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Possibility of herpes or scabies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hello There
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxxx
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   My name is xxxxx
User :   I stay in xxxxx
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am looking for skin specialist
User :   or Dermatologist
User :   I mean i got some skin infection near leg joints
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   which previously i thought is due humidity or sweating
Doctor :   I can help you with in my expertise
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue
User :   but seems to be increasing
Doctor :   Is it near knee joints?
User :   it became completely red and getting pimples there
User :   no
User :   nera my private parts
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you mean groin area?
User :   i was getting continuously from 5-6 days
User :   headache
User :   yes
Doctor :   When was the first time you observed the redness and the pimples?
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation?
User :   I reported my headache and stomach problem to Doctor and he gave acidity regions and all
User :   31
User :   but my blood count increased so doubted some bacterial infection
User :   i noticed this almost two months back
Doctor :   Are you married?
User :   Yes
User :   is it related you mean
Doctor :   This seems to be an infection
User :   what type of infection?
Doctor :   But it should be properly treated with appropriate antibiotic after physically seeing it
Doctor :   Do you have itching and pain?
User :   Yes
User :   even on my penis
Doctor :   It seems to be like Scabies?
Doctor :   You need prolonged course of therapy though
User :   doeas it get treated
Doctor :   I suggest you to immediately get physical examination by a dermatologist without delay
Doctor :   It can be treated but it takes long time
Doctor :   We have to first confirm about the infection
User :   how much time?
Doctor :   THis is very common
Doctor :   It takes 2 to 3 weeks
Doctor :   The itching and pain shall reduce in 4 to 5 days though
User :   i have not gone for any unprotected sex
Doctor :   This is not a sexual disease as I think
User :   but want to tell you that I had herpes and got treated for the almost 3-4 years back
Doctor :   It is just a infection because of lack of hygiene
Doctor :   Even herpes can recurr
User :   ok
Doctor :   So Scabies and Herpes have typical pain and redness and itching
Doctor :   Please do not hesitate and delay the treatment
User :   can you sugest me good dermatologist in south mumbai
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am looking for one
User :   Are you still there?
User :   Ok
Doctor :   But I feel this is a very simple and common disease which can be treated by any Dermatologist
Doctor :   in big hospitals
Doctor :   So you just do have to visit them and take the medicine
User :   ok
Doctor :   So not to worry,your attendance is important

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