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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   hello..
Doctor :  
Please proceed with the query?
User :   the tips of my fingers are excessively dry
Doctor :  
ok
User :   they have been like this for the last few years
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   27
User :   male
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :   I will help you in this.
Doctor :  
May i know your weight and height?
User :   i have tried applying loads of creams,moisturiesers and glycerine too
User :   90 kgs
User :   6'2"
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you notice any kind of lesions also on the fingers?
User :   like what?
User :   skin peels off very often
Doctor :  
like skin peeling, blackish discoloration, tingling, numbness as such?
User :   skin peels, tingles only after excessive peelings when the skin becomes very thin
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
I will suggest few measures.
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   1. continue using the moisturizer.
User :   I had discolouration and dryness on my elbow(far from the hands) and dry skin on my shin
Doctor :  
2. you cantry lakme peach milk extract.
Doctor :  
Since you also hane same kind of lesions in other areas also.
User :   I had gone to the doctor and he advised using an antidepressent and a steroid base cream,which resolved the problems
Doctor :  
You probably are having vitamin and essential fatty acid deficiencies.
User :   so what should i include in my diet
Doctor :  
Steroids will help transiently but the problem may recurr again.
Doctor :  
You need to starts on multi vitamins
User :   I am a bit on the heavier side
User :   and have fatty skin
Doctor :   Yes it is more common with vitamin deficiency.
Doctor :  
Also check your thyroid hormones too..
Doctor :  
Suggest you to get Thyroid function tests done.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So let me summarize to you clearly.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
These symptoms usually happen because of vitamin deficiencies/ fatty acid deficiency/ hypothyroid status.
Doctor :   So the treatment will be
Doctor :  
1. to check your thyroid harmone levels.
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2. multivitamin regularly.
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3. diet modifications.
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4. Avoid washing hand frequently.
User :   what should my diet should consist of?
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5. continue moisturizers.
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your diet must contain lot of green leafy vegetables,
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fruits,
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and decrease the cholesterol contents.
User :   I have been having apples and green vegetables a lot
Doctor :  
6. weight reduction measures.
Doctor :  
You continue with these measures.
User :   every day
Doctor :   You can use vitamin for the next one month.
User :   which one?
Doctor :   You can use becousules once a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
depending on the TFT we shall modify if there is any.
Doctor :  
have you followed.
User :   what is tft?
Doctor :  
That is thyroid function test. sorry.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   nope
Doctor :  
Please fill the feed back form also.
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure
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