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Dr. Lawrence Parish

Dermatology
Philadelphia, PA
59 years experience male

Locations

Parish Dermatology

Philadelphia, PA

Address

1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1650, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

2672153044

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Independence Blue Cross Group

Medicare

UPMC Health Plan

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Antibiotic Cream: They are two different chemicals that are antibacterial.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
A No-no: Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a frequent topical sensitizer. If yu are unable to consult with your dermatologist, hydrocortisone cream 1%, ap... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Ignore: Rhynophyma is rare today with the use of oral antimicrobials.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Mole: Instead of worrying, see a dermatologist. The lesion may be a wart or a melanocytic nevus, but there is no way of knowing without seeing a specialist... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Dermatitis: They are probably the same. without seeing it, it is not possible to know what it is. See your dermatologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Hard To Say: You might be describing dyshidrosis or scabies or even an id reaction,
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Hair Loss: If you think you are losing hair, you need to consult with a dermatologist. There are many reasons for losing hair, with male pattern baldness (andro... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Penile Scar: Without seeing the scar, it is not possible to offer a diagnosis. You should consult with an urologist or a dermatologist.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Ignore: Avoid occlusive lotions. Most patients aggravate their condition by applying moisturizers.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Possible psoriasis: The bumps may represent psoriatic scale or possibly infection of the hair follicles. See your dermatologist to be sure.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Eyelashes: Excessive scar tissue may have formed. I would leave them alone, and they might straighten out on their own in due time. The more instrumentation th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Cold sores: Too many cooks spoil the stew. You only need the Valtrex (valacyclovir). For symptomatic relieve, ask your dermatologist for a topical steroid. You... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Moisturizers: Moisturizers often do no more than cause acne. If you are trying to make your skin smooth, I suggest using an aquaglycolic tonor or astringent. This... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Scaly Scalp: You may have either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. the scalp is likely sore from scratching. Suggest using a shampoo with tar, salicylic acid, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Waste of time: Using masks will accomplish nothing, except waste money. Just wash with soap and water.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Irritant Dermatitis: T-gel will not make your skin peel, unless you have scrubbed the area. Shampoos and soaps have similar ingredients. The peeling should stop in a few... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Hair Growth: The only over the counter preparation for treating hair growth is topical minoxidil. You can buy this at any drug store. Whatever else is being sold... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Inclusion Cyst: I think that you are describing an inclusion cyst - a bump that occurs when the skin overgrows and covers some debris. It is almost a normal physiolo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Reduce use of soap: Limit soap to the critical areas (hands, face, axillae, and groin) and use no washcloth or loufa. I bet the dry skin will disappear in days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Roaccutane therapy: If your skin has cleared, you might try reducing the number of pilss you are taking, until your dermatologist returns.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Appetitie increased: Weight gain is a function of eating more than can be metabolized. Oral progestational agents often give a feeling of well-being; hence the appetite is... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Allergic Reaction: This may be an allergic reaction. It is not possible to blame the chocolate after just one episode. There could be other factors involved. Consult ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Keloids: Keloids represent skin that did not know enough to stop healing. In general, keloids should not be cut, unless they are pedunculated (hanging), as th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Waste of Money: Miracles don't occur, and this product won't do anything.
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Gray Hair: Diet has nothing to do with it. This is an aging process
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Acne: Acne can occur a any age. If you are washing with soap and water and not applying lotions, that is the first step. If the acne continues, consult yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Absent Eyelashes: The more irritation that a hair follicle sustains the more the chances that scar tissue will develop and thus the loss of eyelashes. The hair follicl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Sebborhea: Don't complain. The sebum produced by the sebaceous glands helps to reduce aging. Think of it as a plus.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Diet and acne: No, they do not. In my opinion, acne is not caused by diet.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Nail Damage: More than likely, unless the trauma was severe enough to injure the nail plate. Just wait and see. Toenails take 9 months to grow from the base to t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Use sunscreen: Covering the scar with sunscreen or clothing that diminish the sun will lessen the chances of the scar darkening.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Hair Growth: Massaging th scalp will do nothing. There is no way to make hair grow or not grow.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Amlactin may be helpful, but remember that nothing completely rids the body of keratosis pilaris. Eucerin will not be helpful.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Pigmentary Change: Yes, it is. During pregnancy, the areolae darken and the vessels of the breast may become more prominent.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Ignore: Diet does not cause rosacea. No need to avoid coffee or tea, spices, and alcoholic beverages.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Not recommended: While the cream would do no harm, you are self-diagnosing, and there could be other reasons for the itching. No all vaginal itching is due to Candida... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Contact Dermatitis: You probably have created contact dermatitis, either irritant or allergic. Without seeing the skin, it would be difficult to determine the culprit. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing seborrheic dermatitis that occurs behind the ears, between the eyebrows, and around the nose. This is not dry skin. Moisturizers ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
59 years experience
Dyshidrosis: You may be describing a condition of the eccrine sweat glands or possibly contact dermatitis. If this continues, see your dermatologist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parish is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parish is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I'm not as scared now
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1963MD

Awards

Top Dermatologist , Third Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Academy Of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Bristish Association of Dermatologists.o
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