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Dr. David Lortscher

Dermatology
Acne Treatment, CA
14 years experience male

Locations

www.PocketDerm.com

Acne Treatment, CA

Address

Nationwide Online, Acne Treatment, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 12am - 12am
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Bio

I see patients all across the United States for acne treatment. Visit me at www.pocketderm.com.

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Dermatology

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
See a gynecologist: This isn't normal. They will likely do a workup to make sure everything is OK. They may discuss treatment such as a birth control pill to regulate you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Possibly: It could certainly help. It is worth a try because the effects are reversible so it is extremely unlikely for there to be any long-term side effects.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Folliculitis: I would use a shampoo that kills micro-organisms, such as Head & Shoulders zinc pyrithione shampoo. This might fight odor, and it could also help ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Not commonly: There are case reports of this being effective, but there are other more proven treatments that I would recommend ahead of isotretinoin (which comes w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Physical urticaria: Many people's skin releases histamine after physical stimuli, such as heat or scratching. If this is a continued problem for you, taking regular Cl... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Alcohol withdrawal: Sweating and feeling cold can be a feeling of alcohol withdrawal. However fever and chills should not be ignored. It would be worthwhile to see a d... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Zinc: Use a shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione, such as Head & Shoulders. This is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It treats seborrheic dermatitis and... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yogurt + probiotics: There is no way to get rid of it for good. You can help prevent it by eating yogurt and taking probiotics, but this is one of those things that tends ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yes: Nothing gets absorbed through the fingernails.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Many causes: Depends on a lot of factors, including whether you took antibiotics. Mono itself can cause a sandpapery rash. Also being treated with Amoxicillin w... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Inflamed follicle: Sounds like an inflamed follicle which is now resolved. If it returns, see a doc.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Ask your derm: Sounds like you have a complicated situation if you're on doxy (and presumably a couple topical creams). Some doctors prescribe prednisone for quick t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Use only vaseline: People can be allergic to lip balms (especially ones that contain fragrance or castor oil). Using plain vaseline will help eliminate the possibilit... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Vaseline: Vaseline can help protect the area. Stay hydrated because you can be vulnerable to fluid loss. If there is warmth or pus it's time to see a doctor to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Ergonomics: It sounds like a tough problem and it sounds like you've already looked into it some. With EDS hypermobility, you should pay extra attention to erg... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Bite?: Sounds like a bugbite. Since it's only been there 9 hours it's nothing to worry about. You can treat with hydrocortisone (if it itches) and/or a heali... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Varies: It can go away very quickly if treated appropriately, however if it's picked at too much it can leave irritation that may stick around for 2-3 weeks.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yes: Have a fan on you while you sleep. Don't take hot showers. Some people use cooling / menthol lotions like Sarna.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
See a doc: This could be an important clotting issue or autoimmune condition. It may not be - but it's important that you see a doctor for this.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yeast infection: Monostat may not have completely alleviated the problem, and it could be residual yeast infection. If it's more in the groin creases, it could be i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yes: Those are tested, have been around for years, and generally believed to be safe. Of course nothing is 100%.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Unlikely: Herpes transfer would be unlikely in this case given the long time interval and the lack of person-to-person contact.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Stress / cortisone: Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Seems normal: Everybody is different. The back is a normal place to be sweaty (it can't breathe when we're sitting in a chair or lying down). Hands and feet are com... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Kissing: Kissing someone with a cold sore, living with someone with a cold sore, or sharing a drink with someone with a cold sore. Transmission is unpredict... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Canker or cold sores: Cold sores are caused by HSV (virus) and occur on the outsides of the lips. Canker sores are on the inside and are more due to stress and not cause... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yes: Allergies to female hormones have been described in young women, and they do run in monthly cycles. I would see an allergist for this.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Tea tree oil: Dilute tea tree oil is natural and can be effective (but not as effective as manufactured anti-fungals). Some people also do dilute bleach soaks which... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
Dermatology 14 years experience
Blocked lymph ducts: This could be due to blocked lymph ducts which could cause fluid accumulation in the area. Obesity could be the underlying cause of this but there is ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lortscher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lortscher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! It's too bad because I love red wines.
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Thanks for your quick reply! laser is very expensive and I was looking for limited income treatment
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2008

Awards

American Academy of Dermatology Presedent's Citation
Top Dermatologist , First Place, San Diego Region - Summer
2014
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