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Dr. Ben Treen

Dermatology
Dothan, AL
40 years experience male

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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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15 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Not typically: Usually eczema is somewhat poorly defined as far as it's margins. Well demarcated lesions are more typical for ringworm (fungal) or some types of icht... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Yes, but: Psoriasis can flare in surgical wounds. This is called koebner isomorphic response or reaction. The topical steroids often used to treat psoriasis can... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Difficult problem: Hyperpigmentation can be superficial and/or deep, frequently a combination. The deep can be very difficult to resolve, and may require the use of lase... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Scabies?: Sounds likely to be scabies. Seek professional treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 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 poss... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Dermatologist: Dermstologists deal with keloids frequently.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Maybe PUPPP: Puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) is fairly common, and is considered harmless to the baby, usually starts on the abdomen o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Need exam: Impossible to know the answer to this without an exam and detailed history, but you can try some "udder cream" often available in health food stores. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Depends: Tumescent liposuction using microcannulas can be very effective for oversized fatty breasts. If the breasts are mostly glandular, rather than fatty, i... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Not if off >2 weeks: Aspirin effect on platelets lasts for 2 weeks. If it has been a couple of months since you last took it, the effects have vanished.
A female asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Folic acid: Actually, Folic Acid supplements are an excellent way to accelerate hair and nail growth safely. This is a water soluble vitamin, and it is almost imp... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Hormones, diet?: Androgens ("male hormones" such as testosterone) are clearly implicated in causing acne. There is good circumstantial evidence that high glycemic inde... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Hand eczema: Hand eczema, also known as dyshidrosiform or dyshidrotic eczema is an inflammatory condition that can manifest as tiny deep blisters, skin thickening,... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
40 years experience
Varies: I try to tailor treatments to the individual. Benzoyl peroxide wash or creams help if you can tolerate them. In the office, i will almost always use a... Read More

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Debbie
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