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I'm affected with allergic and dermatitis for few months but it did not recover even I has consulted by skin specialist. My skin become redness.
Start over: What was the diagnosis? Treatment? How long ago? Try a dermatologist again. A man walked past my window. What is his name? ...Read more
I've 6-7 small milias on my face. They all got developed in 15-20 days. My skin specialist removed some of them. Are these milias normal? Any worry?
Mainly cosmetic: Milia are not dangerous, but can be unattractive. They can usually be unroofed with little residual scar. ...Read more
My brother aged 5 yrs has got a white patch on his face, it just appeared 2months ago consulted a skin specialist, said it is vitiligo, plse help.
Vitiligo?: Is not uncommon, the ski specialist is correct. ...Read more
I have bra strap marks on my shoulders and it gets darker around the armpit side. Can it be removed by a skin specialist?
Yes: These lesions may be lightened with prescription medications or treated with certain lasers. You should see a dermatologist to get properly diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
I am 36 years old female. I have frecles on my face. I have got treatment from skin specialists but no use. How can itreat them?
Moles increase w age: The number of moles for all humans increases with age. This can vary based on age, ethnicity, skin color and sun exposure factors. It is normal to have increasing numbers of moles with age however, one condition must be ruled out this is known as the basal cell nevus syndrome. Ask your family doctor dermatologist or plastic surgeon to look at these new moles. ...Read more
I'm about to be 19 and suffer from a lot of zits, please tell me what should I do or its high time that I see a skin specialist?
Yes see dermatologis: And understands good skin care regimen with a gentle soap and non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
I & my brother having acne at all over shoulders behind. What is the course of the acne? Explain in details? Should I meet skin specialist? Tq
Personal physician: Acne on the trunk seldom responds well to topical treatment. Your physician needs to see you and it's likely you'll end up first on a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails, consider accutane; it is not cheap, pleasant, or without risks, but is likely to be very helpful. ...Read more
My 7 month old son has severe eczema. A skin specialist told me to start giving him bleach baths. How long do I soak him in it for?
?? bleach baths: I have no idea what a bleach bath consists of but certinly do not put him in a bath with bleach. More emollients, less wheat, and careful what you place on his skin! ...Read more
I have folliculitis and I've been to a skin specialist she gave me and antibiotic and cream but it's worse. What should I do? It's driving me crazy
Return to dermatolog: Need to adjust treatment/diagnosis. If the dermatologist is stumped, request referral to another skin specialist. ...Read more
Could you please suggest me the alternative soap to use instead of dermadew in usa? Hi doctor, my skin specialist suggested me to use dermadew soap in india. Now, I am moved to usa. I am not getting dermadew soap in any pharmcy. Could you please suggest m
I am having pimples since 18 yrs of age. Now I m 23.I have done many treatment with skin specialist, but did not get good result.?
Acne Failure: Isotretinoin (trade name: accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. ...Read more
Hello. My problem is I have very dark pigmentation like dark spots on my lower lips. I have consulted a skin specialist. He says its impossible to rem?
Listen to advice: Skin pigment changes are not simply removed, especially those on the face. Get a medical exam to make sure there is no underlying medical condition causing this lip pigmentation. ...Read more
I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?
Corn: First, corns are not deeply rooted. The first thing to do is seek the help of a podiatrist who will accurately diagnose the cause of the corn and will guide you with appropriate treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
I need to get rid off pimples & hair follicles on my bum cheeks is there something I can buy with out going to a skin specialist?
Folliculitis: Sometimes these are blocked follicles. Exfoliation can help. Get a good soap and wash every day with a clean wash cloth. Don't scratch or pick at them. Get a mild exfoliating lotion ad apply after you wash (thin layer). - amlactin is good for this. ...Read more
Recently I'm having an skin allergy. It looks like red pimples with white head all over my neck, under chin, chest. Consult a skin specialist and gave?
