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Itchy black spots on legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   i am having black spots at my both legs
Doctor :   Can you tell me hwere exactly these spots are?
Doctor :   *where?
User :   these spots are at the lower parts of leg

Doctor :   all over/ only on the front/ back...
User :   all over
Doctor :   do you have any itching?
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   How long have you had this problem for?
User :   i am taking treatment from baksons from last 1.6 yrs

User :   but not feeling any improvement
User :   these spots are near abt 7 yrs old
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Are they raised above the skin or are flat?
User :   they are raised above the skin

Doctor :   DId it start as one and then become more?
Doctor :   any change in colour?
User :   yes

Doctor :   /size since you first saw them?
User :   initially it was red but after that these become gray in color

User :   i have taken treatment from many doctors

Doctor :   is the area around your ankles the most affected?

User :   yes
Doctor :   Right now
Doctor :   are you able to see normal skin between the spots- or is it more
Doctor :   like continous?
User :   yes there is some part of normal skin

Doctor :   when you saw the doctors
User :   my doctor was saying that it is Lichen Planus

Doctor :   did they give you a definite diagnosis/ probable causes?
Doctor :   ok

User :   i don't know
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does it get better and then worse-
Doctor :   in periods?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?

User :   no i don't smoke

User :   it is getting worst due to itching
Doctor :   are you currently taking any allopathic medication?
User :   No

Doctor :   Do you have periods when this condition feels better?
User :   i didn't notice

Doctor :   as you have already seen may doctors, And I presume that many of them would be dermatologists as well..
Doctor :   Chronic conditions like lichen planus have treatment for symptomatic relief

Doctor :   Have you tried phototherapy?
User :   no only one of them was dermatologists but due to coming to bangalore i could not continue

User :   no
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   In that case, it is best for you to see a dermatologist and
Doctor :   start treatment
User :   can you advice me a good dermatologists near JP Nagar or Jayanagar
Doctor :   just give me a moment
Doctor :   Can i confirm your details
User :   sure
Doctor :   one of our doctors will give you a call back with the details
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok

Doctor :   Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   is this correct
User :   yes, it is correct

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we will call you shortly
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   when should i aspect the call from you?
Doctor :   we will call you in an hour witht the details
User :   ok

User :   does Lichen Planus cause hair fall also?

Doctor :   In the affected area?
Doctor :   or from your scalp?
User :   no in the scalp portion

Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it wont be the cause for your hair fall
User :   ok

Doctor :   IS there anything else deven?

User :   Could you please tell me the avg. duration of treatment of Lichen Planus?

Doctor :   It svery difficult to put

Doctor :   a defnite period
Doctor :   some resolve within a year
Doctor :   But some last for many years
Doctor :   and have periods of aggravation and dormancy
User :   ok

Doctor :   SO your dermat- after confirming
Doctor :   the diagnosis
Doctor :   will advice you on self care tips as well
User :   ok thanks a lot

User :   waiting for your call....
Doctor :   you are welocme
Doctor :   bye for now
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