected partners possess a mutated gene; they can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Depends: Depends on what kind of staph, where the site of infection is, whether bacteria is present in blood, where the bacteria was acquired, and the patients... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
No: Dont pee on your feet!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Miliaria: Miliaria or heat rash can occur at times of increased heat and sweating.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Syphilis? LGV?: Syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum can cause a painless genital rash/sore. See your pcp to get checked ut, and also tested for other sexually trans... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anes... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Yes: All Anabolic steroids (steroids used to increase muscle mass) have androgenic (male "making") effects as well. You can get increased facial hair, deve... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Yes: Children are susceptible to the same problems with ingrown hairs as adults, however, the decreased amount of body hair makes it a little more rare tha... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
No: Hydrocortisone valerate is a mid potency steroid while otc Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid. Therefore u would not get the same effect from the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Decrease inflammatio: Allergy tablets, I am guessing, are referring to antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine), Claritin (loratadine), or Allegra (fexofenadine) act by b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Usually not many: Its good to have safe sun practices, including sun avoidance particularly during midday and frequent sun screen usage.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Yes: That's as classic of a definition for allergy as you can get... Try taking an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) to see if you get rel... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Calamine and steroid: Use calamine to help dry and ease the itch early on and then switch to an over the counter steroid to help it when its dried. Go see a dermatologist i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bronfenbrener is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bronfenbrener is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Nov 30, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Itchy all over and guests In my house start itching too! Why??
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thank you doc. its a mixture of shape like straight lines, u shape and line crossing .more like scratches..
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Thank you ! I will visit the doctor as soon .. Your answer is very useful for me thank you again ..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 2012MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha - Junior Selection
Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Robert Wood Johnson
S Oakley Van Der Paul Award, Rutgers University
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