Dr. Joseph Bark

Dermatology
Lexington, KY, Mexico
51 years experience male

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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

311 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is caused by a bacterial infection down in the air unit or follicle. This infection can because by many different types of bacteria and c... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Tick knots: Lumps felt after a tick bite could be several things. First is a granuloma, or organized bodily response by a large cells in the skin. Accumulations... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Ticks, bleeding: A bleeding tick bite means that the tick has bitten deeply enough to penetrate some blood vessels, making it easier to contract tick-borne illnesses. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream: This cream is an antifungal cream that has a little cortizone (hydrocortisone) in it. I don't use this cream because i feel it decreases local defense... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that th... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Arthropod Assaults: There are many bugs which love the human skin. One of a dermatologists most important tools is his eyes. That means that it is necessary to see these ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Pubic spots: There are about as many causes of brown spots in the pubic area as there are patients you have them! the most important thing about these spots is tha... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
He treated hair: Doing a double heat treatment shaft of hair is like putting a hair between two jeeps and running them in different directions. Hair will soon break an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Dermatitis: There is no way to tell what the causes of a patch of dermatitis is without seeing it. Therefore you must see a dermatologist to get this resolved. Ho... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Managing blisters: In general we try to keep blisters which are due to friction or to heat covered so that the skin can heal below the blister. Eventually they all break... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Foreign body, nose.: If any person who has a forgein body trapped in the nose; gentle blowing is ok, but don’t go picking there, because this can jam the object further in... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Viral throat infecti: Here’s the deal: you should see an ear nose and throat doctor and ask them to do cultures of the blisters when they occur; that way you will know mor... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Vasodilatation: While it is impossible to make the exact diagnosis, it is most likely an effect of alcohol causing opening up or widening temporarily of the facial bl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Lip/chin rash: Do you most important asset a dermatologist has is taking a look at the lesion. You need to be seen when you have this rash, and be prepared to give a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Hair: Hair conditioners smooth the tiny shingles on hairs so that they glide over each other easier.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Does: Does Radiesse (dermal fillers) ruin my dental x-rays?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Insect bite: Most likely, though this is not a diagnosis, this liquid is serum which comes out between the cells of the skin. It can be a reaction to inflammation ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Zit: First of all, don't pick at it! this can result in spreading of any bacteria present and even contagion to yourself and distant sites. You really must... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Dark skin: No. Don't even think about this concept. There are pigment lighteners for selected areas, but the use of the most powerful one of these is limited t... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Thrush: See your dermatologist and ask him or her if this is really thrush. At that time they may want to give you a special mouthwash or a dissolvable tablet... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Pockmarks: There are many ways to try to get rid of pockmarks in the skin. The sometimes they can be raised or elevated to near invisibility using injectable fil... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Cost of drugs: Lately we have noticed drugstores popping up on every corner in our town. I think that tells you where the money is in medicine. I don't know how to g... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Myxoid Cyst or other: Without a picture is very hard to judge what this lesion may be. The leading contender is that clipping the males have nothing to do with the problem,... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Contact Dermatitis?: It is very difficult to tell what this might be without seeing it. I have seen people who are allergic to nickel metal and who have contracted this it... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Conditions/odors: This is really an "apple and oranges" type question. The condition of the body is that state in which the body generally finds itself, but body odor i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Vaginal bump: My chief of dermatology very wisely used to say "a bump in the body belongs in a bottle!" so, go to your gynecologist and get this looked at and prope... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Filler problem: If you have a swelling in the area this late after injections, it may be very logical to use hyaluronidase for this problem because it may make the no... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Foot rash: There are many causes of foot rashes which need to be looked at by dermatologist. It is possible to have an allergy to something that touches your foo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Sunspot? Skin CA?: You ashould always remember that when you see something on your skin ANYWHERE, that you don't understand, you owe it to yourself to report to a dermat... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
B.O.: Degradation of skin cells is a smelly problem. Topical antibiotics such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t and topical Erythromycin may help tremend... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Depilatory: There is no cream which will permanently stop hair from coming back. We use vaniqa to slow its growth dramatically.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Skin lesion: A dermatologist's best tool are his eyeballs. If we can't see the lesion, there is no way we can make a diagnosis as accurately as we would prefer. Y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Baldness in women: Before this question can be answered it is very imperative that you find out the cause for hair loss. These are plethoric and you should be seen by a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Dense hair in males: Body hair in males is governed by genetics. You have to have the gene for body hair, and if you do it's likely that you will have dense hair as possib... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Yes, with an excelle: An agent that we use quite frequently in moderate to severe psoriasis is called soriatane (acitretin). It is a direct and immediate relative of isotre... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Intertrigo: There are diseases with results of this redness. The main one is called intertrigo, and is a macerative effect. By that i mean that the the skin swel... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Balls?: This description is fairly bizarre. I wish i could give you a better shot at diagnosis but with your description i cannot. I'm sorry i can't solve you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Bromhidrosis: Body odor or bromhidrosis is a very difficult problem. The first thing to diagnose is whether about the odor is really there. Often, the patient feels... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Bruising: There are many causes of bruising, some of which are quite important for you physically. If you have what is classically known as a bruise you cannot ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Sunsick?: Cannot answer this question because too little info has been given, but i can say that there are numerous skin problems which originate with sun expos... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Unknown skin lesion: A dermatologist's best tool are his eyeballs. If we can't see the lesion, there is no way we can make a diagnosis as accurately as we would prefer. Y... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Facial moisturizer: There are many good ones like aveeno (oatmeal) lotion which are tremendous moisturizer and some of them actually have sunscreens within them. In freq... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Shingles: Shingles is a condition in which the chickenpox virus or vericella is reactivated during adulthood. We don't know the exact cause of the reactivation,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Mole on the areola: Any mole which is changing in color size shape symptoms should be checked out. Remember the abcd e's of melanoma and realize that these lesions can oc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of s... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Cold sores: "cold sores, " and "fever blisters, " are both caused by the herpes simplex virus. But these usually occur on the lip skin and elsewhere on regular-t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Genetic Conditions: I would advise that you pick better parents next time. Check for parents with short hair on their feet, and don't forget to smell their scalps! see a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Possible angioma: There are many types of "moles." a mole really is a new growth in the skin but it's more of a lay-term than a professional one. Vascular moles could b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 51 years experience
Hand lesions: There is really no way to tell you what you have to seeing them. That is a dermatologist greatest advantages to eyeballs late on the lesion off and te... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx a lot. I would appreciate it if u could let me know whether it would fade on its own or with topical treatments since im not able to see a derm. Hope u mail me @dylantham2000@hotmail.com about it...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! she said herpes, but no culture, on ankle too, send u message with pic
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This made me feel good. Thanks! X-Ray showed Erosive Arthritis, will see Rheumatologist in week & a half.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Lexington Region, KY - Summer
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013
Top Dermatologist, First Place, Kentucky - Spring
2017
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