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Antihistamines and topical creams to treat Psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   My age is 35, Married, Smoke 5 cigg/day and occasionally drink. I am working as a Medical Coder for US Hospitals. For the past one year I have developed Psoriasis with Hard Very dry scaly skin on my Toes and Fingers. There are black spots developed on my Palms and soles and now I have been a part of embarrasment in my social life. I am on a treatment. I am on medication with Aceretin 10 mg (single dose) for the past 40 days with marginal improvememt. No Other body part has been affected apart from Hand and Foot. Earlier I was been diagnosed with eczema and now to Psoriasis. I have been with Homeopath and AyurVedic treatment earlier before the Metro Treatment but no substantial improvement. Please help Me.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Now are you on any topical medications as well?
User :   topical means oinments
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes

User :   yes On Venusa cream and
User :   topisal 6%
User :   earlier the doc gave me Halox
User :   oinment
Doctor :   Ok

User :   He is switching topical medicines from Fixderma to Venusa and now again to Fixderma
Doctor :   You shall require certain topical steroids

Doctor :  
along with antihistamines
Doctor :  
So it is better for you to consult the Dermatologist and get the required help
Doctor :  
One more thing, I would like to add is to have a Allergy test done
User :   As per doc , he is saying it will improve in 1 month , he suggested to increase the dose to 25 mg
Doctor :   Ok

User :   should i go with aceretin 25 mg
User :   i am afraid because of its so caused side effects
Doctor :  
You can discuss it with our dermatologist
User :   this is really getting me troubled
User :   please go ahead with the dermatologist
User :   whom i can discuss with
Doctor :   The Dermatologist shall be available over phone

Doctor :   and not on live chat

Doctor :   It is a seperate specialist service available

Doctor :  
and is out of live chat package
User :   fine sir
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   thank you sir
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   i Have filled thanks
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User :   ok
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