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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   ...
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query
User :   my mom is suffering from knee problem for sometime now...
User :   we have visited a couple of Doctors for advices and check - up
Doctor :   Can you explain the problem in detail?
Doctor :   What is her age?
User :   but all the doctors have given different medicines
User :   her age is 55
User :   and all have told to under go an operation.
Doctor :   Please explain her knee problem in detail.
User :   the problem her knee start paining if she walk for too long.....
User :   also she cannot climb staircase....
Doctor :   Has she been diagnosed with Arthritis?
User :   and have been adviced not to sleep / sit on floor...
User :   i dont think so.
Doctor :   Is the pain continuous or periodic?

User :   one of the doctor had said the tissue which is there in the knees have been torn
User :   pain is continuous....
User :   althoug for last coupl of week it is less.
Doctor :   Does she have pain increased because of any activity.?
User :   the pain is more if she has walked more during the day
User :   as i said if she has walked a bit more than normal days... then the pain is more...
Doctor :   Does she have any other problems like raised BP, sugar or cholesterol?

User :   no... i dont think sooooo....
Doctor :   Is she on any medications?

Doctor :   For knee pain.
User :   no as of now she does not take any medicine
User :   she takes pain killers if her knee is paining
Doctor :   I will give you some tips.

User :   ok...
Doctor :   1)Take tablet DOLO 650 mg for pain relief.
User :   also if i need to visit some doctor......
Doctor :   2)Ask her to do hot fomentation two or three times
Doctor :   3)Visit a physiotherapist for exercises which will help her.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4)Also she may require X ray of the knee region
Doctor :   To rule out the cause.
User :   to rule what cause
Doctor :   5)Apply Relaxyl ointment for pain relief
Doctor :   To see the cause of her pain.
Doctor :   6)Also massage her knee with warm olive oil daily at night to help ease the pain.

User :   what do hot fometation mean ?
Doctor :   Its putting hot water bag

Doctor :   Have you followed what i said?
User :   hot water bag 2 - 3 times a day
User :   yes
Doctor :   Yes
User :   also... as advised some other doctors....
User :   that some tissue is torn in her knee area
User :   will the above treatment will help
Doctor :   You can do this but if it does not help at all you need to get her recent X ray done.

Doctor :   Also these pains respond very good to Physiotherapy
User :   ok..... also the tablet many t be taken during the day...
Doctor :   Thrice a day

User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   yes...
User :   heat boils
User :   i have been getting boils on my face and neck for last 3 - 4 months....
User :   i leave a reddish mark on the face/neck....
User :   the boils are of big sizes and
Doctor :   Are you having any itching or swelling ?

User :   no....
Doctor :   Are they filled with fluid?

User :   yes....yellowish type....
User :   and on trying to burst the boil.... it normally does not happen
Doctor :   Its better you get it examined by a dermatologist, since i am not examining it.

Doctor :   Also you may require Fluid swab test.
User :   what is fluid swab test.......
User :   also any idea what does i get boils.
Doctor :   It is the study of the fluid present inside boils

Doctor :   It can be due to various reasons as infection, allergy

User :   but i dont have any allergy....
Doctor :   It sometimes does not show up and presents like this
User :   anyways do i need to visit a detmatologist.
Doctor :   Also seasonal allergy is common during this time.

Doctor :   It will be better to consult.
Doctor :   you can apply Caladryl lotion 2 or 3 times on it
Doctor :   Also you can use Efaderm ointment
User :   Caladryl is to be applied on the boils
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Also onces this boils dies down...
User :   it leae a mark on the skin.....
User :   reddish.........
User :   type
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   1)Wash your face daily with an antibacterial face wash twice
Doctor :   You can use this home pack for blemishes.Take two spoonful of gram flour, add a pinch of turmeric to it as turmeric have some agents in it which reduces the marks, few drops of lemon juice and make a paste with a spoonful of curd. Apply this pack on the face regularly
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   gram four ??
Doctor :   Yes

User :   what is Gram Flour
Doctor :   Besan
User :   ok
Doctor :   You know that?
User :   yes
Doctor :   3)Honey added in milk powder helps in reducing the blemishes if applied on the skin.
User :   ok
User :   k
User :   Thanks a Lot Doctor Pathak.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   No Sir.
User :   Thanks once again.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.

User :   Bye
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