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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
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Doctor :   Hello XXX.
Doctor :   Are you back ?
User :   HI sir
User :   yeah
User :   I am suffering with dental problem
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide your age, location, occupation, marital status, height, weight
Doctor :   ok.
User :   29yrs
User :   I am a XXX
User :   unmarried
User :   5'9 inchs
User :   75kgs
User :   like since 2yrs my toungue has formed fungus on my toungue and teeth due to gum problems i guess
Doctor :   ok
User :   loosing my teeths due to this
Doctor :   what is the Color of the Fungus that you are having
User :   on my toungue white
Doctor :   And do you have any History of Contact with a Commercial Sex worker.
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Is it only in the Tongue or the Back of the Tongue also
User :   in the toungue
Doctor :   there are acouple of investigations and TEsts that you need to get done the Examination by the
Doctor :   ENT Surgeon and then Elisa for HIV
Doctor :   In all probabil;ity you are having the
Doctor :   Infections and that shall be cured easily
Doctor :   but since it is more commener in the Old age and the Immunocompromised persons
Doctor :   I would like you to get the Test done
User :   yeah
User :   but i want to know why it is occurrd ?
User :   like since 2+yrs i am facing this problem
User :   even my skin under the teeth and upper skin on the teeth is completey spoiled
User :   can u suggest me the best treatment for this and to gain my skin on the teeth
User :   plz?
User :   should i contact dental surgeon or an ENT is fine?
User :   doctor r u there?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   yaa waiting for ur reply dr
Doctor :   You need to consult a ENT doctor.
Doctor :   And get the tests done.
User :   what are the tests?
Doctor :   It has to be confirmed whether there is any candidiasis.
Doctor :   Get a HIV ELISA done
User :   HIV??
Doctor :   Once HIV is ruled out, this can be treated very easily.
User :   what is HIV??
Doctor :   Yes, because the symptoms you describe very much resemble an infection commonly seen in HI
Doctor :   HIV
User :   this is not AIDS kind of thing right??
Doctor :   It is always better to rule it out.
Doctor :   As you have had this for a long time, it is better to take all the appropriate measures
User :   But what HIV is?LIke is it related to AIDS or what dr?
Doctor :   Yes, it is better to get HIV ruled out.
Doctor :   I may be overdiagnosing your condition, but it is better to rule that out. I would rather not miss it.
User :   dr one thing is If i have AIDS kind of this then since 2+yrs it will be noticed right?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   and i may be in last stage i guess so
Doctor :   As I told you, I am just ruling out the worst possible scenaro thats all.
Doctor :   This would be the first investigation done by any Physician.
User :   i showed to gen.physicians
User :   he has told me that it is due to some viral infection and lack of vitamin deficiency
Doctor :   This is just a routine test in cases like yours
User :   he has given me b+forte and some toungue related tests
Doctor :   The reason why I am asking for this test is because you have mentioned that you have had this for a very long time
Doctor :   Is there any response to the medicines that you took till now.
User :   yeah
User :   little kind of
User :   but problem is i smoke alot
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that may be one problem
Doctor :   I suggest that you avoid smoking, rinse your mouth regularly with a mouth wash.
User :   And i never had sex with any kind of commericial sex workers i had with all my gf's itself
Doctor :   Ok
User :   may be u got a doubt in this i guess so
Doctor :   Then there is very less chance for HIV
Doctor :   Did you have any blood transfusions?
User :   in this sense?
Doctor :   Did you ever receive blood?
User :   no no
Doctor :   Like for an operation or an accident?
User :   infoact i donated my blood
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then there is very minimal chance for HIV to be there if you are positive of no exposure
Doctor :   What medicines did you use for this till now?
User :   i was using some ayurvedi medicines and gen physican's medicines
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you recollect the name of the medicines given by the Physician?
User :   exactly i don't remember those names
User :   one thing is he has given me Bforte
Doctor :   Ok
User :   vitamin and C vitamin
User :   chewable tab
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you use Candid Mouth paint 10-20 drops applied with a cotton swab or bud
User :   ok
Doctor :   3-4 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also use Chlorhex mouthwash every time after food
User :   ok
Doctor :   Chlorhexidine mouthwash
User :   ok
Doctor :   Maintain good oral hygiene
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try to brush your teeth with a soft bristled brush at least twice a day and especially before bed.
