Linda M. Ameri, MD
Location and Office HoursLinda M Ameri MD
Framingham, MA 01702
- CIGNA HealthCare
- HMO Blue (BC/BS of MA)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts
- Tufts Health Plan
- MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
- MetroWest Medical Center Leonard Morse Hospital
What do I need to know about caring for someone with flat warts?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAnytime someone experiences a change to their skin, it may be helpful to encourage them to seek a physician's diagnosis and care instructions, including flat warts.
When should I call my doctor if I have atopic dermatitis?
Call your doctor if you or your child has atopic dermatitis and:
- Itching makes you or your child irritable.
- Itching is interfering with daily activities or with sleep.
- There are crusting or oozing sores, severe scratch marks, widespread rash, severe discoloration of the skin or a fever that is accompanied by a rash.
- Painful cracks form on the hands or fingers.
- Atopic dermatitis on the hands interferes with daily school, work or home activities.
- Signs of bacterial infection develop. These include:
- Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness or heat.
- Red streaks extending from the area.
- A discharge of pus.
- A fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher with no other cause.
For the diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis, consult with a:
- Family medicine doctor.
- Nurse practitioner.
- Physician assistant.
If food or other allergies are suspected to be a factor in atopic dermatitis, you can see an allergist (immunologist) for specialized evaluation.
© Healthwise, Incorporated.
Why am I now getting acne as an adult?
First, understand that adult acne is common and its causes are multifaceted. Not having zits as a teen doesn’t confer lifelong protection. Hormones rise and fall, with pregnancy, during the various phases of menopause, and that’s just one factor that can bring on acne. As women, we tend to take responsibility for everything. We think we cause our own stress, that it’s up to us to deal with it, and, if we don’t, it’s our own fault. Same with acne: We think we’re doing something to cause it. Not likely. Instead, focus on doing something to cure it and prevent it. Much smarter.
From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.
See all Plaque Psoriasis questions