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Itching, swelling and redness of skin on exposure to sun - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   can i directly ask the problem tht i have.. actually i am not sure wht is specialization
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   i mean ur specialization..
User :   ok
Doctor :   i am a general practitioner
User :   oh..ok i have query regarding my skin.. my skins gets red & swollen when i am going outside (either in sun or normal temp also.. but total open area..)
Doctor :   ok
User :   are you the correct person to ask.. can i go aheaad
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   i am having this prob since 2-21/2 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you take any medicines for this?
User :   i am s/w engg... my guess was this side effect is due to ac.. which i am constantly in... when i go out... even in normal temp... i get itching sensation & reddish etc... within 10-15 min..
User :   no i didnt take any medicine
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? have you been using medicines for any other problem previously?
User :   no
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age:25
User :   xxxxx
User :   not married
User :   wt:55 kgs
User :   ht 5-3
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the redness present only on sun exposed parts or is it present anywhere else?
Doctor :   are you there xxxxx?
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How canI help you
Doctor :   Are you Back ?
User :   yes.. this XXXXXXXX i am back..
User :   sorry.. i had quick meeting...
User :   in the office
Doctor :   ok
User :   are u the same doctor?
User :   ur name?
Doctor :   So this is happening in between your Meetings
Doctor :   Dr. xxxxx
User :   ok
User :   no.. i am at my cube.. there was a sudden quick meeting..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Let us Proceeed
User :   yes..
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you would like to mention about your case any more history i mean
User :   to answer ur prvious Q... it is there only at the sun exposed areas..
User :   thats it actually.. why is this redness & irritation.. & it is also there for me even when there is no sun
User :   just if i go out from home or office to open environment...
User :   & the itching, redness... bit kind of swelling .... is more when i go to remote areas.. or villages etc...
User :   wht can be the prob?
Doctor :   ok then it is quite clear that your having Contact Dermatitis and associated along with it you have allergic response too
Doctor :   So Exposure is causing the skin changes and your body's response is causing the itching swelling and Redness
User :   ok
Doctor :   3000 chemicals are well documented as specific causes of ACD. allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).
Doctor :   more common in women than in men
User :   oh ok..
Doctor :   Poison ivy, Nickel, rubber gloves
Doctor :   are known commoner sources
Doctor :   cosmetics, moisturizers, and topical medications are major causes of ACD
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Patch testing is required to identify the external chemicals to you are allergic
User :   i can have this test anywhere? i mean any hospital?
User :   or only from a dermatologist?
Doctor :   Most of the Well Known Hospital are Providing these tests you need to fix your appointment for it fore hand
Doctor :   Yes it will need a dermatologist to prescribe it for you
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Symptomatic treatment, is all that is needed
User :   without test can i go for any general medicine..
Doctor :   since avoiding the Allergen is the most important thing for you to do
User :   ok.. yea right
Doctor :   Cool compresses with saline are helpful for acute conditions
Doctor :   oral antihistamines help diminish pruritus,that is the rash that is caused and the itching too
Doctor :   Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment but will need to be taken under controlled environment
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Doctor :   Are you there xxxxx ?
User :   done
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   oral antihistamines is the medicine tht i can use?
User :   sorry i couldnt get it properly...
Doctor :   Yes but then they can cause Drowsiness and you should not drive or operate machinery while your on those medications
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User :   & also.. corticosteroids
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Corticosteroids are Prescription Based and will need
Doctor :   a Hand Written Prescription For you to Procure them
User :   oh ok..
User :   ok. thanks for the information
User :   have a good evening... bye
Doctor :   You are Welcome ,
Doctor :   Have a pleasant evening
Doctor :   Bye for noww
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