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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI, my sister is suffering frm psoriaris from a long time. can u suggest something.
Doctor :   How can i help you..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   there a few details that you could tell me..
User :   She is not taking any medicine, actually she was well a few months ago, but suddenly frm Jan 08 she got patches on her neck.
Doctor :   ok
User :   It starts from the neck always, then on hands & legs, from neck it is moving to the sideways of hair.
Doctor :   Any patch or scales or Pustules that she has
User :   Now I am worried, bcauuse of this sudden thing, can u suggest which treatment is good, homeopathic or allopathic.
User :   She has, as described by me
Doctor :   Just trying to get the variety of Psoriasis that she has..
User :   It is plaque psoriaris, as it seems, m I correct in spelling?
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   for how long has she had them..
User :   for 10 years, but it keeps coming & going.....she has suffered mentally also....

Doctor :   ok

User :   I have heard about laser treatment it good?
Doctor :   There is some thing that i do not want to dis harten you with
Doctor :   Psoriasis is a disease where the Aetiology is not Known so we do not have a definative Cure the
Doctor :   treatment are by and large symptomatic..
Doctor :   When there are eruptions they need to be controled..
User :   Yes, How to, can I know......

Doctor :   there a few triger for Psoriasis
Doctor :   Stress; Injury to the skin;
Doctor :   Sunburn; Scratches;
User :   that I know, But any way to stop it now......

Doctor :   These need to be looked into and avoided
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try a wet towel, a cold shower, a cold bath or a cold pack.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Cool water can help relief this itchiness.
Doctor :   Baths can be beneficial by themselves in relieving itchiness. Oatmeal, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts can help remove the scales and also help in soothing itchiness.
Doctor :   Aloe Vera is often used to soothe and moisturize skin.
User :   actually she doesnot get any itching

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Dry skin
Doctor :   or Pustules
User :   yes.....
Doctor :   Capsaicin is found in cayenne peppers. It can help treat red, scaly and itchy skin.
User :   anything else,........

Doctor :   Evening primrose oil can be found in cream or lotion form. It can also be taken as a nutritional supplement.
User :   any drug can you suggest for now......
User :   & is laer operation is there, as I have heard.....
Doctor :   for that I would need to examin her and see the extent of the Psoriasis..
Doctor :   Yes UVB laser have been found
Doctor :   to yeild good results
Doctor :   narrow-band UVB units.
User :   In bangalore is it possible......
User :   Can i get ur contact no.
Doctor :   Xtrac's beam is smallâ??less than 1 inch in diameterâ??and can be targeted at selected areas of the skin affected by psoriasis.
Doctor :   e so that we could refer you to some place close by
Doctor :   pls fil this and tell me when done
Doctor :   It can take an average of four to 10 sessions to see results,
User :   r u writing..........

Doctor :   Pls confirm these
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok, bye

Doctor :   Ph 0000
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.
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