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Generalized itching problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   skin itching problem
hi

User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. please proceed
User :   from yesterday i have itching problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please describe your problem in detail in terms of area of location, any skin rash present, any other symptoms associated.
User :   complete body it is giving problem
User :   no rash present on the skin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height, weight, marital status, details of past medical illness if any.
User :   27,male
User
User :   160 cm
User :   78 kgs
User :   married
User :   no medical problem previously
Doctor :   is there any history of insect bite?
User :   no
User :   from yesterday night it started
Doctor :   is it present in any particular area or is it generalized itching?
User :   generalized itching
User :   not specific to particular area
Doctor :   is there any dryness of skin associated?
User :   some times on face,hands and legs its continuosly iching
Doctor :   common causes for generalized itching can be dry skin, sun burn or tanning
Doctor :   other causes include any of the following: liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, cancers, reactions to drugs used, allergic reactions, and diseases of the blood
Doctor :   if the problem is due to dry skin, using a moisturizing lotion or coconut oil will help.
Doctor :   if it is due to sun burn or tanning, then using a sunscreen lotion wil resolve your problems
Doctor :   but if the symptoms do not get resolved with either moisturizer use or sunscreen use in 2-3 days time,
Doctor :   then you will need to visit your physician and get yourself examined along with getting the blood tests done to identify any cause
Doctor :   due to liver, kidney or allergy problem
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   is there any medicine available to get rid of this
User :   or any specific soaps or lotions
Doctor :   first the exact cause for the problem should be identified
Doctor :   as i have said earlier; 1) if the problem is due to dry skin, using a moisturizing lotion or coconut oil will help. 2) if it is due to sun burn or tanning, then using a sunscreen lotion wil resolve your problems
Doctor :   but if the problem cause is underlying problem with liver, kidney or allergy problem, then the treatment will proceed to correct them
User :   can you provide any doctor details
User :   to meet him personally
Doctor :   please give me a moment.
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Doctor :   visit this link to locate doctor/dermatologist
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thanks
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User :   ok
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