User :   ok
User :   is there any permanant solution for acidity dr?
Doctor :   Replace your toothbrush frequently.
Doctor :   At least every 2 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   eating unsweetened yogurt also helps
Doctor :   Try warm saltwater rinses.
Doctor :   Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water. Swish the rinse and then spit it out, but don't swallow.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This should be tried for at least 2-3 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   If there is no improvement even after this, then you need to get yourself examined by an ENT surgeon
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since when are you losing teeth?
User :   I didn't lost
User :   but shaking
User :   due to gum problem and infection on my mouth
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sorry in my mouth
Doctor :   Is there any bad breath or bleeding from the gums?
User :   daily morning i can see whitish on my toungue and on the skin and i get very bad breathe
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Follow the tips regarding the mouthwash and the brushing along with the mouth paint.
User :   mouth paint??
Doctor :   XXX
User :   ok
User :   is it a lack of vitamin deficiency?
Doctor :   Eat more Vitamin C rich foods like CItrus fruits and Amla
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is, it would have reduced significantly with the VItamin tablets
User :   but i didn't used it regularly doctor
Doctor :   That you have previously taken.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then The citrus fruits should correct the deficiency. You can also in adition take Cap. XXXforte which is a multivitamin.
User :   ok
User :   daily one
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   After food
User :   night only right?
Doctor :   Your symptoms should improve with these measures,
Doctor :   anytime of the day.
User :   doctor one thig forgot to say
User :   like teeths are started decreasing
Doctor :   Please let us know the result after 2 weeks of regular following of these.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   why is it so?
Doctor :   I didnt get you
User :   growth of the teeth will be increased?
Doctor :   Decreasing in the sense are they reducing in size?
Doctor :   Once you get your permanent teeth, their size does not change.
User :   but my teeth size are changing
User :   lower jaws
Doctor :   Are they decreasing in size?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is not possible for this to happen but it would be better if you get a dental check up too along with the ENT check up.
User :   ok
User :   but i can notice this dr
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as my jaw teeth are like that happend
Doctor :   Where are you from?
User :   but is there any solution to increase the size for the teeth?
User :   i am fromXXX
Doctor :   DOes any one in your surroundings have this problem?
Doctor :   Living in your area?
User :   no one
Doctor :   It may be that the swollen gums may be giving a false appearance of decreased size.
User :   yeah
User :   i think so
Doctor :   Once the gum problem is treated then the size would probably start appearing normal.
User :   ok
User :   yeah
Doctor :   I suggest that you try this treatment out and if there is no effect, get an ENT and Dental consultation.
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yeah dr
Doctor :   Ok
User :   even i do have a acidity problem
Doctor :   Proceed XXX
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this?
User :   this is long long back
User :   is it related to genetic problem?
User :   coz even my father also have the same problem
User :   i regularly use XXX tablet
Doctor :   No, it is not known to be genetic.
User :   when ever i get acidity pain in my stomach
Doctor :   I suggest that you make some modifications in your diet. Avoid all kinds of oily and spicy foods for 2-3 months.
User :   ok
User :   but XXX is gud for health if i consume regularly
Doctor :   Try to eat your meals regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is better to avoid it
User :   any side effects with that?
Doctor :   Do not delay your meals
Doctor :   It can cause Gi upset and other side effects
User :   GI?
Doctor :   Gut upset
Doctor :   Try to take a bland diet with completely reducued spice.
Doctor :   Avoid citrus fruits
Doctor :   Avoid alcohol and amoking along with tea and coffee
User :   k
Doctor :   If the burning is severe, take Syp.XXX2 tsfs after food
User :   what is GUT upset?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Like diarrhea, flatulence
Doctor :   vomittings
Doctor :   Take more milk and butter milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try to exercise regularly as it has known to reduce the reflux associated with the acidity.
Doctor :   Eat more natural fibre in your diet like freash fruits and salads
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   thxs dr and i really thank full to you
User :   yeah i did that
User :   have a nice day
User :   bye
User :   and take care dr
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no dr
User :   that's it
User :   thxs
Doctor :   You are welcome
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