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Dr. Edward Zabawski

Dermatology
LONDONDERRY, NH
27 years experience male

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Dermatology

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49 Answers
125 Agrees
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Rest is best: The elbow itself has no muscles, and pain there is most commonly the result of irritation or trauma to the tendons and /or ligaments. Those heal slowl... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
A benign growth: A mole, also called a nevus, is a benign growth composed of pigment cells.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Have it checked: 3 months is a long time for a lymph node to remain swollen. If it is a lymph node, some other process is underlying, but the chance of another process... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Maybe: Hives is a generic reaction to many different situations, including cancer. A formal evaluation by a doctor with experience in this area is recommende... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Myth: That is myth. Hair growth is determined by your specific DNA. Shaving has no effect. Teenagers who claim it matters are simply growing up, and their h... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Get checked: Without the ability to examine the lesion, it is not possible to answer your question with any certainty. Examination by a dermatologist is recommende... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: If you really have a fungus there, none of the medications you listed will be effective. Obtain a medication indicated for fungus infection and be aw... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: While you can do so, some products contain ingredients which can be irritating to sensitive areas, such as genital skin. Allergic reactions can also ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Simple is best: It is difficult to described detailed eczema treatment in this format, but if you are sure it is eczema: avoid irritants-anything acidic or causti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
NO: That is a lovely gesture, but currently there is no process to make this feasible for you or your friend. Sorry :(
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
You should wait: These types of infections are commonly spread by contact. Complete your treatment before yourisk spreading it to someone else.
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Protect from sun: Wrinkles are almost exclusively the result of sun exposure accumulated over years, not age. Smoking also causes skin lines to form. Look at most elder... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Not usually: The usual cause is friction or skin yeast, not fungus. The creams used are commonly labeled "antifungal" because they treat both fungus and yeast. It... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
See an MD: Grandma is suffering and deserves to be evaluated by an expert. There are just too many causes to guess over the Internet. Find a good dermatologist ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: With very few exceptions, the generic version is the same as the brand, only cheaper.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Not typically: Although hairline changes at the ages you describe is not common, it can be due to early male pattern baldness or some other hair disorders. Seeing a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
This is common: The virus is constantly being fought by your immune systems. Ultraviolet light exposure (i.e. sun), stress, and periods can all cause the virus to fla... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
See a specialist: Unfortunately, there is a large number of skin diseases that can cause what you describe, and they cannot be diagnosed without at least seeing them. S... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Isotretinoin(Accutane) is a serious medication that requires monitoring by a professional. While sun sensitivity is not common, you should stop takin... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Ignore: The virus is contagious. Keep them covered.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Probably not: Your description is not characteristic of scabies. Another cause is likely.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hard water=not good: Hard water is known to be a problem. It has been known to make skin problems worse, and recently a good study confirmed that, especially in people wit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Urea cream: Go to your pharmacy and ask for urea cream 20%. There are several brands but they all work the same. Use it twice a day and be patient for several we... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
None will help: Female pattern hair loss is not responsive to vitamins. In general, only Minoxidil is of any benefit, and how much hair grows is variable. Read the pa... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Weeks: Medication for fungus infection works slowly, so use for several weeks is the minimum, and use for several weeks beyond clearing is recommended to pre... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
See an expert: That is not stress. See a doctor with expertise in skin disease and receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Irritation/dryness: The most common side effect of Xerac AC is local irritation or dryness. It will clear within a few days with plain vaseline or moisturizer, but will r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes, it usually goes: Dark pigmentation from Minocycline normally clears but it can take months to years to do so. None of the cases I have seen failed to clear over time, ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
See a podiatrist: While it may be plantar fasciitis, there are other causes. A professional evaluation is your best chance for an accurate diagnosis and treatment recom... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Zinc supplementation should only be used in cases where there is a known deficiency. Zinc can result in low copper levels, a condition you should avoi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Very contagious: Scabies is caused by a parasite and is very contagious. Contagious means you can get it, though, and doesnt mean you will. It is dreadfully uncomfort... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Usually fungus: This is usually caused by fungus, although there are other possibilities. An over the counter antifungal cream used for 3-4 weeks should help. If not,... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Not a good idea: Dear Michelle, Facebook is a poor choice as a source for medical advice. Find a local physician with a good reputation and keep your problem private.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
As long as 6 weeks: It can be as long as six weeks before symptoms appear, but a much shorter time is usual. Any time you have contact with someone who harbors the mite,... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Hepatitis B is a virus, as is hep A and Hep C. The kinds of illnesses they cause are different.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Ignore: Dont skip your medicines when it improves. The key to living with eczema is control of the disease.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Vitamin e is all promises when it comes to benefits. It is a common cause of allergic skin reactions. The gold standard for spider veins involves in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: The virus can be transmitted by contact even when the area is completely clear. The exact risk is unknown, as there are factors that may affect trans... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: Take your medication as your doctor instructed. A negative test is not a guarantee that the infection is not present.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes, but...: If your cold sore is from a virus (HSV), the creams available are very weak in terms of how well they work. There are pills available that do an excel... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
They dont: Pulmonary embolism(PE) is the result of a clot in the leg or groin. The fact is that this is a major problem for patients with acute and chronic spina... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Protein conditioner: Most of what is put into conditioners is worthless garbage. Like vitamins, for instance. Hair is dead, and vitamins are only any good for living tiss... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Shingles is caused by a virus. Keflex does not work against virus. If you have shingles, you can spread the virus to someone else who has not had chic... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
NO: These medications will make an ulcer worse. If you have an ulcer on your skin, see a skin doctor and determine the cause and proper solution.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Dermis: The organs that detect pressure, temperature, touch, and pain are all located in the dermis.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: In a variety of studies, small amounts of sperm have been shown to be present in the fluid (the pre-ejaculate) that is in the penis long before ejacul... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Warts are caused by a virus. Creams or pills for bacteria or fungus or yeast are of no value. Warts on the face are not uncommon, and the wrong treat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
Dermatology 27 years experience
Dont cry :(: Crying is a complex situation in the body that starts in the brain, which in turn sends out chemical and nerve signals that affect many systems. Heart... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zabawski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zabawski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks you so much for not making me feel like a hypochondriac. I have developed slight leukopenia and low iron. Getting a 3d opinoin and as current dr says nothing is...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will definitely be moving off campus ASAP then!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Dalls Ft Worth Medical Center
Completed 1999

Awards

Resident of the year, 1998-1999
Texas SuperDoctor, 2004
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2016

Affiliations

New England Dermatological Society
American Osteopathic Board Of Dermatology
American Osteopathic Association
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