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PUVA therapy for psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   good afternoon thr
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   am suffering from a disease
User :   I am suffering from Psoriasis from last 5-6 yrs. I have consulted around 6 doctors during this period.
But i dont find any permanent treatment or control for my disease. Now I want to know whether there is any doctor who can give me permanent treatment for my disease.
Doctor :   psoriasis is a long term problem
Doctor :   assosciated with auto immunity
Doctor :   so its is long term treatment
Doctor :   might be life long also
User :   ok
Doctor :   it can be restricted but not cured
Doctor :   do you have only skin lesion
Doctor :   or joint pains
Doctor :   etc
User :   no pains
User :   lesion means
User :   ?
Doctor :   skin marks
User :   i have
User :   mainly back side of my body and in my hair
Doctor :   ok have you undergone puva therapy
Doctor :   coal tar treatment
Doctor :   etc
User :   puva therapy i have taken
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no improvement
User :   during the treatment it is controlled to 80%
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   after that you stopped it?
User :   but once it is stopped again it is reappearing
User :   yes i stopped as of now as i cant afford its cost
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have taken it for 2yrs
Doctor :   which city are you from?
User :   xxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   but there is no other treatment options
Doctor :   if you are responding to the treatment it is better to continue
Doctor :   tht only
User :   is puva therapy is the only option?
Doctor :   there are but they hve the same cost
User :   ok
Doctor :   but dont know you may respond to them or not
User :   whether that treatments can completely control
Doctor :   PUVA is the best researched till date
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else i can help you
User :   there are no side effects with that?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is completely the narrow band of ultra violet rays
Doctor :   you are exposed to
User :   wat is the treatment charge for that therpay now and in hyderabad where i can get that treatment
Doctor :   per session it is charge around 100 to 150
Doctor :   if you are not affording it you can ask the doctor to make it less frequent rather than
Doctor :   leaving it al together
User :   generally how frequently it is given
User :   per day or per week or per month
Doctor :   it all depends on the response and the acumen of dermatologist
User :   ok
User :   can you give me any references in xxxx where i can get that treatment
Doctor :   please login again for futher queries as many patients are in queue
User :   ok
Doctor :   sorry no database of xxxx
Doctor :   soon we will be coming ot xxxx
User :   now u are at
Doctor :   thanks for loggingin
Doctor :   banglore
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