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Dr. Wirt A. Hines

Dermatologist

Dr. Wirt Hines practices Dermatopathology in Anacortes, WA. Dermatopathology is a medical specialty that focuses on dermatology and pathology, and involves the diagnosis of various diseases of the skin, hair, and nails by looking at cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level. By revealing the histology of diseases and results from a specific diagnostic interpretation, Dr. Hines is able to analyze the potential causes of skin diseases at a basic level.
19 years Experience
Dr. Wirt A. Hines
  • Anacortes, WA
  • University of Utah
  • Accepting new patients

Can using vaseline during sex have any side effects?

While petrolatum is a terrific emollient, and we use it commonly in dermatology for a variety of reasons, it's use as a sex lubricant is controversial. In general, it tends to READ MORE
While petrolatum is a terrific emollient, and we use it commonly in dermatology for a variety of reasons, it's use as a sex lubricant is controversial. In general, it tends to be very sticky and goopy, which can cause increased friction compared to water based lubricants. Further, if used for vaginal sex there are concerns it may disrupt the function of normal vaginal secretions by forming a barrier between the mucosal membrane. Therefore, I recommend obtaining a product specifically made for that purpose. Thank you for the question.

Skin is itchy after sun exposure, what can I do?

Good morning, Itchy skin after sun exposure can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common is a disorder called polymorphous light eruption (PMLE), although READ MORE
Good morning,
Itchy skin after sun exposure can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common is a disorder called polymorphous light eruption (PMLE), although there are also autoimmune diseases such as lupus, dermatomyositis that can cause this, along with allergies that arise only when exposed to sun. I would suggest evaluation by a dermatologist to eliminate worrisome causes. You may also read an article published this past month in the Anacortes American newspaper, where I answered questions on this very subject. The link is here. Thanks for the question.
http://m.goanacortes.com/all_access/article_5d804d86-81fc-11e7-a9e1-572c3de0df52.html
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