Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition.
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Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist
Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition. Dr. Kling is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to answer questions and cares about his patients, which is very unusual these days. His staff are very nice and waiting time is minimal. I've been to Dr. Kling 3-4 times now. Each time, I was seen promptly and Dr. Kling was thorough in his analysis and objective in treatment. Prognosis and treatments were explained in plain, easy-to-understand English. Office is very clean. Recommended. Dr. Kling is great. I have been seeing him for over a year and every visit has been helpful and a pleasent experience. I will continue to see Dr Kling going forward. Dr. Kling was mean at first but i continue to see him. In retropect, he wasnt being mean, he was being a doctor. In todays society we are quick to judge without thought. Thats why we usually feel regret. This doctor put me in my place and he needed too. I usually ignore followups but one thing Dr. Kling does is shows he cares. This man is very busy but very kind and commpassionate as he never makes you feel your alone. Gives you personal stories too relate and in 6 months ive kept all my appointments. Although i dont want to be in this position, Dr. Kling makes the process fun. Thank You. Dr. Kling is a terrific doctor. He treated my condition with expertise and accuracy, and my skin problem was resolved within a few days. I was really nervous when I first came to see him, but he quickly allayed my concerns and put me at ease by explaining the reasons for my rash and how he was going to treat it. He was kind, compassionate and I felt he fully understood why I was so scared. Dr. Kling's staff was very friendly and reminded me of my appointment day and time two days in advance. The office was elogant yet welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Kling to my family and friends. Excellent dr explained everything in detail. Highly recommend. The Dr. Arten was very helpful he took care of my situation. I would reommend this place for any one that has a skin problem. His staff was great as well nice and kind people. They took care of me very quick. Dr. Kling is an excellent physician whom I recommend for treating any dermatological ailment. He was very diligent in helping me obtain relief in a moment in which my disease was severely affecting my health and well being. His staff was also superb, very polite and like the Dr. Kling showed a high level of professional when interacting with me and assisting in the medical procedures that I required. They are the best!! Doctor Kling is wonderful. I am extremely happy with my results and would definitely recomend him to family and friends. I have been a patient for over 20 years. The best doctor Excellent physician! I love how my skin looks! Efficient and takes time to explain process amd symptoms. Very thorough and clear. Good experience. Dr. Kling is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. He explains what is doing and why, and a brief history of my condition. I would recommend him highly. Dr Kling is an excellent doctor, very professional and kind. His stuff is great, friendly and efficient. Dr.Kling is the is the best dermatologist i have been to the pimples on my face was aweful.Now i am happy with the result. i would recomemd him to anyone who has a problem with there skin. thank you Dr. Kling to let me feel good about myself again. I have been a patient of Dr. Kling for over two years and can give an unqualified recommendation of his care and services. He is a very focused and professional physician. His office staff is also highly competent and easy to work with. Additionally, I have found dr. Kling's availability to be very good. Dr. Alan Kling is an outstanding Dermatologist. I have been seeing him over 10 years. His office staff is excellent. He is available at all times if you have any emergency call. He is one of the top physician in his area of expertise. I am happy to share my good experience in this rating/review. Dr. Alan kling is one of the finest physicians in manhattan. Courteous, professional and caring. Michael hirsch Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr. Kling is an exceptiionally skilled and knows his field. His stlye is comforting and reassuring. All of this is reflected in his staff which is personable and professional. I will recommend him without hesitation. Dr. kling is very thorough and knowledgeable. I trust him and have high respect for his services. Dr. Kling is the best dermathologist I ever have. I have being his patient for over 15 years and I am always very satisfied for the service I receive from him. I highly recommend Dr. Kling to all my friends. Dr. Kling has been my doctor for a long time. He is very helpful . I am satisfied with his services. Dr. cling was very accomadating and made a uncomfortable visit to the office very relaxed. I felt very welcomed and it was a not nearly as bad as i originally anticpated. I d strongly recomend Dr Cling to anyone with any dermatogogy concerns or issues. Dr. Kling is phenomenal! He is extremely knowledgable and effective. I recommend him to all of my friends & family. Over the last year my skin has made a great improvement and it is all thanks to Dr. Kling.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Tinea Versicolor

One of the most commonly occurring yeast, Pityrosporum ovale is generally found on the skin surface and does not cause any health problem. However, in certain situations, it begins to grow out of control in turn affecting the natural pigmentation of the skin. When this happens, the patient may develop patches lighter or darker than the skin color.

What is Tinea Versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin where the fungus interferes with the pigmentation of the skin and results in discolored patches. This skin disease generally affects the shoulder and trunk. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected by this disorder which is also known as Pityriasis versicolor.

What Causes Tinea Versicolor?
The main cause of Tinea Versicolor is rapid growth of Pityrosporum ovale on the skin surface. However, there are a variety of factors that promote yeast growth and some of them are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Oily skin
  • Hot and humid climate
  • Weakened immune system
  • Excessive sweating

Tinea Versicolor Symptoms
One of the most prominent and noticeable symptoms of Tinea Versicolor include discolored patches of skin. These patches may:

  • Be pink, brown or tan in color
  • Be more prominent with tanning
  • Be darker or lighter than surrounded skin
  • Disappear in cool weather
  • Be scaly, itchy or dry

If the patient experience loss of skin color, the condition is known as hypopigmentation and if the opposite happens, the situation is known as hyperpigmentation.

When to Consult a Doctor?
Over the counters drug helps you treat the condition yourself. These medicines are effective in eliminating discolored patches. But you should consult a doctor if over the counter drugs are not able to give out effective results. The dermatologist may prescribe you certain medicines that will help control the symptoms.

Tinea Versicolor Diagnosis
See a doctor if strange colored patches develop on your skin. Diagnosis for Tinea Versicolor cannot be made just by examining the skin. Therefore, the doctor will take a skin scraping and determine whether they can see yeast that brings about this condition. The doctor can even use a Wood’s lamp to see whether the yeast is present or not.

Tinea Versicolor Treatment
Various over the counter antifungal creams can be effectively used to treat the condition. Example of some OTC medications includes:

  • Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue shampoo)
  • Coltrimazole (Lotrimin AF, Mycelex)
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil)
  • Miconazle (Monistat, M-Zole)

However, if OTC medications are not able to treat the condition, the doctor may prescribe different medications to help treat Tinea versicolor. Examples include:

  • Ketoconazole (Extina, Nizoral)
  • Ciclopirox (Loprox, Penlac)

Oral treatments for tinea versicolor include:

Ketoconazole 200mg tablets – Take 2 tablets by orally (400mg total). Indulge in one hour exercising session or until you sweat. Increase your water intake and drink plenty of water. Leave sweat on skin for 1 hour and then wash off. The medicine will come out through the pores to the surface where the yeast is overgrown. Repeat once in a week.

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