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Treatment and medication for Hyperhydrosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have a problem with sweat
User :   in my hands
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this?
User :   its from childhood
Doctor :   Ok
User :   whenever if i give handshake..i am ashamed now
Doctor :   In what conditions do you get sweaty palms?
User :   i have to take a towel all the time because of this
User :   mostly all the time
Doctor :   Have you used any treatment for this before?
User :   round the clock
User :   no never
Doctor :   You can try applying anti-perspirants like Aluminium chloride on your palms.
Doctor :   Dry your palms always after a bath.
Doctor :   Try relaxation techniques.
User :   So this has to be used everyday?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   There is no permanent solution for this?
Doctor :   You should also try stress relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation.
User :   I guess this is not because of stress, because my hand is very cold always ... even i am cool and unstressed
Doctor :   There are techniques like Iontophoresis.
Doctor :   Some people have excess sweat glands on their palms.
Doctor :   You may need to consult a Dermatologist for certain medications and
Doctor :   rocedures like Iontophoresis
User :   ok... can u explain lontophoresis?
Doctor :   Botox,
User :   is this a treatment?
Doctor :   In this procedure, a dermatologist uses a battery-powered device to deliver a low level of electrical current to the area, this kills and de-activates the sweat glands.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Botox injection and sometimes surgery can also be used.
Doctor :   Thia has to be discussed with a dermatologist
User :   How much this costs?
User :   approx?
Doctor :   The cost depends on the area involved and that can be said only after a dermatologist examines you
User : i get a approx range?
Doctor :   I will Email you regarding the cost.
User :   yes
User :   this is currect
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But first you should get this examined with a Dermatologist.
User :   ok
Doctor :   First the drugs will be tried and if there is no effect then these procedures can be contemplated.
User :   ok
Is this only because of excess sweat glands?
User :   Is this only because of excess sweat glands?
User :   any other reason?
Doctor :   Yes, this is the most common cause
Doctor :   Stress plays a major role
Doctor :   Diet is also known to play a minor role
Doctor :   Try to avoid oily and spicy foodsa
Doctor :   foods
Doctor :   Hygiene is also important.
User :   Ok...
Doctor :   Regular handwashing removes the bacteria and reduces the sweat.
User :   ok...
is there any aftereffects for this disease?
User :   i mean any problems?
Doctor :   No, there is seldom any adverse effect apart from the inconvenience of sweaty palms.
User :   ok...
User :   So can you prescribe some medicines ... now?
Doctor :   It is better for you to use antiperspirants to start with
User :   ok.. it will not a permenent solutions right? will be some tablets test with?
Doctor :   Any regular anti perspirant, deo or
Doctor :   Yes, first the antiperspirants, then the drugs and then the procedures are employed.
User :   ok... can you name some that i can buy this near medical shop
Doctor :   Driclor and Anhydrol Forte
User :   is this like oilment?
User :   how to apply this?
Doctor :   You can ask for an ALuminum chloride based anti-perspirant in a good pharmacy
Doctor :   ?There are sprays available, you can also get it in powder form or
Doctor :   creams
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Usually it is applied at night and washed away in the morning.
User :   ok... if it not resolved ... what drugs i can take?
Doctor :   If it is not resolved then You need to consult a dermatologist.
Doctor :   He will prescribe you a medicine after examining you physically.
Doctor :   It is better not to give such medicines online without examining you for your own safety.
Doctor :   a dermatologist will prescribe the medicines
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yea..ok thats fine
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yes
User :   next is the problem with my diet and weight
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you mention your height and weight?
User :   height 5'10 weight 59-61 (varies) age 25 male
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am not lean...i am below average
User :   i guess my ideal weight would be 70 kg
User :   right?
Doctor :   Please calculate your BMI
User :   ok
User :   3633
User :   this is my BMI
Doctor :   Your BMI is 23
Doctor :   It is appropriate for your height?
Doctor :   The normal BMI should be between 20-25 for an adult male
Doctor :   You need to convert your height into cms
User :   ok
User :   ha ha
Doctor :   What was your query regarding diet?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   ya
User :   i am trying to convert now
User :   my diet is very poor
User :   i am staying alone and i usually takes food from outside
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then I suggest that you try taking more fruits and raw vegetables.
User :   i need a good diet ..that will increase my weight to the target ..according to the avalibilty of food nearby
Doctor :   Try to drink milk if you can get it.
Doctor :   Take a Protein powder like Proteinex with it.
User :   i tried the same for two months
Doctor :   Avoid junk food and bakery items.
Doctor :   Snack on fruits or salads instead.
User :   but i couldnt find any substancial increase
Doctor :   Try to take meals and rotis rather than other junk food
Doctor :   Eat at regular intervals
User :   at most my weight goes to 63 max
Doctor :   Eat dry fruits and dates regularly.
User :   and if i stop eating .. it wil come down to 59-60
Doctor :   Take milk shakes instead of soft drinks.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take fruits like banana, sapota, pineapples
Doctor :   As they help in weight gain.
Doctor :   Proteinex powder helps in mainatining an appropriate weight
User : my breakfast is bunbutter or dosa i need to move to some fruit juices
Doctor :   According to my calculations your BMI seems appropriate to me. You just need to eat healthy thats all,.
User :   and i can take protienx with milk ..two times a day ..right?
Doctor :   Eat regular meals at frequent intervals.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i ll not get meals in morning
User :   so what will you suggest?
User :   i ll get only on noon and night
Doctor :   I mean regular intake of food at frequent intervals
Doctor :   A milk shake can also be considered a meal
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can have a regular breakfast with a fruit juice or milk and snack on milk shakes
User :   i calulated the calorie
Doctor :   Avoid coffee and tea as they reduce the appetite
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you mention the value?
User :   its says i need to take 3500
User :   a day
User :   to get the target of 70 kg
Doctor :   Did you calculate the BMI?
User :   its imposible
User :   no
User :   wait a min
Doctor :   I suggest that you follow the instructions I gave you as strictly as possible
Doctor :   That is all that is required
User :   25 is BMI
Doctor :   Avoid smoking and alcohol as they
Doctor :   If your BMI is more than 25 you will be considered overweight
User :   i only drinks beer
Doctor :   You are appropriate for your height
Doctor :   Avoid all alcoholic beverages and eat a healthy diet
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   ok..but i look lean
Doctor :   Then I suggest that you perform some body toning exercises like weight lifting. Take more proteins like egg white, soya
User :   yolk is not good?
Doctor :   The exercises are better learnt from an instructor at a gym
Doctor :   Yolk is cholesterol
User :   ok
User :   fine ..what about ground nut ?
Doctor :   Anything else?
Doctor :   Groundnut is also healthy.
Doctor :   especially when mixed with Jaggery
User :   ok
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User :   ok now ...
nothing else
User :   thanks for the help...!
Doctor :   Starting from the date when you made the initial payment.
Doctor :   You are welcome
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
User :   hello i have a query regarding previous chat
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