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Itching over body and pimples - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor, from the last few days, I have seen small pimples appearing on my face, its getting oily. I from the begining have dry skin on the chest, legs, finger and back. the pimples are not getting itchy, but on the finger region and back it is getting itchy
User :   though on the it
Doctor :  
It seems you moved out of the chat.
User :   chy region, I don't see any pimples
User :   I am there now.
User :   I was loosing the chat box
User :   u there doc?
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   cool
Doctor :  
So let me ask you few questions?
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Do you see blisters or pus filled?
User :   no.
Doctor :  
So do you see rashes?
User :   except on the back in one place, it was a bacterial infection for which I used gentopic-fa
Doctor :  
Do you sweat lot?
User :   no, no rashes
User :   yes I sweat a lot
Doctor :   Do you work out?
User :   for dry skin I use NMF lotion and u lac cream
User :   I used to
User :   but ever since I developed back pain, i stopped it and doing back pain relief exercise
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Did you find difference on using thgese medicines?
User :   not much
User :   and an other thing, on the private region it gets very dry and wa itchy, initially i was using powder which gave me some relief
User :   later it became dry as the climate changed and became cold
User :   so I stopped using powder and started using emolene cream which is working slightly well
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you see white scales coming out of them?
User :   out of what doctor?
Doctor :  
those areas?
Doctor :  
like fingers
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, now what are you bothered about, the pimples on the face or the itching at various area on the body?

User :   pimples on the face and itching
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   on the finger region and side
User :   on the side
Doctor :  
Ok you have to understand the fact that the body shoiuld produce some sebum to maintain the ill effects of the pollution and the sun exposure
Doctor :  
If you have dry skin ( the required sebum is not produced correctly) then the problems of itching and rashes increases
Doctor :  
So one has to moisturise the skin as regularly and as adequate as possible so that these problems are reduced
Doctor :  
So one has to use the moisturising lotion twice to thrice a day depending on the intensity of the problem you have
Doctor :  
At the same time one has to follow certain precautions so that the skin do not become dry
Doctor :   Are you following me?
User :   Yes doctor
Doctor :  
Ok good
Doctor :  
let me continue now
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid hot water baths, keep the water just tepid or warm

User :   ok
Doctor :  
Reduce the time of bathing
Doctor :   let the skin be wet for sometime
Doctor :  
and let it dry by itself
Doctor :  
After that apply adequate amount of moisturiser to the skin
User :   please reccomend some good mosturiser doc
Doctor :  
You can choose CETAPHIL MOISTURING LOTION
Doctor :  
Apply this to the problem areas thrice and to the entire body twice a day
Doctor :  
one before you go out and before you go bed
User :   ok
User :   even the private region?
Doctor :   Apply ITCHMOSOL cream over a thin layer for 10 minutes over the itchy areas
Doctor :   twice a day
User :   on this region?
Doctor :  
Do not apply them to the pimples
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Do not wear undergarments while sleep
Doctor :  
Keep the groin areas dry
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and rub with soft and dry cloth
Doctor :  
Do not apply moisturiser to the groin area
Doctor :  
These things will help you away from the itch after few days
User :   great
Doctor :  
Now coming to the pimples
Doctor :  
Stress shall increase the occurence of pimples, so try to destress your self in whatever possible way
User :   I am under lots of stress
User :   so will do it
Doctor :  
Exercise, Yoga, Meditation, Playing a game
Doctor :  
etc
Doctor :  
Some activity for 30 to 45 minutes a day shall ease lot of pressure
Doctor :  
Do not touch the pimples with the bare hands
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Never ever touch them except washing face
Doctor :  
Do not be anxious about them
Doctor :  
they increae the itch and pain
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Use ACNIL soap twice a day to wash your face, leave the lather for 2 minutes and then wash it off
Doctor :  
If you feel that your hands are involuntarily going to touch the pimples, wash them after each touch and cut off the nails
Doctor :  
These precuations shall be of much help
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Did you follow?
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes very much
User :   that's it doctor. thanks a lot
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Let me know about the progress after 15 days.
User :   sure
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