Not allergy: They appear to be infection since skin allergy usually itches. But what is the question? ...Read more
Hi I struggle with some sort of skin problem on my 3 fingers on each hand It looks like eczema gets worse when I touch dust, clothes or chemicals What can I do, been to a skin specialist, used diffrent meds as well as cream?
Diagnosis???: What was the diagnosis by the skin DR? EXACTLY WHICH MEDS??????? Submit the question in a form which allows an informed answer. ...Read more
I have an appointment made by my gp to see a skin cancer specialist, to remove a lump, and see him in a month. Should I be removing it sooner?
Depends: For an isolated, small, non-aggressive skin cancer, 1 month is usually not an unreasonable amount of time to wait. If this is a dark spot with a melanoma diagnosis, if the lesion appears to be spreading fast, or if it is getting infected (red with or without drainage), you should seek medical attention from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon sooner. ...Read more
Skin trauma: The best thing is to see someone without worrying about who would be best. Delay in wound care can make a simple healing process more complicated than it needs to. Access to wound care can come from many sources: urgent care, emergency room, primary care, or subspecialty care (wound care, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, etc.). ...Read more
Sarcoidosis: If you've been diagnosed with sarcoidosis, the best specialist to evaluate you is a rheumatologist. This type of doctor specializes in the management and treatment of auto-immune disease such as sarcoid. He will also recommend other specialists for you to see (e.g. An ophthalmologist to rule out any ocular issues from your sarcoid). ...Read more
I am looking for a penile specialist in mississisagua/toronto who can evaluate skin errosion I have had for 2 years. Sudny?
See a urologist now.: Any un-healing skin erosion needs to be evaluated with detailed hx, direct inspection, and possible biopsy to differentiate them whether such lesion is skin cancer, pre-cancer, or foreskin-related inflammation. As to detailed rx, the attending doc will help you solve the puzzles out timely. Best wish... ...Read more
Getting tingles on skin and tongue, laying down brings it on or makes it worse. What kind of specialist would it be best to see?
Primary Doctor 1st: It might be best to go to your primary care provider and they will know where to refer if they need too. ...Read more
How is it best to alleviate the symptoms oh "electric buzzing" in my neck and head? Have consulted with several specialists and no one has an answer.
Pcp: Start with your primary care doctor. They will be able to evaluate the lumps and guide you. ...Read more
I squeeze the white spots on my aerola and now the spots inflamed. The skin had came out and painful. How to treat this and which specialist I should?
Any Good doctor!: Your Primary care doctor (family physician or Internist or even a general surgeon) can check and treat your skin problem which may not need anything special except to wash it clean and apply some local antibiotic unless there is pus coming out at this site in which case a systemic antibiotic may be required to help you heal this traumatic damage that you have done to yourself. ...Read more
Looking for top specialist for overlapping graft vs host disease. Husband suffering from steroid refractory skin gvhd. Nothing works.?
GvHD can be: Challenging. Photophoresis can be a nice adjunct if is available at your treatment center. This is a complex area and details of past therapy needed to give specific thoughts. ...Read more
Skin in vaginal area peels off, very dry. Specialist gave me cortisone, still painful. I know this cant b used for >3d. What to do? Other treatments?
Needs re-exam: This really needs to be seen to fully evaluate. There are many possible causes from infectious causes such as yeast and bacteria vs inflammatory skin conditions. Steroids can be used for more than 3 days. I would recommend you discuss this further with specialist whom prescribed the cortisone. ...Read more
My husband has had night sweats and fevers for 3 weeks. He has lost 15 pounds and says his head feels fuzzy. His work ups have all been negative. Obviously, we are very worried. Can you suggest what type of specialist we can request a referral to?
I am suffering from skin boils on my buttocks, should I go see a specialist or I can just go to my pcp?
See your PCP: Please go to see your pcp. If your doctor thinks you need to see a specialist, he/she can refer you. ...Read more