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Itching and irritation on the back due to pimples - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   HI
User :   Good Morning
User :   hello
Doctor :   good morning, please proceed with your query.
User :   Doctor. i have seen dat i m been getting boils on my back regularly
Doctor :   ok
User :   i thought may be coz of sweat
Doctor :   ok
User :   but now this has become my concern
User :   could u please advise solution for this
User :   i drinks lots of water
Doctor :   sure, i would want to ask you a few relevant questions
User :   sue
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may I know your age?
User :   27 yrs
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   nope?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   thats good.
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   atleast 6 - 8 months have passed now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any itching around the boils?
User :   nope
User :   but this generally comes like pimple/acne and den d marks remain on my back
Doctor :   any irritation or discomfort other than itching? any pus or any discharge?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes a bit of pus
Doctor :   other than your back do you have them anywhere else in your body or face?
User :   nope
User :   only on back
Doctor :   could you just describe them, how many and how big are they.
Doctor :   just roughly.
User :   as i mentioned earlier, dey r just like pimples dat comes on our faces
Doctor :   ok
User :   but dis turns out reddish
Doctor :   any history of diabetes , asthma, or any illness in the family?
User :   is it coz of sweat, i do regularly gym also
User :   yes.. dad is a diabetic n also have undergone by-pass couple of years back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would want to give you a few suggestions after listening to your history.
User :   sure.. tell me maam
Doctor :   since I cannot examine you , I can thinkof these possibilities.
Doctor :   1. acne
Doctor :   2.acne secondary to sweating.
Doctor :   since you say there is pus also, and they are multiple.
Doctor :   you will need a dose of antibiotics to prevent any infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   diet, exercise changes, climate and hormones all contribute to them.
User :   if i want to come for an examination
User :   when n were can i come
User :   also wanted to tell u dat i have a bit piles problem
Doctor :   we do not have this service , but we could refer you to a dermatologist.
Doctor :   apart from the antibiotics, you wil also need local creams and make sure you keep your back dry.
Doctor :   if needed the doctor may recommend a few blood tests as well.
User :   ok
User :   hmmm...
Doctor :   since this has been from 6 months.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to keep a good diet.
Doctor :   try to minimize oily food
Doctor :   and drink lot of water.
User :   yeah dat may also be a problem
User :   oily food
Doctor :   do you have complaints of dandruff?
User :   nope.. no dandruff at all
Doctor :   generally dandruff causes oily secretions from the scalp and they can move on to the back.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also get good sleep and avoid stress, this generally increases the acne .
User :   ok maam
Doctor :   physical activity which your already doing is good, make sure you eat well
User :   will definetely try doing these things
Doctor :   after the gym , have a shower
User :   yeah dat i have started couple of weeks back
Doctor :   and try to wipe off all the water from your back and keep it dry , using powder.
User :   n guess that have lessened it
Doctor :   since moisture collection is a route for this.
Doctor :   sometimes rigorous exercise too can increase them.
Doctor :   so balance everything.
User :   also wanted to check, how will dis marks which can be seen on my back, can be reduced
Doctor :   after examination , doctor will put you on some medicines for a few days.
User :   any ointment or cream
Doctor :   the marks will fade themselves, if not there are creams available for the same
Doctor :   yes, mederma has a wide range of creams, no scars, etc
Doctor :   you could buy them for application.
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   or when you see the dermatologist, the doctor will suggest you one, you can ask him
Doctor :   minimize coffee , tea
User :   ok
Doctor :   go for fresh fruit juices to hydrate the body.
Doctor :   and never scratch the cars.
User :   will try all doing dis.
Doctor :   scars*
Doctor :   I hope i answered your questions.
User :   it was a great pleasure taking to you... thanks for your great support and advise
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no maam... incase i have, will definetely bother u
User :   thanks
Doctor :   sure,
User :   have a good day.. take care
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   good day
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   :)
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