Dr. David Sire

Dermatology
Fullerton, CA
56 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fullerton, CA

Address

301 W. Bastanchury Rd., Ste 210, Fullerton, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Dermatology

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Mandarin, Romanian

Doctor Q&A

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Usually a few days: If the bacteria are sensitive to the antibiotic and the dose is proper and the medication has been taken properly it should show improvment in a few ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Return to your surge: You should return to the surgeon who performed the proceedure and have it evaluated.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Probably not: This time of year in a newborn the most common causes of this are heat rash (miliaria) or irritation from clothing or detergents. She would have to b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
It will not work: Adapalene is not a treatment for cystic acne. Your may need and oral antibiotic or perhaps anti androgens if it is realated to hormones in a female.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes: A carbuncle is a large area of multiple infected hair follicles. It was more common in past times before antibiotics. Infections of the hair follicl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Address the hair: If these are caused by ingrown hairs in a person with curly hair, at some point you need to address the hair. There are shaving techniques if this is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Depends on scar: Treatment for acne scarring depends on the type of scar. Atrophic scarring responds to peeling or fillers. Elevated thick scars need intralesional s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Not necessarily: A single ingrown hair may be a cyst or an enlarged pore that may need a different therapy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Topical antifungals: Depending on the type of fungus that is present, there are a variety of topical antifungals. Sometimes they infect the palms as well as the plantar s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes: Irritation from the Aldara (imiquimod) means that your body is mounting an immunological response. You need to have this evaluated by your physician ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Varies : There are many ways to treat "pimples". If they are related to acne we frequently employ a combination therapy with retinoids, Clindamycin and benzoy... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Have it examined: The nevus needs to be seen and evaluated by and experienced dermaologist is give and answer.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Not likely: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation for systemic disease to sun damage. Treatment for the hyperpigmentation depends upon its cause. I am not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Bleaching agents: Post inflammatory pigment in the skin especially if you are darked complexioned requires not only treatment with topical agents but sun exposure prote... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds like a bacterial infection of the hair follicles. You should be seen and evaluated by your dermatologist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Symptomatic : Treatment depends on the severity of the reaction. After stopping the medication the symptoms of the reaction need to be treated. Treatment varies d... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Photosensitivity: There are several conditions that make our skin sensitive to the sun. They vary from internal conditions to contact dermatitis. You should see a der... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Needs evaluation: This sounds like a problem that needs evaluation by a physician. This is not a side effect of Aspirin although tinnitus or ringing in the ears may be... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) must be continued for pattern baldness to maintain the effect.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
See a Dermatologist: Nodulocystic acne is a serious kind of acne vulgaris because of the deep inflammation and cysts that form which tend to scar. It requires a dermatolo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Several causes: Fingernail pitting can be caused by a variety of skin conditions. It represents parakeratosis in the nail matrix area. This can be caused by inflamm... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque an... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Dyshidrosis : There could be many causes for this from an infection from a bacteria or fungus to a condidion called dyshidrosis where we get tender sometimes itchy ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: Acne is caused by the hormonal stimulation of the pilosebaceous apparatus.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Dermatologist: It is always an advantage to use the expertise of the dermatologist. The dermatologist has spent threee years in a residency and has years of experie... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Varies with agent: The answer depends on the concentration of the corticosteroid and the corticosteroid itself used since they are not all the same. We use intralesiona... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Interstital fluid: The friction causes the separation of the epidermis and dermis. Into that space caused by the trauma insterstitial fluid collects which is slightly y... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Antihistamines: Although you did not state what the reaction was that your daughter had, usually antihistamines orally are the first line of therapy. If she has a sk... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: There are several chemicals that are released by the blood vessels that cause pruritus. The best known of these is histamine for which we take oral a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: Hair is a protein which is antigenic. Hair from another person can cause an immunologic reaction if surgically placed into the skin as with a transpl... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Photosensitivity: You are having a photosensitivity reaction to something either external like a photocontact dermatitis or a reaction to a photosensitive internal con... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Probably not: Consider a yeast infection or intertrigo in this area. Usually not heat rashes in a localized area with perspiration and rubbing although the heat ma... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
New program: There are multiple agents to use for hyperpigmentation including retinoids, and other topical agents. Often we use combinations of agents to increase... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes: If the area where the lymph node is drains the area of the infection it can cause swelling. See your physician and have it treaated.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Seek help: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition that needs to be treated by a team including your dermatologist and gynecologist. All of the symptoms can ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Trauma in sleep: This probably relates to your bruising yourself in your sleep. It would be a good idea to do screening bloodwork to rule out a blood condition which ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Usually toutching: Typically an area or acne on the face is the result of toutching the area with our hands or a device like a telephone. Sometimes it can result from s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Stay cool: Keeping the skin cool and using mild lotions on the skin is a good start. There are other skin conditions that can be confused with a "heat rash" and... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Seek help: It is difficult to diagnose this problem as it could be a contact dermatitis withour someone seeing and examining your skin. Seek help from your der... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
None: There is no one cream that works for everyone. Usually we use combinations of creams and cleansers and sometimes oral medications to control our pati... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Probable allergy: It sounds like an allergic reaction since the swelling goes down so rapidly. You need to have it evaluated by an allergist or dermatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Probable infectioin: This could be an infection with a bacteria, or a virus like herpes zoster( shingles) among other things. Have your dermatologist evaluate it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
viral infection: A recurrent eruption of tender small vesicles on the same area is most likely herpes simplex. If you have a prodrome of sensation in the area prior t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
No: If the viurs is in the genital area it can be transmitted by contact.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Be careful!: I am not sure what a "home chemical" is but i would be very careful in applying anything to this area without guidance from your dermatologist for the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes: The term is extractions of blackheads or whiteheads which are obstructed hair follicles. If there is inflammation or infection present the lesions ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 56 years experience
Yes: The size and volume of the lips are controlled by our genetic history. This is why lip fillers do not work well for patients with narrow lips genetic... Read More
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Feb 21, 2013
my haira re falling day by day and r ggetting thiner day by day i need help
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sire is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sire is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Sir,i really want to say thank u for ur answer..i m from developing country:) it is very kind of u to answer my question
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

Top Dermatologist , Third Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , Third Place, California - Summer
2013
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