As a tip for patients to make their dermatology visit more productive, I would suggest arriving 10 minutes before your appointment, bring your health card, and think about what questions and concerns you have related to your skin. It is also important to come in with the list of medications and drug allergies or bring what you’ve used so far with you. Telling us you’ve been using a “white cream in a white tube” is not helpful 😉
Make sure to focus on your main concern first so that there is time to deal with it, rather than leaving it to the end. Appreciate that we can help you only as much as we’re provided the right information (e.g. when did it start? where were you when it started? is it itchy or painful? names of treatments you have tried and your response to them?).
~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin