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Dr. Monib Zirvi

Dermatology
Warren, NJ
22 years experience male

Locations

Summit Medical Group

Berkeley Heights, NJ

Address

1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Summit Medical Group

Warren, NJ

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Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

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373 Answers
126 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Stretching: Stretching muscle groups prior to use reduces the risk of injury during therapy and exercise.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Overgrowth : Yeast infections occur most commonly in folds of skin where sweat and moisture accumulate. If temperatures are high, naturally found yeast on the skin... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Women: Myth: women often don't have significant chest pain from a true myocardial infarction (heart attack).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Take: Take a multivitamin with biotin and zinc to help strengthen nails.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Ask: Ask about suppressive doses of antiviral medication for frequent herpetic outbreaks.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Avoid: Avoid supplements which can thin the blood before surgery including vit e, fish oil, ginkgo & garlic.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes: Rashes on the penis can be from a number of causes including an irritant contact dermatitis or fungal or yeast infection. An evaluation by a physician... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See urologist : These may represent small cysts and can often be removed surgically by a urologist.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Antifungal : Low concentration bleach baths can sometimes help people with eczema. With a fungal infection such as tinea corporis or yeast such as tinea versicolor... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Dermablend: Dermablend is a custom makeup line which is matched as close as possible to your skin tone and works well to cover vitiligo. It can be found online an... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Topical steroid : A contact dermatitis is most commonly treated with a topical steroid cream or ointment. If there are any crusted or blistered areas, a topical antibio... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes : Some cancers in the vagina such as melanoma can occur due to a genetic predisposition or from a preexisting mole. Hpv infections can increase the risk... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Unlikely: Without having been exposed to an allergen and having developed allergies to an allergen, it is unlikely to develop anaphylaxis from the first exposur... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Zeasorb: Zeasorb or gold bond powder can be used to keep the area dry. If the itching persists, see a physician for prescription treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Hylatopic foam: Hylatopic foam is a non-steroid product which helps prevent water loss and drying of the skin and therefore improves eczema. See a dermatologist to ev... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Eczema : Eczema can cause fissures in the skin especially in areas of thin skin. Using unscented soaps is advised. See a dermatologist in the office to rule ou... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See doctor: Have area incised, drained and cultured. Start an oral antibiotic and topical bactoban ointment. See a doctor soon to have this done.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Be careful: Most home remedies have never been tested and may cause rashes such as a contact allergy. Excess hair can be treated with creams such as vaniqa, elect... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Depends: If there is a small area being treated, it can be injected though one site usually. Larger excisions need multiple injections to numb fully. However, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In additio... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Direct contact: Usually prolonged direct contact with a genital wart or a contaminated surface (fomite) can transfer the virus and start an infection. With early trea... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Biotin,: Biotin, zinc, and iron are all important vitamins and minerals for optimal hair growth.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes: Moles or nevi can grow hair. There are also benign growths of the hair follicle that can grow hair. See a dermatologist who may remove growth with a s... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Many options : There are many oral and topical products available to treat acne nowadays. Not everything suits everyone. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and trea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Many choices : There are a number of acne cleaners over the counter. Everyone has different skin, so what suits one person may irritate someone else. In general, eff... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Avoid picking: Picking at the skin may increase your risk of developing an infection or may thicken or lichenify the skin in the area. Either way, this may lead to s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Lichen Sclerosis : Ls&a (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) is generally treated in the short run using high potency topical steroids such as clobetasol ointment. Protopic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Sunscreen : Neutrogena spf50 pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock are safe and effective sunscreens made for people with sensitive skin. Anthelios can als... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: You should avoid any other sources of vitamin a while on Accutane as it may potentially increase the risk of rare but severe side effects such as pseu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See physician : See a gynecologist or dermatologist to see if the bumps are due to folliculitis, boils, or hidradenitis or another issue. They may culture the area an... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Genes and Sun: Some moles appear to genetic factors due to family history. These appear usually in early childhood or in the first few decades of life. Sun also can ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes : The discharge could be the normal discharge of apocrine sweat glands found normally in the nipple. If it is more significant discharge, it may be due ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Get allergy testing: Hives are usually due to environmental or food or medication allergy. See an allergist to get allergy tests done to determine what allergens need to b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Carefully : Hydroquinone creams sometime contains preservatives such as sulfites that can cause eyelid irritation in some people. You can test a small area for a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Dermatology/Plastics: Cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons usually perform procedures to remove telangiectases and spider angiomas.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Photosensitvity: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa antibiotic which makes you photosensitive and may cause rashes or a sunburn easily while on it.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See dermatologist: There are many prescriptions to treat acne nowadays including epiduo, retin a, (tretinoin) benzaclin, aczone and others. Occasionally oral antibiotics... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
HSV1 virus: Cold sores on the lips are usually caused by hsv1 virus. Over 80 percent of adults carry this virus. This can be passed by kissing, sharing utensils o... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See dermatologist : Ringworm is a fungal infection that can be treated with topical prescription creams such as naftin 2% cream. Sometimes, oral treatment with Fluconazol... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Vitamins : Some vitamins deficiencies can cause nail changes. Taking a multivitamin that contains biotin and zinc may help srengthen nails and improve these issu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Can be: Air can be introduced into the vaginal canal during intercourse and can cause these symptoms occasionally. Consult a physician is experiencing any oth... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Genes: Acne has a genetic component which causes some adults to have acne even in their 40s. Diet and stress also play a role. Sleeping enough hours nightly ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Sebaceous glands : Oil glands known as sebaceous glands are found throughout the face and neck. Their size varies from person to person and also from area to area on the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
For some time : Most topical anti-yeast medications need to be in contact with the treatment area for at least 1 hour to be effective. If a yeast infection is persist... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Possible: What you are describing does not sound typical of a skin cancer and it is a relatively rare area to develop a skin cancer. The more likely explanation... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes : There are many rashes that fit your symptoms including solar urticaria, polymorphous light eruption, variants of lupus, photosensitive drug reactions,... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: Trying to remove these manually with fingernails or non-sterile equipment at home often makes the problem worse by causing secondary bacterial infecti... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Probably: Minocycline has an indication to treat chlamydia. However, being on that dose for that long has potential side effects including possible bluish disco... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Multiple causes: These may represent localized bacterial infections such as boils or other possibilities such as insect bite reactions. See a physician who may prescri... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
See a doctor: Sore throat and neck ache and headaches could be associated with a number of potentially dangerous illnesses that may need antibiotics to treat. See y... Read More
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May 29, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
May 26, 2013
Great insight!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zirvi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Been taking antibiotics (amoxicillin) for my chest infection but they seem to be clearing my face, thank you for your time, help and advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Had a boil lanced and swabbed it came back negative for staph.Laser hair removal helps should I try botox for the sweating? What else to try
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Agreed 100% as this is the case ;-) thanks doc! I feel great being off the Effexor, dealing with minimal withdrawals but sex drive is back.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania

Awards

Top Doc New York Metro
NJ Monthly Top Doc 2009
Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
American Academy of Dermatology
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