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Dr. James Seward

Dermatology
Charlotte, NC
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Charlotte, NC

Address

15830 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC
Directions

About

Bio

I enjoy the outdoors and speaking to community groups about skin health and skin cancer. I also enjoy teaching students and medical residents.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

346 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Pityriasis : Pityriasis alba is definitely a possibility or less likely vitiligo? I would try a good moisturizer cream such as cetaphil cream for the next several... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Genital : Genital warts can be spread from contact (skin to skin). Please read more about warts and see a picture and treatment options at the link below. I h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Perhaps : Perhaps this could be scabies? Scabies is the human itch mite that is passed from person to person. It is an extremely itchy infestation that can ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination but perhaps you have eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. See a picture and read more about treatment for seb... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is a bit challenging to answer without a clinical examination. Perhaps it is eczema or maybe psoriasis? Read more about these conditions (pictur... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Depends : Depends what medication you are using and what type of scars you are talking about. If they are hyperpigmented scars, treatment options would include... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but read more about melasma and see a picture and treatment options at the link below. Also, there is in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This could be a boil or cyst, specifically in that location a pilonidal cyst is very common. These are very painful, often recurrent cystic lesions t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Skin : Skin tags develop in areas of friction such as the armpits, neckline, under the breasts, and in the groin. It is felt they are due to friction, hered... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Possibilities include skin tags, hemorrhoids, seborrheic k... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is difficult to answer without a detailed clinical history. There are many causes of hives (including the most common causes) listed on the link... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I would recommend you see a dermatologist who has the right instruments and knowledge (and can make sure it is done in a cosmetically appealing way). ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Chemical : Chemical peels or laser resurfacing work best for shallow scarring on the face, but if they are ice-pick scars you will probably need to combine chemi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is hard to answer without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist to evaluate the mole and the bald spot but also see your primary ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination and more info, but perhaps you have dermatitis or eczema? Read more about treatment option... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I would recommend you see your physician for further evaluation and diagnosis/treatment options and to determine if these symptoms might be linked. V... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Nix, (permethrin) : Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin. But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Eczema and psoriasis are red and scaly but should improve with appropriat... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Sun : Sun damaged skin, also called dermatoheliosis, is due to the chronic changes of uva and uvb photodamage. There are treatments that can help. First, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Very : Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination. It is also possible these are benign sebaceous hyperplasia (fordyce spots) which are common in... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without seeing this spot but it sounds like possibly post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can take time to fade. I would recommend... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination and it depends on whether it was lanced or packed with gauze or surgically removed and/or given an antibio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Given : Given the fact that the mole is changing and your family history, i would recommend you see a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening and mole check... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, getting rid of acne is a challenge and takes a long term approach. Otc benzoyl peroxide creams/gels can help, but often prescriptions ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
The : The right treatment depends on the type of acne but there are many effective options. Take a look at my website which breaks down the treatment optio... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I would recommend you see a dermatologist and get this analyzed. Perhaps you need a different antibiotic or treatment regimen. It might be a good id... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical examination so i would recommend you see a dermatologist. It could be many possibilities, inclu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Acne : Acne is caused by hormones, bacteria, and other factors such as the way pores function. Read more about some natural acne tips (and prescription opti... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
There : There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Depends : Depends a lot on the size/location of the wart. Very important to get treated to make sure that you don't spread to others. Read more about warts an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I agree that it is important to treat the cystic acne first. Accutane is a good treatment for this purpose. Please read more about Accutane on the l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
For : For poison ivy, sometimes a patient will need a prescription steroid gel/cream or maybe steroid pills or injection. This can be evaluated by your der... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
There : There are several possibilities including folliculitis, warts, molluscum contagiosum, or eczema. Take a look at the link below to see if they look so... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Options : Options might include light liquid nitrogen cryotherapy to a select few lesions to lighten them, fade creams such as hydroquinone, the obagi skin care... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a picture, but it is possibly dermatitis or eczema. Any chance it is a skin allergy? I would recommend you try a gentle hydrati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
How : How to treat acne depends on your age, the location and severity of the acne. In general, a dermatologist can help decide whether you need topical th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Here : Here is another link to some of the common causes of rashes. I hope that helps.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I agree. I recommend my patients use a hydrating cleanser like cetaphil or cerave and then apply a moisturizer cream daily. If that doesn't help, co... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is unlikely shingles since the rash itself has lasted months. Perhaps it is a fungal infection or folliculitis or eczema or psoriasis? I would r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
There : There are several possibilities for this one including fungal infection, yeast, or intertrigo (a condition of irritation in the groin). Other possibi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Possibilities include fungal infection, yeast, eczema, pso... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Geographic : Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis) can come and go. It is harmless and has histopathologic characteristics of psoriasis. Perhaps a visit... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell what type of spider and whether this is infected without a picture. Any chance it was a brown recluse spider (those bites typically get ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I agree. There are several conditions that can appear similar to acne on the chest. I would get an evaluation first, and then discuss options with y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I agree. Curetting can work or a very minute amount of cantharidin in a very cooperative patient. Read more about molluscum treatment at the link be... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
This : This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Interesting : Interesting question, a bit out of my expertise. Sunbrella, solumbra, and coolibar are three companies that market to dermatology patients who desire... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
For : For a large wart, typically the otc remedies will have a hard time getting to the "root" of the wart. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for l... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Elizabeth Grattan
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Seward is an excellent physician who is experienced and well respected in the field of dermatology. He provides his patients with top-notch care and treats each patient with respect and compassion...Read More
Dr. Seward is an excellent physician. He is well liked by both his patients and his co-workers. His skill and knowledge allow him to provide superior care for his patients with compassion.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Seward is very helpful and let me know the different things that might be going on in my case and told me who I should see about it! Thanks so much Dr. Seward!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had similar problems- turned out to be rat mites from the Texas roof rat that lives in attics- if host dies then they come inside to feed
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have dermatologist who give me clindamycin, but she don't give me benzoyl peroxide. How about that? is that I have to buy it alone or wht?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I would like to read the link you mentioned but can't views it, please

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University of Louisville Hospital

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital

Awards

Excellence in Clinical Education, University of Louisville
Valedictorian, University of Toledo College of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Toledo College of Medicine

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
National Psoriasis Foundation

Publications

Rhinophyma-like Swelling in an 86-Year-Old Woman
Generalized eruptive histiocytosis
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