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I've been recommended to see a dermatologist about a wart under my eye for further evaluation and treatment, what is the avg cost for this appt?
Tough to say: First, let them know if you have no insurance. ..some Docs can provide services depending on your insurance or lack there of at a discounted rate. Depending on how they/you would like to get this treated, it may be higher or lower, for example, they may opt to treat it with medications or with excision, or with cryosurgery etc...and all can be differing prices (and usu. costly without insurance) ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes a dermatologist checks your thyroid as thyroid disease is associated with certain types of rashes. If the thyroid test is abnormal, he or she will probably forward the tests to your primary to treat. ...Read more
Cyst: You could start with your primary care doctor. It depends on what the lump on your neck is as to what kind of specialist if any you need to see. If it is a simple cyst a Dermatologist could certainly take care of it. If it is a dermoid cyst then you would need to see an ENT. So, seeing where it is on the neck and what it feels like will help in the decision where to send you. ...Read more
To dermatologists, is it okay if I mix facial toners? As in mix them in the same bottle? I have two that I like, and I'd prefer not to have to use them separately.
Generally not: I am not a dermatologist, but the reason to avoid mixing them is not a medical one so much as a chemical one. Different products use different stabilizers and binder to keep ingredients in a suspension (cream, ointment or gel form), and mixing products especially by different brands is likely to cause separation of the products into layers or cause curdling. which would hinder absorption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If you have a skin problem it is helpful to see your doctor and allow the physical exam with the history make a proper diagnosis. At that point you will also receive treatment and that is far better than using online help. Often in those situations they are trying to sell you something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For skin problems: Dermatologists specialize in skin diseases. Often, your primary care doctor can make the diagnosis and you won't have to wait 3 months for an appointment. If you have a new skin issue, one that isn't getting better, one that's getting worse, or you see a change in a mole, then consider calling your primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer