Dr. Erine Kupetsky

Family Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
18 years experience female

About

Bio

I am holistic physical, specializing in the complete care of children, adults and the elderly. I am board certified family physician with a subspecialization in dermatology and also completing a dermatology residency. I enjoy caring for all of your health needs and especially your skin care concerns.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Dermatology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

121 Answers
78 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Seb derm?: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp, face, ear, and central chest condition that appears as itchy white thin scale on scalp, and on the other area... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Can be folliculitis or kp. Need to eval or send a pic.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked : Your skin manifestations may be unrelated to your symptoms. Best to get checked by md.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: It may be inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis, which is a treatable condition.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked : Upper thigh pain can be caused by a lot of things. Musculoskeletal, nerve entrapment, infection (groin), are some of the possibilities. Best to go to... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: Stitches are required for lacerations that are approx 5mm or when the subcutaneous fat is seen. Location and type of wound will also determine if you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Raynauds: Cyanosis or blue discoloration of fingers is a vascular condition that is most common when digits are exposed to cold water or cold environment. Upon ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Clindamycin : Topical Clindamycin is helpful for treating a pimple. The skin should heal on its own. If your pimple isn't healing, see your doc bc non healing papul... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Selenium sulfide : Getting tv isn't really a function of what you eat- its a yeast that lives on most people's skin, transmitted in the environment, and some people reac... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hyperhydrosis: Excess sweating anywhere is hyperhydrosis. Causes can be drugs (tylenol, pain meds, antibiotics, cardiac drugs) physiologic (emotion, anger, response ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more seve... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It's fine: It's better to gently wash your hair everyday to keep scalp clean.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: A nevus is a mole and hs is an inflammatory acne condition present in skin folds. The 2 are different.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: You'll be able to see the baby in ultrasound in the uterus and have a pos hcg.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sure: Mixing alcohol and abx is not recommended though. Happy st pattys!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hpv?: People can have skin tags that they've had for decades around genitalia and anus. However, if these lesions are recent, it's important to have them te... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hemangioma?: Capillary malformations on the skin can present as hemangiomas (red-purple papules) anywhere on the body. With trauma, they can bleed. Best to have a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Topical steroids : The first thing is that you should limit wiping with abrasive wipes-water is good to wipe food away. Moisterization of all skin is essential. I like c... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes : For run of the mill folliculitis (superficial pus pimples) topical Clindamycin 1% gel or lotion with benzoyl peroxide washes (otc 5-10%) daily works w... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Pruritis that don't nessarily have a rash may be due to generalized dry skin, mites, bugs, lice, liver disorders, medications, eczema. Try locating a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Preg vs GI bug?: If you think you may be preg, you need to check with preg test. Otherwise, thus may be a stomach bug. Either case, you're losing electrolytes by vomit... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
MRSA : Mrsa is quite common esp in folks who have eczema. Take the full course of antibiotics and avoid in future by moisturizing/hydrating your skin. You ca... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: You need to treat with oral antibiotics.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: You can opt to use deodorant at night, which works best. Then use top steroid in am.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Slightly Elevated : With all the pregnancy hormones, it's common to have a slightly elevated basal body temp. In fact, most preg women experience hot flashes bc of this e... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Albuterol definitely can cause palpitations and shortness of breath. The reason is that albuterol causes tachycardia. Some people are more sensitive t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: If its bedbugs the red spots would be anywhere the bed contacts your skin and sometimes you'll have tiny blood spots on the bed. Notably you'll have r... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Derm: Nipple rashes may be benign or req a biopsy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: A cellulitis can lead to sepsis or osteomyelitis if untreated with antibiotics (sometimes IV abx are needed). Usually pain means persistent infection.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: In general multiple scraping inside the uterus from evacuation and curretages (d&es) is permanent and can cause infertility.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Antibiotics : If not too severe, tx with bactriban oint 2-3 times daily and pls remove the ring. If severe, requires oral antibiotic therapy. Best if get a culture ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible : Sometimes a "period" may be confused w the blood that comes from the embryo attaching to the uterine wall. Also, the pill is approx 86% effective and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked: Bleeding from the vagina needs to be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible : Alcohol destroys brain cells. There may be no way to tell the impact of your drinking days but excess alcohol should be avoided.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Recheck : Your ENT may want to examine you for nasal polyps.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stop use: A dark ring or hyper pigmentation maybe your body's response after it was irritated /allergic from/to the chemicals in these products. I would avoid t... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Lupus?: A photosensitive rash that's autoimmune may be lupus.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends : Bright red plaques that are moist itchy and odorous on groin can be candida. If pustules around hair follicle, may be folliculitis or scabies. Better... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
2-3 weeks: Permethrin cream is great for mite infestations. For scabies: it takes 1 week to really work and may req another week of tx. For demodex, may require ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See a derm: sorry to hear you are going through this. it sounds like you may be allergic to zyrtec. Have you tried allegra, (fexofenadine) which is not sedating?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: Ringworm (tinea corporis) presents as a red, scaly, ring plaque with central clearing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Vaseline or Vaniply: Apply vaseline or vaniply (free and clear brand) as often to affected area as possible. If that doesn't work after 2 weeks, consider getting rx for Pr... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: A lot of fms trigger and tender points are on the rib cage (front and back). The intense massage may have triggered some of them. So you may get pain ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes : A spider angioma is treated best by a laser to close the vessel. Sometimes if its really small docs can tx w sclerotherapy or electrocaudery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Red pustule : Staph anywhere on the body can present as pustules or abscesses.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Antiviral: Antivirals are best taken right when u feel the herpes blister (most often the cause of mouth/lip cold sore). Otherwise otc abreva is pretty good.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its compo... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Get checked : If these headaches are new you need to be examined to make sure nothing else serious is happening.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
YES!: Rogaine (minoxidil) is category c in pregnancy and may be safe while breastfeeding but recommend advice from OB because logistically, it can cause ma... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: White stretch marks are most likely from growth and are old. These are likely permanent. Purple stretch marks are likely new and, in the absence of ce... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kupetsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ-SOM
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL

Residency

Tri-County Dermatology'LECOM

Awards

Clinical instructor
Top Family Physician, First Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013
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