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Dr. David Sire

Dermatology
Fullerton, CA
55 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fullerton, CA

Address

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

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Mandarin, Romanian

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds like a bacterial infection of the hair follicles. You should be seen and evaluated by your dermatologist.
A member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Yes: Since genital warts are a viral infection they can spread as any other infection. It is possible to have them be extensive enough to cover the area. ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Have it examined: The nevus needs to be seen and evaluated by and experienced dermaologist is give and answer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) must be continued for pattern baldness to maintain the effect.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Return to your surge: You should return to the surgeon who performed the proceedure and have it evaluated.
A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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.
A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Professional help: This is not a condition that you should treat at home. Deep second and third degree burns can be a serious problem which can heal with scarring. See... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Yes: Miconazole has a similar antifungal spectrum to keatoconazole. One can never guarantee that one will be better aganist a specific organism than anoth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation.
A female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Not necessarily: A single ingrown hair may be a cyst or an enlarged pore that may need a different therapy.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Yes: There are several agents which help to mitigate scarring. We like to use a topical retinoid as part of our program. The use of vitamin c topically ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Appearace: Botox has mainly been used to temporaily relax the muscles of expression which cause facial lines or wrinkles. It gives most people a more relaxed an... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
It is : Famciclovir is an antiviral drug specifically to treat herpes simplex and Mupirocin is a topical antibacterial agent. The package insert describes th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Have evaluation: You should have this evaluated as you may have an infection or a contact dermatitis. See your physican.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Several things: The flare of your acne could be related to the stress of your move or to increased perspiration associated with work or excercise programs. Synthetic... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Followup: Followup with the physician wh you are seeing who will know you and your case and can answer this question.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
By its cause: Genital warts are a virus infection of the skin and may be individual or form into groups which may cover a large area. A placque is a descriptive te... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Possibly: Recurrent skin infections are one sign of diabetes, but they can have other causes as well. You should be seen by physician and evaluated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Not likely: Fungal infections are not commen in this area. You need evaluation by your dermatiologist and a proper and appropriate skin care program instituted.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Topical or destructi: Treatment is based on the number and extent of the warts. A proctologist should check to see if there are internal verrucae and treat. If they are o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 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.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Allergy vs. infectio: I do not know how long this has been happening or whether you have and other skin findings. Based on what you have shared it could be and allergy lik... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Hard to know: You need to be examined by your dermatologist and if you have any lesions they should be examined to see if there are any mites or eggs still present.

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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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Thanks for your quick reply! It has been there a while.!!! he says its lyk hard skin feel could this mean anything
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! "pseudocatalase has been used with success for vitiligo" more info pls

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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