Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz

Dermatology
BOca Raton, FL
21 years experience male

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Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Dermatology

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373 Answers
118 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Difficult: You want to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a medication like elimite (permethrin). You will tx your whole body once, then repeat in on... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
May be harsh: The astringent you are using may be harsh on your skin. See your dermatologist to design a treatment regimen.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Variable: Skin rashes from stress can come in any form. If you suspect this is the case, see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Insect repellents: You may wish to use fda approved insect repellents as well as sensible clothing choices that have long sleeves, tuck your pant legs into boots as well... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Difficult: Pore reduction is difficult...Some advocate chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and / or the use of a topical retinoid.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Not directly: We are uncertain of the cause and theories speculate it may be a reaction to a viral infection. In terms of stress being a functional immunosuppressan... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Insect repellents: You may wish to use fda approved insect repellents as well as sensible clothing choices that have long sleeves, tuck your pant legs into boots as well... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Contact: Exposure to infected items or contact with an infected person.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Bumps and itch: Typically red very itchy bumps, and specifically for scabies burrow like rash that is itchy and most commonly in areas of skin folds.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
No: If your concern is itch, you would be better served by using a topical steroid.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Yes: Anywhere on the body that has hair follicles can break out in folliculitis.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Not after bite: The bug will not remain on the skin, but rather its evidence will be a very itchy small firm red bump where you were bitten.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Theoretically anyone: Most people are effectively immunized against measles. However waxing immunity or lack of vaccination followed by exposure to an infected person can l... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Yes: Condyloma comes in different varieties. There are condyloma accuminata which are hpv related, and condyloma lata which for example are related to a sy... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Redness: Can be redness on the cheeks, and generally feeling ill...Fever, chills, aching, and a very red flat rash on the cheeks.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Yes: Tests ordered are accurate. The skill comes in interpreting the results and communicating that to the patient.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Margins control: Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for the treatment of squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. This is because of how the tissue is proce... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Lots of options: May be seborrheic dermatitis a form of inflammatory dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin. See your dermatologist for a proper examination, diagnosis and tre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Variable: Your dermatologist / mohs surgeon should be able to give you an estimate. Is will be a range because it is based on the number of stages required to c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is a complex condition also known as eczema. Recent genetic work has identified genetic mutations linked to the condition. These ins... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Subspecialty: Dermatology is a medical specialty that requires 4 years of undergraduate college, 4 years of medical school, then an additional 4 years of residency.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Help is available: We have terrific treatments for cystic acne. Some are topical others oral medications. Contact a board certified dermatologist in your area. They may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
It should not: Protect the skin from the sun, apply a high quality sunscreen, and give it some time.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Filling: Filling the temporal hollows can improve the appearance of the entire face.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Cyst: Sounds like a cyst / abscess. The drainage is a good sign meaning it is open, but it may require further treatment such as an oral or topical antibiot... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Should not: After treatment the rash should not flare. The best treatments are Permethrin 5% cream and / or oral Ivermectin depending on the severity of the case.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Uncommon: More commonly the skin in this area will darken or hyperpigment.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Good skin care: Be gentle to your skin: use dove white bar unscented soap for bathing, keep the water lukewarm (never hot), and liberally apply moisturizer (cerave cr... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size, location, and depth of the carbuncle. Also depends if it is draining on its own or because it has been surgically incised. May... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars can be thickened, depressed, red, ice pick or box car in shape. They may improve with time, but often require prescription strength product... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that an hsv 2 infection could cause such widespread blistering. It can occur if you are immunosuppressed. See your primary care doctor ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
? sun spots?: This may be a type of yeast infection of the skin surface called tinea versicolor. You can try an at home approach first...Apply Nizoral (ketoconazole... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Probably no relation: The fact that you have darker scars does not indicate diabetes.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Possible: A drug rash can manifest anywhere, but it is unlikely for Lamictal to be solely isolated to the groin.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Too many to name: There are a ton of options. If you want to start with a very effective otc cream...Try cetaphil or cerave.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Lymph node or cyst: It may be a swollen lymph node or a cyst / abscess. Have this spot checked by your doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Yes: It is ok to use both at same time. Check with your doctor to look for other signs of diabetes, including some blood work.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Many options: There are many options to improve skin tone. For example, a retinoid (tazorac, differin, retin a (tretinoin) micro etc). I will often combine this wit... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Folliculitis: This may be an infected hair follicle, or even a staph infection. Go see an ENT or dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and to get the proper treat... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, bu... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
? inflammation: You could have had some trauma while sleeping or inadvertently and did not realize you bruised the area. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor for ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Difficult: Though hard, it is possible if your acne is mild. Decrease dairy and soy intake. Drink plenty of water. Cut down or eliminate suggary foods. You may... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
See you doctor: See your dermatologist, this may be something else. A yeast infection should have resolved if treated properly. There are other conditions that can ap... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Sebaceous: Genetics determine the size and density of sebaceous glands...These glands are what makes the oil we feel on the skin. There are prescription strength... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Yes: Sebborheic dermatitis and psoriasis are different conditions with different causes but often similar treatments regimens. The conditions can even be c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Sunscreen: To keep your skin healthy, glowing and fair you should wear a broad spectrum sunscreen spf 30 or higher. You may also use a retinol containing product... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Maybe a biopsy: Some skin conditions are not only difficult to treat but also to diagnose. If you have not had improvement perhaps it is time for the dermatologist yo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
21 years experience
Unknown: There is not set amount of time...However, you should change out of a wet swimsuit as soon as you can.
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Apr 29, 2013
Nice Answers! Great job
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fromowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fromowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Thought Leader, Third Place, Fort Lauderdale Region, FL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Mohs MIcrographic Surgery
American Board of Dermatology

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