Doctor Q&A for Dr. James Berman

A male asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
It’s not yeast!: Odds are on this being a benign condition called lichen planus or perhaps psoriasis. Either way you’ll have more success using otc cortisone 10 twice ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Not that I know of!: Kind of an esoteric concept. I wonder where you heard this and why would you consider doing it when there are so many standard antidandruff treatments ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Pruritus genitalia: This is one of the neurodermatoses often triggered by stress. The more you scratch, the more you itch!. Try applying a cool compress wet to dry for 3- ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Not really...: In diseases like vitiligo (like what Michael jackson had), doctors will sometimes conceed that the disease is going to win rather than their efforts t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: It sounds like you may have a staph infection which you may have caused by using a dirty razor. It is also possible you are having a foreign body reac ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
R/o lupus: You definitely need to see a dermatologist and get blood work and may be a skin biopsy to check for possible lupus. This is a sun sensitive disease th ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Molluscum contagiosa: its impossible to be sure without seeing or biopsing one of them, but this is a strong possibility. Go to a dermatologist who may freeze, acid or free ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Herpes???: dont shoot the messenger but you need to go to a dermatologist and get a viral culture performed on the open area. If this breakout becomes recurrent, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
14-21 days: ya, a drug rash can last longer than you'd think! Aveeno oatmeal bath soaks and Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be your friends until then.
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