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Lifestyle modifications to deal with psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   in which mode of treaatment u belong homoeo/allopathy/aurvedic
Doctor :   Allopathy
User :   i am suffering from psoraisis
Doctor :   ko
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
User :   last 3 yrs
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age 42 yrs teacher married no
Doctor :   r u taking any medicines as of now
User :   yes homoeo treatment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u finding any relief
User :   suggest me some food to eat and how to live this
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 91-0000
Doctor :   confirm details
User :   yes YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 91-0000
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Take daily baths. Bathing daily helps remove scales and calm inflamed skin. Add bath oil, oiled oatmeal, Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts to the water and soak for at least 15 minutes. Avoid hot water and harsh soaps, which can make your symptoms worse. Instead, use lukewarm water and mild soaps that have added oils and fats.
Doctor :   Blot your skin after bathing, then immediately apply a heavy, ointment-based moisturizer while your skin is still moist. For very dry skin, oils may be preferable â?? they have more staying power than creams or lotions do and are more effective at preventing water from evaporating from your skin. During cold, dry weather, you may need to apply a moisturizer several times a day
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   o help improve redness and scaling, apply an ointment-based moisturizer to your skin and wrap with plastic wrap overnight. In the morning, remove the covering and wash away the scales with a bath or a shower.
User :   what about food
Doctor :   Expose your skin to small amounts of sunlight. A controlled amount of sunlight can significantly improve lesions, but too much sun can trigger or worsen outbreaks and increase the risk of skin cancer. If you sunbathe, it's best to try short sessions three or more times a week. Keep a record of when and how long you're in the sun to help avoid overexposure. And be sure to protect healthy skin with a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF, paying careful attention to your ears, hands and face. Before beginning any sunbathing program, ask your doctor about the best way to use natural sunlight to treat your skin.
Doctor :   Alcohol consumption may decrease the effectiveness of some psoriasis treatments.
User :   what about food
Doctor :   yes i will tel
Doctor :   Avoid psoriasis triggers, if possible. Find out what triggers, if any, worsen your psoriasis and take steps to prevent or avoid them. Infections, injuries to your skin, stress, smoking and intense sun exposure can all worsen psoriasis.
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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Doctor :   u can get the diet advise here
Doctor :   ok
User :   hello
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