Dr. Alan Menter

Dermatology
TX
57 years experience

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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

170 Answers
237 Agrees
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Facial hair frequently more difficult to get rid of with Laser therapy versus scalp hair. New topical hair thinners will be coming soon. Hang tight ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
The dark spots we call " post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation " can persist for many, many months. Nothing to worry about at all. Relax please
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, very gently pop it ,then icepack it every few hours for 7-10 minutes and apply Vaseline after each icepack session. All the best
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Start with twice daily 🧊ice packs gently pressed down over swollen eye. May need a specific antibiotic eye ointment prescribed. Finally, if pimple p... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Possibly a firm Sebaceous Cyst. Common on the forehead.. Cannot just have it opened and squeezed . Need the sack surrounding all the sebum to be fully... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
"Severely dysplastic" is not Melanoma but close . Yes, I would fully agree for a local small re-excision to be done . Will be curative
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Sleeping with a sock on will not make it worse at all. You do need a fungal culture to be taken from the big toenail to confirm there is a fungus as m... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Highly unlikely to be a Melanoma . Benign Moles in the twenties often get harder and darker over the course of a few years . Please don't worry .
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Highly unlikely the filler will migrate with only a small lip blister . Continue icing please. All the best
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Highly unlikely
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
A common issue - no problem or risk to baby . Apply Aquaphor (over the counter ) to nipples and surrounding areola twice daily - rub in gently
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Appears to be Seborrheic Dermatitis , a common problem on the face ,scalp and ears . Not infectious or contagious in any way at all. A combination of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Likely Folliculitis: Use CLN , over the counter as wash , then apply Clindamycin Gel (will need prescription) to the affected areas twice daily
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
A low dose cortisone cream used at the end of a Qtip and gently applied to the ear canal before heading to bed. Gently use a wet Qtip in morning to c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Consider having a culture done on the pus -lesions with appropriate cleanser , ie CLN and then a drying anti-inflammatory agent applied under breasts ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Ice down every few hours . If thumb swelling stays for a few weeks or more, then an xray may be necessary to ensure you have not broken the thumb
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
No, I believe a 30 day period is essential
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not an uncommon issue in non -circumcised males - To be sure the "white stuff " should be cultured by a Urologist to ensure there is no infection , i... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Please see an ENT MD: Nasal Septum and throat needs to be fully evaluated and appropriately treated
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Irrespective of your skin color, wearing a sunscreen of at least 40 SPF is essential to reduce itching and redness. A low strength cortisone ointment ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, it certainly can trigger itching of the scalp, either constantly or periodically. Hopefully you are taking the appropriate antihistamines on a d... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, you should pl.: Spider veins can be lasered off and the bumps you describe appropriately treated and new ones reduced and prevented
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
A common and perfectly safe and benign condition called "Keratosis Pilaris" , ie.small crusts around the hair follicles.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Very common for an Indian patient to develop dark marks in old bruises that can last for months to sometimes even years. Ice packs and bleaching cream... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
There is a small instrument that will pop out the whiteheads quickly. In addition , if you have a number of whiteheads, using Retin A cream or gel ev... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Ice down twice daily for 10 mins , then apply a dab of Vaseline and rub in gently but well. May take up to 3 moths for bump to fade away
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
An equal combination of Retin A cream and a bleaching cream (HYDROQUINONE) applied sparingly and rubbed in well twice daily . Also essential ,if dri... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
At the age of 19 with the mole present either since childhood or teenage, expect the colour change that you describe to be very normal and not a sign... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
This is a common form of foot eczema/dermatitis requiring a potent steroid topical agent, ie. Clobetasol or Halobetasol applied sparingly twice daily... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Very rarely
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Post Accutane dryness all over, including scalp , face and all body folds can take upto 4-6 weeks to fade. Keep all well moisturized daily
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
The red/purplish lesions could take weeks to slowly fade completely. No worries please.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Highly unlikely if you just used the lotion on your skin in a reasonable amount , for any internal absorption to take place . Thus, no worries please... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Very common : Under arms as well as all other body folds frequently involved with yeast infections in overweight people
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
A small cyst that often gets inflamed and tender -common on the testicle . If it is bothering you , then a small surgical removal under local anesthe... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Before doing peels etc ,I do believe using topical Retin A every night over your whole face , rubbed in gently and completely , would be helpful
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
I agree with the Doctor's response, but would also recommend the daily/nightly application of Retin A all over your face and rubbed in gently and com... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
A not uncommon issue: Post shingles sensitivity/tingling in the surrounding skin is common as the nerve in which the shingles virus inserted itself loses it's covering and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, a significant number of pregnant women find their Psoriasis improves during their pregnancy but an equally significant number find their Psoriasi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes, the Sulfur can cause the irritation and itching. Apply a weak Cortisone ointment, not cream, sparingly 2-3 times daily.Rub in gently and complete... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Psoriasis is rarely associated with an internal malignancy
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Fully agree
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Likely a small benign cyst on your forehead. Did she photograph it after she marked it? Does not appear to be an issue to worry
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
If scabies is the correct diagnosis your whole body has to treated with the appropriate anti-scabies topical agent. Definitely not cortisone creams !
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Please apply twice daily a mild cortisone prescription ointment, not cream, ie.Fluocinolone . Gently rub it in to the nipple and surrounding skin . Sh... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
No concern with lines and holes at all and also no worries even if mole regrows
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
2 important questions please ? 1. Do you have varicose veins in your legs ? 2.Are you overweight ? Important .
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Highly unlikely . Shingles normally only affects one nerve in the body
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
I fully agree
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not unusual to get red patches like you describe. One of the most common red patches on the head of the penis is Psoriasis. Do you have any scalp is... Read More
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1966MD
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