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Having skin allergy over eyelids and spreading all over. Used candid B. What else can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi Dr XXXXXXX ..
User:I would like to speak to a deromatoligist
Doctor:I am a general physician and I believe I can help you within my expertise.
Doctor:If you wish to discuss your problem with a dermatologist
Doctor:you can leave a query using ask a doctor option.
User:thanks, i think i can spk to u also..
Doctor:Thank you.
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I seem to have a skin allergy over my eye lid..
User:it is fast spreading ..
User:it started as a small itch and its spreading
Doctor:Since when are you facing this problem?
Doctor:Is there any rashes or swelling noted?
User:Raches..and i have this for past 6 months
User:it supresses when i use Candid B
User:after a week it comes back
Doctor:Are these rashes/itching present close to the eyebrows?
Doctor:Is it involving only one eyelid or both the eyelids?
User:ya lil below it..starts from the corner of the eye
User:one eyelid it is spread completely..
User:other one just started
Doctor:Do you have any similar rashes in the body?
User:yes..under my left armpit also..
Doctor:Particularly behind the neck, jaws, armpits, scalp?
User:left armpit
User:only in lft
Doctor:Apart from the rash/itching do you find scaly lesion?
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:I apologize for so many enqiries; but
Doctor:these details are relevant to understand the condition especially when I am unable to visually inspect the lesions?
User:its fine Doctor..
User:33 yrs and female
Doctor:Are there scalling lesions?
User:its not scaly
Doctor:Do you have dandruff problem?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problems?
User:sorry..was held up
User:nothing of above
Doctor:Thanks for providing the necessary information.
Doctor:Based on the details provided, I think of 3 possibilities.
Doctor:The first and the closest possibility is "seborrheic dermatitis".
Doctor:This is an inflammatory condition related to a mild less harming fungus
Doctor:which is more commonly involved in the development of dandruff.
Doctor:The condition is predominantly located in areas where there is lot of sebaceous glands such as nape of neck, behind ears, under the eyebrows, eyelid, face, armpit, pubic region and so on.
User:ok...what is advised for it ?
Doctor:2. The second possibility of course is an allergic/irritant dermatitis.
Doctor:3. The third is off course any other fungal infection.
Doctor:Candid B contains both antifungal drug as well as steroid.
Doctor:Hence it is able to take care of both fungal as well as inflammatory condition.
User:should i continue it ?
Doctor:Yes, you may continue that. But as a doctor my first preference would be to identify the cause so that we can take necessary steps to prevent it. what do i do ?
Doctor:Hence you will need a physical examination from a dermatologist. He/she can order microscopic tests to confirm the cause.
Doctor:Once we find the cause, we can be able to take necessary steps to prevent the recurrence.
Doctor:I hope you agree with me.
User:fine.. can u suggest me a good dermatologist near my place...
Doctor:May I know your location?
User:iam at Porur , Chennai ..
Doctor:One minute please.
Doctor:Here is a link of doctors listed from Chennai.
Doctor:As I do not have any personal reference, I am suggestion this link.
Doctor:Few doctors have reviews written by patients and users.
Doctor:I think those reviews can help you find a doctor close to your locality.
Doctor:Hope this helps.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok thank you so much
User:this should help..
User:thanks again for your time .
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye Bye
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