Doctor Q&A for Dr. Frank Armstrong

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotic OTC s: There are essentially three common OTC antibiotic ointments. First is Bacitracin. Second is Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) which is Bacitraci ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Despite big work up, would give empiric trial of antiviral: Sounds like quite a work up, however if it's a recurrent, painful, blistering rash in the same location, it's herpes until proven otherwise. If the b ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Need work up: I would check lab tests to rule out anemia, thyroid disease and hormonal imbalance. Take biotin daily, eat protein at 1gm/1lb of bid weight per day. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Possible heat rash: Tough to say without pictures. Sounds like miliaria or heat rash. Apply cool compresses, Aveen baths and aveeno (oatmeal) blue cap eczema care OTC a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be ok: I would recommend sunscreens and dun ptotective clothing. Traditionally the tetracyclines and quinolones are more likely to make you sun sensitive ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
They can help: Scarring from acne comes in several types. Treatments that help include fraxel and CO2 laser resurfacing, micro needling, subcision, chemical peels, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Allergic dermatitis: Given that the rash has spread to both arms, that rules out herpes/ shingles. If itchy, try OTC cortisone twice a day and oatmeal baths. Aveen w blu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnorm ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: When in doubt we treat for scabies. Usually presents with itchy rash from neck down. Worst at bedtime. Finger webs, wrists and belt line are commonp ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Armstrong
24 years experience Dermatology
Aluminum chloride: Try otc maxim or certain dry. If that doesn't work your optio s are: prescription strength drysol, Botox injections by your dermatologist, iontophor ... Read More
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