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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz

Dermatology
BOca Raton, FL
20 years experience male

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

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373 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Sunscreen: Avoid being outdoor if possible when the sun is the brightest (10-2). Wear a sunscreen that is broad spectrum and an spf of 30 or higher. You can al... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Infection: Thrush is an infection with a yeast typically candida. A common cause is after completing a course of antibiotics which can alter the normal homeostat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Striae: Long term use of topical steroids can lead to atrophy or thinning of the skin. Stop using the steroid, there are non steroid based alternative treatme... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Possible: It is possible because it is an infectious condition, though transmission through this mechanism is unlikely.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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See your derm: A nonhealing sore on the body, especially the lower leg can be concerning. See your dermatologist who can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Many causes acne: While there are many theories and causes for acne, severe acid reflux has not been shown to have a direct correlation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Only water weight: You will lose weight...But it is water weight and you risk dehydration. This is not a good weight loos strategy nor safe.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Is this a line: Is clickr skin care a brand of products? For acne the otc products are usually sal acid and benzoyl peroxide based and are effective for mild comedon... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Genetics: Skin elasticity is a function of genetics and photo aging. In other words your genes matter but so does your behavior throughout your life. The more s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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S aureus: Staph aureus is a bacterial infection that can be spread in many different ways, including physical contact.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disea... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Most likely: Angiokeratomas are benign dark red or purple papules (bumps) on the scrotum. It may be worthwhile to have a dermatologist take a look to be certain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes: Let the pediatrician have a look....It may be a classic case of diaper rash, or perhaps it is a yeast infection which may account for the pain with di... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
See your derm: A red growth on your nose that is not a pimple should be checked by your dermatologist. My concern would be a skin cancer which in this area can mimic... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Lots of options: There are so many options, please see a board certified dermatologist in your area. Some examples: hydroquinone, azaleic acid, tretinoin, chemical pee... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Milia: It is likely you have milia, which are benign tiny cysts on the skin. A dermatologist or urologist can often easily remove these growths in their offi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes: This sounds like milia, which are blocked hair follicles and can appear as small firm dome shaped white bumps.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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See your ob or derm: Without looking at the growths it is hard to tell, but it sounds like genital warts. Another possible diagnosis would be skin tags.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Dermatographism: You are describing a condition called dermatographism. When you scratch you are causing mast cells in your skin to release histamine the itch and swel... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Get some blood work: Unexplained painful bruising on the legs may indicate a problem with your blood levels or even clotting. See your primary care doctor for a complete w... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Abscess: This sounds like an abscess. See your dermatologist or obgyn for a proper examination, and to get the medication you may need to treat this.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Tough to treat: Redness from rosacea is one of the more difficult parts to treat. Metrocream helps with the acne like bumps and may slightly improve the redness. It w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Eczema: It sound like eczema...Try a moisturizer like cerave cream twice a day as well as Hydrocortisone cream until you can see a dermatologist to get a pres... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Variable: Most commercial insurance will cover this procedure. If you are paying privately you need to discuss this with your mohs surgeon. In my practice we di... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Either is possible: Either is possible, but given his age and presenting concerns i would recommend a discussion with the pediatrician, who may do some routine blood work... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Stress can have very powerful impacts on the skin . One manifestation can be acne.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
See your doctor: Unexplained bruising may represent a serious condition such as anemia or a clotting disorder. See your doctor asap for further evaluation including so... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Hand dermatitis: It sound as though you have a condition called dyshidrotic dermatitis. It is made worse during dry weather and exacerbated by scratching. Be careful ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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No: I would avoid its use.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Dont: Dont cut your cuticles to keep them healthy rub some vaseline in the nail beds.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
See derm: I advise you to see a dermatologist for thorough exam and diagnosis, but in the interim try otc hydrocortisone cream
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes and no: The low carb is ok, the low fat may affect the medication's absorption.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Specialized technique: Mohs micrographic surgery is a margin control tissue sparing procedure that has the highest skin cancer cure rates while minimizing the size of a scar... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Colonization: You may be a staph carrier, and continue to reinfect yourself. Consider having a nasal swab done at your doctors office to determine if this is true. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Varied: As a combo cream it may be used for a rash that your doctor believes has a fungal component as well as itch.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Should be gone: Chiggers should bite and release, and not stay adherent to your skin. If there is evidence insect is still attached i would be concerned it is somethi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes: A fungal culture can be taken, as well as a skin scrapping that is stained with KOH in the office.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Gentle care: Gentle skin care: use dove soap for bathing lukewarm, not hot water apply an emollient after getting out of shower while skin is still damp ( i pre... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Xerosis: Your skin may be dry...Dry skin is itchy skin. You can use dove unscented soap and lukewarm (never hot) water for bathing, and apply cerave cream upon... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Varies: Incubation time will vary based on the bacteria causing the infection but can range from a couple days to a week usually.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Spf 30+: The key to beautiful skin is protecting it from uv radiation and environmental toxins. Eat a well balanced diet, wear sunscreen 30 or higher, a hat an... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Raincheck: Probably best to avoid swimming...You may still enjoy the party without going in the pool until your infection has resolved.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Talk to your doctor: It is likely you require an oral medication like fluconazole.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Bath or shower both ok after exercise.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Couple of weeks: Use the cream for a couple of weeks, or until the rash is resolved, then keep the area cool clean and dry. You can use an otc powder like zeasorb af t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Dyshidrosis: This sounds like a form of hand eczema called dyshidrotic dermatitis. Gentle hand care including emollient use and minimizing chemical and water expos... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes: Eye protection is mandatory, as this laser can destroy the pigment in the eye, and cause scarring and blindness.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Time: You may wish to wait it out, as it will usually resolve with time. Alternatively you may discuss with your dermatologist Imiquimod and tretinoin crea... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Varies: Depending on the severity of the the outbreak, most resolve in 2-4 weeks.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Retinoid: Though there is no ideal treatment to minimize pore size, you may consider the use of a topical retinoid, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing as effe... Read More
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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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