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Date : 05-Feb-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:sudeesh here
User:how are you
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:i am facing health issues with regard to dry skin, it is very dry from past 4 to 5 months
User:problem is very dry skin and scalp
User:had taken medication with skin specialist also, but still not resolved
Doctor:what medicines have you taken?
User:medication for almost 40 days
Doctor:what medicines?
User:vitamin e tab at first consultation
User:scalp sensation feel got cleared
User:again consultated same doctor for dry skin clearance
User:suggested carotene tab and a lotion
Doctor:al right
Doctor:what lotion was it?
User:Calicut, kerala
Doctor:Any other treatment for the same?
User:now taking ayurvedic treatment from Nagarjuna
Doctor:hmm alright
User:for two weeks medicines was given and ten days over as on today
Doctor:So, you do not see any improvement?
User:earlier tightness and dryness was more, now it is reduced partially
Doctor:it seems more likely due to the weather
Doctor:because of the winter weather
Doctor:The solution is simple
Doctor:I suggest my patients simple remedies like using Vaseline petroleum jelly every 2hours on the dry skin
Doctor:Also, you must keep yourself well covered
Doctor:avoid extreme hot water baths
Doctor:it should be gone as summer arrives
Doctor:are you following me?
User:no doctor earlier winter season the dryness was little and i used to apply mositarizer, it was fine
Doctor:continue to use it now as well
User:but now the scalp and skin has become very dry
User:cant shave coz of this
Doctor:use vitamin E oil on your skin daily in the nights
Doctor:that will help retain the moisture
User:can you advise food intake to recover from this
Doctor:Take more of fruits and vegetables
User:yeah doing it
Doctor:especially citrus fruits like oranges
Doctor:dry fruits are important as well
Doctor:Avoid aerated drinks
Doctor:drink a glass of milk daily
Doctor:no other special precaution is required
User:yeah drinking milk
Doctor:take bath in lukewarm water
User:ayurvedic doctor has advised all these, milk, butter and ghee etc..
User:my wedding is in April 14.
User:whether it will recover completely doctor
Doctor:Yes, it should mostly
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:do you have any more queries?
User:but sometimes i feel this would prolong
Doctor:think positive
Doctor:it would go away soon
User:yeah doctor doing it
Doctor:Continue to take the treatment and you should be fine soon
User:whether excersice will help
User:coz it is not sweating for me from past 5 months
Doctor:exercise will definitely help
User:ok, then i shall go to Gym very soon
User:drinking 4 to 5 ltrs water everyday
User:and fruit jiuces morning and evening
Doctor:that is good
User:ok doctor, thanks for your advise and suggestions
Doctor:thank you too
User:hopefully i shall recover very soon
Doctor:get well soon
Doctor:you will
Doctor:take care
User:since wedding bells are ringing
User:i was little worried
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:it happens
User:ok doctor, thank you. wish you all success in 2014
Doctor:wish you the same as well
Doctor:Bye for now
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