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Dr. Ben Treen

Dermatology
Dothan, AL
39 years experience male

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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
Dermatology 39 years experience
Not really: There are no magic creams that get rid of striae. Tretinoin and other retinoid creams have been used, but the visible effect is not very significant.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
Dermatology 39 years experience
Yes: The hormonal changes during pregnancy can result in darkening of the areolae, "mask of pregnancy" called melasma, and darkening of pigmentary demarcation lines such as midline on the abdomen. Bleeding growths called pyogenic granulomas are more common in pregnancy, as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
Dermatology 39 years experience
Yes: It is uncommon, but not rare for pr to recur. I believe it may be a manifestation of several viral infections. There is scientific data showing a possible link to hsv6, but not everyone with pr has tested positive for it in the studies. So i think it's likely that other viruses can trigger the same response.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Treen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Treen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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