Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffrey Stricker

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: The gray is likely from the immune reaction to the scratches, leaving the deep nevus cells (that make it a "mole") only. There is a chance the mole wi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: The top layer of skin (epidermis) does not have nerve endings. Cuts deep enough to bleed go into the 2nd layer, or the demis. If you experienced no st ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Multiple Things: Red, non itchy spots can be from many triggers- a rash, a benign growth, or cancer. It should be evaluated by a Dermatologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You should call and inform the provider who prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to you and alert them to the changes, If you experi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Stop neosporin: Many people will have a reaction to Neosporin, or Triple Antibiotic. Try using Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or bacitracin instead. If the inf ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
No: Popping blisters can lead to ulceration which can lead to scarring. Cover and use topical ointment or an antibiotic until it heals.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Not Necessarily: Damage to the nail matrix can lead to "dents," which could be from several different causes. Melanoma on the nail usually has a discoloration of the n ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Medications/light: Hydroquinone is the mainstay of skin lighteners, however I often will use a combination of that, retinoids, and steroids for several months. Laser and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Rashes can be tricky, and require a thorough history and physical examination to properly treat. He needs to see a dermatology provider.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Stricker
25 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Doxycycline works 2 ways- it reduces the bacterial load and the inflammation associated with acne. It is not for everyone and there are some side effe ... Read More
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