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Dr. Robert Berger

Dermatology
White Plains, MD
42 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

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: That is why a lot of women tan their legs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes but be aware that moisturisers can worsen acne. Would take vitamin E (otc) tablets, 1000 iu once/twice day -may help dryness, otherwise may have t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Irritation: When tweezing, you are ripping hair out by the roots, causing irritation to the hair follicle(can also get scarring be careful), whichnmanifests itsel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Leave on for 10- 15 mins before getting into shower, use daily and rotate shampoos, using a tar based/nizeral/headnshoulders if not helpful see a derm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Depends: Alopecia areata is treated several ways, inherited hair loss or global alopecia much less therapy. See a dermatologist to sort out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: As well as itch.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Unsure: A tan can take a few months to fade, but the longer it stays, the longer unlikely from a sun exposure, but will not fade if repeted sun exposure. As ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Dry skin: Best guess is dryness, perhaps related to thyroid. Would use a good otc moituriser(any type) if not help see a dermatologist to determine if that is t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes and no: May be helpful for acne, but too aggressive amy actually worsen acne-be very careful i would partner with a dermatologist to coordinate. Will not effe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Several ways: Best is saline injections, or other injections, if very small, laser may be better. Would see a dermatologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not sure: If there awhile may be sun damage (hence the term red neck), vs a type of eczema/ or vascular growth a dermatologist can tell which it is.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cannot: Can only control it until you outgrow. If otc acne washes and creams not helpfull, then would see a dermatologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Time/creams: Most will fade on their own, may take months to do so, and sun will keep dark. If you are using a retinoid for your acne, that will also help to fade,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Acne scars are typically deep, this means topical treatments will not work. Current best options are fractionated lasers for relatively superficial ac... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not sure: Soinds like may be eczema from dry skin-would get a dermatologist to check out to make sure.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Depends: Usually either eczema, but could also be an allergy, would see a dermatologist to sort out.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
See a dermatologist: Most important to make sure is not a boil. If is deep, may require oral therapy. Would see a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Both: Start with gyn/endo to get cycle under control and at same time or after a bit derm to finish off acne.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Red spot: Red spot or bump tender.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not 3rd degree: Blister means is 2nd degree not 3rd. Removal is a judgement call. Most would try to leave blister intact as long as possible unless interferes with fu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Red area: Red splotch or bump, usually very tender, not itching.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not easy: Fordyce spots are sebaceous (oil) glands. Not understood why they enlarge, but sun, smoke and irritants may worsen, esp whitening brightening toothpas... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not neccessarily: Usually would like to wait 6 months before re starting, sometimes other treatments work very well after Accutane even tho failed prior. Have never see... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Maybe: Smell usually from bacteria and sweating try cleaning with hibiclens antibacterial soap. Put on undiluted and leave on for 30 secs. Generic ok.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Time: Will eventually fade without treatment. Some light therapy may speed up healing. Consult a derm for this.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cleanse: Oils trap dirt so soap clenas in part by removing oils.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: 2 different issues blemishes are active lesoins that cause dark spots totally different treatments. Would coordinate with a dermatologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Would not: Tanning worst thing you can do to skin either from sun or bulbs. Accutane makes you more sensitive to tjese rays.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not sure: Is a general cleansing agent, so not sure how would work for eczema, may actually worsen as an irritant. Would consul a dermto control.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Yeast does not cause acne would not help or is not acne.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Depends: Would use a gentle cleanser instead of shampoo(ketoconazole) and would not use any creams before a f acial as they must be remove prior and may interf... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Maybe: Sometime as heals istches, but when reactivates can itch as well as burn.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Usully only very small childrenunder 2 are affected by diet -does not matter what you eat.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Does not, hair dryers/color/perm/scratching does.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Sun: Do not smoke, avoid the sun and avoid trauma.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, but may lead to irritation. Shaving gel better.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes, but: Can use but most likely will not help.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Depends: Oily skin is genetically determined. To keep undr control gentle cleansing not scrubbing with just about any cleanser, can use some acne washes as wel... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
See MD asap,: Need tetanus shot, so seed md asap, in mean time clean with hibiclens(otc) soaks for 10-15 minutes/day. Culture will determine best antibiotic to use,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Can get it anywhere the skin is contacted by infected skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Until injury response is done may darken, also will darken with sun exposure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, also chest. If does not respond to dandruff shampoos, get it checked by a dermatologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes also look for dr. Dan's which is chapstick with a mild Hydrocortisone in it, and is otc, try vitamin E 1000 iu once/twice day.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Some: Try a benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid cream/wash(one each) consider a clarisonic brush to cleans do not scrub. If not controlled need rx meds- wou... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Can be: Any food that restore natural bacteria can help. Plain vanilla yogurt has been used topically as well.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Varies: Usually 1-2 weeks, faster head, slower feet.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Hormones are regulated by the body, unable to manipulate in any way that I am aware of.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Varies: Some clear first month some clear after finish last dose. Most improve 3rd or 4th mo.

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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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