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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   hi
User :   anyone thr?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   provide your age, gender, occupATION
User :   actually i have a lession on my face
User :   24,M,engg
Doctor :   OK
User :   i ws askd 2 apply erygrip n CURE-M for 2 weeks
User :   the lession didnt improve much.i am continuing the same.
User :   is it right or wrong.
Doctor :   what type of lesions you had
User :   i mean that i have exceeded the 2 weeks time limit
Doctor :   whre located
Doctor :   do oyu mean acne, pimples
User :   on my cheek
Doctor :   is it pimples
Doctor :   ....?
User :   i was not a pimple..smthng vry little ws there and at nght during sleep i jst scrachtcehed it smhw
Doctor :   what type of lesions you had?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any pus flled
User :   soo wht do u prefer me
Doctor :   any allergy type
User : irrittaion,itichng till now
Doctor :   if not subsiding, you may need oral antibiotics
Doctor :   donot scratch
User :   nops..its has bcome smwht reddish..the dostor i soncerned told that aftr applyng that medic,a layer vl b form nd it vl peel off
User :   i thnk erygrip(erthromycin) is an antibiotic only na
Doctor :   how many days have been medications started
Doctor :   that is topicaL
User :   the lession has been frm arnd 3 mothns..for 1 month i ws applyng flutibact but then i concerned a doctor and his medics have been applied fr 3 weeks
Doctor :   you may need a course of oral antibiotics
User :   whats that
User :   and how to do soo
User :   and how to do soo
Doctor :   you have to visit Dermatologist for prescription
User :   means a skin doctor?
Doctor :   yes
User :   and should i stop this medication which i am taking
Doctor :   yes, may be it is not helping you
Doctor :   any other query
User :   ok..actually iam new to this city and i dont know much about good doctors avavilaible..u ppl have any idea?
Doctor :   give the pincode
User :   000
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available round the clock.
User :   ya
User :   ya
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   ya
User :   y is it becoming reedish
User :   any idea. is it that vn a layer is formed,it becomes reddish
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any discharge?
Doctor :   Like pus or white discharge
User :   means..??
User :   noo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i thnk by scratchng the tissues hv been destroyed and soo it is happening it?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   2 n a half months
Doctor :   Ok, was there any effect with the Flutibacct ointment?
User :   ya effect ws there....the lession was improving a bit by slowly
Doctor :   ok
User :   after that i am beeing applyng erygrip and cure-M for 3 weeks
User :   r u aware of these 2 medicines
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes
User :   soo vch 1 is better
Doctor :   Did you get any kind of biopsy for this?
User :   biopsy???
Doctor :   A test for this done?
Doctor :   Is this present anywhere else or only on the face?
User :   as of..i aM NOT GETTING U..WHAT KINDA TEST?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   only on the face
Doctor :   Have you been applying these medicines for 2 months?
User :   noo..applied flutibact fr 1 month and then the othr 1 from last 3 weeks
Doctor :   Ok, as these medicines take a long time to act, you need to use them for at least a month from now
Doctor :   For any significant effect to occur.
User :   means i need to use erygrip and cure-m for a month more from now
Doctor :   Yes at least.
Doctor :   Also I suggest that you avoid excess sun exposure
User :   jst solve my query regarding that vch medic is better
Doctor :   as the lesion may get irritated due to the UV rays
User :   flutibact or the othr 1
Doctor :   Both of them are antibiotics and Cure-M is good
User :   soo is it soo that while i am applyng,a reedish layer is forming and it vl peel off
Doctor :   Is there any crusting or scaling from the lesion?
User :   ya scaling is dere
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is a fungal infection which will subside slowly with medicines
User :   scaling mens like lines are seen in dt part na on the skin
User :   but how can it b a fungal infection.
Doctor :   Are there flakes coming out of it?
User :   flakes??
User :   u know HINDI
Doctor :   How big is the lesion, can you mention the approximate size?
Doctor :   Is it single on the face?
User :   ya
Doctor :   It is probably a fungal infection and it will subside with the antibiotics that you are using.
Doctor :   In addition you should avoid direct sun light, avoid cosmetics on the face.
User :   how 2 excatly tell d size..not that big ..jst it reddish soo it not gud
Doctor :   Is it the size of a rupee coin?
Doctor :   You should also avoid cosmetics on your face.
User :   noo..not that much...1/4 of it
User :   i dnt use any cosmetics except soap
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Use only a mild soap Preferably a herbal one
Doctor :   Are you with me ?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Avoid sharing towels and
User :   i use a soap also gvn by the dermatologist
User :   soft skin soap
Doctor :   Pat your face dry instead of rubbing with a towel
Doctor :   Then you can continue to use that soap given by the dermatologist.
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about.
Doctor :   Avoid shaving in that area.
User :   ya..i am using tht only.. soo what about that peel part.. vl tht scaling form a layer and peel off
Doctor :   That is a part of the process of healing.
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about.
Doctor :   It will scab and then fall of by itself as new skin grows underneath it.
User :   but doc..that part is reddish na..dts y
Doctor :   Yes, when it is healing there will be increased blood circulation to the part
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about, just continue with the medicines and with the tips I told you.
User :   is it the reason y its reddish
Doctor :   Yes, probably as there will be increased blood supply.
Doctor :   Was there any fever when you started having this lesion?
Doctor :   Were there any other symptoms?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Ok
User :   noo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   noo symptoms at all
Doctor :   Is there any itching now with the lesion?
User :   noo..nthng..form starting only dr ws no itching or iritation as such
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the bottom line is that the lession is reddish type n not looking good at all n it has taken 2 mch time also
User :   the bottom line is that the lession is reddish type n not looking good at all n it has taken 2 mch time also
Doctor :   Yes, it has but in some people the healing is slow and thats probably the main reason for it for staying so long.
Doctor :   But if the lesion does not show any improvement within 2 weeks that is it is of the same size or if it is increasing in size then you may need a
User :   as my dermatologist said to do the medic course for 2 weeks and i have cntinued it more than dt.. ne side effects
Doctor :   Skin biopsy. That is a test where a bit of the red skin is taken by the dermatologist and sent for microscopic examination to determine
Doctor :   What the kind of the lesion it might be.
User :   what is this test for??
User :   what is this test for??
Doctor :   Your dermatologist is treating it as for a fungal infection and the reason for it to stay so long is that it may not have resolved.
User :   how vl a doctor take my red skin
Doctor :   A fungal infection will respond to the drugs. If there is no response even after a prolonged period
User : dermatalogist has wriiten it as a acne somethng stuff in his medic history
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i thnk i should concern a doc here n get all my queries cnfirmed
Doctor :   But you previously mentioned that this was not acne.
User :   ya it wsnt an acne but the doc has treated it as an acne lession n scratch n treatng it..smthng wrong in tht
Doctor :   How do you know that this is not acne ?
User :   a small ( u say in hindi) was there vch i scartched
Doctor :   You can take a Close range photo of the area and send us at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Then we can get back to you.
Doctor :   Are you with me
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are there any pale patches around?
User :   as if??
Doctor :   Pale white areas around the redness?
User :   i thnk by applyng cream the area surrounding it is more whitish n the lession is red
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue with the cream for 2 weeks more and then consult the Dermatologist if that is still not reducing in size.
Doctor :   Meanwhile follow the precautions I mentioned especially those with regard to the sun exposure and
Doctor :   Avoid repeated washing of the area.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   ya sure..thanks a lot... i have some work..vl get back 2 u in sometime if u availaible
Doctor :   Sure anytime
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