Harley A. Haynes, MD, FAAD, is a top dermatologist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Brigham Dermatology Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. He is not currently accepting new patients. A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, he additionally can be found on staff at North Shore Medical Center – Salem, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With forty-five years of experience as a dermatologist, he specializes in the management of skin diseases. “As a child, Harley Haynes, MD, helped out in his father’s dermatology practice in Akron, Ohio. The experience set the tone not only for how he would later practice medicine, but also his regard for mentorship”, as stated in Dermatology World.
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Yes. Not only safe but a good idea. READ MORE
Sounds benign, likely the result of minor blunt trauma. Should resolve over next few weeks. READ MORE
I am not sure, but it could be rosacea. Rosacea is often treated with long-term, low dose antibiotic as an anti-inflammatory agent. Rosacea is not an infection, but over-dilated blood vessels. Certain foods and beverages (especially alcohol) can exacerbate the redness. READ MORE
Pores in the skin of your nose are normal. Try to stop obsessing over them. Cosmetic powder will reduce their appearance. READ MORE
This problem sounds like hand eczema. The inflammation causes both abnormal loss of the skin barrier at the surface and itching that results in scratching that further damages the skin and causes even more inflammation. Avoidance of too much soap and water is key to avoid yet further damage. Ointments are better than cream. Using cotton gloves on top overnight helps keep the medication in place. Usually prescription-grade topical corticosteroid treatment is necessary. If antihistamines provide relief from itching, they can be very helpful. Often, systemic stress aggravates hand eczema, so steps to investigate and reduce causes of stress can help. Sometimes an irritant or actual allergy to something the hands contact is the responsible agent. Identifying and removing it from contact with the hands would then be crucial in addition to the therapy mentioned. Hand eczema can be a very vexing problem and the guidance of an excellent dermatologist is usually indispensable. READ MORE
If the bump is exactly where the piercing is, it is probably a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Do not try to have it surgically cut, as that might cause an even bigger bump. Local injection of corticosteroid might be the most reasonable, but you should see a dermatologist for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Remember, I do not even have a photo to examine. READ MORE
I am not sure what this is. Insect bites or staphylococcal folliculitis are two possibilities. READ MORE
If infected, the wound would swell, get red around it, and be extremely tender to pressure. The photo isn’t great, but your hand does not look infected from what I can see. READ MORE
The mole looks benign to me. If cancer, there should be more irregularity in the shape and color as well as significantly increasing size. READ MORE
I expect the white spots will resolve without therapy. You can continue what you are doing. READ MORE
The condition seems accentuated in mustache/beard areas. This is characteristic of seborrheic dermatitis, the same condition that causes dandruff in the scalp. Both can be treated by a dandruff shampoo. I prefer the ones containing zinc pyrithione. Shampoo the affected areas and rinse daily. Needs to be continued. READ MORE
If they are brownish in color, or they could be seborrheic keratosis (google this, benign diagnosis). If they are reddish in color, they could be actinic keratoses (google this, sometimes oremaligna tdiagnosis). READ MORE
Keep them lubed with chapstick or Vaseline or 1% hydrocortisone OINTMENT. Take some with you when you are out of the home. READ MORE
Although I have been a dermatologist for over 50 years, I have no information on treating pimples with toothpaste. If you are trying to avoid the doctor, ask your pharmacist about products designed for treating acne or pimples. READ MORE
Finasteride is effective at improving hair loss. Side effects you mention are not common and disappear upon stopping the drug if they do occur. READ MORE
Your description of the current development of your mole(s) is concerning - it does not sound like usual expected behavior. Therefore, I strongly urge you to consult a doctor. My preference would be for you to see a dermatologist. However, if you have a respected primary care doctor, go to that person first. READ MORE
The lesion does look like a fungal infection (ringworm). The clotrimazole could have killed numerous fungi suddenly, causing an inflammatory reaction to their dead/dying parts. A dermatologist could confirm the diagnosis by examining skin scrapings from the lesion under a microscope. If fungal infection is confirmed, oral treatment by antifungal pills should be better tolerated. READ MORE
Not sure. But could be spider bites. Definitely looks as if something from outside irritated the skin. READ MORE
Hydrogen peroxide will not help the rash, which will take 2-3 weeks to resolve. 1% hydrocortisone cream will help some. If severe, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, or your primary care physician. READ MORE
The sores do not look like skin cancers to me, but more likely some sort of inflammation. I would suggest an appointment with a dermatologist to get a more precise diagnosis and treatment recommendations. READ MORE
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Get to know Dermatologist Dr. Harley A. Haynes, who serves patients in Boston, Massachusetts.
Specializing in skin care and managing conditions such as acne, psoriasis, warts and skin infections, Dr. Haynes treats patients at Brigham Dermatology Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. His work includes diagnosing skin problems and developing unique treatment plans for each individual patient.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Haynes has hospital affiliations in and around Boston, such as the North Shore Medical Center – Salem, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The doctor’s acclaimed medical career began after he earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, which was followed by a transitional year of internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then continued his education by completing a residency in internal medicine at the same educational venue, and two additional residencies in dermatology at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, respectively.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Haynes is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, which is one of the largest organizations of dermatologists in the world.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, the largest organ of the body; a specialty with medical, surgical and cosmetic aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages skin diseases due to both internal and external causes and is trained to address cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include diagnosis and management of a variety of skin disorders, rashes, birthmarks, skin cancer screening and treatment, skin infections, cutaneous surgery and the use of injectables and lasers for skin rejuvenation.
Throughout his extensive line of work, Dr. Haynes has been the recipient of various honors and accolades, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011) and Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2015).
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