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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor. I had a complaint regarding Skin @ face. It used to be fine during till my Xth standard when I got a allergy and face got highly infected. I recovered from the problem by around 3 months after that the Skin has become dry and till date I am not able to survive without Moisturiser.. If I remain 3 days without applying oil or mosituriser it becomes totally dry..



































Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
User :   Sure.
Doctor :   Can you please giive me these details

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Age, Occupation, Gender, Height and weight
User :   27, Software Engineer, M, 5feet 6 inches, 65kgs.
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Can you tell me what was the Doctor's diagnosis after seeing the rash on the face
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Any opinion told by him?
Doctor :   What treatment given by him?

User :   I got the problem at the age of 17... It has been almost 10 years.. I can tell you the condition.
User :   He had given me an ointment to apply.....
User :   I dont remember the name of the ointment.
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Ok
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Do you have itching or scaling of the skin?
User :   No.
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Do you have the dry skin only over the face?
User :   No.
User :   I have mainly at forehead and near the cheeks
Doctor :   Do you frequently get skin infections?
User :   Nope.
Doctor :   Do you get redness or burning over the area
User :   No.
Doctor :   Does anyone in your family has the same problem?
User :   No...
Doctor :  
parents??
User :   My mom has some skin problem...but that is different she has at her feet.
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Do you have any other medical problems like thyroid problems
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Which city are you from?
User :   No... allergy.... sometimes..... sneezing.
User :   Chennai
Doctor :  
Chennai is mostly humid and still you have the dry skin
User :   If I apply Moisturiser after bath or Oil before taking bath.. I will be fine.
Doctor :  
I believe you have an inherent problem of dryness of skin
User :   That's a good question :)
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What you currently do is a very good way to solve the problem
User :   But skin at forehead really looks wrinkled...
Doctor :  
Some people have this problem which is inherent and have to live with it with measures to mask them
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I would like to mention some tips
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Taking lukewarm baths or showers (instead of hot ones)
User :   I take cold...
Doctor :   Do not take cold water bath
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Take luke warm
User :   Okay.
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Limiting baths/showers to 5 to 10 minutes
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No long ones
User :   Sure. I am strict to it.
Doctor :   Which soap do you use?
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Do not use fragrance soaps
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Use mild ones
User :   After many Trial and error I am currently settled with Dove for 2 years
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Good one
User :   Which really helps me out.
User :   With this problem can I use fairness creams ?
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Not all
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You have to be very choosy
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They should have oil as base
User :   Any suggestions
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Use sunscreens while going out
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ELOVERA SPF 30
User :   I forgot to mention I feel the dryness behind my ears and inside too.
Doctor :  
You have to apply the moisturizer around the ears also
User :   Okay... I want to join swimming actually.. Because of this problem I am staying behind.
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Did you see the Dermatologist after that episode
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Apply oil before you get into pool
User :   Yes.
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or apply Sun screen before getting into
User :   They doctor said it may be because of age....... as I remember @ 22 yrs.
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I think it makes real sense to visit one now
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to check for better ideas after physical examination
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Do you have a good one near your area?
User :   Referalls ?
User :   No...actually...
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Let me check
User :   I am staying at Mogappair.
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One minute
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is Ambattur near to you
User :   sure.
Doctor :   Dr. Bharathi
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418, M T H Road
Doctor :   Phone 0000
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044 0000 Clinic
User :   Thanks..
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She has good reviews from other patients
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and the problem you have is very common
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and can be helped by any general dermatologist
User :   I have been recently suggested to apply oil with a little bit of lime in it... Is it good ?
Doctor :   Yes
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Anything which has Vitamin C and E is good
User :   That should be fair ...
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Actually the best products come at high costs in the field of dermatology
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The current practices that you adopt are really good
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and helps you in not landing in dermatitis kind of complications
User :   Yep. Quality of treatment is the matter.. I have been searching for it from days.
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Which one?
User :   I am speaking about your approach. By this approach I am able to share the thoughts and get a good referral.
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Absolutely
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Most of the people lack information that is reliable
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and our concept is based on that
User :   Kudos for the team !!!
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Thanks
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Please fill the feedback and encourage us
User :   Information is wealth :)
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
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Please feel free to update about yur progress with us
User :   and where shall I do this...
Doctor :   did you fill the feedback ?
User :   Done.
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You can contact me Dr. mazumdar again on this chat
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after 3 weeks
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and note the progress
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Amla is good for skin
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so put amla in honey and have it
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twice a week
User :   Yes... this is suggestion I get from my Mom.... Amla, Pepper, Lime, Papaya... Cucumber...Carrot.
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Do not use all of them at a time
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you mess with it
User :   Sure.
User :   Nope... she says it is good to intake.
Doctor :  
Ok Thanks for consulting me
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Just an urgent call from emergency
User :   Thanks for the Diagnosis..
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