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Fungal infection on the face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1721 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doctor
User :   are the same doctor whom i chatted with few minutes ago
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   no
User :   oops...then i have to type everything again
User :   anyways
User :   here are my statistical details
Doctor :   ok
User :   Age: 26
User: Gender: Female
User: Occupation: Software Engineer
User: Marital Status: Single
User: Weight: 54 kgs
User: Height: 5' 4.5"
User: No dependants
Doctor :   ok
User :   I recently noticed several white spots on my face
Doctor :   ok
User :   near the cheeks
User :   I recently moved to USA from India
Doctor :   since how long
User :   for work
Doctor :   ok
User :   I noticed the spots since 1 week
Doctor :   ok
User :   I use a SPF 70 sunscreen during the daytime and started drinking boiled water only after I noticed the spots fearing hygeine problems
Doctor :   do u have sensation on the white patch
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have similar complains in the past
User :   what type of sensation are you meaning?
User :   no
Doctor :   on the white patch
Doctor :   r u able to feel sensation i mean
User :   yes i can sense
Doctor :   it can be a fungal infection then
User :   when i touch the white spots but not very much
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had showed one of the dermatologists here and she asked me to use Tri-Luma
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   apply this cream
User :   but I am skeptical about using it
User :   since its only for melesma
User :   is it safe to use?
Doctor :   yes u can use this
User :   can it give any side effects?
Doctor :   this is flucinolone cream
User :   also is it safe to use SPF 70 sunscreen lotion...i use Neutrogena?
Doctor :   u can apply this in day time
Doctor :   suncreen i mean
User :   and the cream?
Doctor :   crusting or swelling of the treated areas
Doctor :   excessive or persistent burning, irritation, stinging or itching of the treated areas are the side effects
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   Yes.. So if I feel the side effects, I should stop it immediately right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u need to consult the dermatologist
User :   but then do I contact you and tell you about the progress? Do you have any email address through which I can keep in touch with you?
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   but then how do i*
Doctor :   keep in informed of any side effects
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User :   sure
User :   also doctor, when shall i apply the cream?
User :   in the night or anytime?
Doctor :   at night
Doctor :   usually twice daily
Doctor :   morning and night time
User :   ok... that will help
User :   thanks
Doctor :   dont use this cream
Doctor :   if u have sunburn
User :   oh ok... i will keep this in mind
Doctor :   please
User :   but how do I find out if I have sunburn?
Doctor :   avoid ur sunscreen for few days
User :   I have wheatish complexion
Doctor :   red rashes will be there
Doctor :   for few days u dont apply
Doctor :   later u can apply
User :   u mean freckles?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   red rashes, painful
Doctor :   like pimples it will be
User :   oh ok
User :   anything special related to food which i should have?
Doctor :   nothing as such
User :   generally i cook food at home and eat
Doctor :   u can take ur normal diet
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes burgers, pizza
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   sure u can take them
Doctor :   no harm in taking them
User :   may I know the cause of these infections?
User :   so that I can be preventive int he future
Doctor :   fungal infection
Doctor :   any one can get
Doctor :   there is no clear cut cause why people get
User :   is it due to climatic conditions or genetic problems?
Doctor :   yes damp climate
Doctor :   will cause the fungus to grow well
User :   oh .. it rained last week
User :   for many days
Doctor :   usually these infection will be
Doctor :   common in foot
Doctor :   many people do get
User :   ya i know... athelete;s foot
Doctor :   please dont worry about it
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok doctor...i will use the cream as directed
User :   and will let you know the results after a week
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   if develop any allergy
Doctor :   stop the cream and inform the dermatologist
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   ah ... I remember 1 thing too
User :   I did not have any periods last month
User :   is that something to do with these spots
Doctor :   is ur periods regular
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   stress can be factor
User :   ya...generally on 20-27th they happen
Doctor :   delay of 3-6 days is normal
Doctor :   likely to be due to stress most of the time
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   did u have intercourse anytime
User :   yes, long time back in india with my boyfren
Doctor :   ok
User :   i mean 4 months back
Doctor :   did u get periods after that
Doctor :   in subsequent months?
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   then u need not worry
Doctor :   just being stressed out i guess
User :   :) hopefully not
Doctor :   nothing to worry
User :   ya...I am stressed due to thise spots very much
Doctor :   if in doubt u can do a urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   dont worry u will be fine
User :   hope so doctor. thanks
User :   and also today I was feeling some irritating sensation in the if some insect is crawling on it
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   that can due to dry lips
Doctor :   apply vaseline or ghee to lips
User :   ok
Doctor :   due to cold climate
Doctor :   u might feel like
Doctor :   as well
User :   no its summers here
User :   the heat is very high in the afternoon
Doctor :   ok
User :   anyways...i shall apply ghee or vaseline as u suggested
Doctor :   drink lots of water to keep ur cool
Doctor :   as u can apply if u dry lips
Doctor :   good home remedy
User :   ya right
User :   ok I shall go to sleep doctor. its 2 AM in the night here...
Doctor :   sure
User :   was not able to sleep due to this tension
Doctor :   good nite
Doctor :   dont be tensed up

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