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Black, white spiral shaped spots on skin, no relief with medications. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:good evening sir,,
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i do have some skin related issues,, want to discuss
Doctor:Sure, please proceed.
User:have some white and black spiral shaped spots on skin,,
User:white spots were pitiyriasis varsicolor as doctor said,, but other docotors are not sure about it..
User:3 doctors haveing different opnions about both black and wh ite..
User:taken ketoconzole 200mg for more than 1 yrs, no any effort
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:what is ur opnion>>
Doctor:Do you have sensation on the spots?
User:i mean no itcing
Doctor:I mean, if you touch on it, do you feel the touch?
Doctor:Does it spread to other areas?
User:yes,, on my left arm, on chest,,
User:on forearm
User:black spots are like whirled shaped on chest and back and abdomen
Doctor:It would be easier to comment on it, if you could send me an image of the same.
User:not possible now.. but may needs to take a snap in home
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:When there is a skin lesion, it is important to see it along with the history.
Doctor:Otherwise it is difficult to say anything about the same.
Doctor:You can also take a picture of the lesion and post a query on our platform.
Doctor:The question needs to be posted for dermatologists.
Doctor:So that, you can get an exact opinion from the dermatologist.
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:is pityriasis varsilor tranforms to anybody ,, skin to skin touch??
User:it is for last 10 yrs
User:anyway, thanks wiil back to you,, tomarrow..
User:thanks sir
Doctor:The problem with pityriasis versicolor is that, it goes down with regular use of medicines. bt again it reappears when
Doctor:the immunity comes down.
User:okey. then no permanant solution to this??
Doctor:medications are required for a long time.
User:i took for 2 yrs
Doctor:At the same time, you may require certain nutritional support.
Doctor:Nutritional support based on your body functions.
User:total process seems to be difficult to maintain
User:doctors says tha it not pityriasis..
Doctor:Yes, I understand.
User:another one says its pityriasis
Doctor:Did you consult a dermatologist?
User:3 doctors. specialist
User:they hav different views
User:nobdoy culd dignoise what are these black spots..
User:all are MD
User:is the stress is responsible for any skin issues??
Doctor:Anyway, you should try posting the pictures of your condition, along with a roper history to our doctors here on the platform.
Doctor:Stress can cause an increase in skin related issues.
Doctor:Stress is known to be a factor in many skin diseases.
User:i am quite worried as i will get married in 29th of this month..
User:i have nt informed this to my wife about skin conditions.
Doctor:Don't worry. I do not think it as a serious issue.
Doctor:There would be treatment for it once it can be diagnosed.
User:but i am facing frm last 12 yrs.. almost
User:last doctor i saw told me that dont go for any treatment..
Doctor:I can feel the difficult thoughts you are facing with.
User:it will go or remain.. accept it
Doctor:But let us take one more chance.
Doctor:You should be consulting another dermatologist at the earliest.
User:3 dermatalosts in mumbai,,
User:now i will see anybody ,,
User:any other doctor..
User:anyway, thanks for ur concern and help..
User:take care, bye,,
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Have a nice day.
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