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Suffering from atopic dermatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   i have an eczema on my right foot
Doctor :   ok
User :   since 4 years it constantly goes and comes
User :   this time it stayed for more than 6 months
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   age: 28 yrs; gender: male; Occupation: consultant; Location: Bangalore; Marital Status: Unmarried; Dependants: No
User :   suggest me some medications and ointments
Doctor :   one thing she you should remember that eczema cannot be completely curable
User :   ok
Doctor :   and only treatable for the episodes
Doctor :   it is also called atopic dermatitis
User :   right
Doctor :   is it itchy and any discharge
User :   no discharge its dry and rough skin
Doctor :   What are you using now
User :   B-Tex
Doctor :   Was the eczema diagnosed by the doctor after seeing it
User :   yes 3-4 doctors i have consulted they gave me different medicines which worked at the time but it comes up again
User :   specially in night after opening my shoes
User :   i took a surface injection also once
Doctor :   ok did you try other forms of therapy light light therpay and immunomeodulators which are recent ones
User :   the place were the injection was given it never came up it come in other places
User :   no doctor
User :   can i know a little detail
Doctor :   phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight.
User :   right
Doctor :   light therapy include the use of artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light either alone or in combination with medications.
User :   perfect; where can i undergo such treatments in bangalore
User :   how much is the success rate
Doctor :   as i said every treatment is to treat each episode no complete cure
Doctor :   mean time you can only use the emmolli4ents
User :   ok fine sir
Doctor :   to soothen like lactocalamine
Doctor :   It is difficult to control the episodes
User :   where in bangalore can i undergo this procedure
Doctor :   Dermatologist should first testify wheteher you are suitable to this or not
Doctor :   there are some ointments called immunomodulators
Doctor :   which are effectively used now a days
User :   which dermatologists
User :   you propose
Doctor :   You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area if Bangalore. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
User :   done sir
User :   can you name any brand ointment for this disease
Doctor :   s there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   for the acute episodes it is better to use soothening prep and not to scratch it
User :   right
Doctor :   Lactocalamine is the best to use atleast once in 4 hours
Doctor :   trim your nail
Doctor :   and see that you dont scratch at night
Doctor :   which is most imp
User :   ok fine
User :   thank you sir
Doctor :   dont let the water fall on it except druing bath
Doctor :   and dry it as fast as possible and apply
User :   ok
Doctor :   emollients
Doctor :   as soon as possible
Doctor :   the topical steroids are useful sometimes
User :   ok
Doctor :   but it nedds a prescroptij
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   ok fine
User :   thank you doctor
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