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Dr. Shala Fardin

Dermatology
Sausalito, CA
18 years experience female

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Sausalito, CA

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Sausalito, CA
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Specialties
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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 18 years experience
Sounds normal: Assuming this was a benign keratosis (seborrheic keratosis), and it was treated with freezing (liquid nitrogen) or electrodessication (burning), it will take about 2-3 weeks to fully heal on the chest and can stay red for weeks. Pink is normal, but if redder, painful, or crusting or draining, call your doctor. You can use a scar gel or scar pads (silicone) and avoid sun to help minimize the scar.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 18 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 area. It won't hurt the penis, but since psoriasis can have other systemic, skin and joint complications it is worth seeing a doctor--also because there are sexually-transmitted diseases and infections that should be excluded.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 18 years experience
Infection: Usually the term "boil" refers to a skin infection, such as an abscess, where pus and fluid forms in the skin causing a red, raised, sore, often with a whitehead within it and which sometimes drains. Boils may also refer to deeper acne cysts or inflamed epidermal cysts, which often are not truly infected (no bacteria present).

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
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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Thanks for your quick reply! How do I find out I am allergic to wheat

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 2003MD

Affiliations

Marin general hospital
Ucsf medical center
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