Dr. Michael Tomeo

Dermatology
Meadowbrook , PA
40 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dermatology Center

JENKINTOWN

Address

1650 HUNTINGDON PIKE , Suite 354, JENKINTOWN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Aetna

Advanced Dermatology Center

Meadowbrook , PA

About

Bio

Expert in General Dermatology 25years + Clinical experience

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

692 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
No : The later in life that you experience chicken pox may actually be beneficial in protecting one from shingles later on.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: I would advise using salicylic acid in the morning and retinol at night to avoid irritation.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Close contact : Meningitis is an inflammation from infection of the tissue layers that envelop the brain and spinal cord. The infection is usually viral but can be ba... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Mouth to mouth or mouth to genital kissing can spread herpes in it's active form -- herpes simplex is a viral disease and is spread form person to per... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Mupirocin is a very effective topical antibiotic that is used to treat impetigo (a cutaneous form of strep/staph infection).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Vitamin E: At high levels of vitamin e , you could be more prone to bleeding and bruising.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
1-3 days: After the initial redness or discomfort , the shingles rash will start to vesiculate (blister) after 24-72 hours.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Uncertain rash: Hard to say why your rash is only on your forearms but could be that those skin areas are exposed to the sun or other elements in the environment
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Itchy bumps: Can be eczema and eczema is often worsened by cold weather. Try a 1% Hydrocortisone cream (OTC) as a first tx. if the condition does not improve , vis... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Warts take up volume in the skin and when removed can leave a divot
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Anti-pruritics: There are many ingredients in anti-itch creams including menthol , phenol , oatmeal , pramoxine , benedryl and hydrocortisone
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Most likely: The antifungal that you have is effective for fungal skin disease Tx. In the groin area you may have yeast or fungus or a mixed infection and the Bute... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Intertrigo is a red rash between skin folds and can be the result of yeast , fungus or bacteria build-up in those areas associated with moisture. It c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hyperkeratosis: The wart virus causes the development of thickened skin like a callous. The treatment is to remove the dead skin by paring it down. Can be done at hom... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: A nodular Melanoma can show ABCD in many ways It can be asymmetrical , border irregular , color variegation and certainly size greater than 6 MM. But... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not much: The alcohol content will "burn" but not cause any permanent damage --- flushing the eye with water or an eye moisturizing solution should be all that... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Halo Phenonomen: Moles , in particular Nevi can develop a depigmentation (loss of pigment) around them referred to Halo Nevus phenonomen as a result of inflammation ar... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Transmission is generally from skin to skin contact. However , a wet towel recently used by an infected person could potentially spread infection to a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nail hygiene: The less you do the better --avoid nail polish and nail polish remover as much as possible and definitely avoid "fake" nails ---do not pick at nails o... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Cyst: The growth on your back could certainly be a cyst that has a central pore. The opening is the dilated pore and with side-ways pressure may express som... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Inflammed bump: The red bump could signify a small cyst and in of and itself is not problematic. However, if it gets bigger or more painful then have it evaluated by ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
12hrs: The drug can stay in your system for awhile but will slowly be metabolized by 50% over a 12 hour span of time ..
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Growth: If the growth is a bit irregular or has a rough surface --could be a wart If the growth is a smooth white bump ---could be a cyst. Lastly if it is a s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Proceed carefully: The use of Anabolic steroids is oftentimes controversial. They certain can build muscle mass. However they need to be used judiciously as they can cau... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Warts are viral and can enlarge or persist. It is best to seek medical advise to remedy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Lemon and Glycerine: Lemon juice does have "fruit acid" but in that form probably does very little to help your Acne. Glycerine basically an inert product that other than ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Bed Bugs: Yes , eliminating the bedding (linens and mattress and padding should eliminate the bed bug infestation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Nail pits: Nail pitting can be associated with psoriasis or Atopic Eczema but can also be unrelated and could be due to external factors as minor trauma.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Tongue and cheek: The best approach at this time is to visit with your Dentist. if he/she can not help ask for a referral to an Oral Medicine specialist.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not uncommon: There are individuals that are susceptible to developing pimples on their buttocks -- we refer to this as folliculitis. Wearing looser cloths that bre... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hives: You are describing Urticaria. If it occurred just after exposure to food allergens , it should fade in short order as long as you do not re-ingest tho... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Dry Lips: Try some Aquaphor ointment and apply frequently If no better in 2 weeks , go visit with a dermatologist
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time , but that can take months o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: High blood sugar in and of itself does not cause scars or broken skin. however , Diabetic patients can show chronic skin changes such as thickening or... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Complicated : There are a number of types of eds and they are slightly diiferent diseases based on their individual genetic abnormalities.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : More and more it is linked to the "metabolic syndrome" including hypertension , increased lipids and obesity. Also arthritis and some auto-immune dise... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hygiene: Elderly patients in some cases are not as attentive to their own hygiene for a variety of reasons.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Seen more commonly in the middle east and south america and parts of asia.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Seeding of the skin resulting in abscesses and ulcers.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
There are a few: Vusion or medicated triple paste are good options.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not necessarily : It is an inherited and genetically based immunologic disease -- it can be precipitated by stress or infections though.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Like most cancers --- the tumors are at first localized but if left untreated can spread to other areas or organs (i.e. Metastasis).
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Most common in the child but can be seen in adults.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not typically : Lice infestations can result in secondary bacterial infections due to scratching.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
No : You'll need systemic prescription anti-yeast tx.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Diabetics who run high blood sugars are more susceptable to skin infections.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Very common : We see it in many schools and pre-school facilities.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : The very young and elderly are typically affected more so and have higher rates of loss of life or prolonged recovery by any serious infection.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Any topical anti-lice or scabies tx can cause burning , especially id left on too long if problematic , wash off , and try another type of tx.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes : Many topical and oral medications available.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tomeo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tomeo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sorry for the delayed appreciation. I knew sores should be covered, but everyone always said that you should air it out. I tried it, and it worked! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I think I have this and it has been a problem for a very long time. Post menopause, however, it became a disaster I believe due to lower immunity.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Currently 5 finger nails had been infected may i know what treatment should i take? I do nt want to spread to my others finger. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1987

Awards

Emanuel Rosenfeld (Top Pre-Medical Student) Award , Temple University 1979
Phi Beta Kappa (Temple University)
Summa Cum Laude (Temple University)

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
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