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Suffering from Ichthyosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   good morning doctor, i am suffering from iethyosis skin disease from my childhood. i consulted few dermatologist in bhubeneswar, they are saying it is permanently not doctor suggest below prescription
codesoft capsules (evening primrose oil&cold liver oil capsules)
thermal cap(levocetirizine dihydrochloride capsules)
elovera lotion+momata lotion
another doctor suggest prescrption withvenusia max skin cream and dewmiss soap
with above medicine i did not find any improvement.
can you please suggest any medicine so that it permanently cured my problem
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   27
User :   male
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   As your previous doctors mentioned, Ichthyosis is a chronic condition
Doctor :   where the treatment is purely based on controlling the symptoms and preventing newer symptoms/complications from happening.
Doctor :   Since the cause is often not found and thought to be genetic,
Doctor :   few medical conditions such as thyroid problems, autoimmune conditions and metabolic disorders
Doctor :   are associated with this problem
Doctor :   If such medical conditions are found, then treating the conditions can reduce your symptoms.
Doctor :   However, if they are not responsible, as I mentioned earlier,
Doctor :   treatment is purely based on preventing new symptoms from happening (first choice) and then treating your present symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   so what kind medicine i have to take.
User :   or how to prevent new symptoms
Doctor :   You can discuss with your treating doctors, if retinoids(oral or local creams can be added to your treatment)
Doctor :   Apart from this, avoid excessive scratching and sun exposure.
Doctor :   Lastly you will also need to understand that these treatment options are going to be slow and gradual.
Doctor :   It is unsual to see rapid improvement.
User :   can you suggest any best dermatologist to cure well this problem
Doctor :   However with this treatment, avoiding scratching and sunexposure, and with proper stress management,
Doctor :   your symptoms can improve.
User :   can you suggest any best dermatologist
Doctor :   Since I am based from Bangalore
Doctor :   I shall convey your message to one my of executive
Doctor :   who will call you and guide you to a dermatologist.
User :   how much time it will take improve my conditions..roughly can give the idea
Doctor :   This will depend on your present symptoms, the severity of the symptoms.
Doctor :   It may take a few months before you notice any improvement with the measures you are on.
Doctor :   Use of retinoids/steroids creams can
Doctor :   reduce this time.
User :   thank you..
User :   thank you doctor..
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