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Dry skin and allergic reaction to creams - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   I had a small query to ask
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXx
Doctor :   go ahead
User :   Hi Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My problem is I can't apply any cream or any moisturiser on my face ...
User :   it gives me a slight burning sensation
User :   beneath the eyes ... and cheek area
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have to be very particular ... and if i dont use anything .. my skin becomes dry ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u tell me wht the reason could be ... and wht shud I do ?
Doctor :   Burning after applying moisturizer could be alleric
User :   also , my cheeks become slight pinkish in sun or if i touch them too..
Doctor :   ur skin mighe be sensitive to one cream
User :   its with all creams
User :   not one
Doctor :   What creams u tried?
User :   all creams availble in market to know which one suits me
Doctor :   Did u try Aloe vera , herbal, smooth moistiriser
User :   ya.. tried aloe vera
Doctor :   Does it caused problem?
User :   no problem as such but , tht burning sensation is there for a minute atleast ... then my eyes turn watery ....
User :   and for rest of the day , i have problem in my vision
Doctor :   Do not apply just below the eyes
Doctor :   Just apply on cheeks, chin and fore head
Doctor :   eyes are very sensitive
User :   i leave the under eye area ..
Doctor :   Use soft soap, like dove
User :   don't use any soap on face
Doctor :   Use soft soap, like dove
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some soaps has high concentrations of bicarbonic acid
User :   ok
Doctor :   which causes dryness of skin
User :   ok
Doctor :   similarly go for mild moistirisers
User :   ideally this is not too normal ... as in it does not happens to anyone in my family
User :   i will try .
Doctor :   don't us chemical moisturizer at all
User :   ok
Doctor :   If these measures not working
Doctor :   get the CBC and Ig E levels
Doctor :   which measures whether u r sensitive to any alllergins
User :   what is this ? and what does it mean ?
Doctor :   It detects whether u r allergic to any thing
User :   is there any specific test for this ?
User :   what is it called
Doctor :   Complete bllod count and differential count
Doctor :   Immuniglobulins E levels
Doctor :   If they are high, u need to see allergy specialist
Doctor :   or demratologist
Doctor :   he will do patch test
Doctor :   apply different alleric products on body and see what products are alleric to ur body
Doctor :   OK
User :   ok
User :   i shall get the same checked
User :   ohh , i m sorry .. typed it thirce
Doctor :   If you think it is on going problem for u get it checked
User :   is there any specific cure for hairfall
User :   shud I visit a dermat
Doctor :   visit a dermat
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye
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