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Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe, M.D., P.C.

Dermatologist

Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe M.D., P.C. is a top Dermatologist in Stockbridge, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe M.D., P.C. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe M.D., P.C. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe M.D., P.C. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Stockbridge, GA, Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe M.D., P.C. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
40 years Experience
Dr. Terry Lynn Sharpe, M.D., P.C.
  • McDonough, GA
  • Univ of Ca, San Francisco, Sch of Med, San Francisco Ca
  • Accepting new patients

Is my skin dryness connected with diabetes?

Good afternoon, Diabetes, especially if it is not well-controlled, is associated with dehydration, which causes dry skin. Dry skin is itchy, but in addition, diabetes is associated READ MORE
Good afternoon,

Diabetes, especially if it is not well-controlled, is associated with dehydration, which causes dry skin. Dry skin is itchy, but in addition, diabetes is associated with nerve damage. The neuropathy is also associated with itchy skin.

How can one make out the difference between melanoma and a mole?

We use the abcde rule. If the lesion is asymmetric. (One side larger than the other). If the edge is irregular. If it has multiple colors.for example red, brown, black. If it READ MORE
We use the abcde rule. If the lesion is asymmetric. (One side larger than the other). If the edge is irregular. If it has multiple colors.for example red, brown, black. If it has a large diameter. ( larger than a pen up tip). It it is evolving. In other words if it is changing.

When there is any mile you are not sure about it is better to be safe than sorry. See a Dermatologist. We are the experts.

Are parabens really harmful for the skin?

Some patients are allergic to parabens. These patients break out with the use of lotions or creams that contain this preservative There are preservatives in any cream or lotion READ MORE
Some patients are allergic to parabens. These patients break out with the use of lotions or creams that contain this preservative
There are preservatives in any cream or lotion however.

How do I know what is the right SPF for me?

We tell people to use at least Xbox spf 40. The dog number is not the actual protection patients get. Studies are performed with an half inch of sunblock applied. No one applies READ MORE
We tell people to use at least Xbox spf 40. The dog number is not the actual protection patients get. Studies are performed with an half inch of sunblock applied. No one applies that amount of sunblock.
The actual amount of pyotecyion you get is probably half the number on the bottle. We usually recommend a 30 so you get an spf 15 worth of coverage.
That amount of pyotecyion is usually adequate.

I have pigmentation issues around my neck and elbows. Is there anything I can do?

If your skin has been light her your entire life it may represent a hereditary pigment disorder and or a Nevis. There may not be any treatment for this type of discoloration.

I accidentally spilled bleach on my skin and it left a burn. What should I do?

A burn is treated the same regardless of the cause. Keep the area moist. You can use a design type cream or Vaseline. Let the dead skin peel off on its on. Keep applying Vaseline READ MORE
A burn is treated the same regardless of the cause. Keep the area moist. You can use a design type cream or Vaseline. Let the dead skin peel off on its on. Keep applying Vaseline untikl the area heals completely.

Do acne face washes really help in preventing acne?

Acne facial washes that contain Benzyl peroxide are helpful in preventing Acne on the face. They are not very helpful for truncated Acne. Leave on products containing Benzyl READ MORE
Acne facial washes that contain Benzyl peroxide are helpful in preventing Acne on the face.

They are not very helpful for truncated Acne. Leave on products containing Benzyl peroxide are more effective for these area:.

Acne

There are Acne therapies that are backed by scientific studies. These include Retinoids, Benzyl periods, oral and topical antibiotics, Accutane. There is some evidence that READ MORE
There are Acne therapies that are backed by scientific studies.
These include Retinoids, Benzyl periods, oral and topical antibiotics, Accutane.
There is some evidence that leader therapy can be effective.
For women we use hormonal therapy.
These methods of treatment should be tried first.

13 yr old with hives, should we go to the doctor?

There is a work up we do to look for the cause of hives.

We also can manage them.

You should make an appt

Is it a spider bite?

Spider bites are not small dats. They are red areas that become black. That is what a brown recluse bite looks like. Black widow bites cause paralysis and other neotologicL READ MORE
Spider bites are not small dats. They are red areas that become black.

That is what a brown recluse bite looks like.

Black widow bites cause paralysis and other neotologicL symptoms.

These are the reactions to known spider bites