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Dr. Shala Fardin

Dermatology
Sausalito, CA
19 years experience female

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Sausalito, CA

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Sausalito, CA
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Dermatology

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English

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33 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callous... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Lots of research: Cutting your eyebrows is safe from a health perspective. Eyebrows do regrow, although not always predictably. However, your happiness with the look ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a Doctor: Vaginal lichen sclerosis can cause serious problems such as permanent scarring. Most of the time it can be treated with high-potency (strong) topical... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: You can get poison ivy anywhere your skin comes in contact with the plant oils. However, it is more common to get it on areas of thinner skin, such a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Not really: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it;s often very difficult to treat the texture & discoloration. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: Usually hypopigmentation from inflammation such as in eczema will resolve once the eczema is treated, but it can take time. Remember, that area of ski... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Sunburn, Hives, PMLE: If you mean sunburn, the damage is done and Hydrocortisone won't help much. Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen), cool compresses, and skin hydration with... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: Not clear on your question nor timing of the "spots." most brown spots on the chest are from sun damage and form over time. Others are harmless age ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Either: Unless you are allergic to a specific ingredient in either one, both aveeno (oatmeal) and cetaphil have very good sensitive skin formulations. See wh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Have it looked at: Most of the time moles go through their own life cycle, and may start flat but gradually become raised over time. However, a sudden change in growth... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: Vaseline won't help the hairs grow any faster. The cause of the hair changes needs to be addressed. See a dermatologist to help find the reason behi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
I would not: There are much safer & less irritating acne washes out there! talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Psoriasis is common: On the head of the penis. It looks like red areas, often circular, and can be quite scaly or flaky. Psoriasis is not contagious. You can try a few ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
It depends: If the lesion is a congenital mole and is small, it could be surgically removed. Other.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
A skin cancer...: Most dermatopathologists consider keratoacanthoma a variant of squamous cell carcinoma and therefore they are usually fully excised (removed surgicall... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
No cure yet, but..: The color loss in vitiligo is due to loss of pigment or pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Why this occurs is not entirely known. Transplantat... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Unlikely: Razor bumps are due to irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs. Rubbing alcohol can dry out the skin and irritate sensitive skin even more. Try a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
It depends: Most dermatologists & facial surgeons will estimate the cost for you in the office depending on whether insurance will cover part or all of the proced... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Could be psoriasis: You should have it looked at, but psoriasis can commonly affect the penis, especially the glans (head), and can cause an often red, scaly, circular ar... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Sounds normal: Assuming this was a benign keratosis (seborrheic keratosis), and it was treated with freezing (liquid nitrogen) or electrodessication (burning), it wi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Unlikely : Nits need the warmth and humidity of proximity near the scalp to hatch. Those that do hatch need a blood meal within hours to survive, so it is unlik... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Great question!: Technically, the active ingredient in proactive, benzoyl peroxide, is in many over-the-counter & prescription medications and therefore these products... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Cream, but...: Depilatory creams dissolve hairs so that they wipe away. The hair left behind is usually softer than if it had been shaved. Razors cut hair at an an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
No cure yet, but..: Transplantation of normal skin cells or grafting of normal skin can be effective for vitiligo, but are not realistic options for most and are not that... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
See your doctor: You may have a pimple, ruptured cyst, or a true infection such as a staph abcess. Early cysts and abcesses may not feel as though there is any.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
See your doctor: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Derms know!: If you are seeing a dermatologist, the vast majority of skin problems are relatively easy for us to diagnose, as we see them all the time! there are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 19 years experience
Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous oc... Read More

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Jul 8, 2012
Sublime. Among the brightest and compassionate physicians I know. Send her a picture of any skin problem and get a differential ASAP.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fardin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fardin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Know why doctor tell you not to eat some food keep you safe. A big list of food and what additive they put in are food sort we might change
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My rash does not look like this so I'm glad this eases my mind that I don't have this.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 2003MD

Affiliations

Marin general hospital
Ucsf medical center
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