Dr. Robert Berger

Dermatology
White Plains, MD
43 years experience

Locations

Charles County Dermatology Associates

White Plains, MD

Address

4225 Altamont Place, Unit 3, White Plains, MD
Directions

Fax

3016454734

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

141 Answers
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. B... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: If from sun, will fade over winter (recent sun) . If from trauma will also fade. Other wise may need a bleaching cream or laser tx-would see a derma... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. B... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Laser: I assume by blended you mean flat. Color can be lightened in some cases by laser, texture as well. Would see a dermatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Some creams may help: First one has to outgrow acne, and until such time, can only control it. Many otc meds used to be prescription, and would try them first-benzoyl perox... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Pigment: Most likely pigment, which is common in aa skin types. Would have a dermatologist monitor as may be a mole/nevus.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not easy: Shaving bumps result from shaving too closely and get irritation(rash) and hair bumps. Can be worsened by clothing irritation(underwear line). Best so... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not able: I do not know of any way to do this and not sure is a good idea any way.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not related: Washing for acne is over rated, and too aggressive may actually worsen. If you cannot control with otc acne wash and ccreams, should see a dermatologi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not likely: If exact same locatiion may be herpes simplex, not zoster as reash usually does not re-appear that quickly. Would go to a dermatologist for a viral c... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Eruption on the skin: Located on the arms.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Several choices: Can use a cream , but cure rate not as high as destruction(scrape/burn) or excision. Best to discuss options with dermatologist. Size of lesion may al... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Possible: Could try rogaine, (minoxidil) but would coordinate with a dermatologist, also zinc(any amt ok) and biotin 2.5 mg/day.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Creams: Do not ever pick off, moisturize first. Consider using a clarisonic cleansing brush which may help as well.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Should be: May have to take once/week for several weeks if one dose not work.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: Usually have to numb area and remove excess tissue and ingrown nail. Not entire nail, which would be more expensive. Would guess 200-500 dollars as th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes, but: Not terribly common, but can be acne. Would see a dermatologist to sort out.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No real answer: Best is any change in color or texture of the skin.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. B... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not much: Very challenging. Ensure a dermatologist involved. Due to age very limited options. Most would uses a short cours of systemic steroids.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Should be: The most worrisome effect is depression and increased suicidal ideation, both very rare. I have had many pts take without issues, but would coordinate... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: If new could be irritated hair follicles, if old can be sun damage-need to be evaluated by a dermatologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Herpes virus causes cold sores.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Irritation: Irritated skin will burn with contact with water. Burning usually resolves in a few minutes, and will stop once healed.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Eczema: Long hot showers with deodrant/antibacterial soaps(or by themselves) will dry the skin, causing an increase in red/itching/ if appears as hives, then ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ice: Cold at first, with alleve or equivalent twice a day. Apply cold packs for 10-15 minutes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No one best cream: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. B... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: If new, and sudden may be from trauma, but if long standing, may be nothing to worry-would have a dermatologist check out, if new and does not resolve... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: Will age your skin and in combination with sun/tanning exposure will do so more quickly and increase the risk of skin cancer.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not sure: Could be an allergic reaction vs a type of eczema-need to see a dermatologist to sort out.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Most likely will not change dark spots from sun/iflammation. Need a bleaching agent and avoid sun exposure for that. Best to coordinate with a dermato... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: Not very lubricating, in fact may be drying so depends upon how much lubrication is needed.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Up to 2 weeks: Depends upon the degree of injury from waxing.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Never: Possibility of alopecia areata can cause hair loss in ears, never hearing loss.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Could be a boil: Would see a deratologist asap to rule out a boil/infection. May be just an inflamed cyst as well, but need to r/o infection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Gentle: Very gentle cleanser with no scubbing buff puffs or granules. Cetaphil most gentle soap.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Some: It is a form of protein, but most likely not as nutritious as the meat.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Will not unless you get a bad burn, Accutane can worsen scars, .
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Topical formulation is different than oral.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not necessarily: Depends upon dose but sometimes will continue to work for 6 months after last dose. Old lesions will not be resolved yet, should see a decrease of new... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Go to dermatologist: Needs agressive rx before gets infected. Soa in th e tub x 30 minutes each day and apply vaseline immediatel after until seen.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
See a dermatologist: If the black spots are where the acne was, then they will fade, bt if are blackheads, will just get more-see a derm to control.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends on pt: Would use one am one pm(bed time) gently wash am and or bed time, if not better in 6-8 weeks return to your doc.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: Use of an antibacterial soap only for the specific purpose of decreasing bacteria in the skin pre op or post op or wound care-chlorhexidine is best f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: Can transmit anywhere skin contact with infected skin. Remember up to 20% infected people are contagious without symptoms.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Several: Most common is a hydroquinone based cream with or without additives, followed by azaleic/slaicylic/alpha hydroxy/retinoic acids.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not usually: Used more for yeast.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Just a bleaching cream, will only help to lighten dark spots after heals.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! As an opera singer, This is of the utmost importance to know. Had a cortisone shot once, never again. 3 weeks to get my voice back to its flexibility and an audition rui...Read More
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Ok, thank you! Pain is localized to the bump, moving/rotating hand seems fine, just the bump seems to be the problem.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Will these cause lips to burn dermatologist don't know why my lipsburn

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

USAF Wilford Hall HAospital SAn ANtonio

Awards

Top Dermatologist , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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