Dr. George Engel is a dermatologist practicing in Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Engel specializes in skin care and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He was trained at the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School, and Cook County Hospital. Following training, he spent 2 tours with the US Army in Vietnam. He has extensive surgical training and consequently cares for even the most difficult surgical conditions and their complex repairs. There are almost no cases that cannot be done under pain-free local anesthesia.
Education and Training
Chicago Medical School MD 1968
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD- Dermatopathology
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Usually, this is from an accident to the finger such as dropping a heavy object near the first joint. Not uncommon, but if the streak darkens, have your dermatologist examine it. READ MORE
This should be surgically removed and submitted for pathological exam. It may be a benign growth that has become irritated but to be safe get it removed and examined. READ MORE
The area to be operated upon will be numbed with a local anesthetic. You should have no pain after that treatment. READ MORE
There is no risk to Mohs Surgery!! This is the BEST procedure to make sure the entire tumor is completely removed. READ MORE
The area to be removed will be anesthetized prior to the start of any procedure. Mohs surgery is the most accurate way to remove malignant tissue. There are some longer-acting local anesthetics that can be used to keep pain to a minimum. READ MORE
That is a very difficult question!! Several variables depending on type and severity. Certainly an antibiotic in the tetracycline family orally will help. There are many topical treatments also mostly dependent on your skin type and severity. See your dermatologist! READ MORE
If you really have cystic acne and you are not pregnant or are not going to get pregnant while on treatment a course of accutane in the full dose is the correct treatment for you. It is almost 100% successful in shutting down cystic acne. READ MORE
Depending on the type and severity of your acne, Retin-A cream and/or a topical antibiotic like erythromycin will be effective. READ MORE
This may very well be poison ivy or one of the more irritating rashes associated with plant contact. First wash all clothes you wore while hiking including the shoes or boots. Use cool water wash and no soap on area. You can get cortisone 10 without a prescription which will help with the itching and irritation. If not better in a day or two, better see the doctor. READ MORE
These are mostly small growths that are totally benign (nothing to worry about) on the skin that are easily removed. There is an inherited tendency to get these. READ MORE
It is safe and should be no problem READ MORE
Certainly, women can get jock itch just like men. Some of the causes can be perfumes, after-bath lotions, moisturizers, certain soaps, especially if not rinsed off entirely. If you are diabetic, get it under control. Also, detergent used to launder underwear should be rinsed twice if you are having a problem. Hope that helps!! READ MORE
Sure, so try a different brand and make sure your face is not irritated when applied. READ MORE
Should not present a problem. Can be caused by exposure to any number of chemicals and or solvents. Moisturize regularly. READ MORE
Without question, frequent tanning puts you at risk for skin cancer!! No one has an exact measurement of how much is too much, but reducing your exposure to tanning will reduce your chances of skin cancer......especially if you have light skin!! READ MORE
You can do laser hair removal on your face. I think it is safe. You may have to repeat the procedure several times to be successful. READ MORE
Lips peel to replace old skin just like the rest of our bodies. A small amount of lip balm or lip ice or veseline is fine as often as the lips feel dry READ MORE
Dial is a good middle-of-the-road cleanser for forehead and nose. Any cleansers are more drying in the winter than in summer. The Oxy products are particularly drying. Hope that helps. READ MORE
See a dermatologist and get these removed with a sharp instrument. Need not be painful. READ MORE
This is not athletes foot. It looks more like a contact dermatitis to a soap or substance you are applying.. Stop everything!! Cool water when you shower and no soap. Cortisone 10 or a similar cortisone prep from the pharmacy is available without a prescription. It will stop the itching. Hope that helps READ MORE
This in fact may not be ringworm but simply an irritant dermatitis. Rinse the thigh areas 3-4 times daily with just comfi temp water and pat dry with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing. A small amt of talc may also help keep it dry READ MORE
This is the premier method for removing cancerous lesions and preserving as much normal non-malignant tissue as possible. It is done by removing successive layers of tissue and examining each layer until no more cancerous cells are found. Rather than removing a large piece of tissue blindly, successive layers are taken and examined individually under the microscope READ MORE
Needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for definitive diagnosis READ MORE
Yes it works wonderfully to treat the acne. Do it asap. However, realize that this medicine does nothing for scarring which will have to be evaluated months after you finish the Accutane course. READ MORE
Assuming you can close the defect without a graft or flap procedure, most sutures are removed in about a week. May take a bit longer if a flap or graft is used. It is still the very best procedure to remove any tumor!! READ MORE
She will receive local anesthesia by means of a small injection into the area to be removed. This is standard procedure and not complicated READ MORE
She should be evaluated for the cause of the hives by your doctor dermatologist READ MORE
They do not prevent acne but will relieve some of the symptoms. See a dermatologist for a correct treatment READ MORE
Remove it now. Should be no problem. Stage 1 only means it has not spread beyond the original growth. Rarely spreads unless treated with x-ray READ MORE
If he is healthy as most young men are, he needs to do a complete course of Accutane. This is a special medicine for difficult to control cases. It is almost a cure READ MORE
Use a shampoo containing 2%-4% selenium sulfide. Lather scalp and rinse off. Lather again and leave shampoo on for 5-7 minutes. Using this regularly should control your dandruff. READ MORE
If your acne is that severe you need to see a dermatologist and get on an antibiotic or consider a course of Accutane. READ MORE
Stay out of the sun which ages the skin and get on one of the products containing retinoic acid. Helps to reduce fine lines. You will need a prescription from your MD READ MORE
Vinegar which contains acidic products will help de-grease the skin. It really does not treat anything. You may try an acne soap like panoxyl or similar product READ MORE
If it bothers you, it is easy to remove and examine under the microscope. Then you are certain there is no problem. READ MORE
Most of the time, these need to be removed surgically. Sometimes this is quite easy and other times very difficult depending on size and location. READ MORE
Best treatment for this is a course of Accutane. It is almost a miracle!! READ MORE
There are many brands. Use one with an SPF of at least 15 and reapply regularly. It is important that the product is cosmetically acceptable to you. READ MORE
Probably not related to pregnancy. Avoid soaps and hot water on hands and feet. Tepid water is better. You might try a bit of cortisone 10 available without prescription. Use very sparingly READ MORE
Varicose veins can and do recur frequently. They can also be re-treated if they recur. READ MORE
The sun in excess can cause skin cancers!! Always use your sunscreen with an SPF of 30 before going out. Better yet, limit your sun exposure to the least amount possible. READ MORE
Absolutely!! It's important to keep diabetes under good control. Avoid drying soaps and very hot water. Minimize sun exposure. Hydrate frequently. READ MORE
Use at least SPF 30 and try several brands to find one that is good for your skin type READ MORE
Many children are sun sensitive. I would suggest a sun screen of SPF at least 15 or more before going outside. READ MORE
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